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Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 26

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim
    Australian Federal Court Justice John Nicholas has issued a decision in which he declares himself ‘satisfied’ that claims directed to the awarding of prizes by casino gaming machines satisfy the ‘manner of manufacture’…
  • Jul 11

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?
    On 9 November 2014, Berkeley Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, currently at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, attended an awards ceremony at NASA’s Ames Research…
  • Jul 5

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK
    Last week I wrote about the ways in which medical treatments – including pharmaceutical compounds and therapeutic methods – are protected using a variety of different forms of patent claim.  One of these is the so-called…
Rank this Week: 2775

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1147

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 24

    Music and the Creative Groove

    Music and the Creative Groove
    One of my favorite acts, The Glitch Mob, has a nice piece up on Medium about how they created their first album. The interesting part for Copyfight is the discussion of creative control. TGM changed their style of music, changed how they…
  • Jul 21

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?
    I mentioned some months ago that I backed the Kickstarter for The Wrecking Crew and this weekend I finally got to sit down and watch the film. If you're a music nut like me then this film is a must-see. It's frankly thrilling to see the bass…
  • Jul 20

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another
    Crash Course Intellectual Property Part 5 covers trademarks and covers the basics of trademarking and how it relates to (or helps alleviate) consumer confusion. One item I'd forgotten: even though the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) is…
Rank this Week: 2156

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
  • Jul 10

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon
    The Great Glitch of July 8th, Reddit's meltdown, Facebook and Freebooting, the FCC is busy enforcing net neutrality, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points TWiL on Friendfeed TWiL…
Rank this Week: 2273

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2033

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jul 24

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel
    InfoLawGroup is happy to announce that McLean B. Sieverding has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Most recently, McLean served as Assistant General Counsel for Int’l Data Protection & Regulatory Compliance at Verizon…
  • Jul 22

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?
    his Post Was Co-Authored by Partner, Justine Gottshall and Counsel, Brian Schaller The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) passed its TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) regarding the Telephone…
  • Jul 9

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall
    InfoLawGroup congratulates partner Justine Young Gottshall for being recognized by SC Magazine as one of the 5 Women in IT Security: Women to Watch. It is an honor to be named, particularly given the other accomplished and…
Rank this Week: 3641

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination
    Dr. Ross W. Greene developed the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, a method for treating children with explosive behaviors.  Greene wrote The Explosive Child, a book describing his methods.  Greene and Dr. J. Stuart Ablon…
  • Jul 17

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution
    The Second Circuit faced a question of first impression:  May a contributor to a creative work whose contributions are inseparable from, and integrated into, the work maintain a copyright interest in his or her contributions alone? We…
  • Jul 10

    On the Mindfulness Path

    On the Mindfulness Path
    A few days ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Jeena Cho and her husband, Jeff Curl, for coffee in Seattle.  Jeena is an attorney and the co-publisher of The Anxious Lawyer website.  The Anxious Lawyer provides a…
Rank this Week: 2902

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 24

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?
    Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good…
  • Jul 17

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
    This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers…
  • Jul 10

    The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

    The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law
    Much like the Dolby Surround Sound demonstration before a movie in a theater, when you practice in the field of copyright and trademark law, you soon realize copyright law and trademark law is “all around.” The Hubs and I decided…
Rank this Week: 1914

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15
    The Anti-Commons Revisited — A common claim among IP academics is that IP rights like copyright suffer from anti-commons effects, where numerous and overlapping rights prevent transactions and innovation. Jonathan Barnett examines the…
  • Jul 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15
    Now Hiring: Screenwriters — “When a writer types THE END, it is the beginning of a process that involves hundreds of jobs and services before the script even reaches the actual production stage. Staff at the Producer’s…
  • Jul 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/10/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/10/15
    After a brief hiatus due to vacation and holidays, we’re back! Copyright And The Public Interest: Not Necessarily Competing Forces —  “It does not serve the aspirations of developing societies to return to a…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2364

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 23

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony
      Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. ― Dr. Seuss For hundreds of thousands of fans, comic books are the pinnacle of the combination of words and pictures; for…
  • Jul 23

    LOOKS DO MATTER

    LOOKS DO MATTER
    Most of our posts have focused on the trademark rights associated with particular words, but don’t forget to consider what your product looks like and how they are presented to customers.  You can develop separate rights in the…
  • Jul 21

    Does Anyone Own Rights in Emoticons? :)

    Does Anyone Own Rights in Emoticons? :)
    My 12 year-old son Joseph received a phone yesterday – his first.  More specifically, I entrusted my iPhone to him and purchased a new one for myself.  This was a big deal at our house. Joseph immediately started creating a…
Rank this Week: 1469

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation
    Helped by thousands of Twitter and blog commentaries, the so-called Brazilian Internet Constitution Act (“Marco Civil”) was created in 2014. This law is one of the first internet regulations in the world, and for this ...…
  • Jun 4

    A Study in Google Gla

    A Study in Google Gla
    When Google began to attract attention to their search engine in 1998, no one knew how far the technology company would go. Following their breakthrough in the internet domain, they continued their success by ... The post A Study in Google…
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
Rank this Week: 1994

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
  • Jul 23

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law
    Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to a…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
Rank this Week: 3620

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3833

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu
    So, according to the New York Times, a new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book originally called The Pet Shop will be published this year as What Pet Should I Get?. I’m a copyright lawyer, so of course, my first thought… Read…
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
Rank this Week: 1897

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 22

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Blue Sphere, Inc. has sued Taylor Swift for using the trademark LUCKY 13 in relation to apparel among other goods.  Blue Sphere owns many LUCKY 13 trademarks and claims that Swift may have had prior knowledge of its…
  • Jul 14

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle
    IPNews® - The Washington Redskins and the NFL lost a battle in court, resulting in six of the team’s Trademark registrations being cancelled. A district court ruled that six Redskins’ Trademark registrations are to be…
  • Jul 8

    Kickstarter Prevails After Crowdfunding Patent Threat

    Kickstarter Prevails After Crowdfunding Patent Threat
    IPNews® - Kickstarter recently won its patent battle with rival crowdfunding website ArtistShare.  Kickstarter received legal threats from ArtistShare in regard to the use of computers to achieve crowdfunding for projects.  In…
Rank this Week: 3689

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC green-lights GEMA, PRS, and STIM pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission has given its…
Rank this Week: 4591

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 21

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration
    Bottom line: Patent royalties based on activities after a licensed patent has expired is per se unlawful.  Kimble v. Marvel (S. Ct. 2015).  This rule is effective even if the parties did not know about the rule when they entered…
  • Jul 15

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection
    Bottom line: Although the following patent case relating to eligibility of patent protection is set within the medical diagnostic realm, it may potentially be applicable to other technological areas.  Diagnostic tests for detecting a…
  • Jun 30

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar
    Bottom line: Under Williamson v. Citrix Online (en banc Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit, en banc, lowered the standard back to the pre-2004 standard for when a claim limitation is to be construed as a means plus function (MPF) limitation…
Rank this Week: 3928

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking
    I have had a lot of different thoughts about the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website – both as a lawyer and as a person. Ashley Madison is a website geared towards helping people participate in infidelity. They apparently have…
  • Jul 16

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough
    I’ve encountered a significant number of people in my short legal career who were under the impression that they could absolve themselves from legal wrongdoings by simply apologizing. Unfortunately for them, that is often not the case.…
  • Jul 9

    The Dark Side of Periscope

    The Dark Side of Periscope
    I was on Periscope the other night, talking with people about the legal implications of using live video apps, when an awful thought struck me: You know someone is going to use Periscope for evil. I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my…
Rank this Week: 3604

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

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

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

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

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

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different
    The prevailing view of patent experts who advise innovators–be they individuals or companies–it that patent filings should occur as early as possible. This advice, which is even more prevalent now that the US has moved to a…
Rank this Week: 869

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

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

    On the Record with Rudy Telscher

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

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

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

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have recently announced an implementation agreement under which the JPO will act as an available International Searching Authority (ISA) and International…
Rank this Week: 4569

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
Rank this Week: 3259

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jul 21

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

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

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Patent Infringement Defendant

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

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question
    In a July 7, 2015 ruling, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a removed action in which the plaintiff alleged that the defendant submitted false affidavits in an earlier copyright infringement…
Rank this Week: 1727

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

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

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
Rank this Week: 2245

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest

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

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

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

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
Rank this Week: 1257

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
Rank this Week: 2724

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jul 20

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

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

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

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

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

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction
    While Alice v. CLS Bank has confirmed that patent claims require a further “inventive concept” beyond an underlying abstract idea or law of nature for patent-eligibility, there is little agreement on what defines either an…
Rank this Week: 860

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 19

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1
    A Central Requirement Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as…
  • Jul 9

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting
    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting Possibly one of the most difficult steps in the estate planning process is the final step – to have a family meeting to discuss your wishes and instructions. Your…
  • Jul 4

    Independence Day 2015

    Independence Day 2015
    This July 4th, the U.S. will celebrate its 239th Independence Day! On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later on July 4, its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas…
Rank this Week: 3735

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 17

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle

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

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

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

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

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

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
  • Jun 30

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

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
Rank this Week: 2309

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

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

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

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

    Update: European Parliament approves copyright reform

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

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

    What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive
    Consumer surveys have long been denegrated by Courts as being of little use in trade mark cases to establish likelihood of confusion. The probity of these surveys has been of little concern for establishing trade mark distinctiveness because…
Rank this Week: 1806

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 1256

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision
    On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must recognize same-sex marriage. The long awaited decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy casting the swing vote in favor of upholding same-sex unions. In his opinion for…
  • Jul 9

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?
    Docket Alarm’s comprehensive platform has many tools to help you keep track of companies and their legal affairs.  For example, Docket Alarm’s email alert tool helps keep you informed of the latest litigation developments…
  • Jul 8

    Performing Citizen Legal Research and Analysis with Docket Alarm

    Performing Citizen Legal Research and Analysis with Docket Alarm
    In addition to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the…
Rank this Week: 1898

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

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

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

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

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
Rank this Week: 4244

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4025

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jul 16

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

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

    Rich Bell Files Two More Copyright Complaint

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

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
Rank this Week: 2876

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
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
  • May 28

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service
    We’re proud to announce that Reiser Legal is now offering a full slate of legal services for Colorado breweries. With Danielle Teagarden as a licensed Colorado brewery lawyer, you can count on us from the early days of a Colorado…
Rank this Week: 5008

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

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

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
Rank this Week: 1429

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

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

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

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

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

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

    Did You Mean to Claim a Function? How the USPTO Applies Section 112(f) to Software Patent
    By: Robert R. Sachs Patent eligibility is not the only area in which the Federal Circuit's rulings have impacted software patents. The Court has also altered course in handing means-plus function claims in several recent cases including Eon…
Rank this Week: 3903

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming
    When drafting patent claims for a device, it is often desirable to describe the device based on how it works instead of how it is structured.  Describing a device based on how it works is often referred to as “functional…
  • Jun 19

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (Case No. 13-896, May 26, 2015). A copy of the slip opinion may be found here.  Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief…
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
Rank this Week: 3579

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 1809

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

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

    Can this gulf be bridged?

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

    An international perspective on statutory damage

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

    This is a solution?

    This is a solution?
    Ever since it appeared, I knew I should write about this new report concerning  orphan works that the Copyright Office issued earlier this month.  But, to be honest, I have been on vacation, and have not had a chance to read…
Rank this Week: 1152

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

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

    After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program

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

    Patent Drawing Requirement

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

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
Rank this Week: 5003

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jul 14

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

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

    Launching Synthos Technologie

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

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 1267

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1224