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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice

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

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
  • May 18

    What Do I Write to Prevent Infringement?

    What Do I Write to Prevent Infringement?
    Dear Rich: I read your post on How Do I Word a Copyright Disclaimer for YouTube? How about if I am the copyright owner? What should I write to prevent somebody from infringing on my content? If you want to post a warning, something…
Rank this Week: 530

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?

    T617/11 : technique ou esthétique ?
    Un lecteur attentif me signale cette intéressante décision. Qu'il en soit remercié! La revendication principale du brevet en cause a pour objet un récipient comprenant une pluralité de tablettes pour…
  • May 21

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant
    Dans l'acte de recours, le mandataire agréé avait indiqué que le déposant Nortel Networks limited formait un recours contre la décision de rejet de la demande. Or, cette dernière avait…
  • May 19

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition
    Cette décision traite de la manière de considérer les observations de tiers soumises en procédure d'opposition et de recours sur opposition. Des observations de tiers avaient été…
Rank this Week: 546

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 549

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: 528

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

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

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

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 574

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
  • May 26

    A Primer on the Innovation Act

    A Primer on the Innovation Act
    It wasn’t so long ago that President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law, on September 16, 2011. As with many complex pieces of legislation that will substantially revise an area of law, the AIA did not become…
  • May 6

    Two Near Misses in the History of Patent

    Two Near Misses in the History of Patent
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000, entitled Windshield Washer Conditioner. The 9-millionth patent protects a system that collects and treats rainwater for replenishing a vehicle’s…
  • May 4

    Stoll Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary

    Stoll Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary
    On April 23, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an Executive Business Meeting of the Full Committee. On the agenda were three judicial nominations, including the nomination of Kara Stoll to the United States Court of Appeals for…
Rank this Week: 628

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • May 8

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern
    By: Scott Hervey Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Meerkat are two new “live streaming” apps which allow users to live stream videos from their phones.  These applications could potentially change the way live sporting or…
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
Rank this Week: 639

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 630

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 642

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

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

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

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

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

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

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

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 619

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
  • May 19

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu
    Der BLAWGer-Aggregator JuraBlogs möchte für seinen Service nun bezahlt werden. Und zwar von den bloggenden Juristen. Das ist insofern ironisch, als die dort gelisteten Blogs schon jetzt kostenlos (!) den Content für die Seite…
  • May 6

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962
    Aus diesen Gründen können wir auch unmöglich unterschreiben, daß das Publikum bei dem Satz “die besten Uhrmacher der Welt” nur an Schweizer Uhrmacher denken soll./Es steht jedem frei, seine Waren oder seine…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • May 19

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon
    Congratulations to b Spot, a licensed mobile games community that lets adults legally wager and win cash in the US, which has been named a TiE50 Start Up for 2015. After screening 2,716 companies worldwide, then narrowing down the group…
  • May 8

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet…
  • May 7

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State
    The New York Times reports that New York State’s top financial regulator has granted the first license to a Bitcoin exchange, allowing it to open legally to customers across the country. To find out more information, please read Bitcoin…
Rank this Week: 661

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 23

    Influence of Renewable Transition on Oil Price

    Influence of Renewable Transition on Oil Price
    That’s a question Zachary Shahan just discussed on Cleantechnica under the headline “What Are Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Doing To Oil Prices?” I just entered the following comment to that: All things equal, more…
  • May 22

    Quantitative Restrictions for EU Oil Import

    Quantitative Restrictions for EU Oil Import
    The EU Emission Trade System sets a cap on CO2 emissions. That cap is reduced by 1.74% each year (Article 9 of Directive 2003/87). There is no equivalent cap on EU oil imports. Let’s imagine for a moment that such a cap would be…
  • May 19

    Relaunch of Lenz Blog

    Relaunch of Lenz Blog
    Some hackers were able to insert a spam link into the header of this blog. Two of my readers kindly informed me by mail of that fact. I have installed a new version of the latest WordPress software from scratch. I hope this solves this…
Rank this Week: 703

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: 682

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

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

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

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

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

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

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

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 698

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 19

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference
    Citations. Bibliographies. Footnotes. References. Academic publications are filled with them. They serve a number of purposes: Lend support to a statement and give authority to a line of argument. When disagreeing with an author, it is a good…
  • May 14

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?
    On 13 May 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union made a ground-breaking decision in the case of Costeja Gonzalez v Google Spain (C-131/12), which heralded the creation of the Right to Be Forgotten. As you may remember, Mario Costeja…
  • Apr 30

    Should copyright terms be shorter?

    Should copyright terms be shorter?
    The Green Party in the UK has found itself in a bit of hot water with the creative sector when it made a policy statement  that it would shorten copyright terms to 14 years. As far as I am aware, this is the first proposal of its kind…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master
    Precision Drone, LLC designs and makes drones and software for use by farmers to monitor crops. According to the Complaint (see below), in September 2014, Precision made a deal with Channel Masters, LLC for Channel to purchase and resell the…
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al
    Jun Q. Xia was employed by Agdia until 2001. After leaving the company, Xia allegedly violated the terms of a non-competition agreement. The ensuing lawsuit was resolved by a permanent injunction order in 2002. Later, Xia formed AC…
  • Feb 8

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC
    This trade dress lawsuit involves battery-operated motion detecting lighting. Defendant has allegedly “willfully and deliberately pulled a ‘bait and switch’ on consumers by advertising [Plaintiff’s] high-end […]…
Rank this Week: 739

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 748

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
  • May 23

    Personal

    Personal
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of…
  • Apr 27

    Elevator Music

    Elevator Music
    Info-Hold sued Muzak and Applied Media Technologies for infringing 5,991,374, which claims playing the music ubiquitously found in commercial establishments. Ohio district court judge Timothy S. Black demonstrated bias towards Muzak in his…
Rank this Week: 772

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Fee Shifting and Veil Piercing

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

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera

    Desparately Seeking Stacking: Guest Post by Jorge Contrera
    In this Guest Post, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law, discusses the lack of reliable sources of data regarding the existence of patent royalty stacking, and makes a…
  • Apr 17

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy

    Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy
    Nicholson Price and Arti Rai just posted Manufacturing Barriers to Biologics Competition and Innovation, which is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract:As finding breakthrough small-molecule drugs gets harder, drug…
Rank this Week: 770

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: 774

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: 776

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Teva Does Not Require Reinstatement of District Court’s Claim Construction Reversed on Appeal

    Teva Does Not Require Reinstatement of District Court’s Claim Construction Reversed on Appeal
    The court denied defendant's motion to reopen the judgment and rejected its argument that Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 831 (2015), invalidated the Federal Circuit's claim construction in a prior appeal in this…
  • May 22

    Navigating PTAB Data: What to Look For and How to Find It

    Navigating PTAB Data: What to Look For and How to Find It
    Register here!Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CDTIn this interactive webinar, users will learn how to find the answers to a list of questions that came up in the recent PTAB IP Counsel Exchange in San Jose, using Docket Navigator.…
  • May 22

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim
    The court granted defendant's motion to amend its pleadings to include a claim for inequitable conduct based on plaintiff's failure to disclose IPR proceedings in a related patent during reexamination of the patents-in-suit. "[Defendant] has…
Rank this Week: 792

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • May 15

    From control to contempt

    From control to contempt
    I hope it was clear, when I wrote about the press release from Elsevier addressing their new approach to authors’ rights and self-archiving, that I believe the fundamental issue is control.  In a comment to my original post, Mark…
  • May 7

    Learning how fair use work

    Learning how fair use work
    How many cases about fair use have been decided in the U.S. since the doctrine was first applied by Justice Story in 1841?  Take a minute to count; I’ll wait. If you came up with at least 170, the Copyright Office agrees with you.…
  • May 7

    Learning how fair use work

    Learning how fair use work
    How many cases about fair use have been decided in the U.S. since the doctrine was first applied by Justice Story in 1841?  Take a minute to count; I’ll wait. If you came up with at least 170, the Copyright Office agrees with you.…
Rank this Week: 784

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 785

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
Rank this Week: 892

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • May 11

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration
    May 13, 2015 marks a significant day for inventors who apply for design patent protection in the United States.  That’s the day that United States rule changes take effect to implement the Hague Agreement for the Registration of…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new tool that helps interested parties monitor pending patent applications and receive alerts when applications of interest are published. The Patent Application Alert…
  • Apr 21

    What is “patent misuse”?

    What is “patent misuse”?
    “Patent misuse” is perhaps one of the most “misused” phrases in patent law. When faced with a patent lawsuit or even just a cease-and-desist letter, accused infringers who disagree with the patent holder’s…
Rank this Week: 881

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 894

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 860

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

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

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
  • May 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15
    At West Point, Shaping Future Warriors Through Plutarch and Shakespeare — Elizabeth Samet teaches literature to soldiers. “Lessons from literature, she said, can guide soldiers ‘to follow lawful orders and never surrender…
Rank this Week: 958

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • May 8

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good afternoon. Please read on for the latest headlines in IP & foreign filing news: We just wrapped up a great week at the INTA annual meeting in San Diego. inovia and RWS Group exhibited and met many patent professionals. ……
  • Apr 15

    See you in San Diego, inovia is traveling to INTA!

    See you in San Diego, inovia is traveling to INTA!
    It's that time of year again. inovia is once again sending five attendees to San Diego, CA for the 137th INTA Annual Meeting from May 2nd - May 6th. This year, over 9,500 professionals from 150 countries have registered for the ……
  • Apr 7

    WIPO Releases their Annual IP Facts and Figures Report

    WIPO Releases their Annual IP Facts and Figures Report
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released their annual report, IP Facts and Figures. This provides an overview of IP activity using the latest available year of statistics. The publication covers four types of…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 909

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: 950

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • May 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII

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

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman
    Tonight is the final show in the long running Late Show with David Letterman. As a teenager and young adult, I was a big fan of Dave’s humor. Years, later, watching my good friend and comedian Jon Fisch do  stand up on the show was…
  • May 20

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic
    On this Friday, I will join Jonathan Hudis and Rebeccah Gan to present a webinar entitled USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactics for Clear Law Institute.   The following description…
Rank this Week: 1009

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • May 20

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the USPTO, and supports the Obama…
  • May 19

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino In direct response to feedback we’ve received from the public, we have updated our online Patents Dashboard. The Patents Dashboard is one of several tools the USPTO makes available…
  • May 13

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Input from the public is invaluable to us so we can best serve the needs of our innovation community.  To this end, our Patent…
Rank this Week: 994

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 8

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”
    The rights-owner of The Cobbler, a whimsical comedy film starring Adam Sandler, has filed a batch of new BitTorrent copyright suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Cobbler was widely released earlier this…
  • Apr 28

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
  • Apr 28

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court
    Various film companies filed another batch of copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Plaintiff A&T SPVH, Inc.’s new lawsuit involves the 2014 film, The Humbling, which stars Al Pacino, in what Variety…
Rank this Week: 1013

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 23

    On Extensions of Patent Term and Genetic Technologie

    On Extensions of Patent Term and Genetic Technologie
    Two recent decisions issued by the Australian Patent Office address the requirements for extending the term of a patent encompassing a pharmaceutical substance ‘when produced by a process that involves the use of recombinant DNA…
  • May 17

    Can the High Court Fix Australia’s Obviousness Problem?

    Can the High Court Fix Australia’s Obviousness Problem?
    Australia has an obvious problem with obviousness.  For over three decades, we have been out-of-step on inventive step.  The law of obviousness under the Patents Act 1952 was originally messed up by the High Court in the ‘3M…
  • May 10

    ‘Software Patents’ Back Under the Appeals Court Microscope

    ‘Software Patents’ Back Under the Appeals Court Microscope
    On Thursday, 7 May 2015, a full bench of the Federal Court of Australia, comprising Justices Bennett, Kenny and Nicholson, heard the appeal of the earlier single-judge decision in RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2013] FCA…
Rank this Week: 1086

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: 1044

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1079

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1120

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1084

The Law of the Game

The Law of the Game

Covers video games, gambling and other legal discussions. By Mark Methenitis.

http://lawofthegame.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Law of the Game 2.0

    Law of the Game 2.0
    There's still some cleaning up to do, but by and large, Law of the Game Phase 2.0 has begun. And that means you should be visiting www.lawofthegame.com rather than here. Yes, Law of the Game has been relatively quiet as of late, and while…
  • Mar 28

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream
    I will be speaking at the Penn IP Law Group Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2013.  They'll be live streaming starting at 2 pm eastern at this link, so be sure to check it out.  More information on the symposium is available at…
  • Dec 19

    Game Business Law 2013

    Game Business Law 2013
    Game Business Law 2013 will be here in just over a month. It will be held January 24-25, 2013, at SMU Law School, as it has been since the conference started. I will be moderating a panel on crowdfunding and Kickstarter this year, but all…
Rank this Week: 1115

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
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
Rank this Week: 1204