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Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 1310

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 1356

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 744

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 864

Patentably Defined

Patentably Defined

Covers patent prosecution strategies and techniques. By Michael E. Kondoudis.

http://patentablydefined.com
  • Mar 26

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!
    I am very happy to announce our firm’s new home on the web, www.mekpatentlaw.com. By constructing an entirely new website and migrating to our new domain, we’ve been able to enhance the user experience by improving navigation and…
  • Jan 31

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention
    As regular readers of this blog know, I advocate using the USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) as primary authority during prosecution.  This is by no means a per se rule, however.  There are times when I find…
  • Oct 22

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case
    The USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) includes many interesting but somewhat obscure provisions.  One of the more useful examples of these provisions is § 707.02.  Section 707.02 of the MPEP essentially imparts…
Rank this Week: 911

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 996

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

Covers cases, verdicts and tools for patent infringement investigation, case management and damages.

http://www.infringementupdates.com/
  • Mar 14

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA
    The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
  • Mar 5

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!
    The following is excerpted from an article posted at The Wistar Institute: My name is Scott Hensley, Ph.D., and I’m an assistant professor here at The Wistar Institute. Like most academic biomedical researchers, I rely on grants from the…
  • Jan 19

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 952

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: 785

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 751

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 1178

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    CQMS v Bradken Resource

    CQMS v Bradken Resource
    Case: CQMS Pty Ltd v Bradken Resources Pty Limited [2016] FCA 847.Judge: Dowsett J.NotesConstruction of mechanical claimsWear assemblies and ground engaging tools for mining and constructionPatent Attorneys should not be sending out…
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
Rank this Week: 4579

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1786

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/
  • Jul 30

    The Last VCR: The final punctuation on the rise and fall of old-school home video

    The Last VCR: The final punctuation on the rise and fall of old-school home video
    Reports from Japanese media indicate that Osaka-based Funai Electric (TYO:6839) will cease production of videocassette recorders (VCRs) by the end of the month. The company cited a few issues such as a difficulty to source parts and dwindling…
  • Jul 30

    Using ‘Borrowed’ Images in Your Blog

    Using ‘Borrowed’ Images in Your Blog
    An engaging image, be it a photograph or other graphic, can capture the reader’s attention and drive interest in an online post. Bloggers, especially, are well aware of the attention grabbing benefits of a great photograph or graphic. …
  • Jul 29

    The new Elon Musk master plan for Tesla reeks of overconfidence

    The new Elon Musk master plan for Tesla reeks of overconfidence
    Elon Musk’s updated master plan reeks of overconfidence. He envisions entire fleets of autonomous Tesla vehicles while missing recent sales targets by thousands of units. He wants to pump massive amounts of money into R&D for…
Rank this Week: 4980

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 29

    Australian Patent Office Clarifies the ‘Rules of the Game’ for Computer-Implemented Invention

    Australian Patent Office Clarifies the ‘Rules of the Game’ for Computer-Implemented Invention
    The Australian Patent Office has recently issued two decisions resulting from applicants requesting to be heard following examination objections that their respective inventions did not constitute patent-eligible subject matter, i.e. a…
  • Jul 23

    Be a USPTO Patent ‘Examiner Ninja’

    Be a USPTO Patent ‘Examiner Ninja’
    If you have any involvement or interest in the prosecution of US patent applications – particularly in the contested fields of computer-implemented inventions or biotechnology – you will probably be aware that disturbing things…
  • Jul 16

    A Single Trans-Tasman Patent Application and Examination Process? NZ Committee Says ‘No’!

    A Single Trans-Tasman Patent Application and Examination Process? NZ Committee Says ‘No’!
    A joint Australia-New Zealand proposal for a unified patent application and examination process – once hailed by both governments as a boon for local innovators and a ‘world first’ in patent cooperation – appears…
Rank this Week: 2878

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 29

    Rapper Changes Name After Burberry Files Trademark Lawsuit

    Rapper Changes Name After Burberry Files Trademark Lawsuit
    IPNews® - Rapper and producer Perry Moise recently ran into trouble when he adopted the stage name “Burberry” and used iconic branding elements of the luxury fashion brand Burberry. Burberry, the English fashion brand, sent…
  • Jul 20

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Skechers, claiming patent infringement over a shoe design that attaches running blades to the sole of the shoe. This lawsuit is the second one by Adidas and third one by a major competitor…
  • Jul 14

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib
    IPNews® - Based on a patent filed by Google, baby monitoring is going high-tech.  The patent seeks to protect a smart crib integrated with high technology baby monitoring which detects things like baby movements, temperature, and…
Rank this Week: 3772

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit
    JAMS, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. D069862, --- Cal. Rptr. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4014068 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 27, 2016)Kevin Kinsella sued JAMS, an ADR provider, and the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Retired), alleging that…
  • Jul 29

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2
    Details/RSVP here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 28

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim
    Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164, --- F.3d ----, No. 15-11509 (11thCir. Jul. 26, 2016) FIU sued FNU for changing its name from Florida National College to Florida…
Rank this Week: 2479

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3727

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/
  • Jul 29

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
Rank this Week: 3288

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
  • Jul 21

    It Was About time…

    It Was About time…
    for the Supreme Court to restore some balance to the patent system. The power of patents has eroded over the last decade, with the Supreme Court concluding that an infringer can only be enjoined from infringing in rare circumstances…
  • Jul 14

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon
    Dear Doc:   NuqneH! (Hello!) HIQaH! QaH! (Help!) Paramount Pictures Corporation thinks that it owns the copyright to the Klingon language. They’re trying to use that copyright to stop production of a fan film,…
Rank this Week: 4516

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Micawberism, homeopathy and plausibility

    Micawberism, homeopathy and plausibility
    by Rachel Mumby Those readers who are unfamiliar with the excessively optimistic outlook of Mr Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dicken’s novel David Copperfield, would be forgiven for having had to look up the word “Micawberism”…
  • Jul 28

    Experts analyse participation post-Brexit UK in Unitary Patent system

    Experts analyse participation post-Brexit UK in Unitary Patent system
    Analysing whether, if the UK ratifies the UPC, further participation in the Unitary Patent system might be possible and on what legal basis. That is the main objective of a group of patent professionals in the UK, which has been convened by…
  • Jul 28

    USA: Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1930, 20 July 2016

    USA: Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1930, 20 July 2016
    A federal trial court erroneously concluded that patent defendant Suunto Oy lacked minimum contacts with the State of Delaware to support the assertion of specific personal jurisdiction in a patent infringement suit filed by Polar Electro Oy,…
Rank this Week: 2160

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/29/16
    Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidates — With the conventions of both parties now officially wrapped up, the US starts the 101 day march to the general election. Click the link to add your name to an open letter to all candidates…
  • Jul 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/22/16
    Jane Ginsburg, Overview of Copyright Law — Ginsburg has posted her chapter from the forthcoming Oxford of Intellectual Property. A great look at copyright’s history, philosophy, and doctrine. This passage from her conclusion…
  • Jul 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/15/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/15/16
    H.R.5757 – To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes. — On Wednesday, Representatives Jeffries and Marino introduced a bill…
Rank this Week: 4662

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 29

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design
    Lachlan Urquhart & Tom Rodden, A Legal Turn in Human Computer Interaction? Towards ‘Regulation by Design’ for the Internet of Things (2016), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighTen years have passed since…
  • Jul 28

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading
    Seth Barrett Tillman, Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, 5 Brit. J. Am. Legal Studies 95 (2016), available at SSRN Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & the…
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
Rank this Week: 4691

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3705

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/
  • Jul 28

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?
    For that matter, what about fictitious names, dbas and trade names? Recently, I’ve talked to a number of small business owners who have interesting and profitable businesses.  These businesses range from mechanics, to pastry…
  • Jul 25

    Genericide

    Genericide
    Genericide:  a word that strikes terror in the hearts of any trademark owner or brand manager. What exactly is genericide?  It’s the trademark equivalent of homicide.  It is when a mark becomes so successful and …
  • Jul 18

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?
            You are probably sick of hearing the word BREXIT by now.  If you don’t yet know what it is, Brexit refers to Britain’s recent vote to exit the European Union.  Since numerous international…
Rank this Week: 2018

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
Rank this Week: 4090

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3413

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jul 28

    Tip: Avoiding Chinese domain name scam

    Tip: Avoiding Chinese domain name scam
    This month, I have received several inquiries from people who received emails purporting to be about other companies trying to register domain names in Asia that correspond to their domain names or trademarks. The emails look something like…
  • Jul 21

    5 trademark lessons from Pokemon GO

    5 trademark lessons from Pokemon GO
    Unless you have been under a rock for two weeks, you have heard for the summer gaming fad, Pokemon Go. Like or not, the fad is here for a while this summer (will it last longer than the “ice bucket challenge” of a few summers…
  • Jul 19

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations XC

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations XC
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 3119

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2495

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    They Invented What? (No. 8)

    They Invented What? (No. 8)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,982,161:  Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions.   I claim:  1. A method for producing methane-utilizing…
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
  • Jun 6

    They Invented What? (No. 6)

    They Invented What? (No. 6)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a…
Rank this Week: 2587

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    HBO prevails in copyright infringement lawsuit over the show “Ballers”

    HBO prevails in copyright infringement lawsuit over the show “Ballers”
    Earlier this week, the Central District Court of California dismissed a lawsuit brought by screenwriters Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton (“Plaintiffs”) against HBO, Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, among others…
  • Jul 21

    Toys “R” Us sued for patent infringement by maker of Crocs shoe

    Toys “R” Us sued for patent infringement by maker of Crocs shoe
    Recently, Toys “R” Us was sued for patent infringement by the company that makes Crocs brand footwear.[1] The dispute revolves around the sale of “foam clog footwear” entitled “Koala Kids” by Toys…
  • Jul 8

    Facebook sued for patent infringement over Facebook Messenger app

    Facebook sued for patent infringement over Facebook Messenger app
    Recently, a company called Uniloc sued Facebook for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiffs allege to own several patents in the “field of text/voice instant messaging.”[2] The lawsuit revolves around a dispute over whether the…
Rank this Week: 4539

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/
  • Jul 27

    HBO prevails in copyright infringement lawsuit over the show “Ballers”

    HBO prevails in copyright infringement lawsuit over the show “Ballers”
    Earlier this week, the Central District Court of California dismissed a lawsuit brought by screenwriters Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton (“Plaintiffs”) against HBO, Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, among others…
  • Jul 21

    Toys “R” Us sued for patent infringement by maker of Crocs shoe

    Toys “R” Us sued for patent infringement by maker of Crocs shoe
    Recently, Toys “R” Us was sued for patent infringement by the company that makes Crocs brand footwear.[1] The dispute revolves around the sale of “foam clog footwear” entitled “Koala Kids” by Toys…
  • Jul 8

    Facebook sued for patent infringement over Facebook Messenger app

    Facebook sued for patent infringement over Facebook Messenger app
    Recently, a company called Uniloc sued Facebook for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiffs allege to own several patents in the “field of text/voice instant messaging.”[2] The lawsuit revolves around a dispute over whether the…
Rank this Week: 2123

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
  • Jul 18

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest
    During examination of a patent application, the patent examiner reviews the claims to determine whether the claimed invention is novel and non-obvious in light of the prior art or existing technology. In order to review the claims, the…
  • Jul 5

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement
    Summary of Halo case In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (S.Ct. June 13, 2016), the Supreme Court recently redefined the standard for determining when enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. §284 is appropriate and when the…
Rank this Week: 4794

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/
  • Jul 27

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the FCC’s adoption of a new schedule of application fees. Since the new schedule ups fees across-the-board, anybody who was planning to file a fee-able application in the near term might want to file…
  • Jul 26

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower
    Congress orders FAA to require marking for some towers 200’ or less  [Blogmeister’s Note: This post was originally published on the website of Radio World. Our friends at RW have graciously given us permission to include it…
  • Jul 26

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule
    For some time now we’ve been following the FCC’s efforts to establish the Citizens Broadband Service in the 3550-3650 MHz band. Most recently, back in May, the Commission disposed of several petitions for reconsideration of its…
Rank this Week: 3423

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?
    With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, this is a line from a superhero movie, but it is just as relevant as when Uncle Ben said it on screen in 2002 (technically, it dates back to the first Spider-man comic in 1962, but I digress).…
  • Jul 14

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space
    I have been thinking about augmented reality a lot in the last few days for reasons explained in the last blog post. While most of the discussion in the next few weeks will be about cute pocket monsters, an interesting legal question has…
  • Jul 12

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality
    Some of my favourite science fiction novels of recent years have featured augmented reality in one form or another: Pattern Recognition by Willam Gibson, Halting State by Charlie Stross, and Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. I liked the ideas so…
Rank this Week: 2528

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
  • Jul 18

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?
    By Mackenzie Olson Recently, numerous drivers have claimed that their Tesla vehicles have crashed while in autopilot mode. Perhaps most notable was a crash that occurred in Florida, when a 2015 Tesla Model S in autopilot mode failed to apply…
  • Jul 13

    Game of Drone

    Game of Drone
    By Jessy Nations Sometime during the past decade or so we started taking the idea of making robots a part of our everyday lives more seriously. Naturally, we went from joking about making machines serve us by doing our menial chores, to…
Rank this Week: 3386

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
Rank this Week: 1395

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment

    Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment
    The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum throws up a host of issues for the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector, many of which will hinge on the outcome of negotiations following the…
  • Jul 21

    The Supreme Court Alters the Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Case

    The Supreme Court Alters the Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Case
    By Stan Panikowski, Brian Biggs, Andrew Stein, and Stephen Gombita Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. PATENT – Decided: Jun. 13, 2016 Issue: Whether the Federal Circuit’s two-part…
  • Jul 12

    EU: New Obligations for Digital Services Providers and Operators of Essential Service

    EU: New Obligations for Digital Services Providers and Operators of Essential Service
    By Carol Umhoefer, Patrick Van Eecke and Mathilde Hallé First proposed by the European Commission in 2013, the long-awaited draft Directive on Network Information Security (the NIS Directive) was agreed upon by the European Parliament…
Rank this Week: 3874

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/
  • Jul 26

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector
    According to an article published by defensenews.com, we can expect to see a “steady” level of M&A activity in the defense sector in the coming years. This prediction comes from David Melcher, head of Aerospace Industries…
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
Rank this Week: 2186

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 26

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space
    Even with the recent success of the Mars Exploration Rover program and the Juno mission, mankind is still quite far from a life outside of our own little blue planet. While we look up at the sky in anticipation, hopefully one day being able…
  • Jul 20

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP
    Just as was discussed last week, the issue of counterfeit goods has plagued many retailers, brand owners and online sellers for years, with the availability of Chinese (or otherwise) manufactured counterfeit items being sold for pennies on…
  • Jul 12

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace
    The sale of online goods has been both a revelation and a curse for retailers, but a particular problem when it comes to deal with counterfeit or otherwise infringing goods being sold. Cases such as Cartier v British Sky Broadcasting have…
Rank this Week: 1893

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 25

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT
    I recall speculating about the possibility of a feed-in tariff for power to gas hydrogen in Germany yesterday. Meanwhile I noticed that there is a precedent for this in the EEG, which is the feed-in tariff for mine gas. Mine gas is mostly…
  • Jul 24

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?
    Recently legislation to further slow down renewable energy in Germany passed Parliament on July 8th (link to the debate in the Bundestag, link to the debate in the Bundesrat). One of the motives of supporters of the transition to a much…
  • Jul 22

    Mojave Desert Project

    Mojave Desert Project
    Good news from the United States: The Obama administration is coming up with a “Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan”, according to Carolyn Lochhead at the San Francisco Chronicle. That plan would make available up to 2,000…
Rank this Week: 2486

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jul 25

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
Rank this Week: 2998

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers 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
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2304

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/
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2190

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 15

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter 3D printing—also known as stereolithography or additive manufacturing—is a printing technology that uses computer-controlled lasers to…
  • Jul 12

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I am pleased to announce the launch of the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3), which was developed as part of the USPTO’s commitment to…
Rank this Week: 4745

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Make Versus Buy in Telecommunications—Verizon/Yahoo

    Make Versus Buy in Telecommunications—Verizon/Yahoo
            In a matter of days, Verizon will likely add to its inventory of content by acquiring much of Yahoo.  This deal and the earlier acquisition of America Online confirms the trend that…
  • Jun 16

    Preliminary Summary of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision

    Preliminary Summary of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision
    By a 2-1 vote, reflecting vastly different legal philosophies and regulator expectations, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected all challenges to the FCC’s Open Internet Order. [1]The majority deemed limited its review function and…
  • May 29

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711
    A video on demand service glitch provided me an opportunity to see whether my cable television provider Comcast has made any progress on its customer service.  The result: it's GOTTEN WORSE!How can a company with $74 billion dollars in…
Rank this Week: 1644