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Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Parliament adopts MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report The European Parliament has voted by a large majority…
  • Jul 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Pressure shifts to Pandora as SiriusXM agrees pre-1972 deal US satellite radio service SiriusXM has agreed on a…
  • Jun 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC green-lights GEMA, PRS, and STIM pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission has given its…
Rank this Week: 2726

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/
  • 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 →
  • Jul 2

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work
    Adidas has filed a trademark complaint against Reliable Knitting Works, a Wisconsin based company doing business as Reliable of Milwaukee. …Continue reading →
  • May 15

    5 More Cobbler Download Case

    5 More Cobbler Download Case
    Carl Crowell has filed 5 more BitTorrent cases for Voltage Pictures‘ film, The Cobbler. Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Doe Court Case …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 876

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Failure to Generate REAL Patent Protection: Keurig’s Story (Part 2)

    Failure to Generate REAL Patent Protection: Keurig’s Story (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of this “Failure to Create REAL Patent Value: Keurig’s Story,” I asserted that the company’s current business woes can be directly attributable to a flawed patent strategy. To summarize, as a result of the…
  • Jul 9

    Failure to Generate REAL Patent Protection: Keurig’s Story (Part 1)

    Failure to Generate REAL Patent Protection: Keurig’s Story (Part 1)
    Innovators–be they individuals or corporations–frequently view patent protection as the key to capturing value from the time and money invested in creating a successful product. Indeed, conventional wisdom dictates that a patent…
  • Jun 30

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different
    The prevailing view of patent experts who advise innovators–be they individuals or companies–it that patent filings should occur as early as possible. This advice, which is even more prevalent now that the US has moved to a…
Rank this Week: 4425

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jul 21

    On the Record with Rudy Telscher

    On the Record with Rudy Telscher
    On the Record with Rudy Telscher Rudy Telscher, a partner with Harness Dickey, represented Octane Fitness in one of the most important patent cases decided by the United States Supreme Court over the last decade. The Supreme Court’s…
  • Jul 6

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management
    In recent weeks, Apple has added to its generous patent portfolio with a variety of interesting patents covering location-based services implemented through the electronic devices produced by the company. The enhancement of location-based…
  • Jul 3

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have recently announced an implementation agreement under which the JPO will act as an available International Searching Authority (ISA) and International…
Rank this Week: 2017

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: 398

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
Rank this Week: 2755

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
  • Jul 21

    Court Grants Fees in Copyright Infringement Action after Finding Plaintiff’s Claims Untimely

    Court Grants Fees in Copyright Infringement Action after Finding Plaintiff’s Claims Untimely
    In a July 17, 2015 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield granted attorneys’ fees to the prevailing plaintiff in a copyright infringement action. The Court had previously granted summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s claims as…
  • Jul 21

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Patent Infringement Defendant

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Patent Infringement Defendant
    In a July 17, 2015 ruling, Judge P. Kevin Castel declined to award attorneys’ fees to the prevailing defendants in a patent infringement case, finding that the case was not exceptional. Judge Castel noted that his summary judgment…
  • Jul 9

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question
    In a July 7, 2015 ruling, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a removed action in which the plaintiff alleged that the defendant submitted false affidavits in an earlier copyright infringement…
Rank this Week: 1845

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • 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…
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
Rank this Week: 204

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 20

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case
    On a single day last week, Cobbler Nevada, LLC filed copyright infringement suits against over 350 John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. As Troll Defense…
  • Jul 20

    “Survivor” BitTorrent Suits Break Ground in Oregon

    “Survivor” BitTorrent Suits Break Ground in Oregon
    The producers of the UK espionage film Survivor have initiated a handful of BitTorrent copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.  According to some observers, these may be the first such lawsuits filed in the…
  • Jul 2

    “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Cobbler” In Colorado

    “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Cobbler” In Colorado
    In recent months, frequent mass litigants Dallas Buyers Club, LLC and Cobbler Nevada, LLC have filed a number of multi-Doe copyright infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado. As Troll Defense has previously…
Rank this Week: 1418

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest
                  With growing momentum, wireline incumbent carriers have achieved general consensus that copper-based technologies should reach end of life, the sooner the better. …
  • Jul 15

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer
              The frustration, confusion and anger of an elderly friend showed the upcoming public relations debacle awaiting Verizon and other incumbent carriers in their expedited rush to eliminate…
  • Jul 6

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
Rank this Week: 4645

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/
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat
    Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal law that prohibits sending threats over the internet requires some level of intention by the sender. The ruling leaves some issues open but is significant for those who engage in…
  • Jul 13

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement
    Social media is a great tool for companies to build their brands. Many have moved from nearly invisible to viral superstar status, thanks to a well-timed Tweet, Facebook post or clever YouTube video. But with this power comes risks. One…
  • Jun 18

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
Rank this Week: 3689

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jul 20

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google
    On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court took an action that has the potential to sabotage software innovation, put an end to open source software, and further confuse the already muddled state of copyright law regarding APIs. The following…
  • Jul 15

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?
    In May a U.S. International Trade Commission judge granted an order to disqualify Dentons U.S. LLP from representing the Ohio-based company RevoLaze against Gap in a patent suit. The case at issue began last August when Dentons partner Mark…
  • Jul 13

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction
    While Alice v. CLS Bank has confirmed that patent claims require a further “inventive concept” beyond an underlying abstract idea or law of nature for patent-eligibility, there is little agreement on what defines either an…
Rank this Week: 2331

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 17

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle
    After the decision in Garcia v Google (discussed on this very blog here) last year the question of whether an actor (or actress) has a copyright interest in their respective performance, no matter how short, has been debated hotly. The…
  • Jul 7

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability
    In a time when the internet is nearly always with us, be it in a smartphone, a laptop or other smart devices, you often taken things for granted such as free WiFi. For many travelers it has saved their behinds from being lost, out of money,…
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
Rank this Week: 2333

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
Rank this Week: 72

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jul 17

    All natural, sold au naturel: Nestlé’s brilliant creamer ad hits the web

    All natural, sold au naturel: Nestlé’s brilliant creamer ad hits the web
    On Wednesday, July 15, Nestlé began grabbing headlines and attention for advertising its Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer brand in an especially creative way: Having baristas serve coffee and the creamer au naturel. According to…
  • Jul 15

    Update: European Parliament approves copyright reform

    Update: European Parliament approves copyright reform
    Earlier this month, we reported that the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament had approved an amended EU copyright evaluation report (the “Report”) outlining a reform of copyright law in the European…
  • Jul 10

    What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive

    What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive
    Consumer surveys have long been denegrated by Courts as being of little use in trade mark cases to establish likelihood of confusion. The probity of these surveys has been of little concern for establishing trade mark distinctiveness because…
Rank this Week: 3054

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: 161

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/
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
Rank this Week: 1592

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: 2507

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/
  • Jul 16

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – 7E Spa Licensing Group v. 7EFS of Wheatridge & 7EFS of Highlands Ranch

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – 7E Spa Licensing Group v. 7EFS of Wheatridge & 7EFS of Highlands Ranch
    Here are two related cases (same Plaintiff) where licensing arrangements went bad: 7E Spa Licensing Group LLC et al v. Susan Dier et al Court Case Number: 1:15-cv-01111-RLY-TAB File Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Plaintiff: 7E Spa Licensing…
  • Jul 3

    Rich Bell Files Two More Copyright Complaint

    Rich Bell Files Two More Copyright Complaint
    Rich Bell has added two more cases to his docket (prior cases here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Richard N. Bell v. American Dream Coalition et al Court Case Number: 1:15-cv-01014-LJM-MJD File Date: Saturday, June 27,…
  • Jun 26

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
Rank this Week: 960

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut
    Der BGH hat einen Rechtsstreit zwischen der Coty Germany GmbH und der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg zu entscheiden. Coty Germany begehrt Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift des Inhabers des Bankkontos, das auf einer Internetauktionsplattform…
  • Jun 6

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
Rank this Week: 1424

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/
  • Jul 15

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part II: See Part I #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not What Is a "technological invention"? The other part of the CBM definition at issue in Versata is the exclusion of a…
  • Jul 13

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part I: #AliceStorm and Versata July invokes images of hot days, cool nights, and fireworks. When it comes to #Alicestorm, the fireworks are happening in the courts, with the Federal Circuit lighting up the sky. In just…
  • Jul 10

    Did You Mean to Claim a Function? How the USPTO Applies Section 112(f) to Software Patent

    Did You Mean to Claim a Function? How the USPTO Applies Section 112(f) to Software Patent
    By: Robert R. Sachs Patent eligibility is not the only area in which the Federal Circuit's rulings have impacted software patents. The Court has also altered course in handing means-plus function claims in several recent cases including Eon…
Rank this Week: 1791

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/
  • 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…
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
Rank this Week: 1909

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 2766

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 15

    Can this gulf be bridged?

    Can this gulf be bridged?
    Litigants in court cases often disagree sharply about the law and its application to the facts, so it is probably not a surprise that the briefs filed in the District Court’s re-examination of its ruling in the Georgia State copyright…
  • Jul 2

    An international perspective on statutory damage

    An international perspective on statutory damage
    It has been a long time since we discussed statutory damages in this space.  Statutory damages are, of course, the high monetary damages that rights holders can elect when they sue someone for infringement.  Instead of having…
  • Jun 11

    This is a solution?

    This is a solution?
    Ever since it appeared, I knew I should write about this new report concerning  orphan works that the Copyright Office issued earlier this month.  But, to be honest, I have been on vacation, and have not had a chance to read…
Rank this Week: 942

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program

    After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program
    The After Final Consideration Pilot Program can be a helpful tool for furthering the examination of a patent application.
  • Jun 17

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
  • Jun 17

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
Rank this Week: 4742

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jul 14

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue
    The final outcomes aren't public yet, but I thought this would be okay to share - I was invited by the White House to speak to the leaders of the United States and China’s innovation policies at the “6th US-China Innovation…
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 4710

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 2450

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
Rank this Week: 1287

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jul 10

    Gay couples still face legal issues when getting married

    Gay couples still face legal issues when getting married
    Weeks after the Supreme Court removed the ban on gay marriage across the United States legalizing it in all states, gay couples are still facing legal issues, as some county clerks across many states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to…
  • May 22

    Nebraska moves to abolish death penalty

    Nebraska moves to abolish death penalty
    Nebraska’s legislative branch has taken another step moving them closer to abolishing death penalty. NPR reports that the lawmakers recently voted on the approval of a measure that would repeal capital punishment in the state. With…
  • Mar 31

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law
    In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Tim Cook recently spoke out against religious freedom laws currently being introduced in several states across the country. The Apple chief executive criticized the role these laws could play in…
Rank this Week: 1044

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 3371

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 9

    Hearsay Culture now available on Pocket Casts!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Pocket Casts!
    I’m now advised that in addition to Stitcher, Hearsay Culture is now available on the Pocket Casts app! Like Stitcher, this is a proprietary podcast aggregator, so use it if you’d like. I hope that you find it useful! I’m…
  • Jul 2

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!
    The Summer 2015 schedule is posted! It’s a terrific group of guests, discussing topics ranging from legislative decision-making to control over robots. I look forward to chatting with them! Note: because I have several writing deadlines…
  • Jul 2

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!
    If you’ve been paying attention to the links below recent show posts (and why wouldn’t you? Are you THAT busy?), you may have noticed a new link to Stitcher. For those who don’t know, Stitcher is a proprietary podcast…
Rank this Week: 1670

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
  • Jul 8

    When Is A Plumber Worth More Than A Violinist?

    When Is A Plumber Worth More Than A Violinist?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We spent a lot of money making a CD to promote our orchestra. Now the composer’s publisher wants mechanical royalties. I just don’t understand why I have to pay mechanical royalties for…
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
  • Jun 19

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS
    Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world…
Rank this Week: 4175

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
Rank this Week: 809

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: 3466

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jul 7

    Update-Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Oracle v. Google Appeal

    Update-Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Oracle v. Google Appeal
    On June 29, 2015 the US Supreme Court decided to turn down Google’s request to hear its appeal of the Federal Circuit’s ruling from a year ago, that Oracle’s declaring code for pre-programmed Java routines is eligible for…
  • May 28

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case
    In its brief filed on May 26, 2015, the US Solicitor General (SG) advised the US Supreme Court to not hear Google’s appeal of a decision, from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, holding that copyright protection extends to…
  • Apr 23

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 was created to protect copyright owners from infringement of their works (such as photos, documents, music files, and videos) over the Internet.  Amongst other things, the DMCA created an…
Rank this Week: 4303

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1727

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    They Invented What? (No. 2)

    They Invented What? (No. 2)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 6,368,227: Method of swinging on a swing   I claim: 1. A method of swinging on a swing, the method comprising the steps of:…
  • Apr 29

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22
    From the Google Public Policy Blog, with some traction in the news this week- Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion We invite you to sell us your patents. The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents…
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
Rank this Week: 1554

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer
    As summer, at least here in Denmark, finally heats up, so does the PPH thus giving both Danish and Swedish patent applicants new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the AWA…
  • Jun 23

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark
    Just last week the General Court of the European Union decided in a very interesting case that has been going on for years between LEGO and Best-Lock Construction. In 2000 Lego registered the below three-dimensional community trademarks for…
  • Jun 11

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?
    By an application of international registration according to the Madrid system a trademark can be registered in a number of countries and regions in a more time and cost efficient way compared to filing of national applications only. In…
Rank this Week: 1002

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 1

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES
    By Matthew Evans The Australian Government has introduced new laws to block websites at an internet service provider (ISP) level if they have the primary purposes of infringing or facilitating the infringement of copyright. On June 22…
  • Jun 30

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER
    By Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call…
  • Jun 29

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By Thomas Zhong The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is…
Rank this Week: 4210

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 1197

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired

    Collecting Royalties After Your Patent Has Expired
    ‘Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead!’* At least insofar as patent licensing goes.  On June 22 the Supreme Court decided yet another patent case – this one relating to patent royalties after the patent…
  • Jun 30

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer

    Taylor Swift versus Apple versus Photographer
    On the subject of interesting IP spats, here’s one that’s worth smiling (or frowning) over. You may know that Taylor Swift recently complained in an open letter to Apple about its using musicians’ work without compensation…
  • Jun 30

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Back in April 2013, you wrote about how Richard Prince drew a few electric guitars and naughty bits on photos taken by photographer Patrick Cariou, and then sold them to Beyoncé, Giselle, and other…
Rank this Week: 897

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 231

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
Rank this Week: 4220

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 4683

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
Rank this Week: 1471