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Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
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Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 31

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!
    We have four tickets to the TCU v. Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game on Feb. 16th. that we are giving away! LIKE and/or SHARE our Jan 28th TCU Facebook post to be entered to win!! We will be announcing the winner on February 8th!…
  • Jan 24

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia
    At the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm, our clients are our first priority. We know that to our clients, information gathering about the patent process is a top priority. Our website is designed not only to be informative; but also to be a valuable…
  • Jan 17

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES
    One of the hottest tickets in the inventors’ universe is to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas, NV. CES is an international electronics and technology trade show; “ the proving ground for innovators and…
Rank this Week: 2477

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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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 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    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: 4513

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    How to Move a Business from California to Arizona

    How to Move a Business from California to Arizona
    California is so weird. (I grew up there. I can say that from experience.) It’s a weird state with weird laws. I recently helped a client move their business from California to Arizona. Arizona law allows you to simply transfer your…
  • Jan 25

    Model Release for TFP Photo Shoot

    Model Release for TFP Photo Shoot
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of participating in an open photo shoot at a junkyard in Wittmann, Arizona. Dozens of photographers and models converged on this location to shoot around all day in and on the various broken down…
  • Jan 17

    Arizona Reviving its Revenge Porn Law

    Arizona Reviving its Revenge Porn Law
    Arizona lawmakers are trying to bring back the revenge porn law. The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed HB2001 last week. This bill would make it a crime to share “revenge porn” without the person’s…
Rank this Week: 842

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2414

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 29

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark
    Word Marks One of the most frequently asked questions in our practice is how do you evaluate trademarks to determine if a likelihood of confusion would result in the marketplace. The applicable rules will vary based on the type or types of…
  • Jan 15

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law
    A year ago,  I posted a blog that featured a case that had appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) and the Court reversed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Jan 4

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi
    A frequently asked question in our trademark practice is what filing basis should the trademark applicant rely on when filing its trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. There are five filing bases to…
Rank this Week: 2068

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Read these blogs for Alice § 101 rejection

    Read these blogs for Alice § 101 rejection
    I work primarily in the computer and electronics arts, so I deal a lot with § 101 rejections in the wake of Alice v. CLS Bank. I haven't found any magic bullets for overcoming these rejections, but I have found some bloggers that…
  • Jan 15

    PTAB agrees with Applicant that claimed feature "would make no sense in the context" of the reference

    PTAB agrees with Applicant that claimed feature "would make no sense in the context" of the reference
    Takeaway: The application on appeal used biometrics from multiple users to measure software application ease-of-use. The Examiner asserted that "averaging quantitative metrics across the plurality of users" was taught by the primary…
  • Jan 6

    ptab reverse obvious method treatment

    ptab reverse obvious method treatment
    Takeaway: The Examiner issued an obviousness rejection of claims to a method of using modified botox to treat urogenital-neurological disorders. One reference taught the modified toxin recited in the claims as a treatment for chronic pain.…
Rank this Week: 1044

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 29

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM
    In this case, Mr. Simon Shiao Tam names his band “THE SLANTS” to make a statement about racial and cultural issues in this country.  Section 2(a) of the Lanham acts bars the Trademark Office from registering scandalous,…
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE
    Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is utilized by the Patent Office so that an inventor’s patent protection is not limited by delays caused by the Patent Office. The Patent Term Guarantee Act (“the Act”), 35 U.S.C. § 154(b),…
  • Jan 26

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.
    In this case, Lumen sued FINDTHEBEST.COM for infringing U.S Patent 8,069,073. The ‘073 patent had claims that were directed towards facilitating procurement of delivery of products or services involving multiple classes of parties. All…
Rank this Week: 2769

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2121

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2412

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: 792

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2176

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    El Chapo and Trademark

    El Chapo and Trademark
    Just wrapped up an interview with Noticias 62 about Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was recently captured, and trademark issues related to him believe it or not.  Evidently, his family has filed for…
  • Nov 10

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group
    Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who…
  • Oct 23

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!
    We have been extremely busyat Cohen IP Law Group. Here are just some of the trademark and patent registrations we received this week alone. We are excited to exceed our 2014 total registrations for our clients!Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 4954

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Trademarks in Patent Claim

    Trademarks in Patent Claim
    A trademark can be used in a patent claim, but it is not usually recommended.
  • Dec 30

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown
    The Patent Office suffered a catastrophic power shutdown the week of Christmas 2015.
  • Dec 23

    Trademark Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    Trademark Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Trademark Office’s prohibition against the registration of disparaging trademarks was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday. Many have questioned for a long time how a statute could legitimately refuse to register some marks…
Rank this Week: 1203

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 4146

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 28

    The Market Basket strike: valuing people builds a brand

    The Market Basket strike: valuing people builds a brand
    In this video from the Delight Conference, I pull out some stops to tell the story of Market Basket which has become one of New England's most storied brands and a frequently cited case study in public relations, negotiation and designing for…
  • Jan 20

    Economic stress in the US may already have an epidemic health impact

    Economic stress in the US may already have an epidemic health impact
    New research from the National Academy of Science shows that over the last decade mortality rates have increased for middle-aged white American's - accounting for as many as 500,000 new deaths caused by self-poisoning, liver disease and…
  • Jan 15

    GE move chould shift Boston from innovation cradle to capital

    GE move chould shift Boston from innovation cradle to capital
    Boston's about to become a company town. Though GE's relocation to Boston brings a modest 800 new jobs (vs. 5,000 that GE business units already employ in Massachusetts) it will fill a HUGE gap in Boston's business community -- and be a new…
Rank this Week: 1273

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 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
  • Nov 25

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!
    December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10…
Rank this Week: 1176

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Blogging Gone Wrong

    Blogging Gone Wrong
    Blogging is all fun and games until you plagiarize someone else’s work. I’m sure we all learned this after our first research paper. For me it was 5th grade after Ms. Russo (RIP) handed back my research paper on Alcatraz.…
  • Nov 4

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered
    The answers to the following questions should be read as preparatory rather than as definitive. What works are protected? What works are not protected by copyright? What is copyright registration? When is a work protected by copyright? How…
  • Oct 21

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search
    The 6 Step Process to conduct your own preliminary patent search: Keywords: Before I begin my search I must make a through and detailed list of keywords that will best describe my invention. Keywords will include different…
Rank this Week: 4971

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Jan 27

    Patenting patent processe

    Patenting patent processe
    How do you protect your IP Processes?  More importantly, have you ever done a freedom to operate clearance on them? To kick off this short series of posts, here are a few insights on some of the top ‘patent process’ patent…
  • Jan 20

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool
    Thanks to Taylor Wessing’s brand new Patent Map, anyone can now quickly compare European jurisdictions on key litigation factors. Those who have litigated in Europe will know that this comparison is at the heart of every strategic…
  • Oct 20

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300
    It’s been a great honour to be a member of the IAM Strategy 300.  I was there in the first group (the IAM250) in 2009, and have been there every year since.  (Thank you so much for the previous nominations and votes of…
Rank this Week: 2172

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jan 26

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC
    Last year, I was asked by the White House Office of the US Trade Representative to present at the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3),  "Workshop on the Role of Trade Secrets for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Attracting…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue
    The final outcomes aren't public yet, but I thought this would be okay to share - I was invited by the White House to speak to the leaders of the United States and China’s innovation policies at the “6th US-China Innovation…
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 2000

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 26

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained
    The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print
    Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL.  Although any information on the current state of the law is…
  • Oct 25

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD
    Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United…
Rank this Week: 2140

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyJudge to review police records on secret Stingray cellphone tracking system (Chicago Tribune)Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos (The Social Ms)Privacy & Security in the…
  • Jan 17

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyFederal drone regulations raise questions about property, privacy rights (GazetteNet)The big data of bad driving, and how insurers plan to track your every turn  (The Washington Post)Uber fined peanuts in God…
  • Jan 5

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where…

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyQuestions and Answers - Data protection reform  (European Commission)HK: Estate agent fined for breach of personal data privacy…
Rank this Week: 4322

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Latest Law Review Publication

    Latest Law Review Publication
    The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal recently published an article of mine entitled: Network Neutrality and Consumer Demand for "Better Than Best Efforts" Traffic Management.  It's available for free…
  • Jan 25

    Comcast Plays By Its Own Rule

    Comcast Plays By Its Own Rule
    Few companies can get away with charging consumers for service yet delivered.  Comcast does.Few companies can impose late payment fees for service not yet rendered, but of course Comcast does.To add insult to injury, a Comcast bill did…
  • Dec 29

    Did Comcast’s Local Broadcast Retransmission Costs Rise 65% Last Year?

    Did Comcast’s Local Broadcast Retransmission Costs Rise 65% Last Year?
                Leave to Comcast management to convert a cost of doing business into a profit center.  Cable television operators have to negotiate “retransmission fees”…
Rank this Week: 1866

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

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

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal
    A copyright is the exclusive right to use a creative work. For creators, it’s perhaps their most important right. If you have any doubts, just look at it’s origin. The Copyright Clause at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution,…
  • Jan 21

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?
    Under Oregon law, a limited liability company (“LLC”) may “conduct . . . any lawful business or purpose which a partnership, corporation or professional corporation . . . may conduct . . . .” ORS 63.074(1). Oregon used…
  • Jan 4

    Some legal tips for helping your creative business stay on course in 2016

    Some legal tips for helping your creative business stay on course in 2016
    Take your creative business farther in this new year by starting off on a good course. If your business is a corporation or limited liability company, this is a great time to to review your records and make any necessary corrections. And if…
Rank this Week: 2354

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: 4306

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Vehicle Intelligence v. Mercedes-Benz: Ineligibility as a Proxy for Lack of Enablement

    Vehicle Intelligence v. Mercedes-Benz: Ineligibility as a Proxy for Lack of Enablement
    The Federal Circuit has issued four decisions since December 1, 2015, all of course invalidating the patents in suit, two per curiam (Cloud Satchel, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. and Priceplay.com, Inc. v. AOL Advertising, Inc.) and two opinions in…
  • Jan 22

    #AliceStorm: When It Rains, It Pours...

    #AliceStorm: When It Rains, It Pours...
    By: Robert R. Sachs Last year I christened the post-Alice impact on patents #Alicestorm, riffing on the hashtag #hellastorm used to refer to the Pineapple Express storms the drenched the Bay Area in December 2014. This year we have El Niño…
  • Nov 6

    #AliceStorm for Halloween: Was it a Trick or a Treat?

    #AliceStorm for Halloween: Was it a Trick or a Treat?
    By: Robert R. Sachs Alice has been busy the last two months, continuing to haunt the federal courts and the Knox and Randolph buildings at the USPTO. Here are the latest #AliceStorm numbers through the end of October, 2015: There have been 34…
Rank this Week: 4819

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,...
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Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Unpatentable Mind

    The Unpatentable Mind
    First Choice Loan Services sued Mortgage Grader for infringing its financial transaction patents. In light of the Supreme Court's Alice decision, the district court found the patent claims directed to unpatentable abstract ideas. The CAFC…
  • Jan 22

    Not Running

    Not Running
    Commil USA v Cisco (CAFC 2012-1042) illustrates the incompetence of the patent law system in the US. The case went up to the Supreme Court and back down to the CAFC before being settled on a rather simple, well-established technical fact…
  • Nov 30

    Toxic Specie

    Toxic Specie
    "To be sure, it is well-settled that a narrow species can be non-obvious and patent eligible despite a patent on its genus. An earlier disclosure of a genus does not necessarily prevent patenting a species member of the genus. But that is…
Rank this Week: 293

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 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
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eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?
    Your website looks good, is functional and provides a great user experience. But, can a disabled person use it? Can a visually-impaired person understand what your photos and other non-text aspects of your website are and do? If not, you may…
  • Jan 18

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focused on trademarks and entity formation. This part focuses on patent law. Patent…
  • Jan 15

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focuses on trademarks and entity formation Trademarks At one point or another, all…
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eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?
    Your website looks good, is functional and provides a great user experience. But, can a disabled person use it? Can a visually-impaired person understand what your photos and other non-text aspects of your website are and do? If not, you may…
  • Jan 18

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focused on trademarks and entity formation. This part focuses on patent law. Patent…
  • Jan 15

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focuses on trademarks and entity formation Trademarks At one point or another, all…
Rank this Week: 1304

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
Rank this Week: 4629

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 580

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
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Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
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IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    Can you imagine a free-trade agreement between countries in the Pacific area? An agreement that would make importing goods and services from Brunei, Chile, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam ... The…
  • Oct 6

    How Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Can Help Brazil’s Economic Crisi

    How Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Can Help Brazil’s Economic Crisi
    After reporting two consecutive quarters of decline in growth, Brazil is officially in a recession. Needless to say, the population has been anticipating this for months, and has expressed all its disappointment with huge ... The post How…
  • Jul 23

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation
    Helped by thousands of Twitter and blog commentaries, the so-called Brazilian Internet Constitution Act (“Marco Civil”) was created in 2014. This law is one of the first internet regulations in the world, and for this ...…
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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 #20

    17 Seconds #20
    Trademark Audit 101 In December 2014, shortly after creating 17 Seconds (which, in case you hadn’t noticed, is always published at 17:17 on the 17th of each month, because 17), I audited all of the trademarks used by Clocktower Law and…
  • Dec 31

    LawLawLaw #38

    LawLawLaw #38
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #19

    17 Seconds #19
    Are You Going To File Patents And Trademarks In Europe? That’s what Clocktower Law is going to ask from now on when foreign filing deadlines are approaching. Rather than asking generally about filing foreign patents and trademarks,…
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QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 16

    Czech translation of our most popular article, "The Promise of a Post-Copyright World".

    Czech translation of our most popular article, "The Promise of a Post-Copyright World".
    By far the most popular article on this site (over half a million views now and counting) is The Surprising History of Copyright and the Promise of a Post-Copyright World.  Courtesy of Antonín Houska, it is now available in Czech…
  • Nov 22

    Copyright Is Brain Damage, Freedom of Speech Begins at Home: Nina Paley Speaks at TEDxMaastricht.

    Copyright Is Brain Damage, Freedom of Speech Begins at Home: Nina Paley Speaks at TEDxMaastricht.
    This 18-minute talk is by far the best explanation I've seen yet of why you should question copyright. In the last few years, I've watched QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley refine her message about the harm of copyright and permission…
  • Sep 2

    Elevating to the Public Domain

    Elevating to the Public Domain
    We were talking with reader Noel Taylor about the "Happy Birthday" song case and he made an interesting suggestion: Instead of say that a work has "fallen into" the public domain or "lapsed into" the public domain, why not say that the work…
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PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 15

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist
    Artist loses lawsuit over Starbucks campaign, artist lawsuit against Moschino over gala dress moves ahead and Twitter sued again over DMCA compliance.
  • Jan 14

    3 Count: Proxy War

    3 Count: Proxy War
    Mike Huckabee responds to Eye of the Tiger lawsuit, Netflix says it will start blocking proxies and more copyright trouble for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Jan 13

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl
    The first Super Bowl was though to be lost to history. But when a man with a taped copy came forward, he ran into some unique copyright challenges.
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Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 15

    Internet Failed Because of Too Many User

    Internet Failed Because of Too Many User
    This latest episode of “Bitcoin is DEAD” reminds me of an article I read about twenty years ago. I am sorry to say that I don’t recall the author or where it was published, but the main idea was that the Internet was a…
  • Jan 14

    Congratulations to the German Government

    Congratulations to the German Government
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance just reported on the level of investment in 2015. And there is great news for Germany. The 2014 reform of the Act on Renewable Energy (formerly the Act on Priority for Renewable Energy) has reduced investment in…
  • Jan 5

    What’s the Business Model for Owning Car Batteries?

    What’s the Business Model for Owning Car Batteries?
    In following up yesterday’s review of the “All-Electric America” book, I asked co-author Leah Y. Parks what the business model for having utilities own car batteries is. She kindly answered that question and pointed to a…
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TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 14

    Recent ACA Guidance

    Recent ACA Guidance
    This post is the first in a series that will address recent guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor regarding various aspects of group health plans and the Affordable Care…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent
     PGR2015-00017. USP 8,933,395 owned by Premium Genetics, Ltd. (PG), has a filing date of Jan. 31, 2014, and a long priority chain of continuation and provisional applications reaching back to July 31, 2002 (pre-America…
  • Dec 21

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent
      As of Dec. 22, 2015, 16 Post Grant Review (PGR) petitions have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Seven PGRs (more than 40%) challenge, or have challenged, a patent…
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Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Losing Control of your Copyrights on Social Media

    Losing Control of your Copyrights on Social Media
    It seems innocent enough.  Your interior designer client has posted one of your beautiful photographs of her latest installation to her Instagram account.  The photo highlights your client’s design of an expansive living…
  • Jun 7

    Protected: An Open Letter to CoreLogic about photo metadata

    Protected: An Open Letter to CoreLogic about photo metadata
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
  • Jan 29

    A How-To Guide to DMCA Takedown

    A How-To Guide to DMCA Takedown
    If a U.S. website is using your images without your permission, the easiest and fastest way to stop infringement is to send the website a “DMCA Takedown Notice” to remove your work from the site. DMCA stands for the “Digital…
Rank this Week: 2052

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Six Steps for Registering a Federal Trademark

    Six Steps for Registering a Federal Trademark
    Do you need to register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office? Then this article is for you – print a PDF version of the Six Steps for Registering a Federal Trademark Guide here. In the United States,…
  • Jan 2

    Follow Up: Anne Frank’s Copyright

    Follow Up: Anne Frank’s Copyright
    Following up on a recent post, the copyright for the Diary of Anne Frank was set to expire in 2016 and, despite the controversy, so it did. The Verge reports that a spokesperson for French parliament member Isabelle Attard, posted a copy…
  • Dec 11

    What Happened to My Trademark Application?

    What Happened to My Trademark Application?
    You have a great business and a terrific product or service and now you want to develop your brand and reap the rewards of a successful business.  You understand that protecting your brand is important but you don’t want to deal…
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