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K's law

K's law

Features extracts from recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On
    I am aware of the following blogs that present decisions of the Boards of appeal on a regular basis:In English:• Jelle Terpsma publishes quite regularly on his EQE Tools website (here).• DeltaPatents has started blogging with 5…
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

    Two More For The Road
    Perhaps some of my orphaned readers intend to do some case law blogging or to explore the wonderful world of fresh DG3 decisions on their own. I thought they might find the following useful. I have prepared two short notes on how I…
  • Jan 6

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 965

The Law of the Game

The Law of the Game

Covers video games, gambling and other legal discussions. By Mark Methenitis.

http://lawofthegame.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Law of the Game 2.0

    Law of the Game 2.0
    There's still some cleaning up to do, but by and large, Law of the Game Phase 2.0 has begun. And that means you should be visiting www.lawofthegame.com rather than here. Yes, Law of the Game has been relatively quiet as of late, and while…
  • Mar 28

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream
    I will be speaking at the Penn IP Law Group Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2013.  They'll be live streaming starting at 2 pm eastern at this link, so be sure to check it out.  More information on the symposium is available at…
  • Dec 19

    Game Business Law 2013

    Game Business Law 2013
    Game Business Law 2013 will be here in just over a month. It will be held January 24-25, 2013, at SMU Law School, as it has been since the conference started. I will be moderating a panel on crowdfunding and Kickstarter this year, but all…
Rank this Week: 958

joegratz.net

joegratz.net

Covers news and analysis on copyright, trademark, Internet law, and culture. By Joe Gratz.

http://www.joegratz.net
  • Mar 22

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car
    The creators of Burning Man art car “La Contessa” have filed a lawsuit under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act (one of my favorite corners of Title 17) against the Nevada farmer who torched the car.
  • Feb 3

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP
    My friends and colleagues Daralyn Durie, Ragesh Tangri, Mark Lemley, Clem Roberts, and Ryan Kent have formed a new law firm — and I’m joining them as their first (and, for the moment, only) associate.  The press release follows. KEKER &…
  • Nov 1

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case
    I’m liveblogging today from the University of San Francisco School of Law Fair Use Symposium. The first panel is called “Real Lawyers, Real Cases.”  The panelists: J. Thomas McCarthy (USF, Moderator) Annette Hurst (Orrick) Jason…
Rank this Week: 957

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    The Death of Courtesy and Civility Under the National Labor Relations Act

    The Death of Courtesy and Civility Under the National Labor Relations Act
    In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) found a “courtesy” policy unlawful. Since then, the NLRB has continued to create more and more tension between the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or…
  • Oct 1

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Where are the CEOs? According to a new study, fully two-thirds of the CEOs of the Fortune 500 have no personal social media presence at all. And of the ones who do participate in social media, two-thirds use only one of the major networks,…
  • Sep 29

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent warning letters to more than 60 national advertisers regarding the inadequacy of disclosures in their television and print ads. The letters are part of an initiative named…
Rank this Week: 1002

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/
  • Oct 1

    Alibaba and the Forty (actually, ten) Most Valuable Trademark

    Alibaba and the Forty (actually, ten) Most Valuable Trademark
    Alibaba probably had a better September than you. Indeed, you may have heard about the company’s record $25 billion IPO. This week, Forbes examined whether the Alibaba trademark justified the $25 billion IPO. As Forbes noted, legend has…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark
    - Do not perform any roadside tests. This includes walking a line, testing your eyes, and most importantly, DON’T BLOW in any breath-testing unit. This is advice from Texas DUI lawyer Mark Hull on his website, dontblow.com. Fellow…
  • Sep 29

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain
    Isn’t the saying that “one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain”? Last week, Apple’s misfortune was certainly KitKat’s gain. KitKat capitalized on the “bending flaw” of the…
Rank this Week: 1027

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 1037

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/
  • Sep 18

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information…
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
Rank this Week: 1026

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 1065

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: 1103

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 25

    Are fair use and open access incompatible?

    Are fair use and open access incompatible?
    There has been a spirited discussion on a list to which I subscribe about the plight of this graduate student who is trying to publish an article that critiques a previously published work.  I’ll go into details below, but I want…
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1104

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine
    In the not so distant past, E & J Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) decided that it was not satisfied with only being a player in the wine business.  It decided to expand his horizons and venture into the tequila business, which is…
  • Sep 12

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Victims of trade secret theft often can seek a variety of civil and criminal remedies against those who have absconded with proprietary information.  The Ninth Circuit however recently rejected criminal charges in a situation where the…
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
Rank this Week: 1107

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1100

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
  • Aug 23

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager
    From the Business Section of the Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier, a story concerning a trade secrets case by agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. against the long-time general manager of its largest combine factory. Deere is seeking…
Rank this Week: 1116

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 28

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In
    As expected, lawyers representing Yvonne D’Arcy in her fight to have Myriad Genetics’ BRCA ‘cancer gene’ patent claims declared invalid have filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to…
  • Sep 21

    New Zealand’s New Patent Law

    New Zealand’s New Patent Law
    The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 commenced operation on 13 September 2014.  As I wrote last year, when the New Zealand parliament passed the legislation, the new law replaces the 1953 Act, and brings New Zealand’s patent laws into…
  • Sep 13

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)
    Australia currently has no minister (or department) for science.  One of the first acts of Prime Minister Tony Abbott when his government was elected last year was to name a cabinet in which, for the first time since 1931, there was no…
Rank this Week: 1156

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Can you Copyright a Selfie?

    Can you Copyright a Selfie?
    In recent weeks, “selfies” have dominated internet headlines. From monkeys taking selfies, to one of the biggest celebrity phone hacking scandals involving hundreds of selfies, it seems like the selfie is here to stay. However,…
  • Sep 4

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark
    This week, Disney Enterprises, Inc. initiated trademark litigation against Ronica Holdings Limited, the company that holds and owns various trademarks for one of the top electronic dance music (“EDM”) artists in the world,…
  • Sep 3

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction
    The advent of the Internet has created several interesting and distinct legal questions. One such question is whether the maintenance of an interactive website alone can subject a non-resident defendant to personal jurisdiction in a forum…
Rank this Week: 1152

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 1144

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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
  • Oct 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30
    CRTC to Netflix: Since you won't co-operate, we'll ignore you http://t.co/4nFPQbSKDk -> CRTC to study 'discriminatory' cellphone roaming rates http://t.co/ycurhRj1Du -> Facebook ads are about to start following you around…
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
Rank this Week: 1185

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
Rank this Week: 1197

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 1199

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?

    What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?
    This post explains what a security interest is, how it is used, and why it is significant. A security interest is an interest in an asset that is intended to secure performance of an obligation. Typically, the obligation that is secured is…
  • Sep 18

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California
    Earlier this month, Governor Brown approved California Assembly Bill No. 2365. This bill added Civil Code Section 1670.8, which prohibits non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Statute Prohibits Non-disparagement Clauses Core…
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
Rank this Week: 1281

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 30

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around
    Reposted from Sports. Media and Entertainment Online By Alexis Fierens and Raf Schoefs   Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In…
  • Sep 29

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?
    Reposted from Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Security, Security Breaches, Technology and Commercial By: Tara Swaminatha and Aravind Swaminathan If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no…
  • Sep 26

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology News By Claudia Wilson Frost, Jeffrey Johnson, Penny L. Prater With the technological advances and resultant surge in oil and gas production in the last few years, it is not surprising that…
Rank this Week: 1282

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/
  • Sep 30

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture
    The USPTO will hold the 2014 National Trademark Expo on its campus in Alexandria, Virginia on October 17 and 18. The event is FREE and open to the public. Among the exhibitors will be two Erik M. Pelton & Associates clients, Volcom and…
  • Sep 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX
    The following is another update of recent 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 variety in brand names, logos,…
  • Sep 23

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand
    Two weeks ago, I crashed riding my bike to work. I love to ride my bike – the fresh air, exercise and freedom are terrific. Ialways wear my helmet. Fortunately I was wearing my helmet when I crashed. I went right over…
Rank this Week: 1215

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

http://www.lrrlaw.com/ipblog/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner
    To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program").  31 C.F.R.…
  • Dec 20

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration
    In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner.  As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA
    On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a cause…
Rank this Week: 1243

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Published by Mandour & Associates APC

http://www.losangelespatentattorney.pro/
  • Sep 3

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War
    Los Angeles - Apple Inc. filed an amended complaint against Samsung Electronics Co.
  • Aug 29

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent
    Los Angeles - Google Inc. was issued a patent on Tuesday covering technology allowing for automatic recognition of large objects in videos without any need for a user's assistance, pointing the way to possible new online video applications on…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage
    Los Angeles - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday issued a mixed ruling upholding a $100 million damage award against Verizon Communications Inc. in a patent dispute with ActiveVideo Networks Inc. over video on demand…
Rank this Week: 1218

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1349

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland
    Fewer aspects of civil litigation make me groan louder than attempting to obtain a subpoena in a foreign jurisdiction to obtain testimony or documents for a case pending in Virginia state court. Reading about getting a "commission" or dealing…
  • Sep 22

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete
    In Virginia, covenants not to compete (a.k.a. non-competition agreements or simply "noncompetes") are considered restraints on trade and are therefore disfavored in the law. Unlike California, which prohibits them outright, Virginia will…
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
Rank this Week: 1292

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 25

    The folly of a press release

    The folly of a press release
    by Louise Dumbrell and Luke Hawthorne (Australia)On September, 12 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a further decision in a long-running dispute between leading Australian swimwear business Seafolly and swimwear designer,…
  • Sep 25

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling
    by Ashley Callahan (United States)On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in the case of Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank to decide whether the issue of trademark “tacking” should be determined by a…
  • Sep 24

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm
    by Kathy Grant (United States)In a much anticipated ruling, the Third Circuit held courts no longer may presume irreparable harm when considering a preliminary injunction motion in a Lanham Act false advertising case even where a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 1285

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1371

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Sep 29

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Quoting Bob Dylan in “You’re a Big Girl Now,” from the landmark album Blood on the Tracks, Judge Wu in the Central District of California has summed up the present state of patent-eligibility jurisprudence under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Sep 27

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test
    Yet another court has held yet more business method patents invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Open Text S.A. v. Alfresco Software Ltd., No. No. 13-cv-04843-JD (Sept 19, 2014), the…
  • Sep 24

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review
    Inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office are emerging as a potent tool for invalidating patents. Under the Covered…
Rank this Week: 1378

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year
    Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of LawRecently, I undertook a project at my law school to assess the impact of our faculty’s publications. Building off of this work, I put together lists of the most cited IP…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive
    I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!In four patentable subject matter cases in the past…
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
Rank this Week: 1373

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1421

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
Rank this Week: 1439

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 1379

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 1435

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 1446

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 1410

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 1432

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Oct 1

    U.S. patent law needs a definition of “abstract idea”

    U.S. patent law needs a definition of “abstract idea”
    Recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions relating to software patents have confused and frustrated many patent applicants. After the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS…
  • Sep 8

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?
    In May 2013, Judge Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit predicted that the court’s decision in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. would result in the “death of hundreds of…
  • Sep 2

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so
    To help a patent attorney prepare a patent application, inventors often provide a copy of a manuscript for an upcoming technical journal, research publication or white paper. The manuscript often goes into great detail to…
Rank this Week: 1494

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1471

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 1475

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1514

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
Rank this Week: 1556

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: 1543

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/
  • Oct 1

    LStelcom Joins the Ranks of Approved Whitespace Database Administrator

    LStelcom Joins the Ranks of Approved Whitespace Database Administrator
    And then there were five (or six). It never rains but what it pours. We went nearly 10 months without any new whitespace database administrators being approved, and now we’ve had the second approval in under a month. The Commission has…
  • Oct 1

    Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet - Unless ...

    Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet - Unless ...
    Simply imposing Title II won’t work. [Blogmeister’s Reminder: The views here are those of the author, not necessarily shared by FHH colleagues and clients. Responses are welcome.] Many of the three million (or so) comments in the…
  • Sep 29

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System
    Same as the old e-filing system? Maybe not. All broadcast forms will be reduced to a single form – plus schedules, of course. The Media Bureau has announced the partial debut of the “Licensing and Management System”…
Rank this Week: 1710

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Oct 1

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: FDA Releases First "Purple Book" for Biosimilar Product

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: FDA Releases First "Purple Book" for Biosimilar Product
    The Biosimilars Act (BSA) was passed into law on March 23, 2010 with the goal of encouraging the market entry of generic products, similar to the system that exists for generic drugs under the Hatch-Waxman Act.  The BSA sets forth an…
  • Oct 1

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Issues Report on Virtual Patent Marking Under the AIA

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Issues Report on Virtual Patent Marking Under the AIA
    Among the provisions of the America Invents Act that went into effect on September 16, 2011 was a change to the patent marking provisions contained in 35 U.S.C. § 287(a).  Marking an article as with a patent number provides…
  • Sep 22

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Passing Off and Taking Credit for Architectural Plan

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Passing Off and Taking Credit for Architectural Plan
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a decision in Gensler v. Strabala, overturning a district court’s ruling dismissing a complaint for trademark infringement under §43(a) of the Lanham Act. …
Rank this Week: 1613