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Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime
    The Arizona legislature is considering a law that would make it a crime to conceal your identity while breaking the law or to avoid being arrested or punished. Proposed by State Representatives Bob Thorpe, Brenda Barton, and David Livingston,…
  • Jan 14

    Exciting News: I Joined VenJuris!

    Exciting News: I Joined VenJuris!
    A few months ago I made the important decision to join a law firm in Phoenix called VenJuris. The firm used to be Venable Campillo Logan and Meaney but they recently rebranded. I’m excited to combine forces with them. I’ve been…
  • Jan 13

    Starting a Business in Arizona

    Starting a Business in Arizona
    Starting a business is exciting and can be overwhelming at times with everything that has to get done. I wish more business owners put more energy into creating structure within their business when they contemplate and launch their endeavors.…
Rank this Week: 1842

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Morocco and the European Union agree on Geographical Indication

    Morocco and the European Union agree on Geographical Indication
    Swiftly following yesterday’s post, on a historic IP development on the African continent (as expected), this hibernating Leo adds that Morocco and the European Union have reached agreementon Geographical Indications (GIs). Delighted…
  • Jan 19

    Morocco recognises European patents nationally: what will this mean?

    Morocco recognises European patents nationally: what will this mean?
    Afro Leo posts, below, the text of a media release from the European Patent Office which reads as follows:Morocco recognises European patents as national patents  A win-win agreement: Morocco is the first non-member country of the…
  • Jan 16

    “Yahoo Yahoo” in Nigeria – Trademark Dilution or Defamation?

    “Yahoo Yahoo” in Nigeria – Trademark Dilution or Defamation?
    Since starting her usual daily drive to work in 2015, this Leo has heard the new MTN Nigeria’s internet advert (or “Better Me Bundle”) on her car radio. In the advert, a father accuses his son of engaging in “yahoo…
Rank this Week: 4023

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1245

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
  • Dec 26

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?
    One of the reasons that explains why Rule 506 offerings have been so popular as a means of conducting a private placement is because they are exempt from state regulation.  In 1996, the National Securities Markets Improvement Act…
Rank this Week: 855

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll
    Alleged “patent troll” strikes out for second time in its efforts to have the Vermont AG’s “unfair patent enforcement” lawsuit adjudicated in federal court. In May 2013 the State of Vermont sued MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
Rank this Week: 1705

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting
    Denying relief for cybersquatting is generally supported by lack of proof of abusive registration not for inexactitude in characterizing whether a domain name is identical or substantially similar to a trademark in which complainant has a…
  • Jan 15

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting
    Understanding the Legal Options Used to Fight Cybersquatting Compressed in as little as a word or two, or perhaps an expressive phrase, trademarks communicate powerful stories about who businesses are and what they stand for. They are at once…
  • Jan 11

    Knowledge as Evidence of Abusive Registration

    Knowledge as Evidence of Abusive Registration
    See Anthology of Commentaries — 2014 Knowledge is the key element in proving abusive registration. In obvious cases such as British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, Sky IP International Limited, Sky International AG v. Tarek Esmail,…
Rank this Week: 247

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 17

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 1308

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jan 18

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead
    Last week I looked at the year just passed, and compared my predictions with reality.  This week I want to look at the coming year in patents, to preview some anticipated developments, and to make new predictions for 2015.Here, in brief,…
  • Dec 30

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out
    Another year over and (although I know everyone says it) this one really has just flown by!On 1 January 2014 I posted a review of 2013, and a look ahead to what was then the upcoming year.  In doing so, I made a number of predictions, so…
  • Dec 20

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 includes somewhat quaintly-titled ‘Crown Use’ provisions.  These essentially provide the government with the power to compulsorily acquire a licence to use a patented invention in the course of…
Rank this Week: 1791

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Willful

    Willful
    In Bard v. Gore (CAFC 2014-1114), the CAFC abandons all pretense of equitable rule of law by ignoring its own precedents and exercising biased caprice. In dissent, Judge Newman sharply points this out. This case returns to the Federal…
  • Dec 26

    Not Withdrawn

    Not Withdrawn
    Prosecutorial nitwittery went unchecked by the district court, but a CAFC panel checked it by siding with the USPTO in refusing to withdraw a terminal disclaimer. 6,194,187 issued. Its owner, the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research,…
  • Dec 26

    Scanned

    Scanned
    The death watch for software under §101 continues. In Content Extraction and Transmission v. Wells Fargo et al (CAFC 2013-1588), patents that claim scanning a document and recognizing certain keywords are damned as an "abstract idea,"…
Rank this Week: 612

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
  • Dec 31

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee
    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fees. Greetings, Effective 2015-01-01, Clocktower’s billing rate is $425/hour, the same rate as in 2014. In the name of transparency, this info has been posted online (http://www.erikjheels.com/5013.html) and…
  • Dec 31

    LawLawLaw 2014-12-31

    LawLawLaw 2014-12-31
    A newsletter by Clocktower Law Group founder Erik J. Heels about trends in technology, intellectual property (IP) law (patent law, trademark law), baseball, and rock ‘n’ roll. Greetings, My name is Erik Heels, and this is my…
Rank this Week: 176

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 17

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode
    DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection…
  • Jan 14

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014
    We respect the fact that donors like to know how their money is spent, and appreciate that contributors like to see that their donations are efficiently serving the causes they give to. We were able to accomplish a huge amount in 2014 with…
  • Jan 12

    The DRI Year In Review

    The DRI Year In Review
    2014 marked DRI’s 9th year, a year filled with significant digital rights issues, fundamental privacy issues, and complex legal challenges. It was also a year of enormous success for DRI. Here’s what DRI was able to accomplish in…
Rank this Week: 2640

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
  • Jan 16

    Tim Paul

    Tim Paul
    Tim Paul is a Manhattan based illustrator and cartoonist. His work has appeared in such magazines as Lakeland Boating, Chicago Magazine, InsideCouncil, and NeXT magazine. Other clients have included The New York Times,…
Rank this Week: 2595

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
  • Jan 7

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie
    Bottom line: By filing a string of continuing patent applications and not claiming priority for the continuing patent applications back to a common parent application, the patent owner may be able to extend patent protection for its product.…
Rank this Week: 1389

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?
    Patent drawings have to be good enough to have satisfactory reproduction characteristics. Continue reading →
  • Jan 2

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4691

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Condolences – Alex Ome

    Condolences – Alex Ome
    My law firm, Santucci Priore, P.L. and I would like to express our condolences to the family of Alejandro (“Alex”) Omes who passed away this week. Alex Omes was an important part of South Florida’s music and entertainment…
  • Jan 14

    SMS Audio at Consumer Electronics Show 2015

    SMS Audio at Consumer Electronics Show 2015
    Santucci Priore, P.L. client SMS Audio, LLC made some big announcements at the Consumer Electronics trade Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. SMS Audio announced a new partnership with star tight end of the New England Patriots, Ron Gronkowski. SMS…
  • Jan 9

    Musicians, Managers and Cocaine

    Musicians, Managers and Cocaine
    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Sylvester Stewart, better known as “Sly Stone,” from Sly & The Family Stone, performed at Woodstock in 1969.  He performed classic hits like “Everyday People,” and…
Rank this Week: 466

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 16

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform
    The process of creating “link relationships” between documents and personal profiles used by Facebook®, LinkedIn®, and other social media platforms came under fire in October 2012 via a patent infringement suit filed by…
  • Dec 4

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog
    Google and other image search engines are a free and easy way to get visual information. Search engines are not the best way to find an image for your blog. Your copy of an online search image may not cause trouble if used in an off-line…
  • Nov 21

    .bank is here!

    .bank is here!
    On September 25, 2014, the Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted the application of fTLD Registry Services (FRS) to operate a new Top Level Domain (TLD) exclusively for the banking industry: .bank. When…
Rank this Week: 1752

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3874

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
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World
    This post explains something that we all should know intuitively. If you disclose information to your Facebook friends, you potentially have disclosed it to the entire world. Matthew Richard Palmieri was a contractor for the United States. He…
  • Jan 11

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
  • Dec 23

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?
    This post discusses whether one should form separate legal entities (corporations or limited liability companies) for different lines of business. I am writing this post because I have seen this type of question online many times. The most…
Rank this Week: 4217

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
  • Dec 12

    Who Needs a Patent?

    Who Needs a Patent?
    My response to the question posed in the title of this post is typically: “the only person who needs a patent is a patent attorney.” Indeed, if a patent attorney fails to convince clients like you that they need to…
  • Nov 26

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
Rank this Week: 4341

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Jan 14

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA
    Yesterday, we published our client advisory titled Stop Calling Me:  Can Consumers Waive the right to Revoke Consent Under the TCPA?  If you call or text your customers using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded…
  • Nov 14

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101
    In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The patent claims at…
  • Nov 5

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?
    Too many companies/lawyers treat website Terms of Service (TOS) as boilerplate agreements that no one reads. Many companies simply put a link at the bottom of the homepage. This approach continues to prove ineffective, as courts are…
Rank this Week: 594

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
  • Dec 30

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014
    5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business From the Wikimedia Commons website This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a…
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
Rank this Week: 465

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
  • Dec 30

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014
    5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business From the Wikimedia Commons website This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a…
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
Rank this Week: 3963

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event
        Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will present the luncheon keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York Bar Association on January 28, 2015.  The Trusts and Estates Law…
  • Dec 13

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington
      Season’s Greetings!As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that…
  • Dec 7

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
Rank this Week: 521

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
  • Jan 14

    Lagunitas to Sierra Nevada: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

    Lagunitas to Sierra Nevada: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
    Edit 1/14/2015 at 2:06pm PST: Indeed, Lagunitas dismissed the lawsuit. Thanks to Twitter for breaking the news and the screen cap. As this fellow beer attorney points out and helpfully includes the filing, it’s dismissed in a way that…
  • Jan 13

    Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada: Be the Jury

    Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada: Be the Jury
    I’m sitting out on really discussing the Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada trademark lawsuit involving the IPA packaging/lettering here (it’s 3:15-cv-00153, filed by Lagunitas on Jan. 12, 2015). There’s a lot of really wonderful…
  • Jan 12

    Brewery Start-up Series: When to Sign a Brewery Lease

    Brewery Start-up Series: When to Sign a Brewery Lease
    When you’re thinking about starting a brewery, it’s easy to feel daunted by the cost of it all. As we’ve covered elsewhere, there are strategies to get around those brewery start-up costs—and oftentimes funds are out…
Rank this Week: 1213

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
  • Jan 14

    Key Republicans on Patent Reform in 114th Congre

    Key Republicans on Patent Reform in 114th Congre
    Over the last several days on IPWatchdog.com, we have published articles introducing the Republicans serving on the House IP Subcommittee and the Republicans serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the coming days, we will publish…
  • Jan 9

    Intel Patents Mobile Augmented-Reality Programs and Ultrathin Smartphone

    Intel Patents Mobile Augmented-Reality Programs and Ultrathin Smartphone
    Intel has a large patent portfolio which has only been getting stronger in recent years. In 2013, the company was the recipient of 1,730 patents from the USPTO, a 34.4 % increase in U.S. patents issued to them over 2012. Worldwide, the…
  • Jan 7

    J&J Eye Care Patents Abound

    J&J Eye Care Patents Abound
    The patenting activities of Johnson & Johnson are definitely robust. During 2013 (the latest year for which we have patent statistics available), J&J was 29th globally in terms of patent grants received from the USPTO with 1,107 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 735

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
Rank this Week: 2271

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: 1878

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jan 13

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving
    Bitcoin, a software-based online-payment system, as well as the synonymous payment unit, was introduced in 2009 by the perhaps pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto.  Bitcoin is virtual money exchanged online via any of various apps. …
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
Rank this Week: 3285

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 527

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 4339

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
  • Jan 9

    Court orders Twitter to identify anonymous user

    Court orders Twitter to identify anonymous user
    Defamation plaintiffs’ need for requested information outweighed any impact on Doe defendants’ free speech right to tweet anonymously. Plaintiff company and its CEO sued several unknown defendants who tweeted that plaintiff…
  • Jan 5

    Domain name case under ACPA failed because trademark was not distinctive

    Domain name case under ACPA failed because trademark was not distinctive
    Federal appeals court holds that plaintiff failed to satisfy all elements of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in action against competing airline The federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) [15 U.S.C. 1125(d)]…
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
Rank this Week: 1457

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Legal Issues and Drone

    Legal Issues and Drone
    John W. Mashni will be speaking at the 2015 Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) Winter Conference Jan. 13.  John’s presentation covers legal issues surrounding UAVs and drones. Click here to view Power Point slides for…
  • Jan 6

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence
    The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their…
  • Dec 21

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed
    As part of the recent tax bill, Section 181 of the U.S. Tax Code was renewed allowing a 100 percent tax write-off for the first $15 million of the cost of producing a film in the U.S. Click here to read more about Section 181 in…
Rank this Week: 3118

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: 238

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
  • Jan 10

    Watch the Latest Video from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    Watch the Latest Video from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
    Check out the latest video from J. Paye  & Associates Client, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Straight Business Video
  • Dec 22

    J. Paye & Associates Mentioned in Article About Top R&B Stories of 2014

    J. Paye & Associates Mentioned in Article About Top R&B Stories of 2014
    Journalist,  Shamontiel Vaughn does a great job or recapping the “Biggest Trends in R&B of 2014…we can’t forget how many times Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran went from breakup to make up…J. Paye &…
Rank this Week: 3831

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jan 9

    California AG fowls out on foie gras ban

    California AG fowls out on foie gras ban
    Restaurants across California may no longer need to find creative ways to put foie gras on their menus, as a California federal court has ruled that federal law preempts California’s ban on the sale of the…
  • Dec 18

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI
    On December 18, the FDA announced a long-anticipated proposed amendment to the prescription drug and biological product labeling regulations requiring electronic distribution of prescribing information intended for health care…
  • Dec 18

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)
    Protecting a sound or melody as a trade mark is challenging—applicants must not only accurately represent their sign in a way that meets the expectations of their local Trade Mark Registry, but also prove their sound, noise or jingle is…
Rank this Week: 2251

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    The TTAB’s Recent Decision Clears A Path For Titles Of Single Work

    The TTAB’s Recent Decision Clears A Path For Titles Of Single Work
    At the end of 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or “TTAB”) issued a surprising decision (albeit non-precedential), finally questioning the rule that bars all titles of single creative works from…
  • Jan 2

    What’s New In 2015 At The USPTO

    What’s New In 2015 At The USPTO
    The most popular change at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is the fee reductions for trademark applications and trademark renewals. These reductions become effective on January 17, 2015. The Trademark…
  • Dec 16

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory
    McSweet LLC (“Applicant”) filed two trademark applications to register the mark MCSWEET for “pickled gourmet vegetables, namely, pickled cocktail onions, pickled garlic, and pickled, marinated olive medley” and…
Rank this Week: 2048

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 3

    Helpful “Tech Tips” From David Pogue

    Helpful “Tech Tips” From David Pogue
    Now that 2015 is here, it is a great time to reflect on how much technology has evolved so far throughout the 21st century. From the way we communicate, to the way we conduct research, to the way we shop, it’s clear that…
Rank this Week: 739

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
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
Rank this Week: 473

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 8

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 2219

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 8

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 2375

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: 2135

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling
               With talk about how a la carte pricing of video can reduce consumer costs, I offer a rebuttal.  First video consumers should understand that if they select the most expensive…
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
Rank this Week: 1325

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel
    As a writer, the story you choose to tell – and how you choose to tell it – is solely your province. It’s one of the reasons you write. While it’s a rare occurrence in the world of fiction, if your story includes real,…
  • Jan 2

    Good News For Flying Musicians – You May Stow Your Instrument Aboard

    Good News For Flying Musicians – You May Stow Your Instrument Aboard
    If you play an instrument and have ever tried to fly commercial with it, you know what a nightmare it can be, as I was recently reminded when traveling to perform with Cousin Billy. Everyone from the check-in agent, to the gate agent, flight…
  • Nov 19

    Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Approved and It’s Interesting How the Sausage Was Made

    Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Approved and It’s Interesting How the Sausage Was Made
    When anyone – including a great city like Detroit – “successfully” emerges from bankruptcy, no one is usually happy how it turned out. This is clearly the case with the city of Detroit’s Chapter 9 municipal…
Rank this Week: 1931