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Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 29

    TWiL 305: Diablo Player Got Sheldon Coopered

    TWiL 305: Diablo Player Got Sheldon Coopered
    Hosts: Denise Howell BitTorrent piracy and mainstreaming, NSA bulk collection of phone records may be ending, the crusade to fix PACER, in-game theft, real life prosecution and more! Guests: Patrick Goold, Rebecca Williams and Lisa…
  • May 22

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson TiVo Roamio... with Aereo? How Google decides what will be forgotten, making your kids read privacy policies and more! Guests: Gus Hurwitz and Brandon Butler Photo credit: Scott Schiller Download…
  • May 15

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson The current state and rise of open source, ACLU v. Clapper, Reddit and Twitter updates dealing with harassment and more! Guests: Clark Asay and Kat Walsh Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns …
Rank this Week: 2231

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/
  • May 29

    U.S. Supreme Court throws a small bone to patent troll

    U.S. Supreme Court throws a small bone to patent troll
    In one of its only pro-patentee decisions in recent years, the Supreme Court held last week that an accused infringer’s good-faith belief of patent invalidity is not a defense to a claim of inducing infringement. Even though the court…
  • May 27

    No ifs ands or butts about it: Ohio plaintiffs must prove injuries are “reasonably foreseeable”

    No ifs ands or butts about it: Ohio plaintiffs must prove injuries are “reasonably foreseeable”
    Our colleagues on Porter Wright’s product liability team shared an alert about a decision that should be of interest to our manufacturing readers. In Butts v. OMG, Inc., et al., the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified that a…
  • May 19

    End of Cuban embargo could prove costly for unprepared trademark holder

    End of Cuban embargo could prove costly for unprepared trademark holder
    President Barack Obama has called on the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba and normalize trade relations. French President François Hollande recently urged the same of the U.S., saying there is growing interest in doing…
Rank this Week: 1657

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • May 29

    Congress Must Not Authorize More Chilling of the First Amendment with Material Support Law

    Congress Must Not Authorize More Chilling of the First Amendment with Material Support Law
    We’ve made it clear that, while we’re not opposing it, USA Freedom just doesn’t go far enough for us to continue supporting it. We’ve noted some of our concerns—including the increase in the maximum sentence for…
  • May 29

    EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Order

    EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Order
    Fight Over Music Streaming Site Shows Music Labels’ OverreachNew York – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry’s…
  • May 29

    Stupid Patent of the Month: All of Patent Class 705

    Stupid Patent of the Month: All of Patent Class 705
    In choosing this month’s Stupid Patent, we realized that we couldn’t choose just one. Instead, we decided to give the award to the entirety of patent class 705. By way of explanation: every Tuesday, the Patent Office officially…
Rank this Week: 1733

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4663

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 29

    Photography Rules in National Park

    Photography Rules in National Park
    Check out this great article by Mattie Schuler at Backpacker.com on the rules for photography in the National Parks, with quotes from Photo Attorney, Carolyn E. Wright. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article…
  • May 11

    Drone Photography and the Law

    Drone Photography and the Law
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying…
  • May 6

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors…
Rank this Week: 4605

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 29

    Photography Rules in National Park

    Photography Rules in National Park
    Check out this great article by Mattie Schuler at Backpacker.com on the rules for photography in the National Parks, with quotes from Photo Attorney, Carolyn E. Wright. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article…
  • May 11

    Drone Photography and the Law

    Drone Photography and the Law
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying…
  • May 6

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors…
Rank this Week: 2855

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 29

    FTC Letter to ICANN re Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Gtld

    FTC Letter to ICANN re Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Gtld
    ICANN asked that the FTC look into whether anything Vox Populi (registry for .SUCKS) may done as illegal. The FTC responds: “now you ask?” Add this incident to the “What is ICANN, Anyway?” case file. Is it a regulator?…
  • May 27

    The Adventure of the Last Ten Sherlock Holmes Storie

    The Adventure of the Last Ten Sherlock Holmes Storie
    The 50 earliest Sherlock Holmes stories are in the public domain. The Conan Doyle Estate alleges that the last ten stories are still under copyright. It alleges that a novel about Sherlock Holmes in his retirement, A Slight Trick of the Mind,…
  • May 25

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision

    A Few More Recent Trademark Decision
    WD Wash: If You Negotiate W/ Def, Ask That They Agree To Waive SoL/Laches First Eat Right v Whole Foods http://t.co/D8NH7U81pj — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 25, 2015 "Original" as a Misstatement under 43(a)1(B) The Original Bomb…
Rank this Week: 2604

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • May 29

    Two Rules for Representing Yourself in Legal Proceeding

    Two Rules for Representing Yourself in Legal Proceeding
    Everybody’s probably heard the old adage, “He who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client,” but apparently people either don’t believe it, or they believe they’re the exception to the rule. I say that…
  • Mar 31

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?
    Today, March 31, 2015, marks the fifth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” that was intended by the founders of World…
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
Rank this Week: 3262

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • May 29

    IBM cloud computing services earns $7.7 billion over the past year

    IBM cloud computing services earns $7.7 billion over the past year
    IBM’s most recent quarterly earnings report indicates that the company is seeing rapid growth in its cloud business revenues, which increased 75 percent year-over-year, resulting in total cloud revenues of $7.7 billion in the twelve…
  • May 29

    Supreme Court holds belief of invalidity not a defense to inducement liability

    Supreme Court holds belief of invalidity not a defense to inducement liability
    In both theories of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of patent infringement and contributory infringement), the patent owner must show that the defendant knew its activities were infringing. If the defendant can prove that it…
  • May 28

    Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech

    Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech
    The mainstream media has been aflame over a recently unveiled Google innovation which poses an Orwellian challenge to family privacy in the eyes of some critics. A patent application published May 21st by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
Rank this Week: 4940

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Image Rights – How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Image?

    Image Rights – How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Image?
    Last week, the Republic of Ireland readied themselves to vote on what was, for a catholic state, a very controversial referendum; yes or no to gay marriage. The BBC reported here how one family in particular had other controversial…
  • May 26

    Data Protection – What Are The Implications Of The Snoopers Bill And Data Retention & Privacy On Your Business?

    Data Protection – What Are The Implications Of The Snoopers Bill And Data Retention & Privacy On Your Business?
    Keeping up with the election theme, the Snooper’s Charter, also known as the Snooper’s Bill, was first introduced by Theresa May in 2012 and vetoed by Nick Clegg in 2013, and has made a comeback. The legislation is designed to…
  • May 18

    Startups – Where will the next tech city be located?

    Startups – Where will the next tech city be located?
    Now that the Conservatives have gained another term in government it is likely that they will press ahead with many of their pledges. Of particular interest is George Osborne’s proposals set forth in his recent Budget Plan for 2015. The…
Rank this Week: 4762

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/30/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/30/15
    U.S. Dept. of Justice finds Google’s Supreme Court petition in Oracle case flawed, recommends denial — This week, the Solicitor General recommended against Supreme Court review of the 2014 Federal Circuit decision finding…
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15
    Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case — Sean O’Connor, Lateef Mtima, and Lita Rosario present an original take on the March 2015 jury verdict. “The older…
  • May 19

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
Rank this Week: 4501

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    3,676 Page Invalidity Expert Report Not Improperly Lengthy

    3,676 Page Invalidity Expert Report Not Improperly Lengthy
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to strike the 3,676 page report of defendant's invalidity expert as too long. "Plaintiff contends the report is too long to read and digest, and it obscures relevant issues by forcing [plaintiff] to expend…
  • May 28

    No Judgment of Noninfringement as to Claims Abandoned Due to Court Ordered Narrowing

    No Judgment of Noninfringement as to Claims Abandoned Due to Court Ordered Narrowing
    The court granted in part defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to plaintiff's abandoned claims. "[Defendant] presents an issue that has not been directly addressed by the Federal Circuit and upon which at least two district…
  • May 27

    Buying and Selling Intellectual Property Rights Constitutes “Financial Product or Service” for CBM Review

    Buying and Selling Intellectual Property Rights Constitutes “Financial Product or Service” for CBM Review
    The Board granted institution of covered business method review of an IP rights management patent, finding the patent was directed to a financial product or service. "[T]he [challenged] patent states that the invention provides an integrated…
Rank this Week: 903

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • May 29

    Court Denies Summary Judgment of Patent Infringement Because of "Battle of the Experts"

    Court Denies Summary Judgment of Patent Infringement Because of "Battle of the Experts"
    In a May 28, 2015 ruling, Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied summary judgment of patent infringement because the parties’ experts had conflicting views on the issue. Judge Rakoff wrote that the plaintiff “has proffered expert testimony…
  • May 27

    Court Rejects Trade Dress Protecton for Point-of-Sale Display as Functional

    Court Rejects Trade Dress Protecton for Point-of-Sale Display as Functional
    In a May 26, 2015 ruling, Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected trade dress protection for the counterclaim plaintiff’s point-of-sale display of its goods, and granted summary judgment to the counterclaim defendant.  The counterclaim…
  • May 13

    Court Declines to Enforce Patent Claim with Uncorrected Error

    Court Declines to Enforce Patent Claim with Uncorrected Error
    In a May 12, 2015 ruling, Judge Laura Taylor Swain granted summary judgment partially dismissing the plaintiff’s infringement action because the asserted claims in the patent-in-suit had an uncorrected error that was not evident from…
Rank this Week: 1487

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Is "ALOE BIOSCIENCE" Generic for Aloe-Containing Personal Products?

    TTAB Test: Is "ALOE BIOSCIENCE" Generic for Aloe-Containing Personal Products?
    The USPTO refused registration on the Supplemental Register, of the applied-for mark ALOE BIOSCIENCE, deeming it generic for, inter alia, dietary drinks, lotions, creams, toothpaste, and other aloe-containing products (in International Class…
  • May 28

    INTA Roundtable on PTO and TTAB: Boston, June 2nd

    INTA Roundtable on PTO and TTAB: Boston, June 2nd
    Wolf Greenfield will host an INTA luncheon roundtable on June 2nd from 12:00-2:30, at its offices at 600 Atlantic Avenue in Boston. The discussion will feature USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, Sharon Marsh, TTAB…
  • May 28

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of "AAA CarFacts" Registration: Confusable with CARFAX

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of "AAA CarFacts" Registration: Confusable with CARFAX
    The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark AAA CarFacts for vehicle history reports [CAR FACTS disclaimed], finding the mark likely to cause confusion with various CARFAX-formative marks registered for highly…
Rank this Week: 2586

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • May 29

    Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary

    Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary
    The news outlets, marketing trade magazines and Twitter came alive this week when Colonel Sanders galloped back onto the scene to once again promote his Kentucky Fried Chicken. Numerous articles talked about his return, the advertising…
  • May 22

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?
    I have been on a “vision quest” the past three months. A quest for knowledge. A quest for lessening the tension created in my mind over three things I love dearly – the Copyright Act, broadcasting and music. This past…
  • May 15

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short
    YouTube is really great.  It has the ability to succinctly educate on all kinds of topics using the medium of film, which you know I love.  Because some of us do not learn by words, I am constantly on the hunt for great video…
Rank this Week: 1846

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Copyright Power Struggle Gets a New Twist

    Copyright Power Struggle Gets a New Twist
    A broad range of media outlets publicized the “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case.  Marvin Gaye’s family won a multimillion dollar jury verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing…
  • May 22

    No Twisting Copyright Law to Remedy Other Tort Injurie

    No Twisting Copyright Law to Remedy Other Tort Injurie
    Cindy Lee Garcia agreed to act in the film, “Desert Warrior.”  The film’s producer dubbed blasphemous language into Garcia’s part and renamed the film “Innocence of Muslims.”  Garcia received…
  • May 15

    ASCAP Consent Decree Prevents Music Publisher User Discrimination

    ASCAP Consent Decree Prevents Music Publisher User Discrimination
    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ("ASCAP") is a performing rights organization.  ASCAP represents almost 50% of U.S. composers and music publishers in licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public…
Rank this Week: 2934

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 29

    The CopyKat - gazing across the pond

    The CopyKat - gazing across the pond
    A U.S. judge in California has allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for pre-1972 tracks. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez marks…
  • May 28

    Obama administration favour Oracle's copyright position in API battle

    Obama administration favour Oracle's copyright position in API battle
    In the US, the Obama administration has sided against Google and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. The…
  • May 27

    The Fall and Rise of Touch Sensitive

    The Fall and Rise of Touch Sensitive
    Last week saw the handing down of yet another case from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, presided over by Miss Recorder Michaels sitting as a Deputy Enterprise Judge, which reminds us that as long as there is a music business,…
Rank this Week: 1731

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 29

    Supreme Goodwill - UK Supreme Court Addresses Jurisdictional Goodwill

    Supreme Goodwill - UK Supreme Court Addresses Jurisdictional Goodwill
    In today's business world reputation is everything when selling your goods or services to the masses at large. Goodwill, the inherent reputation of your goods or services, can easily overreach beyond the mere confides of countries,…
  • May 21

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?
    As diligent readers of this blog have probably noted, the last 12 months have been vary favorable to those who are inclined to law reforms, especially in the field of copyright. This writer, for one, enjoys the rapid changes being introduced,…
  • May 8

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark
    As many wine connoisseurs can clearly tell you, there is a vast amount of difference in the origin of a wine, be it from Southern France or Northern Italy, the specific region where the product is produced lends itself to create a nuanced…
Rank this Week: 1810

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • May 29

    Trademark holders think it .sucks!

    Trademark holders think it .sucks!
    Defensive tactics should be a part of the brand protection strategy of every trademark owner. New developments within the area of domain names also make it essential to consider which offensive strategy to have for brand protection. Domain…
  • May 20

    Patents for protecting others from harm?

    Patents for protecting others from harm?
    Well that would be really nice, wouldn’t it? My daughter came home from school a few weeks ago and told me about one of her friends who had taken a bad fall on the playground and hit his head so badly he had to go to the emergency and…
  • May 13

    Will there be any difference in the oral hearings between the EPO and the UPC?

    Will there be any difference in the oral hearings between the EPO and the UPC?
    Anyone who has been attending an oral proceeding at the EPO, either as an observer or as an active party knows what it’s like. You need to think fast and stay on your toes, and watch your language because every issue, often starting…
Rank this Week: 3967

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3393

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
  • May 28

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service
    We’re proud to announce that Reiser Legal is now offering a full slate of legal services for Colorado breweries. With Danielle Teagarden as a licensed Colorado brewery lawyer, you can count on us from the early days of a Colorado…
  • May 11

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute
    Over the weekend, the hard-working Kendall Jones over at the Washington Beer Blog reported on the latest trademark dispute to hit Washington breweries. This time, between them. The issue? Three Magnets Brewing Company over in Olympia had…
Rank this Week: 5019

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 28

    Koepsell and Noonan on Gene Patenting

    Koepsell and Noonan on Gene Patenting
    In 2009, the first edition of Dr. David Koepsell's book "Who Owns You: The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes" was published. With the second edition of his text about to be published, Dr. Koepsell allowed Patent Docs to post the…
  • May 27

    Rare Genomics Institute Announces Crowdfunding Initiative for Rare Disease

    Rare Genomics Institute Announces Crowdfunding Initiative for Rare Disease
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, Rare Genomics Institute, an international non-profit that makes cutting edge research technologies of genome sequencing, physicians and scientists around the world accessible to rare disease patients,…
  • May 26

    Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (2015)

    Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. today and in doing so reprised several themes that have emerged over the past decade of the Court's activist approach to patent law.…
Rank this Week: 854

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Pour ceux d'entre vous qui ont le sommeil lourd, le brevet US7283427 vous propose un moyen simple et efficace pour vous réveiller à l'aide d'une aspersion d'eau. Revendication 1: Machine for waking a sleeper…
  • May 27

    T359/11 : notoire ?

    T359/11 : notoire ?
    La demande a pour objet un système d'apprentissage mis en oeuvre par ordinateur. L'OEB a émis un rapport de recherche internationale indiquant que les aspects techniques de l'invention sont considérés comme…
  • May 25

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?
    Un lecteur attentif me signale cette intéressante décision. Qu'il en soit remercié! La revendication principale du brevet en cause a pour objet un récipient comprenant une pluralité de tablettes pour…
Rank this Week: 1284

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Welcome to the Blogosphere: New Private Law

    Welcome to the Blogosphere: New Private Law
    Harvard Law's John Goldberg and Henry Smith have started a new blog, New Private Law, which already has included a number of posts that might be of interest.Janet Freilich noted U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 and scholarship on the search costs…
  • May 11

    Fee Shifting and Veil Piercing

    Fee Shifting and Veil Piercing
    One of the discussion points about the new PATENT Act reform proposal making the rounds is the "reach through" that pierces the corporate veil for those entities that must pay attorneys' fees. Like so many of these fee shifting proposals, I'm…
  • Apr 23

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera
    In this Guest Post, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law, discusses the lack of reliable sources of data regarding the existence of patent royalty stacking, and makes a…
Rank this Week: 3212

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • May 28

    Yes, Virginia, Big Book Deals Do Exist

    Yes, Virginia, Big Book Deals Do Exist
    John Scalzi sat down with the Washington Post to talk about his mammoth deal with Tor. Thirteen books in ten years is a pretty phenomenal production rate and for a hefty sum. I'll just note here that Scalzi is going to be Author Guest of…
  • May 26

    CAFC Yer Still Doin' It Wrong

    CAFC Yer Still Doin' It Wrong
    SCOTUS has reversed and remanded CAFC yet again. In a 6-2 ruling (Breyer recused) the Supreme Court has held that even if you think a patent is invalid you have to behave as if it is, as regards induced infringement. Specifically, the…
  • May 26

    Hi, I Still Exist

    Hi, I Still Exist
    Due to a series of personal setbacks I've rather let blogging fall off my priority list. Sorry about that. I will try to pick it up more. I've been doing this a long time and I remain dismayed by the trench warfare that the Copyright Wars…
Rank this Week: 2556

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • May 28

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case
    In its brief filed on May 26, 2015, the US Solicitor General (SG) advised the US Supreme Court to not hear Google’s appeal of a decision, from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, holding that copyright protection extends to…
  • Apr 23

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 was created to protect copyright owners from infringement of their works (such as photos, documents, music files, and videos) over the Internet.  Amongst other things, the DMCA created an…
  • Apr 2

    Startups and Patent

    Startups and Patent
    A recent study on R&D vitality, “Measuring Innovation“ by Michael Cooper et al, reports that only about 50% of companies with R&D operations file patents. Another recent study focusing on patent litigation, “The…
Rank this Week: 3381

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • May 28

    “Firsts” for the World of Virtual Currencie

    “Firsts” for the World of Virtual Currencie
    There have been two recent virtual currency-related actions worthy of note: (1) the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced its first civil enforcement action against a virtual currency exchanger, and (2) the New…
  • May 28

    Status Updates: Errand Apps for Everyone?; A Right to Be Forgotten Update; Your Entire Google Search History

    Status Updates: Errand Apps for Everyone?; A Right to Be Forgotten Update; Your Entire Google Search History
    Information wants to be (not quite) free. In its early years, the Internet was often seen as a vehicle for democratizing data, taking information that was previously accessible only to a select few and making it available to the masses. Many…
  • May 22

    The FTC Weighs in on In-Store Tracking. Or Does It?

    The FTC Weighs in on In-Store Tracking. Or Does It?
    In law school, everybody learns the adage that hard cases make bad law. When it comes to the Federal Trade Commission, a better aphorism might be, “easy cases make new law.” The FTC’s recent settlement with Nomi Technologies…
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Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Real-Time Analytics for High-Risk Lending

    Real-Time Analytics for High-Risk Lending
    Lenders can join the growing ranks of financial professionals utilizing Docket Alarm to enhance their businesses. Not merely for attorneys, Docket Alarm’s search and analytics platform help lenders easily conduct due diligence and even…
  • May 14

    War of the Drones: Parrot to Pay $7.8M in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    War of the Drones: Parrot to Pay $7.8M in Patent Infringement Lawsuit
    Last week, a Pennsylvania jury handed down one of the first patent infringement verdicts involving drones. Drone Technologies Inc. filed suit against France-based Parrot SA for infringement on two of their patents, U.S. Patents 7,584,071and…
  • May 5

    Online Background Check Services and API - the Cost Effective Way

    Online Background Check Services and API - the Cost Effective Way
    Professionals use Docket Alarm to conduct background checks on potential clients, partners, investments, and more. Docket Alarm can identify red flags, like past or pending federal litigation, involvement in bankruptcy proceedings, and even…
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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 28

    Batman Publishers Attempt to Block Rihanna's Trademark

    Batman Publishers Attempt to Block Rihanna's Trademark
    IPNews® - Rihanna’s attempt to trademark her legal first name “Robyn” has faced opposition by DC Comics, the publishers of the Batman series. DC Comics has attempted to block Robyn from registering as a trademark by…
  • May 19

    Amazon Patents Drone Delivery System

    Amazon Patents Drone Delivery System
    IPNews® - Amazon was recently awarded a patent related to aerial delivery of packages, meaning that drones may be delivering goods to our front door in the future. After being awarded the patent for a system for aerial delivery, Amazon…
  • May 13

    Apple Watch Appearance Awarded a Design Patent

    Apple Watch Appearance Awarded a Design Patent
    IPNews® - The Apple Watch has been awarded a design patent from the USPTO that protects all three models of the newest smart watch. Similar to design patents for its iPad and iPhone, the patent protects the general appearance including a…
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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/
  • May 28

    Interesting trademark application filing: DEFLATRIOTS

    Interesting trademark application filing: DEFLATRIOTS
    Earlier  this month, someone applied to register the word DEFLATRIOTS at the USPTO for use in connection with clothing. The application has been assigned Serial Number 86631636 (click for USPTO records). I was actually shocked that it…
  • May 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
  • May 20

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman
    Tonight is the final show in the long running Late Show with David Letterman. As a teenager and young adult, I was a big fan of Dave’s humor. Years, later, watching my good friend and comedian Jon Fisch do  stand up on the show was…
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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
  • May 28

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?
    The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the “Fight of the Century.”[1] It broke many records, including the record for pay-per-view viewership in the United States with 4.4 million…
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
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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/
  • May 28

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?
    The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the “Fight of the Century.”[1] It broke many records, including the record for pay-per-view viewership in the United States with 4.4 million…
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
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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/
  • May 28

    MEERKAT: Life On Air’s Trademark Boon or Bain.

    MEERKAT: Life On Air’s Trademark Boon or Bain.
    Tuesday, Phandroid reported that LG Electronics had applied to register MEERKAT in the U.S. for “IP camera; Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras; Cameras for surveillance; Photographic apparatus and instruments; Cameras; Webcams;…
  • May 27

    Target and T-Shirts – Where Does Copyright End and Fashion Design Protection Begin?

    Target and T-Shirts – Where Does Copyright End and Fashion Design Protection Begin?
    Last week, queen blogger Mari-Elise Taube wrote about Melissa Lay and her social media battle with Target over its sale of the #Merica tank top.  A picture of Ms. Lay and the Target version of her product appears below. As you now know,…
  • May 25

    What are “Crisps”?

    What are “Crisps”?
    England and America are two countries separated by a common language. –George Bernard Shaw How true, how true. Take the word “lift” for instance.  Here in America, that’s what I do when I go pick up my longtime…
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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/
  • May 28

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration
    Dear Rich: I may be interested in securing trademark rights for a blog some time in the future, but I'm reluctant to pay for a trademark registration which may prove to be unnecessary. If I got a notary to print and then notarize a screen…
  • May 26

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice
    Dear Rich: I am an Amazon seller and received a notice that I was infringing another seller’s rights and that my seller page had been taken down. I’m pretty sure this was a bogus strategy done by one of my competitors. I have…
  • May 20

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
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Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
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Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26: First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http… http://t.co/6JhjCPYPra -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26 http://t.co/TUX22lN7WN -> Are You…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26
    First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http://t.co/8bYhazCW8o -> Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling http://t.co/VzsFFoave4 -> CASL: Insuring the perils in Canada’s “tough” anti-spam laws…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25
    Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap http://t.co/YH3VmZXdu6 -> Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation https://t.co/Aq8hUJDz7X -> Three-tiered system of data protection…
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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
  • May 27

    Understanding Legalese

    Understanding Legalese
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Every time someone sends us a contract, its always a lengthy document with lots of legalese that no one understands. Is there anything wrong with having a simple, one page…
  • May 13

    Advice For The Young and Restle

    Advice For The Young and Restle
    By Robyn Guilliams      GG Arts Law and GG International are in the process of hiring a new administrative assistant.  As I’ve been reviewing applications, I’m sad to say that I am shocked – shocked!…
  • Apr 29

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Someone recently told me that there was a new form for U.S. visa petitions for artists. Is this true? If so, when do I have to start using it? Late last year, U.S. Citizenship and…
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Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 1

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone
    How did I find myself standing on stage at the Washington Correspondents’ Jam playing beside Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leavell last Friday night? Well, it was one of those rare cases where ‘don’t quit your day…
  • Feb 3

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type
    The music business is in turmoil and no one seems to know what the future holds. Even so, there are some good resources out there to help you get a handle on things. If you don’t know about Lefsetz Letter, you must check it out. Bob…
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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
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CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Better late than never...

    Better late than never...
    FCC waits a year to publish formal notice needed to make porting reforms effective. One finds the strangest things while meandering through the pages of the Federal Register. Recently, for example, we noticed that the FCC had published…
  • May 26

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?
    Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in the…
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
Rank this Week: 3314

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/
  • May 27

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
  • May 14

    Crowdfunding 101

    Crowdfunding 101
    What is crowdfunding? Is it legal? Learn the response to these questions and much more in this short video clip: Tags: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital/Funding
  • May 3

    Will You Read My Script?

    Will You Read My Script?
    Practicing entertainment law, I am repeatedly asked to read different film scripts or book manuscripts. Sometimes I agree, but I always preface my review with a specific conversation. Here is my initial answer to the question, "Will you read…
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Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name
    The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides that “[a] person shall be liable in a civil action by an owner of a mark . . . if . . . the mark . . . is distinctive at the time of the registration of the domain name. . .…
  • May 1

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
  • May 1

    Notable Decisions May 2015

    Notable Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
Rank this Week: 2514

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • May 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission sets out its 16-point plan for the Digital Single Market The European Commission has published…
  • Apr 28

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed that recorded-music leader UMG lost market share in 2014, mainly as a result of the sale of the Parlophone Label Group…
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