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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon and Brian P. O’Shaughnessy The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidelines for determining patent eligible subject matter following recent groundbreaking precedent, including Alice…
  • Nov 11

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist
    Valley Forge, PA | November 2014 – Jonathan H. Spadt has accepted an invitation to speak in Frankfurt, Germany, at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemists in March, 2015. The Society of…
  • Oct 30

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon The America Invents Act (AIA) changed U.S. patent law from a first to invent (FTI) system to a first inventor to file (FITF) system. This change took effect on March 16, 2013, when the new 35 U.S.C. §§…
Rank this Week: 3095

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/
  • Dec 16

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101
    By Vijay Kumar The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion for the Ultramercial v. Hulu case, further closing the door on patentees for what business methods qualify as being patent eligible under 35 § U.S.C. 101. Using the two-prong…
  • Dec 12

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Fall 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. The issue’s first article,…
  • Dec 5

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue
    By Naazaneen Hodjat In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been under significant pressure to increase transparency after a host of events have led local communities to lose faith in such agencies’ integrity. Concerns have…
Rank this Week: 3788

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview
    On average, the U.S. Supreme Court historically hears fewer than one patent case each term. For example, in the 14 years between 1982 and 1995, the Court decided only five patent cases. In the seven years between 1995 and 2001, it decided…
  • Dec 9

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner
    Beginning in 2015, significant changes to Canadian trademark law likely will go into effect. Because the United States is by far Canada’s most important trading partner, and Canada is the leading destination for U.S. exports, these…
  • Dec 1

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project
    On November 18, 2014, the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section (“IPLS”) officially launched the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project. The Project is a collaboration of the IPLS, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,…
Rank this Week: 2124

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 16

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has received regulatory drug approval for its anti-malarial drug, Synriam, in 7 countries including Nigeria. According to Ranbaxy, the drug provides relief from most malaria-related symptoms, including fever, and has…
  • Dec 5

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014
    December 5, 2014 — December is Data Month at NLIPW! We kicked off the month by looking at a few cases that touch on intellectual property, filed or decided in 2014 by Federal High Courts in Nigeria.  Next, we highlighted media…
  • Dec 3

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review
    NLIPW Copyright Law Volume 2 Number 10 (2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review) December 4, 2014 2014 has been a busy year for Federal High Courts in Nigeria –Ruling on a suit for patent infringement relating to…
Rank this Week: 2581

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Dec 16

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently addressed the issue of inherency in an obviousness analysis. Parr Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. December 3, 2014). Parr patented a method of…
  • Dec 6

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been repeatedly stepping into the patent law arena recently. Unfortunately, rather than creating certainty, this is raising many questions about what is patent eligible subject matter. The U.S. Supreme Court’s…
  • Nov 23

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) addresses whether there is infringement when contracting and price negotiation occurred inside the U.S. but the actual transfer of title to the products occurred outside…
Rank this Week: 2652

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
  • Dec 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from the past week.Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem  (AP)Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone…
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
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Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Dec 16

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google
    A panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious "Innocence of Muslims" video that was associated with violent protests around the world. The…
  • Dec 16

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional
    First Public Court Challenge to “Upstream” Internet SpyingOakland - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by…
  • Dec 15

    The Faulty Logic at the Heart of Microsoft Ireland Email Dispute

    The Faulty Logic at the Heart of Microsoft Ireland Email Dispute
    Microsoft has been battling with the federal government over the Department of Justice's high profile attempt to get access to emails stored abroad in Ireland for the better part of 2014. The US government has claimed a US warrant is…
Rank this Week: 1889

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
  • Dec 4

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen
    A decision from the Danish Supreme Court arose the public’s anger in September 2014 even though the decision – in my opinion – is correct. The Danish restaurant chain Jensen’s Bøfhus claimed that Sæby…
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
Rank this Week: 4129

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/
  • Dec 16

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data
    You might have noticed that the US government is bringing a case against Microsoft demanding that it turn over user emails held in its Dublin facilities based on a US search warrant. This is a worrying overreach: the US authorities…
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
Rank this Week: 1027

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Dec 16

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada
    In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark registration that has a renewal date close to this time period will face issues regarding the…
  • Dec 12

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding
    Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark…
  • Dec 11

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”
    Back in the 1960’s, legendary bluesman Muddy Waters wrote a song called “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had.” Now, it is Sony Pictures that is singing the blues, as damages continue to mount following the…
Rank this Week: 2651

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What is a Statutory Agent?

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    If your plans for 2015 include starting a business, you need to understand what a statutory agent is. Starting a business usually begins with filing paperwork with your state’s corporation commission to create an LLC or a corporation…
  • Dec 10

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur
    We’ve made it to December 2014! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. I don’t know aobut your industry but most people stop calling their lawyers around the 15th or 20th of the month. (Exception: DUI attorneys.)…
  • Dec 1

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended
    Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, at the request of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called for the enforcement of Arizona’s “revenge porn” law and legal…
Rank this Week: 3351

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 785

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 15

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!
    Die Anwaltskanzlei bleibt über die Festtage bis Anfang 2015 geschlossen. Steiger Legal wünscht – ohne Wenn und Aber – frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch in ein glückliches neues Jahr! Foto: Flickr/Marius…
  • Dec 8

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei
    Bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen im Zusammenhang mit Fotos auf Websites führen die Abgemahnten häufig an, sie dürften die Fotos mangels Copyright-Hinweis frei verwenden. Sie unterliegen damit einem weit verbreiteten…
  • Dec 8

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF»), in der Schweiz unter anderem für die Internet-Überwachung zuständig, sowie der Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) setzen auf…
Rank this Week: 1981

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    District Court of Berlin: Google Germany not responsible for ‘right to be forgotten’-request

    District Court of Berlin: Google Germany not responsible for ‘right to be forgotten’-request
    On 21 August 2014, the District Court of Berlin ruled (27 O 293/14, German) that the subsidiary of Google in Germany, Google Germany GmbH, is not responsible for the fulfillment of requests of natural persons under the so called ‘right…
  • Nov 28

    Creative Commons and “non-commercial” use of works on website

    Creative Commons and “non-commercial” use of works on website
    In a very recent ruling of 31 October 2014, the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (“OLG”) has further defined the scope of “commercial use” within the meaning of the Creative Commons Licenses de.creativecommons.org.…
  • Nov 21

    Do XING profiles require a masthead?

    Do XING profiles require a masthead?
    This past summer, a decision of the Stuttgart Regional Court became known by the name #XINGGATE. In its decision (LG Stuttgart, decision of June 27, 2014 – file number: 11 O 51/14), the court held XING profiles to be independent…
Rank this Week: 792

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 975

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie
    Thomson Reuters has published an article written by MBBP’s Chip Wry in its November/December issue of Business Entities.  Chip’s article, entitled Tax Consequences of Issuing Convertible Notes for a…
  • Dec 12

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud
    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, MBBP will host the Women’s Bar Association event entitled Get Your Head in the Cloud. A panel of experts will lead a discussion on the basics of cloud computing, how corporations are…
  • Dec 8

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading
    By: Mark Tarallo  Continuing its crackdown on insider trading activities, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced on November 21 that it had filed charges against an executive of GenTek, Inc. and his…
Rank this Week: 4935

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Nov 18

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

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

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
Rank this Week: 4054

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Dec 13

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?
    In recent times, strange and disturbing things appear to have been afoot within the European Patent Organization.  While the goings-on within the EPO have been reported by other IP blogs, by some specialist IP media outlets and (to a…
  • Dec 6

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?
    The primary requirements for an (alleged) invention to be patentable are that it must relate to eligible subject matter (e.g. not be a law of nature, mathematical equation or abstract idea), it must be new (i.e. possess novelty) and it must…
  • Nov 29

    ‘Pro Bono’ Patent Assistance Program Makes No Sense

    ‘Pro Bono’ Patent Assistance Program Makes No Sense
    In September 2011, the America Invents Act (‘AIA’) was signed into law in the United States.  The most significant legal reform implemented by this legislation was the switch from the long-standing US ‘first to…
Rank this Week: 3868

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
  • Nov 15

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?
      Hellmann’s “A Brand With Eggs For Brains” Hellmann’s filed a lawsuit against Just Mayo on Halloween, claiming that Just Mayo’s egg laden label is a poor costume for a product that (proudly)…
Rank this Week: 2916

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2026

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
  • Dec 13

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee
    On September 17, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was reported out of committee with several amendments from the version that was submitted to committee. It has a 57% chance of enactment.
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

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

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
Rank this Week: 3242

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/
Rank this Week: 685

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 12

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, is Pirate Bay sunk? Hacking the Keurig DRM, and more. Guests: David Levine, Annemarie Bridy and Jonathan Mayer Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker …
  • Dec 5

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Drone cinematography in OK GO's new music video, FAA's approval of film production drones, drones that can stalk people, privacy cases and concerns, drone insurance and regulations for production, responsible drone…
  • Nov 21

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Uber's recent troubles, Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand, copyrights... in spaaaaaaace! And more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani and Melissa Sachs Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
Rank this Week: 953

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"
    This copyright infringement case involved plaintiff's allegation that defendants' use of the word "oh" in an audio recording and music video infringed plaintiff's copyrights in a composition and recording in which "oh" appears once. The…
  • Nov 25

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    The amicus curiae briefs are piling up in connection with the Ninth Circuit's decision to rehear en banc Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of…
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 3219

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

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

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 1936

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Who Needs a Patent?

    Who Needs a Patent?
    My response to the question posed in the title of this post is typically: “the only person who needs a patent is a patent attorney.” Indeed, if a patent attorney fails to convince clients like you that they need to…
  • Nov 26

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
  • Nov 13

    Software Patent Apocalypse?

    Software Patent Apocalypse?
    The data coming out of the district courts and the USPTO make it fairly apparent that the “Software Patent Apocalypse” may be here, at least for the foreseeable future. This result has been widely predicted since the US Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1465

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Dec 12

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014
    My long time readers and friends know this girl loves a countdown show.  So, why should my blog be any different? This year, visitors from 88 countries visited this site! Some found their way by Twitter others from searching…
  • Nov 21

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE
    I love the film community that is steadily growing in Mississippi.  Thanks to the work by the Mississippi Film Office, there is a continuous stream of films (with a budget and well-known actors!) being filmed in and around the Magnolia…
  • Nov 14

    Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’

    Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’
    I love Pinterest.  There is something productive feeling about creating your own mini-magazines showcasing your dream home, your ideal wedding or every tip you could find on treating your pets.  Let’s not forget the…
Rank this Week: 2236

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Dec 12

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)
    Today in the Brewery Start-up Series we’re tackling the brewery opening timeline. When you’re opening a brewery, what comes first? When do you need to take serious steps, such as signing a lease? Or, when do you need to apply…
  • Dec 11

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)
    This time in the Brewery Start-up Series, we’re discussing the Brewery Business Plan. I frequently hear from brewery start-ups who know they should have a business plan together, but aren’t sure why or what to include in it. It…
  • Dec 4

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)
    Here’s the skinny on why proactive brewery trademark practices are a must. This is as brief-yet-thorough of an overview on brewery trademark law (and why it’s important) as I can muster. The takeaway is the same: (1) clear…
Rank this Week: 3262

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 12

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance
    This case involves the extent of the ownership rights to pre-1972 sound recordings and the relationship between state and federal copyright law.  The Turtles musical group recorded the 1960’s hit “Happy Together,” as…
  • Dec 5

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song
    Evie’s Tavern Ellenton, Inc. and owner Michael Evanoff (Evie’s Tavern) were sued by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), The Bernard Edwards Company, LLC, R-Key Darkus Publishing, Orbi-Lee Publishing and other plaintiffs for copyright…
  • Nov 21

    No Contract Formed by New Car Satellite Radio Trial Subscription Offer

    No Contract Formed by New Car Satellite Radio Trial Subscription Offer
    This case is not a copyright case or even an intellectual property law case.  However, this case discusses contract formation issues that every intellectual property owner would benefit from knowing.  This case discusses contract…
Rank this Week: 3438

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: 2499

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
  • Dec 1

    Genetic Patents Saga Continues - Next Stop, Canada

    Genetic Patents Saga Continues - Next Stop, Canada
    After the Myriad Genetics saga has been experienced on both sides of the world, in the US and Australia (both discussed on this very blog quite extensively: US here and here; Australia here), the fight seemed to be over and the decision, at…
Rank this Week: 2063

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law
    I have just obtained my copy of Christopher Beauchamp's new book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, which recounts the story of Alexander Graham Bell's legal battles over his…
  • Dec 8

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement
    Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke Law School. Vishnubhakat is also an expert legal advisor in the USPTO's Office of Chief Economist. His scholarship is available on SSRN, and you can follow him at @emptydoors.…
  • Dec 8

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A
    I have already posted on the papers from the Intellectual Property I session at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) by Aghion et al., Abrams et al., and Frakes & Wasserman. There were three more papers selected for the…
Rank this Week: 3789

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1532

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/
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
Rank this Week: 3257

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
  • Dec 2

    Public Use of an Invention

    Public Use of an Invention
    Public use is a tricky area of law that can affect whether you can obtain a patent on an invention. Continue reading →
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
Rank this Week: 3210

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Dec 11

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?
                In the legal world, animals are considered property. This categorization makes sense in many aspects, as animals cannot bring suit. As property, animals do not have rights,…
  • Dec 5

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie
    “After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, ‘Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?’ I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that…
  • Dec 3

    So About That New Lightsaber…

    So About That New Lightsaber…
    (Featured Photo: CinemaBlend) The new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer has been making waves across cyberspace over the last few days, and no topic has been as hotly debated as that of the new lightsaber. Whether you love it…
Rank this Week: 2277

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Dec 11

    0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free

    0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:34) You can donate now to send Producer Dan Lynch to a Free Software conference. Donations will be made to Conservancy and any proceeds raised beyond the amount needed to send Dan to a conference…
  • Nov 24

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number). Bradley and Karen introduce the interview. …
  • Nov 11

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00) Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press…
Rank this Week: 4727

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Horrid Host

    Horrid Host
    DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com illustrates the incompetence and caprice of Federal courts in handling patent cases. Asserted claims in 6,993,572 & 7,818,399 were found valid and infringed by a jury. District court Judge Rodney Gilstrap in…
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
Rank this Week: 893

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
  • Nov 21

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark
    IPNews® - Lucasfilm, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, has filed a trademark opposition against a small brewery in Syracuse, N.Y. Empire Brewing Co. wants to trademark a German lager it calls "Empire Strikes Bock," which has grown…
Rank this Week: 3060

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4966

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/
  • Dec 10

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy
    In a prior post we reported that in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law in connection with its business and legal battle with the major broadcast networks. At the time, we…
  • Dec 2

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule
    The term “offer” is broadly defined under the securities laws as "every attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of an offer to buy . . . for value." An offer, even without completion of the sale of securities, can run…
  • Nov 20

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement
    Amazon and Hachette Book Group have officially reached a multi-year agreement announcing jointly that Hachette will be able to set the price of e-books. This settlement is important because it affects some of the largest players in the…
Rank this Week: 3423

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
  • Nov 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission digital plans The new European commissioners responsible for creating a smooth-running single digital…
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
Rank this Week: 3134

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them
    A restriction requirement is an assertion by the examiner that the claims of a patent application are directed to two or more independent and distinct inventions. See MPEP Section 803 for more information. A common restriction requirement is…
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
Rank this Week: 4842

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1322

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
  • Nov 25

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw
    It may be surprising to learn that defense of free speech under UDRP depends on the Panel you draw; but there’s an explanation, which is that not all panelists’ views are harmonized as happens in common law courts that follow a…
Rank this Week: 4927