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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two
    Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.…
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One
    Patent law is a complicated area of law governed by a confusing set of statutes and regulations that are interpreted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the federal courts.  Patents themselves are sometimes almost…
  • Apr 11

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two
    Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.  …
Rank this Week: 466

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 482

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
  • Apr 1

    What does WTF mean in a legal context?

    What does WTF mean in a legal context?
    WTF is usually thought of as a rude acronym. I've decided to give it a new meaning. During a meeting yesterday I informed a new client start-up that too often new clients make contact with lawyers after a fire has started. They treat…
  • Mar 20

    7 revenue facts in music in 2013

    7 revenue facts in music in 2013
    In about 1987 I attended a music lawyer's seminar at the Arts Law Center in Sydney. I have never forgotten my eyes watering as the experienced music lawyer (Nina Stevenson) described Byzantine contractual complexity such as royalty-related…
  • Mar 8

    Insights on engaging and motivating people

    Insights on engaging and motivating people
    Over the last few decades workplace relations, collaboration and new ways of working have become increasingly topical. Old ideas about organising people, companies and institutions are being proven wrong in today's context. New ideas and…
Rank this Week: 462

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 444

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Dec 2

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Proposes Rule Changes for International Design Application

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Proposes Rule Changes for International Design Application
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seeking comments on it proposed rules for implementing the provisions of Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012.  The law is the implementing legislation for the 1999 Geneva…
  • Nov 27

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Flawed Evidence Undercuts "Charbucks" Trademark Suit

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Flawed Evidence Undercuts "Charbucks" Trademark Suit
    In Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe’s Borough Coffee, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision denying injunctive relief in Starbucks’ trademark case against Black Bear Micro…
  • Nov 22

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Exhausting Patent Rights Without a "Sale"

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Exhausting Patent Rights Without a "Sale"
    In LifeScan Scotland, LTD v. Shasta Technologies, LLC, the Federal Circuit clarified the ability of a patnet holder to enforce patent rights in a product it has given away, but not "sold."  Defendant Shasta Technologies appealed…
Rank this Week: 445

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
  • Apr 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
  • Apr 14

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
  • Apr 8

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank
    On Monday, March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held oral arguments in the much-anticipated software battle between patentee Alice Corporation, the petitioner, and CLS Bank, the respondent who was victorious below thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 525

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
  • Apr 14

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

    Build More Coal Power Plants!
    That’s probably not a headline readers expect here. Let me explain. Cleantechnica just published an interesting interview with Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, one of the big German power utilities. From that interview: EP: Still, I get the…
Rank this Week: 527

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

http://www.lrrlaw.com/ipblog/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner
    To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program").  31 C.F.R.…
  • Dec 20

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration
    In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner.  As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA
    On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a cause…
Rank this Week: 543

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: 539

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 554

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
  • Mar 26

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Does a conductor who has been approved for an O-1 visa need to bring the original approval notice to the consulate or will a color scan of the original work? We have been…
Rank this Week: 635

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Apr 17

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II
    Today, I am going to summarize FinCEN’s regulations relating to Bitcoin.The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is an agency within the US Treasure Department. Its mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit…
  • Apr 16

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I
    The phenomenon of Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) presents an interesting legal conundrum. It is still not clear for many where does Bitcoin fit within our legal system, and whether and how to regulate it. Today, I would like to…
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
Rank this Week: 630

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 638

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 648

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
  • Apr 11

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity
    By: Chip Wry Founders of a new business typically realize early on that they need to conduct the business through a legal entity to limit their personal liabilities for the debts and obligations the business generates. Often, the three entity…
Rank this Week: 654

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 586

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting
    This article appeared in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of  opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the…
  • Feb 17

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right
    For registered trademarks, proof of standing is satisfied by submitting a copy of the registration certificate –which “is prima facie evidence of [the trademark’s] validity.” NetApp, Inc. v. July Linett c/o Jolly Co.,…
  • Feb 10

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name
    There appears to be an uptick in the number of cases brought by owners who acquired their trademarks after the registration of the domain name. These complainants have standing but no actionable claim under the UDRP, for the reasons stated in…
Rank this Week: 669

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Mar 24

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing
    The Licensing Executives Society International will hold its 2014 annual conference in Moscow, Russia. Session The main program will be 18-21 May 2014. Conference Program The conference program will include 6 General sessions and 23 workshops…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
Rank this Week: 632

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic…
  • Nov 24

    Pardon the mess…

    Pardon the mess…
    Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (http://blogs.bnip.com/aip/).The post Pardon the mess… appeared first on The Invent Blog.
  • Jun 14

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?
    There are two ways to check: First look at the EFS-Web Compatible Hardware and Software which includes information on compatible hardware and software, including operating systems (Mac OS-X, Windows, RedHat), browsers (Internet Explorer,…
Rank this Week: 570

Furd Log

Furd Log

Covers intellectual property, technology, culture and policy. By Frank Field.

http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog
  • Feb 18

    The Title Says It All

    The Title Says It All
    At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You [pdf] Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171…
  • Dec 16

    Here We Go

    Here We Go
    Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program [pdf] [decision] A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most…
  • Nov 14

    An Unexpected Decision

    An Unexpected Decision
    Bound to be appealed: Google Books Lawsuit Defeated: Book Scanning Deemed ‘Fair Use’ - see The Authors Guild , et al. v. Google (US District Court, Southern District of New York): CHIN, Circuit Judge Since 2004, when it…
Rank this Week: 567

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jan 22

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014
    In the wake of the recent Target stores and Neiman Marcus data breaches (plus three other well-known retailers, according to this Reuters report) Congress has 20 privacy bills in the works this year, aimed at consumer privacy…
  • Dec 26

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?
    Most people think about browser history in the context of hiding from your spouse/significant other the fact that you sometimes look at online porn (not that I would know from personal experience), or, perhaps, not letting your kid know that…
  • Dec 20

    Third Circuit Will Hear GPS Tracking Case En Banc

    Third Circuit Will Hear GPS Tracking Case En Banc
    In October, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals became the highest federal court to decide that police must first have a search warrant before they can install a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. That decision came roughly a year after…
Rank this Week: 640

K's law

K's law

Features extracts from recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

    Two More For The Road
    Perhaps some of my orphaned readers intend to do some case law blogging or to explore the wonderful world of fresh DG3 decisions on their own. I thought they might find the following useful. I have prepared two short notes on how I…
  • Jan 6

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
  • Jan 5

    T 434/12 – New Lines Of Attack

    T 434/12 – New Lines Of Attack
    In this opposition appeal case, on the second day of the oral proceedings (OPs) before the board the patent proprietor submitted the following request:“we herewith request adjournment of the OPs scheduled for 17 and 18 September 2013 in…
Rank this Week: 591

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 757

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 782

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 730

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    The Patent Eligibility of Software: A Discussion with Prof. Robin Feldman (Hastings) and Daniel Nazer (EFF)

    The Patent Eligibility of Software: A Discussion with Prof. Robin Feldman (Hastings) and Daniel Nazer (EFF)
    This Thursday, April 17, 2014, the San Francisco Bar Association will host a lunch time discussion on the patent eligiblity of sofware between myself, Prof. Robin Feldman of Hastings and Danial Nazier ("Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban…
  • Mar 31

    Help Wanted: Supreme Court Looking for Expert to Fill In The Right Words for Patent Eligibility Test

    Help Wanted: Supreme Court Looking for Expert to Fill In The Right Words for Patent Eligibility Test
    There's a new job opening at the Supreme Court: Job Description: Complete test of patent eligiblity sketched out by this Court’s decisions in Bilski v. Kappos and Mayo v. Prometheus. Self starter required: must be able to distinguish…
  • Mar 28

    Alice at Court: Analysis of the Argument

    Alice at Court: Analysis of the Argument
    As many of you know, oral arguments in Alice v CLS are on Monday, March 31. Today and tomorrow I’m posting atwo part analysis, Alice at Court: Stepping Through the Looking Glass of the Merits Briefs in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank on the…
Rank this Week: 825

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
  • Mar 13

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"
    Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims: The first was to separate adolescent…
Rank this Week: 762

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Apr 3

    Fundstück des Tages: “Rechtsfrage um das Magnetophon”

    Fundstück des Tages: “Rechtsfrage um das Magnetophon”
    Das Urheberrecht beschäftigt sich nicht erst seit “dem Internet” stets und ständig mit den neuesten technischen Fragen. Nicht jede Technik setzt sich freilich durch. Das weiß man aber erst hinterher, weshalb es zu…
  • Jan 22

    Günther Dueck. Nicht neu, aber interessant.

    Günther Dueck. Nicht neu, aber interessant.
  • Jan 22

    BGH zu Tippfehlerdomain

    BGH zu Tippfehlerdomain
    Der unter anderem für das Wettbewerbsrecht zuständige I. Zivilsenat des Bundesgerichtshofs hat heute über die Zulässigkeit eines Domainnamens entschieden, der bewusst in einer fehlerhaften Schreibweise eines bereits…
Rank this Week: 821

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death
    This week, national and international media was reporting that the ignition switches in many models of General Motors (G.M.) vehicles have unexpectedly shut off, thereby locked steering columns, disabled airbags and caused accidents. The new…
  • Mar 28

    ULTRA Ticket Winner Announced!

    ULTRA Ticket Winner Announced!
    ULTRA TICKET WINNER Lacretia Charlton, a/k/a “Maraj” is a long-time client of Santucci Priore, P.L., signer, songwriter and performer. Ms. Charlton is a mother of one lovely girl and is the owner and founder of Jus Hip Hop dance…
  • Mar 18

    ULTRA Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

    ULTRA Music Festival Ticket Giveaway
    The law firm of Santucci Priore, P.L., which represents the owners, operators and licensors of the Ultra Music Festival, is giving away TWO (2) THREE (3)-DAY PASSES to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami for March 28, 29 and 30th to benefit…
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Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Mar 5

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account
    While plaintiff was away from the office for a serious brain injury she suffered in a work-related auto accident, some of her co-workers accessed and posted, allegedly without authorization, from her Twitter and Facebook accounts. (There was…
  • Mar 1

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000
    A recent case illustrates why (1) it is important for parties to abide by the confidentiality provisions of settlement agreements, and (2) for people who learn confidential information to keep their social media mouths shut. Plaintiff sued…
  • Feb 22

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247
    In addition to blogging here at internetcases I am a co-host of the TWiT Network’s weekly show This Week in Law. This past week my co-host Denise Howell was out, so I held the reins, talking with panelists Spencer Waller, Ryan Radia and…
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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 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…
  • Aug 23

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager
    From the Business Section of the Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier, a story concerning a trade secrets case by agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. against the long-time general manager of its largest combine factory. Deere is seeking…
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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
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
  • Oct 31

    Writing Wrong Kirtsaeng Headline

    Writing Wrong Kirtsaeng Headline
    After the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., on October 29, 2012, many of the reports contained some inaccuracies, and some got it generally right. But who writes the wrong headlines? Even…
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Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
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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:
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Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

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

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
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I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
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IP Legal Lounge

IP Legal Lounge

Reviews state and federal court decisions within the Seventh Circuit pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, Internet law, and related areas. By Boris Umansky.

http://www.iplegallounge.typepad.com/blog/
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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright
    Catherine Conrad is an entertainer who performs wearing a giant banana costume.  She was hired to perform a singing telegram at a credit union trade association event.  Conrad authorized audience members to take photos or videos for…
  • Apr 11

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
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eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
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Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
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Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Apple Seeks $2.2 Billion in Damages from Samsung

    Apple Seeks $2.2 Billion in Damages from Samsung
    The 2nd trial between Apple and Samsung is 5 days in, Apple is seeking $2.2 billion in damages from Samsung for alleged infringements of 5 of Apple’s patents. Apple filed Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd et al in the…
  • Apr 3

    Trademark Opposition of Deadmou5 vs. Disney

    Trademark Opposition of Deadmou5 vs. Disney
    At the end of March, The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board granted Disney a 90 day extension to file an opposition against a pending trademark sought by Ronica Holdings, Limited, on behalf of the popular EDM artist, Joel Zimmerman, known as…
  • Feb 28

    Congrats to Bambooee on Shark Tank!

    Congrats to Bambooee on Shark Tank!
    We are proud to announce our client, Noam Krasniansky Bambooee, Shark Tank, patent, trademark, copyright, Noam Krasniansky, will appear on Shark Tank tonight at 9pm PST to work out a deal with the Sharks regarding his product Bambooee. …
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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/
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
  • Apr 14

    Weekend Blog Roundup

    Weekend Blog Roundup
    At The Volokh Conspiracy, Will Baude looks at a neglected cert petition in Williams v. Johnson and "a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission;" meanwhile, Eric Posner examines the government's claim to be able to…
  • Apr 10

    Tuesday-Thursday Faculty Blog Round-up

    Tuesday-Thursday Faculty Blog Round-up
    The faculty have been busy the last few days: Eric Posner and Will Baude both have round-ups of their debates surrounding last quarter's seminar on originalism, while Baude also looks at a response to his tongue-in-cheek post on zombie…
Rank this Week: 919

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Mar 28

    TWiL 252: Stopping the TP Avalanche

    TWiL 252: Stopping the TP Avalanche
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. What happens to your digital assets when you die? Marriage markets, taxing Bitcoin, and more. Guests: Naomi Cahn, Suzy Walsh Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
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Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Intent To Use – It’s Not The Thought That Count

    Intent To Use – It’s Not The Thought That Count
    Bona fide intent, the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar…
  • Feb 11

    Bitcoins and Liability in the Wake of Recent Silk Road Arrest

    Bitcoins and Liability in the Wake of Recent Silk Road Arrest
    The recent arrests[1] of Robert Faiella, an alleged seller on online marketplace Silk Road, and Charlie Shrem, the CEO of the startup BitInstant, marked a recent round in a series of law enforcement actions against what the government…
  • Jan 27

    Are Circuit Courts of Appeal Split as to the Preclusive Impact Accorded to Prior Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions?

    Are Circuit Courts of Appeal Split as to the Preclusive Impact Accorded to Prior Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions?
    Battles between brand owners are frequently fought in the United States in two forums:  the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal district court.  While the TTAB is limited to determining a party’s right to register its…
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