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Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Nov 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21
    Stay granted in fight arising from data breach http://t.co/zI6YThJdLb -> Regulators fine UK banks over IT problems http://t.co/HIsntdr7U8 -> Cyberbullying bill raises alarm for privacy commissioner http://t.co/mrOPPVCuY1 -> Hackers…
  • Nov 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20
    Chantal Bernier: Data breach response is ‘not the time to improvise’ http://t.co/0NWWc6IYhX -> Updated: BC’s Law Society president clarifies comments on Cloud technology http://t.co/qPguVJgwpS -> Law Across the Wire…
  • Nov 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18: CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be … http://t.co/YWHk1pp1a4 -> CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs…
Rank this Week: 1948

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
  • Nov 21

    EFF Joins the Call for a NIST We Can Trust

    EFF Joins the Call for a NIST We Can Trust
    It’s looking like we might be on the brink of another crypto war. The first one, in the 90s, was a misguided attempt to limit the public’s access to strong, secure cryptography. And since then, the reasons we need the good…
  • Nov 21

    Telecoms Fulfilled 90+ Illegitimate Subpoenas from New Mexico

    Telecoms Fulfilled 90+ Illegitimate Subpoenas from New Mexico
    New Mexico law is so devoid of any established authority for this practice, a reasonable prosecutor, upon the exercise of diligent research could determine that the practice was very probably unlawful. - Judge John Paternoster, Eighth…
  • Nov 20

    Balancing Profits and Human Rights: How ICT Companies Can Lift Their Game

    Balancing Profits and Human Rights: How ICT Companies Can Lift Their Game
    This week EFF attended a meeting of the Human Rights Working Group of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), a global industry forum that includes many of the world's largest IT and communications companies, including AT&T,…
Rank this Week: 2501

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Nov 21

    .bank is here!

    .bank is here!
    On September 25, 2014, the Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted the application of fTLD Registry Services (FRS) to operate a new Top Level Domain (TLD) exclusively for the banking industry: .bank. When…
  • Nov 20

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA
    Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is seeking public comment on a second verifiable parental consent method required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The applicant, AgeCheq, is an online…
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
Rank this Week: 3004

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
  • Nov 21

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration
    By: Donald W. Parker, John J. Gallini and Grant W. Godfrey On Thursday November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would be using his powers already granted to him by the U.S. Constitution and Congress to make certain reforms to the…
  • Nov 18

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act
    By Joanna T. Brougher and David A. Fazzolare   Amgen and Sandoz are back at it again, with Amgen filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Sandoz failed to comply with…
  • Nov 18

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act
    By Joanna T. Brougher and David A. Fazzolare   Amgen and Sandoz are back at it again, with Amgen filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Sandoz failed to comply with…
Rank this Week: 4020

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Nov 21

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!
    We have previously posted on the judiciary’s attempts to address frivolous and unwarranted suits brought by patent holding, non-practicing entities (“NPEs”). To deter such litigation, courts have the power to award…
  • Nov 11

    Neither Baritsu Nor the Supreme Court Can Stop Sherlock Holmes from Falling Into the Public Domain

    Neither Baritsu Nor the Supreme Court Can Stop Sherlock Holmes from Falling Into the Public Domain
    We previously reported on the failed attempts by the Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd., to extend the umbrella of United States copyright protection for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s pre-1923 Sherlock Holmes-related works. After suffering a setback…
  • Nov 10

    Recent Case Reveals Effective Strategy for Responding to NPE Suit

    Recent Case Reveals Effective Strategy for Responding to NPE Suit
    A recent decision from the United States District Court of the District of Hawaii reveals an effective strategy for responding to non-practicing entity (NPE) suits and obtaining leverage early on in the litigation. This strategy takes into…
Rank this Week: 3628

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
Rank this Week: 4801

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/
Rank this Week: 3023

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3623

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1828

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song
    IPNews® - A judge has ruled that a copyright infringement case regarding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines," should go to trial. Music legend Marvin Gaye's family has alleged that "Blurred Lines" is a copyright…
  • Oct 31

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Sonos, a manufacturer of wireless home music systems, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Denon alleging that its newest lines of speakers bear striking similarities to Sonos products. In its complaint, Sonos says…
Rank this Week: 3676

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Nov 21

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise couldn’t decide whether to visit Ski City or Ski Town, U.S.A. Bill loves it when you call him Big Poppa. Kevin gave Wrigley a confused look while asking…
  • Nov 20

    The Top 3 State Slogan

    The Top 3 State Slogan
    In this week’s post, I will be completing my 3-part series on the top 10 state slogans according to USA Today readers. Click here and here if you want to read up on numbers 4 to 10. Without further ado, I present the top 3 state…
  • Nov 19

    WTF: Winterfresh Trademark Feud

    WTF: Winterfresh Trademark Feud
    Marc Maron hosts a popular podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. When it comes to Maron’s podcast, the acronym WTF stands for what you think it stands for: Winterfresh. Just kidding. It stands for what you were actually thinking.…
Rank this Week: 1192

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 7

    NFL Parody or Copyright Infringement?

    NFL Parody or Copyright Infringement?
    I am all about sharing ideas, borrowing from other concepts to create something new or winking at something inspirational to your own work. All of that is okay and is actually encouraged by the Copyright Act under the fair use…
Rank this Week: 1499

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Nov 21

    Court finds that ambiguous assignment agreement does not break chain of title

    Court finds that ambiguous assignment agreement does not break chain of title
    It’s always important to ensure that intellectual property agreements are carefully drafted.  However, on rare occasions a court will see past a drafting error and interpret an agreement to match the apparent intent…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit reverses course in Ultramercial v. Hulu; finds method of delivering advertisements to be an abstract idea

    Federal Circuit reverses course in Ultramercial v. Hulu; finds method of delivering advertisements to be an abstract idea
    A method of providing advertising in connection with streaming media is not eligible for patenting, according to the latest decision of the Federal Circuit in the long-running Ultramercial v. Hulu patent saga. Ultramercial’s patent…
  • Nov 14

    IP Protection for Website

    IP Protection for Website
    For many businesses, a website is among the company’s most valuable intangible assets. A company’s website (or mobile site) serves as its front door, calling card, storefront, and corporate bio for actual and potential…
Rank this Week: 2346

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14
    Not a good week for Sirius XM: While the Court is largely unpersuaded and sometimes baffled by Sirius XM’s repetitive or off-point theories about how reasonable jurists might read an unwritten exclusion into §980(a)(2), the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording
    Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of New York has held that New York State…
  • Nov 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14
    “Because the more people that touch a story, the more that story touches the world.” In conjunction with the launch of Wheretowatch.com, which provides a slick and easy way to find TV shows and movies online, the MPAA also posted…
Rank this Week: 4502

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Nov 21

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand
    One of the first blog posts I wrote was on this subject. It is basic and brief – but very important! Choose Wisely – The more creative your brand name is, the greater the odds that it is unique.  More distinctive and…
  • Nov 18

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
  • Nov 18

    free tool for monitoring USPTO trademark applications and registrations: sofTMware

    free tool for monitoring USPTO trademark applications and registrations: sofTMware
    ofTMware® is a free tool provided by Erik M Pelton & Associates for tracking and monitoring the status of USPTO trademark applications and registrations. It was built from scratch and uses the electronic data published by the USPTO.…
Rank this Week: 2790

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 14

    Prevailing Party Did Not Prevail Enough for Attorney's Fee Award

    Prevailing Party Did Not Prevail Enough for Attorney's Fee Award
    Yellow Pages Photos sued Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group for copyright infringement.  The jury found that Ziplocal willfully infringed 123 copyrights owned by Yellow Pages Photos.  The jury awarded Yellow Pages Photos $123,000 in…
  • Nov 7

    Plaintiff Proactively Shuts Down Defendant's Fair Use Defense

    Plaintiff Proactively Shuts Down Defendant's Fair Use Defense
    In a typical fair use case, the defendant brings a motion for summary judgment that her actions in copying the plaintiff’s work are protected by the fair use defense.  In this case, plaintiffs Erickson Productions and Jim Erickson…
Rank this Week: 2751

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2152

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
  • Nov 19

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery
    Slep-Tone Enter. Corp. v. Teddy O’Brian’s, Inc., No. 14 C 3570, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted in part plaintiff Slep-Tone’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s…
  • Nov 17

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 18, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart construed the claims of plaintiff’s patent to methods for screening equipment operators for…
Rank this Week: 1996

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: 3518

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Two Wireless Mic Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Two Wireless Mic Proceeding
    Last month we reported on a couple of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking looking for possible solutions to the problems that the upcoming repack of the spectrum will cause to wireless microphone users and manufacturers in particular as well as…
  • Nov 20

    Reminder: ALL DTV Broadcasters Must File Form 317 by December 1

    Reminder: ALL DTV Broadcasters Must File Form 317 by December 1
    If you’re broadcasting video in digital, we’re talking to you. Attention, all DTV broadcasters! It’s that time of year again. Your Form 317 is due at the FCC by December 1. Since that’s the Monday following…
  • Nov 20

    Marriott Wants FCC Guidance on How Far Venues Can Go to Control Their Wi-Fi Network

    Marriott Wants FCC Guidance on How Far Venues Can Go to Control Their Wi-Fi Network
    Petition for rulemaking follows $600,000 consent decree. Hotels, convention centers, universities, hospitals among those potentially affected. Last month we reported that the FCC had whacked Marriott Corporation for a cool $600,000 for…
Rank this Week: 3406

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 14

    Will the use of social networks fall outside the scope of future data protection law?

    Will the use of social networks fall outside the scope of future data protection law?
    If private persons use social networking services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus) in the Internet these days, hardly anyone might think about legal obligations for these users under the current data protection regime. Why should natural,…
  • Nov 10

    Smart cars: Who owns the data?

    Smart cars: Who owns the data?
    The ‘Internet of Things’ is one of the current buzzwords in the international data protection sphere. In the future, more and more home appliances will have a connection to the Internet and will serve as sensors in our homes,…
Rank this Week: 3409

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: 2329

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
  • Nov 13

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use
    Ken White (aka Popehat) has a nice piece up this week with more detail on the (false) claims by indie game developer Digital Homicide against game reviewer/critic Jim Sterling. I mentioned earlier this week that DH were abusing the…
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 5

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology
    Did you know that one court has ruled that a police officer can force a person to unlock a phone with Apple's Touch ID technology? Understand the risks with enabling this feature on your phone. Check out the story here. Tags:…
  • Oct 30

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?
    Chris Holman interviews attorney John Mashni on the Michigan Business Network discussing social media policies. Listen to the podcast here. Tags: Social Media
Rank this Week: 2854

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Nov 20

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!
    From 2008 to 2012, the Twilight saga seemed like an inescapable force of fantasy. The Stephanie Meyer books-turned-Lionsgate movies spawned an unstoppable franchise, and the empire of romantic vampires was so pervasive that you could often…
  • Nov 20

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression
    Art is either plagiarism or revolution. But in the “fair use” context, it’s probably fair to say that art is either plagiarism or commentary. Since art began, it has been a source of inspiration, comment, and criticism of…
  • Nov 18

    Adrian Peterson Suspended For Remainder of Season

    Adrian Peterson Suspended For Remainder of Season
    Goodell Sets Precedent for NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy After the NFL’s terrible handling of the miserable Ray Rice debacle earlier this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set forth a baseline discipline for…
Rank this Week: 1813

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?
    Dear Rich: I have written a reading program and created written materials as well as manipulatives that go with it. I have received a lot of questions from teachers as to whether I will make much of it into apps. Can someone create an app…
  • Nov 14

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?
    Dear Rich: I want to copyright a character from a graphic novel that I wrote. I've already copyrighted the graphic novel. How do I copyright just the character? When you say you've copyrighted your graphic novel, we assume you mean that you…
  • Nov 12

    Charles Ives Fair Use?

    Charles Ives Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: Here's a question for you regarding published music. Charles Ives Variation on America is a piece of music arranged for band and protected through copyright with the Theodore Presser company. I would like to take 11 measures of…
Rank this Week: 1362

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Nov 20

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?
    Tastes and preferences are as varied and as complex as there are people, yet some distinct combinations truly are above everything else (should you take this writer's word as gospel - which you shouldn't): basil and tomato; chocolate and…
  • Nov 13

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law
    Remembering back fondly to ones childhood often elicits images of Saturday mornings, watching cartoons and eating cereal poured from colorful cereal boxes. Yet a shadows of this memory is when your parents buy the generic brand, often simply…
  • Nov 6

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark
    Counterfeit products are big business. Some estimates have put the sale of counterfeit items at a billion dollars in 2013, and anyone who has traveled around mainland Europe has probably seen people sell "authentic" designer bags off pieces…
Rank this Week: 1650

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
  • Nov 19

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What rights does a translator have? I translated a non-English script into English. All of the prior translations were very bad, which is why I did my own.  Everyone…
  • Nov 13

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: The management company where I work has asked me to sign a non-compete agreement saying that, if I ever quit or am fired, I would be prohibited from working as a manager or…
  • Nov 5

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I had a really interesting conversation with a consular officer at a U.S. consulate where we were having one of our groups apply for P visas. Our group has toured the U.S. many times and…
Rank this Week: 3524

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
  • Nov 17

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    INGENIEUR BREVETS SPECIALISE(E) DANS LES DOMAINES DE L’ELECTRONIQUE/ TIC / MECANIQUE / PHYSIQUE GRENOBLE POSTE :  Pour renforcer notre agence de Grenoble, nous recherchons un(e) ingénieur brevets…
  • Nov 16

    T419/12 : préjugé et suffisance de description

    T419/12 : préjugé et suffisance de description
    Dans le cas d'espèce, le fait d'avoir expliqué que l'invention avait vaincu un préjugé (argument fort utile lorsqu'il s'agit de défendre l'activité inventive) a joué contre le breveté en…
Rank this Week: 1109

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1135

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Status Update

    Status Update
    A saving grace for search results. In the first case since 2007 to address the issue, a California state court judge recently held that Google’s search results are in fact protected by U.S. free speech laws, and that Google is therefore…
  • Nov 19

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue
    Big data is now big business. In recent years, due to the exponential growth of databases (spurred at least in part by social media and cloud storage) and of the capability of technology to undertake data analytics on a massive scale,…
  • Nov 18

    Monkey Selfie Redux

    Monkey Selfie Redux
    When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely…
Rank this Week: 2891

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Oct 29

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure
    Patent searches allow an inventor to determine whether an invention is patentable and, if so, what aspects of the invention are patentable. Continue reading →
  • Sep 16

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark
    The Trademark Office issued examination guidelines this week regarding service mark specimens. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4981

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 19

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?
    If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la…
  • Nov 19

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public
    Last Thursday saw a packed house at the BLACA evening seminar simply titled Linking. The topic was primarily aimed at learning from the differing opinions the speakers had on the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in…
  • Nov 18

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!
    The original work ...On 3 September 2014 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) issued its decision in Deckmyn [here, here, here]. As 1709 Blog readers will remember, this was a reference for…
Rank this Week: 2506

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/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 1312

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 2975

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 4859

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/
  • Nov 19

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern
    The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 14

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted,…
  • Nov 7

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?
    ICANN has given 34 gTLDs the green light to launch since our last gTLD update. Only 14 new gTLDs were launched in the month of October, and only 21 were delegated in total for the month of September. These numbers are strikingly low compared…
Rank this Week: 2375

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa
    Are the BRIC countries intensifying Africa’s dependent position in the global political economy?  This was the question presented by Professor Ian Taylor yesterday at his presentation in Chicago. This Little Leo had the privilege…
  • Nov 14

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie
    Via Sean Flynn and the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest comes an announcement particularly relevant for our readers and friends in Congo DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…
  • Nov 10

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available
    This week's Breakfast Seminar covering online advertising hosted by this Leo through his firm as part of their Sandton Office opening promotion, coincides with the recent Clearvu decision (Cochrane Steel V M-Systems).Gareth Cliff has…
Rank this Week: 3787

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 2801

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 4194

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Nov 18

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization
    As a leader in science, technology and innovation, the United States long has played a central role in global intellectual property matters. As the world’s largest economy, the United States has played a central role in trade policy,…
  • Nov 16

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent
    In its third opinion reviewing the same district court decision, the Federal Circuit this time affirmed the district court’s grant of WildTangent’s motion to dismiss Ultramercial’s patent infringement complaint…
  • Nov 13

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art
    In a Federal Register Notice dated November 12, 2014, the USPTO solicited public comments on the “use of crowdsourcing to identify relevant prior art,” and announced a related roundtable to be held on December 2, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 3815

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion
    One of the things I enjoy about law blogging is my opportunity to interview thought leaders in the law. Recently I interviewed Julia Kennard who is Head of Marketing of Primary Opinion Limited. Primary Opinion is the host for a webpage…
  • Oct 23

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?
    This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles indicated that he is unlikely to grant a summary judgment motion in favor of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in their ongoing plagiarism dispute with the heirs of the legendary Marvin Gaye. If you…
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
Rank this Week: 4799

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
  • Nov 7

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system
    In 2013, the United States transitioned from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act. A basic difference in the two systems is that the first-to-invent system focuses on the inventor’s…
Rank this Week: 3913

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
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 2431

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
Rank this Week: 4125