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IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
  • Dec 23

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz
    Hier ein kurzer Hinweis auf die Dissertation der Kollegin Heid, die schon 2013 erschienen ist. Manches ist daher nicht mehr ganz aktuell. Insgesamt aber ist es ein lesenswertes Buch, um die komplexe Haftungsstruktur des Rechtsgebiets…
  • Dec 23

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug
    Da ist wohl jemandem der Kragen geplatzt: Refa mit reichlich Erfahrung und erstklassigen Zeugnissen zieht ernsthaft in Erwägung die knausrige und ausbeuterische Kanzlei zu wechseln. Sofern sich eine Kanzlei findet, die in der Lage ist,…
Rank this Week: 721

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding

    Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding
    The court denied the parties' motion to vacate the court's earlier order granting defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's data processing patent was invalid because the parties had settled. "[T]he parties do not…
  • Feb 4

    Magnitude of Nexus Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility, of Copying Evidence

    Magnitude of Nexus Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility, of Copying Evidence
    The court overruled defendants' objection to the magistrate judge's ruling allowing evidence of copying and rejected their argument that the magistrate judge failed to consider the magnitude of the nexus between the alleged copying and the…
  • Feb 3

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​
    The court deferred ruling on defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding a reasonable royalty for unreliable apportionment and ordered plaintiff to produce a supplemental report curing the expert's…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Feb 5

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend
    Venetian Patent Act 1474 Source Wikipedia Yesterday I presented a talk on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. I had a good audience which included some familiar faces as well as several new ones. At the end of…
  • Jan 25

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another
    The sign that appears above is registered as a trade mark for Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats;…
  • Jan 23

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court
    Site of the London Section and UK Division of the Unified Patent Court Aldgate Tower | Location Flythrough from J2 Agency on Vimeo. On 28 Jan 2016 I shall give a talk to the CIPA Merseyside Meeting entitled Preparing for the UPC. I will…
Rank this Week: 739

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?
    Your website looks good, is functional and provides a great user experience. But, can a disabled person use it? Can a visually-impaired person understand what your photos and other non-text aspects of your website are and do? If not, you may…
  • Jan 18

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focused on trademarks and entity formation. This part focuses on patent law. Patent…
  • Jan 15

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focuses on trademarks and entity formation Trademarks At one point or another, all…
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
Rank this Week: 732

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 5

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright
    Media.net Advertising is an online contextual-advertising provider.  Customers can use Media.net’s web based platform to create custom ads.  Media.net registered its copyrights for its Original Media.net Results Page and its…
  • Jan 22

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit
    Tyrone Simmons is a hip-hop music writer and performer.  In February 2006, Simmons bought an exclusive license to use a particular beat from hip-hop producer William C. Stanberry, Jr.  Although Stanberry granted an exclusive license…
  • Jan 15

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine
    The creators of the dark comedy play Hand to God included in their play dialogue from Who’s on First?, the iconic comedy routine created by Abbott and Costello.  Abbott and Costello's heirs sued Kevin McCollum and others involved…
Rank this Week: 807

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Dec 26

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China
    Controversial anti-terrorism law in China may be passed into fruition within the month, a report from Reuters says. U.S. President Barack Obama has raised concern over this matter himself with Chinese Presiden, Xi Jinping as the proposed law…
  • Nov 18

    Volkswagen to give out cash cards to calm down car owner

    Volkswagen to give out cash cards to calm down car owner
    In light of an emission scandal that profoundly impacted Volkswagen sales and credibility, reports say the German automaker giant is planning to give out prepaid cards to quell the increasing displeasure among those who have bought the…
  • Oct 4

    Ashley Madison faces $500 million in lawsuits following hacker attack

    Ashley Madison faces $500 million in lawsuits following hacker attack
    The Ashley Madison hack has dominated headlines for more than a week now. Since a group of hackers identifying themselves as “The Impact Team” first released personal information of the site’s users last August 18, many news…
Rank this Week: 819

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 814

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • Feb 26

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet
    The Internet began as an unregulated network of networks intended to allow anyone anywhere to communicate with anyone at any time. It was blind to who was communicating with whom about what. It was blind to who had more money – a small…
  • Oct 29

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?
    Justice Breyer writes for the Supreme Court majority that it is "perfectly lawful" for a parent to reproduce a copyrighted work if the author is the parent's 10-year-old child.
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
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/
  • Feb 8

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable
    By Tyler Quillin This article began with an interest in the disparity between last year’s SEC Network and Pac12 Network revenue yields. However, research led to an even more disruptive evolution in cable television delivery – the…
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
  • Feb 1

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon
    By Samuel Daheim For many, the internet has become the primary means of storing, disseminating, and receiving information in personal affairs. We often regard the web as the most convenient and accessible method of communicating. The question…
Rank this Week: 854

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: 862

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/
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?
    Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other…
  • Feb 5

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1
    It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by…
  • Feb 2

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place
    As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, the last element of the AM Revitalization rulemaking that had not yet taken effect was Section 73.1560 (along with the related Form 338, a/k/a the AM Station Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL)…
Rank this Week: 849

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
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 870

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 15

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist
    Artist loses lawsuit over Starbucks campaign, artist lawsuit against Moschino over gala dress moves ahead and Twitter sued again over DMCA compliance.
  • Jan 14

    3 Count: Proxy War

    3 Count: Proxy War
    Mike Huckabee responds to Eye of the Tiger lawsuit, Netflix says it will start blocking proxies and more copyright trouble for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Jan 13

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl
    The first Super Bowl was though to be lost to history. But when a man with a taped copy came forward, he ran into some unique copyright challenges.
Rank this Week: 848

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: 908

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Feb 8

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad
    As usual, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday night garnered a lot of attention. After all, they were generally new, featured a lot of celebrity appearances, and cost a fortune to produce and run. This…
  • Feb 5

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event
    I have written about the NFL on many occasions on this blog, including their over-protective actions regarding use of the SUPER BOWL® name by others. Now the NFL has objected to registration of SUPERB OWL (see what they did there!) for…
  • Feb 4

    “It’s like Uber for ______” as reflected in trademark application filing

    “It’s like Uber for ______” as reflected in trademark application filing
    Uber just unveiled a re-branding with a new logo. I will blog separately about that. But it got me thinking about the rise in the use of the word “uber.” How many elevator pitches over the last 5 years began with “it’s…
Rank this Week: 943

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick
    Frequent readers of our blog will recall that in prior posts on companies such as Uber, Ashley Madison and Twitter, we have stressed the importance of having a robust terms of service (TOS) agreement. In many instances, TOS, if adeptly…
  • Feb 5

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16
    Augmented reality goes to the Superbowl; Cisco commits to the Internet of Things with a billion-dollar embrace (even as IBM belatedly embraces the cloud); the staying power of the sharing economy is questioned; and more … As…
  • Feb 3

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority
    In our recent post, Living in a Nonmaterial World: Determining IP Rights for Digital Data, we discussed the potential impact of the Federal Circuit decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC, 2014-1527, in which the appeals court held that the…
Rank this Week: 944

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/
Rank this Week: 987

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 974

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Feb 2

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee
    On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, I had the opportunity to go on the record with Michelle Lee, who is Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During our…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal
    On Friday, January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court accepted the petitioner’s request to hear Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, a case that will now require the Court to address two questions about inter partes review (IPR)…
  • Jan 26

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Redline Detection, LLC v. Star Envirotech, Inc., relating to an inter partes review (IPR) challenge brought by Redline challenging the validity…
Rank this Week: 991

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Unpatentable Mind

    The Unpatentable Mind
    First Choice Loan Services sued Mortgage Grader for infringing its financial transaction patents. In light of the Supreme Court's Alice decision, the district court found the patent claims directed to unpatentable abstract ideas. The CAFC…
  • Jan 22

    Not Running

    Not Running
    Commil USA v Cisco (CAFC 2012-1042) illustrates the incompetence of the patent law system in the US. The case went up to the Supreme Court and back down to the CAFC before being settled on a rather simple, well-established technical fact…
  • Nov 30

    Toxic Specie

    Toxic Specie
    "To be sure, it is well-settled that a narrow species can be non-obvious and patent eligible despite a patent on its genus. An earlier disclosure of a genus does not necessarily prevent patenting a species member of the genus. But that is…
Rank this Week: 973

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 929

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: 1004

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1035

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement
    The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however, this does not seem to be the final word on the issue) A foreign brand owner has registered its mark in a foreign…
  • Feb 3

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?
    As readers of this blog know, we at Awapatent are actively following the exciting developments in the creation of a unitary patent system in Europe. It will be possible to obtain European patents with unitary effect in 25 countries, and…
  • Jan 29

    Moncler secured victory with a substantial Damages Award

    Moncler secured victory with a substantial Damages Award
    Italian brand Moncler secured victory against Chinese infringer with a substantial Damages Award In a so-called “landmark” decision by the Beijing IP Court, luxury down jacket maker Moncler secured a victory against Beijing…
Rank this Week: 1149

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
  • Feb 1

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?
      By Emma Kleiner* At the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, the Healing Art Program’s mission is to fill the hospital with art that lifts the spirits of the patients and creates a serene environment. Lauren Rabb, the…
Rank this Week: 1067

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
    Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). So, you need to know enough about IP to understand that it is intrinsic to the work. The very choices made as well as their availability involves a solid understanding of IP law. This…
  • Jan 26

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
    The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up. However, the simplicity…
  • Jan 26

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law According to a Parliament briefing paper (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06152) published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK…
Rank this Week: 1083

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
  • Feb 2

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Despite a $25 million rebuke by a federal jury in December for contributing to piracy on its Internet service, Music publisher BMG says that Cox Communications has not learned its lesson. BMG said Cox's network continues to be used by…
  • Feb 2

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing
    In the United Kingdom, PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) have confirmed that, following a strategic review commenced in 2015, the two companies plan to create a joint venture. The new company, jointly and equally owned…
Rank this Week: 1074

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 1189

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 1200

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 15

    Internet Failed Because of Too Many User

    Internet Failed Because of Too Many User
    This latest episode of “Bitcoin is DEAD” reminds me of an article I read about twenty years ago. I am sorry to say that I don’t recall the author or where it was published, but the main idea was that the Internet was a…
  • Jan 14

    Congratulations to the German Government

    Congratulations to the German Government
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance just reported on the level of investment in 2015. And there is great news for Germany. The 2014 reform of the Act on Renewable Energy (formerly the Act on Priority for Renewable Energy) has reduced investment in…
  • Jan 5

    What’s the Business Model for Owning Car Batteries?

    What’s the Business Model for Owning Car Batteries?
    In following up yesterday’s review of the “All-Electric America” book, I asked co-author Leah Y. Parks what the business model for having utilities own car batteries is. She kindly answered that question and pointed to a…
Rank this Week: 1092

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jan 12

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written by: Justin Blaufeld Belden and Berk-Tek compete in making and selling telecommunications cable and cabling systems. In 2012, Berk-Tek's predecessor (Nexans, Inc.) petitioned for inter partes review of Belden's U.S. Patent No.…
  • Jan 8

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas, Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2   Hoverboard which Generates Magnetic lift to Carry a Person   Inventors: D. Gregory Henderson, Shauna Moran, Mitchell Dougherty, Victor…
  • Jan 6

    Inphi Corporation v. Netlist, Inc. No. 2015-1179 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Inphi Corporation v. Netlist, Inc. No. 2015-1179 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Appellant Inphi asserts that U.S. Patent No. 7,532,537 (’537 patent) is invalid because the negative claim limitation “and the chip selects of the first and second number of chip selects are DDR chip…
Rank this Week: 1169

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: 1134

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1097

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: 1162

joegratz.net

joegratz.net

Covers news and analysis on copyright, trademark, Internet law, and culture. By Joe Gratz.

http://www.joegratz.net
  • Mar 22

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car
    The creators of Burning Man art car “La Contessa” have filed a lawsuit under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act (one of my favorite corners of Title 17) against the Nevada farmer who torched the car.
  • Feb 3

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP
    My friends and colleagues Daralyn Durie, Ragesh Tangri, Mark Lemley, Clem Roberts, and Ryan Kent have formed a new law firm — and I’m joining them as their first (and, for the moment, only) associate.  The press release follows. KEKER &…
  • Nov 1

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case
    I’m liveblogging today from the University of San Francisco School of Law Fair Use Symposium. The first panel is called “Real Lawyers, Real Cases.”  The panelists: J. Thomas McCarthy (USF, Moderator) Annette Hurst (Orrick) Jason…
Rank this Week: 1116

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1113

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: 1383

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16
    Copyright Works: Professional Authors Tell It as It Is — Read the personal experiences of authors from South Africa, Sudan, Panama, Canada, Australia, Malawi, and India in this booklet from the International Authors Forum. Sorry…
  • Jan 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16
    White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages — The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, led by the USPTO and NTIA, released its anticipated White Paper on copyright policy yesterday, highlighting a…
  • Jan 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16
    Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access — Robert C. Maier, a member of the American Library Association’s Digital Content Working Group, has this to say about the benefits of licensing, “Though we…
Rank this Week: 1268

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game
    Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Solid Oak Sketches, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against various companies responsible for creating the “NBA 2K” video game.[1] The Complaint alleges that the Defendants are liable for copyright…
  • Feb 1

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Recently, the Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Defend Trade Secrets Act is headed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Chris Coons, who issued a press release stating their case for the…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case
    On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which requests that the Supreme Court determine the proper standard for attorneys’ fees awards in copyright cases.[1] The party requesting review by the Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 1332

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 4

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?
    By Sara Balice and Giulia Zappaterra (Milan) It is not new that the fashion industry takes inspiration from the cultural heritage and traditional know-how of indigenous peoples and local communities.  A substantial number of fashion…
  • Feb 2

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Social responsibility in the fashion industry is a hot topic.  Fashion brands need to be wary of scrutiny for creating aspirational advertising that can be perceived as socially irresponsible. …
  • Jan 28

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR
    By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) The European Commission has announced a competition law inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the context of a Digital Single Market strategy in the EU.  The Commission suspects that…
Rank this Week: 1400

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1385

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
  • Jan 28

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?
    Two High Court decisions in the UK last week highlight that it is not always easy to register and enforce shape trade marks even when the shapes themselves are iconic and recognisable by the public. The consumer’s perception of the…
  • Jan 11

    Social media campaigns and lobbying

    Social media campaigns and lobbying
    GAO finds EPA violated law On December 14, 2015, the General Accounting Office found that a portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s social media campaign violated federal laws relating to propaganda and anti-lobbying. Because…
  • Dec 21

    10 things to know about CTM reform

    10 things to know about CTM reform
    Background – EU reviews trade mark system In 2008 the European Commission decided a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member States, streamline…
Rank this Week: 1418

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
  • Nov 25

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!
    December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10…
Rank this Week: 1356

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
  • Dec 24

    They Invented What? (No. 244)

    They Invented What? (No. 244)
    U.S. Patent N0. 6,053,798: Structural improvement of toy Christmas tree. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2016! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. What is claimed is: 1. A toy Christmas…
  • Oct 19

    They Invented What? (No. 243)

    They Invented What? (No. 243)
    U.S. Patent No. 7,908,676:  Shacket™ JW Note:  Thanks to Mr. Andrew Custer for bringing this one to our attention. Interesting for use of the (TM) symbol in the title of the patent. What is claimed is: 1. A sheltering…
  • Sep 20

    They Invented What? (No. 4)

    They Invented What? (No. 4)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 5,058,833: Spaceship to harness radiations in interstellar flights ???????????????????????????????????????? What I claim is: 1. A craft for flight in…
Rank this Week: 1278