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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 24

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK
    The music industry is a hugely cut-throat business, with the 'little guy' often being dominated by the big companies that control the market and access to the more lucrative avenues within that industry. Due to this drastic imbalance…
  • Aug 10

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright
    The impact of social media on today's social interaction is undeniable, with people turning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more and more of their entertainment, social and news needs. As this new interaction space has grown, and…
  • Aug 4

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?
    Memories are an important part of life, especially when it comes to travels to far-away lands or places, filled with culture, icons and landmarks that dot human history's timeline. As an avid traveler, this writer has taken his share of…
Rank this Week: 2845

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright
    Here’s the scenario: You are a newly hired third party content creator for a company. You learn that your client has a habit of copying pictures from Pinterest or Google Images searches without verifying that they are allowed to use the…
  • Aug 18

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?
    Here’s the scenario: You’re out to dinner with a group of friends. You ask your server to take a picture of your group with your phone. Your server obliges. The image is on your device; but who owns the copyright – you, the…
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher
    Eww eww eww! If you or your child has an iPhone, adjust the settings for AirDrop now to avoid being targeted by cyberflashers. Apparently this is a thing – the default setting for AirDrop allows people in your vicinity to send you…
Rank this Week: 1796

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 23

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review
     On Aug. 4, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its third decision to institute Post Grant Review (PGR). Netsirv, LLC and Local Motion MN (collectively, Netsirv) filed a petition for…
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
Rank this Week: 4511

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 21

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution
    Having TTB upload errors using Microsoft Silverlight on your Mac? Think I may have a solution for you. If you can, try OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 and Firefox version 39, a combination I am currently successfully using. Later iterations of both may…
  • Aug 15

    Invited Faculty: 2nd Annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Seminar

    Invited Faculty: 2nd Annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Seminar
    Reiser Legal PLLC is pleased to join as faculty for the 2nd annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries seminar. This Washington-specific beverage law seminar will be held on October 15, 2015 at the Hilton in Seattle, Washington. Reiser…
  • Aug 8

    Legal Beer Shipping Through US Mail? Maybe Soon.

    Legal Beer Shipping Through US Mail? Maybe Soon.
    Legal alcohol shipping? Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California says she’ll introduce a bill that just might make it so. Announced through her Facebook page on July 14, 2015, Congresswoman Speier would like to “tear…
Rank this Week: 3186

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen
    Ireland has been building up searchable lists of the names and addresses of it’s Naturalised citizens- people who swear an oath of allegiance to the state in a moving ceremony held in the National Conference Centre. Then the state has…
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
Rank this Week: 2811

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?
    Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers…
  • Aug 10

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK
    The Open Rights Group (ORG) has sent us a communication regarding a new proposal in the UK to criminalise copyright infringement beyond the current limits to up to 10 years. I reproduce their statement about the proposals. “The IPO has…
  • Aug 8

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 712

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1092

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Trump’s Trademark Issue

    Trump’s Trademark Issue
    How long has Trump been planning this? Apparently Mr. Trump decided he liked the sound of “Make America Great Again” as  far back as 2012, when he first filed an application for the phrase with the Trademark Office…
  • Apr 16

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark
    Because cats make everything more entertaining.  (search using (03.01.04)[DD]  and  (2)[MD]).  A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1.  Content Kitty (such a…
  • Apr 8

    Color-only Trademark

    Color-only Trademark
    What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common?  The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo ……
Rank this Week: 1878

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies Divided Infringement Rule

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies Divided Infringement Rule
    Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the May 13, 2015 panel opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case No. 2019-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417) and issued a new…
  • Jul 15

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming
    When drafting patent claims for a device, it is often desirable to describe the device based on how it works instead of how it is structured.  Describing a device based on how it works is often referred to as “functional…
  • Jun 19

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (Case No. 13-896, May 26, 2015). A copy of the slip opinion may be found here.  Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief…
Rank this Week: 4876

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

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

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXI
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
  • Aug 17

    How to use your trademark on your book

    How to use your trademark on your book
    A book title cannot technically be protected under trademark law, unless it is the title for a series of multiple books. See TMEP §1202.08. But that doesn’t mean that an author cannot use a or phrase that he or she have…
  • Aug 13

    Does any brand – besides Coca-Cola – have multiple iconic trademarks?

    Does any brand – besides Coca-Cola – have multiple iconic trademarks?
    I can’t think of another brand with more than two iconic trademarks. Coca-cola has three! The bottle shape The cursive Coca-Cola script The ribbon that goes under the script and now stands alone on some bottling. A recent Wired article…
Rank this Week: 3043

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 19

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal
    Nicholas J stays dissolution of interlocutory injunction pending Otsuka's appeal from invalidity of aripiprazole patent judgment. Commonwealth gets security for undertaking as to damages.
  • Aug 17

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law
    Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia's IP law
  • Aug 13

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)
    Perram J has refused to allow Dallas Buyers Club LLC to send out its proposed letters of demand to the account holders identified through its preliminary discovery application.
Rank this Week: 1828

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Aug 19

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee When the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created three new kinds of post-patent issuance review proceedings to be…
  • Aug 6

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer I’m excited to let you know about one of our newest initiatives, eCommerce Modernization (eMod), which will…
  • Jul 27

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Guest Blog by Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) we derive our strength from the vast array of backgrounds and experiences of our…
Rank this Week: 2390

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Aug 19

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player
    In a long-awaited decision issued on August 17, 2015, the five-member National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) unanimously shut down an attempt by Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to become the…
  • Aug 3

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case
    On July 31, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the NCAA’s request to stay the injunctions ordered by the District Court in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case. In August 2014, the District Court enjoined…
  • Jul 30

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie
    On July 2, 2015, in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures and Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals addressed when unpaid interns are “employees” entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 1803

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    PTO Jitter

    PTO Jitter
    Power Integrations got 6,249,876 for "a technique for reducing electromagnetic interference by jittering the switching frequency of a switched mode power supply." Assertion against Fairchild Semiconductor was successful all the way through…
  • Jul 12

    Abstract Juggernaut

    Abstract Juggernaut
    The steamrolling of software patents continues. Intellectual Ventures asserted two patents against Capital One that went to appeal (CAFC 2014-1506). One claimed tracking spending related to a pre-set limit. The other claimed web page…
  • Jun 24

    Abstract Lo

    Abstract Lo
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for…
Rank this Week: 943

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Aug 18

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21
    Adidas has filed a complaint alleging that clothing retailer, Forever 21, and clothing manufacturer/distributor, Central Mills, have been selling counterfeit …Continue reading →
  • Aug 1

    July Download Case

    July Download Case
    The court continued to be mired in BitTorrent download cases this month, which accounting for 23 of the 25 copyright or …Continue reading →
  • Jul 21

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court
    The City of Portland bought the famous Portland Oregon sign – commonly known as the “White Stag” sign or the …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1491

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!
    In a recent decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a copyright application solely directed to screen shots generated from a software program was insufficient to establish copyright rights in the software as a whole,…
  • Apr 13

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching
    Searching for potentially competing trademarks before you go through the time and expense of developing a strong brand is a very worthwhile exercise, but it costs money – and sometimes clients can be reluctant to spend the money if…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
Rank this Week: 2941

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: 2432

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
  • Aug 18

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action
    In an August 17, 2015 ruling, Judge John F. Keenan denied attorneys’ fees to the defendant after the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed a copyright infringement action without prejudice. Judge Duffy, acting in Judge Keenan’s…
  • Aug 11

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition
    In an August 7, 2015 ruling, Judge Ronnie Abrams found that the “sampling” of a sound recording can constitute copyright infringement of the underlying musical composition. As Judge Abrams wrote, “‘[s]ampling’…
  • Aug 7

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer
    In an August 6, 2015 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan found that the inventor of the family of patents-in-suit acted as his own lexicographer by submitting unsolicited “remarks” during the prosecution of one of the later patents…
Rank this Week: 2195

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1173

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #15

    17 Seconds #15
    Useful, quick. One story. A lobsterman based in Portland, Maine, was giving a guest a tour of Casco Bay, which is notoriously tricky to navigate. As the lobsterman navigated the boat to and fro, the guest was clearly getting antsy.…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
Rank this Week: 186

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up
    Michelle Phan and Ultra Records settle their lawsuit, Carpathia Hosting wants to erase Megaupload servers and Microsoft updates TOS to pirates' horror.
  • Aug 16

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon
    Spotify may curb free streaming, D&D case is settled, Dr. Luke may face trial over a backbeat and Fox News makes a takedown blunder.
  • Aug 15

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem
    Dallas Buyers Club LLC suffers setback in Australia piracy case, "Food Porn" in legal uncertain in Germany and Android developer trolls pirates.
Rank this Week: 856

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Aug 16

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service
    Are online terms of service provided via hyperlink in an email binding on the recipient of that email? The Second Circuit recently addressed that question, and the decision gives guidance on best practices for online providers. Plaintiff…
  • Aug 13

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?
    Recent FOIA decision questions whether defendants have no interest in preventing release of booking photographs during ongoing criminal proceedings. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) implements “a general philosophy of…
  • Aug 5

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation
    Knowledge that email account had been hacked did not start the statutes of limitation clock ticking for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Stored Communications Act claims based on alleged related hacking of Facebook account occurring several…
Rank this Week: 725

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1791

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Aug 14

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement
    If you needed another reason not to break the law, here’s one: Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that expungements are no longer available for individuals with multiple convictions for a “single spree” of…
  • Jul 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
Rank this Week: 1603

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: 3789

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/
  • Aug 13

    Wilmslow verus the Bahamas: Dawson-Damer and Others v Taylor Wessing and Other

    Wilmslow verus the Bahamas: Dawson-Damer and Others v Taylor Wessing and Other
    Bahamas Source Wikipedia Reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence Probably because it implements an EU directive and costs small business owners money to support a bureaucracy in Wilmslow and is cited by petty officials…
  • Aug 5

    Ukulele Wars: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v Clausen

    Ukulele Wars: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v Clausen
    Although Judge Hacon's decision in The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v Clausen and Another [2015] EWHC 1772 (IPEC)  was reported as a "victory" in the Independent (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain wins duel with German…
  • Aug 1

    Right to be forgotten

    Right to be forgotten
    Le Palais Royal, Offices of the Conseil d'État. Author: Marie Lan Nguyen Source Wikipedia  On 12 June 2014 La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL). the French data protection authority,…
Rank this Week: 2415

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
  • Aug 5

    2d Circuit Punts on Copyright Registration Question Again

    2d Circuit Punts on Copyright Registration Question Again
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) An interesting copyright question continues to percolate in the Circuit Courts over…
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
Rank this Week: 3167

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 9

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been substantially updated to reflect numerous developments in statutory or case law since the last draft, as well as clarifications of existing laws. Click here to get the latest…
  • Aug 9

    Arkansas Strengthened Its Noncompete Law

    Arkansas Strengthened Its Noncompete Law
    As of Thursday, August 6, Arkansas noncompete law was statutorily modified by the addition of Ark. Code 4-70-207. With all of the talk about states (like New Hampshire, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Oregon) that have imposed, or…
  • Jun 4

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law
    Noncompete law is a creature of state regulation. As such, no surprise, we have 50 variations (really 51, when you factor in DC – albeit 3 states (California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota) prohibit employee noncompetes altogether, so…
Rank this Week: 4138

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Aug 5

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed
    This post discusses a 2014 case (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.) which held that California employers must reimburse employees who use a personal cell phone for work. Plaintiff Colin Cochran, as class representative, brought a…
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
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Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 4

    Free “Happy Birthday” May Become a Reality

    Free “Happy Birthday” May Become a Reality
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Some time ago, I wrote to you about the song “Happy Birthday” and the law suit over whether restaurants and film makers must still pay royalties if they sing it in public. Has…
  • Aug 3

    Taylor Swift’s Turn to Capitulate (Sort of…)

    Taylor Swift’s Turn to Capitulate (Sort of…)
    In our last newsletter we wrote about Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple, Inc. and the ensuing kerfuffle over Taylor Swift’s hypocrisy for the way she treated photographers covering her concerts. Just to recap, Swift’s…
  • Jul 31

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer
    In Alice v CLS Bank, the Supreme Court determined that an abstract business method implemented by software entirely within a computer was not ‘patentable subject matter,’ meaning that the invention could not be protected by patent…
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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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010
    Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload StatisticsAccording to the latest annual report on Judicial Business found at www.uscourts.gov, for the period 2013-2014, filing of copyright cases increase 10.2 percent for the year…
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
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Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Aug 4

    Running Your Home With One 100W Solar Panel

    Running Your Home With One 100W Solar Panel
    It can be done, as this post by Ron Rhinehart shows. All you need to do is get rid of your kitchen (eat out or live on Soylent instead). Rhinehart is behind a startup producing the Soylent brand of artificial food. Then get rid of laundry by…
  • Jul 28

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)
    Contrary to what people might assume from reading this blog, I like fossil fuel. I don’t think that oil, gas, and coal companies should go out of business. And I am grateful for the fact that the generous use of fossil fuel in my…
  • Jul 21

    Toaster Challenge

    Toaster Challenge
    I have made this point before: Energy is extremely cheap in our age, if you compare it to using human work. The last time my headline was “Energy Slaves”, because of an Wikipedia article with that title. Now a team has put Olympic…
Rank this Week: 1149

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook
    The Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice has been revised (dated June 5, 2015).  You may download a copy here.  (You may receive a printed copy at the Intake counter in each divisional Clerk's office.)  It's a good idea to take…
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
Rank this Week: 1528

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
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QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
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In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2181

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
Rank this Week: 3107

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation
    Helped by thousands of Twitter and blog commentaries, the so-called Brazilian Internet Constitution Act (“Marco Civil”) was created in 2014. This law is one of the first internet regulations in the world, and for this ...…
  • Jun 4

    A Study in Google Gla

    A Study in Google Gla
    When Google began to attract attention to their search engine in 1998, no one knew how far the technology company would go. Following their breakthrough in the internet domain, they continued their success by ... The post A Study in Google…
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
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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
  • Jul 23

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law
    Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to a…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
Rank this Week: 2286

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu
    So, according to the New York Times, a new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book originally called The Pet Shop will be published this year as What Pet Should I Get?. I’m a copyright lawyer, so of course, my first thought… Read…
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
Rank this Week: 3718

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
Rank this Week: 2618

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/
  • Jul 21

    PTAB reverses when Examiner provides no explanation for why claimed "blender" reads on "charging nozzle"

    PTAB reverses when Examiner provides no explanation for why claimed "blender" reads on "charging nozzle"
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims to a process of manufacturing a multi-phase liquid composition. The method claim recited a transferring and a blending step involving a "blender," and the Examiner mapped the…
  • Jul 10

    Examples of abandonment after failure to handle drawing requirement

    Examples of abandonment after failure to handle drawing requirement
    In this post, I'll discuss some applications that went abandoned because the Applicant didn't properly handle drawing objections or requirement that occurred at the last stage of prosecution. Application 11/776,390 (history available on…
  • Jun 18

    Tips for arguing Unexpected Results Arguments to overcome obviousne

    Tips for arguing Unexpected Results Arguments to overcome obviousne
    MPEP Sections 716 and 2145 provide a good primer on arguing unexpected results in order to overcome obviousness. To dig into the topic in a little more detail, this post will discuss a number of PTAB appeal decisions where the Applicant made…
Rank this Week: 527

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
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 208

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4310