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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?
    Dear Rich: I work for a fully online private school and am seeking permission to use images, videos, and links within the course. Do I need to have a formal contract with a signature confirming that permission is granted to use the item, or…
  • Feb 23

    Can I Make "Night of the Living Dead" Action Figures?

    Can I Make "Night of the Living Dead" Action Figures?
    Dear Rich: Night of the Living Dead (the original film by George A Romero) is in the public domain. However someone trademarked Night of the Living Dead for action figures (all the information is below). If I wanted to manufacture action…
  • Feb 16

    Pre-roll Ads and Publicity Right

    Pre-roll Ads and Publicity Right
    Dear Rich: Our company post news interviews online. Does the fact that we're using pre-roll ads require us to get waivers from our interview subjects? Whether you need to obtain a waiver/release depends on why you want to use a…
Rank this Week: 593

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
  • Jan 10

    Software and the economics of oil

    Software and the economics of oil
    A Bloomberg slideshow in December 2014 illustrates that U.S. oil consumption and GDP growth decoupled from 2010 - America is shaking off its addiction to oil. Five factors for the decoupling are given. Use of software is not mentioned.
  • Dec 9

    Social media and the law - book review

    Social media and the law - book review
    Social media is an inevitable and integral part of the lives of most individuals around the world seeking to communicate and share information. In terms of businesses and other organisations, social media is  largely a marketing channel…
  • Nov 26

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
Rank this Week: 572

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 527

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 535

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Statistiques OEB 2014

    Statistiques OEB 2014
    L'OEB vient de publier ses  statistiques détaillées pour 2014. Avec plus de 274 000 demandes déposées en 2014 auprès de l'OEB (dépôts directs + entrées en phase…
  • Feb 24

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE
    Dans deux affaires récentes, la Chambre de recours a estimé que la division d'examen n'avait pas correctement exercé son pouvoir discrétionnaire en refusant l'admission de nouvelles requêtes sur le fondement…
  • Feb 22

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication
    Le brevet avait pour objet un couvercle pour batteries d'accumulateurs. La (longue) revendication 1 proposée en recours contenait en dernière caractéristique le fait que "le labyrinthe défini dans la chambre…
Rank this Week: 608

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 639

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: I read recently that music stars Robin Thicke, Pharrell “Hat” Williams and Clifford “TI” Harris Jr. have sued the late Marvin Gaye’s kids. Thicke and his buddies, according to the news, claim that they…
  • Sep 30

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer
    Lipton, Weinberger & Husick (“LWH”) recently scored another success against domainer, Marchex, Inc.  Here’s some background. Domainers – those who speculate in domain names – set up web sites for…
  • Sep 30

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”
    Readers may recall that in our July newsletter we reported on the wonderland Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. The offspring of the mischief that decision created have now formed a deluge of cases during the past month and a half…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 614

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant
    MBBP Client Giant Otter Technologies announced on February 26, 2015 that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant.  This highly selective two –year grant from the National Science Foundation in…
  • Feb 27

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD
    In light of the latest development from the Department of Homeland Security allowing H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers to apply for employment authorizations,  we have compiled a list of important FAQs to help employers,…
  • Feb 26

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA
    By: David A. Fazzolare and Joanna T. Brougher On February 18, 2015, Apotex Inc., announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted its application for a biosimilar version of Amgen Inc’s Neupogen®. Apotex is second…
Rank this Week: 725

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
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
Rank this Week: 789

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?
    Not where you need to rely on evidence outside the pleadings...Stoneeagle Services has sued Pay-Plus Solutions and Premier Healthcare Exchange for infringement of U.S. Patent RE 43,904 and RE 44,748 relating to healthcare provider…
  • Jan 27

    Are Declaratory Judgment Claims of Non-infringement in Response to a Claim of Infringement Redundant and Unnecessary?

    Are Declaratory Judgment Claims of Non-infringement in Response to a Claim of Infringement Redundant and Unnecessary?
    Yes.The Alexis Brothers, acrobatic circus performers who regularly perform as a featured act of Cirque de Soleil, own a copyright registration titled "Peace and Discord" for an original choreographic work consisting of a sequences of poses…
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
Rank this Week: 730

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 809

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/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 717

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 744

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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

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

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

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

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

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

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 749

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 938

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: 831

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
  • Feb 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project
    The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services. The report was delivered to the Register by…
Rank this Week: 888

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
Rank this Week: 962

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
  • Feb 19

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE
    By Rebecca Kay and Ruth Hoy In the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn of 2014, IP law hit the UK headlines, in light of the most significant series of reforms in years.Background to the reforms In 2010, the government commissioned a review of…
Rank this Week: 823

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 885

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: 898

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • May 21

    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On
    I am aware of the following blogs that present decisions of the Boards of appeal on a regular basis:In English:• Jelle Terpsma publishes quite regularly on his EQE Tools website (here).• DeltaPatents has started blogging with 5…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 992

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 937

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…
Rank this Week: 963

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 864

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
  • Feb 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26
    Nude photo ban by Reddit, Google won't delete damage http://t.co/pWWyDKSjOt -> Graffiti Artists Fight Copying by Fashion Brands http://t.co/1hUmV6S0uj -> The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo's liability with respect to copyright…
  • Feb 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25
    Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics http://t.co/0c9FwVdrts -> Federal judge SLAPPs down Pandora's First Amendment defense http://t.co/1Q53PZwKiA -> Access Copyright Embarking on Transformation and Renewal – Access…
  • Feb 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-24
    Discovery of social media and CPU evidence refused in slip and fall case Merpaw v. Hyde, 2015 ONSC 1053 http://t.co/n4pGQVloxo -> Anton Piller order issued in trade secret case, TSI International Group Inc. v. Formosa, 2015 ONSC 1138…
Rank this Week: 1279

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 1217

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Feb 26

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)
    This week, the Cleveland Browns football team made a big deal about announcing new colors and an new team logo. The change is barely a change. It is really insignificant.  It is a slight modification, at best. And according to ESPN,…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV
    Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window]: DRAGON PRINT…
  • Feb 17

    Reminder: Beware of scams targeting trademark applicant

    Reminder: Beware of scams targeting trademark applicant
    Trademark records are publicly available — and easily accessed by computer. Generally, that is a great thing. however, it means that some who wish to take advantage on unsuspecting trademark holders use the data to contact them with…
Rank this Week: 1096

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Feb 25

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show
    As a Performer or Promoter, Am I Labile For Concert Cancellations or Postponements? A successful concert or tour can generate a huge amount of money and influence for all artists, promoters, venue owners, and cities involved. However, there…
  • Feb 24

    Go, Go Power Rangers! Or Cease and Desist

    Go, Go Power Rangers! Or Cease and Desist
    Last night, music video director Joseph Kahn posted a dark and grim fan video of the American franchise classic Power Rangers on YouTube and Vimeo. The highly-produced 14-minute film entitled “Power/Rangers”…
  • Feb 23

    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
    The moment that the entire boxing world has been awaiting for years has finally arrived: Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to make boxing history on May 2, 2015. Yes, you heard me right: Mayweather and…
Rank this Week: 1161

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
  • Feb 13

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?
    IPNews® - A legal debate over copyright ownership of the dancing “Left Shark” from the Super Bowl half time show has gone viral.    Katy Perry’s alleged ownership over her half-time shark intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 1050

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1158

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
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Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 1237

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: 1232

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Feb 17

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released several patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released patent eligibility guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent…
  • Feb 10

    The Art of Negotiation – Mediation of IP Dispute

    The Art of Negotiation – Mediation of IP Dispute
    Jeff Kichaven (pictured left) is one of California’s leading mediators. I met Kichaven several months ago while I was in Newport Beach, California, to speak at the Orange County Bar Association. At the conclusion of our…
  • Feb 5

    Medical Innovations Also a Focus for Samsung

    Medical Innovations Also a Focus for Samsung
    Medical innovations were strongly reflected in Samsung’s patent applications published in the past few months by the USPTO. Rumors that Samsung would jettison its medical device division during its December 2014 restructuring…
Rank this Week: 1042

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
  • Jan 29

    Oil Price Crash

    Oil Price Crash
    Thanks to J.L. Morin for writing about the oil price at Huffington Post. That’s a good occasion for me to break my recent silence on this blog. Morin explains the recent downward trend in oil prices with the fact that fossil fuel will…
Rank this Week: 1182

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 9

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO") became effective on October 15, 1970. It was originally intended primarily to assist in the prosecution of mafia leaders, as it permitted them to be tried for…
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Feb 6

    The trademark balancing act: Protecting your rights without enraging your customer

    The trademark balancing act: Protecting your rights without enraging your customer
    Trademarks symbolize the character and reputation of their owners and the quality of those finished products offered to the consumer. It typically takes years of careful cultivation to build a valuable trademark. This cultivation can…
  • Feb 3

    Are food recipes protected by copyright?

    Are food recipes protected by copyright?
    When a chef develops a menu for a new restaurant, can the chef or the restaurant protect the recipes under copyright laws? In a word, no. As a federal judge in Ohio recently explained, copyright protects the particular layout of a…
  • Jan 8

    What does the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mean for software inventions?

    What does the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mean for software inventions?
    At the end of a year in which the patent eligibility of software inventions came under fire like never before, the USPTO finally issued its long-awaited 2014 Interim Guidance for Subject Matter Eligibility, which describes how…
Rank this Week: 1263

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

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

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal
    In a decision imparting more certainty to the Post Grant Review process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “CAFC”) held that it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent and Trademark Office’s (the…
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
    Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property group prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in the trademark matter entitled Hana Financial v. Hana Bank.  574 U.S. ___ (2015).  Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous…
  • Jan 23

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling
    On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling.  Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1023

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

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

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
  • Jan 5

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter
    Guest Blogger: Ashley Ann Czechowski, University at Buffalo Law student On December 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide if decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to refuse or cancel registration of…
Rank this Week: 1088

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 1146

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

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

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1148

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Oct 31

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween
    Reprinted with permission.  Photo credit/copyright Kate Livingston. In honor of Halloween and my favorite Supreme Court justice, I present Ruth Baby Ginsburg.  May your Halloween be free from the horror of infringement. The post…
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
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