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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #23

    17 Seconds #23
    Is Clocktower Law the best patent law firm in America? I was talking on the phone with an entrepreneur and prospective patent client (who did not hire us) when I said something like, “There are two ways to practice patent law: the…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Apr 27

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case
    In January we updated you on the numerous legal battles Uber was fighting across the country related to its classification of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Uber, the on-demand car service, recently put one of…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    What is a trademark? A trademark is the identity that you have in the marketplace specifically associated with your goods or services. Any name, phrase, identity, symbol or logo your company uses in conjunction with selling your goods and…
  • Mar 6

    Intellectual Property: Copyright

    Intellectual Property: Copyright
    Business owners need to understand copyrights. The video below continues Foster Swift's Legal Basics for Business Video Series by explaining the basics of copyrights. Learn more about copyrights and how they are important to your business in…
Rank this Week: 3435

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 844

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/
  • Apr 26

    TTAB Gathers Feedback on Docketing System and Announces Updates to Filing System

    TTAB Gathers Feedback on Docketing System and Announces Updates to Filing System
    Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers In early March 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held a Users’ Forum in Alexandria, Va., which focused on the format and functionality of the…
  • Apr 7

    USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tool

    USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tool
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino For several years, the USPTO has been making significant progress in modernizing its information technology (IT) infrastructure and tools for both employees and the public. Our financial…
  • Mar 31

    PTAB Issues Final Rules for Improved Proceeding

    PTAB Issues Final Rules for Improved Proceeding
    Guest blog by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) After extensive public outreach, the USPTO has issued new final rules to…
Rank this Week: 1988

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research
    Docket Alarm gives attorneys the ability to take their docket research to the next level. With a suite of tools that streamlines your search process and maximizes your results, Docket Alarm makes legal research more accurate and relevant than…
  • Apr 12

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice
    On March 30th, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals, alleging that Endo is paying generic drug manufacturers in order to delay the release of lower cost generic versions of their drugs,…
  • Apr 4

    Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation

    Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of a new report: “Big Pharma and the Legal Industry: Docket Alarm’s Guide to Orange Book Patent Analytics”.The report, presented in a visually engaging infographic, breaks down…
Rank this Week: 4583

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 26

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M
    IPNews® - Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a years-long lawsuit alleging that its Siri voice assistant technology violated a patent licensed to a Dallas company by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The Dallas…
  • Apr 18

    Copyright Case over "Stairway to Heaven" Heads to Trial

    Copyright Case over "Stairway to Heaven" Heads to Trial
    IPNews® - A case against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement over the song Stairway to Heaven will go to trial. In the case a band named Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin copied the chord sequence from Spirit’s song…
  • Apr 7

    Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement

    Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Electronic dance music star deadmau5 is suing an e-cigarette company for alleged trademark infringement. The DJ filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in California saying West Coast Vape Supply is intentionally…
Rank this Week: 910

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Apr 26

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine
    After many years of practicing law, it never ceases to amaze me how many companies mistakenly believe that they own certain works just because they have paid for them. Whether it is an employee who has created marketing materials for your…
  • Apr 22

    More Than Meets the iOS: 3 Important Takeaways from the #Apple/FBI Standoff

    More Than Meets the iOS: 3 Important Takeaways from the #Apple/FBI Standoff
      By now, you are aware of the situation in which Apple and the federal government have been embroiled whereby a federal judge, after a motion to compel filed by the federal government, ordered Apple  to access and decrypt an iPhone…
  • Dec 1

    New Look coming for 2016!!!

    New Look coming for 2016!!!
    Great things are happening, everyone! The Legal Intangibles blog is undergoing a site renovation for 2016…we look forward to presenting you a new look and IP content for 2016…so stay tuned!
Rank this Week: 3910

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
  • Apr 6

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark
    Whether you are old or young you cannot have escaped the phenomenon that was the TV show Glee, which reached its peak popularity some time just before the turn of the first decade in 2000. The show was a teen drama, encompassing musical…
Rank this Week: 4518

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 1414

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: 1805

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
  • Mar 28

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application
    Disparaging the prior art in the patent application may narrow patent claims When a patent application disparages a prior art technique, feature, aspect or apparatus, the court may assume that there is a disclaimer of the disparaged…
Rank this Week: 2019

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4575

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 22

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guests: David Levine, A. Michael Froomkin We Robot 2016, The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Sean Parker's Screening Room streaming service, don't be fooled by crying babies and barking dogs, and…
  • Apr 15

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Lindsey Rogers Cook Wearables and the value of the data they collect, Uber's transperency report, U.S. aerial surveillance, the Led Zeppelin copyright dispute over "Stairway to…
  • Apr 1

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?
    Host: Denise Howell Guests: Emory Roane, Derek Khanna, and Evan Brown. FBI vs Apple aftermath and Congress's reaction to it, should burner phones be banned in the US?, and this week's animal selfie. Photo credit: Octopus by Thomas…
Rank this Week: 292

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act
    By Jessica Preis* On February 5, 2016, journalist, filmmaker, and artist Laura Poitras opened an exhibit at the Whitney Museum titled Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, which will run through May 5, 2016. The exhibit invites visitors to contemplate…
  • Apr 18

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)
    By Samantha Elie* While some of us makeup challenged women consider it a feat of artistic brilliance when we achieve that perfect cat eye with our eyeliner, an individual’s makeup art is not protected under copyright law unless that cat…
  • Apr 15

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?
    By: Lesley Sotolongo, Esq. Reclaiming art in Cuba is a process yet to be defined. Cuba faces expropriation claims by the thousands of its nationals that both  reside there or have fled and live elsewhere. Included in those claims are…
Rank this Week: 637

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    News of Note in IP: April 15, 2016

    News of Note in IP: April 15, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • Apr 11

    News of Note in IP: April 8, 2016

    News of Note in IP: April 8, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • Mar 30

    Patent Trial & Appeal Board Institutes 17 Inter Partes Reviews for TCL Communication Technology Holdings, LTD.

    Patent Trial & Appeal Board Institutes 17 Inter Partes Reviews for TCL Communication Technology Holdings, LTD.
    In Fiscal Year 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) instituted inter partes reviews (“IPR”) on approximately 68% of petitions filed.  Overcoming these odds, the PTAB recently instituted 17 out of 17…
Rank this Week: 1707

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/
  • Apr 20

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use
    Two weeks ago the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a precedential decision involving issues of parent and subsidiary trademark use and abandonment. See Noble Home Furnishings, LLC v. Floorco Enterprises, LLC,…
  • Apr 7

    Consent Agreements And Their Effectiveness In Overcoming 2(d) Refusal

    Consent Agreements And Their Effectiveness In Overcoming 2(d) Refusal
    A Consent Agreement is a written agreement between two trademark owners where typically one party agrees that the other party can use and register its mark. It is usually triggered by a refusal issued in an Office Action by the USPTO. See our…
  • Mar 25

    Are There Differences Between Deceptive Trademarks And Deceptively Misdescriptive Marks?

    Are There Differences Between Deceptive Trademarks And Deceptively Misdescriptive Marks?
    Yes there are differences between a refusal issued on deceptive grounds and one issued because the mark is deceptively misdescriptive. Under the Trademark Act, Section 2(a) a mark cannot register on either the Principal or the Supplemental…
Rank this Week: 4308

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
  • Apr 18

    Three trademark challenges faced by small businesse

    Three trademark challenges faced by small businesse
    There are three particular concerns that affect small businesses when protecting their trademarks: cost prioritizing which trademarks to protect within a portfolio of brands and logos finding a law firm that they are comfortable working…
  • Apr 15

    Marketing 101 for IP Attorneys: 5 basic tip

    Marketing 101 for IP Attorneys: 5 basic tip
    To my fellow IP attorneys, I offer this free marketing advice with 5 simple tips: If you have a blog, keep it updated. Otherwise, remove it from your website – it makes you look stale and out of touch. If you last post is a year in…
Rank this Week: 1299

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
  • Dec 26

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China
    Controversial anti-terrorism law in China may be passed into fruition within the month, a report from Reuters says. U.S. President Barack Obama has raised concern over this matter himself with Chinese Presiden, Xi Jinping as the proposed law…
  • Nov 18

    Volkswagen to give out cash cards to calm down car owner

    Volkswagen to give out cash cards to calm down car owner
    In light of an emission scandal that profoundly impacted Volkswagen sales and credibility, reports say the German automaker giant is planning to give out prepaid cards to quell the increasing displeasure among those who have bought the…
Rank this Week: 1924

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2595

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 899

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?
    One of my entrepreneurial friends recently asked me this question. He works with lawyers in various aspects of his life. He previously asked me, “Why are you the only lawyer I like?” His most recent question made me ponder if and…
  • Apr 3

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution
    Every contract needs a dispute resolution clause – every contract. It’s something you should look for in every contract you read. If you’re given a contract to sign that doesn’t have one, I strongly recommend adding…
  • Mar 28

    Reclaiming your Copyright

    Reclaiming your Copyright
    It was recently announced that Sir Paul McCartney filed papers in the United States to reclaim the rights to 32 songs from The Beatles’ catalog. The rights to these songs are currently owned by Sony. Yes, there is a provision (call if a…
Rank this Week: 1887

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 355

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 4547

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2835

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark
    In an April 12, 2016 ruling, Judge John G. Koetl ruled that a party’s registration of a domain name was not considered the use of a trademark in commerce, and so the party that actually first used the mark in commerce in connection with…
  • Mar 17

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal
    In a March 16, 2016 ruling, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied the defendant's motion to dismiss a complaint alleging willful direct, induced and contributory infringement. Applying the Iqbal standard for all three types of infringement, Judge…
  • Mar 4

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR
    In a March 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the defendant's motion for a stay of the plaintiff's patent infringement claims pending the PTAB's decision on whether to institute an IPR.  The deciding factor in the Court's…
Rank this Week: 3984

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2038

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of…
  • Apr 13

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America
      A Warm Welcome To The U.S.A. The United States welcomes the filing of trademark applications by foreign business owners.  …so much so, that Section 44(e) of the Trademark Act does not require that such an applicant make…
  • Apr 6

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake
    Recently, Cirque Du Soleil’s corporate entities filed a lawsuit against Justin Timberlake, among others.[1] The Complaint alleges two claims for copyright infringement over Justin Timberlake’s song “Don’t Hold The…
Rank this Week: 2422

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
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
  • Mar 1

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame
    It is time to add another corporate compliance vendor – Corporate Compliance Center – to this blog’s Hall of Shame. This story is so common that it would be boring if we weren’t discussing scam artists. A…
Rank this Week: 751

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Apr 12

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?
    Meet the Nostradamus of IP social media litigation (it's a niche specialty if there ever was one). http://t.co/WkjGrCBu— Axiom (@Axiom_Law) March 15, 2012 Four years later - this tweet still makes me laugh - though I think they were…
  • Apr 12

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4
    Last summer I took some vacation time and got cast as "Senior White House Staff" on Season 4 of the Netflix hit, "House of Cards". I had done some acting in high school and went to the open casting call with about 5,000 other hopefuls in…
  • Jan 26

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

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC
    Last year, I was asked by the White House Office of the US Trade Representative to present at the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3),  "Workshop on the Role of Trade Secrets for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Attracting…
Rank this Week: 2493

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

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

http://elman.com
  • Apr 12

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning
    April 12, 2016 – In the wake of headlines detailing cyber-breaches at some of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., the President of the American Bar Association this morning sent a letter to its members, advising that from now…
  • Apr 7

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave
    Since 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been providing safety certification for products, especially those with electrical cords. On April 5, 2016, they announced that they’re extending their reach to cybersecurity.…
  • Apr 7

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.
    I’m breaking my arm patting myself on the back … at least for being quick on the draw. I was able to come up with an additional answer to the following question, moments after it was posted on Avvo.com: Q: Can I use mythological…
Rank this Week: 2624

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right
    Dear Doc: I’m an aspiring musician. I write the songs that make the whole world sing. Lately, it seems that I’m having to work much harder to become an overnight success. After all, I write the songs that make the young girls cry.…
  • Apr 11

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again
    The first general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court accepts a patent case, it will reverse the lower court decision and change the law.  The second general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case the law is…
  • Apr 4

    Words, War, Film, and the First Amendment

    Words, War, Film, and the First Amendment
    When lawyers and lay people talk about “intellectual property” (IP) they are usually referring to patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. But IP may consist of other rights including the “right of…
Rank this Week: 2434

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 10

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted
    I’m posting this show on a Sunday night, with The Jazztet’s Another Git Together (Mercury SR-60737, 1962), playing on my turntable. This is an appropriate background — although, as my guest points out in this interview,…
  • Apr 8

    Show # 250(!) — Sam Brylawski on audio preservation — posted

    Show # 250(!) — Sam Brylawski on audio preservation — posted
    I’m honored to post Show # 250 (!), March 4, my interview with Sam Brylawski of the Library of Congress’ National Sound Preservation Board, co-author of the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation. Sam is one of the pioneers of audio…
  • Apr 7

    Show # 249 — Lorelei Kelly on resilient government — posted

    Show # 249 — Lorelei Kelly on resilient government — posted
    I’m excited to post Show # 249, February 26, my interview with Lorelei Kelly of the New America Foundation on technology and legislative decision-making. Lorelei has done unique, critical and groundbreaking working focusing on the…
Rank this Week: 462

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101
    In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law of nature.…
  • Feb 28

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Last week President Obama marked the one year anniversary of his Precision Medicine Initiative (“PMI”) by holding a web-accessible panel discussion where he and interested stakeholders discussed his PMI initiative, its progress…
  • Feb 5

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy
    Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine. For example, the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (see post of January 26, 2016)…
Rank this Week: 2414

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
Rank this Week: 592

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
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 1919

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 5

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration
    If a copyright infringement begins before the plaintiff registers its copyright, and continues after the date of registration, can the plaintiff recover its attorney’s fees and statutory damages for the infringement that occurs after…
  • Apr 3

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection
    Online platforms that allow user-generated content should take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protect the platform in the event of a third party claim of copyright infringement…
  • Mar 19

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable
    Plaintiff filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against defendant, the operator of an ecommerce website. Defendant moved to have the case heard by arbitration, arguing that the arbitration provision in its website’s terms of use…
Rank this Week: 363

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Apr 5

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law
    On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that, if enacted, will allow trade secret owners to bring suit in federal court to prevent misappropriation of their trade secrets. The new bill, S. 1890, is known as ……
  • Apr 5

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law

    U.S. Senate passes bill to establish federal trade secrets law
    On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that, if enacted, will allow trade secret owners to bring suit in federal court to prevent misappropriation of their trade secrets. The new bill, S. 1890, is known as ……
  • Mar 9

    Federal Circuit asked to eliminate supplier-to-inventor transactions from “on-sale” bar to patentability

    Federal Circuit asked to eliminate supplier-to-inventor transactions from “on-sale” bar to patentability
    It is well known that if an inventor sells an invention prior to applying for a patent application, the sale can preclude the inventor from obtaining a patent for the invention. In the United States, the inventor also gets a … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1105

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Apr 3

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car
    Sure, Google is full of exciting projects - but how about using design to fix 'the money door' which drives literally all of its current profits? Wouldn't that be at least as exciting as designing concepts for markets that don't yet exist? If…
  • Mar 12

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing
    Hey Marketing pundits. Don't take the easy bait and claim that Donald Trump is a content marketing genius. There's little evidence of this. The things that have driven his GOP rise are more structural than marketing tactics.Claims that his…
  • Feb 27

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?
    This week two Boston news organizations drew starkly different headlines from the same research. Is this a case of team out reporting the other - or of creating a story rather than reporting it?
Rank this Week: 685

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 340

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the … Continue Reading →
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
Rank this Week: 1425

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 1

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie
    My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.…
  • Mar 22

    Moving into the open

    Moving into the open
    Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the…
  • Mar 3

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub
    Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish).  So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the…
Rank this Week: 742

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Apple v. Samsung Saga

    Apple v. Samsung Saga
    The long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung took a comedic turn when the CAFC (2015-1171) threw out a $120 million judgment against Samsung for infringing Apple touch-screen patents that were obvious (8,046,721…
  • Feb 28

    Sheeted

    Sheeted
    Zoltek sued the US Air Force and Navy for making carbon fiber sheets for its aircraft claimed under Re 34,162. The federal trial court gave the government a ridiculous degree of deferrence, and found in its favor out of legal ignorance.…
  • Feb 28

    Shredded

    Shredded
    Fellowes got 7,963,468, claiming a particular paper shredder, and sued competitor ACCO for infringement the day the patent was issued. ACCO filed a reexam which stayed court proceedings. ACCO Brands v. Fellowes (CAFC 2015-1045)…
Rank this Week: 445

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Florida's Patent Troll Act

    Florida's Patent Troll Act
    Last year, Florida (like a few other states) passed a "Patent Troll Prevention Act."  Fla. Stat. 501.991 et seq.  The act sought to discourage "bad faith" assertion of patent rights in Florida.  The Legislature described its…
  • Feb 18

    Uber in Gainesville? Not So Fast...

    Uber in Gainesville? Not So Fast...
    This will be my first post on a case from outside the Middle District of Florida, but instead comes from the Northern District.  I'll let the Judge provide the intro: You live in Gainesville and need to book a party bus, or perhaps…
  • Feb 15

    Is The Relative Emphasis in Marketing Materials of the Accused Technology a Reliable Basis for Apportioning Damages?

    Is The Relative Emphasis in Marketing Materials of the Accused Technology a Reliable Basis for Apportioning Damages?
    No.Omega Patents has sued CalAmp for infringement of a number of patents relating to vehicle control systems.  CalAmp offered expert opinion explaining the amount of certain damages that should be at risk.  Specifically, CalAmp's…
Rank this Week: 2184

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Mar 28

    Lipoderm

    Lipoderm
    The fact that the launch of a pharmaceutical product is delayed due to complex clinical studies and the necessity of patent applications does not constitute a proper reason for non-use of its trademark. Background This case involves a UK…
  • Mar 6

    Transdermal plaster

    Transdermal plaster
    The product appearance of a transdermal plaster is eligible to protection as a figurative mark for pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer type dementia in class 5. Background Novartis AG (“Novartis”) obtained…
  • Feb 14

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA
    Wird eine kennzeichnungsschwache Marke (Dorzo) nur in Kombination mit weiteren Elementen (Vision) benutzt, kann dies einer rechtserhaltenden Benutzung auch dann entgegenstehen, wenn das weitere Element seinerseits einen sachbeschreibenden…
Rank this Week: 4913

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 27

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case
    Earlier this month I wrote about the case of a dentist who had sued a consultant for breach of fiduciary duty and failed. The court in that case found that the allegations were insufficient to establish the existence of an agency…
  • Mar 5

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal
    To state a plausible breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege enough facts to prove (1) the existence of a fiduciary duty, (2) the breach of that duty, and (3) resulting damages. The first element—existence of…
  • Mar 3

    No Tortious Interference if Contract Already Breached

    No Tortious Interference if Contract Already Breached
    Everybody knows you can get in trouble for breaching a contract. But did you know that you can also get sued for inducing someone else to breach a contract that you’re not even a party to? Virginia, like many states, recognizes a cause…
Rank this Week: 1381