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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 28

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art
    Mark Anthony Miller is a Brooklyn street artist, known as CAM, whose works can be seen in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. His work is often inspired by stained glasses, as could be seen last year in the Always be Mindful of your Ability…
  • Jan 28

    New animal selfie ALERT!

    New animal selfie ALERT!
    a camera hogging koalaLast weekend staff at Edinburgh Zoo have managed to get a series of selfies from Koala bears which have surfaced online and in the press - and some other species also managed to get  in on the act with selfie's from…
  • Jan 27

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me
    Now there's that old saying isn't there - "where there's a hit - there's a writ" and whilst this blogger often spies claims of plagiarism, sampling and sometimes even downright copying which usually result in at least the threat of a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1790

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
Rank this Week: 1361

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/
  • Jan 27

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition
    In A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise, 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 457 (2014), Ann Bartow considers the pitfalls of treatises as overarching guides to complex laws. These pitfalls include conflicts of interest,…
  • Jan 26

    Haber & Werfel on Troll

    Haber & Werfel on Troll
    Stephen Haber and Seth Werfel (Stanford Political Science) have posted Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? Experimental Evidence for the Asymmetry Hypothesis. Here is the abstract:Why do individual patent holders assign their patents…
  • Jan 23

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common
    Carol Rose (Univ. of Arizona, and emeritus at Yale Law) has posted a BYU symposium article, Surprising Commons. Here is the abstract:“Tragedies of the commons” due to overuse and underinvestment have long been known to affect open…
Rank this Week: 1939

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jan 27

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?
    Written by : Susan Neuberger Weller The New York Times Magazine had a very interesting article in its January 18, 2014 issue entitled “Call It What It Is.” The article, written by Neal Gabler, looks into the methods and ideologies…
  • Jan 26

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There will be events of all kinds organized all…
  • Jan 21

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller In the first substantive trademark decision it has issued in a decade, the US Supreme Court, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, case number 13-1211 (January 21, 2015), affirmed the Ninth Circuit by…
Rank this Week: 1342

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1586

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.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jan 27

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  Erin Rhinehart has been elected to be a Partner at FI&C. *  Finance Monthly Magazine has notified FI&C that the firm has been short-listed for its 2015 Law Awards, in the category of Litigation – U.S.A. * …
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
Rank this Week: 1676

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Breath of Fresh Air: Software Patent Upheld After Alice

    Breath of Fresh Air: Software Patent Upheld After Alice
    Last Friday in a note to subscribers, I predicted, tongue-in-cheek, an 80% probability that #AliceStorm would continue this morning. Some days I’m glad to wrong. Today is one of those days. Yes, a patent eligibility decision was announced…
  • Jan 23

    News Flash! Exxon Patents Selling Energy!

    News Flash! Exxon Patents Selling Energy!
    Here's an odd one. With all of the concern about patents on business methoods run amok, and patent trolls patenting the mere application of age old ideas on the Internet, with the intense scrutiny that that USPTO appears to have placed on…
  • Jan 23

    Presentation from USPTO Patent Eligibility Forum

    Presentation from USPTO Patent Eligibility Forum
    On January 21, 2015 I gave a short presentation on the USPTO's Intermin Guidance. I focused on the issues and concerns that were raised by a significant portion of the comments submitted in response to the Preliminary "Alice"…
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Jan 26

    A conversation about patent valuation and the market

    A conversation about patent valuation and the market
    Recently I had the opportunity to interview Efrat Kasznik (pictured left), who is President of Foresight Valuation Group. Kasznik specializes in performing valuations of intangible assets for financial reporting, tax compliance,…
  • Jan 14

    Key Republicans on Patent Reform in 114th Congre

    Key Republicans on Patent Reform in 114th Congre
    Over the last several days on IPWatchdog.com, we have published articles introducing the Republicans serving on the House IP Subcommittee and the Republicans serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the coming days, we will publish…
  • Jan 9

    Intel Patents Mobile Augmented-Reality Programs and Ultrathin Smartphone

    Intel Patents Mobile Augmented-Reality Programs and Ultrathin Smartphone
    Intel has a large patent portfolio which has only been getting stronger in recent years. In 2013, the company was the recipient of 1,730 patents from the USPTO, a 34.4 % increase in U.S. patents issued to them over 2012. Worldwide, the…
Rank this Week: 1860

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jan 25

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine
    President Obama announced during his 2015 State of the Union Address that he is launching a new “precision” or personalized medicine initiative to advance personalized, effective therapies for the American public. As reported by…
  • Jan 3

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
  • Dec 28

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
Rank this Week: 1319

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/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
Rank this Week: 1849

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15
    [LORD CHANCELLOR:] As to what has been said by Mr. Attorney General of the [Statute of Anne] being a monopoly, and therefore ought to receive a strict construction, I am quite of a different opinion, and that it ought to receive a liberal…
  • Jan 19

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.
    One of the more unfortunate outcomes to emerge over the past decade from copyright skeptics is criticism of the Martin Luther King, Jr. estate, and their maintenance of his copyrighted books and speeches—his legal…
  • Jan 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15
    Collective Soul on Taylor Swift, U2, & Music’s Future — “While digital streaming has been a boon for consumers, it has had a chilling effect on musicians, the majority of whom argue that it has eroded their ability to…
Rank this Week: 1729

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick
    High end Swiss watch manufacturer Omega decided to take on discount retailer Costco.  Omega registered its Omega Globe Design with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Omega engraved its Omega Globe Design on the back of some of its…
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
Rank this Week: 1893

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
Rank this Week: 1768

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 1405

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll
    Alleged “patent troll” strikes out for second time in its efforts to have the Vermont AG’s “unfair patent enforcement” lawsuit adjudicated in federal court. In May 2013 the State of Vermont sued MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
Rank this Week: 1565

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World
    This post explains something that we all should know intuitively. If you disclose information to your Facebook friends, you potentially have disclosed it to the entire world. Matthew Richard Palmieri was a contractor for the United States. He…
  • Jan 11

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
  • Dec 23

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?

    Should I Form Separate Legal Entities for Different Lines of Business?
    This post discusses whether one should form separate legal entities (corporations or limited liability companies) for different lines of business. I am writing this post because I have seen this type of question online many times. The most…
Rank this Week: 1523

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:
Rank this Week: 1180

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
Rank this Week: 1607

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
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing…
Rank this Week: 1955

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
  • Nov 1

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"
    FSCONS 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden is wonderful: a whole conference of people deeply committed to freedom and actively implementing it. My keynote talk at 2pm today is entitled "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"; clicking…
Rank this Week: 1791

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Dec 23

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked
    Still fresh in the outraged mind of the public, the “affluenza” defense that got a rich teenager off multiple homicide charges is just another example of some flaws in the American jury system. Ethan Couch was 16 years…
  • Nov 22

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization
    Maryland is one of the 23 states (and the District of Columbia) that have most recently relaxed their laws regarding the possession of marijuana, and although Pennsylvania still holds to the old statutes, it is now decriminalized in…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage
    The issue of same-sex marriage has been raging on ever since the first application for a marriage license was denied by a clerk in Hennepin County, Minnesota because the applicants were both male. However, this week the Supreme Court chose to…
Rank this Week: 1697

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: 1301

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 1566

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1406

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

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

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 1328

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
Rank this Week: 1932

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 1770

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 1926

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
Rank this Week: 1740

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

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

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1311

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
Rank this Week: 1235

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 1739

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog. Snag our RSS feed in Feedly.
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Just a quick note to let you know our blog has a new home.  Click here for all the new content for the Create Protect blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From…
Rank this Week: 1659

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1641

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1734

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

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

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 1205

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

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

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

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure

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

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law

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

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling
    Since 1937, when the first Code of Advertising Practice was issued, ICC has produced, and successively revised, global sets of ethical rules, covering all main marketing disciplines. The ICC Code of Direct Selling forms part of that…
Rank this Week: 1829

Small Business IP Protection and…

Small Business IP Protection and Management

Covers the intellectual property needs of individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. By J. Douglas Miller.

http://jdmesq.typepad.com/small_business_intellectu/
  • Apr 10

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication
    The Inventors Eye is a publication of the USPTO for the independent inventor community. To view the latest issue, please click here. Of note in this edition, is a tutorial on the new first-inventor-to-file laws which includes links to…
  • May 25

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 2 PM to 3 PM From the USPTO:
  • Jan 3

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010
    It is with a sense of deep sadness that we must report that our partner, mentor, colleague and friend, Donald R. Fraser, passed away on December 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.Don Fraser had a…
Rank this Week: 1816

Infringing Actions

Infringing Actions

Covers intellectual property and technology law and news. By Kelly D. Talcott.

http://infringingactions.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Selling a Jayne Cobb hat? Keep selling!

    Selling a Jayne Cobb hat? Keep selling!
    The short-lived Fox series "Firefly" has developed a cult following that has given life to any number of t-shirts, character statues, and other fan tributes.  Among them are a certain silly knit cap worn by the character Jayne Cobb…
  • Apr 8

    Bittorrent Subpoena Notice? Check the Case Status!

    Bittorrent Subpoena Notice? Check the Case Status!
    These pesky bittorrent lawsuits continue to propagate themselves throughout the court system.  Content owners -- which frankly may have a legitimate beef with having their films distributed for free -- persist in using them as…
  • Oct 6

    NBC, Get with the Program

    NBC, Get with the Program
    NBC has recently asked the Obama campaign to stop using footage of one of its talking heads reporting on what a think tank thinks of Romney's tax plan.  And yes, perhaps NBC has something of a copyright claim, and yes, perhaps NBC wants to…
Rank this Week: 1255

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

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

http://blog.digitalbusinesslawgroup.com/
  • Nov 29

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?
    Patients have always had the right to access their PHI (post HIPAA).
  • Nov 21

    HIPAA Common Sense?

    HIPAA Common Sense?
    This post does an excellent job of summarizing the kind of common sense HIPAA waivers that the U.S. government can impose during a time of emergency. There remains a significant of confusion and myth-making around HITECH/HIPAA.
  • Nov 15

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?
    There is probably no hotter cyberlaw issue today than privacy ("Privacy"). Consumers often ask, "What are all those e-commerce sites doing with our data?" Businesses need to be aware of the various statutes and regulations that govern the…
Rank this Week: 1344

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

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

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

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

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

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

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

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 1279

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 1413

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 1374

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1784

Stein McEwen Blog

Stein McEwen Blog

Covers IP case and news.

http://smiplaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1721