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Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled

    The Importance Of Patent Protection – Why GoPro’s Shares Tumbled
    We often hear about the importance of patent protection for innovations. Patents can be one of the most valuable type of intellectual property a business can own. However, in practice, it is difficult to predict the value patent protection…
  • Jan 21

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark
    Concerns have been raised over attempts to monopolise a phrase made famous in the wake of an international tragedy. Jaochim Ronson, the creator of the image portraying the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’, has voiced his concerns that…
  • Jan 21

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement
    We look at how the use of stock libraries and Creative Commons Licences can minimise the risk of copyright infringement, what to look out for when using them, and how to get copyright permission from the owner. We also cover the new Orphan…
Rank this Week: 1291

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 26

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing
    As social media has changed how we interact with one another, it also has profoundly changed the culture and environment where copyright (and other intellectual property rights) reside. Videos, pictures and other content can very easily go…
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
Rank this Week: 2697

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 773

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 668

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
  • Jan 25

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine
    President Obama announced during his 2015 State of the Union Address that he is launching a new “precision” or personalized medicine initiative to advance personalized, effective therapies for the American public. As reported by…
  • Jan 3

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
  • Dec 28

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
Rank this Week: 1798

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 207

Trademark To Go

Trademark To Go

Chronicling developments and interesting topics in the world of trademark registration and prosecution.

http://trademarktogo.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee
    As you may know by now, the USPTO made the recent decision to reduce its application fees. The USPTO’s fee reductions are in part motivated by its push to encourage online filing. This is great news because it makes trademark protection…
  • Jan 3

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”
    Here at Trademark To Go, we like both cars and intellectual property law, so we really like when the two cross paths. A few days ago, Ford Motor Company filed a trademark for the word “Ecobeast” for “automobiles and…
  • Dec 25

    USPTO Reduces Fee

    USPTO Reduces Fee
    Happy holidays! The USPTO must be in a cheerful spirit because they’re giving everyone a gift: reduced filing fees for 2015. The current application fee for a trademark filed through their expedited online “TEAS Plus”…
Rank this Week: 3906

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
Rank this Week: 2550

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 23

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson International cyber law, Net Neutrality and Title II reclassification, game changing Creative Commons projects and more! Guests: Duncan Hollis, Lauren Wilson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jan 16

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World
    Host: Denise Howell How publishers are dealing with Let's Play videos, video game emulators, colleges offering scholarships for gamers and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Patrick Sweeney and Mona Ibrahim Photo credit: MaggiCraft …
  • Jan 9

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear
    Host: Denise Howell Digital rights and privacy, online business models, who will be the next Google? And more! Guests: Daniel Zolnikov and Andrew Keen Photo credit: JMR_Photography Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 520

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2741

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3916

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • 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
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 1781

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?
    IPNews® - Some attractions at Yosemite National Park could experience a name change as ownership of the Trademarks is under dispute. Delaware North of New York has been contracted for 20 years to run many aspects of tourism at Yosemite…
  • Jan 16

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball
    IPNews® - Nike Golf’s new patent may allow golfers to enjoy more accuracy in their game through constant data created by the ball.  Over the past few years, a number of companies have developed sensors aimed at allowing golfers…
  • Jan 8

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Sony Corporation faces new legal struggles regarding “The Interview” as a possible Copyright Infringement case looms over its alleged unauthorized use of a 30 second clip of the song “Pay Day”. K-Pop star…
Rank this Week: 2046

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 23

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?
    I have a LOT of friends with soon-to-be or just had newly hatched babies.  It does not make me an expert on anything more than picking out a great present, but I have learned one big thing.  Moms and Dads want…
  • Jan 16

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche
    The coveted Oscar® nominations were announced yesterday. This year’s holiday release SELMA was nominated for Best Picture and Original Song. SELMA tells the story of the role Martin Luther King, Jr. played in the march from Selma to…
  • Jan 9

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution
    I have a resolution for you that will be easy to keep. I’ll give you a hint. You can spend a lot of time with it. It shows up about every 4 to 6 weeks. You always preface your actions by saying “better safe than sorry” or…
Rank this Week: 2597

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Pupils, passwords and privacy. A law that went into effect on January1st has the parents of some Illinois school children asking themselves how much of their children’s privacy they’re willing to forgo to keep cyberbullying in…
  • Jan 20

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Please join Socially Aware editor John Delaney as he chairs Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks.” Issues to be addressed at the conference include: Friending,…
  • Jan 16

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Social drinkers. The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer drinkers expressed their disapproval of the suit on Twitter. The…
Rank this Week: 3290

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5024

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 638

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15
    [LORD CHANCELLOR:] As to what has been said by Mr. Attorney General of the [Statute of Anne] being a monopoly, and therefore ought to receive a strict construction, I am quite of a different opinion, and that it ought to receive a liberal…
  • Jan 19

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.
    One of the more unfortunate outcomes to emerge over the past decade from copyright skeptics is criticism of the Martin Luther King, Jr. estate, and their maintenance of his copyrighted books and speeches—his legal…
  • Jan 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15
    Collective Soul on Taylor Swift, U2, & Music’s Future — “While digital streaming has been a boon for consumers, it has had a chilling effect on musicians, the majority of whom argue that it has eroded their ability to…
Rank this Week: 817

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 15

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!
    One key medium to consider in any kind of multimedia marketing is audio. Sound provides smoother presentation transitions and allows you to step back from the podium while a prerecorded message gets your point across. Start recording. Audio…
  • Dec 2

    Cellular Service Wasn’t Always Easy

    Cellular Service Wasn’t Always Easy
    Faith Echols no longer considers herself a tenderfoot when it comes to cellular phones, but she was not always so wise. The ability to communicate plays a major role in her success as a real estate agent. “My cellular phone has helped…
Rank this Week: 805

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2489

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 22

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism
    Searching for plagiarism can be daunting, fortunately, there are some google tricks and hacks that can make your life a lot easier when hunting for copied work.
  • Jan 22

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer
    Greek court says blocking pirate sites is overreaching, Rdio expands to 25 new markets and Apple buys music and piracy analytics service.
  • Jan 21

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question
    Artist Luc Tuymans has lost a copyright decision in Belgium. However, this case is just one of many difficult judgments about appropriation and photos.
Rank this Week: 305

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
  • Jan 8

    Recent Case Tweet

    Recent Case Tweet
    Filing at 7pm blew it PAYCOM v. NFP WD OK This is a fact pattern where the DJ Pltf DOES NOT get choice of forum http://t.co/WZdfpdF5BD — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) January 4, 2015 DENT DOCTOR v DENT CLINIC ED Wisc Def tries to buy…
  • Dec 19

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap
    “. . . a distinctively configured flip forward spout and elegant elliptical, angled loop handle at the top, and at the side, distinctive texturized surfaces and raised vertical bars, interspersed around the side of the cap.” cool…
Rank this Week: 215

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim
    In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week that trademark tacking is an issue of fact to be addressed by the jury, and not a question of law to be addressed by judges. The doctrine of trademark tacking lets a mark…
  • Jan 9

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?
    Recently, the Coca-Cola Company sought to register two hashtags as trademarks: #cokecanpics and #smilewithacoke.  For those who may wonder why: various online social networking services (like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, to name a…
  • Jan 8

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator
    As a follow-up to our post in October, “Better Late Than Never – 20+ Years After the Popularization of the Worldwide Web, a Court Finally Recognizes Trade Dress Rights in Website Design,” Banker & Tradesman recently…
Rank this Week: 4097

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 740

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/
  • Jan 22

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015
    Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John Owens The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on our current successes, and challenge ourselves to continually improve our information technology (IT) systems. As the Chief…
  • Dec 18

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the USPTO hosted a roundtable on International Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at our headquarters in…
  • Dec 15

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued
    Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing new…
Rank this Week: 2585

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
  • Jan 21

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued another opinion in the patent arena in Teva…
  • Jan 16

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. You might wonder what could cause people to take to social media to rail against a trademark suit. It turns out one thing is beer: IPAs to be more…
Rank this Week: 3118

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick
    High end Swiss watch manufacturer Omega decided to take on discount retailer Costco.  Omega registered its Omega Globe Design with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Omega engraved its Omega Globe Design on the back of some of its…
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
Rank this Week: 1549

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
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we…
  • Dec 3

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
Rank this Week: 2934

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
Rank this Week: 1258

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
  • Dec 27

    Patent Medicine

    Patent Medicine
    This year, I made homemade Satsuma, Navel Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Kumquat “Cello” (liqueur) for Christmas presents for a number of friends and some of my work colleagues. Because I’m a Registered Patent Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 3864

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
  • Jan 9

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. The first issue of the New Year is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Measured support marks the beginning of a critical year for music…
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
Rank this Week: 1936

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 2931

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3239

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
  • Jan 7

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market
    News outlets this week (here on Forbes) are reporting that Toyota is "giving away" its patents on hydrogen-fueled cars. That's not entirely true - it's making available royalty-free use of a wide swath of its worldwide patent portfolio…
Rank this Week: 696

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3583

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jan 20

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism
    Last week, an anonymous Stanford University publication called The Fountain Hopper gained the attention of not only Stanford students, but admissions officers nationwide, when it disseminated a communication encouraging students to demand…
  • Jan 13

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit
    In states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike.  However, the exemption provided to nonprofit…
  • Jan 7

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U
    In the closing weeks of 2014, OCR announced its findings with respect to Harvard Law School’s Title IX compliance, as well as a resolution agreement which subjects the Law School, and the University, to monitoring for at least the next…
Rank this Week: 4790

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1135

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
  • Dec 26

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?
    One of the reasons that explains why Rule 506 offerings have been so popular as a means of conducting a private placement is because they are exempt from state regulation.  In 1996, the National Securities Markets Improvement Act…
Rank this Week: 1691

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

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

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll
    Alleged “patent troll” strikes out for second time in its efforts to have the Vermont AG’s “unfair patent enforcement” lawsuit adjudicated in federal court. In May 2013 the State of Vermont sued MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
Rank this Week: 1546

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
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
  • Jan 17

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 1167

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jan 18

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead
    Last week I looked at the year just passed, and compared my predictions with reality.  This week I want to look at the coming year in patents, to preview some anticipated developments, and to make new predictions for 2015.Here, in brief,…
  • Dec 30

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out
    Another year over and (although I know everyone says it) this one really has just flown by!On 1 January 2014 I posted a review of 2013, and a look ahead to what was then the upcoming year.  In doing so, I made a number of predictions, so…
  • Dec 20

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 includes somewhat quaintly-titled ‘Crown Use’ provisions.  These essentially provide the government with the power to compulsorily acquire a licence to use a patented invention in the course of…
Rank this Week: 2456

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Willful

    Willful
    In Bard v. Gore (CAFC 2014-1114), the CAFC abandons all pretense of equitable rule of law by ignoring its own precedents and exercising biased caprice. In dissent, Judge Newman sharply points this out. This case returns to the Federal…
  • Dec 26

    Not Withdrawn

    Not Withdrawn
    Prosecutorial nitwittery went unchecked by the district court, but a CAFC panel checked it by siding with the USPTO in refusing to withdraw a terminal disclaimer. 6,194,187 issued. Its owner, the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research,…
  • Dec 26

    Scanned

    Scanned
    The death watch for software under §101 continues. In Content Extraction and Transmission v. Wells Fargo et al (CAFC 2013-1588), patents that claim scanning a document and recognizing certain keywords are damned as an "abstract idea,"…
Rank this Week: 319

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?
    Patent drawings have to be good enough to have satisfactory reproduction characteristics. Continue reading →
  • Jan 2

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4346

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3352

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
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World
    This post explains something that we all should know intuitively. If you disclose information to your Facebook friends, you potentially have disclosed it to the entire world. Matthew Richard Palmieri was a contractor for the United States. He…
  • Jan 11

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
  • Dec 23

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?
    This post discusses whether one should form separate legal entities (corporations or limited liability companies) for different lines of business. I am writing this post because I have seen this type of question online many times. The most…
Rank this Week: 1290