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The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 644

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

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

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

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet

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

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?

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

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 632

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 694

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 557

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Feb 6

    Crean estudiantes modelo 3D para visitas virtuale

    Crean estudiantes modelo 3D para visitas virtuale
    Agencia Informativa CONACYT Por Érika Rodríguez Zacatecas, Zacatecas. 4 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- En el Laboratorio Nacional de Software Libre (Labsol), estudiantes de la carrera de…
  • Feb 5

    Crean estudiantes modelo 3D para visitas virtuale

    Crean estudiantes modelo 3D para visitas virtuale
    Por Érika Rodríguez Agencia Informativa CONACYT Zacatecas, Zacatecas. 3 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- En el Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Telecomunicaciones Espaciales (CIDTE) de…
  • Feb 5

    Crean mochila solar que recarga aparatos, trasmite sonido y funciona como señalamiento

    Crean mochila solar que recarga aparatos, trasmite sonido y funciona como señalamiento
      Con información de (Agencia ID) * El logro de innovadores poblanos permite una carga total en 5 horas y se busca comercializar este año Un investigador mexicano innovó en el diseño de una mochila…
Rank this Week: 942

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 980

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding

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

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

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

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​
    The court deferred ruling on defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding a reasonable royalty for unreliable apportionment and ordered plaintiff to produce a supplemental report curing the expert's…
Rank this Week: 784

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine
    The creators of the dark comedy play Hand to God included in their play dialogue from Who’s on First?, the iconic comedy routine created by Abbott and Costello.  Abbott and Costello's heirs sued Kevin McCollum and others involved…
Rank this Week: 916

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
  • Feb 4

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface
    Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Submerged Precedent, 16 NEV. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Brooke D. ColemanIn the modern age, there is no shortage of information. The internet and the tools it has inspired lead many—myself…
  • Feb 3

    Corporate Intent and Corporate Crime: A Matter of Inference

    Corporate Intent and Corporate Crime: A Matter of Inference
    Mihailis Evangelos Diamantis, Corporate Criminal Minds, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyThe Yates Memo emphasizes the need to fight corporate crime by imposing criminal liability on…
Rank this Week: 974

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    A teddy bear having pliable and movable arms for hugging, comprising: a) a teddy bear having a head, a torso, a pair of arms with paws and a pair of legs; b) each of said arms being pliable and movable and being connected to each side of said…
  • Feb 2

    T1990/10 : combinaisons de plage

    T1990/10 : combinaisons de plage
    La Titulaire argumentait que la caractéristique "inférieure à 35°C" découlait de manière implicite des caractéristiques "inférieure à 37°" et "de 30°C à 35°C".…
  • Jan 31

    T809/12 : résultat à atteindre

    T809/12 : résultat à atteindre
    La demande avait pour objet un article revêtu comprenant un substrat de verre et un empilement de couches minces, une des caractéristiques de la revendication étant que l'article avait un ΔE* (NDLR: grandeur…
Rank this Week: 886

Written Description

Written Description

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

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

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law
    I've been enjoying Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, a history of computers and the Internet. As with any book related to innovation, I've been interested in the importance (or non-importance) of patents for different inventors, and in the…
  • Feb 1

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?
    The constitutional justification for patents and copyrights is "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." In the late eighteenth century, "science" included all knowledge, and "useful arts" referred to technological rather than…
  • Jan 31

    Want to be a Stanford Law Research Fellow in IP Law?

    Want to be a Stanford Law Research Fellow in IP Law?
    Official announcement and application information here, and also pasted below. We're looking for someone to start this summer, and the application deadline is 2/29.Research Fellow, Intellectual Property, Stanford Law SchoolDescription…
Rank this Week: 860

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1038

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

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

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

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon
    By Samuel Daheim For many, the internet has become the primary means of storing, disseminating, and receiving information in personal affairs. We often regard the web as the most convenient and accessible method of communicating. The question…
  • Jan 29

    Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase to Prepare for the Next Chapter

    Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase to Prepare for the Next Chapter
    By Yayi Ding It’s official – Kobe Bryant has trademarked the phrase: “Friends Hang Sometimes Banners Hang Forever.” The motto originated from a 2015 interview with Kobe, when a reporter asked him about “not being…
Rank this Week: 856

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result
    As Socially Aware readers know, privacy presents real business risks that have the potential to negatively impact a company’s bottom line, from the legal fees associated with a data breach to revenue declines stemming from a loss of…
  • Feb 2

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache
    The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to create 40…
  • Jan 28

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we offer practical tips to help ensure…
Rank this Week: 803

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
Rank this Week: 757

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

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

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

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

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 832

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/
  • Jan 31

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

    Test

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Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Jan 29

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in the case of Dolby Systems, Inc. v. Christenson, focuses primarily on the issue of which party bears the initial burden of proof with regard to a “first sale” defense in a copyright…
  • Jan 25

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid
    In business, there are numerous opportunities for pitfalls, mistakes and errors and they come up in all different legal areas – from basic formation issues to labor and employment to intellectual property. Mistakes and missteps…
  • Jan 12

    Don’t Get On the Wrong Side of Taylor Swift in a Copyright Case!

    Don’t Get On the Wrong Side of Taylor Swift in a Copyright Case!
    Taylor Swift has been in the news a lot over the last year or so. She is phenomenally successful. Her hit album “1989” concert tour was the highest grossing tour in the world in 2015 (over $250 million) and the highest grossing…
Rank this Week: 1040

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 770

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Warren Distribution, Inc. v. Royal Purple, LLC – What’s in a Name?

    Warren Distribution, Inc. v. Royal Purple, LLC – What’s in a Name?
    In this matter, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board dismissed an opposition without prejudice in this precedential opinion because the party that filed the opposition was different from the party that sought and obtained an extension of time…
  • Jan 21

    Extending the Patentable Life of 3D Printers: A Lesson From the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Extending the Patentable Life of 3D Printers: A Lesson From the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Modern innovation typically occurs one step-improvement at a time. Some clients initially question whether their new application of an existing technology is patentable. Usually, the answer is ‘yes.’ Under U.S. law (and most other…
  • Jan 19

    Copyright Is Nothing To Joke About

    Copyright Is Nothing To Joke About
    Last summer, comedian Robert Kaseberg filed a copyright infringement suit against Conan O’Brien, among others, alleging that O’Brien incorporated four jokes written by Kaseberg in the opening monologues of his television show…
Rank this Week: 823

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 1036

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 733

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 825

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
Rank this Week: 743

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: 798

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 1034

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: 730

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?
    Has your trademark application been rejected because the trademark examining attorney found your mark to be “confusingly similar” to an existing mark?  Under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act, the Trademark Office is…
  • Dec 4

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    The number 13 is clearly Taylor Swift’s favorite number, and it seems for good reason.  The twenty-four year old, multiple Grammy-award winner recently told E! News, “I was born on the 13th.  I turned 13 on Friday the…
  • Dec 3

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing
    Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a…
Rank this Week: 1022

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1010

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 876

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

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

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

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

    Software Patents Survive

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

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 837

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 6

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-05

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-05
    Legal Cloud Computing Association Publish First Cloud Security Doctrine for Law Firms https://t.co/G4wOfeorFT -> Canada mustn’t walk away from ratifying TPP trade deal https://t.co/gmav6jYCxa -> The trouble with Jim Balsillie's…
  • Feb 5

    Intellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg interview

    Intellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg interview
    I was interviewed by Bloomberg TV yesterday on the topic of fears expressed over the intellectual property portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. My interview on the TPP can be accessed below. For more detail, you can see my ope-ed in the…
  • Feb 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-04
    32% of Canadians support TPP trade deal but many uncertain, poll suggests https://t.co/jVvMHkjqb0 -> Chrystia Freeland signs Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in New Zealand https://t.co/SQ6Xxunpqs -> Fitness trackers put users’…
Rank this Week: 1529

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

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

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

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

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place
    As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, the last element of the AM Revitalization rulemaking that had not yet taken effect was Section 73.1560 (along with the related Form 338, a/k/a the AM Station Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL)…
Rank this Week: 1523

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
  • Jan 20

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of its iconic attractions due to a trademark dispute with its concessionaire company Delaware North.  When the national park turned the contract over to Aramark, Delaware North…
Rank this Week: 1609

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority
    In our recent post, Living in a Nonmaterial World: Determining IP Rights for Digital Data, we discussed the potential impact of the Federal Circuit decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC, 2014-1527, in which the appeals court held that the…
  • Feb 1

    Uber and Lyft Choose Different Routes in Navigating Legal Challenge

    Uber and Lyft Choose Different Routes in Navigating Legal Challenge
    The future of ride-sharing companies has hung in the balance for more than two years while class actions and labor complaints were pending against industry giants Uber, Lyft and others. The ride-sharing companies have primarily fought with…
Rank this Week: 1784

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 5

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event

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

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

    “It’s like Uber for ______” as reflected in trademark application filing
    Uber just unveiled a re-branding with a new logo. I will blog separately about that. But it got me thinking about the rise in the use of the word “uber.” How many elevator pitches over the last 5 years began with “it’s…
  • Feb 2

    Trademark Guide to SUPER BOWL 50

    Trademark Guide to SUPER BOWL 50
    Sunday’s game will feature a lot of trademarks! The teams, players, broadcast, halftime show, and stadium all feature brands. I’m not even counting all the commercials that will be viewed and dissected. Here are some of the key…
Rank this Week: 1644

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16
    Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access — Robert C. Maier, a member of the American Library Association’s Digital Content Working Group, has this to say about the benefits of licensing, “Though we…
Rank this Week: 1797

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 4

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

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

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

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

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

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?
      By Emma Kleiner* At the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, the Healing Art Program’s mission is to fill the hospital with art that lifts the spirits of the patients and creates a serene environment. Lauren Rabb, the…
Rank this Week: 1749

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

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

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case
    On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which requests that the Supreme Court determine the proper standard for attorneys’ fees awards in copyright cases.[1] The party requesting review by the Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 1108

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
  • Feb 1

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov
    The United States Copyright Office is now using the federal government’s regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in its public proceedings, including the Office’s three recently initiated studies…
Rank this Week: 1665

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 4

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

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

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE

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

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR
    By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) The European Commission has announced a competition law inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the context of a Digital Single Market strategy in the EU.  The Commission suspects that…
Rank this Week: 1597

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 4

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire
    In a February 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Colleen McMahon declined to dismiss the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, finding that the defendant’s computing programming services under a written agreement constituted a…
  • Feb 3

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act
    In a February 1, 2016 ruling, Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued a decision explaining his reasoning for the dismissal of the plaintiff’s trademark action seeking to find that the holder of a presumptively valid foreign trademark had abandoned…
  • Nov 30

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State
    In a November 25, 2015 ruling, Judge Laura Taylor Swain permitted the plaintiff in this patent infringement action to seek discovery of the amount of the defendant's foreign sales of allegedly infringing goods manufactured in the United…
Rank this Week: 1598

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: 1785

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: 1554