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IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 1

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet
    „Die Klägerin behauptet, unter der Bezeichnung „Hellweg“, in deren Bekanntheitsgrad sie in erheblichem Maße investiert habe, in der Öffentlichkeit durch Gewerbeanzeigen und -beilagen aufzutreten – Um…
  • Aug 17

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen
    Die Aura des Wertvollen – Bucherscheinung Juni 2014 from Mario Pricken on Vimeo. Mario Pricken ist Innovationsforscher und hat verschiedene Werke zum Thema Kreativität vorgelegt, siehe hier. In seinem neuen Buch „Die Aura des…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1596

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 31

    How to disqualify non-analogous references cited in an office action

    How to disqualify non-analogous references cited in an office action
    In an Office Action, the Examiner may cite to one or more patent references or other documents collectively known as the cited prior art. This is the body of prior art references that the Examiner is utilizing to say that the invention is not…
  • Aug 23

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant
    Bottom line: For parties accused of patent infringement an IPR (inter partes review) for the reasons below is an attractive alternative to full blown litigation for attacking the validity of a patent.   Amendments to the claims are…
  • Aug 18

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity
    Bottom line: A covered business method (CBM) proceeding is a post patent grant proceeding at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Anyone to challenge the validity of certain patents based on any invalidity ground, with minor…
Rank this Week: 4814

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Aug 31

    Choragon ≠ Koragel

    Choragon ≠ Koragel
    Die Zeichen CHORAGON und KORAGEL sind auch im Hinblick auf den deutschen Verbraucher, der die beiden ersten Silben beider Zeichen in der Regel identisch ausspricht, nicht verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Sowohl die…
  • Aug 7

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)
    Sind bei einer Wortkombination wie hier „Silicium-Sorbent“ ohne konkreten Produktbezug mehrere Verständnismöglichkeiten gegeben, so ist das Zeichen regelmäßig bereits dann schutzunfähig, wenn eine der…
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
Rank this Week: 1988

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag
    IPNews® - An inventor of technology for equipping handbags with lights and USB ports has sued legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren. The inventor claims that one of Ralph Lauren’s top selling handbags violates his patent…
  • Aug 21

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case
    IPNews® - Apple took a hit in its continuing back and forth with nemesis Samsung, as the USPTO issued a finding that calls into question the validity of one of Apple’s iPhone patents. USPTO records show that one of Apple’s…
  • Aug 14

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - A dispute has arisen between the popular music group LMFAO and a Michigan craft brewery, over the name of one of the brewery’s beers, the LMFAO Stout. Despite the founders of the brewery contending that they had no intent…
Rank this Week: 3534

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/
  • Aug 31

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist
    As you may know from past posts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces five federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for federal employment, current federal employees, or former…
  • Aug 17

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard
    Derivative actions are a mainstay of modern business litigation. They allow a shareholder of a corporation to enforce a right the corporation has but is wrongfully refusing to enforce. Normally, corporate management would be responsible for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4048

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/
  • Aug 31

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet
    There are also questions as to causation presented here that the parties will likely wrestle with. For example, was it the timing of the actual release of the financial results that really caused the drop in Twitter’s stock and Pope…
  • Aug 24

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA
    With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (also called drones) anticipated to become a multi-billion dollar industry in a few years, many are betting that drone gaming will explode as the next big thing in competitive entertainment. It is not hard…
  • Aug 19

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing
    As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original content owners are…
Rank this Week: 3089

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 31

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie
     By Juliya Ziskina The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove search results linking to news stories about the removal of information under the 2014 “right to be…
  • Aug 24

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law
    By Andrew H. Fuller As Cybersecurity becomes a prominent global issue for nation states, governments consider options to curb their nation’s digital vulnerability. On July 6th, China, an undisputed major player on the global digital…
  • Aug 17

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox
    By Chike Eze Consumers associate a trademark with a familiar experience associated with a specific source. For example, consumers associate the “golden arches” symbol with McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. To protect such…
Rank this Week: 2998

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: 3609

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 2789

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 31

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101
    In the 21st century, when advertising is frequently conducted via the Internet, the use of keyword advertising has become an increasingly contentious point of trade-mark law. In short, keyword advertising is a form of online advertising in…
  • Jul 1

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall
    In a milestone step towards harmonization of Canada’s trade-mark regime with most other developed countries, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced yesterday that starting this fall, it will accept trade-mark…
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
Rank this Week: 1041

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill published for comment in RSA

    Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill published for comment in RSA
    The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invites the public to comment on the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. A discussion document on the bill is contained here.According to The Department of Justice and…
  • Aug 23

    Draft Copyright Amendment Bill the subject of today's #SandtonDiscussion

    Draft Copyright Amendment Bill the subject of today's #SandtonDiscussion
    This morning's #SandtonDiscussion hosted by Adams & Adams takes a look at the progress of commentary on the Draft Copyright Amendment Bill first alerted to readers by Jeremy Speres (Spoor & Fisher) here at the end of July. There…
  • Aug 20

    10 things you need to know about protecting street art

    10 things you need to know about protecting street art
    Iman RappettiWho owns street art and graffiti or put more clearly who owns the intellectual property rights in street art? The vibrant Iman Rappetti covered a story recently involving a complaint by local street artist and actor…
Rank this Week: 1248

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
  • Aug 30

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent
    Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) lost a ruling that competitor NOVA Chemical Corporation and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (collectively “NOVA”) infringed claims of two Dow patents when the Federal Circuit applied the U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 25

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
    The continued development and refinement of personalized medicine (PM) has offered an opportunity to revolutionize medical practice and improve outcomes by providing treatments for patients with the notion that “this drug is for…
  • Aug 24

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability
    In Akamai Techs. Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., (August 13, 2015 Fed. Cir.) an en banc Federal Circuit unanimously held that direct infringement under Section 271(a) can occur: ”where all steps of a claimed method are performed by or…
Rank this Week: 3235

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Aug 30

    Free Mentoring @IDEAWorksFW 9/2

    Free Mentoring @IDEAWorksFW 9/2
    Free Mentoring @ IDEAWORKS FW ON 9/2 Got IP Questions? We Are The Answer! The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is pleased to announce that we will offer mentoring services @IDEAWORKS FW this week. On September 2nd immediately after the 1 Million…
  • Aug 24

    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Serie

    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Serie
    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Series Enhancing Patent Quality and Conducting AIA Trials Fort Worth patent attorney, Damon R. Hickman, is excited to attend the 2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Series in Dallas, Tx. Hosted at the Belo Mansion on August…
  • Aug 15

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 8/19

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 8/19
    Come for the Salsa; Stay for the Mentoring The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is pleased to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW this week. Around 10:00 am on August 19th immediately after the  1…
Rank this Week: 1998

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Aug 30

    Does the New Akamai Decision Breach the Logical Framework of Patent Infringement Law?

    Does the New Akamai Decision Breach the Logical Framework of Patent Infringement Law?
    The Federal Circuit, sitting en banc and in a per curiam opinion, has held a party can be liable as a direct patent infringer under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) even though it did not make, use, sell, or offer to sell every element of the claimed…
  • Aug 22

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Claims Invalid Under Alice

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Claims Invalid Under Alice
    Patent claims directed to an “emergency call analysis system” were held patent ineligible, and a motion to dismiss for failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted, in Boar’s Head Corp.…
  • Aug 18

    Patent Claims to Use of Inertial Sensors Fail the Alice Test

    Patent Claims to Use of Inertial Sensors Fail the Alice Test
    The Court of Federal Claims recently held that patent claims for determining the orientation of a pilot in a fighter jet, although reciting hardware elements, were invalid as directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 3571

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/
  • Aug 30

    Get It In Writing: Contract

    Get It In Writing: Contract
    Let's say you are going to get into business or enter into an agreement with someone you trust. Do you need to get it in writing? It is always a good idea to have a written agreement. Writing provides clarity. Even the process of working…
  • Aug 20

    Patent Basic

    Patent Basic
    So you just had a Eureka moment and your epiphany is going to make you millions as soon as it hits shelves. Learn more about patent basics in this short video including: Time limits for filing a patent; Different kinds of patents;…
  • Aug 13

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine
    Why is a business name so important? A name is everything, it is your business's identity. When you select your business name, from a legal perspective, you need to come up with a unique name, a name that does not infringe on others rights.…
Rank this Week: 3851

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
  • Aug 16

    Britax v Infa-Secure

    Britax v Infa-Secure
    Case: Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 651 (30 June 2015)  Date: 30 June 2015Middleton J.Notes:Claim ConstructionExpert witnessesExternal fair basis (note that the new Act makes this less relevant…
Rank this Week: 4723

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 29

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne
    At 10.15am this coming Wednesday (2 September 2015) the Australian High Court will hand down its decision in the appeal by AstraZeneca AB against last year’s ruling, by a a special five-judge panel of the Federal Court of Australia,…
  • Aug 23

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent
    The Australian Government has directed its Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public enquiry into the intellectual property system, including its effect ‘on investment, competition, trade, innovation and consumer…
  • Aug 16

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System
    As I reported last week, IP Australia has opened a consultation on the belated recommendation by the now-defunct Australian Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) that the government consider abolishing the innovation patent…
Rank this Week: 3914

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/
  • Aug 29

    #AliceStorm: The Summertime Blues Continue

    #AliceStorm: The Summertime Blues Continue
    By: Robert R. Sachs In my July post, I noted that Section 101 court decisions were issuing fast and furious, with twelve decisions in just the first ten days. I predicted that "At this pace, we could see some twenty to thirty decisions…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4929

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2210

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 28

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #126

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #126
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu nutzlosen Datenschutzerklärungen, zu einem Markenstreit zwischen Biermarken und zu beispielsloser Überwachung durch…
  • Aug 23

    ONE MORE THING: Markenrechtlicher Trollversuch von Swatch

    ONE MORE THING: Markenrechtlicher Trollversuch von Swatch
    Apple-Mitgründer Steve Jobs beendete seine Präsentationen – seine so genannten Stevenotes – meist im Stil von Peter Falk mit «One more thing …». In der Folge wurde «One more thing» zu einem…
  • Aug 18

    Vorsicht, Urheberrecht: Pinterest ≠ Public Domain

    Vorsicht, Urheberrecht: Pinterest ≠ Public Domain
    Unwissenheit schützt vor Strafe nicht – auch nicht bei etwaigen Missverständnissen im Urheberrecht. Ein solches Missverständnis begegnete mir kürzlich bei rechtlichen Schritten gegen ein ausländisches…
Rank this Week: 1817

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/
  • Aug 28

    Where is the Best Place to Store Your Original Estate Planning Documents?

    Where is the Best Place to Store Your Original Estate Planning Documents?
    Where is the Best Place to Store Your Original Estate Planning Documents? After you meet with your attorney to sign your estate planning documents, you need to secure the original documents for safekeeping. In order for your representatives…
  • Aug 17

    The Fight Over Robin Williams’ Estate Continue

    The Fight Over Robin Williams’ Estate Continue
    It has been a bit over a year since the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams; however, the family has yet to settle their battle over his estate. Williams took his life in August of 2014 in his California home. The actor had…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Planning for Baby Boomer

    Estate Planning for Baby Boomer
    Estate Planning for Baby Boomers According to financial planners interviewed for an article in USA Today, Baby Boomers are neglecting or simply ignoring the importance of estate planning. They are more focused on their retirement and focused…
Rank this Week: 4173

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    TTAB Grants Petition To Cancel Based On Trademark Common Law Right

    TTAB Grants Petition To Cancel Based On Trademark Common Law Right
    Failure to conduct a proper trademark clearance search can cause significant legal issues for a trademark owner at some point in the future. It is our practice to continually reiterate and encourage our clients to take the time to conduct a…
  • Aug 7

    What If A Final Refusal Is Issued In A Trademark Application?

    What If A Final Refusal Is Issued In A Trademark Application?
    This question is one that is frequently asked by our trademark clients. Once a Final Refusal has issued in an Office Action, a trademark applicant can file a request for reconsideration with the Examining Attorney, file an appeal with…
  • Jul 26

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname
    Under Section 2(e)4 of the Trademark Act a mark that is primarily merely a surname can not be registered on the Principal Register absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f) of the Trademark Act. See Suisman, Shapiro,…
Rank this Week: 1727

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?
    As reported in Law 360 and other outlets, the First Circuit has ruled that a chicken sandwich, no matter how amazingly delicious it may be, cannot be copyrighted. A Puerto Rican epicure named Norberto Lorenzana argued that he created the…
  • Aug 21

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision
    Companies and employers around the country seek to protect their intellectual property by, among other things, using non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Generally, these provisions are intended to prevent an employee from…
  • Aug 14

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…
    In the bustling craft brew economy brewers are faced with new issues every day. One that recently came to my attention arises when the craft brewery’s brewmaster or head brewer decides to either start his own craft brewery, or go to…
Rank this Week: 1103

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Aug 28

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule
    In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection. The US Copyright Act does not provide protection for functional aspects of…
  • Aug 18

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle
    Jawbone and Fitbit, both billion-dollar leaders in the “wearable” technology category of fitness bands, are warming up for what may become a test of legal endurance. Jawbone recently filed three lawsuits in three different courts,…
  • Aug 14

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC
    On July 22, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Swedish consumer products company, IKEA, issued a joint press release to announce a “repair program,” addressing a furniture tip-over safety hazard posed by…
Rank this Week: 1939

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: 913

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
  • Aug 26

    When It Comes To Visas: Plan For The Worst And Hope For The Best

    When It Comes To Visas: Plan For The Worst And Hope For The Best
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We got our P visa for a group returned because it included the tour manager. USCIS is saying we need to file a separate petition and get a separate union letter for him. But…
  • Jul 8

    When Is A Plumber Worth More Than A Violinist?

    When Is A Plumber Worth More Than A Violinist?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We spent a lot of money making a CD to promote our orchestra. Now the composer’s publisher wants mechanical royalties. I just don’t understand why I have to pay mechanical royalties for…
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
Rank this Week: 893

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 26

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint
    The confusion over the Leegin case is legion.  Leegin[1] is a 2007 Supreme Court Case which was supposed to unloose price restraints.  This was and remains of critical concern to the fashion community.   Classically a…
  • Aug 17

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union
    When a Louis Vuitton (“LV”) trademark, duly registered in the European Union, is subject to a declaration of invalidity and therefore cancelled, it is a worthwhile exercise to determine what went wrong; a legal post mortem. This…
  • Aug 10

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction
    In the fashion world, we are constantly being approached by landlords and brokers anxious to bring our brands into the mix of their stores in a Mall. A Mall is a unique situation whereby the marketing of your brand is sublimated to the…
Rank this Week: 3232

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Automate Financial Due Diligence with Docket Alarm

    Automate Financial Due Diligence with Docket Alarm
    Commercial banks, investment banks, brokerages, and other financial institutions spend an inordinate amount of time on due diligence: researching a potential debtor’s financial history and quantifying the amount of risk of a particular…
  • Aug 26

    PTAB Hits a Quarter-Million Filing

    PTAB Hits a Quarter-Million Filing
    Founded almost three years ago, the Patent Trial Appeal Board ("PTAB") has exploded in popularity as the venue of choice for challenging patent validity. This week, the PTAB reached a symbolic, but nevertheless real milestone: exceeding…
  • Aug 24

    War of the Fitness Trackers: Adidas v. Under Armour

    War of the Fitness Trackers: Adidas v. Under Armour
    Back in February of 2014, German sportswear giant Adidas filed a patent infringement suit against competitor Under Armour, Inc. in United States District Court for the District of Delaware.Adidas accused Under Armour and its newly acquired…
Rank this Week: 2201

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Aug 24

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District
    In the past two months, nationwide mass copyright plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has filed a modest number of lawsuits against John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. As Troll Defense previously…
  • Aug 21

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon
    As reported by Torrent Freak, the producers of The Cobbler have found a new angle on their nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign, targeting 11 alleged users of the film-streaming site known as Popcorn Time in a…
  • Jul 20

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case
    On a single day last week, Cobbler Nevada, LLC filed copyright infringement suits against over 350 John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. As Troll Defense…
Rank this Week: 1779

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

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

    Know your Privacy Policy and Practices: An Important Reminder Illustrated by Recent FTC Action

    Know your Privacy Policy and Practices: An Important Reminder Illustrated by Recent FTC Action
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) announcement last week of settlements with 13 separate companies for charges of falsely advertising certification with the U.S.-EU and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks (“Safe…
  • Aug 20

    Blue Apron and Others Face Spate of Suits under CA Auto-Renewal Law

    Blue Apron and Others Face Spate of Suits under CA Auto-Renewal Law
    A purported class action lawsuit was recently filed against meal-delivery service Blue Apron based on its alleged failure to satisfy the requirements of California’s law regulating automatic-renewal provisions in consumer contracts…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3760

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent
    Since I’ve began working for a registered patent attorney I have been bombarded with family and friends “million dollar” ideas and inventions. Recently I was asked by my uncle if a poor man’s patent is a legit way to…
  • Aug 19

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view
    I started taking and answering patent and trademark related questions on YouTube a couple years ago. At first we started with just a moving PowerPoint type of a presentation “How to patent an invention” and then quickly decided to…
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
Rank this Week: 4643

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/
  • Aug 24

    Google’s Potential Influence: How The 2016 Presidential Election Could Be Decided

    Google’s Potential Influence: How The 2016 Presidential Election Could Be Decided
    Political influence is a funny thing because it comes in a variety of forms and originates from a variety of sources. Fortune 500 companies inherently possess the ability to have an astounding amount of political influence on the…
  • Aug 12

    A Game of I Spy: Neighborhood Drone Usage

    A Game of I Spy: Neighborhood Drone Usage
    In July, a Kentucky man was arrested after he shot down a neighbor’s drone that he says was hovering over his yard where his daughter was sunbathing.William “Willie” Merideth, 47, of Bullitt County was charged with first…
  • Aug 6

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”
    Picture this: You take your seat in your first-year Contracts course. The topic of the day is the Statute of Frauds. After outlining a hypothetical and quickly scanning the seating chart, your professor puts you on the spot: “Under…
Rank this Week: 1366

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 24

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK
    The music industry is a hugely cut-throat business, with the 'little guy' often being dominated by the big companies that control the market and access to the more lucrative avenues within that industry. Due to this drastic imbalance…
  • Aug 10

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright
    The impact of social media on today's social interaction is undeniable, with people turning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more and more of their entertainment, social and news needs. As this new interaction space has grown, and…
  • Aug 4

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?
    Memories are an important part of life, especially when it comes to travels to far-away lands or places, filled with culture, icons and landmarks that dot human history's timeline. As an avid traveler, this writer has taken his share of…
Rank this Week: 2106

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 23

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review
     On Aug. 4, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its third decision to institute Post Grant Review (PGR). Netsirv, LLC and Local Motion MN (collectively, Netsirv) filed a petition for…
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
Rank this Week: 4905

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen
    Ireland has been building up searchable lists of the names and addresses of it’s Naturalised citizens- people who swear an oath of allegiance to the state in a moving ceremony held in the National Conference Centre. Then the state has…
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
Rank this Week: 880

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?
    Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers…
  • Aug 10

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK
    The Open Rights Group (ORG) has sent us a communication regarding a new proposal in the UK to criminalise copyright infringement beyond the current limits to up to 10 years. I reproduce their statement about the proposals. “The IPO has…
  • Aug 8

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 837

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Trump’s Trademark Issue

    Trump’s Trademark Issue
    How long has Trump been planning this? Apparently Mr. Trump decided he liked the sound of “Make America Great Again” as  far back as 2012, when he first filed an application for the phrase with the Trademark Office…
  • Apr 16

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark
    Because cats make everything more entertaining.  (search using (03.01.04)[DD]  and  (2)[MD]).  A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1.  Content Kitty (such a…
  • Apr 8

    Color-only Trademark

    Color-only Trademark
    What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common?  The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo ……
Rank this Week: 4352

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/
  • Aug 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies Divided Infringement Rule

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies Divided Infringement Rule
    Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the May 13, 2015 panel opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case No. 2019-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417) and issued a new…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3862

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Aug 19

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player
    In a long-awaited decision issued on August 17, 2015, the five-member National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) unanimously shut down an attempt by Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to become the…
  • Aug 3

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case
    On July 31, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the NCAA’s request to stay the injunctions ordered by the District Court in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case. In August 2014, the District Court enjoined…
  • Jul 30

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie
    On July 2, 2015, in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures and Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals addressed when unpaid interns are “employees” entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 3763

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    PTO Jitter

    PTO Jitter
    Power Integrations got 6,249,876 for "a technique for reducing electromagnetic interference by jittering the switching frequency of a switched mode power supply." Assertion against Fairchild Semiconductor was successful all the way through…
  • Jul 12

    Abstract Juggernaut

    Abstract Juggernaut
    The steamrolling of software patents continues. Intellectual Ventures asserted two patents against Capital One that went to appeal (CAFC 2014-1506). One claimed tracking spending related to a pre-set limit. The other claimed web page…
  • Jun 24

    Abstract Lo

    Abstract Lo
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for…
Rank this Week: 712

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Aug 18

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!
    In a recent decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a copyright application solely directed to screen shots generated from a software program was insufficient to establish copyright rights in the software as a whole,…
  • Apr 13

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching
    Searching for potentially competing trademarks before you go through the time and expense of developing a strong brand is a very worthwhile exercise, but it costs money – and sometimes clients can be reluctant to spend the money if…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
Rank this Week: 4852

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 815

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
  • Aug 18

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action
    In an August 17, 2015 ruling, Judge John F. Keenan denied attorneys’ fees to the defendant after the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed a copyright infringement action without prejudice. Judge Duffy, acting in Judge Keenan’s…
  • Aug 11

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition
    In an August 7, 2015 ruling, Judge Ronnie Abrams found that the “sampling” of a sound recording can constitute copyright infringement of the underlying musical composition. As Judge Abrams wrote, “‘[s]ampling’…
  • Aug 7

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer
    In an August 6, 2015 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan found that the inventor of the family of patents-in-suit acted as his own lexicographer by submitting unsolicited “remarks” during the prosecution of one of the later patents…
Rank this Week: 1827

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #15

    17 Seconds #15
    Useful, quick. One story. A lobsterman based in Portland, Maine, was giving a guest a tour of Casco Bay, which is notoriously tricky to navigate. As the lobsterman navigated the boat to and fro, the guest was clearly getting antsy.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 905