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UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Feb 14

    For Valentines Day: Delighting Kids in Childrens Hospital

    For Valentines Day: Delighting Kids in Childrens Hospital
    Kids have to be kids, even in the hospital. Doctors, parents, friends and even other patients who act on this impulse, create amazing moments - and telling their story to bring out our better angels for Valentines Day seems like a good way to…
  • Feb 10

    Making the NY Times and Nordstrom Great Again: When Trump Attacks Do His Targets Profit?

    Making the NY Times and Nordstrom Great Again: When Trump Attacks Do His Targets Profit?
    On Wednesday, President Trump berated Nordstrom for dropping Presidential daughter, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line from their shelves. As the Seattle Times reported, there was a brief dip followed by a 4% rally. And while you can chalk…
  • Feb 2

    Guest teaching digital media management at Northeastern University

    Guest teaching digital media management at Northeastern University
    Tonight, I kick off two weeks guest lecturing at Northeastern University's graduate course in media industry management. James Gardner has pulled an amazing line-up of guest teachers together - which you can lean more about here.
Rank this Week: 1343

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1732

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1913

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Feb 14

    Topic Outline For My Trademark Talk Tomorrow at the Federal Bar Council

    Topic Outline For My Trademark Talk Tomorrow at the Federal Bar Council
    Here is the topic outline for my “trademarks in review” talk tomorrow night for the IP Committee of the Federal Bar Council. Watch this space for links to reference materials. I. Failure to function as a mark (I BELIEVE THAT WE…
  • Feb 11

    Judge Richard J. Daronco

    Judge Richard J. Daronco
    Judge Richard J. Daronco was our trial advocacy professor in law school (he had been elevated to the District Court the year before and was continuing to teach as an adjunct). We were lucky. Once, one of us was flailing about trying to argue…
  • Jan 30

    Text of TTAB Opposition to GRUYERE Certification Mark

    Text of TTAB Opposition to GRUYERE Certification Mark
    Various producers of GRUYERE cheese are opposing an application for GRUYERE as a certification mark by Switzerland’s Interprofession du Gruyère and France’s Syndicat Interprofessionnel du Gruyère. The term…
Rank this Week: 2077

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    VHT wins blockbuster $8M+ verdict against Zillow for copyright infringement of real estate photo

    VHT wins blockbuster $8M+ verdict against Zillow for copyright infringement of real estate photo
    VHT, the real estate photo giant, filed suit for copyright infringement against Zillow Group in July 2015 alleging that Zillow had been stealing tens of thousands of VHT’s photos and illegally using them for its own profit and gain…
  • Jan 31

    SRIPLAW Covers the United State

    SRIPLAW Covers the United State
    The attorneys of Schneider Rothman are admitted to federal courts across the nation.  There is hardly a corner of our country that our lawyers cannot cover for our clients.  Where we do not have regular admission, we have co-counsel…
  • Aug 15

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think
    If you find it on the internet than it must be free.  How wrong is that! It’s about time that photographers get the respect they deserve and their photographs receive the value that they deserve. Copyright infringement plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 1590

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 13

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 1,809,593 AFolding Ornament of Expansible TissueInventors: Henry E. Luhrs Assignee: Beistle Company  With Valentine’s Day this…
  • Feb 8

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice
    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and AliceBenjamin C. Tuttle The CRISPR-Cas9 system is a highly versatile genome-editing technology that is derived from bacteria. Heralded as one of the most…
  • Jan 23

    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of Alice

    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of Alice
    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of AliceAustin Steelman In 2010, the Supreme Court broke nearly its nearly three-decade silence on patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 in Bilski v.…
Rank this Week: 2461

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1135

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
  • Feb 12

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo
    Die Zeichen Umckaloabo und Afrokulabo weisen markante Unterschiede auf, die selbst bei identischen Waren und nur durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit eine Verwechslungsgefahr ausschließen. Der Umstand, dass es sich jeweils um lange und…
  • Feb 7

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen
    Wenn das Fachpublikum innerhalb eines Gesamtkennzeichens einen Bestandteil (hier „Robugen“) als Herstellerkennzeichnung versteht, dann kann der andere Zeichenbestandteil (hier „Diacaro“) als eigentliche…
  • Jan 29

    BasenCitrate (-)

    BasenCitrate (-)
    Die Wortmarke „BasenCitrate“ ist unabhängig von der Frage, ob das Zeichen bereits sachbeschreibend verwendet worden ist, aufgrund absoluter Eintragungshindernisse schutzunfähig. Sachverhalt Die Entscheidung betrifft die…
Rank this Week: 1499

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
  • Dec 20

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien
    Pour terminer l’année, mes collègues Brian Daley et Jonathan Chong nous font rapport (ici) d’une adjudication des dépens plus conséquente qu’auparavant, par la Cour fédérale.…
Rank this Week: 1747

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Feb 10

    Friday Fun (for Associates) - Unusual Order in Patent Infringement Case

    Friday Fun (for Associates) - Unusual Order in Patent Infringement Case
    Ann Robl Move over partners! In X One’s patent infringement case against Uber Technologies (CAND 5-16-cv-06050), Judge Koh has given the associates on the case a chance to argue a…
  • Feb 2

    Where to Search Decisions on Petitions to the USPTO

    Where to Search Decisions on Petitions to the USPTO
    Alyssa Novak As any attorney knows, when it comes time to make an argument, it is helpful to know how similar cases have been handled. For case law, there are many easy-to-navigate…
  • Jan 12

    Update on P3 Program

    Update on P3 Program
    Ann Robl The Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program closed today, January 12, at the end of its six-month run.  According to the USPTO, all of the technology centers met…
Rank this Week: 2310

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
  • Jan 31

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art
    * * * Old Masters Faked The 2011 private sale involving a “modern forgery” was undone five years later, when Sotheby’s auction house recognized that it sold the work under a false attribution to…
  • Dec 21

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary
      By Adelaide Dunn* In Sag Harbor, NY, a fiery local debate over a prominent artwork, which started in 2008 and still rages on, has led residents to consider exactly what it means to live in a small town with a big personality. Legs: A…
Rank this Week: 3055

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
  • Feb 10

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform
    On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress officially convened. In the Senate, it will be the Senate Judiciary Committee where any action relating to intellectual property reform will play out during the 115th Congress. In the House of…
  • Jan 24

    Jockeying for Position in a Sleep Apnea Patent Lawsuit

    Jockeying for Position in a Sleep Apnea Patent Lawsuit
    Several months ago, respiratory health device developer ResMed Inc. filed multiple legal actions against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. ResMed is alleging that multiple Fisher & Paykel products infringe upon…
  • Jan 23

    Apple, Sony Settle with MONKEYmedia over Patents, Case Continue

    Apple, Sony Settle with MONKEYmedia over Patents, Case Continue
    In July 2010, MONKEYmedia filed a lawsuit for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (W.D. Tex.). The initial suit targeted American consumer tech giant Apple…
Rank this Week: 4585

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/
  • Feb 10

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law
    What’s the News? Before leaving office, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (CRFA), which protects consumers engaging in consumer reviews. The CRFA voids a contract if it prohibits or restricts an…
  • Feb 6

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced a proposed settlement and consent order in its investigation of a US-based water filtration company, iSpring Water Systems, concerning that company’s representations that its products are…
  • Feb 2

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic
    The US Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance establishing an upper limit for lead levels in externally applied cosmetics of 10 parts per million (ppm) of lead. FDA’s upper limit lead restriction applies to lip…
Rank this Week: 2480

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3640

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 9

    Supporting Trump Travel Ban

    Supporting Trump Travel Ban
    President Trump lost a preliminary round in the legal fight about his Muslim travel ban. I for one hope he will be able to turn this around later on. It is true that this travel ban doesn’t help securing the population of the United…
  • Jan 22

    White House Still White

    White House Still White
    President Trump has started his term a couple of days ago. And I stand corrected. A couple of my recent predictions were clearly wrong. For one, the White House has (as of now) not been repainted in black, in honor of Trump’s fossil…
  • Jan 9

    German Policy Failure

    German Policy Failure
    The numbers for 2016 are in, and they don’t look good. As Hans-Josef Fell points out in this comment, renewable sources provided 186 TWh in 2016. That’s not bad, but only 3 TWh over the result of 2015. That’s stagnation. And…
Rank this Week: 574

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Feb 9

    InfoLawGroup Launches CPO on Demand™ Service

    InfoLawGroup Launches CPO on Demand™ Service
    InfoLawGroup announces the launch of CPO on Demand™, a service through which we serve as outside Chief Privacy Officers, Privacy Counsel, and DPOs as required under EU regulation. CPO on Demand™ brings the depth and breadth of our…
  • Feb 7

    FTC and NJ AG Reach $2.2 Million Settlement to Resolve Vizio Video Privacy Matter

    FTC and NJ AG Reach $2.2 Million Settlement to Resolve Vizio Video Privacy Matter
    On Monday, February 6, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and New Jersey Attorney General (“NJAG”) announced a settlement agreement to resolve their joint enforcement action against Vizio. The regulators…
  • Feb 2

    NJ TCCWNA Claim Thwarted by CA Choice-of-Law Provision

    NJ TCCWNA Claim Thwarted by CA Choice-of-Law Provision
    As we have previously written about, 2016 saw a wave of litigation brought under New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contracting, Warranty, and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) regarding website Terms of Use.  While service…
Rank this Week: 3641

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
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
Rank this Week: 1552

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
Rank this Week: 1760

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part Two

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part Two
    Okay.  Turn off all electronic devices (except one with the screen on which you are reading this       blog!).  Please answer this one question pop quiz.Who made the following public statement: What would be best for…
  • Feb 8

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part One

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part One
                FCC Chairman Pai has launched a charm offensive showcasing his commitment to transparency and regulatory restraint.  However, behind the scenes, he ignores due process,…
  • Jan 23

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai
    Dear Commissioner Pai:Congratulations on your likely nomination to become Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  For the good of everyone in the country, I hope you will lead the Commission with decorum, pragmatism and…
Rank this Week: 1159

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 8

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)
    Standardization is really important. Huge parts of modern life—everything from sending an email to the structural integrity of your car—depend on standards. Among other things, standards make sure we’re all on the same page.…
  • Dec 14

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie
    The U.S. Copyright Office has been a major topic of discussion lately. A few weeks ago Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante resigned, following her removal by new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden from her post as Register and into a new…
  • Nov 21

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)
    After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have…
Rank this Week: 1385

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
  • Feb 8

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage
    In a February 6, 2017 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan rejected the defendant's claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to actual copyright infringement damages by failing to request them in their initial disclosures.  The Court…
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

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

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

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
Rank this Week: 2366

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Case Note: Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC

    Case Note: Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC
    Strands of Glass Fibres Author NoiseDSource WikipediaCreative CommonsLicence  Jane Lambert Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC [2017] EWHC 171 (IPEC) (06 Feb 2017)  This was a…
  • Jan 25

    Patents: Wobben v Siemens - Blowing in the Wind

    Patents: Wobben v Siemens - Blowing in the Wind
    Offshore Wind Farm Photo Anke HueperSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens Public Ltd Company and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 5 (19 Jan 2017) The claimant company, Wobben…
  • Jan 19

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee
    Jane Lambert Bhayani and Another v Taylor Bracewell LLP [2016] EWHC 3360 (IPEC) (22 Dec 2016) In Reckitt and Colman Products Ltd v Borden Inc, and Others, [1990] 1 WLR 491, [1990] RPC 341, [1990] 1 All ER 873, [1990] WLR 491, [1990]…
Rank this Week: 525

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 852

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
  • Feb 7

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit
    In Verinata Health, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California held that the IPR estoppel statute, 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), does not apply to invalidity grounds asserted in an IPR petition but…
  • Jan 18

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable
    A Federal Circuit panel recently confirmed that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) does not permit appeal of a decision by the PTAB that an IPR petitioner is not time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b). Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, No.…
  • Nov 16

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend
    In Veritas Technologies LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation, the Federal Circuit concluded that the PTAB erred in denying Patent Owner’s motion to amend claims in an IPR proceeding and remanded to the PTAB for further consideration of the…
Rank this Week: 1756

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    WTC Sues Ironman For Kids for Trademark Infringement

    WTC Sues Ironman For Kids for Trademark Infringement
    Word Triathlon Corporation, owner and licensor of the IRONMAN, M DOT, and various Ironman-related trademarks, has sued a San Antonio, Texas company for using the domain name “ironmanforkids.com.”
  • Jan 27

    What is a Trademark Statement of Use?

    What is a Trademark Statement of Use?
    A Statement of Use is the official mechanism for responding to a Notice of Allowance and presenting the necessary proof of use of a trademark to finalize a trademark application.
  • Jan 6

    What is a Trademark Notice of Allowance?

    What is a Trademark Notice of Allowance?
    In a trademark application, a notice of allowance requests that the applicant submit proof of commercial use of a trademark.
Rank this Week: 4671

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law
    Consumer review protection now is part of federal law. Specifically, in December 2016, Congress passed, and then-President Obama signed, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, 15 USC Section 45b. Interestingly, this law has some…
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
Rank this Week: 3941

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/
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage
    So your fiancée broke off your engagement because she fell in love with your best friend and decided she likes him better. On top of that, she won’t return the $20,000 engagement ring you bought her. So the marriage is off, your…
  • Dec 19

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim
    To sue a business for fraud in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege (and eventually prove) (1) a false representation, (2) of a material fact, (3) made intentionally and knowingly, (4) with intent to mislead, (5) reliance by the party misled,…
Rank this Week: 4392

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/
Rank this Week: 3820

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
  • Feb 2

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)
    Forming a Delaware corporation is pretty straightforward for those who have done it many times before.  You just have to follow the steps.  Skipping any of them may hurt the founders later on, when they find out that they are not…
  • Feb 1

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy
    Once a year, all domestic Delaware corporations must file an annual report and pay Delaware franchise tax.  They have to do so before March 1.  Missed deadline will result in a $125 penalty plus 1.5% monthly interest rate on the…
Rank this Week: 4709

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
  • Feb 1

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4540

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
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
  • Jan 26

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"
    "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how…
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
Rank this Week: 1158

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 3

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional
    O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant Narrative Sciences’ 35 U. S.C. § 285 motion to make the case exceptional after using a motion to…
  • Feb 1

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim
    Kosten v. Kosten, No. 16 C 6666, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 14, 2016) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied in part defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s state law claims in this case involving copyright…
  • Jan 30

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial
    Levi Strauss & Co., v. Zhejiang Weidu Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 28, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck defendant Yogeemall’s answer and affirmative defenses with leave to refile for the…
Rank this Week: 749

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3033

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term

    Fed Circuit Reverses Finding of Indefiniteness of “Visually Negligible” Term
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Inventors often use generalized language in patent claims when they are dealing with…
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
Rank this Week: 3276

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3828

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 675

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
  • Feb 1

    What In The World Is Going On As Of February 2, 2017?

    What In The World Is Going On As Of February 2, 2017?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    On January 30, 2017 we posted an update to clarify what was going on (at least as of Sunday, January 29, 2017) with regard to President Voldemort’s now infamous January 27, 2017 Executive…
  • Jan 29

    WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?

    WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Except for those of you who may have been exploring other dimensions for the past few days, almost everyone else on the planet has been following the flurry of recent developments in the US as our country falls…
  • Jan 3

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    When we woke up Christmas morning, we discovered that the Grinch at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had left two surprises in our stockings: 1) NEW FILING FEES Effective…
Rank this Week: 3580

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 1

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data
    EFF has publicised a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which details a new policy by US border police in which agents ask Muslim Americans returning home for travels abroad for social media handles, but also going as…
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
Rank this Week: 576

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jan 31

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
  • Jan 5

    Oregon Trademark Registration

    Oregon Trademark Registration
    Clients often inquire whether they should register their trademarks at the State or Federal level. Starting with the assumption that …Continue reading →
  • Dec 26

    Skydiving Software Company Alleges Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Violations by Former Member

    Skydiving Software Company Alleges Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Violations by Former Member
    The Complaint alleges that individual defendant Cockayne, as a former member of Plaintiff’s organization, developed enterprise software for commercial skydiving operators. …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3688

David Lilenfeld Blog

David Lilenfeld Blog

Covers intellectual property.

http://davidlilenfeld.com/
Rank this Week: 1864

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/
  • Jan 30

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art
    By Mark Nowotarski The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking,…
  • Dec 23

    Alice Brings a Mix of Gifts For 2016 Holiday

    Alice Brings a Mix of Gifts For 2016 Holiday
    by Robert R. Sachs Like the odd aunt whose holiday gifts can range from the wonderful to the recyclable, in 2016 Alice brought both good and bad tidings. Let’s start with the nice ones. The numbers here are through December 22, 2016. The…
  • Dec 15

    Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    Editor's Introduction: The following post is by Wayne Sobon, and is based on the remarks he made at the USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on December 5, 2016. Mr. Sobon has over thirty years of experience as a patent…
Rank this Week: 4170

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

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

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 499

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

By Christopher English Hugan. Law and other nonsense from a Nashville business and intellectual property lawyer.

https://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1787

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1703

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1482