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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3562

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 2248

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Aug 16

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract
    Post By Blog Staff In a decision on August 15, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reversed and remanded the district court’s decision in Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation. The CAFC…
  • Aug 16

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen A patent applicant is free to act as their own lexicographer in drafting an application and may define terms as they see fit. Should a word not be defined explicitly in the application, the Patent Office will…
  • Aug 8

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer
    Post By Brandon Clark Has someone registered a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to your brand name or trademark? What rights do you have and what legal remedies are available if you or your company find yourself in a dispute…
Rank this Week: 1641

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/
  • Aug 16

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Small businesses and independent inventors both serve a vital role in our nation’s economy. And, helping those with limited resources is an important goal of the United States…
  • Aug 2

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam
    Guest Blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison Some trademark applicants and registrants have paid fees to private companies while mistakenly thinking they were paying fees required by the USPTO. To combat this problem, last…
  • Aug 1

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO At Camp Invention, almost two million students have explored their own innate creativity,…
Rank this Week: 4853

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Aug 16

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report titled, “PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER:  REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEPUBLIC” (Report) concerning the comments of participants at…
  • Aug 15

    University Endowment Size and Patenting

    University Endowment Size and Patenting
    The National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers has released its report concerning U.S. University Endowment Size in 2016.  The top 10 in endowment size, include: 1) Harvard ($34,541,893,000); 2) Yale…
  • Aug 11

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)
    The BBC has a wonderful video of a “patent burning” outside the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Who is burning patents?  American inventors who are protesting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), once…
Rank this Week: 1896

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Aug 16

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator
    On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the United States Senate, through a deal brokered by leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY), voted out dozens of Trump nominees under a unanimous consent agreement. Under this procedure, there is no…
  • Aug 10

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie
    “I can tell you, every day Congress is in session, there are lobbyists here trying to weaken the patent system,” Congressman Thomas Massie explained to me when I interviewed him on June 28, 2017. In Massie’s words, those…
  • Aug 7

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China
    Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made some unusually strong comments regarding intellectual property. “Wrongdoing should be punished more severely so that IP infringers will pay a heavy price,” Xi said. According to IAM, the…
Rank this Week: 4569

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Aug 16

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation
    Order Re Pilot Motions for Summary Judgment, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. OpenTV, Inc. et. al., N.D. Cal. (August 4, 2017) (Judge William Alsup) It’s no secret that patent litigation is expensive—especially when multiple…
  • Aug 15

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite
    Commission Opinion, Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1031 (August 11, 2017) (ITC) We previously posted – “Weight” a Minute- Those Claims Are Indefinite –…
  • Aug 14

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog
    We’re excited to announce the recent transition of Orrick’s former NorCal IP blog into to its new iteration – IP Landscape (Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Strategy)!  Our new blog is more comprehensive in scope…
Rank this Week: 1361

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 16

    Alps Forum rund um Cybersecurity: Jetzt anmelden!

    Alps Forum rund um Cybersecurity: Jetzt anmelden!
    Am 21. und 22. September 2017 findet das erste Alps Forum der Law and Economics Foundation St.Gallen statt. Thema des ersten Forums, das in Zukunft jährlich stattfinden soll, ist Cybersecurity: …
  • Aug 12

    Abmahnungen: Inkassobüro EOS verschickt Zahlungsaufforderungen für COPYTRACK

    Abmahnungen: Inkassobüro EOS verschickt Zahlungsaufforderungen für COPYTRACK
    Wer nicht auf urheberrechtliche Abmahnungen reagiert, muss neuerdings damit rechnen, vom Inkassobüro EOS Schweiz AG eine Zahlungsaufforderung zu erhalten. EOS bezieht sich in ihren Zahlungsaufforderungen insbesondere auf Forderungen aus…
  • Aug 11

    Internet-Handelsregister nimmt 10 Tage Urlaub

    Internet-Handelsregister nimmt 10 Tage Urlaub
    Der Zentrale Firmenindex (Zefix) und die Handelsregister im Internet sind immer mal wieder nicht verfügbar. Vielleicht ändert sich das nun im Kanton Zürich, wo das Internet-Handelsregister für 10 Tage auf …
Rank this Week: 2520

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3135

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Aug 15

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material
    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Materials Tom Brody Claims can be drafted to require a parameter associated with a value (number), range, or algorithm. Where a claim includes a parameter associated with…
  • Aug 14

    IP Operations Manager

    IP Operations Manager
    “This is a new role created within the Intellectual Property team here at Gilead Sciences, reporting into the Vice president of Intellectual Property and will support an international department of about 20 Attorneys. This is an…
  • Aug 5

    ''Adapted to'' After Aspex

    ''Adapted to'' After Aspex
    ''Adapted to'' After AspexSean BurkeA recent trio of Federal Circuit cases has exposed uncertainty about the meaning of the linking phrase “adapted to.” Under the new intrinsic evidence standard, “adapted to” is…
Rank this Week: 1898

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget
    I have the pleasure of speaking at Content Marketing World next month, in part, about the FTC rules that apply to advertising. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose The key to complying with the FTC rules for native advertising it to always disclose…
  • Aug 8

    Model Release and Regret

    Model Release and Regret
    Recently, I received an email from a photographer (not my client) who had a question about the validity of model releases. As I understood the situation, he hired a model (over age 18) to do a photoshoot at his studio. The model was…
  • May 29

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter
    Phoenix Comicon nearly started with a bang – literally. On the first day of the con, Mathew Sterling, arrived at the Phoenix Convention Center with a loaded shotgun, three handguns, and knives, allegedly intending to kill actor…
Rank this Week: 3761

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 15

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court
    The sale of branded goods can be a complicated affair, especially when the line between counterfeits and 'authorized' goods can be blurry at times. This is highlighted in the sale of 'grey goods', which are items obtained from licenced…
  • Aug 8

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal
    Trademarks can offer very powerful rights to rightholders, particularly in more general areas like colors or shapes (color marks have been discussed more here). While one has to appreciate the rights afforded through trademarks, they still…
  • Aug 1

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal
    When a particular brand becomes hugely successful, it more often than not becomes very valuable, but even the biggest of players are not protected from the ill effects of popularity. A big problem that many brands face is the generification…
Rank this Week: 1736

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3672

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Research Handbook on the Economics of IP (Depoorter, Menell & Schwartz)

    Research Handbook on the Economics of IP (Depoorter, Menell & Schwartz)
    Many IP professors have posted chapters of the forthcoming Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law. As described in a 2015 conference for the project, it "draws together leading economics, legal, and empirical scholars…
  • Aug 2

    Kevin Collins on Patent Law's Authorship Screen

    Kevin Collins on Patent Law's Authorship Screen
    Numerous scholars have examined the various functionality screens that are used to prevent non-utility-patent areas of IP from usurping what is properly the domain of utility patent law (see, e.g., the terrific recent articles by Chris…
  • Jul 26

    Kuhn & Thompson on Measuring Patent Scope by Word Count

    Kuhn & Thompson on Measuring Patent Scope by Word Count
    I've seen a number of recent papers that attempt to algorithmically measure patent scope by counting the number of words in the patent's first claim and comparing to other patents in the same technological field (with longer claims →…
Rank this Week: 2223

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Aug 14

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show
    What Happens Now that Prince's Heirs Are Determined?More than a year after Prince's death, the court certified Prince's heirs as his sister and five, half siblings. Under Minnesota law, half siblings are treated equally with full siblings for…
  • Aug 4

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • Jul 14

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 2062

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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 14

    Protest Site Grounded for Using Adulterated Trademark

    Protest Site Grounded for Using Adulterated Trademark
    In United Airlines, Inc. v. Cooperstock, 2017 FC 616, the Federal Court of Canada enjoined a disgruntled traveler from using colorable variations of United Airlines’ trademarks on a protest website he set up at www.untied.com.…
  • Aug 1

    Rebranding in the energy market – The issues to consider

    Rebranding in the energy market – The issues to consider
    A number of energy giants have recently undergone corporate rebranding exercises. The motivations of these powerhouses often vary, from unifying a group after a series of mergers and acquisitions, to repairing reputational damage, to just…
  • Jul 30

    Stay safe on social media – New ACCC guideline

    Stay safe on social media – New ACCC guideline
    Businesses shelling out big bucks for prime advertising space are used to paying close attention to content, for the sake of the bottom line as well as out of respect for consumer law. However, it may not feel as natural and cost-effective to…
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
  • Aug 14

    Alice Step 2 Saves Conference Call Patent

    Alice Step 2 Saves Conference Call Patent
    Patent claims directed to managing teleconferences over hybrid networks, i.e., PSTN and Internet, recited an unconventional combination of elements, said the court in Meetrix, IP, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., No. 1-16-CV-1033-LY (W.D. Texas…
  • Aug 10

    No Estoppel for IPR Dicta

    No Estoppel for IPR Dicta
    In Oil-Dri Corp. v. Nestlé Purina Petcare Co., No. 15-cv-1067 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 2, 2017), an Illinois district court held that 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2) does not estop an accused infringer from challenging the validity of claims under…
  • Aug 7

    No CBM Patent Review for Software Based Trading Turret

    No CBM Patent Review for Software Based Trading Turret
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied institution of CBM patent review, as a claimed trading turret system did not constitute a financial activity.  Cloud9 Tech. LLC v. IPC Systems, Inc., CBM2017-00037 (Pat. 8, 189,566…
Rank this Week: 3759

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 4604

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    First International Conference on Law and Digital Technology Explores Number of IP Issues for Africa

    First International Conference on Law and Digital Technology Explores Number of IP Issues for Africa
    Babcock University torch at entrance to main campusLittle Leo recently had the privilege of attending the First International Conference on Law and Digital Technology hosted at Babcock University in Nigeria.  The ambitious conference…
  • Aug 8

    Dimensions of a Tour De France Sponsorship

    Dimensions of a Tour De France Sponsorship
    Recently I attended an inspiring and interesting presentation involving sports sponsorship. Hosted by Price Forbes, Ant Garstang took us through Dimension Data and Qhubeka’s journey to compete and partner in the greatest cycle…
  • Jul 25

    When Fashion Meets Mother Teresa, Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and Vilakazi Street Soweto

    When Fashion Meets Mother Teresa, Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and Vilakazi Street Soweto
    Nothings catches my eye like a little bit of fashion controversy and there is a been quite a bit in the news lately. The BBC carried a story of why it was necessary to trade mark the dress/uniform of Mother Teresa, explaining, quite…
Rank this Week: 3377

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Aug 12

    They Invented What? (No. 20)

    They Invented What? (No. 20)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,150,641:  Dust cover for dog.   Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:…
  • Aug 11

    Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge.

    Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge.
    We had the honor of being a judge for the Marion Area Business Plan Competition hosted by The Forge Business Accelerator yesterday evening.  This was an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas to the…
  • Aug 8

    Ashland University – Dauch College of Business Presentation – August 8, 2017.

    Ashland University – Dauch College of Business Presentation – August 8, 2017.
    We had the pleasure of speaking at the Ashland University – Dauch College of Business and Economics this morning in Ashland, Ohio.  Lots of great questions from the attendees about intellectual property law.  Thanks again…
Rank this Week: 1042

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
Rank this Week: 3631

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
Rank this Week: 4622

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Access Copyright Seeks ~$550,000 in Costs from York U for Phase I of Federal Court Litigation

    Access Copyright Seeks ~$550,000 in Costs from York U for Phase I of Federal Court Litigation
    On August 10, 2017 Access Copyright filed a motion for costs which appears on the docket as follows:Notice of Motion contained within a Motion Record on behalf of Plaintiff in writing to be placed before the Court in Ottawa for an Order…
  • Aug 11

    My Current Personal Inputs re NAFTA Renegotiations Set to Start August 16, 2017

    My Current Personal Inputs re NAFTA Renegotiations Set to Start August 16, 2017
    (Wikipedia)With the NAFTA renegotiation set to start on August 16, 2017, I am posting two of my own personal inputs:This is my submission to Global Affairs Canada dated July 18, 2017on copyright and ISDSThis is my CIGIOnline op-ed published…
  • Jul 27

    Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Tariffs 2018-2020

    Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Tariffs 2018-2020
    Access Copyright has filed for a proposed Post-Secondary tariff for 2018-2020. Meanwhile, the Copyright Board has still not ruled on the proposed tariffs from 2011-2017. Meanwhile, one would expect that York University will appeal and even…
Rank this Week: 1308

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Webinar Recap! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know

    Webinar Recap! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know
    In Seyfarth’s fourth webinar in its series of 2017 Trade Secrets Webinars, Seyfarth attorneys Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas were joined by Jim Vaughn, one of California’s leading computer forensics experts, presented Trade…
  • Aug 4

    Now Available! 2017-2018 Edition of the Trade Secrets and Non-Competes 50 State Desktop Reference

    Now Available! 2017-2018 Edition of the Trade Secrets and Non-Competes 50 State Desktop Reference
    50 State Desktop Reference: What Businesses Need to Know About Non-Compete and Trade Secret Law It has been an extraordinary year regarding trade secret and non-compete issues. We saw more and more cases filed in federal court asserting…
  • Aug 2

    How To Address Wipers In Trade Secret Case

    How To Address Wipers In Trade Secret Case
    As a special feature of our blog—special guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals—please enjoy this blog entry from Bobby R. Williams, Jr., a senior consultant at iDiscovery Solutions. When litigation looms or a…
Rank this Week: 4105

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie Unger In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-Cola.[1] The formula for Dr. Pemberton’s beverage sensation did not even make it... read more
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion
    By: Michael F. Snyder On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued another unanimous decision in an intellectual property appeal. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International,... read more
Rank this Week: 2573

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 1695

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/
  • Aug 10

    University Licensing Program

    University Licensing Program
    Can you believe summer is almost over and students are heading back to school? Already some local high schools have begun their fall semester. And college students will be back on campus soon. When I began my freshman year of college, I…
  • Aug 3

    CAN YOU SPOT A FAKE INVOICE? Don’t Lose Out by Paying Official-Looking Trademark Registration Renewal and Maintenance Invoices.

    CAN YOU SPOT A FAKE INVOICE? Don’t Lose Out by Paying Official-Looking Trademark Registration Renewal and Maintenance Invoices.
    Today, we have a public service announcement in hopes you don’t fall victim to this ever-growing problem. If you have filed a federal trademark application or own a trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Jul 13

    Benefits of Registration

    Benefits of Registration
    Recently, Amazon rolled out its revamped brand registry. This is a recent example of an online marketplace encouraging intellectual property owners to embrace the platform by taking steps to protect such owners’ rights. Amazon…
Rank this Week: 1860

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 9

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent
    Types of intellectual property rights Four main types of intellectual property rights are used to protect products: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. The product may be protected by one or more of these types of intellectual…
  • Jul 31

    When is fee shifting in patent litigation appropriate?

    When is fee shifting in patent litigation appropriate?
    Under the American rule, each party to a lawsuit pays its own attorney’s fees. However, the American rule can be circumvented by statute enacted by the government or by contract through agreement by the parties. In patent litigation,…
  • Jul 22

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter
    Background of Section 101 or patent eligibility issue Ever since Alice (2014), the USPTO and the courts have to a large extent invalidated software patents.  Also, the USPTO has had a significantly lower than average patent allowance…
Rank this Week: 4655

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 9

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars registration of trademarks that may “disparage” persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into “contempt, or disrepute” (the “disparagement”…
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
  • Apr 18

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential
    Proving up trademark use to the USPTO’s satisfaction can be tricky. It needn’t be, but it’s not always intuitive, which can lead to mistakes. The first thing to remember is that the proof of use — called the…
Rank this Week: 911

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 9

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?
    Not only are companies collecting a massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), they are storing it too. According to a survey of 1,000 enterprises conducted by 451 Research, 71 percent of enterprises are gathering IoT…
  • Jul 21

    A Reasonable Security Blanket

    A Reasonable Security Blanket
    Fear the data breach.  Companies large and small worry that a security lapse compromising personal information may hurt their customers or employees and expose the organization to costly liability and a damaged reputation.  But…
  • Jun 21

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse
    On June 21, 2017, the FTC released its updated its 6 step COPPA Compliance Plan for Businesses (“Compliance Plan”).   The changes to the Compliance Plan are intended to help businesses keep up with changes to technology…
Rank this Week: 3752

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 2306

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
  • Aug 8

    Separate Article III Standing Not Necessary for PTAB Appellee

    Separate Article III Standing Not Necessary for PTAB Appellee
    Article III Standing Only Necessary for Party Invoking Authority of Federal Courts Last week, I analyzed the government's arguments supporting Article III standing for intervenors in Knowles Electronics v. Matal. In that case, the…
  • Aug 8

    FALL PTAB CLE

    FALL PTAB CLE
    Upcoming CLE Program
  • Aug 3

    Patent Prosecutor Alert: When is a Rejection a New Rejection?

    Patent Prosecutor Alert: When is a Rejection a New Rejection?
    What Exactly is the "Thrust of the Rejection?" Every so often a decision comes out of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) or the Federal Circuit that has immediate value for patent prosecutors. For example, back…
Rank this Week: 4428

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incident

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incident
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently published guidance for entities covered by HIPAA, entitled "My entity just experienced a cyber-attack! What do we do now?"…
  • Aug 8

    Online Sales, Export Opportunities and Due Diligence…Oh My (Part II)

    Online Sales, Export Opportunities and Due Diligence…Oh My (Part II)
    Businesses receive online orders or inquiries from international entities through their websites constantly. In addition to business due diligence of vetting a potential customer and potential business deal (see Part I of this article dated…
  • Jul 25

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Age of Technology

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Age of Technology
    In today's world, technology is ever changing and data breaches are widespread. Both have repercussions for the legal profession. As technology has evolved and become more intrusive, the obligations of attorneys and how attorneys handle…
Rank this Week: 2860

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/
Rank this Week: 3638

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 7

    Why Most Businesses Fail at Legally Protecting Themselves!

    Why Most Businesses Fail at Legally Protecting Themselves!
    While SMEs are increasingly aware of the importance of intellectual property only a fraction of business owners are getting the right IP protection That’s because IP is a complex subject, and business owners often don’t have a…
  • Mar 22

    What Is A Patent And How To Patent Your Idea

    What Is A Patent And How To Patent Your Idea
    If you want a legal monopoly over an innovation there is no better way to achieve it than a patent. Patents help you protect your creativity against copycat “me too” offerings. They last for up to 20 years. Patent protection…
  • Mar 20

    Trademark protection in China

    Trademark protection in China
    While the Chinese system of trademark registration shares many common elements with the European regime there are subtle differences that present a trap for the unwary. Even Donald Trump had a long standing battle with a Chinese…
Rank this Week: 2995

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1388

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
  • Aug 4

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”
    Erin Rhinehart, Partner at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL, adds another impressive award to her collection of accolades. Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” honors the achievements of the nation’s…
  • Aug 1

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media
    Public officials often rely on social media to connect with their constituents. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer unparalleled opportunities to share information, solicit feedback, and muster support efficiently and effectively. As a…
Rank this Week: 3659

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 2334

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 2

    New ‘egovernment’ strategy is a national identity card by the back door

    New ‘egovernment’ strategy is a national identity card by the back door
    The government has promised that the Public Services Card would not be mandatory. But now the government has put forward an ‘eGovernment strategy’ that will force every citizen, young or old, rich or poor to have this card. You…
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
Rank this Week: 1090

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Aug 1

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
  • Jul 31

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè
    Merci beaucoup à Fortunat Nadima, étudiant de notre bureau de Montréal, qui a écrit cet excellent article! Qu’ont en commun un kleenex, un yo-yo et un thermos ? Ce sont tous des objets dont…
  • Jul 26

    Révolution dans le petit monde des brevets canadien

    Révolution dans le petit monde des brevets canadien
    Il a déjà été question dans ces pages de l’alignement de la Loi sur les brevets du Canada avec le PLT.  Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité…
Rank this Week: 2627

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    The difference between a Revocable trust and an Irrevocable trust.

    The difference between a Revocable trust and an Irrevocable trust.
    People often ask us to explain the difference between a revocable and an irrevocable trust. That's a tough one because there are so many kinds of trusts and even irrevocable trusts can, within the terms of the trust, allow certain things to…
  • Jul 14

    Protecting Assets When Parent Already in the Nursing Home

    Protecting Assets When Parent Already in the Nursing Home
    The timing of your legal planning to avoid losing assets to nursing home expenses is so critical, we are not going to be able to save as much for them as we would for those who are more pro-active and engage the right legal help when they are…
  • Jul 3

    Independence Day 2017

    Independence Day 2017
    This July 4th, the U.S. will celebrate its 241st Independence Day!
Rank this Week: 3528

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
  • Jul 28

    Samsung another step closer to design patent damages retrial: Judge Koh finds no waiver

    Samsung another step closer to design patent damages retrial: Judge Koh finds no waiver
    Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, who has been presiding over Apple v. Samsung since the Carter presidency (or not long thereafter, it feels) and recently positioned herself as a Judge…
  • Jul 24

    Public-interest statements by Apple, Intel, CCIA and ACT oppose Qualcomm's ITC complaint

    Public-interest statements by Apple, Intel, CCIA and ACT oppose Qualcomm's ITC complaint
    Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed an ITC complaint in pursuit of a U.S. import ban against Apple's iPhones (except for iPhones coming with a Qualcomm baseband chipset). Last week, Apple, Intel and two industries groups (CCIA and ACT) filed…
  • Jul 19

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent
    This here is the latest development relating to Qualcomm's dispute with (not only, but most prominently) Apple. A few hours ago I just blogged about multiple U.S. court filings by Apple and four of its contract manufacturers and noted that…
Rank this Week: 3511

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2986

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
Rank this Week: 4701