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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
Rank this Week: 2194

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 22

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space
    Imagine that moment of trying to unlock your front door when you desperately need to use the bathroom. You finally jiggle the key into the lock, burst into the room, drop everything you’re holding, and sprint to the bathroom. Relief.…
  • Feb 22

    Courts Continue to Split on the Fourth Amendment in Cyberspace

    Courts Continue to Split on the Fourth Amendment in Cyberspace
    Just two weeks ago, a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania handed down a decision compelling Google to produce electronic data, even though the data had been stored on servers in foreign countries.…
  • Feb 21

    The Facebook Divorce

    The Facebook Divorce
    At least one judge in New York has ruled that a person seeking a divorce may serve the spouse with divorce papers via Facebook.  Facebook breakups have long been the source of gossip and relationship lore.  But divorce papers? Is…
Rank this Week: 4574

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
  • Feb 22

    FTC revives pay-for-delay complaint on generic Lidoderm

    FTC revives pay-for-delay complaint on generic Lidoderm
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it had taken steps to resolve antitrust charges involving business activities employed by Irish/U.S. drugmaker Endo International designed to delay the entry of generic pain…
  • Feb 21

    Apple v. Samsung remanded back to district court

    Apple v. Samsung remanded back to district court
    Recently, in a non-precedential decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. back to Judge Lucy Koh (shown left) of the United States Federal District Court for the…
  • Feb 10

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform
    On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress officially convened. In the Senate, it will be the Senate Judiciary Committee where any action relating to intellectual property reform will play out during the 115th Congress. In the House of…
Rank this Week: 3320

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Feb 22

    The PTAB has failed to solve the patent troll problem created by large operating companie

    The PTAB has failed to solve the patent troll problem created by large operating companie
    The patent troll problem has always been a creation of large operating companies. They obtained dubious, highly questionable patents. These low quality patents were then sold to other entities so they could specifically and intentionally be…
  • Feb 22

    Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculu

    Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculu
    ZeniMax offers useful insights for enterprises seeking to maximize the benefits of NDAs while minimizing the time and effort needed to negotiate them... Most technology enterprises are well-acquainted with NDAs. On the positive side, they…
  • Feb 22

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
    An appellate court hands down a ruling in favor of Internet radio provider Sirius XM against a rock band trying to assert its copyright on pre-1972 music recordings. Networking technologies are at the center of a patent infringement suits…
Rank this Week: 4827

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 22

    T Bone Burnett takes aim at DCMA safe harbour

    T Bone Burnett takes aim at DCMA safe harbour
    T Bone Burnett by Kulturvultur (2007)Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) nearly two decades ago, aiming to provide a  balance between the needs of content creators, who were struggling to protect…
  • Feb 20

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result
    The UK IPO has announced today that Google and Microsoft have signed an anti-piracy agreement with the creative industries, in the form of the UK record industry trade body, the BPI and the US Motion Picture Association.The government has…
  • Feb 20

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from David LaioGoogleVG Media, an association of publishers including Handelsblatt and Axel Springer, has brought a claim against Google in relation to the German 2013 Ancillary Copyright Law. This law was designed to compel…
Rank this Week: 2986

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
Rank this Week: 2504

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 21

    Why I still help small companie

    Why I still help small companie
    Almost all of my work time is spent working for multi-billion dollar clients around the world.  So why do I still bother helping small companies and startups? Because I believe that collectively they make the greatest contribution to…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
Rank this Week: 2726

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    R12/14 : requêtes finale

    R12/14 : requêtes finale
    La présente décision concerne une requête en révision contre la décision J1/13. En première instance, la section de dépôt avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in…
  • Feb 19

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance
    Que peut faire une Chambre concernant la recevabilité d'un document ou d'une requête qui n'a pas été admis comme tardif en première instance ? Traditionnellement, la jurisprudence considère que la…
  • Feb 16

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets H/F Sciences de la Vie / Biotechnologies La SATT GRAND EST investit dans l’Innovation issue de la recherche publique afin d’accélérer et de simplifier le transfert vers le monde de…
Rank this Week: 1627

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/
  • Feb 21

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along
    High-stakes spectrum lobbying gears up Last year, we reported on the proposed Mobile Now Act, the darling of U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee,…
  • Feb 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines now and through early April apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Feb 17

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording
    We previously told you about the Christmas gift that New York’s highest state court had given to licensees that play “oldies” recordings by finding that the owners of those recordings had no right to demand payment when the…
Rank this Week: 4488

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 21

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 4,166,462 ASelf-propelled Shark-proof Cage Inventors: James M. Ellis Description: With me soon taking a…
  • Feb 13

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 1,809,593 AFolding Ornament of Expansible TissueInventors: Henry E. Luhrs Assignee: Beistle Company  With Valentine’s Day this…
  • Feb 8

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice
    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and AliceBenjamin C. Tuttle The CRISPR-Cas9 system is a highly versatile genome-editing technology that is derived from bacteria. Heralded as one of the most…
Rank this Week: 2850

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Feb 21

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?
    The current judges of the FPC are appointed only until end of 2017 — including the President, Dieter BRAENDLE. The next general election is scheduled for later this year. The new… read more
  • Feb 16

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute
    Case No. S2017_003 ¦ Decision of 31 January 2017 ¦ “Mesures superprovisionnelles; interdiction de transfer, suspension IPI” The background of this case is a cooperation… read more
  • Feb 3

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action
    Case No. S2017_002 ¦ Decision of 18 January 2017 ¦ “Abweisung Massnahmebegehren; internationale Zuständigkeit, mangelnde Glaubhaftmachung, Anspruch und Gefährdung”… read more
Rank this Week: 2200

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2343

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2181

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 1765

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/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
  • Feb 15

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification
    Deals often come together very quickly. In all that rush, it’s easy for the parties to forget to think about all of the long term implications of the deal. Perhaps the parties simply didn’t realize that the deal would have certain…
Rank this Week: 2205

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
  • Feb 6

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?
    Unlocking your iPhone using biometrics (“fingerprint”) authentication is undoubtedly convenient, but have you considered the cost—the security tradeoffs you make in exchange for that added convenience? Although privacy…
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
Rank this Week: 3185

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3893

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 20

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?
    In the latest dispute surrounding the “patent dance” provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), Genentech, Inc. has filed a complaint against Amgen, Inc., alleging that after opting into the…
  • Feb 13

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent
    The Federal Circuit focused on the “consisting of” language in the claims at issue when it reversed the district court’s finding that Watson’s ANDA product would infringe the only Orange Book-listed Shire Lialda…
  • Feb 6

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC may be more interesting for what Mylan argued than for what the Federal Circuit decided. However, it could be an important decision for…
Rank this Week: 3673

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 20

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain
    Sierra Trading Post (STP) is a great place to pick up some bargains on outdoor goods. While you have the chance to win a $200 STP Gift Card from its photo contest, just by entering means that you may get less than you bargained for.…
  • Feb 15

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on how copyright owners handle infringements on the Internet, specifically with respect to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please complete the short survey to share your…
  • Feb 12

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!
    Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
Rank this Week: 3976

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 20

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain
    Sierra Trading Post (STP) is a great place to pick up some bargains on outdoor goods. While you have the chance to win a $200 STP Gift Card from its photo contest, just by entering means that you may get less than you bargained for.…
  • Feb 15

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on how copyright owners handle infringements on the Internet, specifically with respect to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please complete the short survey to share your…
  • Feb 12

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!
    Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
Rank this Week: 3276

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship

    Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship
    Being an entrepreneur is one the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I have almost total autonomy over the type of work I do, and I get to hand-pick my clients. I get to write books, speak at conferences all over…
  • Feb 14

    No Protection for Short Phrase T-Shirt

    No Protection for Short Phrase T-Shirt
    I regularly get questions from people who sell shirts on Etsy, Café Press, or a similar website and they claim that another user is stealing their design. When I look more closely at the situation, I see all the person is selling is…
  • Feb 7

    How to have an Anonymous LLC

    How to have an Anonymous LLC
    Here’s the easy answer: You don’t. It may be impossible to own an LLC anonymously. There’s always a paper trail and financial records that eventually lead to you. Burying Your Identity in Your LLC Creating an LLC requires…
Rank this Week: 3572

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
  • Feb 20

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE
    Guest Post by Jocelyn Yu, Foley & Lardner, LLP. Apple successfully invalidated three patents for failure to recite patent eligible subject matter. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 2015-1792, 2015-1793 (Fed. Cir. 2016). The patents relate to…
  • Feb 12

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT
    On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (LDTs) (Discussion Paper). The Discussion Paper follows FDA’s late 2016 announcement that, contrary to the…
  • Feb 5

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently reported that for the third year in a row, personalized medicines accounted for more than 25% of all new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).…
Rank this Week: 3785

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/
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
Rank this Week: 5058

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Feb 20

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a staff report (available here) on the trend to link consumers’ online behavior across multiple devices. Among other recommendations, the FTC suggests that companies not track sensitive…
  • Feb 13

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion
    Four years after fully embracing international copyright exhaustion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has finally taken up the issue of patent exhaustion. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International…
  • Jan 31

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine
    The new year continues as the old ended, with HIPAA enforcement actions. On Jan. 11, 2017, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE Life) entered into a Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human…
Rank this Week: 2873

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1732

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?
    When ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) launched the new TLD Program, the purpose was to stimulate innovation and competition in the domain- and Internet industry and to give the possibility to own and run a top level…
  • Feb 17

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US
    The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the so called “gene scissors” which allow for targeted genome-editing, is subject to a patent dispute between two research teams lead by Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley and Emanuelle Charpentier then at…
  • Jan 31

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court
    There is a new sheriff in town. Jo Jonson takes over from Baroness Neville Rolfe as UK Intellectual Property minister. He was appointed new minister on 11 January. Baroness Neville Rolfe has previously made some promising statements…
Rank this Week: 4911

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 19

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu «Fake News», zur Lust am Strafen und zu falschen Social Media-Freunden … Meinungsfreiheit: «Shutting down fake news could…
  • Feb 14

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?
    In Deutschland gibt die Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM) jeweils Anfang Jahr ihre «Bildhonorare» heraus. Es handelt sich ausdrücklich nicht um Preisempfehlungen. Die «Bildhonorare» werden aber…
  • Feb 14

    SAB-Preisempfehlungen 2017 für Abmahnungen in der Schweiz

    SAB-Preisempfehlungen 2017 für Abmahnungen in der Schweiz
    Die SAB hat ihre Preisempfehlungen aufdatiert. Bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen in der Schweiz werden die «SAB-Preisempfehlungen für Bildhonorare» häufig verwendet um den geforderten Schadenersatz gemäss…
Rank this Week: 2777

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 18

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?
    It had to happen: the xenophobic press has noticed (courtesy of Douglas Carswell MP, the sole UKIP member in the House of Commons, who has tabled an Early Day Motion) that however hard Brexit may be it presently does not involve trashing the…
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
  • Dec 2

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright
    BBC News reports that the popular music combination Duran Duran have lost a claim in the High Court in which their music publishers sought to prevent them from serving notice to recover their U.S. copyright. Gloucester Place Music…
Rank this Week: 2420

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 18

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!
    The next time anybody asks me what they need to do to obtain a patent for something they have invented, I shall tell them just one thing: first, find yourself a patent attorney.  Not me, obviously, since I am not currently providing…
  • Feb 15

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference
    On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its much-anticipated decision in the patent interference proceedings initiated by the University of California…
  • Feb 10

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?
    On 30 October 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down its en banc decision in In re Bilski, affirming the rejection of patent claims directed to a method of hedging risks in commodities trading.  I have…
Rank this Week: 3854

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
    February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
  • Jan 26

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
    January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is…
  • Jan 26

    Interview on Marketplace Tech

    Interview on Marketplace Tech
    January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler…
Rank this Week: 2624

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17
    Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory — Franklin Graves chats with US Copyright Office attorney-adviser Jason Sloane about the Copyright Office’s recently updated DMCA Designated…
  • Feb 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17
    Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress — That agenda includes advancing the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Goodlatte says, “At the end of 2016, we issued our first bipartisan proposal to…
  • Jan 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17
    It’s Time to Modernize the Copyright Office — Gabriel Horwitz lays out the case for what needs to be done to make sure the Copyright Office can meet the challenges of a 21st century copyright system. Fortunately, the House…
Rank this Week: 3479

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 2614

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Feb 16

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently
    For those of you faithful Trademarkology readers out there, you may recall that I last posted to the blog Christmas week – and reveled in the honor of getting to write about SANTA trademarks: Well, I have a confession to make. Instead…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy
    January in Nashville has been a roller coaster of temperatures. One day hints at spring and the next punishes all who failed to wear earmuffs. Adaptability and resilience are key in the current climate. The same is true in the worlds of…
  • Feb 3

    Patriots Trademarks and the Big Game

    Patriots Trademarks and the Big Game
    Once again, my team is in the Big Game. I can’t help but think back to 2008 when the undefeated Patriots lost to the Giants. Perhaps the fact that they filed trademark applications for “19-0” and “PERFECT SEASON”…
Rank this Week: 2819

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 10

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 8

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami
    The law firm of Santucci Priore, P.L. is giving away TWO General Admission tickets to the 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami on March 11th, 2017. This giveaway will benefit Florida breast cancer charity Save the Twinz: Live Pink! One…
Rank this Week: 2376

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 10

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 8

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami
    The law firm of Santucci Priore, P.L. is giving away TWO General Admission tickets to the 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami on March 11th, 2017. This giveaway will benefit Florida breast cancer charity Save the Twinz: Live Pink! One…
Rank this Week: 3366

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3644

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3614

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 16

    Patent Arcade is Hiring! Research Intern Wanted.

    Patent Arcade is Hiring! Research Intern Wanted.
    It's that time of year again.  PatentArcade.com (as part of Banner & Witcoff) is looking for a summer Research Intern.  Full or part-time.Hiring criteria are simple.  Qualified candidates:Must be enrolled in an accredited…
  • Feb 15

    Computer Science Majors WANTED!

    Computer Science Majors WANTED!
    I've been preaching this for years.  We need people to go into computer science and electrical engineering.  Here's more proof.Calling all computer science majors: jobs are waiting for…
  • Feb 13

    Teen Video Game Design Opportunity

    Teen Video Game Design Opportunity
    From the Smithsonian Institution:From: SI Email AnnouncementsSent: Monday, February 13, 2017 11:01 AMSubject: Calling All Teens!Calling all teens who are museum-lovers, performers, gamers, designers and adventurers! The…
Rank this Week: 1267

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
Rank this Week: 3747

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2139

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2284

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4366

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/
  • Feb 15

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?
    Alternative fact:Tim Conway is Kellyanne Conway's fatherDear Rich: You have written that, "[F]acts are not protected [under copyright law] even if the author spends considerable time and effort discovering things that were…
  • Feb 6

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?
    Dear Rich: I work as the Permissions Coordinator for my company, and we have received many agreements for use of excerpts and articles in various publications over the past few years. Now we are trying to ascertain if we are legally permitted…
  • Feb 1

    Can I Use Sheet Music as Part of Crafts Product?

    Can I Use Sheet Music as Part of Crafts Product?
    Dear Rich: I'm about to launch an online marketplace for handmade crafts which includes customizable gifts which incorporate a customer's favorite or most inspirational song printed on aged, antiqued paper decoupaged (collaged) on to a…
Rank this Week: 1632

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Feb 15

    Fiduciary Rule update: the beginning of the end?

    Fiduciary Rule update: the beginning of the end?
    Shortly after our first article on the DOL Fiduciary Rule the White House issued an Executive Order that requires the Department of Labor (the "DOL") to revisit the Fiduciary Rule (the "Fiduciary Rule" or the "Rule") and the Prohibited…
  • Feb 7

    5 Tips for Investigating and Purchasing Cyber Insurance

    5 Tips for Investigating and Purchasing Cyber Insurance
    In 2016 Lansing, MI's Board of Water and Light fell victim to a cyber-attack that resulted in $2.4 million in costs, including a $25,000 ransom paid to the perpetrators. In the aftermath of the breach, BWL announced that it was filing for a…
  • Jan 31

    The New Fiduciary Rule and its Future

    The New Fiduciary Rule and its Future
    With a sea of political change in Washington this year, many are speculating on what regulatory reforms the Trump administration and a Republican Congress will make in 2017. One reform in particular is commonly mentioned: a repeal, delay, or…
Rank this Week: 4056

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 15

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology
    Behnaz Farahi is a fashion designer, architect, and interaction designer who is currently working towards a PhD in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practices at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. Her work…
  • Feb 14

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art
    In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of musical, dance, and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, and films that showcase the work of black artistry. This list is non- exhaustive, and simply…
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
Rank this Week: 2570