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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: 574

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jun 23

    Crean “UBER” universitario en laboratorio de móviles del CUCEI

    Crean “UBER” universitario en laboratorio de móviles del CUCEI
    FUENTE: Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior, ANUIES, www.anuies.mx El servicio será exclusivo para estudiantes de la Red Universitaria y formará parte de la app Ventanilla del…
  • Jun 23

    La cocina solar

    La cocina solar
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Saltillo, Coahuila. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Investigadores del Departamento de Investigación en Alimentos (DIA) de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas (FCQ) en la Universidad Autónoma…
  • Jun 23

    CatMat, videojuego para aprender matemática

    CatMat, videojuego para aprender matemática
    Por Armando Bonilla Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- De acuerdo con los resultados de la última prueba de PISA, el nivel de los niños y jóvenes mexicanos en las materias relacionadas con el…
Rank this Week: 710

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum
    By Center for Art Law Team* Art forgery has long been a siren of the art world. Dark yet beguiling, it ranges from misidentification of orphaned works to forgers deliberately passing off fakes on the market. Some forgeries gain notoriety…
  • Jun 16

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)
    Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP (CCNR)  is seeking an Associate. CCNR is a boutique firm which provides a wide range of litigation and transactional services to its clients. The firm is best known for its focus on matters arising…
  • Jun 12

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)
    By Madeleine Werker* At the core of Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc., case filed in 2014 is the battle for ownership of an Amedeo Modigliani painting, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) (the “Painting”) valued at 25 million USD.…
Rank this Week: 652

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 16

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl
    Is the rational basis test rational? Can you trademark the devils horns? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Andrew Torrez, and Matt Curtis discuss what you need to consider when you share a photo of yourself. Does the right to publicity preempt…
  • Jun 9

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!
    Existential notions of who we are going to sue? Never! Join Mike Keyes, Natalie Nicole, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss where you can practice math without a licence. The Supreme Court is checking on just where you lost your…
  • Jun 2

    TWiL 388: Lawyers, Guns, and Union

    TWiL 388: Lawyers, Guns, and Union
    No, we don't recommend a willy-nilly background check. Join Zoe Argento, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes as we anonymously search for your credit card number. Does free speech mean that I can say that? Should copyright law protect you from…
Rank this Week: 723

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 707

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Aiding Abstraction

    Aiding Abstraction
    Affinity Labs v. DirectTV et al (CAFC 2015-1845) is another instance of willy-nilly patent ineligibility. A CAFC panel found "the claims are directed not to an improvement in cellular telephones but simply to the use of cellular telephones…
  • Oct 9

    Viral Infection

    Viral Infection
    The abstraction of patent law into utter arbitrariness continues. In Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec and Trend Micro (CAFC 2015-1769), a CAFC panel finds virus-protection software an abstract idea, ineligible for patent protection. The…
  • Oct 9

    Another Bite For The Apple

    Another Bite For The Apple
    In Apple v. Samsung (2015-1171), the CAFC once again demonstrated its lawless bias and caprice, reversing an appeals panel to reinstate the erroneous obviousness decision by the district court, finding for Apple against Samsung (no…
Rank this Week: 642

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 658

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 655

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo
    IPNews® - After a President Trump ill-fated Tweet, the word “Covfefe” has gone viral. In recent weeks there have been over 30 trademark applications filed for “Covfefe” with the United States Patent and Trademark…
  • Jun 16

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast
    IPNews® - TiVo has won a preliminary patent ruling in the International Trade Commission against cable giant Comcast. The decision may put pressure on Comcast to arrive at settlement with TiVo in a separate federal lawsuit.…
  • Jun 8

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China
    IPNews® - The Trump companies are at it again filing trademark applications in China.   Ivanka Trump’s latest applications raise further ethical concerns about the Trump family’s ability to govern while holding…
Rank this Week: 772

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 851

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/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Right

    Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Right
    Patent owners can no longer restrict the use of their patented products after the products are sold.  Under the doctrine of patent exhaustion, a patent owner’s rights are “exhausted” once the patent owner sells the…
  • Jun 15

    U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilar

    U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilar
    In SANDOZ INC. v. AMGEN INC. et al., the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion ruled that biosimilar makers can give their required 180-day statutory notice of sales before their products win approval by the United States Food…
  • Jun 8

    Eagles Ltd. v. Hotel California Baja, LLC: Any Time of Year, You Can Find Infringement Here

    Eagles Ltd. v. Hotel California Baja, LLC: Any Time of Year, You Can Find Infringement Here
    Recently, Eagles Ltd. (the “Eagles”), the entity in control of legendary rock band The Eagles’ business affairs, filed a lawsuit against Hotel California Baja, LLC for trademark infringement. While I’m sure most of us…
Rank this Week: 803

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Jun 20

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol
    Post By Brandon Clark Kiss lead singer, Gene Simmons, recently filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the famous rock ‘n’ roll “horns” hand gesture as a…
  • Jun 18

    Say What You Will About Trademark

    Say What You Will About Trademark
    Post By Blog Staff Simon Tam chose to name his band “The Slants” with the intent to reclaim the term and erase the denigrating connotations associated with it. However, he was confronted with the denial of his trademark…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA
    Post By Blog Staff On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., which involved a case emerging out of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.   The Biologics Price Competition and…
Rank this Week: 768

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 789

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 876

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jun 12

    They Invented What? (No. 159)

    They Invented What? (No. 159)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,784,792: Method and device for recognition of a collision with a pedestrian.   What is claimed is: 1. A method of detecting a pedestrian impact…
  • Jun 9

    They Invented What? (No. 14)

    They Invented What? (No. 14)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,805,654:  Motor vehicle sunshields and sunshield making methods.    I claim: 1. A sun shield for automobiles comprising: a main rod,…
  • May 13

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017
    Had the pleasure of presenting on IP topics for a young group of entrepreneurs in Richland County this past week, at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). YEA! is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run…
Rank this Week: 799

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 792

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 23

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia
    Actual fraud is defined in Virginia as a misrepresentation of a material fact, made knowingly and intentionally, with the intent to mislead another person, when the person to whom the misrepresentation was made reasonably relies on that…
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
Rank this Week: 821

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 1

    Judge “Likes” Service of Process Via Facebook

    Judge “Likes” Service of Process Via Facebook
    When you get your mail out of the mailbox, have you ever received a small, orange, or other bright-ish colored paper notice indicating that they tried to deliver certified mail to you? Sometimes the mailman will make another attempt…
  • Apr 7

    If You Think Copyright Trolling is Over You Aren’t Paying Attention

    If You Think Copyright Trolling is Over You Aren’t Paying Attention
    Malibu Media recently filed 42 new copyright troll cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alone, and including New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, Malibu Media has filed nearly 150 new copyright cases in 2017.…
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
Rank this Week: 794

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 757

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 18

    John Marshall Law School CLEs on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Practice (EPP)

    John Marshall Law School CLEs on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Practice (EPP)
    The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting two seminars for patent professionals: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar This two-day seminar offers an examination of current practice with regard to the PCT system for…
  • Jun 4

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 3D…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 870

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 880

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 802

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • May 1

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new corporation, certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a shareholder,…
  • Apr 24

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new limited liability company (LLC), certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a…
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
Rank this Week: 841

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: 886

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1006

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17
    Not So Fast: Piracy and the Summer Blockbuster Myth — Ruth Vitale from CreativeFuture pens an open letter to summer movie fans. Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 1201 — Almost twenty years ago, Congress created Section…
  • Jun 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17
    Patent Office Director Michelle Lee resigns — Unexpected news this week, as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee tendered her resignation effective…
  • Jun 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17
    Spotify Settles Class Action Lawsuits Filed By David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick With $43.4 Million Fund — Rob Levine reports on the settlement between the songwriters and the popular music streaming service over allegations that it had…
Rank this Week: 1010

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 22

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC
    I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...] The post PART 1: Frequently Asked…
  • Jun 22

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture
    Yesterday, Facebook  announced that it is piloting a new tool that will give people more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. The pilot program will kick off in India. The company [...] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks…
Rank this Week: 1104

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 19

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional
    BREAKING NEWS: Lanham Act Held Partially UnconstitutionalToday the United States Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the U.S. Trademark Act (also known as the Lanham Act) is unconstitutional.  In Matal v. Tam (formerly…
  • Jun 6

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe
     Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al.U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaCase No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012 As reported previously, Digital Reg of Texas LLC sued Valve…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • Jun 20

    More Classic Patent Scholarship

    More Classic Patent Scholarship
    It has been a while since the last update to my Classic Patent Scholarship, so I thought I would add some works that I view as "classics" but that haven't made it onto the list yet.First, while the body of "Beyond IP" scholarship is…
  • Jun 12

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?
    Teaching trademark law for the first time this spring, I fielded several questions from students on a lesser known corner of trademark law: certification marks. For those who have not encountered certifications marks, they are a special type…
  • Jun 6

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion
    Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore OuelletteCross-posted at Whatever Source DerivedAs we explained last week, the full impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark will depend on whether courts are willing to…
Rank this Week: 1111

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1026

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
Rank this Week: 923

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
  • Jun 12

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability
    Under § 286, a defendant’s liability for patent infringement is limited to the preceding six years.  Laches used to be a defense that would cut that six year time period even shorter.  However, in SCA Hygiene Products v.…
  • May 29

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away
    Meiresonne v. Google (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017) stands for the proposition that a proper teach away argument to defeat of obviousness rejection requires a discussion in the prior art of more than just a preference away, disparagement or…
Rank this Week: 1117

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
Rank this Week: 1112

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 4

    Cakes and Copyright

    Cakes and Copyright
    Jane Lambert According to the BBC, the US food blogger Elizabeth  LaBau has brought proceedings against the publishers of The Food Network for copyright infringement (see "US food blogger sues Food Network over snow globe…
  • Jun 1

    Resolving IP Disputes at Trade Fair

    Resolving IP Disputes at Trade Fair
    Jane Lambert The European IPR Helpdesk, an EU-funded collaboration between Infeurope SA, Eurice GmbH and L'Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg to provide free, first-line advice and information on intellectual…
  • May 25

    Trade Marks - The KitKat Appeal: How does a Shape Mark acquire Distinctiveness?

    Trade Marks - The KitKat Appeal: How does a Shape Mark acquire Distinctiveness?
    Jane Lambert Société Des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 358 (17 May 2017) Unregistered design right subsists for no more than 15 years. A design registration for only 25. But a trade mark registration can last…
Rank this Week: 1096

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 1004

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

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

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

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

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

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

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 1014

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 1079

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 926

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
  • Jun 22

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark
    By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates…
  • Jun 21

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker
    Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his…
  • Jun 13

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace
    Firm client iSpecimen has launched an online biospecimen marketplace for the life sciences industry. The company hopes that the marketplace will alleviate scientists’ difficulty in finding high-quality samples of human material…
Rank this Week: 1186

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    Upcoming Webinar! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know

    Upcoming Webinar! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know
    Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements make trade secret…
  • Jun 21

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation
    Hearkening back to the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, Massachusetts courts (as well as others around the country) have increasingly been asked to analyze the application of California law in litigation…
  • Jun 20

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel
    Friends of our blog are conducting a survey of lawyers who work in-house at companies and who have some experience with trade secret law. If that’s you, please click on this link and complete the questions: Click Here To Take Trade…
Rank this Week: 1434

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/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 1415

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 1494

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 1485

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 1464

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Jun 20

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...
    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the Supreme Court on June 19, 2017 - but there are some trigger warnings for the sex-offender case involving someone on the registry for statutory rape. In Packingham v. North…
  • Jun 19

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...
    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered at the US Trademark Office even if they’re disparaging, because the disparagement bar is facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The case involved an…
  • May 26

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...
    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con Harry Potter fandom panel and we have some amazing participants this year, including  @ebonyteach ( Prof. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas) of @universityofpennsylvania,…
Rank this Week: 1303