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Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 436

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

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

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

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

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

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?
    Dear Rich: How does one prevent a compulsory license from being obtained? For example, what if I don't WANT anyone else recording MY song? Can a publisher and/or a copyright owner refuse to grant a compulsory license? What if some…
Rank this Week: 490

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
  • Apr 4

    Can you ever remove nasty internet content about yourself?

    Can you ever remove nasty internet content about yourself?
    Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex For the last couple of years, journalist Dune Lawrence has been subject to constant harassment. She wrote several articles about an investment firm, and the owner initiated an online defamation campaign…
Rank this Week: 498

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
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark
    In an April 12, 2016 ruling, Judge John G. Koetl ruled that a party’s registration of a domain name was not considered the use of a trademark in commerce, and so the party that actually first used the mark in commerce in connection with…
  • Mar 17

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal
    In a March 16, 2016 ruling, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied the defendant's motion to dismiss a complaint alleging willful direct, induced and contributory infringement. Applying the Iqbal standard for all three types of infringement, Judge…
  • Mar 4

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR
    In a March 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the defendant's motion for a stay of the plaintiff's patent infringement claims pending the PTAB's decision on whether to institute an IPR.  The deciding factor in the Court's…
Rank this Week: 486

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

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

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
Rank this Week: 483

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

Covers emerging patent developments in the areas of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology. By Blaise Mouttet.

http://tinytechip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

    ReRAM Patent Landscape
    ReRAM (Resistance RAM) is a type of memory which may one day replace Flash as the common form of non-volatile storage for electronic devices. I recently updated a file I keep on US patents related to ReRAM and some related non-volatile…
  • Dec 30

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012
    The following is a list of the most interesting nanotechnology patents this past year (in my opinion):#10 - US 8093786 - Nanoscale piezoelectrics (Stevens Institute of Technology)This patent teaches manufacturing piezoelectric nanofibers…
  • Nov 5

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 480

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
Rank this Week: 577

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Apr 23

    Curator, There’s Formaldehyde in my Sculpture!

    Curator, There’s Formaldehyde in my Sculpture!
    A report from a British scientific journal has found that some of Damien Hirst’s art works may have leaked formaldehyde fumes at levels much higher than allowed.
  • Apr 22

    The Prince of Intellectual Property

    The Prince of Intellectual Property
    We at Clancco are very saddened to hear of the passing of the one and only Prince. We’re not experts on music (or at least not to that extent), so we won’t pretend to know more than other musicians and critics. We leave that to…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google Book-Scanning Case

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google Book-Scanning Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google’s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library violates copyright law. By declining to hear the case, the eight…
Rank this Week: 522

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of…
  • Apr 13

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America
      A Warm Welcome To The U.S.A. The United States welcomes the filing of trademark applications by foreign business owners.  …so much so, that Section 44(e) of the Trademark Act does not require that such an applicant make…
  • Apr 6

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake
    Recently, Cirque Du Soleil’s corporate entities filed a lawsuit against Justin Timberlake, among others.[1] The Complaint alleges two claims for copyright infringement over Justin Timberlake’s song “Don’t Hold The…
Rank this Week: 533

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 545

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 537

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

Covers cases, verdicts and tools for patent infringement investigation, case management and damages.

http://www.infringementupdates.com/
  • Mar 14

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA
    The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
  • Mar 5

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!
    The following is excerpted from an article posted at The Wistar Institute: My name is Scott Hensley, Ph.D., and I’m an assistant professor here at The Wistar Institute. Like most academic biomedical researchers, I rely on grants from the…
  • Jan 19

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 523

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that the asserted claims of plaintiff’s patents for digitally labeling websites were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward…
  • Apr 27

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s MPEG decoder patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed to an abstract idea. "[T]he [Alice] step one inquiry…
  • Apr 26

    PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Vehicle Wheel Hanger Patent

    PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Vehicle Wheel Hanger Patent
    The Board granted the patent owner's contingent motion to amend, granting entry of proposed claims 6-10 for original claims 1-5 which had been found unpatentable, because the proposed amended claims were patentable over the prior art of…
Rank this Week: 679

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 27

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    Claims in a patent application that were directed to a method of hair-cutting are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Federal Circuit has held.  In re Brown, No. 2015-1852 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016) (per curiam). …
  • Apr 25

    Does Claim Construction Matter in Determining Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101?

    Does Claim Construction Matter in Determining Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101?
    Patent applicants and owners should position claims for narrow constructions where subject matter is susceptible to challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101, suggests a recent decision from the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Apr 23

    How Did the Supreme Court’s Akamai Decision Change the Law of Divided Patent Infringement?

    How Did the Supreme Court’s Akamai Decision Change the Law of Divided Patent Infringement?
    The Federal Circuit has given new life to a patent owner alleging that actions of multiple parties constitute direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a).  Mankes v. Vivid Seats Ltd., No 15-1500 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016). …
Rank this Week: 606

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 22

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guests: David Levine, A. Michael Froomkin We Robot 2016, The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Sean Parker's Screening Room streaming service, don't be fooled by crying babies and barking dogs, and…
  • Apr 15

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Lindsey Rogers Cook Wearables and the value of the data they collect, Uber's transperency report, U.S. aerial surveillance, the Led Zeppelin copyright dispute over "Stairway to…
  • Apr 1

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?
    Host: Denise Howell Guests: Emory Roane, Derek Khanna, and Evan Brown. FBI vs Apple aftermath and Congress's reaction to it, should burner phones be banned in the US?, and this week's animal selfie. Photo credit: Octopus by Thomas…
Rank this Week: 641

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act
    By Jessica Preis* On February 5, 2016, journalist, filmmaker, and artist Laura Poitras opened an exhibit at the Whitney Museum titled Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, which will run through May 5, 2016. The exhibit invites visitors to contemplate…
  • Apr 18

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)
    By Samantha Elie* While some of us makeup challenged women consider it a feat of artistic brilliance when we achieve that perfect cat eye with our eyeliner, an individual’s makeup art is not protected under copyright law unless that cat…
  • Apr 15

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?
    By: Lesley Sotolongo, Esq. Reclaiming art in Cuba is a process yet to be defined. Cuba faces expropriation claims by the thousands of its nationals that both  reside there or have fled and live elsewhere. Included in those claims are…
Rank this Week: 633

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
  • Feb 19

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?
    Earlier this week, the anti-encryption discussion got elevated to a war. No, a federal court judge did not order Apple to crack the encryption on the dead terrorist’s iPhone 5C, though you’d be forgiven if…
Rank this Week: 598

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 659

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 676

Written Description

Written Description

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

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

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

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

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
  • Apr 20

    McDowell & Vishnubhakat on the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program

    McDowell & Vishnubhakat on the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program
    Until I came across this new article by Jennifer McDowell (USPTO) and Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Texas A&M), I'll admit I wasn't aware that the USPTO has a pro-bono program to provide free legal assistance to inventors. Here is the abstract:In…
Rank this Week: 714

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 775

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 693

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
  • Mar 1

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame
    It is time to add another corporate compliance vendor – Corporate Compliance Center – to this blog’s Hall of Shame. This story is so common that it would be boring if we weren’t discussing scam artists. A…
Rank this Week: 719

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 737

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 727

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 787

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin 2014 decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. and Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. attorney’s fees awards are becoming more common in patent…
  • Apr 15

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham act bars the registration of “scandalous, immoral or disparaging trademarks.” The USPTO has used this applied this provision to refuse the registration of marks such as F**K PROJECT, PORNO JESUS,…
  • Apr 1

    Are Pins, Posts, Tweets and Likes Appropriate for Use in Selecting Jurors?

    Are Pins, Posts, Tweets and Likes Appropriate for Use in Selecting Jurors?
    When you hear the name of someone you can’t place or don’t know much about, what do you do?  Chances are, you “Google” them.  Well that is what attorneys are doing to learn more about prospective jurors…
Rank this Week: 827

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
  • Apr 12

    The Best (and Free!) Resource on Copyright Law

    The Best (and Free!) Resource on Copyright Law
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante released late last year the official version of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, available on the Office’s website at http://copyright.gov/comp3/. The…
  • Apr 2

    Record Time for Return of Copyright Registration Certificate

    Record Time for Return of Copyright Registration Certificate
      The time lag for receiving a registration certificate has been as long as 8 months or more for the paper applications. Fortunately, the Copyright Office added online registrations through eCO several years ago and has…
Rank this Week: 886

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent
    Inventors, Tom and Claudia Salerno of Safe to Grow and creators of “Chair Locks” answer important questions that relate to every inventor when looking to patent. •What is the name of business and where are you located? Safe…
  • Mar 23

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention
    Inventor and President of jWAY Games Juliana Curtis has designed a board game that puts a new twist on the traditional hopscotch. The easy to assemble and fun game allows kids six years of age and older to improve their motor skills. jWAY is…
  • Feb 29

    Million Dollar Geniu

    Million Dollar Geniu
    Tune in to see the incredible story behind the biggest trending device used by people around the world today. The Selfie Stick has become an extremely popular and convenient device for taking pictures. The television series, Million Dollar…
Rank this Week: 821

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Pitfalls of Patent Cases Involving “Paradigm” or “Representative” Patents and Claim

    Pitfalls of Patent Cases Involving “Paradigm” or “Representative” Patents and Claim
    Every patent claim in every patent is its own invention and stands on its own.  An accused infringer is liable for patent infringement if it infringes at least one patent claim in one asserted patent.  Some patent cases involve…
  • Jan 19

    Monetizing Your Patents – The Dangers of Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction

    Monetizing Your Patents – The Dangers of Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction
    Now you have your shiny, new issued patent, and you want to go forth and profit from it.  To do that, you need to let all of those “infringers” (okay, “potential licensees”) know that you have a patent and that…
  • Nov 24

    The America Invents Act: This Isn’t Your Father’s On-Sale Bar

    The America Invents Act: This Isn’t Your Father’s On-Sale Bar
    With the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States went from a first to invent to a first inventor to file system of determining priority of patent rights. However, that was not all that changed with the…
Rank this Week: 792

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
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 819

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 23

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest
    From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Patent Baristas has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been…
  • Sep 17

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool
    The USPTO AIR is a new online interview scheduling tool that allows Applicants to request an interview with an Examiner for their pending patent application. The USPTO AIR form is available here. This is the type of 21st Century Government…
  • Sep 16

    Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Congress to Strengthen Patent System

    Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Congress to Strengthen Patent System
    On September 8, a group of more than 100 national and state-based advocacy organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging Congress to amend H.R. 9 to preserve  protections of the Hatch-Waxman Act and to…
Rank this Week: 893

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 817

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Apr 28

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”
    In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System If you participate in the Emergency Alert System, it’s time to get out your calendars and circle Wednesday,…
  • Apr 24

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule
    We recently reported on the Commission’s decision to impose numerous additional obligations upon rate-of-return regulated incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while leaving many rural ILECs with the same or even less compensation…
  • Apr 20

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding
    We recently reported on a request for comments in which the FCC is seeking input on how it should incorporate new ANSI-adopted measurement procedures into its rules. That request has now made it into the Federal Register, which establishes…
Rank this Week: 911

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 982

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.

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

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment

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

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

    Philanthropy's Purple Rain as Africa's Pallotta Launches 2016 SleepOut™ Event
    Last year Ali Gregg founder of the SleepOut™cause in South Africa invited this blogger to be a trustee of the CEO SleepOut™ Trust which is appointed by her company to monitor the SleepOut™ record-breakingphilanthropic…
Rank this Week: 1041

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

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

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

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

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

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 937

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Apr 26

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method
    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and methodsIssued Apr. 8, 2014, to Nintendo Co., Ltd.Summary:The ‘653 patent covers multiplayer games in which each player controls a separate character and, under certain conditions, a…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location information

    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location information
    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location informationIssued May 6, 2014Summary:The ‘087 patent covers a method and device, which work together to collect player selected GPS information then use that…
  • Apr 12

    U.S. Patent No. 8,721,412: System and method configured to unlock content within a videogame

    U.S. Patent No. 8,721,412: System and method configured to unlock content within a videogame
    U.S. Patent No. 8,721,412: System and method configured to unlock content within a videogameIssued May 13, 2014, to Activision Publishing, Inc.Summary:The ‘412 patent covers both single and multi-player video games. The games covered…
Rank this Week: 983

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 26

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M
    IPNews® - Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a years-long lawsuit alleging that its Siri voice assistant technology violated a patent licensed to a Dallas company by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The Dallas…
  • Apr 18

    Copyright Case over "Stairway to Heaven" Heads to Trial

    Copyright Case over "Stairway to Heaven" Heads to Trial
    IPNews® - A case against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement over the song Stairway to Heaven will go to trial. In the case a band named Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin copied the chord sequence from Spirit’s song…
  • Apr 7

    Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement

    Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Electronic dance music star deadmau5 is suing an e-cigarette company for alleged trademark infringement. The DJ filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in California saying West Coast Vape Supply is intentionally…
Rank this Week: 925

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Apr 5

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law
    On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that, if enacted, will allow trade secret owners to bring suit in federal court to prevent misappropriation of their trade secrets. The new bill, S. 1890, is known as ……
  • Apr 5

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law
    On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that, if enacted, will allow trade secret owners to bring suit in federal court to prevent misappropriation of their trade secrets. The new bill, S. 1890, is known as ……
  • Mar 9

    Federal Circuit asked to eliminate supplier-to-inventor transactions from “on-sale” bar to patentability

    Federal Circuit asked to eliminate supplier-to-inventor transactions from “on-sale” bar to patentability
    It is well known that if an inventor sells an invention prior to applying for a patent application, the sale can preclude the inventor from obtaining a patent for the invention. In the United States, the inventor also gets a … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1030