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The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
  • Jul 2

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission
    The Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), found at 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712, establishes both a criminal offense and a civil cause of action against anyone who “intentionally accesses without authorization a facility…
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
Rank this Week: 4002

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/
  • Jul 14

    Pokémon Go Ushers in a New, Augmented World of Legal Liability Concern

    Pokémon Go Ushers in a New, Augmented World of Legal Liability Concern
    We predicted last year that 2016 would be the year of Pokémon. This prophecy came true last week within just two days of the Pokémon Go launch. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app quickly surpassed Tinder in…
  • Jul 13

    Warner Bros.’s “Paid to Play” Disclosures Draw FTC Action

    Warner Bros.’s “Paid to Play” Disclosures Draw FTC Action
    Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went after Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. for not clearly representing that several digital influencers were paid as part of a marketing campaign for the video game Middle Earth:…
  • Jul 7

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 7/7/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 7/7/16
    Snapchat announces a seismic shift, Microsoft looks to DNA for your long-term storage needs, and authorities try to get out ahead of some of the predictable consequences of Pokémon GO’s arrival. (Please look where you’re…
Rank this Week: 836

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jul 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
  • Jun 15

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors,…
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
Rank this Week: 3621

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: 1189

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jul 13

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right
    Copyright infringement of photographs and other printable materials is an ongoing battle for artists and publishers. With the ability to simply screenshot anything on a computer or phone screen, people are readily saving, sharing, and…
  • Jul 11

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home
    A New York couple is fighting to keep their “unique dream house” truly unique by suing neighbors who are building a similar home. The couple designed and copyrighted the architectural plans of both the interior and exterior…
  • Jul 8

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?
    Following a year-long investigation, police experts deemed thirteen of artist Lee Ufan’s works forgeries, yet Ufan disagrees with this assessment. Despite confession from art dealer Hyeon, Ufan maintains, after analyzing the works…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
Rank this Week: 2862

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3690

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 398

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 12

    The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum

    The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum
    VantablackA few months ago our friend Alberto Bellan at the IPKat discussed the very question whether it is possible to own a colour, especially when this is Vantablack, ie the "blackest black ever existed".Today The 1709 Blog is…
  • Jul 5

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    U.S. Internet provider Windstream is asking a New York federal court to shield the company from broad piracy accusations. The ISP filed a complaint against BMG and Rightscorp after it was accused of direct and contributory copyright…
  • Jun 29

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory…
Rank this Week: 2623

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/
Rank this Week: 397

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
  • Jun 21

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action
    In a June 17, 2016 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against trademark infringement, and ordered the plaintiff to show cause why the entire action should not be dismissed.  Despite…
Rank this Week: 1956

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 10

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop
    Developing trademark rights in an Etsy shop name and for the products sold online is an important business step.
  • Jun 16

    Increased Trademark Fee

    Increased Trademark Fee
    The Trademark Office is considering raising fees for some trademark filings.
  • Jun 15

    Corrected Application Data Sheet

    Corrected Application Data Sheet
    The Patent Office's Corrected ADS web form is a helpful and easy way to fix mistakes in an application data sheet.
Rank this Week: 4556

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 2316

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 7

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado
    National “troll-style” litigant Criminal Productions, Inc. has filed a growing number of lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado over recent weeks.  Criminal Productions allegedly holds rights to the…
  • Jun 13

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16
    On May 25, attorney Benjamin Justus discussed BitTorrent cases, copyright trolls and related issues on the nationally syndicated show, “The Troubleshooter,” hosted by Tom Martino and airing from KHOW in Denver, Colorado. The…
  • Jun 12

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation
    Over recent months, software titan Microsoft Corporation has filed a number of “Doe” lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The suits allege both copyright and trademark claims against…
Rank this Week: 1890

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

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

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
  • Jun 27

    What does Brexit mean for the EUTM system?

    What does Brexit mean for the EUTM system?
    The people of the United Kingdom have spoken: They do not wish to be part of the EU any longer. It will now take time, probably years, before we know the terms of the divorce between the UK and the EU. Having said that, what impact of Brexit…
Rank this Week: 4166

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 882

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jul 5

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY
    A method of producing a desired population of multi-cryopreserved hepatocytes was held to be patent-eligible because the challenged claims did not recite a judicial exception. Rapid Litig. v. CellzDirect, Inc.., 2015-1570 (Fed. Cir., July 5th…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review
    Last week the United States Supreme Court denied Sequenom’s petition to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Sequenom Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostic Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (2015) that claims directed to detecting fetal DNA in maternal…
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
Rank this Week: 3862

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 3

    NAFDAC Seals Four Bakeries in Benin, Arrests Three

    NAFDAC Seals Four Bakeries in Benin, Arrests Three
    July 3, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently sealed off four bakeries during an inspection exercise in Benin City, Edo State for non-registration and failure to maintain…
  • Jul 2

    Trademark Class 41: Education, Entertainment and Sporting Service

    Trademark Class 41: Education, Entertainment and Sporting Service
    July 2, 2016 – In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services... The post Trademark Class 41:…
  • Jun 15

    Correction of Mistake in Registration of Trademark

    Correction of Mistake in Registration of Trademark
    June 15, 2016 -- Most lawyers are familiar with the process of opposing trademark applications and with making requests for amendment of errors relating to the names and addresses of trademark applicants. But what do... The post Correction of…
Rank this Week: 1133

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 1

    Cool cover art needed for book

    Cool cover art needed for book
    As many of you know, we are working on the Second Edition of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development.  It's scheduled for publication later this fall, and we are putting the final touches on the book text.…
  • Jun 17

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.By Rajit KapurYesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, that it is appropriate for a court to give…
  • Jun 9

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"
    This isn't video game related, but music copyright cases always interest me.  First, the details, from Law360:New York (June 8, 2016, 8:14 PM ET) -- British singer Ed Sheeran violated U.S. copyright laws by basing a portion of his hit…
Rank this Week: 2307

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jul 1

    Federal Circuit Finds Internet-Based Claims Directed to an Abstract Idea Still Patent-Eligible

    Federal Circuit Finds Internet-Based Claims Directed to an Abstract Idea Still Patent-Eligible
    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has rarely found Internet-based patent claims challenged under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Review Sought on Federal Circuit’s Standard for Appellate Review of Damages Award

    Supreme Court Review Sought on Federal Circuit’s Standard for Appellate Review of Damages Award
    Recently, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that vacated a $16 million award against Cisco Systems Inc. Supreme Court…
  • May 19

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Signed into Law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Signed into Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law. President Obama publicly supported this legislation and efforts generally directed to strengthen trade secret protections within the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3850

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/
  • Jun 30

    Will the USPTO’s “Patents 4 Patients” Program Even Make It Off the "Cancer Moonshot" Launch Pad?

    Will the USPTO’s “Patents 4 Patients” Program Even Make It Off the "Cancer Moonshot" Launch Pad?
    By Robert R. Sachs The White House recently announced the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, an effort to “focus on making the most of Federal investments, targeted incentives, private sector efforts from industry and philanthropy, patient…
  • Jun 20

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 2)

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 2)
    By: Robert R. Sachs See Part 1 AliceStorm at the USPTO While AliceStorm's effect is most visible in the courts, because of their public nature, the real impact is largely unseen: it is the widespread rejection of patent applications by the…
  • Jun 16

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 1)

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 1)
    By: Robert R. Sachs Two years ago this Sunday, the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l1 addressed a relatively narrow issue: does a claim reciting a generic computer implementation transform an abstract idea into a…
Rank this Week: 4051

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide
    Just five months after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its Native Ads Policy Statement, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (“NAD”) has followed suit and issued a decision in…
  • Jun 28

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice
    InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
Rank this Week: 3689

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jun 30

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I
    Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts,  a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ESRT Empire State Building, L. L. C. v. Michael Liang,…
  • Jun 29

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
    The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application Serial No. 85942195 (TTAB June 24, 2016). This blog has discussed this topic in the past,…
  • Jun 28

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to cause confusion.  Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. vs.  Georgallis Holdings, LLC, Case No.…
Rank this Week: 3684

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 4457

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 2983

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1449

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 1635

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
  • Jun 6

    They Invented What? (No. 6)

    They Invented What? (No. 6)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a…
  • May 24

    They Invented What? (No. 5)

    They Invented What? (No. 5)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual’s own…
Rank this Week: 2496

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
Rank this Week: 4790

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
Rank this Week: 2560

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

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  • Jun 23

    Dave Ratner Present

    Dave Ratner Present
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner has recently presented on numerous topics to a variety of audiences throughout the state. In the past few weeks, Dave…
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
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German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
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UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
  • Jan 8

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?
    Welcome to 2016.  While I’m excited for another year that will undoubtedly bring more examples of unintellectual property (UnIP), I wanted to touch on perhaps the largest trademark ruling that occurred at the end of 2015.  The…
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Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
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The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
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Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jun 20

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 255, May 13, my interview with Prof. Michael Schudson of the Columbia School of Journalism, author of The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975. Michael is one of…
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
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nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
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Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).
    This is one of the more difficult blog entries to write, because the “Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.” case is not the typical bittorrent extortion case, but rather, more of a “compulsory licensing”…
  • Feb 8

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?
    Malibu Media, LLC has formed a habit of suing defendants for downloads that appear on the bittorrent networks literally a day or so after they are supposedly “published” on their website. The videos themselves are not copyrighted…
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

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

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
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TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Preliminary Summary of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision

    Preliminary Summary of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision
    By a 2-1 vote, reflecting vastly different legal philosophies and regulator expectations, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected all challenges to the FCC’s Open Internet Order. [1]The majority deemed limited its review function and…
  • May 29

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711
    A video on demand service glitch provided me an opportunity to see whether my cable television provider Comcast has made any progress on its customer service.  The result: it's GOTTEN WORSE!How can a company with $74 billion dollars in…
  • May 12

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card
                The last few weeks has had a remarkable glut of instances where conservatives bemoan their victimhood in the Internet ecosystem.  With much snark and righteous…
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Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Egregiously Willful

    Egregiously Willful
    Following the dictum of "I know it when I see it," and in keeping with the Supreme Court's practice of granting the judiciary arbitrary power, the Supreme Court today in Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics (14-1513) found that willful…
  • Jun 1

    Self-Referential

    Self-Referential
    In Enfish v. Microsoft et al, the CAFC (2015-1244) continues to split hairs about software as patentable subject matter under §101. Enfish's 6,151,604 and 6,163,775 claim a "self-referential" database, where the database is a single…
  • Mar 28

    Apple v. Samsung Saga

    Apple v. Samsung Saga
    The long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung took a comedic turn when the CAFC (2015-1171) threw out a $120 million judgment against Samsung for infringing Apple touch-screen patents that were obvious (8,046,721…
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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
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