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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: 2184

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 24

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE
    By Tamar Duvdevani On March 22, 2017, in a 6-2 decision authored by Justice Thomas, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the designs on Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection.  The crux of…
  • Mar 16

    CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT OF 2016

    CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT OF 2016
    By: Carissa Bouwer The internet has made it easy for consumers to share their opinions and experiences regarding products and businesses.  While easy access to reviews can help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, the…
  • Mar 3

    BREXIT UPDATE: IMPACT ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

    BREXIT UPDATE: IMPACT ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS
    By Désirée Fields (London) and Ulrike Grübler (Hamburg) Although some time has passed since the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the full implications of Brexit for trademarks and designs remain unclear. Statements…
Rank this Week: 3906

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
  • Mar 24

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California
    On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted a mandamus petition filed by Google, and ordered a Texas federal court to transfer a patent infringement case to a federal court that covers…
  • Mar 23

    Board ends interference on CRISPR

    Board ends interference on CRISPR
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a decision in the CRISPR patent interference pending between The Broad Institute, Inc. (the Junior Party; second filer) and…
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition
    At the end of February, the United States Supreme Court requested a response from Michelle K. Lee, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), related to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Oil…
Rank this Week: 4643

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    SCA Hygiene Products Bars Laches Defense During 6-Year Limitations Period​

    SCA Hygiene Products Bars Laches Defense During 6-Year Limitations Period​
    Having previously observed that "the doctrine of laches likely bar[s] the plaintiff’s claims," the court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment on its laches defense in light of the Supreme Court's decision in SCA Hygiene…
  • Mar 23

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s voting system patent lacked an inventive concept. "According to the complaint, the auto-verification voting system is made of generic computer…
  • Mar 22

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not directly infringe plaintiff's bee trap patent because defendant's online marketplace listing was not defendant's offer to sell within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 928

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
  • Feb 24

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?
    It's been a busy semester, but I thought I would note briefly a provocative essay that just came across my feed by Greg Reilly (Chicago Kent): How Can the Supreme Court Not "Understand" Patent Law? The abstract is here:The Supreme Court does…
Rank this Week: 1781

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    The News is Fake, but the Trademarks are Real

    The News is Fake, but the Trademarks are Real
    The trademark filings for new political slogans and catchphrases continue. Over the last couple of months, Donald Trump has repeatedly accused various news sources of disseminating “fake news.”  As a result, 14 trademark…
  • Mar 23

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”
    Last month, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) announced a new application, Amazon Chime, for online meetings, including video and voice conferencing, chat, and screen sharing. Amazon Chime will compete against a crowd of other…
  • Mar 22

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!
    At some point in this digital age, almost every individual or business in the creative space will discover that somebody has copied them. You may see it yourself, or you may get the stomach-dropping “Doesn’t this look an awful lot…
Rank this Week: 3978

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Mar 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/24/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/24/17
    Goodlatte, Conyers, Grassley, Feinstein, Leahy Call for Quick Action on Legislation to Provide Selection Process for Register of Copyrights — An issue with bipartisan, bicameral support? Yes, please. Late Thursday, House Judiciary…
  • Mar 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/17/17
    Non-Profit Groups Urge Congress to Support Copyright Laws (Guest Column) — “In support of the millions of Americans who currently make a living in the creative industries and the next generation who will join them, our two…
  • Mar 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/10/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/10/17
    Meet the U.S. Copyright Office: Creativity at Work — The US Copyright Office this week launched a new blog. In the first post, Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett reintroduces the public to the four hundred employees of…
Rank this Week: 4871

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 24

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi
    While the rest of the country saw a year-over-year drop in patent cases during 2016, the Northern District saw an increase. According to the excellent data from Docket Navigator, the Northern District’s share of patent cases nearly…
  • Mar 22

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
  • Mar 20

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager
    Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Australian Leather Pty. Ltd., No. 16 C 3676, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied individual defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 656

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2209

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/
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
Rank this Week: 4855

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
Rank this Week: 2108

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
  • Mar 9

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer
    In a constructive attempt to streamline, simplify and expedite the trademark registration processes, the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have been notified and came into effect from March 6th 2017. In consonance with the National IPR Policy, 2016, the…
Rank this Week: 1937

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    EGYP  Recherche (poste à pourvoir à Paris dans l’équipe sciences du vivant), un(e) ingénieur(e) brevet confirmé(e) (minimum 7 ans d’expérience), diplômé(e) du CEIPI,…
  • Mar 21

    T754/10 : combinaison

    T754/10 : combinaison
    Le granule comprenant une unité de cœur et une unité d'enrobage revendiqué par le brevet en cause était caractérisé par 3 paramètres: 1) l'unité d'enrobage comprend moins de…
  • Mar 19

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale
    La demande avait été rejetée pour défaut d'activité inventive, au motif que les connaissances générales de l'homme du métier, illustrées par les brevets D1 et D2, l'auraient…
Rank this Week: 1355

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/
  • Mar 23

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the invalidity of a patent whose claims recite “[a] computer-implemented method for providing certified financial data indicating financial risk about an individual.”  Clarilogic, Inc. v.…
  • Mar 22

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,614,710, directed to “a method for deriving a pixel color in a graphic image.” Coffelt v. NVIDIA Corp., No.…
  • Mar 20

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim
    Claims included in an original patent application are part of the written description, which is why the Federal Circuit reversed a summary judgment that claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 were invalid for lack of written description support…
Rank this Week: 3682

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3046

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1842

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1029

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 23

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent
    IPNews® - Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.   In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers…
  • Mar 17

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate
    IPNews® - Emma Bassiri, owner of Meowington.com, is fighting back after being sued by Professional Musician Joel Zimmerman.  Zimmerman, who is better known as Deadmou5, first filed against Bassiri to block her Meowington trademark in…
  • Mar 9

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber
    IPNews® - Google’s self-driving car project, known as Waymo, has filed a lawsuit against Uber over allegedly stolen intellectual property.  Waymo alleges that a former employee went to great lengths to take trade secrets to…
Rank this Week: 3654

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/
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

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

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

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
  • Mar 7

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology
    Recently, international travelers have noticed US Customs and Border Protection agents with increased interest in searching cell phones, laptops, and other portable technology. Employers should be aware that this trend increases the risk that…
Rank this Week: 2917

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 9

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector
    Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be…
  • Mar 7

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee
    Based on recent federal court filings in the Central District of California, it appears that plaintiff lawyers have found a new way to threaten retailers with class action litigation. In January of this year, two class action complaints were…
Rank this Week: 2428

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/
  • Mar 23

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 1978

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Mar 23

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!
    Case No. O2015_004 ¦ Decision of 09 March 2017 ¦ “Pemetrexed: Feststellungsklage auf Nichtverletzung gutgeheissen, Bindung an Einschränkung im Erteilungsverfahren”… read more
  • Mar 22

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell
    The official Annual Report 2016 of the FPC has been published earlier this week. It comes along with an official Executive Summary as follows (emphasis added): Compared to the previous year,… read more
  • Mar 7

    It’s just not the right time …

    It’s just not the right time …
    Case No. O2016_012 ¦ Decision of 22 February 2017 (excerpt) ¦ “Rechtliches Gehör, unbedingtes Replikrecht, Prozessleitung, Waffengleichheit” This procedural order… read more
Rank this Week: 1763

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 23

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte
    Seit Mitte März 2017 werden E-Mail-Massenabmahnungen scheinbar im Namen der Anwaltskollegen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte im Auftrage von Adobe versendet. Die Abmahnungen aus Deutschland stammen aber nicht von den…
  • Mar 20

    Warnung: Gefälschte Rechnungen nach Markenhinterlegung

    Warnung: Gefälschte Rechnungen nach Markenhinterlegung
    Wer Marken hinterlegt, muss mit Registerbetrug nach folgendem Muster rechnen: Kaum wurde die Hinterlegung einer neuen Marke im schweizerischen Markenregister veröffentlicht, erhält man eine Rechnung, die scheinbar zur…
  • Mar 18

    Digital Shift: Smart Contracts, Vertrauen und Code ≠ Law

    Digital Shift: Smart Contracts, Vertrauen und Code ≠ Law
    Bei Digital Shift, dem schweizerischen Diskussionsforum für digitale Transformation, stand kürzlich das Themenfeld rund um Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen auf dem Programm. Meine Ausführungen zu den rechtlichen…
Rank this Week: 2617

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Mar 23

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?
    A recent paper highlighted the rising threat of automated paraphrasing services. But how serious is that threat both to students and plagiarism enforcement? The post Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia? appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Mar 23

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading
    US Supreme Court rules you can protect cheerleading uniform elements, it also applies its laches argument to patent cases and other news! The post 3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 22

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson
    Benny Johnson, best known for having been fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarism, is in the news again, this time for a different ethical violation. The post The Irredeemable Benny Johnson appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1251

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2885

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Mar 23

    Updated free tool for tracking the status of any trademark application or registration: sofTMware

    Updated free tool for tracking the status of any trademark application or registration: sofTMware
    I have recently updated the site for sofTMware.com®.  Using a cloud-based secure website, sofTMware allows users, law firms, and businesses to: Receive daily email reports featuring any USPTO status changes to monitored records…
  • Mar 21

    New York City coffee shops- a photo trademark journal

    New York City coffee shops- a photo trademark journal
    This comes as no surprise, but on a recent trip to New York, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a plethora of coffee shops in each neighborhood. And not just Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and other chains. There are tons of…
  • Mar 16

    Creative brand names abound, even though it seems hard to create one

    Creative brand names abound, even though it seems hard to create one
    I speak with business owners all the time who are in the midst of searching for a new name for their new product or service or business. It always seems so difficult to be creative and find a name that is a “home run” –…
Rank this Week: 2855

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 1432

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 1975

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion
    On January 18, 2017 the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Trading Technologies Int’l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., its first decision finding a user interface to be patent eligible subject matter. The court designated the opinion as…
  • Mar 16

    AliceStorm Update February 2017

    AliceStorm Update February 2017
    by Robert R. Sachs As many of my readers noticed, I didn't publish any of my own blogs in January and February. As it turned out, I suffered from a peculiar form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), what I would call SMIAD: Subject Matter…
  • Jan 30

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art
    By Mark Nowotarski The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking,…
Rank this Week: 4248

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element
    A new Supreme Court decision helps to clarify the extent to which copyright law can protect design elements of a useful article, such as an article of clothing. The Copyright Act states that “useful articles” are generally not…
  • Mar 17

    Can a patent expire before it issues?

    Can a patent expire before it issues?
      In certain situations, yes.  Ordinarily, the term of a patent begins on the grant date and ends twenty years after the filing date of the patent. If the patent claims priority to an earlier-filed nonprovisional patent…
  • Feb 13

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?
    On January 19, 2017, the USPTO published a final rule that would allow the USPTO to verify whether trademark holders are using a trademark with all of the goods and services listed in the trademark application or registration. However, the…
Rank this Week: 1089

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
  • Mar 15

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)
    By Marine Leclinche* With every new publication on the subject of art law we are pleased to note the developments and growth of the field, as well as acknowledge new authors tackling the subject. In his introduction, to Art and…
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
Rank this Week: 3080

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...
    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
  • Feb 22

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...
    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to celebrate Fair Use Week - you can learn copyright policy to the tune of Let It Go - all thanks to parody law and fair use!
Rank this Week: 1944

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Mar 22

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy
    Bitcoin has found success as a decentralized digital currency, but it is only one step toward decentralized digital commerce. Indeed, creating decentralized marketplaces and mechanisms is a nascent and active area of research. In a new paper,…
  • Mar 8

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
  • Feb 28

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption
    I wrote yesterday about reports that people in the White House are using encrypted communication apps more often, and why that might be. Today I want to follow up by talking about how the politics of encryption might affect government…
Rank this Week: 529

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1727

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5024

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 22

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright
    Computer programming, especially to the layman, can be both incredibly daunting and very confusing, as the languages, while logical, can be quite impenetrable. Since computers and computing have become near ubiquitous in modern…
  • Mar 7

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work
    While the European landscape has changed and clarified itself to a great degree in relation to the use of copyright protected content online (see more for example here, here and here), the rest of the world, comparatively at least, has…
  • Feb 28

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?
    With the impending Brexit launch date looming in only two months, the repercussions of the UK's possible decision to leave the EU casts a shadow over nearly every aspect of the law in the country. While the nuances of its effects remain…
Rank this Week: 1704

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 21

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)
    The Supreme Court increased patent indirect infringement liabilities for companies that make and sell some but not all of the components of the patented product here in the United States then assemble the patented product overseas.…
  • Mar 15

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction
    One of the difficulties of securing a patent based injunction was that it was difficult to prove that the harm to the patent owner was irreparable or that monetary compensation was not enough to make the patent owner whole due to the…
  • Mar 10

    Overview of patent based injunction

    Overview of patent based injunction
    What is a patent based injunction? A patent based injunction prohibits an infringer from stepping on the rights of the patent owner.  The patent grant gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from selling a patented invention…
Rank this Week: 4111

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
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
  • Feb 25

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement
    Julie L. Langdon On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit got it wrong on the reach of overseas patent infringement, and opined that providing one commodity from…
Rank this Week: 2200

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

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

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 1714

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 21

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture
    Unlike most architectural designers, Song Kang does not create structures that mesh with their  environment; rather, she creates new environments altogether. Kang’s dreamlike miniature sculptures draw inspiration from nature,…
  • Mar 14

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor
    Self-taught designer Melissa Ng uses a 3D printer to bring her own dreamy, fantastical sketches to life–and subverts female movie character tropes in the process. Melissa, who has a background in media studies and PR, started her…
  • Mar 7

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation
    Artist-activists often struggle with the task of addressing the aggressions perpetrated against groups based on race, gender, and sexuality without potentially retraumatizing survivors of identity-based violence. Zoe Buckman, a…
Rank this Week: 2162

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Mar 21

    Pourquoi une provisoire?

    Pourquoi une provisoire?
    Après un long hiver, l’hivernation se termine – ainsi que ma charge de cours qui a pris un gros morceau de mes temps libres (…) et de rédaction pour les Actifs Créatifs. Durant mon cours, nous avons…
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
Rank this Week: 1976

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

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

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Mar 21

    T 0396/14 - Meaningful interpretation of claim by skilled person

    T 0396/14 - Meaningful interpretation of claim by skilled person
    What is the upper end of this range?Granted claim 1 in this case contains the step 'positioning an upper end of the retransmission window'. Unfortunately, the description does not contain a clear definition of what the upper end is, and in…
  • Mar 14

    T 0625/11: How technical is determining a threshold value?

    T 0625/11: How technical is determining a threshold value?
    In this appeal from the Examining Division the main question is whether the claimed method of determining a threshold value of an operational parameter of a nuclear reactor, based upon a simulation of the functioning of the reactor, is…
  • Mar 10

    T 1434/13: When priority becomes important: D1 is published in the priority year

    T 1434/13: When priority becomes important: D1 is published in the priority year
     Fig. 2 of D1 (WO2006/095202) Only in few number cases the right to priority is extensively examined - in general only if there is prior art that has been published in the priority year. In this opposition appeal there was a document on…
Rank this Week: 1837

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2122

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private
    I was contacted by person who claimed to be a member of a private Facebook group. She asked if she had any options for recourse when another group member used statements from her post in another article online. This group member also used a…
  • Mar 14

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense
    One area where many entrepreneurs struggle is understanding contracts or creating custom contracts to fit their needs. Contracts are essential for every entrepreneur, but there are nothing to be afraid of. The best way I know to describe them…
  • Mar 7

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain
    I regularly get questions about whether a person should use a business name based on whether their desired website domain in available. There is also the reverse – if a company has a registered trademark, is it a deal-breaker if you…
Rank this Week: 3689

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
  • Mar 17

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!
    Emma Bassiri, one of Santucci Priore’s favorite clients and CEO of Meowingtons, without a doubt loves cats. So much in fact, she started an online company dedicated to all-things cats, Meowingtons.com. Established in 2014 and based in…
  • Mar 10

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”
    Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term “April Madness” by an online fantasy game.[1] The Defendants are alleged to market and…
Rank this Week: 4657