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COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
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Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1245

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1319

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine
    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machineIssued Dec. 22, 2009, to KonamiSummary:The ‘300 patent provides a new way to treat character damage during a game. In past games, a player could heal his character…
  • Aug 18

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino
    Tierney v. MoschinoUnited States District Court, Central District of CaliforniaCase No. 2:15-cv-05900Filed August 5, 2015While not exactly a video game case, we thought our readers might find this of interest.On August 5, 2015, Plaintiff…
  • Aug 11

    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice control

    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice control
    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice controlIssued Nov. 3, 2009, to SonySummary:Put away your joysticks! The ‘616 patent describes a new way to control your…
Rank this Week: 1367

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1273

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1313

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 1315

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
Rank this Week: 1387

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1388

ipmINDs

ipmINDs

Covers patent and intellectual property law.

http://ipminds.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1391

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: 1318

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1378

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
  • Aug 28

    Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case

    Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s opinion today in Klayman v. Obama is highly disappointing and, worse, based on a mistaken concern about the underlying facts. The court said that since the plaintiffs' phone…
  • Aug 28

    Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption

    Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption
    Dueling forces of encryption and government censorship came to a head in Russia this week in the form of an order to block Wikipedia. One Wikipedia article in particular (about charas hashish) was deemed to run afoul of the country's…
  • Aug 28

    NoBitcoinLicense.org: The Fastest, Most Impactful Tool to Fight the California Virtual Currency License

    NoBitcoinLicense.org: The Fastest, Most Impactful Tool to Fight the California Virtual Currency License
    Californians, please help us stop A.B. 1326  We’re deeply concerned about A.B. 1326, a misguided virtual currency licensing proposal moving quickly through the California legislature. We’ve blogged about the problems with the…
Rank this Week: 1527

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 26

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint
    The confusion over the Leegin case is legion.  Leegin[1] is a 2007 Supreme Court Case which was supposed to unloose price restraints.  This was and remains of critical concern to the fashion community.   Classically a…
  • Aug 17

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union
    When a Louis Vuitton (“LV”) trademark, duly registered in the European Union, is subject to a declaration of invalidity and therefore cancelled, it is a worthwhile exercise to determine what went wrong; a legal post mortem. This…
  • Aug 10

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction
    In the fashion world, we are constantly being approached by landlords and brokers anxious to bring our brands into the mix of their stores in a Mall. A Mall is a unique situation whereby the marketing of your brand is sublimated to the…
Rank this Week: 1572

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Aug 24

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District
    In the past two months, nationwide mass copyright plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has filed a modest number of lawsuits against John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. As Troll Defense previously…
  • Aug 21

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon
    As reported by Torrent Freak, the producers of The Cobbler have found a new angle on their nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign, targeting 11 alleged users of the film-streaming site known as Popcorn Time in a…
  • Jul 20

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case
    On a single day last week, Cobbler Nevada, LLC filed copyright infringement suits against over 350 John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. As Troll Defense…
Rank this Week: 1548

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 23

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property
    In the United States we are used to an IP regime where the state grants the IP rights (usually limited monopolies) but does not itself own IP. That's not universally true, though. Many other countries rest control of local IP with the…
  • Aug 21

    WoWftVoE

    WoWftVoE
    Brian Eno has a few pithy words to say about the dangers of being too driven by your fans. As we drive farther into patronage models of supporting artists I think his warning will become more relevant.
  • Aug 18

    Whatever You Write, Sell It

    Whatever You Write, Sell It
    Last week while I was traveling, John Scalzi put up a long blog entry on the state of his writing earnings. The analysis compares his latest novel with an earlier analysis he did about 18 months ago for a previous book. He talks about sales,…
Rank this Week: 1637

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 23

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent
    The Australian Government has directed its Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public enquiry into the intellectual property system, including its effect ‘on investment, competition, trade, innovation and consumer…
  • Aug 16

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System
    As I reported last week, IP Australia has opened a consultation on the belated recommendation by the now-defunct Australian Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) that the government consider abolishing the innovation patent…
  • Aug 9

    IP Australia Has the Innovation Patent In Its Sights, Again!

    IP Australia Has the Innovation Patent In Its Sights, Again!
    IP Australia has initiated a consultation on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP), in its one-page statement issued in May 2015, that Australia’s second-tier ‘innovation patent’ system…
Rank this Week: 1536

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Trump’s Trademark Issue

    Trump’s Trademark Issue
    How long has Trump been planning this? Apparently Mr. Trump decided he liked the sound of “Make America Great Again” as  far back as 2012, when he first filed an application for the phrase with the Trademark Office…
  • Apr 16

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark
    Because cats make everything more entertaining.  (search using (03.01.04)[DD]  and  (2)[MD]).  A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1.  Content Kitty (such a…
  • Apr 8

    Color-only Trademark

    Color-only Trademark
    What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common?  The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo ……
Rank this Week: 1522

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 18

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21
    Adidas has filed a complaint alleging that clothing retailer, Forever 21, and clothing manufacturer/distributor, Central Mills, have been selling counterfeit …Continue reading →
  • Aug 1

    July Download Case

    July Download Case
    The court continued to be mired in BitTorrent download cases this month, which accounting for 23 of the 25 copyright or …Continue reading →
  • Jul 21

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court
    The City of Portland bought the famous Portland Oregon sign – commonly known as the “White Stag” sign or the …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1503

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Aug 14

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement
    If you needed another reason not to break the law, here’s one: Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that expungements are no longer available for individuals with multiple convictions for a “single spree” of…
  • Jul 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
Rank this Week: 1547

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Aug 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music Piracy: No longer headline news, but the problem persists with big brand support The fifth annual survey by Music…
  • Jul 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Parliament adopts MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report The European Parliament has voted by a large majority…
  • Jul 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Pressure shifts to Pandora as SiriusXM agrees pre-1972 deal US satellite radio service SiriusXM has agreed on a…
Rank this Week: 1487

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook
    The Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice has been revised (dated June 5, 2015).  You may download a copy here.  (You may receive a printed copy at the Intake counter in each divisional Clerk's office.)  It's a good idea to take…
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
Rank this Week: 1444

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence
    Once you get that trademark filed be aware that your information is of public record, which means, unfortunately, some will mine that resource & some of those folks will send you solicitations. These solicitations often look very…
  • Dec 4

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th
    "The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December…
  • Dec 1

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 1614

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1519

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: 1639

Patentably Defined

Patentably Defined

Covers patent prosecution strategies and techniques. By Michael E. Kondoudis.

http://patentablydefined.com
  • Mar 26

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!
    I am very happy to announce our firm’s new home on the web, www.mekpatentlaw.com. By constructing an entirely new website and migrating to our new domain, we’ve been able to enhance the user experience by improving navigation and…
  • Jan 31

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention
    As regular readers of this blog know, I advocate using the USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) as primary authority during prosecution.  This is by no means a per se rule, however.  There are times when I find…
  • Oct 22

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case
    The USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) includes many interesting but somewhat obscure provisions.  One of the more useful examples of these provisions is § 707.02.  Section 707.02 of the MPEP essentially imparts…
Rank this Week: 1617

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1623

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

Provides analysis and commentary on newly-filed cases, decisions and other developments in the arts and entertainment industry. By Hank Fastoff.

http://www.entertainmentlitigation.com/
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
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  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
Rank this Week: 1484

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 1620

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 1597

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
  • Aug 26

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea
    For those of you into true-crime documentaries, have you ever wondered how producers get criminals and accused criminals to talk on the record?  In rare instances, some subjects of a documentary will agree to talk because they want to…
Rank this Week: 1656

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 28

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!
    Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal. (Opinion pdf page 2). Varsity Brands and its affiliates registered…
  • Aug 21

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!
    This case addresses the standing required to challenge a copyright grant termination.  Standing is the legal ability to sue another person or entity in a particular court.  Ray Charles entered into agreements with his twelve adult…
  • Aug 14

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue
    This case is interesting and significant because it is both a case of first impression in the Ninth Circuit and involves the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which has entertaining historical roots. Meghan Mollett is a Netflix subscriber,…
Rank this Week: 1647

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 28

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer
    Online selling entails certain obligations to the consumer. Online sellers, whether of goods or services, have responsibilities towards the buyer. Being aware of these obligations ensures that you are complying with the law and…
  • Aug 26

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor
    Trademark search is designed to help minimize the dangers of choosing names for your business, brand, product, or service, which are similar to those of your competitors and which might land you in an expensive intellectual property conflict.…
  • Aug 24

    Copyright Infringement Is Claimed By Hacked Dating Service Ashley Madison

    Copyright Infringement Is Claimed By Hacked Dating Service Ashley Madison
    Copyright infringement is allegedly the basis on which dating service Ashley Madison is trying to prevent the spreading of its stolen member database. Last week, more than 33 million records of Ashley Madison users, containing information…
Rank this Week: 1921

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/
Rank this Week: 1864

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action
    On August 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a putative class action lawsuit alleging that Beam Suntory falsely advertises its Jim Beam bourbon as “handmade.” Order of Dismissal, Scott…
  • Aug 25

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy
    On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Policy Statement outlining – for the first time ever – its approach to policing “unfair methods of competition” under Section 5 of the FTC Act.  While the…
  • Aug 21

    Transaction declined: are you ready for credit card chips?

    Transaction declined: are you ready for credit card chips?
    Counterfeit credit cards are a significant problem in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the credit card fraud in the world occurs in the U.S. As we had previously described, the new EMV payment cards include a “liability shift” as…
Rank this Week: 1682

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Aug 24

    Defining derivative

    Defining derivative
    It is frequently interesting, and sometimes appalling, to see how a court that does not usually deal with copyright issues reacts when confronted with one.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia…
  • Aug 17

    Conspiracy theories, copyright term, and the TPP

    Conspiracy theories, copyright term, and the TPP
    I try to resist the urge to find conspiracies behind political developments; I tell myself that politicians and bureaucrats are just too unorganized and divided to really conspire about much of anything.  But sometimes that…
  • Aug 10

    What happens when there is no publication agreement?

    What happens when there is no publication agreement?
    Scholarly communication discussions and debates usually focus, quite obviously, on the terms of publication agreements and the licenses those agreements often give back to authors to use their own work in limited and specific ways.…
Rank this Week: 1785

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

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

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright
    Here’s the scenario: You are a newly hired third party content creator for a company. You learn that your client has a habit of copying pictures from Pinterest or Google Images searches without verifying that they are allowed to use the…
  • Aug 18

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?
    Here’s the scenario: You’re out to dinner with a group of friends. You ask your server to take a picture of your group with your phone. Your server obliges. The image is on your device; but who owns the copyright – you, the…
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher
    Eww eww eww! If you or your child has an iPhone, adjust the settings for AirDrop now to avoid being targeted by cyberflashers. Apparently this is a thing – the default setting for AirDrop allows people in your vicinity to send you…
Rank this Week: 1756

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 19

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal
    Nicholas J stays dissolution of interlocutory injunction pending Otsuka's appeal from invalidity of aripiprazole patent judgment. Commonwealth gets security for undertaking as to damages.
  • Aug 17

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law
    Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia's IP law
  • Aug 13

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)
    Perram J has refused to allow Dallas Buyers Club LLC to send out its proposed letters of demand to the account holders identified through its preliminary discovery application.
Rank this Week: 1794

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Aug 19

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player

    The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Player
    In a long-awaited decision issued on August 17, 2015, the five-member National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) unanimously shut down an attempt by Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to become the…
  • Aug 3

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case
    On July 31, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the NCAA’s request to stay the injunctions ordered by the District Court in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case. In August 2014, the District Court enjoined…
  • Jul 30

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie

    Second Circuit Decisions in Glatt and Wang Likely Preserve Essential Internship Opportunitie
    On July 2, 2015, in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures and Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals addressed when unpaid interns are “employees” entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 1775

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1781

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jun 23

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem
    Friday, the Wall Street Journal rushed to suggest that the Charleston Shooting wasn't really about race. Ignore the racism of the shooter, or the locations history of racially driven murder. No, instead the Journal suggested its shows how far…
  • Jun 21

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken
    The Cause Can’t Be The CureWe need to put the Confederate flag away as a sign of state. And we need to find our way through these discussions relying less on race as an organizing concept of cause or cure.  I believe that war is a…
  • Jun 20

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine
    Knowing what you're remarkable at allows for gutsy decisions -- which this is both for Target and CVS. This sets Target up for recovery, and CVS to continue its growth in to being a national pharmacy leader.
Rank this Week: 1757

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
Rank this Week: 1858

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
Rank this Week: 1818