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Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
  • Dec 4

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen
    A decision from the Danish Supreme Court arose the public’s anger in September 2014 even though the decision – in my opinion – is correct. The Danish restaurant chain Jensen’s Bøfhus claimed that Sæby…
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
Rank this Week: 2053

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/
  • Dec 16

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data
    You might have noticed that the US government is bringing a case against Microsoft demanding that it turn over user emails held in its Dublin facilities based on a US search warrant. This is a worrying overreach: the US authorities…
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
Rank this Week: 1957

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What is a Statutory Agent?

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    If your plans for 2015 include starting a business, you need to understand what a statutory agent is. Starting a business usually begins with filing paperwork with your state’s corporation commission to create an LLC or a corporation…
  • Dec 10

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur
    We’ve made it to December 2014! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. I don’t know aobut your industry but most people stop calling their lawyers around the 15th or 20th of the month. (Exception: DUI attorneys.)…
  • Dec 1

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended
    Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, at the request of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called for the enforcement of Arizona’s “revenge porn” law and legal…
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Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Dec 15

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to securing banking transactions carried out over the Internet were held patent-ineligible in Joao Bock Transaction Sys. v. Jack Henry & Assocs., Civ. No. 12-1138-SLR (D. Del. Dec. 15, 2014).  Finding that the…
  • Dec 6

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    A Federal Circuit panel has found that patent claims directed to managing the look and feel of e-commerce web pages are patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014).…
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
Rank this Week: 1521

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 442

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 15

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!
    Die Anwaltskanzlei bleibt über die Festtage bis Anfang 2015 geschlossen. Steiger Legal wünscht – ohne Wenn und Aber – frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch in ein glückliches neues Jahr! Foto: Flickr/Marius…
  • Dec 8

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei
    Bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen im Zusammenhang mit Fotos auf Websites führen die Abgemahnten häufig an, sie dürften die Fotos mangels Copyright-Hinweis frei verwenden. Sie unterliegen damit einem weit verbreiteten…
  • Dec 8

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF»), in der Schweiz unter anderem für die Internet-Überwachung zuständig, sowie der Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) setzen auf…
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Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 901

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
  • Nov 10

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
Rank this Week: 1427

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
  • Nov 15

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?
      Hellmann’s “A Brand With Eggs For Brains” Hellmann’s filed a lawsuit against Just Mayo on Halloween, claiming that Just Mayo’s egg laden label is a poor costume for a product that (proudly)…
Rank this Week: 1950

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

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

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

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

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
  • Nov 19

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4786

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
  • Dec 13

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee
    On September 17, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was reported out of committee with several amendments from the version that was submitted to committee. It has a 57% chance of enactment.
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
Rank this Week: 1490

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"
    This copyright infringement case involved plaintiff's allegation that defendants' use of the word "oh" in an audio recording and music video infringed plaintiff's copyrights in a composition and recording in which "oh" appears once. The…
  • Nov 25

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    The amicus curiae briefs are piling up in connection with the Ninth Circuit's decision to rehear en banc Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of…
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 2316

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4665

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Who Needs a Patent?

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

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

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
  • Nov 13

    Software Patent Apocalypse?

    Software Patent Apocalypse?
    The data coming out of the district courts and the USPTO make it fairly apparent that the “Software Patent Apocalypse” may be here, at least for the foreseeable future. This result has been widely predicted since the US Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2286

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Dec 12

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)
    Today in the Brewery Start-up Series we’re tackling the brewery opening timeline. When you’re opening a brewery, what comes first? When do you need to take serious steps, such as signing a lease? Or, when do you need to apply…
  • Dec 11

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)
    This time in the Brewery Start-up Series, we’re discussing the Brewery Business Plan. I frequently hear from brewery start-ups who know they should have a business plan together, but aren’t sure why or what to include in it. It…
  • Dec 4

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)
    Here’s the skinny on why proactive brewery trademark practices are a must. This is as brief-yet-thorough of an overview on brewery trademark law (and why it’s important) as I can muster. The takeaway is the same: (1) clear…
Rank this Week: 2050

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law
    I have just obtained my copy of Christopher Beauchamp's new book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, which recounts the story of Alexander Graham Bell's legal battles over his…
  • Dec 8

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement
    Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke Law School. Vishnubhakat is also an expert legal advisor in the USPTO's Office of Chief Economist. His scholarship is available on SSRN, and you can follow him at @emptydoors.…
  • Dec 8

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A
    I have already posted on the papers from the Intellectual Property I session at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) by Aghion et al., Abrams et al., and Frakes & Wasserman. There were three more papers selected for the…
Rank this Week: 910

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
Rank this Week: 3484

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
  • Dec 2

    Public Use of an Invention

    Public Use of an Invention
    Public use is a tricky area of law that can affect whether you can obtain a patent on an invention. Continue reading →
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
Rank this Week: 2693

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Dec 11

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?
                In the legal world, animals are considered property. This categorization makes sense in many aspects, as animals cannot bring suit. As property, animals do not have rights,…
  • Dec 5

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie
    “After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, ‘Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?’ I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that…
  • Dec 3

    So About That New Lightsaber…

    So About That New Lightsaber…
    (Featured Photo: CinemaBlend) The new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer has been making waves across cyberspace over the last few days, and no topic has been as hotly debated as that of the new lightsaber. Whether you love it…
Rank this Week: 4522

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/
  • Dec 11

    0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free

    0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:34) You can donate now to send Producer Dan Lynch to a Free Software conference. Donations will be made to Conservancy and any proceeds raised beyond the amount needed to send Dan to a conference…
  • Nov 24

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number). Bradley and Karen introduce the interview. …
  • Nov 11

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00) Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press…
Rank this Week: 1793

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

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

    Horrid Host

    Horrid Host
    DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com illustrates the incompetence and caprice of Federal courts in handling patent cases. Asserted claims in 6,993,572 & 7,818,399 were found valid and infringed by a jury. District court Judge Rodney Gilstrap in…
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
Rank this Week: 798

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy
    In a prior post we reported that in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law in connection with its business and legal battle with the major broadcast networks. At the time, we…
  • Dec 2

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule
    The term “offer” is broadly defined under the securities laws as "every attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of an offer to buy . . . for value." An offer, even without completion of the sale of securities, can run…
  • Nov 20

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement
    Amazon and Hachette Book Group have officially reached a multi-year agreement announcing jointly that Hachette will be able to set the price of e-books. This settlement is important because it affects some of the largest players in the…
Rank this Week: 3555

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
  • Nov 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission digital plans The new European commissioners responsible for creating a smooth-running single digital…
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
Rank this Week: 841

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: 2016

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Dec 9

    Online copyright infringement reforms announced

    Online copyright infringement reforms announced
    Government gives industry last chance to agree industry code before imposing one and will introduce injunctions to block access to 3rd party website
  • Dec 7

    Coke v Pepsi – “second” look

    Coke v Pepsi – “second” look
    Last week, Besanko J dismissed Coca-Cola Co’s claims that PepsiCo’s “Carolina” bottle shape infringed Coke’s trade marks, and was passing off and misleading or deceptive conduct.
  • Dec 4

    Apple can’t register APP STORE as a trade mark in Australia

    Apple can’t register APP STORE as a trade mark in Australia
    Yates J has held that APP STORE is descriptive, has no capacity to distinguish and is not registrable as a trade mark in Australia
Rank this Week: 1192

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
  • Dec 9

    Social media and the law - book review

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

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
  • Nov 18

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation
    The introduction in 2003 of section 44C and related sections amended the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to block the proliferation in parallel importation circumstances of silly claims to copyright in mere product labels. Parallel importation is…
Rank this Week: 1183

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them
    A restriction requirement is an assertion by the examiner that the claims of a patent application are directed to two or more independent and distinct inventions. See MPEP Section 803 for more information. A common restriction requirement is…
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
Rank this Week: 2029

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1764

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 9

    Spanish judge bans Uber due to unfair competition

    Spanish judge bans Uber due to unfair competition
    It has been a bad week for sharing economy app Uber. First the city of Delhi banned Uber because of a rape allegation, and now a judge in Spain has also banned the service. A judge in Madrid has allowed a cease and desist injunction from the…
  • Nov 28

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?
    The Parliamentary Intelligence Security Committee (ISC) has published a special report on the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by two extremists. The report offers an interesting insight into the workings of the security services, and while it…
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
Rank this Week: 329

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    The Necessity of Ashok Gadgil: UV Waterworks and Practical Innovation

    The Necessity of Ashok Gadgil: UV Waterworks and Practical Innovation
     “It’s like you find a puzzle, but the nice thing about this puzzle is that if you solve it you’re making people’s lives better.” - Ashok Gadgil UV Waterworks Source: “Life saving – drinking…
  • Dec 4

    Exosphere: Renovating Innovation, Renewing Startup Culture

    Exosphere: Renovating Innovation, Renewing Startup Culture
    Exosphere is an innovation hub with a difference. Skinner Layne, Founder and Chairman of  the Chile-based “learning and problem-solving community”, explains the philosophy that guides Exosphere, provides some…
  • Dec 3

    IP Crime: A Primer on India’s Trademark Infringement Law

    IP Crime: A Primer on India’s Trademark Infringement Law
     Editor’s Note: This post takes a look the consequences of infringing trademarks and other actions that are considered “IP crime” under Indian criminal laws. India’s attempts to take stricter measures to curb…
Rank this Week: 4948

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1369

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2206

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence
    Once you get that trademark filed be aware that your information is of public record, which means, unfortunately, some will mine that resource & some of those folks will send you solicitations. These solicitations often look very…
  • Dec 4

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th
    "The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December…
  • Dec 1

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 1020

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 859

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    What Is a Copyright?

    What Is a Copyright?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In the next installment of our continuing “What Is?” series, we are…
  • Dec 2

    Federal Circuit Confirms Invalidity of Reissue Patent Claims That Violated Original Patent Requirement

    Federal Circuit Confirms Invalidity of Reissue Patent Claims That Violated Original Patent Requirement
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) If an inventor discovers that he or she has failed to claim all that he or she could have in an…
  • Nov 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using,…
Rank this Week: 1688

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Dec 8

    Why Taylor Swift Should Get Behind the Streaming “Experiment”

    Why Taylor Swift Should Get Behind the Streaming “Experiment”
    Everyone has heard the hullabaloo raised by Taylor Swift pulling her music off of Spotify.  While pop’s current superstar removing her catalog from the world’s #1 music streaming service is news […]
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
Rank this Week: 4488

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Dec 6

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica
    La Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), acreditó tres patentes de la empresa de la industria gráfica ABC Displays. Las patentes corresponden a los productos Sistema expandible Decoración Punta de…
  • Dec 6

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia
    A fin de fomentar el número de patentes en el país y generar incentivos para la actividad científica, es necesario reformar la Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología, así como la Ley de Responsabilidades…
  • Dec 5

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente
    En uno de tantos frentes abiertos en los tribunales, muchos de ellos por violación de patentes, la surcoreana fue condenada a pagar a Apple la friolera de 930 millones de dólares a principios de este mismo año. Ahora…
Rank this Week: 1208

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Dec 5

    Graffiti Litigation Update: Settlements and Procedural Wrangling

    Graffiti Litigation Update: Settlements and Procedural Wrangling
    Back in October, we surveyed some developments in lawsuits over public art and protection available under copyright law in graffiti art.  There has been some movement, and other developments, in these cases. In a Chicago lawsuit,…
  • Dec 4

    Is it or isn’t it? An app to discern whether your bag’s the real thing.

    Is it or isn’t it? An app to discern whether your bag’s the real thing.
    Recently, Japanese IT company NEC Corp. announced that it is developing an app with image recognition technology that allows its users to determine, in real time, whether or not that long sought-after Hermès Birkin bag is a knock-off…
  • Oct 29

    In Mile-High Trademark Infringement Fight, Hershey Bests Colorado Marijuana Edibles Company

    In Mile-High Trademark Infringement Fight, Hershey Bests Colorado Marijuana Edibles Company
    Just in time for Halloween, the Hershey Company has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against a marijuana edibles company that sold candy closely resembling several of Hershey’s iconic brands. The settlement follows…
Rank this Week: 4626

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/
  • Dec 5

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville
    If you use Facebook, you probably already have noticed that many users are posting statements claiming that Facebook somehow acquires ownership of users’ intellectual property that has been posted to that site.  Reacting to this…
  • Nov 21

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?
    Recently the 11th Circuit addressed on appeal the question of whether fair use insulates from copyright liability a University which offers to its students a digital repository of reading material culled from third party publications without…
  • Nov 14

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.
    In March 2014, this column analyzed a decision by a Ninth Circuit panel in Garcia v. Google, Inc., in which the Court held that an actress, who believed she was appearing in a minor role in an Arabian adventure movie, could maintain a…
Rank this Week: 893

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

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

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

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

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

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

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

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing
    Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a…
Rank this Week: 2598

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 2262

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
Rank this Week: 1682