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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Tun-Jen Chiang on Patentable Subject Matter

    Tun-Jen Chiang on Patentable Subject Matter
    Patent law is usually justified on utilitarian grounds. To be sure, significant contrary views have appeared in recent scholarship. For example, Professor Robert Merges’ work provides a partly Lockean  account of intellectual…
  • Nov 18

    Frakes & Wasserman on Time-Crunched Patent Examiner

    Frakes & Wasserman on Time-Crunched Patent Examiner
    Next in my CELS IP recap: Melissa Wasserman (Illinois) presented Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data (coauthored with Michael Frakes at…
  • Nov 12

    Abrams et al. on Patent Value and Citation

    Abrams et al. on Patent Value and Citation
    Next up in my CELS IP recap: David Abrams (Penn) presented Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption? (with Ufuk Akcigit & Jillian Popadak), for which Browyn Hall served as the discussant. This paper…
Rank this Week: 1094

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3319

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement
    Amazon and Hachette Book Group have officially reached a multi-year agreement announcing jointly that Hachette will be able to set the price of e-books. This settlement is important because it affects some of the largest players in the…
  • Nov 5

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology
    Did you know that one court has ruled that a police officer can force a person to unlock a phone with Apple's Touch ID technology? Understand the risks with enabling this feature on your phone. Check out the story here. Tags:…
  • Oct 30

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?
    Chris Holman interviews attorney John Mashni on the Michigan Business Network discussing social media policies. Listen to the podcast here. Tags: Social Media
Rank this Week: 2880

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Nov 20

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?
    Tastes and preferences are as varied and as complex as there are people, yet some distinct combinations truly are above everything else (should you take this writer's word as gospel - which you shouldn't): basil and tomato; chocolate and…
  • Nov 13

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law
    Remembering back fondly to ones childhood often elicits images of Saturday mornings, watching cartoons and eating cereal poured from colorful cereal boxes. Yet a shadows of this memory is when your parents buy the generic brand, often simply…
  • Nov 6

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark
    Counterfeit products are big business. Some estimates have put the sale of counterfeit items at a billion dollars in 2013, and anyone who has traveled around mainland Europe has probably seen people sell "authentic" designer bags off pieces…
Rank this Week: 4230

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
  • Nov 19

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What rights does a translator have? I translated a non-English script into English. All of the prior translations were very bad, which is why I did my own.  Everyone…
  • Nov 13

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: The management company where I work has asked me to sign a non-compete agreement saying that, if I ever quit or am fired, I would be prohibited from working as a manager or…
  • Nov 5

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I had a really interesting conversation with a consular officer at a U.S. consulate where we were having one of our groups apply for P visas. Our group has toured the U.S. many times and…
Rank this Week: 2271

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3133

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
  • Oct 29

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure
    Patent searches allow an inventor to determine whether an invention is patentable and, if so, what aspects of the invention are patentable. Continue reading →
  • Sep 16

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark
    The Trademark Office issued examination guidelines this week regarding service mark specimens. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3587

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 1859

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
Rank this Week: 580

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 4791

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Nov 18

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization
    As a leader in science, technology and innovation, the United States long has played a central role in global intellectual property matters. As the world’s largest economy, the United States has played a central role in trade policy,…
  • Nov 16

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent
    In its third opinion reviewing the same district court decision, the Federal Circuit this time affirmed the district court’s grant of WildTangent’s motion to dismiss Ultramercial’s patent infringement complaint…
  • Nov 13

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art
    In a Federal Register Notice dated November 12, 2014, the USPTO solicited public comments on the “use of crowdsourcing to identify relevant prior art,” and announced a related roundtable to be held on December 2, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 2622

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion
    One of the things I enjoy about law blogging is my opportunity to interview thought leaders in the law. Recently I interviewed Julia Kennard who is Head of Marketing of Primary Opinion Limited. Primary Opinion is the host for a webpage…
  • Oct 23

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?
    This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles indicated that he is unlikely to grant a summary judgment motion in favor of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in their ongoing plagiarism dispute with the heirs of the legendary Marvin Gaye. If you…
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
Rank this Week: 1468

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
  • Nov 18

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Nov 13

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?
    In Doing Business in CA? Be Sure to Register, I discussed when a foreign entity must register to do business in California. The test is whether the entity has transacted intrastate business, i.e., has engaged in repeated and successive…
  • Nov 11

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?
    This post about entering into a pre-incorporation contract is based on a question I answered on Avvo. See Can I legally speak as my company in things like terms & conditions if I have not officially registered the company yet? The term…
Rank this Week: 1526

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
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
  • Nov 10

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
  • Oct 31

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity
    A common strategy for plaintiffs wishing to avoid federal court is to ensure at least one of the defendants is non-diverse. In theory at least, this would preclude the defendants from removing a case based on state-law claims from Virginia…
Rank this Week: 1039

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims directed to a process of manufacturing stents. Though the Final Office Action relied on advantages taught by the secondary reference, the Advisory Action also mentioned…
  • Nov 11

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation
    Takeaway: The Applicant attempted to remove a reference with a § 1.131 (swear-behind) declaration. The two-page declaration referred to an Appendix A included in the provisional application but did not comment or explain on the…
  • Nov 6

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection
    Takeaway: In an appeal of claims to a memory controller, the Board gave no weight to the qualifier "discrete" and interpreted "connected to" as allowing indirect connections rather than direct, physical connections. (Ex parte Morrow, PTAB…
Rank this Week: 372

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Nov 17

    HIPAA as a Standard of Care for Common Law Negligence Claim

    HIPAA as a Standard of Care for Common Law Negligence Claim
    Because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) does not provide a private right of action, plaintiff’s attorneys have sought a means to link HIPAA violations to other state or federal legal…
  • Nov 10

    Numerous Warning Letters Serve as a Reminder that the FTC is Always Watching

    Numerous Warning Letters Serve as a Reminder that the FTC is Always Watching
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been very active in its enforcement efforts in the past couple of months. In addition to other actions which we have blogged about, the FTC recently sent dozens of warning letters to…
  • Nov 6

    AAA Arbitration Now Requires Annual Payments — Is It Time to Reconsider Your Arbitration Clause?

    AAA Arbitration Now Requires Annual Payments — Is It Time to Reconsider Your Arbitration Clause?
    Recently, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) updated its Consumer Arbitration Rules to require pre-registration of consumer arbitration clauses and the payment of an annual fee for the ability to use its arbitration service.…
Rank this Week: 3743

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Nov 17

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic
      Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, aired Saturday night and sent the internet into an uproar.  Viewers took to their social media accounts and expressed extreme disappointment in the film. One of…
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
Rank this Week: 3167

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
  • Oct 17

    17 Seconds #5

    17 Seconds #5
    17 Seconds is a newsletter for clients and other VIPs of Clocktower. 17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden, …
Rank this Week: 99

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA
    United Trademark Holdings, Inc. (Applicant) filed an application for the mark ZOMBIE CINDERELLA in standard character format for dolls. The Examining Attorney refused registration pursuant to § 2(d) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §…
  • Nov 2

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Applicant Committed Fraud On The USPTO

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Applicant Committed Fraud On The USPTO
    On April 20, 2006 the Applicant filed a trademark application for NATIONSTAR pro se with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The Applicant filed a use-based application for real estate brokerage; rental of…
  • Oct 18

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) rendered an interesting decision involving Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act and a famous pop singer’s clothing line. Gwen Stefani, one of the judges on the…
Rank this Week: 3019

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • 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!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 762

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
  • Nov 6

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff
    Craig Morris at Renewables International discusses some interesting numbers on the regional differences in the cost of wind and solar energy in Germany. The big picture is that wind is cheaper in the north, and solar is cheaper in the south.…
  • Oct 25

    European Council Climate Decision Power

    European Council Climate Decision Power
    Green Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes says last week’s conclusions of the European Council amount to a “coup”, taking over powers from the Parliament. He is worried about this passage in the first paragraph…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Nov 14

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101
    In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The patent claims at…
  • Nov 5

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?
    Too many companies/lawyers treat website Terms of Service (TOS) as boilerplate agreements that no one reads. Many companies simply put a link at the bottom of the homepage. This approach continues to prove ineffective, as courts are…
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
Rank this Week: 772

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Nov 14

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Happy Foreign Filing Friday, readers! I've been busy perusing the latest headlines in patent news for the week of November 10th. See below: This is a quick reminder that the Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting webcast (from the USPTO) begins at…
  • Nov 11

    WIPO’s November PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s November PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon. We've combed through WIPO's latest PCT Newsletter for November and compiled a list of this issues highlights. To download the entire PCT Newlsetter, please click here.  Electronic Filing and Processing of International…
  • Nov 4

    Top 5 Influential Voting Patents on Election Day

    Top 5 Influential Voting Patents on Election Day
    In honor of election day, check out the most significant voting mechanisms from the past 150 years via the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We've narrowed the list down to the top 5 most influential patents of the ……
Rank this Week: 1650

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

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

    Going all in on GSU

    Going all in on GSU
    On Friday the publishers who are suing Georgia State University for allegedly infringing copyright by scanning short excerpts from academic books to provide students with access through electronic reserves and learning management…
  • Nov 3

    Free speech, fair use, and affirmative defense

    Free speech, fair use, and affirmative defense
    On an e-mail list to which I do not subscribe, there was recently a long exchange about fair use and large-scale digitization.  Part of the exchange was forwarded to me by a friend seeking comment about a specific issue that was raised,…
  • Oct 30

    Swimming in muddy water

    Swimming in muddy water
    Since the ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia State copyright case came out two weeks ago, most commentators have come to the same conclusions.  It is a mostly negative ruling, in which publishers actually…
Rank this Week: 959

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

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

http://theipstone.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 15

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?
    By:  Mark Chadurjian On Thursday June 12, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Moters, posted a blog post that said “…Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”  …
Rank this Week: 1784

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
  • Nov 11

    Patent Attorney Review of Alice Corporation PTY LTD v. CLS Bank International, et al.

    Patent Attorney Review of Alice Corporation PTY LTD v. CLS Bank International, et al.
    The question that the Patent Attorney for the Defense raised before the Court is whether the particular computer-implemented scheme for mitigating “settlement risk” by using a third-party intermediary are patent eligible pursuant…
Rank this Week: 4207

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Nov 11

    UPDATE: More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

    UPDATE: More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon
    As Troll Defense earlier reported, the owners to the rights to the film Dallas Buyers Club are prosecuting in Oregon U.S. District Court many “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright…
  • Nov 11

    Doe Copyright Action Against StarCraft II Hackers and Cheater

    Doe Copyright Action Against StarCraft II Hackers and Cheater
    Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., the developer of popular PC game franchises including “World of Warcraft,” “Starcraft” and “Diablo,” is now in the business of anonymous copyright litigation. Earlier this…
  • Sep 15

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State
    Multi-state litigant Dallas Buyers Club, LLC continues its BitTorrent copyright assault, this time filing against 10 Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Troll Defense was somewhat surprised to see…
Rank this Week: 2967

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Nov 11

    Pricing and Contracting Negotiations Insufficient to Constitute a Sale within the US

    Pricing and Contracting Negotiations Insufficient to Constitute a Sale within the US
    In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. and Pulse Electronics Corporation, CAFC 2013-1472,-1656 (October 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reviewed the opinion of the District Court for…
  • Oct 30

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) through September 30, 2015. New Feature – AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) A new feature of the AFCP is designed to reduce prosecution…
  • Oct 2

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark
            The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks.  The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link…
Rank this Week: 3023

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: 2172

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
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
Rank this Week: 1534

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2383

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: 931

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 2114

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/
  • Nov 10

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?
    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against AT & T in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on October 28th for deceiving consumers with the phone service provider’s promise of an unlimited data plan.…
  • Oct 30

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne
    Neuroscientists are exploring intriguing technology that some claim will revolutionize the jury’s search for truth. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“fMRI”) seeks to correlate brain activity with cognitive function.…
  • Oct 30

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda
    As the secret negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) between the United States and eleven other nations advance, the recent release of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter provides a timely opportunity…
Rank this Week: 1818

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/
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
  • Nov 1

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    In the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, court after court has held patent claims invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  And courts are not waiting for claim construction or summary…
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
Rank this Week: 1084

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Nov 7

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"
    "Substantial Portion" - a term "commonly understood by lawyers to be “weasel words” ... [whose] meaning is malleable to a point where they mean what the user wants them to mean in any given situation; they have no meaning of...
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part
    Macrosolve v. Newegg, 6:12cv46 (10/16/14) Judge: K. Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied: Costs Granted in Part In January 2012, Macrosolve filed this action against Newegg alleging patent infringement. In March 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied
    DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2:12cv764 (10/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Sanctions Denied King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary. Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A…
Rank this Week: 243

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Nov 6

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault
    In the Spring of 2014, MIT launched a survey of all of its undergraduate and graduate students (just under 11,000), related to issues of student sexual assault.  More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students responded, or about 35%…
  • Oct 31

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?
    A few weeks ago, Inside Higher Ed issued its 2014 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers.  Like Inside Higher Ed’s other surveys, this one provides very interesting reading. Among the topics covered in this…
  • Oct 21

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court for…
Rank this Week: 2910

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
Rank this Week: 1316

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using,…
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
Rank this Week: 2835

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1758

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: 1135

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
  • Nov 3

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert
    ALL: The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a: Veteran’s Day Concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center, 21000 Franz Road, Katy. Enjoy, The Law Office of…
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
Rank this Week: 1684

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 1514