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chosaq

chosaq

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

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

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

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

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

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 577

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 832

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/
  • Jul 20

    Amazon Tips its Hand with New Trademark Application

    Amazon Tips its Hand with New Trademark Application
    As you likely know, Amazon is taking the world by storm. Whether it is through its convenient offering of household goods, and pretty much anything else you can imagine, to your door, or through its expansive selection of movies and…
  • Jul 13

    Diddy’s @Infringement Instagram Post

    Diddy’s @Infringement Instagram Post
    In today’s age of rapid fire social media, posting to feed the ever growing hunger of a digitally connected audience has become second nature to celebrities and other influencers.  In fact, the larger the number of followers, the…
  • Jul 6

    Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under the First Amendment

    Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under the First Amendment
    Simon Tam is the lead singer of the rock group call “The Slants’, which is composed of Asian-Americans.  Tam applied for federal trademark registration of the band’s name.  While the term “slants” is a…
Rank this Week: 608

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
  • Jun 27

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU
    Internet piracy has become a very common thing in the 21st century, and websites providing access to infringing materials, specifically torrent files, are booming. While these sites don't host material themselves, they provide links to files…
Rank this Week: 871

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
  • Jul 14

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?
    I am writing this post because of a Quora question that I answered. Please see What does it mean when you have X shares in a company? Before addressing the significance of the number of shares, I will address the significance of…
  • Jun 12

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?
    Frequently, the first service I provide to a client is to form a new legal entity (corporation or limited liability company). And frequently, once that entity is formed, the client’s first question is “What are my entity’s…
  • Jun 2

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital
    This post explains how Delaware became the incorporation capital of the U.S. It is based on a Quora question that I answered recently. Please see How did Delaware acquire its status as a corporate haven? There are a number of law…
Rank this Week: 744

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/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 709

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 809

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

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

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

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

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

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

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 850

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
  • Apr 18

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential
    Proving up trademark use to the USPTO’s satisfaction can be tricky. It needn’t be, but it’s not always intuitive, which can lead to mistakes. The first thing to remember is that the proof of use — called the…
  • Mar 22

    NYT Best-seller Illustrates How Trademarks Can Become Meaningle

    NYT Best-seller Illustrates How Trademarks Can Become Meaningle
    I’m pleased to report that excerpts from a 2011 Seattle Trademark Lawyer post appear in the 2016 NYT best-seller, “Real Food/Fake Food.” Author Larry Olmsted riffs on my discussion about “American” Kobe beef. I…
Rank this Week: 634

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 851

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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

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

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

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

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

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

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 675

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

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

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

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

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 3D…
  • Sep 23

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest
    From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Patent Baristas has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been…
Rank this Week: 692

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
Rank this Week: 703

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 719

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 818

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 715

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 814

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: 691

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 833

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 605

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1447

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 23

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
Rank this Week: 997

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1304

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 1118

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 22

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter
    Background of Section 101 or patent eligibility issue Ever since Alice (2014), the USPTO and the courts have to a large extent invalidated software patents.  Also, the USPTO has had a significantly lower than average patent allowance…
  • Jul 17

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection
    A patent claim has three major sections, namely, a preamble, a transitional phrase and a body.  The body of the claim contains the elements which define the scope of patent protection as defined by that claim. The transitional phrase…
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
Rank this Week: 1048

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1020

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Jul 21

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...
    Translating prohibited?The present European patent application was filed in English as a divisional application from a parent application which was as an international application filed in German and also published in German. On…
  • Jul 18

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue
    In this appeal in opposition several issues came up. The patent proprietor filed a very creative (second) auxiliary request which basically amounted to "Opposition division, tell me which claims (of the first auxiliary request) are…
  • Jul 10

    T 2092/13 - Misleading communication

    T 2092/13 - Misleading communication
    In the statement of grounds of appeal against a decision from the Examining Division, the appellant also alleged a series of procedural violations in the first-instance proceedings and requested the reimbursement of the appeal fee. In…
Rank this Week: 1075

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jul 21

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone
    An extra-terrestrial alien visiting Earth in 2007 and returning, now, one decade later, might, at first glance, notice little difference in smartphones between times. For example, most-recent iPhone models superficially appear very similar to…
  • Jul 12

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"
    The Campaign for Accountability (CA) has released a report on Google's "influence" on academic papers.  Notably, The Chronicle for Higher Education states that "The Campaign for Accountability" is funded by Google's…
  • Jul 11

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection
    In most intellectual property law courses and many property courses in the U.S., the INS v. AP case is taught.  In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court created the INS misappropriation claim which essentially protects the gathering of…
Rank this Week: 1199

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

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

    Inevitable Does Not Equal Obviou

    Inevitable Does Not Equal Obviou
    Post By Blog Staff Earlier this week, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) held that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware clearly erred in its obviousness analysis in…
  • Jul 13

    Ninth Circuit Reiterates Role of Online Commerce in Likelihood of Confusion Analysi

    Ninth Circuit Reiterates Role of Online Commerce in Likelihood of Confusion Analysi
    Post By Nicholas Krob The Ninth Circuit issued a ruling on Tuesday clarifying the role of marketing channels in trademark infringement lawsuits. The case at issue involved two furniture manufacturers—Stone Creek Inc. and Omnia Italian…
  • Jul 10

    Court of Appeals Gets Specific with Enablement

    Court of Appeals Gets Specific with Enablement
    Post By Blog Staff In Storer v. Clark, the Court of Appeals explored whether a provisional application had sufficiently enabled interference subject matter.  In order to prove enablement it must be shown that “one skilled in…
Rank this Week: 924

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?
    (NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations…
  • Jul 19

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar
    FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use…
  • Jul 18

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight
    In late 2015, major wireless microphone manufacturers requested that the FCC “reconsider” various mostly-technical rules that it had adopted as part of a wide-ranging strategy to reallocate spectrum for wireless microphones.…
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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
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 1230

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1049

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 20

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act
    The CLASSICS Act aims to harmonize pre-1972 sound recordings with their more current peers. But will the act do what it promises? The post Understanding the CLASSICS Act appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 20

    3 Count: Game of Email

    3 Count: Game of Email
    Neflix sued over Burning Sands film, Kim Dotcom won't get to hear illegal recordings made of him and HBO sends letters over Game of Thrones piracy. The post 3 Count: Game of Emails appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 19

    3 Count: Spotted Again

    3 Count: Spotted Again
    Two lawsuits filed against Spotify alleging infringement of song compositions, Richard Prince can't duck lawsuit over fake instagram exhibit and more. The post 3 Count: Spotted Again appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 960

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jul 19

    Germany: Beschichtungsverfahren, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 163/12, 27 September 2016

    Germany: Beschichtungsverfahren, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 163/12, 27 September 2016
    In this case the FCJ considered the question of whether one of the co-owners of an invention is individually entitled to file a patent application for that invention. The Court held that in general an application is not permissible if it is…
  • Jul 19

    IT team Unified Patent Court calls for input on integration users’ systems with CMS of court

    IT team Unified Patent Court calls for input on integration users’ systems with CMS of court
    The UPC IT team has called on business and service providers to provide information about how they want to integrate their systems with the case management system (CMS) of the UPC, and what services they plan to provide their clients.…
  • Jul 17

    Determination of Design Patent Infringement in China

    Determination of Design Patent Infringement in China
    The recent Apple v. Baili case has generated a wide interest in design patents. This article discusses developments on judicial standards for determining design patent infringement applied in Apple v. Baili, and some implications from this…
Rank this Week: 1183

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 948

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU committees’ views on upload filters highlight differing attitudes to modern copyright protection The European…
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
Rank this Week: 1177

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 18

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute
    A New York court of appeals last week declared the Orioles and Nationals will play extra innings in the teams’ longstanding dispute over fees the Orioles’ Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) owes the Nationals for broadcasting…
  • Jul 18

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War
    An ugly dispute between two reality stars has the potential to create precedent on the responsibility of television networks for posts by its talent on social media sites. The protagonists are Mykel Hawke and Joseph Teti, both veterans of…
  • Jun 28

    The Right Rights For Your Broadway Jukebox

    The Right Rights For Your Broadway Jukebox
    The Jukebox musical is alive and well and living on Broadway. From the songs of Gloria Estefan to Carole King, from Frankie Valli to Abba, we are amidst a 20-year old trend to present pop music’s biggest hits on the live theatrical…
Rank this Week: 1340

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Jul 18

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon
    What, aside from words and logos, can be trademarked? By Kurt Leyendecker Gene Simmons (of the rock band, “Kiss,” fame) recently filed a trademark application for the registration of a variation of the “devil horns”…
  • Jun 19

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal
    Employ smart shopping tactics to the patent acquisition process By Kurt Leyendecker Every three to 10 years, the average consumer embarks on the process of buying a shiny new (or new-used) car. There are many decisions to be made as to the…
  • Apr 18

    The Tale of the Cheerleader and the Protectable 2-D Artwork

    The Tale of the Cheerleader and the Protectable 2-D Artwork
    Why a cheerleader’s uniform had the power to change the law of the land By Peter Lemire Anyone who works in the fashion or the arts is likely aware of the difficulty of protecting your designs, with the constant battle with knock-offs…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Jul 18

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.
    For all intents and purposes, it’s a crime just to have or possess a gun in the state of New Jersey—unless you’re in your own home—and with new rules just announced by the New Jersey judiciary, people charged with…
  • Jul 17

    Press Release: Joseph Bahgat Named a ‘Fastcase 50’ Legal Innovator

    Press Release: Joseph Bahgat Named a ‘Fastcase 50’ Legal Innovator
    For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Vermeulen, COO, Good2BSocial Kevin@good2bsocial.com | Ph: (917) 679-7571 Bahgat + Bahgat Managing Attorney’s Newest Award Solidifies His Reputation as a Legal Innovator and Tech Leader July 14,…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Justices Battle Over The “Internet”

    Supreme Court Justices Battle Over The “Internet”
    I admit I’m a grammar snob. Sue me. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, long before I became an attorney. When I read something in which the author doesn’t know the difference between your and you’re, I…
Rank this Week: 1280

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
  • Jun 30

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named
    The end of the disparagement clause and the rise of free speech. Join Simon Tam of The Slants, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matt Curtis for a special episode discussing SCOTUS's Matal v. Tam. Happy 4th! See you on July 14th! Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
Rank this Week: 1555

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next
    The Good New and the Bad NewsThe only good news for the Canadian educational community about the recent Federal Court decision in Access Copyright v. York University is that the judgment is, with respect, so clearly and consistently wrong…
  • Jul 12

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment
    Date: 20170712Docket: T-578-13Citation: 2017 FC 670Ottawa, Ontario, July 12, 2017PRESENT: The Honourable Mr. Justice PhelanBETWEEN:THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS COPYRIGHT")Plaintiff/Defendant by CounterclaimandYORK…
  • Jul 12

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING
    FROM THE FEDERAL COURT(highlight added)*** Ottawa, July 12, 2017 – A judgment was issued today by the Honourable Michael L. Phelan of the Federal Court in file T-578-13:IN THE MATTER OF THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS…
Rank this Week: 1394

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: 1210

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 13

    Benefits of Registration

    Benefits of Registration
    Recently, Amazon rolled out its revamped brand registry. This is a recent example of an online marketplace encouraging intellectual property owners to embrace the platform by taking steps to protect such owners’ rights. Amazon…
  • Jul 7

    Genericide of the Fidget Spinner

    Genericide of the Fidget Spinner
    It seems everywhere I look, I see stores, gas stations, mall kiosks and even boutiques in Gatlinburg selling Fidget Spinners.  Every kid I know has one (or probably more than one).  So is FIDGET SPINNER a type of toy or a brand? If…
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
Rank this Week: 1209

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

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

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

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
Rank this Week: 1053