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Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

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

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Jun 30

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I
    Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts,  a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ESRT Empire State Building, L. L. C. v. Michael Liang,…
Rank this Week: 1203

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

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

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30
    isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million https://t.co/3szekgMpW2 -> Why Canada should adopt a national IP strategy https://t.co/yoTILdWVVj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23 https://t.co/kGoY2MqWDV…
  • Jul 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/3sPl6qpELN -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/tzkE5jD3MK -> Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
Rank this Week: 1165

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1636

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/
  • Jul 19

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent

    BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patent
    By: John Donch and Neil Maskeri Special thanks to Meghan Mills, law clerk in the Philadelphia office, for her contribution to this post. On June 27, 2016, the United States Court... read more
  • May 18

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D and Joshua Hamberger A spate of cases over the last few years shifted the law of patent eligible subject matter and were widely viewed as... read more
  • Mar 4

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
Rank this Week: 1257

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
  • Jun 21

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action
    In a June 17, 2016 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against trademark infringement, and ordered the plaintiff to show cause why the entire action should not be dismissed.  Despite…
Rank this Week: 1682

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1639

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 1527

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/
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
Rank this Week: 1094

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1293

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Jun 4

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 3D…
  • Sep 23

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest
    From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Patent Baristas has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been…
  • Sep 17

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool
    The USPTO AIR is a new online interview scheduling tool that allows Applicants to request an interview with an Examiner for their pending patent application. The USPTO AIR form is available here. This is the type of 21st Century Government…
Rank this Week: 1166

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Apr 12

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?
    Meet the Nostradamus of IP social media litigation (it's a niche specialty if there ever was one). http://t.co/WkjGrCBu— Axiom (@Axiom_Law) March 15, 2012 Four years later - this tweet still makes me laugh - though I think they were…
  • Apr 12

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4
    Last summer I took some vacation time and got cast as "Senior White House Staff" on Season 4 of the Netflix hit, "House of Cards". I had done some acting in high school and went to the open casting call with about 5,000 other hopefuls in…
  • Jan 26

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC
    Last year, I was asked by the White House Office of the US Trade Representative to present at the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3),  "Workshop on the Role of Trade Secrets for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Attracting…
Rank this Week: 1697

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

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

    El Chapo and Trademark

    El Chapo and Trademark
    Just wrapped up an interview with Noticias 62 about Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was recently captured, and trademark issues related to him believe it or not.  Evidently, his family has filed for…
  • Nov 10

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group
    Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who…
  • Oct 23

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!
    We have been extremely busyat Cohen IP Law Group. Here are just some of the trademark and patent registrations we received this week alone. We are excited to exceed our 2014 total registrations for our clients!Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 1261

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 1630

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 1259

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 1567

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 1330

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 1046

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 1324

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1596

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
Rank this Week: 1651

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Mar 7

    Risk of Using Resistance Band

    Risk of Using Resistance Band
    What about the risks related to the use of resistance bands? We often hear of their benefits and exercises, but seldom do the injuries they can inflict upon us. Fortunately, there are ways and tips to reduce the damage and use them properly.…
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band
    We hear about resistance bands and their benefits from every side nowadays, but one question remains: do we need to be strong to use resistance tubes? Despite your apprehensions and doubts, the answer is no, you don’t have to since they…
  • Feb 21

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?
    Several factors must be taken into account when buying resistance tubes, the most important being their manufacturing method. As surprising as this sounds, there are huge differences between dipped and extruded bands. They make the basis of…
Rank this Week: 1657

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

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

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

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

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

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

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1518

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 1541

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 1360

K's law

K's law

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

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

    Life Goes On

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

    Two More For The Road

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

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 1202

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: 1419

The Law Professor

The Law Professor

Covers social networks, user generated content , Internet law and intellectual property law. By Michael Wechsler.

http://www.thelawprofessor.com
  • Nov 11

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)
    The Google Nexus 5 phone is a sleek enhancement of last year's Nexus 4 model. It sports a stunning, slightly larger 1920 x 1080 full high definition screen, LTE speed, dual band WiFi support and Bluetooth 4.0. This comprehensive review of the…
  • Nov 8

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill
    No, the state of Montana didn't yet legalize marijuana. But it did legalize roadkill, providing for motorists to salvage a deer or elk they find at the side of the road.
  • Sep 24

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity
    Rapper and singer MIA responded to a $1.5 million damages claim in arbitration that was filed by the NFL stemming from MIA's middle finger flip and obscenity she mouthed during the Super Bowl halftime show. The dispute is covered in greater…
Rank this Week: 1217

Stein McEwen Blog

Stein McEwen Blog

Covers IP case and news.

http://smiplaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1487

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 1199

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

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

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 1053

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

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

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

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

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

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

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

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1489

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

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

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

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

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

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

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

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
Rank this Week: 1186

Inventor's Rock

Inventor's Rock

Features patents and trademarks news. By Patents + TMS, P.C.

http://blog.patents-tms.com
Rank this Week: 1526

Rethink(IP)

Rethink(IP)

By J. Matthew Buchanan, Stephen M. Nipper and Douglas Sorocco.

http://www.rethinkip.com/
  • Apr 30

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking
    Posted by Kristen Cichocki at 07:28 PMNot Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking  
  • Apr 30

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking
    Posted by Kristen Cichocki at 07:28 PMNot Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking   On April 25th, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against the American Society of Composers,…
  • Mar 27

    URLs Gone Bad

    URLs Gone Bad
    Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at 03:55 PMErik J. Heels has an excellent post (Uncool: USPTO Breaks Millions Of Patent URLs Without Public Notice) talking about how the USPTO broke URL links to patents and trademarks over the weekend and how it…
Rank this Week: 1077

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land…

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land of Oz (and more)

Covers intellectual property in Australia. By Melbourne University's Kimberlee Weatherall.

http://weatherall.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Postscript

    Postscript
    I know, it kind of ruins the symmetry to post again, after 'The Last Post'.However, just after posting that last post, I got an email from Bill Patry, to let me know of the publication of his new treatise. It can't pass without comment. …
  • Jan 9

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)
    I have been tagged by the 'Five Things You Don't Know About Me' Meme that is doing the rounds (thanks Abi). (Like Starkoff, I'm not tagging anyone else). So here goes:I have two brothers. They are both doctors. I have two sisters-in-law. …
  • Dec 18

    Reactions to the Cooper decision

    Reactions to the Cooper decision
    Various reactions to the 'linking is authorisation' Cooper decision handed down yesterday by the Full Federal Court:I commented yesterday (summary? 'troubling'. 'Have we, or have we not just had a very extended debate about copyright law in…
Rank this Week: 1156

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Apple Patent Will Deter Theft of Devices by Taking Photos, Videos and Fingerprint

    Apple Patent Will Deter Theft of Devices by Taking Photos, Videos and Fingerprint
    IPNews® - A recently published patent application by Apple covers technology allowing devices to record and transmit biometric data on unauthorized users.   The recorded information, such as fingerprints and photos, could be used to…
  • Aug 26

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival
    IPNews® - In response to a new razor design by Edgewell Personal Care Co, Proctor and Gamble has filed a lawsuit through its subsidiary The Gillette Company.   Gillette argues false advertising over Edgewell’s claim that the…
  • Aug 18

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit
    IPNews® - A federal judge has ruled that Solid Oaks, a tattoo artist company, cannot seek statutory damages or attorney’s fees in its copyright infringement lawsuit.   The lawsuit was brought against Take-Two Interactive…
Rank this Week: 3774

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
  • Aug 31

    Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd!

    Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd!
    On Thursday, September 22nd, MBBP will host the third panel of our Life Sciences Series, “Funding Models in Biotech“.  The panel will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. The panel will…
  • Aug 30

    Mary Beth Kerrigan to be Panelist at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Mary Beth Kerrigan to be Panelist at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    Corporate partner Mary Beth Kerrigan will be a panelist at this year’s ABA Business Law Annual Meeting in Boston.  Mary Beth will discuss management carve-out plans on the panel entitled “Venture-Backed M&A: Special…
  • Aug 25

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement
    Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to…
Rank this Week: 4710

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2469

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 30

    2 of 3 Intellectual Ventures Patents Killed Under Alice in E.D. Texa

    2 of 3 Intellectual Ventures Patents Killed Under Alice in E.D. Texa
    On a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss based on invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas held that “the claims of U.S. RE43,715 and U.S. Patent No. 6,782,370 are directed to patent-ineligible…
  • Aug 20

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101
    Case:  Zimmers v. Eaton Corp., No. 2:15-CV-2398) (S.D. Ohio August 2, 2016). Result: Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted. Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 (“Alert…
  • Aug 16

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question
    Patent claims directed to “storage container tracking and delivery” are patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has held in a Final Written Decision in a Post-grant Review…
Rank this Week: 3655

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    FCC Approves (Very Late) Application to be a 70/80/90 GHz Database Manager

    FCC Approves (Very Late) Application to be a 70/80/90 GHz Database Manager
    But success will be limited if the FCC approves mobile usage in the 70/80 GHz segments. The FCC rules mandate a lot of different techniques to keep radio communications from interfering with each other. One of the more unusual applies to the…
  • Aug 29

    Put It In Writing, Part III: Closed Captioning Chores Reassigned

    Put It In Writing, Part III: Closed Captioning Chores Reassigned
    Modified programmer compliance certifications, complaint procedures, to take effect September 22, 2016 For nearly two decades the FCC has been working to insure that television programming is appropriately accessible to the deaf and hard of…
  • Aug 28

    Heads Up! New Drone Rules Now In Effect

    Heads Up! New Drone Rules Now In Effect
    Era of widespread small UAS commercial operation takes off. As of August 29, the FAA’s new rules permitting commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as “drones”) have taken effect. (And, just…
Rank this Week: 2835

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 30

    New Trend in Distressed Asset Sales? “Pre-Pack” Sales under the CCAA

    New Trend in Distressed Asset Sales? “Pre-Pack” Sales under the CCAA
    Over the past year, we have seen the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the CCAA) used in a novel way to execute prearranged sale transactions of distressed companies’ assets, potentially indicating a new manner in which…
  • Aug 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
Rank this Week: 2524

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 30

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique
    Un grand merci à Marie-Laurence Lefebvre, stagiaire de notre bureau de Québec, pour cet excellent article! Au terme des Jeux olympiques de Rio 2016, le Canada aura remporté 22 médailles, égalant ainsi son…
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
  • Jul 19

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano
    Merci à Fortunat Nadima Nadima, étudiant à notre bureau de Montréal, d’avoir écrit ce billet sur l’importance de la protection par brevets dans le domaine du diagnostic médical. Le 1er…
Rank this Week: 2505

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/
  • Aug 29

    Rich Bell sues Aramark Corporation over unauthorized use of Indianapolis skyline photograph

    Rich Bell sues Aramark Corporation over unauthorized use of Indianapolis skyline photograph
    This time around Mr. Bell has snagged a big fish, the Aramark Corporation, specifically the Indianapolis branch of their Refreshment …Continue reading →
  • Aug 18

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana
    This is an anti-counterfeiting action against an extensive list of defendants who allegedly manufacture, import and sell counterfeit versions of …Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    USPTO upgrading website to http

    USPTO upgrading website to http
    On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. The USPTO has decided …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3827

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 29

    Do Over, Please: EFF and ACLU Ask Ninth Circuit to Revisit Two Dangerous CFAA Ruling

    Do Over, Please: EFF and ACLU Ask Ninth Circuit to Revisit Two Dangerous CFAA Ruling
    Imagine being convicted of a crime for logging into a friend's social media account with their permission? Or for logging into your spouse’s bank account to pay a bill, even though a pop-up banner appeared stating that only account…
  • Aug 29

    Transparency Hunters Capture More than 400 California Database Catalog

    Transparency Hunters Capture More than 400 California Database Catalog
    A team of over 40 transparency activists aimed their browsers at California this past weekend, collecting more than 400 database catalogs from local government agencies, as required under a new state law. Together, participants in the…
  • Aug 26

    European Copyright Leak Exposes Plans to Force the Internet to Subsidize Publisher

    European Copyright Leak Exposes Plans to Force the Internet to Subsidize Publisher
    A just-leaked draft impact assessment on the modernization of European copyright rules could spell the end for many online services in Europe as we know them. The document's recommendations foreshadow new a EU Directive on copyright to be…
Rank this Week: 2950

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 29

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce
    Guest blog by Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation As part of our continuing efforts to improve patent examination quality and efficiency, the USPTO will host a roundtable on September 28, 2016 to discuss…
  • Aug 22

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    Guest Blog by Chief of Staff of the USPTO Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot, a Presidential initiative we blogged about earlier this summer, to speed up…
  • Jul 25

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today…
Rank this Week: 4567