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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
  • Mar 24

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!
    I almost didn't realize that it already has been a year since our very first full year of blogging, but here it is: IP Iustitia has turned a respectable 2 years since its inception in the early days of 2013. This writer for one is humbled and…
  • Mar 18

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU
    With a globally interconnected web of information, and the (relatively) free exchange of information comes a great deal of questions alongside the masses of benefits it presents to the 21st century world. Discussion, the exchange of ideas,…
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Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Mar 25

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Hypothetical: A theatrical production company would like to produce a tribute musical production to a songwriter using only the songwriter’s music being performed by the cast of the…
  • Mar 11

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: A presenter wants to breach our engagement contract by cancelling. Our cancellation clause says that, in the event of cancellation, we get 50% of the engagement fee or actual…
  • Feb 25

    Replacement Woe

    Replacement Woe
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We are a dance company who is going to perform in March in the United States. We gave the list of names for Visa purposes last September to the venue. Now we have some changes, we have to…
Rank this Week: 1531

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Mar 25

    Charitable Giving and Financial Fraud

    Charitable Giving and Financial Fraud
    Most of us think about charitable giving around tax time; however, charitable giving continues all year long. The thought that we could be in need one day, just as the people we are helping, is a huge motivator for some.
  • Feb 27

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit
    When a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse needs long-term care, VA benefits will help pay for this long-term care. Many families are not aware they may be entitled to receive these long-term care benefits from the Veterans Administration.…
  • Feb 17

    Estate Planning Issues for Women

    Estate Planning Issues for Women
    Most women do not consider estate planning until they are married; however, it is important for women to have an estate plan in place regardless of whether they are married or single. Many women have children without being married; therefore,…
Rank this Week: 4403

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 25

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?
    By Yayi Ding The use of smartphones has proliferated in the past couple of years. Not surprisingly, many of the users of such technology are lawyers! However, even given their immense benefits, the widespread use of smartphones in the…
  • Mar 11

    Lessons from the Silk Road

    Lessons from the Silk Road
    By Juliya Ziskina After a several weeks-long trial, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known as Silk Road on February 4, 2015. (We previously covered opening statements in the case…
  • Mar 6

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case
    By Vijay Kumar Later this month, the Court will hear oral arguments for the patent licensing case Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. to decide whether it should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co. The 1964 Brulotte decision, which has since been…
Rank this Week: 1656

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 25

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation
    What is a nonsuit? Simply stated, a nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it that allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause of action. (See Va. Code § 8.01-380). It results in…
  • Feb 9

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO") became effective on October 15, 1970. It was originally intended primarily to assist in the prosecution of mafia leaders, as it permitted them to be tried for…
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
Rank this Week: 1663

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    New PTAB Analytics Feature: Claim Institution and Cancelation Histogram

    New PTAB Analytics Feature: Claim Institution and Cancelation Histogram
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the latest addition to its analytics platform: claim institution and cancellation histograms. These features allow attorneys to dig further into Docket Alarm’s PTAB statistics around instituted…
  • Mar 16

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Jennifer Bisk

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Jennifer Bisk
    In this second installment of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter, we are proud to feature Judge Jennifer Bisk.BackgroundJudge Jennifer Bisk is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law. Prior to law school, she…
  • Mar 11

    Unboxing Videos are Fun and Lucrative, But Are they Legal?

    Unboxing Videos are Fun and Lucrative, But Are they Legal?
    The recent YouTube phenomenon of “unboxing”- opening the contents of packaged tech items or toys with an accompanying review or description- has proved incredibly lucrative for a variety YouTube contributors. These videos get…
Rank this Week: 3739

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/
  • Mar 25

    Fenwick Launches Post-Alice Analysis Site

    Fenwick Launches Post-Alice Analysis Site
    Today Fenwick & West launched a new website on which users can easily browse the Post-Alice decisions of the PTAB, the Federal Circuit, and the district courts to see how the law on patent eligibility is evolving: …
  • Feb 25

    Comments on USPTO’s Interim Patent Eligibility Guidance (Part 3)

    Comments on USPTO’s Interim Patent Eligibility Guidance (Part 3)
    By: Robert R. Sachs See Part 1 and Part 2. Interim Guidance: Summaries of Patent Eligibility Cases The Interim Guidance provides succinct summaries of various Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions. As explained by the Office at the…
  • Feb 19

    Comments on USPTO’s Interim Patent Eligibility Guidance (Part 2)

    Comments on USPTO’s Interim Patent Eligibility Guidance (Part 2)
    See Part I By: Robert R. Sachs The Preemption Requirement Preemption is the core concern that drives the Court’s “exclusionary principle”. The Supreme Court in Alice stated: We have described the concern that drives this exclusionary…
Rank this Week: 2358

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3087

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 24

    B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Key Decision on Preclusion Decided Today

    B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Key Decision on Preclusion Decided Today
    By Ann Ford and Ashley Green The United States Supreme Court ruled today that a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) ruling on likelihood of confusion can preclude later litigation on the same issue in federal…
  • Mar 24

    THE LAUNCH OF .PORN & .ADULT TLDS

    THE LAUNCH OF .PORN & .ADULT TLDS
    By James Stewart In 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) made waves by approving the first adult entertainment industry-specific top-level domain (“TLD”), “.XXX,”…
  • Mar 17

    The Internet of Things will "rock" the retail sector!

    The Internet of Things will "rock" the retail sector!
    By Giulio Coraggio The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy…
Rank this Week: 1455

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: 4110

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court handed down a decision today in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 20

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013  Target Corp. agrees to settle…
  • Mar 13

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Privacy concerns continue to dog the CISA…
Rank this Week: 871

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master
    Precision Drone, LLC designs and makes drones and software for use by farmers to monitor crops. According to the Complaint (see below), in September 2014, Precision made a deal with Channel Masters, LLC for Channel to purchase and resell the…
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al
    Jun Q. Xia was employed by Agdia until 2001. After leaving the company, Xia allegedly violated the terms of a non-competition agreement. The ensuing lawsuit was resolved by a permanent injunction order in 2002. Later, Xia formed AC…
  • Feb 8

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC
    This trade dress lawsuit involves battery-operated motion detecting lighting. Defendant has allegedly “willfully and deliberately pulled a ‘bait and switch’ on consumers by advertising [Plaintiff’s] high-end […]…
Rank this Week: 823

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
  • Mar 23

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report
    As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.” NEW YORK, March 23,…
  • Oct 29

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design
    A lesson for startups…and yes, time to look at my own website here. Share on Facebook
Rank this Week: 1292

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/
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
  • Mar 16

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy
    A decision in a copyright infringement case concerning the song “Blurred Lines” casts ambiguity on the future of expression and copyright protection in the music industry. On Tuesday, March 10, an eight-person jury in Los Angeles…
  • Feb 26

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud
    Have your filed your individual tax return? Be sure to read the blog post, "One Reason You May Want to File Your Tax Return Early this Year: Identity Theft," on Foster Swift's Tax Law Blog and file early this year. Tags: News &…
Rank this Week: 4567

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
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision
    In a March 20, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood, in dismissing the plaintiff’s preliminary injunction motion, declined to grant comity to a decision of a French court about the ownership of the copyright at issue in light of another…
  • Mar 20

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense
    In a March 19, 2015 ruling, Judge Thomas P. Griesa declined to strike the defendant’s defense of unclean hands. Although the plaintiff is asserting a patent infringement claim, the unclean hands defense relates to the plaintiff’s…
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
Rank this Week: 4279

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 736

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: 748

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/
  • Mar 20

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law
    A recent decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) highlights what the Board looks for when determining which user of the trademark has priority of use. See Parley, LLC v. Vi-Jon, Inc., Cancellation No.…
  • Mar 8

    Can Third Parties Present Evidence To Examiners To Prevent Trademark Registration?

    Can Third Parties Present Evidence To Examiners To Prevent Trademark Registration?
    We frequently receive inquiries from our clients regarding what if any methods exist to submit evidence to the USPTO to prevent the registration of a third party’s mark. The answer of course is it depends on the type of evidence you…
  • Feb 20

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Identical Marks For Complementary Goods, But No Confusion

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Identical Marks For Complementary Goods, But No Confusion
    Thor Tech, Inc. (“Applicant”) sought to register the mark TERRAIN, in standard character form for “recreational vehicles, namely, towable trailers”. The Examining Attorney refused to register Applicant’s mark…
Rank this Week: 2662

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 2

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change
    As noted in our earlier post, the Better Business Bureau recently updated its Code of Advertising for the first time since 1985.  There are many changes throughout the Code, from major substantive additions to minor revisions to…
Rank this Week: 2496

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 2755

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality
               Over the last few weeks, several video streaming options have arrived.  See, e.g.,…
  • Mar 12

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order
            Soon after learning that the FCC would release it Open Internet Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main…
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 1123

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 156

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
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 269

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2666

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Blurred Lines authors hit with $7.4m song plagiarism ruling In one of the most high-profile song plagiarism cases in…
  • Mar 4

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Rate of decline in global recorded music trade revenue slows in 2014 With all of the biggest recorded music markets…
  • Feb 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing The US Copyright Office has published a detailed…
Rank this Week: 2282

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1631

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 376

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?
    No.A jury agreed with PODS that U-Haul infringed the "pods" trademark and that U-Haul was unable to prove that the mark was generic.  U-Haul asked for a directed verdict notwithstanding the jury's conclusion and separately asked for a…
  • Mar 2

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?
    No.Washington Shoe Company ("WSC") has sold certain shoes in Target.  (There is debate through the opinion discussed below whether WSC sold its shoes through Target "for years," but I will not get into that factual dispute.)  WSC…
  • Feb 11

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?

    Patent Eligibility Attack On the Pleadings?
    Not where you need to rely on evidence outside the pleadings...Stoneeagle Services has sued Pay-Plus Solutions and Premier Healthcare Exchange for infringement of U.S. Patent RE 43,904 and RE 44,748 relating to healthcare provider…
Rank this Week: 1729

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Covering the latest news and legal developments in trademark law. By Ryan Gile.

http://www.vegastrademarkattorney.com/
  • Mar 16

    Righthaven Remembered

    Righthaven Remembered
    It’s hard to believe that Righthaven, the company that was going to change the news media business by applying the patent lawsuit business model to the enforcement of copyrights, filed its first series of lawsuits five years to…
  • Mar 5

    Hakkasan denied preliminary injunctive relief in cybersquatting case for failure to establish irreparable harm

    Hakkasan denied preliminary injunctive relief in cybersquatting case for failure to establish irreparable harm
    Trademark attorneys in the Ninth Circuit continue to face the fallout from last year’s Ninth Circuit decision in Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management, Inc., 736 F.3d 1239, 1249 (9th Cir. 2013), cert. denied,…
  • Aug 27

    Marc Lurie/AirFX.com Wins Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim Against AirFX, LLC on Summary Judgment

    Marc Lurie/AirFX.com Wins Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim Against AirFX, LLC on Summary Judgment
    AirFX,LLC (“Defendant”), the owner of the trademark AirFX, suffered a defeat last week in its attempt to “acquire” (or as some might say “hijack”) the domain name www.airfx.com from its current registrant, Marc Lurie (“Lurie”…
Rank this Week: 2878

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

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

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

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

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 1703

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish
    Camille Pissaro - La Bergere Rentrant des MoutonsThe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has remanded a case against the University of Oklahoma brought by a Jewish woman seeking the return of a painting by Camille Pissaro…
  • Mar 9

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association
    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.  With last year’s film Monuments Men, the upcoming Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and with the documentary The Rape of Europa on PBS, the…
  • Mar 2

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter
    Baker, Brian L. @brianlbakerAhlbrand, Ashley @AshleyAmesAllison, Jennifer @jenellen1214Ballard, Terry @terryballardBassett, Cindy @LibrynthBeatty, John @johnny42Beitz, Janelle @jkbeitzBlackaby, Dan @dblackabyBlaine, Anna @annacb33Boone, Tom…
Rank this Week: 77

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 13

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right

    Copyright, Open Access, and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural…
  • Mar 2

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning
    NB — An embarrassing correction — the motion discussed below was actually filed by the plaintiffs, the publishers, not by GSU.  So this does look very much like the publisher intent is to go forward with new proceedings in…
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
Rank this Week: 659

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

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

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Mar 12

    STRATEGIES FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS TO PROTECT SOFTWARE RELATED PATENTS IN VIEW OF ALICE CORPS.

    STRATEGIES FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS TO PROTECT SOFTWARE RELATED PATENTS IN VIEW OF ALICE CORPS.
    Alice Corps. is the most recent famous case decided by the Supreme Court related with software patent eligibility.  The claims in Alice Corps were directed to hedging risks in commodities trading, wherein the methods of hedging risks…
  • Feb 4

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?
    35 USC 102 (A) states that a person should be entitled to a patent unless “the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective…
  • Feb 4

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application
    Design patents are a type of industrial design right, where the ornamental design of a product can be protected. In most countries design patents are called “Industrial Design” patents. In most cases, design patent applications…
Rank this Week: 3352

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement
    Who doesn’t love a spoonful of Nutella? The sweet hazelnut spread has become a popular indulgence with chocolate lovers everywhere, but for one Park Slope restaurant it seems their indulgence has offended the Nutella parent company,…
  • Mar 10

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle
    Everyone who tuned into the Super bowl witnessed the Half-Time show featuring Katy Perry. While Katy may have been the star, according to social media accounts across the nation, “Left Shark” stole the show. It didn’t take…
  • Mar 5

    YouTube Paid $1 Billion to Copyright Holder

    YouTube Paid $1 Billion to Copyright Holder
    YouTube has reportedly paid out a whopping $1 billion to various copyright holders since 2007 as part of the Google’s Content ID program. Content ID Program According to Google, the program scans 400 years’ worth of content daily…
Rank this Week: 2648

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Lost Credibility

    Lost Credibility
    In Warsaw Orthopedic v. Nuvasive, Southern California district court Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo demonstrated her incompetence in patent law by granting damages inappropriately. A CAFC panel (CAFC 2013-1576, -1577) reminded: "a patentee is…
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

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

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
Rank this Week: 370

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.
    March 9, 2015 — We can’t wait for April 26! The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released the theme for World IP Day 2015!  This year’s theme is Get up, stand up. For music. Below is a copy of...Read…
  • Feb 24

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria
    February 24, 2015 — Earlier this month, the Trademarks Registry in Nigeria released a new journal containing trademark applications filed online using its e-filing portal.  Chances are, if you are an IP lawyer in Nigeria, you may…
  • Feb 24

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria
    February 24, 2015 — Earlier this month, the Trademarks Registry in Nigeria released a new journal containing trademark applications filed online using its e-filing portal.  Chances are, if you are an IP lawyer in Nigeria, you may…
Rank this Week: 3927

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Mar 7

    Risk of Using Resistance Band

    Risk of Using Resistance Band
    What about the risks related to the use of resistance bands? We often hear of their benefits and exercises, but seldom do the injuries they can inflict upon us. Fortunately, there are ways and tips to reduce the damage and use them properly.…
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band
    We hear about resistance bands and their benefits from every side nowadays, but one question remains: do we need to be strong to use resistance tubes? Despite your apprehensions and doubts, the answer is no, you don’t have to since they…
  • Feb 21

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?
    Several factors must be taken into account when buying resistance tubes, the most important being their manufacturing method. As surprising as this sounds, there are huge differences between dipped and extruded bands. They make the basis of…
Rank this Week: 3715

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/
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
  • Feb 28

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd
    The Inn Sign for the Beehive public house in  Grantham Photo Wikipedia The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world's greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister…
Rank this Week: 1139

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
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
Rank this Week: 279

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 2266

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Mar 3

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure…
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Segment 1 (00:50:11) More Show notes for this one…
  • Dec 30

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming…
Rank this Week: 3508

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2940

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
Rank this Week: 3383