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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year
    Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of LawRecently, I undertook a project at my law school to assess the impact of our faculty’s publications. Building off of this work, I put together lists of the most cited IP…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive
    I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!In four patentable subject matter cases in the past…
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 23

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich
    Als Rechtsanwalt werde ich häufig nach Empfehlungen für Rechtsschutz­versicherungen gefragt. Leider kann ich keine solchen Empfehlungen abgeben: Mir fehlt ein repräsentativer Überblick über die Qualität der…
  • Sep 16

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister
    Vor einer Woche wurde die neue Apple Watch präsentiert, nun ist sie bereits in der Schweiz angekommen – zumindest in Form von Gesuchen zur Eintragung in das schweizerische Markenregister. Meine Anwaltskollegen von Baker &…
  • Sep 14

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht
    Am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht kommt seit über 10 Jahren Open Source-Office-Software zum Einsatz. Daniel Brunner, Dienstchef «Informatik», hielt dazu an der «LibreOffice Konferenz 2014» einen informativen…
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Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 23

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by…
  • Sep 11

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day. Segment 1 (02:06) Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications…
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    The sharing economy is anything but

    The sharing economy is anything but
    Costa Rica, like so many other countries, heavily regulates taxi services; this means that the government gives out a limited number of taxi certifications and licence plates and requires the use of a taxi meter. These requirements are…
  • Sep 21

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?
    In “The Lonely End of a Cyberjunkie” (paywall), The Sunday Times all but blames games like World of Warcraft in the death of Robin Williams. The article says: “On the surface, Williams had everything: a beautiful wife and…
  • Sep 14

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment
    You are just waking up from a 28-day coma, the world is a desolate wasteland, the zombie apocalypse has come unleashed by the release of the new U2 album Songs of Innocence. At least this is the idea that you would get if you were reading…
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The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

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

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
Rank this Week: 333

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand

    Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand
    I asked my friends who work in marketing, who create campaigns and brands for a living, whether they check the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database before finalizing a project for a client. I was surprised when all of them said,…
  • Sep 22

    Kickstarter New Terms of Service

    Kickstarter New Terms of Service
    In case you didn’t hear, Kickstarter announced that it’s revising its terms of service. The changes will apply to projects launched on or after October 19, 2014. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform. People can launch a project…
  • Sep 16

    Arizona Drone Law Basic

    Arizona Drone Law Basic
    There has been a lot of controversy and questions around unmanned aerial vehicles – aka drones. According to Amazon, you can get one for under $100 and they look really cool. If you equip a drone with a camera, the potential footage is…
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 22

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement
    For software patents including a computer-implemented means-plus-function limitation, the patent application or patent must disclose an algorithm or structure for performing the claimed function. This is to satisfy the definiteness…
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 22

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine
    la crema v creme solaire.pdf
  • Sep 22

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON
    The demand letter from the owners of the PABST mark was sent September 12. VIP Products, maker of chew toys for dogs which parody well-known trademarks, filed the declaratory judgment action on September 19. I have blogged about a previous DJ…
  • Sep 20

    Several Recent District Court Decision

    Several Recent District Court Decision
    That name again is Dr Numb: How to plead a prima facie case for a variety of trademark causes in the CD Cal http://t.co/HTsV1v3R1P — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 20, 2014 Colorado unfair comp: Pltf didn't allege GoPro copied…
Rank this Week: 742

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 22

    If You Build It…….(update)

    If You Build It…….(update)
    The Nashville Sounds signed an affiliation deal last week with the Oakland Athletics. Billyball, baby! Meanwhile, work on the new stadium continues—here are some pix from a recent Sunday morning bike wreck  ride: I then…
  • Sep 5

    Diver Down

    Diver Down
    Diver Down: 1.     A red and white flag that alerts vessels of a nearby submerged scuba diver. 2.    1982 album by America’s greatest rock band, Van Halen. The only thing that would have made the Van…
  • Aug 27

    Last Year at Greer

    Last Year at Greer
    The Nashville Sounds have played their home games at Greer Stadium since 1978. Tonight is the final home game; the Sounds will begin playing at their new stadium next season. Greer was built due to the efforts of a colorful Nashvillian, Larry…
Rank this Week: 2668

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Can you Copyright a Selfie?

    Can you Copyright a Selfie?
    In recent weeks, “selfies” have dominated internet headlines. From monkeys taking selfies, to one of the biggest celebrity phone hacking scandals involving hundreds of selfies, it seems like the selfie is here to stay. However,…
  • Sep 4

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark
    This week, Disney Enterprises, Inc. initiated trademark litigation against Ronica Holdings Limited, the company that holds and owns various trademarks for one of the top electronic dance music (“EDM”) artists in the world,…
  • Sep 3

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction
    The advent of the Internet has created several interesting and distinct legal questions. One such question is whether the maintenance of an interactive website alone can subject a non-resident defendant to personal jurisdiction in a forum…
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Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Sep 22

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Passing Off and Taking Credit for Architectural Plan

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Passing Off and Taking Credit for Architectural Plan
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a decision in Gensler v. Strabala, overturning a district court’s ruling dismissing a complaint for trademark infringement under §43(a) of the Lanham Act. …
  • Sep 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Should Trade Secret Misappropriation be Federalized?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Should Trade Secret Misappropriation be Federalized?
    The legal community (along with bipartisan legislation) has been discussing the creation of a private cause of action under federal laws for trade secret misappropriation – or trade secret theft. In light increased cyber-espionage and…
  • Aug 25

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Legitimate Advocacy and Genuine Misrepresentation of Material Fact

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Legitimate Advocacy and Genuine Misrepresentation of Material Fact
    The Federal Circuit has issued a decision in Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc., upholding a district court's finding that Apotex's U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 ("the '556 patent") is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.    Dr. Sherman,…
Rank this Week: 1269

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1
    ACI's "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium" returns to Chicago next week, September 30 to October 1. According to ACI, this is an "advanced forum for brand name and generic counsel on the intricacies of Hatch-Waxman litigation." The agenda…
  • Aug 10

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation
    Tyco Healthcare Group et al. v. Mutual Pharm. et al., No. 2013-1386 (Fed. Cir.) by Aaron F. Barkoff In 2006, Mutual filed an ANDA for a generic version of Restoril (temazepam), including a paragraph IV certification to Tyco's U.S. Patent...
  • Jul 10

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29
    We are proud that McAndrews Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed will be one of the featured speakers at American Conference Institute's inaugural "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" conference in Boston, July 28-29. Dr. Rasheed will be speaking on…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • Sep 19

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related
    A recent court case in the Eastern District of California, E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Grenade Beverage LLC, No. 1:13-cv-00770 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2014), seems to underscore a trend of court decisions and TTAB findings where alcoholic and…
  • Sep 8

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?
    One of the most frequently asked questions in our trademark practice is, can my last name be used as a trademark? The answer is that it depends on the nature of the surname. In this blog post we will examine an example of when a surname can…
  • Aug 25

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB
    In recent years, prevailing on summary judgment motions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) has become more difficult. However, if a petitioner believes that there are no material facts in dispute, a…
Rank this Week: 2343

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 19

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. NSA proofing your phone, Microsoft buys Minecraft, the monkey selfie - in 3D! And more! Guests: Colin Starger and Ben Manevitz Photo credit: Johan Larsson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 12

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Making public court documents accessible for everyone, Apple Pay, Disney vs. Deadmau5 and more! Guests: Brian Carver and Mike Lissner Photo credit: State Farm Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 5

    TWiL 274: YOLO

    TWiL 274: YOLO
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Ownership of stolen celebrity photos, red light photos as evidence, YouTube bots and more! Guests: Teri Karobonik and Art Neill Photo credit: Benjamin Vander Steen Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 1157

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Sep 19

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine
    In the not so distant past, E & J Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) decided that it was not satisfied with only being a player in the wine business.  It decided to expand his horizons and venture into the tequila business, which is…
  • Sep 12

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Victims of trade secret theft often can seek a variety of civil and criminal remedies against those who have absconded with proprietary information.  The Ninth Circuit however recently rejected criminal charges in a situation where the…
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
Rank this Week: 2322

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/
Rank this Week: 3800

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1285

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Sep 18

    Back

    Back
    To all of those people kind enough to pause and read my blog posts from time to time, thank you very much for your patience. I’m now back from 14 months traveling around Australia with my family and am busily catching up on things for…
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
  • May 10

    Information is magic

    Information is magic
    Whoever has the best information is most likely to succeed and on their own terms. It is difficult to overstate the importance of high quality information to the development and execution of world class IP Strategy. The best IP Strategists…
Rank this Week: 3191

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4788

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
  • Sep 18

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California
    Earlier this month, Governor Brown approved California Assembly Bill No. 2365. This bill added Civil Code Section 1670.8, which prohibits non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Statute Prohibits Non-disparagement Clauses Core…
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
Rank this Week: 944

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 18

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information…
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
Rank this Week: 3502

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Sep 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
  • Sep 17

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes…
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
Rank this Week: 3559

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Sep 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
  • Sep 17

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes…
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
Rank this Week: 2200

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Most of the world’s biggest recorded-music markets have now published mid-year sales figures and the uncertainty…
  • Sep 4

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The publication of recorded-music trade figures in August by the Danish IFPI branch means that comparative data for all…
  • Aug 6

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site
    The world of online advertising is a pretty complex business. Media agencies buy advertising space on behalf of clients through ad exchanges with automated processes matching advertisers’ criteria to inventory offered by online…
Rank this Week: 2198

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 3117

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
  • Sep 13

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property
    Scotland's position in the British Isles, Europe and the World Source Wikipedia In "What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property?" I discussed what…
  • Sep 10

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property
    In view of recent opinion polls I have taken another look at page 102 of the Scottish Government's white paper Scotland's Future. That contains a section headed "Intellectual Property" which consists of 4 paragraphs though only the…
Rank this Week: 2726

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
  • Sep 16

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1117 (Prost, Plager, Taranto) Thoughtful patent family planning can maximize protection of a disclosure across jurisdictions, time, and differing aspects of inventiveness and commercial importance. To build strong patent…
  • May 13

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1204 (O’Malley, Plager, Taranto) Going meta, the Federal circuit seeks to make more definite the standard for indefiniteness before the USPTO in In re Packard. The per curiam opinion offers some modest guidance for…
Rank this Week: 1524

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2056

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
Rank this Week: 4817

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 651

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Sep 15

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State
    Multi-state litigant Dallas Buyers Club, LLC continues its BitTorrent copyright assault, this time filing against 10 Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Troll Defense was somewhat surprised to see…
  • Sep 8

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon
    The owners to the rights to the acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club are back in Oregon U.S. District Court with a batch of “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright Act and Oregon State…
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
Rank this Week: 1183

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 141

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 4339

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
  • Sep 8

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source
    By Robert J. Morgan We wanted to take a moment to announce our newest endeavor, Antitrust Law Source. Antitrust Law Source is a new site designed for visitors to quickly and easily learn about developments in this growing arena. The site…
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
Rank this Week: 1555

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Sep 11

    Website Marketing Statements: The Achilles’Heel to CDA Protection?

    Website Marketing Statements: The Achilles’Heel to CDA Protection?
    It’s no secret that local directory/consumer review websites are popular among consumers looking for recommendations before dining out, hiring a contractor, or even picking a dentist or day spa. Yelp reported around 138 million monthly…
  • Sep 8

    Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable Against Consumer Due to Insufficient Notice

    Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable Against Consumer Due to Insufficient Notice
    Many commercial websites rely on “browsewrap” agreements to bind visitors to commercial terms. A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit suggests that a review of how those terms are presented may be in order to ensure…
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
Rank this Week: 4320

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Unobtrusive Manner

    Unobtrusive Manner
    invigorated standard of indefiniteness inaugurated by the Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig. In an unobtrusive manner, the appeals court affirmed invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), based upon claiming "an unobtrusive manner." …
  • Sep 7

    Abstraction Transaction

    Abstraction Transaction
    In buySAFE v. Google (CAFC 2013-1575), a CAFC panel furthers the Supreme Court rulings of Bilski and Alice in finding that software which effects "a contractual relationship" or "commercial transactions" are not patent-eligible subject…
  • Aug 27

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
Rank this Week: 2548

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3050

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Sep 9

    CDC Issues Guidance for Colleges and Universities about Ebola Outbreak

    CDC Issues Guidance for Colleges and Universities about Ebola Outbreak
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidance to colleges and universities on how to respond to the spread of Ebola in West Africa.  The guidance includes suggested precautions with respect to (a) study abroad programs,…
  • Aug 26

    NCAA to Appeal O’Bannon Decision

    NCAA to Appeal O’Bannon Decision
    Last Thursday, the NCAA announced that it had filed a notice of appeal of Judge Claudia Wilken’s August 8, 2014 decision in O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al.  The appeal was widely anticipated…
  • Aug 12

    Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case

    Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its highly anticipated decision in the Ed O’Bannon case on August 8, 2014.  The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, a class consisting of current…
Rank this Week: 4833

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 8

    Moving Day

    Moving Day
    IP Wise is moving. Our firm, Brann & Isaacson, launched its new website, www.brannlaw.com, on Friday. And that site is the new home of IP Wise at http://www.brannlaw.com/ip-wise/. Same authors, same content, same perspective on the…
  • Aug 28

    A Little Light Reading

    A Little Light Reading
    On the eve of Labor Day weekend, perhaps you were planning on sneaking off to the beach with the latest bestseller. Just in case you were looking for a bit more serious fare, the U.S. Copyright Office has obliged, releasing a compendium that…
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
Rank this Week: 3639

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Sep 8

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”
    The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge.  The group posted to Facebook…
  • Sep 5

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow
    The USPTO will be hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).  The FITF provisions became…
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
Rank this Week: 4751

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
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
Rank this Week: 563

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: 3664