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Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
Rank this Week: 626

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 1118

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 359

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 2390

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/
  • Oct 17

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive
    The Higher Regional Court of Cologne (OLG Köln) held in its decision (court ref. 6 U 205/13) dated September 5, 2014 that the title of a mobile app can enjoy protection against similar titles for similar services. However, the claimant…
  • Oct 14

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named
    According to the district court of Kassel’s decision of June 6th, 2014 (file number: 410 C 3000/13) authors of copyrighted works can exercise their right to decide if and how they want to be named as author of their works ……
  • Oct 10

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network
    Commercial WLAN operators will soon be certain about when and in how far they are liable for violations of third party rights by their users. The District Court in Munich (7 O 14719/12) has stayed the proceedings in a pending ……
Rank this Week: 3378

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Oct 17

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney
    Each year the National Association of Broadcasters selects a small group of people to take part in their year-long Broadcast Leadership Training program. Participants travel to Washington D.C. one weekend a month for a year to learn the ins…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning
    The House of Saucier loves Saturday Night Live! We wait in anticipation about who is going to be the hosts, musical guests and the announcement of the new cast members each season. Even when the sketches are bad and miss the mark, they…
  • Oct 3

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove
    Earlier this week, music service Grooveshark lost the groove.  And, by lost the groove – I mean found itself in the sixth circle of hell I like to call Copyright Infringement Land.  A federal judge in New York ruled…
Rank this Week: 1946

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
  • Sep 26

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick
    Lumos designed, developed and distributes KT Tape, its brand of kinesiology tape.  Lumos created and published a general instructional video describing the use of its tape in 2009.  Lumos published its collection of short…
Rank this Week: 2747

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Flos putting us all through the Mill

    Flos putting us all through the Mill
    In 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed a floor lamp with a marble base and a curved lead to a bowl shaped reflector.  Those lamps, known as the Arco lamp and you can see a picture of one of those lamps in Achille…
  • Oct 16

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA
    In Community Trade Marks: Specsavers v ASDA 7 Feb 2012 NIPC Law I analysed the litigation that had taken place between two well known retailers in which the Court of Appeal considered how far an aggressive marketing campaign can go without…
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
Rank this Week: 2300

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Nobel, Nobel …

    Nobel, Nobel …
    ‘Tis the season when the Nobel Prizes get announced, when science and scientists get their share of media attention. This blog joins in the chorus. Your inventions don’t need to be Nobel-class to get patent protection, but the…
  • Oct 9

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement
    Effective 1 July 2014 the PRV (Sweden) and the SIPO (China) started a new PPH-agreement thus offering especially our Swedish clients a new way of speeding up examination of patent applications in China by requesting that the SIPO use the…
  • Oct 3

    You have a right to remain silent

    You have a right to remain silent
    (Or: What do midwives and patent attorneys authorized in Sweden have in common?) As a citizen in a society, you have an obligation to give evidence if you are called as a witness. There are several sanctions that can be imposed upon those who…
Rank this Week: 665

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"
    The news networks themselves are emerging as a major element in the unfolding story of copyright, campaigns and political ads. It seems that this is getting to be less about copyright and more about a certain "consortium". Regarding the…
Rank this Week: 1539

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 2112

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
  • Oct 16

    When “Patent Trolls” ARE Innovator

    When “Patent Trolls” ARE Innovator
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but what is a patent troll?  Unfortunately, there is really no universally accepted definition of what a patent troll is, although if you are getting…
  • Oct 13

    Australia Court: Isolated DNA Patent Eligible

    Australia Court: Isolated DNA Patent Eligible
    The Federal Court of Australia issued a ruling recently that is directly opposite to the ruling rendered by the United States Supreme Court relative to gene patents. In Yvonne D’Arcy v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the Federal Court of…
  • Oct 7

    A Strategy for American Innovation

    A Strategy for American Innovation
    The Partnership for American Innovation (PAI), which is comprised of Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer, recently submitted comments responsive to a request for public information published in the Federal…
Rank this Week: 4901

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Oct 16

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - A company that markets individual retirement accounts is suing the U.S. Treasury Department alleging trademark infringement.  In January, President Obama announced a special government program to help individuals save up…
  • Oct 10

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control
    IPNews® - Apple has filed a patent application for a new kind of remote control with a graphic user interface, which may change the way we use remotes. The updated remote control feature is also anticipated to generate more interest for…
  • Oct 2

    Judge Rules Grooveshark Employees Committed Copyright Infringement

    Judge Rules Grooveshark Employees Committed Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - A federal judge in New York has ruled that Grooveshark, a free online music service, is liable for copyright infringement because it uploaded numerous songs without proper permission. Grooveshark had argued that its actions were…
Rank this Week: 3676

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

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

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 3347

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

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

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 1601

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Oct 16

    Court Notice Scam

    Court Notice Scam
    We are all victims. Did you recently receive an email like this? Subject: Notice of appearance From: Notice to Appear (online_support347@mitpatentlawyers.com) Date: Mon 10/13/14 6:40 PM To: [redacted] Attachment: Note_5814_copy.zip (104.0 KB)…
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
Rank this Week: 577

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Oct 16

    My Pop Up Office and Fruit Street Health Gig

    My Pop Up Office and Fruit Street Health Gig
    Working on a rainy New York day listening to Bon Iver and The National. I am pleased to announce my retention at Fruit Street Health, Inc., a funded and exciting Telehealth Startup in San Francisco. Scroll all the way down on the FS About Us…
  • Sep 2

    A kick – start for you lawsuit

    A kick – start for you lawsuit
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  • May 7

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show
    I expect to join this month. Will keep you posted. My health tech clients are all for it! Share on Facebook
Rank this Week: 4846

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 16

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Combined royalty collections for the 20 biggest authors’ societies and organizations that have published results…
  • Oct 10

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value
    Music is unquestionably important to most people’s lives, regardless of where they are in the world. Although not everyone spends money on recorded music or buys tickets to a gig or festival, a very high percentage of people listen to…
  • Oct 2

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. According to Ovum’s new digital media consumer insights survey, music is an essential part of everyday life for a…
Rank this Week: 4845

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: 36

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: 3289

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Rebranding

    Rebranding
    We’ve rebranded by changing our logo, tagline and brand colours. As we had to get new website designs, social media profiles, letterheads, brochure, business cards, newsletter design and more, the whole exercise was quite…
  • Oct 13

    Start up

    Start up
    It can be difficult when you start up to know how to spend your resources. Keeping a tight rein on expenses is essential in the early days, but it’s equally important not to neglect important issues like intellectual property (IP). IP…
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations. Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and remain…
Rank this Week: 531

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 2325

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
  • Oct 13

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"
    Supreme ​Court ​Preview: ​ Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court Hear Professors ​Justin ​Driver, ​Jennifer ​Nou, ​and ​David…
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
Rank this Week: 164

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Oct 13

    Who wants to be forgotten?

    Who wants to be forgotten?
    Back when the Court of Justice of the European Union decided the case of Google Spain, one of my first comments was that we needed some time to have a look at the way the decision is going to be applied and implemented. It’s been just…
  • Oct 3

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?
    Much has been written about the security and gender issues surrounding the leak of naked celebrity pictures taken from cloud services. Similarly, much has been said about the CJEU ruling on the so-called “right to be…
  • Sep 23

    The sharing economy is anything but

    The sharing economy is anything but
    Costa Rica, like so many other countries, heavily regulates taxi services; this means that the government gives out a limited number of taxi certifications and licence plates and requires the use of a taxi meter. These requirements are…
Rank this Week: 2242

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
  • Oct 13

    Registering Trademark Without First Obtaining Corresponding Domain Name

    Registering Trademark Without First Obtaining Corresponding Domain Name
    Complainant who registers a  trademarks without first obtaining corresponding domain name has no actionable claim against respondent already holding that domain name, at least under the UDRP as traditionally applied. What is meant by…
  • Oct 9

    Choice of Law: Characterization of Facts Determines the Outcome

    Choice of Law: Characterization of Facts Determines the Outcome
    Published on the Resolution Roundtable Blog, sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, October 7, 2014. Although there may be no disagreement about the facts, what law applies often depends on how the…
  • Oct 8

    No Consensus for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    No Consensus for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    There is no consensus for reverse domain name hijacking; rather, there is a diversity of views about the conduct that would support it. Rule 15(e) authorizes the Panel “to declare in its decision that the complaint was brought in bad…
Rank this Week: 61

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Oct 12

    A Short Sabbatical…

    A Short Sabbatical…
    This is just a quick post to let all of my regular readers know that I will be taking a short break from blogging.  I have a lot going on at the moment, and have therefore decided to free myself from the imperative to write regularly in…
  • Oct 4

    Patent Oppositions and Amendments: Law Reform Fixes Flaw

    Patent Oppositions and Amendments: Law Reform Fixes Flaw
    Garford Pty Ltd v Dywidag-Systems International Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1039 (18 September 2014)As many readers will be aware, Australia’s patent laws include a pre-grant opposition system – once an application has been evaluated by an…
  • Sep 28

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In
    As expected, lawyers representing Yvonne D’Arcy in her fight to have Myriad Genetics’ BRCA ‘cancer gene’ patent claims declared invalid have filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to…
Rank this Week: 2757

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1937

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3611

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 10

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.
    Announcing BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour! Order now from our online store We're very…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

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

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

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
Rank this Week: 3133

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company
    This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey…
  • Oct 7

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement
    Here is an article about trademarks based off of my interview with McMurry/TMG  for their hospitals clients.http://mcmurrytmg.com/articles/protecting-trademark-and-avoiding-infringement Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 6

    Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Year

    Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Year
    Design patents are a critical form of intellectual property for businesses to protect their product designs.  The prior term for design patents were fourteen (14) years from the issuance date.  Now, pursuant to the changes made in…
Rank this Week: 4794

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 679

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
  • Oct 9

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these…
  • Oct 8

    PatentStat.com to Rank Patent Attorneys and Patent Examiner

    PatentStat.com to Rank Patent Attorneys and Patent Examiner
    PatentStat.com is a new patent-related website that claims to use peer-reviewed patent valuation methodologies to rank patent attorneys and to profile patent examiners. PatentStat uses comprehensive data-mining and cutting-edge analysis…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Oct 9

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?
    Did you know that playing music in a commercial setting can be copyright infringement?  Listen to this six-minute interview with attorney John Mashni to learn more. Tags: Copyright, Intellectual Property
  • Sep 25

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?
    On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law. In American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., the Court overruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,…
  • Sep 18

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It has helped a wide range of people fundraise to help finance a variety of projects. Often time people overlook the tax implications to successful Kickstarter campaigns. Check…
Rank this Week: 2690

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)
    PrivacyExclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  (BuzzFeed)New York City Shuts Down Unauthorized Sensors  (WSJ) A follow up to the link above. Geo organizations can learn a great deal from this…
  • Oct 6

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure
    Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun to allow UAVs to be used for commercial purposes in the U.S. (albeit for limited purposes) one should expect there to be increased attention paid to the potential privacy concerns.…
  • Oct 2

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct
    Recently, the Department of Energy released for public comment  a proposed privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct for smart grid operators and third parties (the "Proposed Voluntary Code"). A link to the Proposed Voluntary Code can be found…
Rank this Week: 1300

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage
    The issue of same-sex marriage has been raging on ever since the first application for a marriage license was denied by a clerk in Hennepin County, Minnesota because the applicants were both male. However, this week the Supreme Court chose to…
  • Sep 4

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range
    In a bizarre twist of fate, an Arizona gun instructor was killed by a 9-year-old girl wielding, of all things, a 9-mm submachine gun, popularly known as an Uzi. The gun range, Bullets and Burgers, catered to tourists who made the one-hour…
  • Aug 5

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug
    Deadly biological agent rears its head abroad, and infected U.S. citizens throw caution to the winds by using an experimental drug not yet approved for human testing. The Ebola virus claimed the lives of more than 900 people in West Africa,…
Rank this Week: 2616

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Oct 8

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to…
  • Oct 7

    Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement

    Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement
    When photographers are infringed, they have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover damages directly from or an injunction against the infringer. But sometimes photographers want the infringer to be criminally prosecuted. What’s the…
  • Sep 18

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

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
Rank this Week: 4853

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Oct 8

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to…
  • Oct 7

    Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement

    Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement
    When photographers are infringed, they have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover damages directly from or an injunction against the infringer. But sometimes photographers want the infringer to be criminally prosecuted. What’s the…
  • Sep 18

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

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
Rank this Week: 2961

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
  • Sep 5

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On September 4, 2014, the Third Circuit held that the revised, or “slightly altered standard” for awarding attorneys’ fees to a…
Rank this Week: 2999

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 147

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
Rank this Week: 3961

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Oct 6

    Patents for Defending Your Company

    Patents for Defending Your Company
    Many entrepreneurs and business owners want patents that will defend their company against competitors, but few companies actually have a proactive plan for investing their patent assets wisely. To defend your company, you want patents…
  • Oct 6

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine
    In almost all circumstances, an entrepreneur or startup company should NOT get a provisional patent application. The main purpose of the provisional application is to *delay* the patent process. A delay is very useful for circumstances,…
  • Oct 6

    Considering Constraints When Evaluating Patentable Idea

    Considering Constraints When Evaluating Patentable Idea
    Every invention has a set of constraints, and it is imperative to uncover and evaluate them when considering patenting. This applies to an inventor or business manager who is trying to ferret out ideas contained in a new product as well as…
Rank this Week: 2600

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 6

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation
    The big legal news in September was that the staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published an exemptive letter No. 14-116 (available here) that allows certain commodity pool operators (CPOs) to engage in general…
  • Aug 22

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)
    The startup industry keeps on coming up with new innovative solutions to seed financing.  The latest trend is convertible equity.  Two startup venture funds and incubators, 500 Startups and Y Combinator, recently released their…
  • Aug 22

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC
    As I previously discussed in my blog here, the SEC does not have a mandate to regulate Bitcoin. Not unless it is used in a securities offering, especially in an unregistered initial public offering conducted over the Internet in violation of…
Rank this Week: 4422

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Oct 6

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation
    By Jay Levine and Allen Carter Have to give them an “A” for effort. “Patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC sued the FTC hoping to shut down its investigation into the company because the investigation violated…
  • Oct 2

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer
    By Brian Hall The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do…
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
Rank this Week: 761

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Sep 22

    If You Build It…….(update)

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

    Diver Down

    Diver Down
    Diver Down: 1.     A red and white flag that alerts vessels of a nearby submerged scuba diver. 2.    1982 album by America’s greatest rock band, Van Halen. The only thing that would have made the Van…
Rank this Week: 1896

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

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

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Oct 2

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    In this case, the Plaintiffs EMD Millipore Corporation appeals the district courts grant of Summary judgment that the Defendant, AllPure technologies does not infringe the asserted claims of US Patent Number 6,032,543. The ‘543 patent…
  • Oct 1

    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION]

    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION]
    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION] This case discusses claim construction, as well as Examiner’s should take into consideration the background knowledge that would have been possessed by a person of ordinary skill in the art at the…
  • Sep 30

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!
    As reported by patentlyo.com (http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/09/patents-issued-fiscal.html) the number of patent granted year over year continues to grow. During the 2014 fiscal year, over 300,000 utility patents were granted, there are…
Rank this Week: 1692