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Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 1488

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
  • Feb 5

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design
    Oft forgotten by many intellectual property law practitioners and academics (including this writer, sadly), designs are put on the back-burner, and developments are overlooked or rare. With this in mind, a new development quietly emerged from…
Rank this Week: 4843

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction
    The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday, officially wrapping up award season for 2015. Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s show, and hopefully deliver the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment from his previous hosting gigs at the…
  • Feb 12

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement
    By: Justin Maya Even before the United States was formed, businesses already recognized the importance of brands in everyday life.  Today, this is especially true in the Internet and smartphone world where its 3 Billion users worldwide…
  • Feb 7

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction
    The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Who will win this year’s most coveted awards? Find out our picks below: Album of the Year: Nominees: Beck…
Rank this Week: 2738

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4735

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
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

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

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
Rank this Week: 4459

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 50

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
Rank this Week: 359

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct regulating…
  • Feb 17

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Social media is transforming the way companies interact with consumers. Learn how to make the most of these online opportunities while minimizing your company’s risk at Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) 2015 Social Media…
  • Feb 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Social media for minimalists. These days, the information flooding the news feeds on some social media platforms can feel overwhelming and redundant. Take Twitter, for example—a medium whose popularity has resulted in a user experience…
Rank this Week: 1422

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 122

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
  • Feb 19

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE
    By Rebecca Kay and Ruth Hoy In the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn of 2014, IP law hit the UK headlines, in light of the most significant series of reforms in years.Background to the reforms In 2010, the government commissioned a review of…
Rank this Week: 1391

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator
    Lawyer, journalist and “Four Seasons” fan Rex Woodard and Thomas DeVito, an original band member, entered into a written agreement for Woodard to ghostwrite DeVito’s autobiography (the Work).  Woodard and DeVito agreed…
  • Feb 12

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace
    Earlier this month, the U.S Copyright Office issued Copyright and The Music Marketplace, a Report of the Register of Copyrights.  The report is 245 pages.  It is based the Copyright Office’s yearlong study of the existing…
  • Feb 6

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim
    Gossip Cop makes it its business to provide celebrity gossip news.  BWP Media is an entertainment-related photojournalism company.  BWP owns numerous photographs and videos of celebrities, which it licenses to both online and print…
Rank this Week: 957

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Feb 19

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case
    H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is a summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
Rank this Week: 621

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1377

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Feb 19

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed
    A rare permanently installed art project by Michael Asher has been destroyed. San Diego 6 and Hyperallergic have more on this story. I’d like to add that although the obvious question here is whether this project gets restored and how,…
  • Feb 19

    Roberto Cavalli Still Fighting Trademark and Copyright Claim

    Roberto Cavalli Still Fighting Trademark and Copyright Claim
    Against three graffiti artists. This one’s a bit more interesting because now the artists are adding copyright’s brother, The Lanham Act, to the usual copyright claim. The California  judge presiding over this dispute has…
  • Feb 18

    Artist Files Suit Against Swiss Watchmaker

    Artist Files Suit Against Swiss Watchmaker
    Via Artinfo: Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has filed an infringement suit against the Swatch Group, parent company of Omega watches, over an advertisement that bears a similarity to his work[.]
Rank this Week: 249

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 297

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

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

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

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
Rank this Week: 1812

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Feb 18

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision
    Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court.  Ultramercial, Inc. and…
  • Feb 6

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee
    On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services.  The TEAS Reduced Fee…
  • Jan 14

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 2899

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
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
  • Feb 12

    Washington Brewery Law Resource

    Washington Brewery Law Resource
    Opening and running a brewery is complicated, and Washington Brewery Law Resources aren’t necessarily all neatly gathered in one place. It can be hard to know where to look when your curiosity encourages you to start poking around.…
Rank this Week: 2037

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”
    Troll Defense has learned that a company claiming the copyrights to the 2014 comedy film Dumb and Dumber To has filed at least two copyright actions against individual Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.…
  • Feb 11

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed five new copyright infringement lawsuits against individual Does in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Unlike prior lawsuits filed by Dallas Buyers Club in this court, Voltage Pictures,…
  • Jan 29

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
Rank this Week: 4317

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show
    Docket Alarm was proud to be a part of the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Conference, which took place from February 3rd to February 5thin New York City. One of the most talked about features of this year’s conference was the CodeX Pavilion—…
  • Feb 9

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool
    With the recent retirement of the Federal Circuit’s daily disposition sheet, you may be wondering how you can get the latest opinions and orders of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.The Court’s announcementsuggests…
  • Jan 29

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe
    Welcome to the first installment of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter. Each month, we will be featuring a profile on a different PTAB judge. This month, we are proud to feature Judge Justin T. Arbes for our kick-off…
Rank this Week: 4920

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 18

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation
    Velocity Patent, LLC v. Audi of Am., Inc., No. 13 C 8418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 11, 2014) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah held that Judge Mason’s discovery report and recommendation was clearly erroneous, and ordered past damages…
  • Feb 16

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2014) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied defendants’ (collectively “CQG” motion for summary judgment of noninfringement in this…
  • Feb 13

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce
    Fantasia Distrib., Inc. v. Rand Wholesale, Inc., No. 14 C 1546, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2014) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang ruled upon the following discovery disputes in this case regarding alleged counterfeit sales of ehookah products:…
Rank this Week: 108

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing The US Copyright Office has published a detailed…
  • Feb 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Confusion over US streaming services pre-1972 legal dispute In January, several major US music streaming services were…
  • Jan 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
Rank this Week: 852

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

    Exhausting
    Helferich licensed relevant portions of its patent portfolio to mobile handset manufacturers. Then it turned around and sued content providers that feed users through their handsets. In a whitewash ruling, Judge John W. Darrah of Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
  • Jan 17

    Willful

    Willful
    In Bard v. Gore (CAFC 2014-1114), the CAFC abandons all pretense of equitable rule of law by ignoring its own precedents and exercising biased caprice. In dissent, Judge Newman sharply points this out. This case returns to the Federal…
Rank this Week: 443

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 17

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation
    Bottom line: Defendants should strongly consider an Inter Partes Review (IPR), a proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when accused of patent infringement because…
  • Feb 10

    S.Ct. raises standard to reverse court’s claim construction

    S.Ct. raises standard to reverse court’s claim construction
    Bottom line: The importance of winning at the district court level for patent litigation has significantly increased due to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, specifically, Teva Pharamceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (S.Ct. 2015). Since…
  • Feb 2

    Patent eligible software includes how-to of desired result

    Patent eligible software includes how-to of desired result
    Bottom line: DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014) instructs us that software claims that lean towards being labeled an abstract concept may transition from being an unpatentable to patentable provided that the claims recite…
Rank this Week: 2042

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Feb 17

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released several patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released patent eligibility guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent…
  • Feb 10

    The Art of Negotiation – Mediation of IP Dispute

    The Art of Negotiation – Mediation of IP Dispute
    Jeff Kichaven (pictured left) is one of California’s leading mediators. I met Kichaven several months ago while I was in Newport Beach, California, to speak at the Orange County Bar Association. At the conclusion of our…
  • Feb 5

    Medical Innovations Also a Focus for Samsung

    Medical Innovations Also a Focus for Samsung
    Medical innovations were strongly reflected in Samsung’s patent applications published in the past few months by the USPTO. Rumors that Samsung would jettison its medical device division during its December 2014 restructuring…
Rank this Week: 698

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    17 Seconds #9

    17 Seconds #9
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. All modern patent law is a derivative of the Venetian Patent Act of 1474, which was designed to encourage “men of great genius” (and, unfortunately, they did mean men) to come to Venice.…
  • Jan 29

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present
    Because history. Dear Intertubes: I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then…
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
Rank this Week: 285

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
  • Jan 29

    Oil Price Crash

    Oil Price Crash
    Thanks to J.L. Morin for writing about the oil price at Huffington Post. That’s a good occasion for me to break my recent silence on this blog. Morin explains the recent downward trend in oil prices with the fact that fossil fuel will…
Rank this Week: 665

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Feb 16

    IP|Webnotizen XV

    IP|Webnotizen XV
    EuGH zum Schutz des Coca Cola-Schriftzugs Isabel Marant: vom Rechteinhaber zum Rechtsverletzer? Bulls and Bulldogs Spin off in Alicante Cybersquatting bei .uk
  • Feb 13

    Plagiarius 2015

    Plagiarius 2015
    Der Negativ-Preis „Plagiarius“ wird jährlich an Hersteller und Händler besonders dreister Nachahmungen verliehen. Ziel der Aktion Plagiarius e.V. ist es, die unseriösen Geschäftspraktiken von Nachahmern ins…
  • Feb 12

    BGH: zum Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO

    BGH: zum Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO
    Der Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO ist das Damoklesschwert des IP-Rechtlers. Der Erfolg eines Verfügungsverfahrens kann sich so in einen Pyrrhussieg verwandeln. Eine solche griechische – oder vielmehr römische…
Rank this Week: 696

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Feb 15

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt
    Initially, in the far distant past, in the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace — much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized — rather than as assets of value in…
  • Feb 5

    The Role of Investors in Marketing Literary Work

    The Role of Investors in Marketing Literary Work
    Co-Author Gerald M. Levine Copyright adheres to creative works when they are fixed in tangible mediums of expression for the first time. At the moment of fixation authors own and control their works in every respect, but this is likely to…
  • Feb 2

    Renewal of Registration of Domain Names Used in Bad Faith

    Renewal of Registration of Domain Names Used in Bad Faith
    Whether renewal of registration of domain names used in bad faith is actionable is an urgent question for complainants who either acquired their marks later than domain name registration; or if earlier are unable to prove respondents had any…
Rank this Week: 582

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
  • Feb 6

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity
    Part 1 of this series introduced some of the key issues in the world of Caribbean IPR. Part 2 will take a look at the need for increased regional co-operation and the role of ... The post IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity…
  • Feb 1

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”
    Have you ever said “How did that happen?”, “How much do you have?” or “Can’t wait!”? Did you know that these are all trademarked phrases? They’re respectively owned by Partners in Leadership,…
Rank this Week: 5052

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Feb 13

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible
    This opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), University of Utah Research v. Ambry Genetics Corp. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), addresses different patent claims from the same patents at issue in the seminal U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”
    An interesting invention of “how to unboil an egg,” so to speak, was recently discussed in the scientific publication, CHEMBIOCHEM. A patent is pending for this invention. A lead investigator was Dr. Gregory A. Weiss who is a…
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
Rank this Week: 4655

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 13

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”
    In February 2015, the German data protection authorities adopted a resolution with the title “Tracking of user behavior on the Internet” (German). In this resolution, the authorities urge the German government to finally transpose…
  • Feb 4

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too
    An eBay seller who has used copyright protected photos without the author’s permission and made a corresponding desist declaration is obliged not only to end the auction but rather to delete the pictures from the ended auctions…
  • Jan 30

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 3214

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/
  • Feb 13

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino Each year, the USPTO submits a budget justification to Congress in order to access the resources we need to operate. I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its fiscal…
  • Feb 9

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On January 8, 2015, the USPTO held a trade secret symposium at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The public event featured experts from…
  • Feb 4

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee As improving patent quality lies at the core of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s mission, I’m pleased to…
Rank this Week: 2094

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/
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1869

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1720

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: 1967

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 1477

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 4071

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
Rank this Week: 223

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Feb 11

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?
    Recently, the maker of Red Bull energy drinks filed a notice of opposition against Old Ox Brewery’s trademark registration application, arguing that registration should be denied due to likelihood of confusion.  The opposition…
  • Feb 4

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It
    Knock-off designs remain the bane of the designer’s existence and U.S. law still provides little in the way of intellectual property protection.  While many fabric designs meet the threshold of creativity necessary for protection,…
  • Feb 2

    #Registered – U.S.

    #Registered – U.S.
    As a follow-up to our January post, “#Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?” I was interviewed by LexisNexis about the registration of hashtags. The interview was published in an article, “#Registered –…
Rank this Week: 4640

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?
    Not where you need to rely on evidence outside the pleadings...Stoneeagle Services has sued Pay-Plus Solutions and Premier Healthcare Exchange for infringement of U.S. Patent RE 43,904 and RE 44,748 relating to healthcare provider…
  • Jan 27

    Are Declaratory Judgment Claims of Non-infringement in Response to a Claim of Infringement Redundant and Unnecessary?

    Are Declaratory Judgment Claims of Non-infringement in Response to a Claim of Infringement Redundant and Unnecessary?
    Yes.The Alexis Brothers, acrobatic circus performers who regularly perform as a featured act of Cirque de Soleil, own a copyright registration titled "Peace and Discord" for an original choreographic work consisting of a sequences of poses…
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
Rank this Week: 2291

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office
    The US Patent and Trademark Office rolled out a new website recently. It is intended to improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO. Continue reading →
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

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

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2697

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015
    1566 The Wedding Dance by Pieter Brueghel the Elder(Music at weddings in Canada is subject to Copyright Board tariffs, which are doubled when there is dancing) On February 4, 2015 the Copyright Board released by email distribution to…
  • Dec 11

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture
    I attended on Monday December 8, 2014 as a spectator at the hearing at the Federal Court in the Voltage Pictures v. John Doe and Jane Doe matter presided over by Mme Prothonotary Aronovitch concerning Teksavvy’s motion to be reimbursed…
  • Nov 30

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher
    (mccarthy.ca)I occasionally do book reviews when I come across or am given a review copy of something that is useful, interesting and makes a positive contribution to the IP literature – either in an academic or practical way, or…
Rank this Week: 350

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 1225