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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
  • Jan 27

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced
    On January 8, 2014, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) re-introduced a personal privacy protection bill intended “to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal…
Rank this Week: 1049

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Apple Seeks $2.2 Billion in Damages from Samsung

    Apple Seeks $2.2 Billion in Damages from Samsung
    The 2nd trial between Apple and Samsung is 5 days in, Apple is seeking $2.2 billion in damages from Samsung for alleged infringements of 5 of Apple’s patents. Apple filed Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd et al in the…
  • Apr 3

    Trademark Opposition of Deadmou5 vs. Disney

    Trademark Opposition of Deadmou5 vs. Disney
    At the end of March, The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board granted Disney a 90 day extension to file an opposition against a pending trademark sought by Ronica Holdings, Limited, on behalf of the popular EDM artist, Joel Zimmerman, known as…
  • Feb 28

    Congrats to Bambooee on Shark Tank!

    Congrats to Bambooee on Shark Tank!
    We are proud to announce our client, Noam Krasniansky Bambooee, Shark Tank, patent, trademark, copyright, Noam Krasniansky, will appear on Shark Tank tonight at 9pm PST to work out a deal with the Sharks regarding his product Bambooee. …
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • Apr 15

    The Patent Eligibility of Software: A Discussion with Prof. Robin Feldman (Hastings) and Daniel Nazer (EFF)

    The Patent Eligibility of Software: A Discussion with Prof. Robin Feldman (Hastings) and Daniel Nazer (EFF)
    This Thursday, April 17, 2014, the San Francisco Bar Association will host a lunch time discussion on the patent eligiblity of sofware between myself, Prof. Robin Feldman of Hastings and Danial Nazier ("Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban…
  • Mar 31

    Help Wanted: Supreme Court Looking for Expert to Fill In The Right Words for Patent Eligibility Test

    Help Wanted: Supreme Court Looking for Expert to Fill In The Right Words for Patent Eligibility Test
    There's a new job opening at the Supreme Court: Job Description: Complete test of patent eligiblity sketched out by this Court’s decisions in Bilski v. Kappos and Mayo v. Prometheus. Self starter required: must be able to distinguish…
  • Mar 28

    Alice at Court: Analysis of the Argument

    Alice at Court: Analysis of the Argument
    As many of you know, oral arguments in Alice v CLS are on Monday, March 31. Today and tomorrow I’m posting atwo part analysis, Alice at Court: Stepping Through the Looking Glass of the Merits Briefs in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank on the…
Rank this Week: 1373

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

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

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25
    The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections, along with the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presentRecent High Profile Securities Law DecisionsRegisterSpeakers:Hon. Loretta A. PreskaChief Judge,…
  • Apr 8

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!
    Women in the Law: Power and Progress July 2014 Conference - Washington DC by Ray Dowd Join us on July 11 and find out! More information at www.fedbar.orgwww.dunnington.com Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All…
  • Feb 19

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25
       U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two…
Rank this Week: 107

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
  • Apr 11

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic
    The Heartbleed bug has captured public attention this week like few security vulnerabilities before it. This is a good thing, as indeed this is a catastrophic flaw. Many people have focused on its impact on passwords with headlines like…
  • Apr 10

    Heartsick about Heartbleed

    Heartsick about Heartbleed
    Ed Felten provides good advice on this blog about what to do in the wake of Heartbleed, and I’ve read some good technical discussions of the technical problem (see this for a particularly understandable explanation). In this brief…
Rank this Week: 221

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content
    I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever…
  • Apr 2

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail
    Arizona lawmakers have, once again, shown how lame they are. Earlier this year they approved the anti-gay SB 1062 which was thankfully vetoed by soon-to-be-former Governor Brewer. This time they killed SB 1468, which would have legalized…
Rank this Week: 2821

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 640

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two
    Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.…
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One
    Patent law is a complicated area of law governed by a confusing set of statutes and regulations that are interpreted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the federal courts.  Patents themselves are sometimes almost…
  • Apr 11

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two
    Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.  …
Rank this Week: 486

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

http://www.lrrlaw.com/ipblog/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner
    To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program").  31 C.F.R.…
  • Dec 20

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration
    In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner.  As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA
    On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a cause…
Rank this Week: 1328

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/
Rank this Week: 571

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 321

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
  • Apr 11

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity
    By: Chip Wry Founders of a new business typically realize early on that they need to conduct the business through a legal entity to limit their personal liabilities for the debts and obligations the business generates. Often, the three entity…
Rank this Week: 425

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Incomplete Mean

    Incomplete Mean
    In Univ. of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical (CAFC 2012-1575), CAFC Judge DYK caught cohorts Lourie and O'Malley (the majority) out for sloppy work product. A means-plus-function claim element was given cursory treatment by the majority,…
  • Apr 14

    Terminal Dose

    Terminal Dose
    Hoffmann-La Roche got 7,718,634 & 7,410,957, which claimed a dosing regime for treating osteoporosis. Against the law, the district court and a CAFC panel (2013-1128) found the patents obvious by now-routine hand-waving. Judge Newman…
  • Apr 9

    Deliverance

    Deliverance
    United Video Properties, which owns TV Guide and Rovi, decided it wanted a prime cut of Amazon for infringing 6,769,128 & 7,603,690. Carefully biased claim construction insured noninfringement.  The lynchpin was prosecution…
Rank this Week: 739

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 713

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
  • Apr 13

    LegalZoom Trademark Reviews: Should You Trust LegalZoom for Your Trademark?

    LegalZoom Trademark Reviews: Should You Trust LegalZoom for Your Trademark?
    Are you are looking to acquire a United States trademark registration?  Possibly for a name or logo that will help consumers easily identify and distinguish your products and services from those offered by your competitors?  Or…
  • Feb 18

    The Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration – A Quick Summary

    The Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration – A Quick Summary
    Trademark are extremely valuable forms of intellectual property and even more important business assets.  Trademark owners must establish their legal right to their marks in order to properly safeguard them from possible…
  • Feb 2

    What is the “®” Registered Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?

    What is the “®” Registered Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?
    In the world of commerce, the “®” symbol (referred to as the “Circle R”) conveys a very important meaning.  The “®” signifies that a trademark or service mark has been federally registered with…
Rank this Week: 2864

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 509

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned
    DuPont has been making Kevlar, the ubiquitous strong polymer for use in bullet-proof armor and countless other consumer  products, for over thirty years. Kolon is a South Korean company that manufactured a similar polymer product known…
  • Mar 21

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”
    Inventor and entrepreneur Frank Scozzafava of Mix Bikini designs, manufactures and markets interchangeable reversible bikinis. Frank is also a client of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio. Frank was on the CNBC nationally televised show Shark Tank…
  • Mar 20

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft
    Two of the largest search engine marketing vendors in the United States (Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.) will not have to pay Paid Search Engine Marketing Tools LLC for their alleged patent infringement. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 235

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Whatever happened to DVDs?

    Whatever happened to DVDs?
    Storage spaces This week I attended the launch of a CREATe report named ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ (not yet available online). The report itself offers a fascinating insight into the research…
  • Apr 9

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper
    So Gikii! Call For Papers September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial…
  • Apr 2

    European court allows website blocking

    European court allows website blocking
    You shall not pass! The European Court of Justice has produced a very interesting ruling with regards to injunctions ordering intermediaries to block websites which make available infringing content. This has been a hot legal topic in recent…
Rank this Week: 390

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 12

    Urheberrecht: Atomarer Copyfraud bei YouTube

    Urheberrecht: Atomarer Copyfraud bei YouTube
    Copyfraud ist, wenn urheberrechtliche Ansprüche missbräuchlich behauptet werden. Und während die Verletzung von Urheberrechten sanktioniert werden kann, bleibt Urheberrechts­missbrauch in der Schweiz ohne Folgen. Gerade bei…
  • Apr 11

    Juristische Weblinks #97

    Juristische Weblinks #97
    Meinungsfreiheit: Beleidigungen verboten? Medienrecht: Betrug in der Quizshow (Oder: «Das isch de Fuessballer Moldovan gsi!» (PDF). Gläubiger vs. Schuldner: Personen und Unternehmen in Deutschland und in der Schweiz,…
  • Apr 8

    EuGH gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung – und die Schweiz?

    EuGH gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung – und die Schweiz?
    Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat die Richtlinie 2006/24/EG über die Vorratsdatenspeicherung in der Europäischen Union (EU) heute in einem überraschend deutlichen Urteil für ungültig erklärt (PDF). Die…
Rank this Week: 3970

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

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

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 220

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

    Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
    Online and do-it-yourself (DIY) legal providers continuing to grow, some of individuals may be wondering if they could do their estate planning themselves.
  • Apr 7

    Another Added Benefit: Using Your Estate Plan to Protect You From Unwanted Guardianship

    Another Added Benefit: Using Your Estate Plan to Protect You From Unwanted Guardianship
    In recent years, many studies and reports have discussed the problem of the abuse of the legal procedures of guardianship and conservatorship. In an unfortunately large number of cases, people have used their positions as guardians or…
  • Mar 20

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation
    Attendees at a farm show in neighboring Minnesota heard important information about the special types of estate planning available for farmers to facilitate transferring family farms to future generations in the most advantageous way…
Rank this Week: 3279

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1055

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Covers intellectual property, entertainment law, and computing issues.

http://www.stoneslaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 4337

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/
  • Apr 10

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption
    The proliferation of digital currencies, following the lead of Bitcoin, has been outpaced only by the companies forming to bet their futures on widespread acceptance of the new technology. A few companies are focusing on self-enforcing…
  • Apr 10

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer
    With “Tax Day” looming for many Americans, it seems the perfect time to talk about the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Bitcoin is a relatively novel form of currency that was first introduced in 2009. Unlike…
  • Apr 8

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer
    On Monday, April 7, 2014, the FTC alleged that Jerk broke federal laws and deceived consumers. The Massachusetts-based company created the social media site, Jerk.com which was active from 2009 until 2013. It also operated under jerk.be and…
Rank this Week: 1398

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
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
  • Mar 13

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"
    Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims: The first was to separate adolescent…
Rank this Week: 423

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 10

    Explicitly your

    Explicitly your
    Tomorrow I will be on a panel called ”Warning, the Following Material May Be Explicit: Addressing the Efficacy of §2(a) of the Lanham Act” as part of American University Law Review’s annual Federal Circuit…
  • Apr 9

    This Isn’t One, Either. Heavens, No.

    This Isn’t One, Either. Heavens, No.
    Originally posted 2005-02-17 00:04:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBill Heinze’s I/P Updates blog reports about a trademark registration you can see at the erstwhile movie pirating website LokiTorrent.com. You get a message that…
  • Apr 9

    Move on, already

    Move on, already
    Originally posted 2007-09-24 22:59:42. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYet another chapter in the abuse of supposed trademark rights in “catchphrases” — now from MoveOn, the “freedom” people. The purveyor of an…
Rank this Week: 244

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common
    The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 28, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many…
Rank this Week: 1727

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Intent To Use – It’s Not The Thought That Count

    Intent To Use – It’s Not The Thought That Count
    Bona fide intent, the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar…
  • Feb 11

    Bitcoins and Liability in the Wake of Recent Silk Road Arrest

    Bitcoins and Liability in the Wake of Recent Silk Road Arrest
    The recent arrests[1] of Robert Faiella, an alleged seller on online marketplace Silk Road, and Charlie Shrem, the CEO of the startup BitInstant, marked a recent round in a series of law enforcement actions against what the government…
  • Jan 27

    Are Circuit Courts of Appeal Split as to the Preclusive Impact Accorded to Prior Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions?

    Are Circuit Courts of Appeal Split as to the Preclusive Impact Accorded to Prior Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions?
    Battles between brand owners are frequently fought in the United States in two forums:  the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal district court.  While the TTAB is limited to determining a party’s right to register its…
Rank this Week: 2363

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: 1422

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

http://www.fortherechord.com/
  • Apr 10

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)
    it ain’t just music, it’s a piece of art, it’s a capture of time….music chronicles time, and this is a chronicle of our time….Art is art, but at the same time generations’ tastes are changing- RZA (April…
  • Feb 27

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era
    A new music trend can spark a pop culture movement or at least entertain us with shock value. On the business and legal side, a new trend can alter the way in which the entire music industry operates. The latest music business trend is no…
  • Feb 17

    The Great Royalty Debate

    The Great Royalty Debate
    ASCAP. BMI. Pandora. SiruisXM. SoundExchange. Five parties. Three lawsuits. One issue: royalties. While artists, labels, and music services continue to explore ways to maintain healthy revenue streams within the music industry, recent music…
Rank this Week: 4065

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 9

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting…
  • Apr 8

    Image Witness Giveaway!

    Image Witness Giveaway!
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in…
Rank this Week: 2812

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 9

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting…
  • Apr 8

    Image Witness Giveaway!

    Image Witness Giveaway!
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in…
Rank this Week: 162

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Real Issues with Virtual Currency: April 22, 2014

    The Real Issues with Virtual Currency: April 22, 2014
    Join members of Pillsbury's leading Virtual Currency practice, partners, James Gatto, and Deborah Thoren-Peden, to understand and analyze some of the key legal and business issues related to Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This webinar…
  • Mar 25

    IRS Issues Significant Convertible Virtual Currency Ruling - Bitcoin Community Abuzz

    IRS Issues Significant Convertible Virtual Currency Ruling - Bitcoin Community Abuzz
    The IRS has issued its first major ruling on the U.S. federal tax implications of transactions in, or transactions that use, Bitcoin and other convertible virtual currencies. The ruling stresses that it relates to convertible virtual…
  • Mar 20

    Inside Bitcoin

    Inside Bitcoin
    Explore the Future of Bitcoins After taking Inside Bitcoins to Las Vegas this past winter, this definitive Bitcoin event is returning to New York City, April 7-8 at the Javits Convention Center. Join us in New York City as our industry…
Rank this Week: 1139

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Apr 9

    Potential Institutional Liability to the Accused in Sexual Assault Case

    Potential Institutional Liability to the Accused in Sexual Assault Case
    Recent articles and postings not only highlight the continuing focus on sexual assault cases on college campuses by the victims of those assaults, but also on the threat of litigation by those accused of the assaults.  In the past two…
  • Mar 31

    The NLRB, Northwestern University and Unintended Consequence

    The NLRB, Northwestern University and Unintended Consequence
    As reported here last week, the NLRB’s Regional Director in Chicago has determined that those members of the Northwestern University football team who receive grants-in-aid are “employees” under the National Labor Relations…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Regional Director Finds College Football Players Qualify as Employees and Can Unionize

    NLRB Regional Director Finds College Football Players Qualify as Employees and Can Unionize
    In a stunning and potential landmark decision, a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has found that football players receiving grant-in-aid scholarships from Northwestern University (the University) are…
Rank this Week: 4450

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1639

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Apr 8

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?
    Last October, Tracey J found that Shine Forever had infringed Bugatti’s registered trade mark (for BUGATTI) by selling clothing and accessories under the trade mark BUGATCHI and BUGATCHI UOMO. Now Tracey J has ordered that Shine Forever…
  • Apr 3

    What would Google do [1]

    What would Google do [1]
    The Way of the Warrant: Google has published a video on how it deals with search warrant
  • Apr 2

    Software patents in the USA

    Software patents in the USA
    Yesterday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the patentability of Alice Corporation's payment system.
Rank this Week: 1002

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility
    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Continue reading →
  • Feb 26

    Marty Stoneman Passes Away

    Marty Stoneman Passes Away
    Phoenix patent attorney Martin Stoneman passed away on February 5, 2014. Marty had a large presence in the Phoenix patent market; he worked on over 250 issued patents and many more patent applications. Cases continue to issue posthumously and…
  • Feb 24

    Is a Comprehensive Clearance Search for Your Trademark Worth the Money?

    Is a Comprehensive Clearance Search for Your Trademark Worth the Money?
    This post written by guest author, attorney Gianni Pattas. Everything is perfect. You paid a graphic designer to design your brand new logo for your business. You paid the radio to run ads advertising the grand opening of your business.…
Rank this Week: 1654

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

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

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
    View Spatial Law and Policy Links in a full screen map
  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
  • Mar 25

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World
    German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that…
Rank this Week: 3643

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 8

    Old Tricks, New Ruling

    Old Tricks, New Ruling
    Back in 2012, I noted that the magician and performer Teller was in hot legal pursuit of someone whom he accused of stealing his magic performance. Note that word carefully - performance is at issue here, as a judge who finally ruled for…
  • Apr 5

    Another Reason E-Books Suck

    Another Reason E-Books Suck
    A European reader wrote to tell me that in the EU, there is in inter-library loan possible for e-books. Is that also true in the US? Yet another way e-books are inferior to their physical older brothers I guess.
  • Mar 30

    Creativity and Copyfight

    Creativity and Copyfight
    If you are a nerdfighter (and you probably are, or should be) then you may have seen the Vlog Brothers' short video on "I Gotta Go". In it, the hosts discuss their use of a sign-off phrase, which they've been doing for years. The brothers…
Rank this Week: 79

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting
    This article appeared in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of  opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the…
  • Feb 17

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right
    For registered trademarks, proof of standing is satisfied by submitting a copy of the registration certificate –which “is prima facie evidence of [the trademark’s] validity.” NetApp, Inc. v. July Linett c/o Jolly Co.,…
  • Feb 10

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name
    There appears to be an uptick in the number of cases brought by owners who acquired their trademarks after the registration of the domain name. These complainants have standing but no actionable claim under the UDRP, for the reasons stated in…
Rank this Week: 428

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 8

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”
    Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance. Digital Rights Ireland welcomes…
  • Apr 7

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A
    Tomorrow the European Court of Justice will give judgment in our case challenging mass surveillance under the Data Retention Directive. Here’s a summary of the background. What is the case about? It’s a challenge to data retention…
  • Jan 1

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014
    2013 was a big year for digital rights and for Digital Rights Ireland in particular. We had a major success with our case against mass surveillance which led to an Advocate-General’s opinion that the Data Retention Directive is…
Rank this Week: 1391

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    The (trade) secret of succe

    The (trade) secret of succe
    We have all heard of success stories such as the Coca-Cola recipe and the Google search algorithm. Many companies value their trade secrets and consider them important for competitiveness and innovative performance. Although the general…
  • Apr 3

    Fighting the bad guys with customs surveillance

    Fighting the bad guys with customs surveillance
    Most classic feel-good Hollywood movies reach a point when things look most bleak, and you almost doubt whether the hero will defy all odds and beat the villain. The eternal fight against counterfeiting is starting to reach a similar point.…
  • Mar 26

    The procedure up to grant

    The procedure up to grant
    In March 2011, I submitted my application to Awapatent. I received a confirmation from the HR department acknowledging a date of filing. I had fulfilled the basic requirements: a) an indication of the subject-matter – the…
Rank this Week: 2249

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/
  • Apr 7

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention
    By: Thomas P. Gushue As the unofficial start of golf season begins this month with the Masters Tournament, it is a good opportunity to take a brief look at the... read more
  • Apr 7

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention

    Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention
                As the unofficial start of golf season begins this month with the Masters Tournament, it is a good opportunity to take a brief look at the long and storied... read more
  • Mar 28

    The U.S. Senate Considers More Patent Reform

    The U.S. Senate Considers More Patent Reform
    By: Jonathan G. Lombardo The Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday to consider bills aimed to crack down on so-called “patent trolls” paving the way for additional reforms to the patent... read more
Rank this Week: 3767

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patent

    Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patent
    Robert Merges originally wrote this essay, previously unpublished, on the thirtieth anniversary of Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement (1978-present). Merges has generously provided Written…
  • Apr 1

    Amy Kapczynski On The Future Of "Beyond IP" Scholarship

    Amy Kapczynski On The Future Of "Beyond IP" Scholarship
    I was thrilled to participate this past Sunday in the Innovation Law Beyond IP Conference at Yale Law School hosted by the Information Society Project (ISP). The list of attendees included Mark Lemley, Amy Kapczynski, Yochai Benkler, Lisa…
  • Mar 28

    #BeyondIP Blog Symposium

    #BeyondIP Blog Symposium
    On Sunday the Yale Law School Information Society Project is hosting our Innovation Law Beyond IP conference, at which I'll be moderating the plenary session and presenting Beyond the Patents-Prizes Debate (coauthored with Daniel Hemel).…
Rank this Week: 655