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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: 564

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jun 24

    Participa en el Premio Conacyt de Periodismo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2017

    Participa en el Premio Conacyt de Periodismo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2017
    Por Mercedes López Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) y el Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico (Fccyt) convocan a participar en…
  • Jun 24

    ¿Qué emociones provocan los videojuegos?

    ¿Qué emociones provocan los videojuegos?
    Por Érika Rodríguez Zacatecas, Zacatecas. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Interacción Humano-Computadora (HCI, por sus siglas en inglés) es la más reciente línea de investigación que fortalece…
  • Jun 24

    Metalofármacos, nueva opción contra el cáncer

    Metalofármacos, nueva opción contra el cáncer
    Por Armando Bonilla Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de Salud (OMS), el cáncer sigue siendo una de las primeras causas de muerte a nivel mundial, lo cual…
Rank this Week: 3276

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2340

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 1358

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1437

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/
  • Jun 23

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

    June 2017 Website Newsletter
    Our firm has been notified by Global Law Experts that it has, in recent months, conducted an extensive nomination and research process for the Eighth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Our firm has been chosen as the winner in the category…
  • Jun 23

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle
    Faruki lawyers, Erin Rhinehart and Chris Hollon, secure $15,000 for client in open meetings case against local school board.  Complete article here.
  • Jun 21

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 3865

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 23

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo
    IPNews® - After a President Trump ill-fated Tweet, the word “Covfefe” has gone viral. In recent weeks there have been over 30 trademark applications filed for “Covfefe” with the United States Patent and Trademark…
  • Jun 16

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast
    IPNews® - TiVo has won a preliminary patent ruling in the International Trade Commission against cable giant Comcast. The decision may put pressure on Comcast to arrive at settlement with TiVo in a separate federal lawsuit.…
  • Jun 8

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China
    IPNews® - The Trump companies are at it again filing trademark applications in China.   Ivanka Trump’s latest applications raise further ethical concerns about the Trump family’s ability to govern while holding…
Rank this Week: 3814

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1401

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
  • Jun 23

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea
    Senator Chris Coons introduced a bill this week called the STRONGER Patents Act [PDF]. The bill contains many terrible ideas. It would gut inter partes review (a valuable tool for challenging bad patents). It would overturn the Supreme…
  • Jun 22

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice
    Michael Skelps was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with family and friends when he got a strange email from a lawyer. It said that Michael’s company, Capstone Photography, had just been sued for patent infringement. Michael went…
  • Jun 22

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt
    Ken Cooper runs a small business out of his home. Unfortunately Ken’s business was not so small that it avoided the notice of a patent troll. Ken has been writing code since 1973. His life in programming has ranged from small personal…
Rank this Week: 1997

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3978

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Jun 23

    Fulvestrant, reloaded (and still to be continued)

    Fulvestrant, reloaded (and still to be continued)
    Case Nos. O2105_011 and O2015_012 ¦ Main hearing of 13 June 2017 A first glimpse of these disputes could be catched in parallel proceedings O2015_010 concerning nullity of AstraZeneca’s CH 696 260 A5 (commented on…
  • Jun 16

    Elections, part 2: Non-permanent judges wanted

    Elections, part 2: Non-permanent judges wanted
    Now that Mark Schweizer has been elected new President of the FPC as of 1 January 2018, two further job advertisements for non-permanent judges have been published: The Judicial Committee is seeking four non-permanent judges with a background…
  • Jun 15

    Amlodipine & Valsartan: Lessons on assessment of inventive step

    Amlodipine & Valsartan: Lessons on assessment of inventive step
    Case No. S2017_001 ¦ Decision of 01 June 2017 ¦ “Interim injunctive relief refused; valsartan / amlodipine combined dosage form not inventive” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is involved in this…
Rank this Week: 1705

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 3055

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17
    Not So Fast: Piracy and the Summer Blockbuster Myth — Ruth Vitale from CreativeFuture pens an open letter to summer movie fans. Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 1201 — Almost twenty years ago, Congress created Section…
  • Jun 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17
    Patent Office Director Michelle Lee resigns — Unexpected news this week, as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee tendered her resignation effective…
  • Jun 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17
    Spotify Settles Class Action Lawsuits Filed By David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick With $43.4 Million Fund — Rob Levine reports on the settlement between the songwriters and the popular music streaming service over allegations that it had…
Rank this Week: 4829

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
  • Jun 22

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth
    Let’s start with a confession: try as he may, this blogger still finds the valuation of trademarks and brands a bit of a black box. For sure, there are some fine books that attempt to explain how this kind of valuation is done (see,…
  • Jun 20

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?
    One of the pressing problems in the United States has been access to legal services, particularly to the poor and the middle class.  For sure, the wealthy have access to lawyers, but the poor and middle class apparently struggle. …
  • Jun 16

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 15, 2017 the award of $258 million in research funding to six U.S. companies: Advanced Microsystems, Cray, Intel, HP, NVIDIA, and IBM.  The research funding is to support the development of…
Rank this Week: 2552

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 3529

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
  • Jun 22

    SCOTUS takes IPR constitutionality challenge in Oil State

    SCOTUS takes IPR constitutionality challenge in Oil State
    To the surprise of many, the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Oil States vs. Greene’s Energy Group, et al. From a substantive standpoint, this dispute is between the parties to an inter partes review (IPR)…
  • May 31

    Supreme Court reverses 25 years of Federal Circuit patent venue law

    Supreme Court reverses 25 years of Federal Circuit patent venue law
    On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC. In a unanimous decision of the Court delivered by Justice Thomas (minus Justice Gorsuch who did not…
  • May 26

    Modern patent practice is all about prior art

    Modern patent practice is all about prior art
    The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money preparing and filing an application when there is “knock-out” prior art easily found that will prevent a patent, or at least make…
Rank this Week: 4871

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 22

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark
    By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates…
  • Jun 21

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker
    Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his…
  • Jun 13

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace
    Firm client iSpecimen has launched an online biospecimen marketplace for the life sciences industry. The company hopes that the marketplace will alleviate scientists’ difficulty in finding high-quality samples of human material…
Rank this Week: 5183

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1668

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jun 22

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

    Upcoming Webinar! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know
    Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements make trade secret…
  • Jun 21

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation
    Hearkening back to the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, Massachusetts courts (as well as others around the country) have increasingly been asked to analyze the application of California law in litigation…
  • Jun 20

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel
    Friends of our blog are conducting a survey of lawyers who work in-house at companies and who have some experience with trade secret law. If that’s you, please click on this link and complete the questions: Click Here To Take Trade…
Rank this Week: 4353

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/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 1318

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 3710

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 19

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional
    BREAKING NEWS: Lanham Act Held Partially UnconstitutionalToday the United States Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the U.S. Trademark Act (also known as the Lanham Act) is unconstitutional.  In Matal v. Tam (formerly…
  • Jun 6

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe
     Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al.U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaCase No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012 As reported previously, Digital Reg of Texas LLC sued Valve…
Rank this Week: 2426

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum
    By Center for Art Law Team* Art forgery has long been a siren of the art world. Dark yet beguiling, it ranges from misidentification of orphaned works to forgers deliberately passing off fakes on the market. Some forgeries gain notoriety…
  • Jun 16

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)
    Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP (CCNR)  is seeking an Associate. CCNR is a boutique firm which provides a wide range of litigation and transactional services to its clients. The firm is best known for its focus on matters arising…
  • Jun 12

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)
    By Madeleine Werker* At the core of Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc., case filed in 2014 is the battle for ownership of an Amedeo Modigliani painting, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) (the “Painting”) valued at 25 million USD.…
Rank this Week: 3190

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3761

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Jun 20

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol
    Post By Brandon Clark Kiss lead singer, Gene Simmons, recently filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the famous rock ‘n’ roll “horns” hand gesture as a…
  • Jun 18

    Say What You Will About Trademark

    Say What You Will About Trademark
    Post By Blog Staff Simon Tam chose to name his band “The Slants” with the intent to reclaim the term and erase the denigrating connotations associated with it. However, he was confronted with the denial of his trademark…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA
    Post By Blog Staff On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., which involved a case emerging out of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.   The Biologics Price Competition and…
Rank this Week: 1857

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1931

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Jun 20

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"
    There has never been any meaningful distinction between CyberSecurity and HIPAA Security from a technical perspective; however from a legal perspective each regulatory regime must be treated as a unique and distinctive set of regulations. The…
  • Jun 14

    What is CyberSecurity?

    What is CyberSecurity?
    That question is so broad that it can only be answered succinctly in the abstract. However for our purpose such a definition should work just fine. One such definition follows: "Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and…
  • Jun 12

    What is HIPAA Security?

    What is HIPAA Security?
    The answer to this question contains two related but ultimately separate and distinct parts: (1) a set of security controls not all that dissimilar from the CIS top 20; and (2) a coherent regulatory regime that is a set of...
Rank this Week: 4497

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/
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 1379

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/
  • Jun 20

    More Classic Patent Scholarship

    More Classic Patent Scholarship
    It has been a while since the last update to my Classic Patent Scholarship, so I thought I would add some works that I view as "classics" but that haven't made it onto the list yet.First, while the body of "Beyond IP" scholarship is…
  • Jun 12

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?
    Teaching trademark law for the first time this spring, I fielded several questions from students on a lesser known corner of trademark law: certification marks. For those who have not encountered certifications marks, they are a special type…
  • Jun 6

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion
    Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore OuelletteCross-posted at Whatever Source DerivedAs we explained last week, the full impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark will depend on whether courts are willing to…
Rank this Week: 1678

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    More Classic Patent Scholarship

    More Classic Patent Scholarship
    It has been a while since the last update to my Classic Patent Scholarship, so I thought I would add some works that I view as "classics" but that haven't made it onto the list yet.First, while the body of "Beyond IP" scholarship is…
  • Jun 12

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?
    Teaching trademark law for the first time this spring, I fielded several questions from students on a lesser known corner of trademark law: certification marks. For those who have not encountered certifications marks, they are a special type…
  • Jun 6

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion
    Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore OuelletteCross-posted at Whatever Source DerivedAs we explained last week, the full impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark will depend on whether courts are willing to…
Rank this Week: 3374

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Jun 20

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...
    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the Supreme Court on June 19, 2017 - but there are some trigger warnings for the sex-offender case involving someone on the registry for statutory rape. In Packingham v. North…
  • Jun 19

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...
    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered at the US Trademark Office even if they’re disparaging, because the disparagement bar is facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The case involved an…
  • May 26

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...
    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con Harry Potter fandom panel and we have some amazing participants this year, including  @ebonyteach ( Prof. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas) of @universityofpennsylvania,…
Rank this Week: 2784

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3751

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
  • Jun 20

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law
    On June 3, 2017, Nevada enacted a new law that made significant changes to Nevada noncompete law. Contrary to the recent developments and indications, the new law made enforcement of noncompetes in easier in some ways and in some ways…
  • Jun 11

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice
    Please re-subscribe or “re-follow” us. (If you don’t, your notifications of new posts may stop going forward.) Sorry for any inconvenience! After 7 years with blog designs that I have never liked, it was time to make a…
  • May 29

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete
    Noncompetes are intended to protect legitimate business interests in appropriate circumstances, including when necessary for the protection of a company’s trade secrets, confidential information, or customer relationships (and…
Rank this Week: 4834

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Jun 19

    T 2456/12 & T 0059/13 - Interpretation by the skilled persion

    T 2456/12 & T 0059/13 - Interpretation by the skilled persion
    In two recent decisions in opposition appeal, the Board addressed how the skilled person interprets the claims. In interpreting the claims for assessing novelty and inventive step, the Board refers to established case law and emphasizes that…
  • Jun 19

    T 519/12 Technical standard similar to common general knowledge?

    T 519/12 Technical standard similar to common general knowledge?
    Using common general knowledge as a secondary document in the problem-solution approach usually requires a bit less argumentation compared to using a normal publication, e.g. it needs hardly to be argued why such content would be consulted.…
  • Jun 12

    T 648/12 - New document introduced by Board

    T 648/12 - New document introduced by Board
    Non-electronic exercise equipmentThe application concerned a training device which receives an electronic training script that defines a workout sequence in which a user is instructed to perform a plurality of activities. The user is prompted…
Rank this Week: 1395

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 4802

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3892

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    Patent Rights After Sale

    Patent Rights After Sale
    In late May, the Supreme Court placed limits on a patent owner’s rights after sales. The case concerned Lexmark International, a manufacturer of laser printers and imaging products. Lexmark sells and owns several patents covering toner…
  • Jun 9

    Trademark Use in Commerce

    Trademark Use in Commerce
    The Lanham Act is the federal law controlling trademarks. Section 1051 requires an individual uses the trademark in commerce before they apply to register the mark. But what exactly does the phrase “used in commerce” mean?…
  • May 26

    Generic Trademark

    Generic Trademark
    Among other things, in order to file and maintain a successful trademark, the trademark cannot be generic. There are five different categories of trademark distinctiveness. In descending order, they are: “fanciful” –…
Rank this Week: 5100

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Jun 19

    India: Balancing Competition - SEP Injunction

    India: Balancing Competition - SEP Injunction
    SEP Injunctions and the Balance of IPRs and Competition in India is a posting on the IP finance blog by Mike Mireles, linking to an article in the Financial Express by Professor V.K. Unni of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta…
  • Jun 18

    Theft: A History of Music

    Theft: A History of Music
    Thinking about how to engage students coming to intellectual property law for the first time is something that occupies my thoughts quite a lot these days. A copyright comic might be just the answer - and if it deals mostly with the law from…
  • Jun 16

    Positional good

    Positional good
    Many things bother me about the state of the world. One idea that made a deep impression on me when I first read about it in "Social Limits to Growth" by the  late Fred Hirsch is what he called positional goods. I took a couple of Prof…
Rank this Week: 2812

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jun 18

    Suncontract Token Sale Review

    Suncontract Token Sale Review
    I just found out about the token sale scheduled later this month for the “Suncontract” project, by clicking on an ad at coinmarketcap. Here is their website. And here is a thread on bitcointalk announcing the project. A first…
  • Jun 14

    Bitmain Hard Fork

    Bitmain Hard Fork
    Bitmain has announced that they will sponsor a hard fork of the Bitcoin network in early August. It is supposed to go live a couple of days after the UASF (user-activated soft fork), which has an activation date of August 1st, 2017. Bitmain…
  • Jun 1

    Covfefe: “Carry on to VICTORY! Fossil energy. FOSSIL ENERGY”

    Covfefe: “Carry on to VICTORY! Fossil energy. FOSSIL ENERGY”
    That’s my attempt to understand what the recent Trump Tweet should read. The simplest explanation seems to be that he fell asleep half way through tweeting and this was just a botched spelling of “coverage”. Then again,…
Rank this Week: 1161

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case
    Dear Doc:   I know this is not a copyright question, but I hope you can shed light on something that’s been bothering me for some time. Why, in this great and broad country of ours, has it seemed like every other patent case is…
  • Jun 9

    Is Google Guilty of “Genericide”?

    Is Google Guilty of “Genericide”?
    Mr. Chris Gillespie must have thought he had a brilliant idea when he registered multiple domain names that included the term “Google,” such as “googledisney.com,” “googleBarackObama.net,”…
  • Jun 2

    On-Sale and Public Use Bars – Federal Circuit Rejects USPTO Position

    On-Sale and Public Use Bars – Federal Circuit Rejects USPTO Position
    Before the America Invents Act (‘AIA’), an invention owner had a one-year ‘grace period’ to file a patent application after commercially selling an invention or using the invention in public.  If the patent owner…
Rank this Week: 4874

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 15

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo
    Apple hat eine markenrechtliche Niederlage erlitten: Die Bildmarke für das iTunes-Logo ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Software mit Musikfunktionen nicht eintragungsfähig, wie das Bundesverwaltungsgericht entschieden hat.…
  • Jun 10

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?
    In Deutschland können Instagrammer, YouTuber und andere Influencer bestraft werden, wenn sie Werbung nicht kennzeichnen. Der deutsche YouTuber «flyinguwe» muss ein Bussgeld von 10’500 Euro bezahlen, weil er Videos…
  • Jun 8

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?
    Am 39. Social Media Gipfel zum Recht im digitalen Raum zeigte ich auf, wie man gegen rufschädigende Inhalte im Internet rechtlich vorgehen kann. Dafür präsentierte ich verschiedene Beispiele aus der …
Rank this Week: 2065

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
Rank this Week: 1327

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: 3450

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 4368

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 4032