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LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 870

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Strategic Patenting Part 2: It’s Not Your Patent Attorney’s Job to Get it Right

    Strategic Patenting Part 2: It’s Not Your Patent Attorney’s Job to Get it Right
    From the last post, we see that it is very rare for patents to create value for their owners.  Moreover, if the “big guys” with pockets deep enough to hire the best lawyers can get it right only 5% of the time, there should…
  • Jan 24

    Strategic Patenting Part 1: Why So Few Patents Create Real Value

    Strategic Patenting Part 1: Why So Few Patents Create Real Value
    Many business people are surprised to find out that all patents are not created equal.  A recent study of Fortune 500 companies reported in Suzanne Harrison’s Edison in the Boardroom Revisited indicates that only a very small…
  • Jan 10

    Do Startups Need Patents? Rigorous Study Presents Real Data on Startup Company Patenting Behavior

    Do Startups Need Patents? Rigorous Study Presents Real Data on Startup Company Patenting Behavior
    As an IP Strategy advisor, I am often asked by the leadership of startup companies what the return on investment is from patenting.  While I can confidently provide recommendations as an expert, my opinions are anecdotal based on my…
Rank this Week: 832

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 7

    Protección jurídica para videojuego

    Protección jurídica para videojuego
    Hoy en día, y sobre todo a raíz del surgimiento y popularidad de los dispositivos móviles, cada vez son más las empresas (startups) que nacen en México cuyo objeto es la creación de videojuegos, algo…
  • Jan 15

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI
    Una solicitud de declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI es un procedimiento administrativo promovido por el titular de un derecho de Propiedad Intelectual que se considera afectado por la conducta de un tercero.…
  • Jan 14

    Niegan registro de marca PABLO ESCOBAR

    Niegan registro de marca PABLO ESCOBAR
    El hijo del famoso y difunto narcotraficante ha intentado registrar en Colombia como marca el nombre de su padre PABLO ESCOBAR, acompañado de su fotografía y su huella dactilar, sin embargo se ha enfrentado a la negativa de…
Rank this Week: 1113

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 728

Social Media Law Update

Social Media Law Update

Covers intellectual property, defamation, consumer protection and other legal issues regarding social media. By Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

http://www.socialmedialawupdate.com
  • Nov 6

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either
    California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law S.B. 568, the first bill of its kind in the nation. S.B. 568 enacts two new statutes under the title “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World.” The first,…
  • Nov 6

    Rash California Minors Get An Online “Eraser Button”

    Rash California Minors Get An Online “Eraser Button”
    We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. Sort of. California…
  • Oct 18

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law
    By James Chadwick and Rachel Tarko Hudson  As part of a flurry of new privacy legislation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new data privacy bills into law on September 27, 2013: S.B. 46 amending California’s data…
Rank this Week: 849

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
  • Jun 7

    Georgia Technology Industry Update

    Georgia Technology Industry Update
    Technology Association of Georgia President and CEO, Tino Mantella, gave a recent State of the Technology Industry report to the Buckhead Business Association.  Tech jobs in Georgia earn an average of $81,000, with the sector increasing…
Rank this Week: 953

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure
    Article 87 of the Italian Decree Law No. 69 of 21 June 2013 reintroduced the mandatory mediation procedure for cross-border and domestic disputes, which had been covered by Italian Legislative Decree No. 28 of 4 March 2010. This includes…
  • Jun 26

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law
    Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González considers that search engine service providers are not responsible, on the…
  • Jun 1

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling
    Since 1937, when the first Code of Advertising Practice was issued, ICC has produced, and successively revised, global sets of ethical rules, covering all main marketing disciplines. The ICC Code of Direct Selling forms part of that…
Rank this Week: 899

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 952

Visae Patentes

Visae Patentes

Covers European patent law, intellectual patent politics, software patents, and international patent law. By Falk Metzler.

http://www.visaepatentes.com/
  • Jul 2

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US
    On the ksnh::law blog, two postings were recently published that comment on interesting decisions of US courts with respect to patent eligibility of software inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The posting "US Patent revoked as being…
  • Mar 9

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art
    In a new posting on the ksnh::law blog titled "10 aspects of the AIA that are (somehow) comparable to European provisions" we discuss the following new provisions of the America Invents Act and their link to European patent…
  • Feb 26

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)
    On the ksnh::jur blog, we recently posted the first two articles of a series on the IP aspects of the fascinating new technology of 3D printing which, according to our perception, has the potential to raise totally new questions and pose new…
Rank this Week: 727

the intangible

the intangible

Covers developments in intellectual property. By Tamaroff & Tamarosff, P.A.

http://theintangible.com/
  • Apr 8

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    Welcome back to the latest installment in IP news—this week, with international flair. Spain is the latest nation to make a big splash in the news over its IP laws. Last year, the country created a commission to help protect content…
  • Apr 1

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    There’s something for everyone in this installment of the IP Roundup – including a brand new, hot-off-the-presses Supreme Court ruling. The NFL has agreed to a $42 million settlement with a group of former football players who…
  • Mar 26

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    Apple and Superman… you’ve seen these stories before. But that’s the nature of the law—cases take a long time, and appeals can take even longer. IP law is no exception. You know that if Apple isn’t in…
Rank this Week: 1096

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 1030

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 624

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 694

Trademark Sentinel

Trademark Sentinel

Covers trademark practice and trademark law.

http://www.trademark-sentinel.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email
    Back in the day (i.e., before November 19, 2011), trademark applicants could only list a single email address to receive electronic notices from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  However, after the most recent version of …
  • Feb 6

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark just released a new Exam Guide entitled Additional Considerations for Determining Whether Wording in a Mark Comprises a Unitary Phrase or Slogan for Purposes of Disclaimer.  The new Exam Guide can be found at…
  • Jan 16

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has redone its website at www.uspto.gov.  According to the USPTO, the new website was designed from best practices to make it easier to learn about and engage in the activities and…
Rank this Week: 749

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 673

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
Rank this Week: 708

Honoring the Inventor

Honoring the Inventor

Spotlights inventors and patents.

http://honoringtheinventor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Smith & Wesson IP

    Smith & Wesson IP
    Springfield, MA-based Smith & Wesson has 123 U.S. patents and patent apps, see them here.Their latest was from 11/17/2009 titled Fire Control Mechanism for a Firearm, #7,617,628 [the lone inventor for this patent is the prolific Brett…
  • Dec 10

    Scaled & Burt Rutan

    Scaled & Burt Rutan
    Scaled is Burt Rutan's company (founded in 1982, based in Mojave, CA), and the firm has four patents.Consider Fabrication of structure having structural layers and layers of controllable electrical or magnetic properties from 2001--A…
  • Nov 30

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed
    St. Louis-based Monsanto has a lot of seed patents, to the growing chagrin of some farmers.How many U.S. patents & patent apps in total?14,183.See them here.Consider their most recent patent, #7,622,660 titled Plants and seeds of hybrid corn…
Rank this Week: 716

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 24

    The ACI Adam and UPC Telekabel judgments: time to legalise file-sharing?

    The ACI Adam and UPC Telekabel judgments: time to legalise file-sharing?
    From Joao Quintais and Christina Angelopoulos comes the following note, with a timely reminder concerning the forthcoming Information Influx event. They write: In Case C-435/12 ACI Adam BV and Others the Court of Justice of the European…
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court's decision in Aereo could have a significant impact on other technologie

    Supreme Court's decision in Aereo could have a significant impact on other technologie
    In the recent oral hearing, U.S. Supreme Court appeared a little unsure of whether to rule against Aereo Inc in the major copyright case brought by a group of US broadcasters against the controversial start up.  Several justices raised…
  • Apr 23

    The CopyKat - on World Book and Copyright Day

    The CopyKat - on World Book and Copyright Day
    Tom Lehrer in 1960A fascinating post on TechDirt on the refreshing attitude to copyright from Tom Lehrer,  the American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician, best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the…
Rank this Week: 2742

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: 3289

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
Rank this Week: 2615

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
  • Apr 21

    Resource of Note: Legalarium’s TTAB Quote

    Resource of Note: Legalarium’s TTAB Quote
    A great resource I recently stumbled on is Legalarium’s “Categorized Quotes From Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Since 1998.” The quotes are even broken down by topic. For instance, if you need an overview on…
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic…
Rank this Week: 2039

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
  • Apr 24

    Trademark Rights in Stores Part 2: I Hope You Like Pictures!

    Trademark Rights in Stores Part 2: I Hope You Like Pictures!
    So…. I decided to elaborate a little more on the previous post on store designs after a weekend spent at the mall with my significant other (yes I found myself, again, in Victoria Secret where many a man has met supreme disappointment…
  • Apr 17

    The Apple Store: What? There’s a trademark registration for that?

    The Apple Store: What? There’s a trademark registration for that?
    As a trademark attorney, I am constantly trying to figure out ways that I can help clients see the value in protecting a certain symbol or word, an identifier that ties to the client and distinguishes them in some sense. This is, after all,…
  • Apr 2

    Mining the Internet Expanse – What More Could Minecraft Have Done?

    Mining the Internet Expanse – What More Could Minecraft Have Done?
    If you are a parent, you have probably heard of a game called Minecraft. It’s this game that allows players to carve underground and above-ground worlds out of textured (and extremely pixelated) cubes, explore, gather resources, and…
Rank this Week: 2636

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3705

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
  • Apr 24

    Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"

    Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"
    The laws of intestacy are the same for men and women even though preferences for how one's estate should be divided differ by gender. Peanut-allergic octogenarian men and gluten-allergic pregnant women see the same warnings on consumer…
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
Rank this Week: 1284

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Apr 24

    The Loss of Hoffmann-La Roche’s BonivaTM Patents for Treating Osteoporosi

    The Loss of Hoffmann-La Roche’s BonivaTM Patents for Treating Osteoporosi
    A recent opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) considers the obviousness of an invention of two U.S. patents owned by Hoffman-La Roche relating to a method of using a drug to treat osteoporosis. This is…
  • Apr 16

    How to Amend Claims After a Patent Has Been Granted and is Under Review at the USPTO

    How to Amend Claims After a Patent Has Been Granted and is Under Review at the USPTO
    This discusses how patent claims can be amended when the patent is under review at the USPTO (e.g., in an IPR, PGR or CBM action). In a recent blog I discussed a decision by the USPTO’s Patent, Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which…
  • Apr 7

    Expert Evidence Needed to Invalidate Means Plus Function Claims for Indefinitene

    Expert Evidence Needed to Invalidate Means Plus Function Claims for Indefinitene
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down a decision recently requiring expert evidence to invalidate a means plus function claim on the grounds that there is no corresponding structure in the specification.…
Rank this Week: 1864

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 24

    Patent Trolls: In the Eye of the Beholder

    Patent Trolls: In the Eye of the Beholder
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but what is a patent troll?  Unfortunately, there is really no universally accepted definition of what a patent troll is, which has lead myself and others to…
  • Apr 21

    Lenovo Buys Mobile Patents for $100 Million from Unwired Planet

    Lenovo Buys Mobile Patents for $100 Million from Unwired Planet
    Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) and Lenovo (HKSE: 992) recently announced that Lenovo has agreed to purchase a portfolio of patents from Unwired Planet and to take a term-based license to Unwired Planet’s patent portfolio. The…
  • Apr 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 4530

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 24

    WHAT IS YOUR “DATA SOUL” WORTH?

    WHAT IS YOUR “DATA SOUL” WORTH?
    Last week, it was reported that a Dutch student (Shawn Buckles) held an online auction to sell a bundle of his personal information because he felt that most of his “personal” information was no longer owned by him due to his…
  • Mar 26

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation
    Wisconsin is the latest state to entertain legislation aimed at curbing patent troll activity within its state.  Last week, the State Assembly passed Senate Bill 498, as amended, which requires certain disclosures to be made in an…
  • Mar 18

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year
    As a former FTC staffer, I am asked about what’s the worst that can happen if a company doesn’t have substantiation for its weight loss or other health-related claims. Well, that depends. Taken to its extreme, there can be…
Rank this Week: 3257

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4609

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Privacy By Design? Fashion Flair Transforms Wearable Technologie

    Privacy By Design? Fashion Flair Transforms Wearable Technologie
    By Carol A.F. Umhoefer and Caroline Chance The year 2014 is being hailed as the year of wearable technologies. Wearables captured significant attention at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and hundreds of…
  • Apr 16

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014
    DLA Piper's Fashion, Retail, and Design Group is pleased to present Law à la Mode, a quarterly legal magazine distributed to industry clients and friends around the world-from high street retailers and department stores to luxury…
  • Apr 7

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong
      Steeped in history and rich in culture, Hong Kong is where East truly meets West. The result... one of the most unique, vibrant, dynamic and diverse places on earth! Download DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong Steeped in history and…
Rank this Week: 3847

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Apr 24

    100 IP Strategy Principle

    100 IP Strategy Principle
    I’m delighted to introduce a new blog post series – 100 IP Strategy Principles. It’s partly inspired by the 10th century Chinese text ‘One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies’ (which in turn incorporates many…
  • Apr 18

    Profiting from competitor

    Profiting from competitor
    “…fools are able to ruin a friendship but wise people know how to profit even from enmities.” (Plutarch 46-120AD) You can do business so as to avoid bumping into other companies, or you can focus on your goals (and your…
  • Mar 18

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu
    I have for a long time been thinking about returning to being a solo consultant. As the firm got bigger, I found that looking after the team pulled me in a direction away from a place where clients are clearly first, and I also became so busy…
Rank this Week: 1285

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • Apr 24

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new limited liability company (LLC), certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a…
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
  • Jan 8

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement
    By: Kaiser Wahab Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”) lend security to the dissemination and use of sensitive information between parties, critical during the development of a product or when sharing and disseminating research, data,…
Rank this Week: 1887

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    Copyright and Antitrust

    Copyright and Antitrust
    How does antitrust law limit copyright protection? A previous post discussed Danel Advanced Software Solutions v. Snapir (Tel Aviv, April 9, 2014), and the holding of that case regarding the protection granted to the “structure,…
  • Apr 20

    Structure, Sequence and Organization

    Structure, Sequence and Organization
    Is the “structure, sequence and organization” of a computer program protected by copyright under Israeli law? Recent decisions in the United States (Oracle v. Google) and Europe (SAS v. WPL) have limited the copyright protection…
  • Mar 29

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment
    What is the value of a patent? I’ve addressed this question in a couple of previous posts, here and here. But the story of the Kodak patents shows that it’s very hard to pin an objective value on patent rights, and that patent…
Rank this Week: 1834

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    New Developments in the Blogger-Media Debate

    New Developments in the Blogger-Media Debate
    The debate over whether bloggers are journalists or members of the media continues. This has been an issue since the inception of blogging and it’s probably going to be an ongoing issue and here’s why – most laws that apply…
  • Apr 21

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?
    I got lots of messages last week when it came out that General Mills’ legal terms said that if you downloaded their coupons, connected with them on social media, entered a contest, or purchased any of their products that you agreed to…
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
Rank this Week: 3682

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/
  • Apr 24

    What Seinfeld’s George Costanza Can Teach You About Trademark

    What Seinfeld’s George Costanza Can Teach You About Trademark
    George Costanza was a character on the sitcom Seinfeld who often went to impressive lengths to meet and maintain relationships with women. In “The Chicken Roaster” episode during Season 8, George comes up with two new…
  • Apr 23

    Trademark Roundup: Best Viral Video

    Trademark Roundup: Best Viral Video
    Your video just went viral. Millions of people around the world are watching and talking about something you created or captured. What do you do next? At Trademarkology, we suggest getting a trademark. Your original intent may not have…
  • Apr 21

    Why “Boston Strong” is not a Federally Registered Trademark

    Why “Boston Strong” is not a Federally Registered Trademark
    In the wake of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, two Emerson College students, Christopher Dobens and Nicholas Reynolds, began marketing t-shirts with the slogan “Boston Strong” hoping to raise a few hundred…
Rank this Week: 1672

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 24

    NCC Nabs 371 Suspected Book ‘Pirates’ | Daily Trust

    NCC Nabs 371 Suspected Book ‘Pirates’ | Daily Trust
    As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World book and copyright day yesterday, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) said that it has arrested 371 suspected pirates. Director General of NCC Barrister Afam Ezekude said…
  • Apr 23

    ISPON, Microsoft team up against IP thieves by Emeka Aginam | Vanguard

    ISPON, Microsoft team up against IP thieves by Emeka Aginam | Vanguard
    There appears to be tough time ahead for software pirates in the Nigerian IT market as the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, in collaboration with Microsoft Nigeria are in fresh move for intellectual property protection.…
  • Apr 22

    NAFDAC Suspends 10 in Kwara by Abdullateef Aliyu | Daily Trust

    NAFDAC Suspends 10 in Kwara by Abdullateef Aliyu | Daily Trust
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has suspended ten manufacturers in Kwara State since the beginning of this year over non-compliance with rules and regulations. Director of the agency in the…
Rank this Week: 2192

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
  • Mar 31

    Why you may want to reconsider that co.za domain name

    Why you may want to reconsider that co.za domain name
    If you are thinking about registering a co.za domain name, you may want to consider your possible liability to ZA Central Registry NPC (formerly called Uniforum), the organisation which administers the co.za namespace. It could be…
Rank this Week: 1334

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
  • Apr 23

    How Much Is That Artist In The Window?

    How Much Is That Artist In The Window?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder My ensemble has been approached by a composer/musician who would like them to do two days of recording for music that she is composing for a theater company. My understanding…
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
Rank this Week: 3556

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1188

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Better Than Best Efforts Routing of Mission Critical Traffic and the FCC

    Better Than Best Efforts Routing of Mission Critical Traffic and the FCC
               It appears that the FCC will permit exceptions to the standard, plain vanilla best efforts routing standard for Internet traffic, such as the paid peering arrangement recently…
  • Apr 23

    Aereo Lesson

    Aereo Lesson
                The Aereo technology and litigation offer several insights on how we will access video entertainment going forward and who has superior bargaining leverage.  Once upon a…
  • Mar 22

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast
             Soon after capitulating to Comcast’s surcharge demand for improved treatment of its traffic, Netflix got better downstream delivery speeds.  Apparently Comcast did not have to…
Rank this Week: 1300

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon
    Having grown up in the Boston area, I have been following with great interest the story about the runner at the Boston Marathon who collapsed and was picked up an carried by other runners towards the finish line. It was a heartwarming story,…
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
    View Spatial Law and Policy Links in a full screen map
  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
Rank this Week: 1697

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing – Design Prosecution Lesson

    MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing – Design Prosecution Lesson
    Case Nos. 2013-1433 (Rader, Prost, Chen) Some areas of the law have distinct “I know it when I see it” aspects. Obviousness of design patents seems to fall under this visual category. In MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing, we…
  • Mar 11

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1165 (Lourie, Dyk, Wallach) Claiming an apparatus by what it does rather than by how it is structured gets a lot of debate, especially in connection with software inventions. Yet for all the hand-wringing, not a whole lot…
  • Mar 11

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks that might be of interest. -You now have 2 months to respond to a restriction requirement and 14 months to claim provisional and foreign priority in the…
Rank this Week: 2129

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Apr 23

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem
    On a recent episode of HBO’s new show Silicone Valley, the hapless coders find themselves in a bind when they realize that the “placeholder” company name “Pied Piper, Inc.” was already in use by Pied Piper…
  • Apr 17

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma
    Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a nanny living in Chicago and New York during the 50′s and 60′s.  She was also a photographer whose work involved sizable numbers of photos taken of street scenes.…
  • Apr 17

    Authors Guild v. Google

    Authors Guild v. Google
    After eight years of a trail and the appeals process, on Nov. 14, 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Denny Chin, dismissed a suit by the Author’s Guild against Google for its’ digital scanning project where they began scanning…
Rank this Week: 1600

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Apr 23

    Pom Wonderful and Coke in a Juicy Battle at the U.S. Supreme Court

    Pom Wonderful and Coke in a Juicy Battle at the U.S. Supreme Court
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller On Monday April 21, Pom Wonderful LLC, the maker of a line of POM WONDERFUL® pomegranate juice products, www.pomwonderful.com, and The Coca-Cola Company, which sells MINUTE MAID® juice products,…
  • Jan 8

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The City of Houston, Texas has filed a Petition For Writ Of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to interpret Section 2(b) of the Lanham Act to determine whether it…
  • Jan 6

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller Gap Inc. and Diane Von Furstenberg’s company DVF Studio have asked the federal court in the Southern District of New York to rule on whether the heart emoticon <3 can be protected as a…
Rank this Week: 3855

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    No Reprieve from Multi–Million Dollar Judgment

    No Reprieve from Multi–Million Dollar Judgment
    With a hat tip to Docket Navigator for the eye–popping order in Versata Software, Inc. et al. v. SAP America, Inc. et al… One of the success stories of prior patent reform efforts is the institution of special covered business…
  • Apr 18

    Preliminary Injunction For “NPE” With Competing Product

    Preliminary Injunction For “NPE” With Competing Product
    The 2006 Supreme Court opinion in eBay v. MercExchange held that patent cases are no different from other civil cases when it comes to obtaining an injunction. “Irreparable harm”—that is, harm not easily measured in…
  • Apr 16

    Harrowing Hold Notice

    Harrowing Hold Notice
    If you’ve had the regrettable experience of being sued in a lawsuit; you’ve (hopefully) had the experience of implementing a litigation hold notice. Not a pleasant task under any circumstances. But what if the complaint provides…
Rank this Week: 3717

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 4637