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Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16
    Responding to Piracy: What the evidence shows — In previous installments, the authors of this post looked at “available academic evidence on whether piracy harms media sales, and whether this harm leads to reductions in the supply…
  • Jun 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16
    Why “Stairway to Heaven” Doesn’t Infringe “Taurus” Copyright: analysis & demo of “scenes a faire” motif common to both — Rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in court this week…
  • Jun 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16
    Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing — The Atlantic reports, “In the world of self-publishing, where anyone can put a document on Amazon and call it a book, many writers are seeing their work being appropriated without…
Rank this Week: 4675

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: 3416

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/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 4661

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation
    The FTC announced today that it reached a settlement with mobile ad network InMobi. InMobi offers a software-development kit (SDK) that its third-party app-developer customers can integrate into their mobile applications. The SDK allows…
  • May 17

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use
    In Short: An old New Jersey law – the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TTCWNA – is now being used to challenge website Terms of Use in a flurry of recently filed cases. These cases have not yet produced any…
Rank this Week: 3678

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Jun 23

    Dave Ratner Present

    Dave Ratner Present
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner has recently presented on numerous topics to a variety of audiences throughout the state. In the past few weeks, Dave…
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
Rank this Week: 2491

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention d'actualité : un lit destiné aux sportifs. US7546648  1. A bed comprising:  a plurality of block components each with inner and outer surfaces and with releasable tongue-and-groove…
  • Jun 21

    T2365/11 : opposition formée par un homme de paille

    T2365/11 : opposition formée par un homme de paille
    Un lecteur, que je remercie, me signale cette décision intéressante. L'Opposante indiquée dans l'acte d'opposition était une personne physique de nationalité allemande, Dr D.E., représentée…
  • Jun 19

    T1325/15 : effet juridique d'un recours déposé hors délai

    T1325/15 : effet juridique d'un recours déposé hors délai
    La Grande Chambre avait été saisie en 2014 de la question de savoir si un recours déposé hors délai devait être considéré comme non formé ou rejeté pour…
Rank this Week: 1364

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration
    Recently, the Supreme Court issued an Order announcing that the justices were deadlocked in a case that sought to challenge President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.[1] President Obama’s executive action issued in November, 2014…
  • Jun 21

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video
    Recently, Internet Service Provider Vimeo partially prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it.[1] The Plaintiffs in this case alleged that their copyrights were infringed as a result of music videos being posted to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article that discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016 WL 205944 (Jan. 15, 2016), which sought determination of the proper…
Rank this Week: 4911

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/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration
    Recently, the Supreme Court issued an Order announcing that the justices were deadlocked in a case that sought to challenge President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.[1] President Obama’s executive action issued in November, 2014…
  • Jun 21

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video
    Recently, Internet Service Provider Vimeo partially prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it.[1] The Plaintiffs in this case alleged that their copyrights were infringed as a result of music videos being posted to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article that discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016 WL 205944 (Jan. 15, 2016), which sought determination of the proper…
Rank this Week: 1627

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1739

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: 3658

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jun 23

    BGH: Urteil vom 23. Juni 2016 – I ZR 137/15 – Rabatt-Coupon

    BGH: Urteil vom 23. Juni 2016 – I ZR 137/15 – Rabatt-Coupon
    Der Mitbegründer dieses Blogs Sven Mühlberger hat den Streit um die von der Drogeriekette Müller ausgegebenen Rabatt-Coupons, in denen Müller Kunden anbot, auch Coupons von Konkurrenten einzulösen, durch die Instanzen…
  • May 19

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki
    …falls Sie schon immer mal wissen wollten, was MarkenG auf finnisch heißt.
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
Rank this Week: 1934

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2970

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/
  • Jun 23

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student
    D.C. Circuit reverses longstanding – if illogical – policy of many agencies. The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state equivalents remain a useful tool for anyone wishing to keep an eye on our governments’…
  • Jun 22

    Legal 500 Kudos to Karyn Ablin, Copyright Lawyer Par Excellence

    Legal 500 Kudos to Karyn Ablin, Copyright Lawyer Par Excellence
    A week or two ago we introduced you to Karyn Ablin, a new arrival at FHH but an old-hand in a number of practice areas, including particularly copyright law. We should have held off on the welcoming post, because no sooner had we put it up…
  • Jun 22

    Update: Channel-Sharing Provision of New LPTV/TV Translator Rules Now in Effect

    Update: Channel-Sharing Provision of New LPTV/TV Translator Rules Now in Effect
    Slowly but surely the post-repack regulatory landscape for LPTVs and TV translators is getting established. Back in December, the Commission adopted a number of provisions addressing the predicaments likely to be faced by the LPTV/translator…
Rank this Week: 3366

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Guvera lifts the lid on its finances and business strategy Guvera’s plans for an IPO remain in the balance after…
  • May 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Just how big is recorded music streaming going to be? In a fairly short space of time, music streaming has become the…
  • May 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ASCAP collections top $1bn for the second consecutive year US performing rights organization ASCAP has reported a new…
Rank this Week: 4517

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
Rank this Week: 4119

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
  • Jan 8

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?
    Welcome to 2016.  While I’m excited for another year that will undoubtedly bring more examples of unintellectual property (UnIP), I wanted to touch on perhaps the largest trademark ruling that occurred at the end of 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 3401

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4747

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 22

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue
    Preoccupied with their work, artists often neglect reaching out to accountants and attorneys for advice on how best to brace themselves for possible issues they may encounter. Among an artist’s various legal considerations, contracts…
  • Jun 7

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit
    By David Honig, Esq.* In 1966 the world was introduced to the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701! On September 8, 2016, 50 years will have passed since we joined that intrepid crew on its five year mission. Over the course of a half century…
  • Jun 3

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House
    *By Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Covenants not to compete (CNCs), also called non-compete clauses or simply non-competes, are commonplace in employment contracts. Generally, CNCs seek to prevent an employee from leaving his or her current employer…
Rank this Week: 4626

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

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

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT
    C’est avec plaisir que je vous donne des nouvelles sur l’alignement de la Loi des brevets du Canada avec le PLT. Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité mis en place pour…
  • Jun 16

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite
    Ce billet se veut la suite du premier billet écrit par mon collègue Fortunat Nadima Nadima, et qui avait comme trame de fond la Formule 1.  Je réitère que le secret est une forme de propriété…
  • Jun 9

    Le secret de la victoire en F1!

    Le secret de la victoire en F1!
    Auteurs : Pierre Nguyen, Fortunat Nadima Nadima La forme de propriété intellectuelle la plus répandue, c’est secret? On oublie souvent de nommer le secret industriel parmi les formes de propriété…
Rank this Week: 1769

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jun 22

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

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

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action
    In a June 17, 2016 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against trademark infringement, and ordered the plaintiff to show cause why the entire action should not be dismissed.  Despite…
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark
    In an April 12, 2016 ruling, Judge John G. Koetl ruled that a party’s registration of a domain name was not considered the use of a trademark in commerce, and so the party that actually first used the mark in commerce in connection with…
Rank this Week: 2790

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

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

    Candy co-operation turns into candy competition

    Candy co-operation turns into candy competition
    Kraft Foods Sverige IP AB recently won over Mars Inc. and their Swedish subsidiary Mars Sverige AB in a trademark matter before Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm. Mars started using the trademark “m&m’s” in 1941. Shortly…
  • Jun 17

    Games – A house of IP?

    Games – A house of IP?
    For the second consecutive year Awapatent attended the Nordic Game Conference (NGC). The conference was held at Slagthuset in Malmö, during May 18-20 2016. NGC is one of the largest video game industry exhibitions in Europe with a heavy…
  • Jun 11

    AWA Asia likes Facebook’s victory in China

    AWA Asia likes Facebook’s victory in China
    In a recent high profile case, Facebook secured a victory against a trademark squatter at the Beijing High People’s Court. This comes shortly after Apple Inc was defeated in its iPhone trademark battle. In 2011 a Chinese individual, who…
Rank this Week: 4122

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application
    The Federal Circuit decided not to disturb the “longstanding administrative construction” of 35 USC § 120 that permits the filing of a continuation application on the same day its parent application grants as a…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute
    On June 20, 2016, instead of deciding whether to grant certiorari in the biosimilar patent dance dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, the Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General “to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the…
  • Jun 15

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes Reason In Application Of Broadest Reasonable Interpretation

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes Reason In Application Of Broadest Reasonable Interpretation
    As we wait for the Supreme Court decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, where the Court has been asked to decide whether the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) should apply the “broadest reasonable…
Rank this Week: 3885

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1317

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jun 21

    Patent Attorney

    Patent Attorney
    Retired Patent Attorney, 30 years experience, accepting overflow work in electrical and mechanical fields. robertplattbell@gmail.com Ph. (703) 544-5281
  • Jun 14

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,527,039 AGolf Swing Training Aid Inventors: Claude A. Levesque Description: In the continued evolution of golf equipment, Claude…
  • Jun 7

    In Re: Urbanski, No. 2015-1272 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    In Re: Urbanski, No. 2015-1272 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: David Youngkin In In Re: Gregory E. Urbanski, Kevin W. Lang the Federal Circuit upheld the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) finding the claims of the application obvious.  Urbanski’s…
Rank this Week: 2425

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
Rank this Week: 4570

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
  • Jun 15

    M&A update in the global metals industry

    M&A update in the global metals industry
    In the past, we reported on PwC’s ongoing analysis on M&A activity in the global metals industry. PwC released its most recent report in the series, entitled “Forging Ahead: First-quarter 2016 global metals industry…
  • Jun 14

    Britain without the EU: how will Brexit affect dealmaking?

    Britain without the EU: how will Brexit affect dealmaking?
    On June 23, 2016, Britons will be heading to the polls to determine whether or not the UK should remain a member of the EU. Given the stakes involved, the referendum is likely to have an impact on M&A activity in the UK, both before and…
Rank this Week: 1775

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jun 21

    WD Wash transfers patent case to ED Texa

    WD Wash transfers patent case to ED Texa
    No, I'm not dyslexic. One June 13 the WD Washington transferred a pending patent case to the Eastern District of Texas in Cray v. Raytheon, finding that the interests of justice required transfer due to previously filed and overlapping…
  • Jun 10

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting
    One of my favorite legal groups is the American Board of Trial Advocates, where I am fortunate to be a member of the East Texas chapter, which for 25 years has been home to some of the best trial lawyers...
  • Jun 10

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting
    One of my favorite legal groups is the American Board of Trial Advocates, where I am fortunate to be a member of the East Texas chapter, which for 25 years has been home to some of the best trial lawyers...
Rank this Week: 2477

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 21

    China: P2P-Darlehen mit Nacktfotos als Sicherheiten

    China: P2P-Darlehen mit Nacktfotos als Sicherheiten
    Andere Länder, andere Sitten: In China dienen Nacktfotos von Frauen als Sicherheiten für Darlehen! Wie die New York Times schreibt, werden solche Sicherheiten für Darlehen auf der chinesischen Peer-to-Peer…
  • Jun 17

    José Mourinho-Marken: FC Chelsea vs. Manchester United

    José Mourinho-Marken: FC Chelsea vs. Manchester United
    Name und Unterschrift von berühmten Zeitpersonen können einen erheblichen wirtschaftlichen Wert haben. Sie werden deshalb oftmals als Marken geschützt. Ein Beispiel dafür ist der ehemalige Fussballspieler und heutige…
  • Jun 16

    Hundefutter und andere Produktfotos: Vorsicht, Urheberrecht!

    Hundefutter und andere Produktfotos: Vorsicht, Urheberrecht!
    Onlineshops, die Produktbilder oder Produktfotos benötigen, bedienen sich häufig bei anderen Onlineshops – allenfalls mit einem Umweg über Google Images und andere Bilder-Suchmaschinen sowie ohne böse Absicht. Auch…
Rank this Week: 2781

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 21

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New
    Information can be very time-sensitive, and that very sensitivity can make it all the more valuable in areas of commerce or activity where quickness is king. The value of stocks can change in an instant, the betting odds of a match adjusted…
  • Jun 16

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application
    Since the Supreme Court's decision in Trunki, which this writer somewhat disagreed with, there has been some uncertainty as to the place of designs in the UK, particularly in relation to the question of lack of ornamentation and the…
  • Jun 7

    Clear Enough? - CJEU Further Clarifies Communication to the Public

    Clear Enough? - CJEU Further Clarifies Communication to the Public
    The CJEU does not seem to be able to make its mind up on the topic of what amounts to a 'communication to the public', as is perfectly illustrated by the recent decisions in Svensson, C More Entertainment, BestWater and the Advocate General's…
Rank this Week: 1510

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: 3611

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

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

    News of Note in IP: June 20, 2016

    News of Note in IP: June 20, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • Jun 20

    Federal Circuit Affirms Refusal to Register “Churrascos” Based on Genericness, Despite Prior Federal Registration of the Mark

    Federal Circuit Affirms Refusal to Register “Churrascos” Based on Genericness, Despite Prior Federal Registration of the Mark
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s refusal to register the stylized mark CHURRASCOS for bar and restaurant services based on genericness.  In re Cordua Restaurants,…
  • Jun 3

    News of Note in IP: June 3, 2016

    News of Note in IP: June 3, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2253

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?
    On a limb .. pondering BrexitBritain ranks very high on the trading partner lists of most African countries (especially Commonwealth influenced countries) as does the EU so how could a Brexit affect the continent from an IP perspective? A few…
  • Jun 17

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town
    Why you need to be at INTA's first ever conference on African soil:1. INTA is the single largest IP industry representative body on the globe meaning that a dedicated INTA conference on the African continent allows Africa and its unique…
  • Jun 15

    IP policies in Africa no. 22: Ghana - update

    IP policies in Africa no. 22: Ghana - update
    Launch event 21 January 2016 sourceIn June 2014, I reported on Ghana's progress towards the development of a national IP policy with the assistance of  the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (here).  Their work…
Rank this Week: 3621

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

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

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 255, May 13, my interview with Prof. Michael Schudson of the Columbia School of Journalism, author of The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975. Michael is one of…
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
Rank this Week: 2587

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 20

    Is State Law Still Important after the Defend Trade Secrets Act?

    Is State Law Still Important after the Defend Trade Secrets Act?
    Trade secret owners have new Federal rights under the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  But what about state law?  Is state law still important for trade secret protection? You bet state law is still important.  Trade secret owners…
  • Jun 6

    Ask Dr. Copyright … DTSA Immunization

    Ask Dr. Copyright … DTSA Immunization
    Dear Doc: When I joined MegaCorp, I was “asked” (well, told, actually) to sign a nondisclosure agreement that limits what I can do with any trade secrets I may learn while doing my job. That agreement says that I can’t tell…
  • May 31

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – A New Federal Cause of Action

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – A New Federal Cause of Action
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA” or “Act”). The bill was largely uncontroversial (imagine that), passing the Senate by an 87-0 vote and the House by a 410-2 vote. The DTSA is…
Rank this Week: 4476

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2822

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
  • Jun 18

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine
    Embracing personalized medicine, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a draft guidance document titled Draft Guideline on Good Pharmacogenomic Practice (“Guidance”) on good pharmacogenomic practice with the stated goal of…
  • May 22

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
  • May 6

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
    On May 4, 2016, the USPTO released a “May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update” (“Update”) providing guidance to patent examiners on formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating an…
Rank this Week: 3759

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/
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
  • Jun 10

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?
    Dear Rich: I am developing a mobile educational app using diagnostic x-ray images obtained from free access websites. Are x-rays subject to copyright protection in the U.S. and the rest of the world? Would I even be able to use x-ray images…
  • Jun 3

    What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?

    What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?
    From the PDR's Decayed DaguerreotypesCollection (Portrait of Emma Bostwick)Dear Rich — I just stumbled across a commercial venture’s Web site that uses my photograph at the top of their main page and their about page,…
Rank this Week: 1845

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1250

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3679

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jun 17

    What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

    What You Need to Know About Estate Planning
    It’s one of the most emotional topics to deal with, yet the last thing you want to do is leave your family and loved ones scrambling to make sure they are legally and financially taken care of after you pass. Just over 50% of Americans…
  • Jun 6

    End of Life Health Care: What You Need to Know

    End of Life Health Care: What You Need to Know
    As you begin planning for retirement and doing general estate planning, do not overlook the importance of end of life health care planning. With people living longer than ever before, the reality is that you may not be in a position to…
  • May 27

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA
    IRA’s can be complex and confusing sometimes. There are so many rules and laws that must be followed to avoid penalties. One common area of confusion surrounds the required minimum distribution (RMD). The RMD is simply the minimum…
Rank this Week: 3764

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3719

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 17

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.By Rajit KapurYesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, that it is appropriate for a court to give…
  • Jun 9

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"
    This isn't video game related, but music copyright cases always interest me.  First, the details, from Law360:New York (June 8, 2016, 8:14 PM ET) -- British singer Ed Sheeran violated U.S. copyright laws by basing a portion of his hit…
  • Jun 8

    Have you tried our iOS app?

    Have you tried our iOS app?
    Just a reminder to our readers that the link to your right for the iOS App Store will take you to our actual and very real Patent Arcade Patent Search app available for iOS.This handy tool lets you search and review patents on the go,…
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Jun 16

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA
    It is summer festival season in Middle Tennessee. Last week, we experienced the CMA Music Festival, followed by Bonnaroo. This coming weekend, the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival takes place in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The festival begins with a…
  • Jun 8

    “Professionally Known As” – Branding your Professional Name

    “Professionally Known As” – Branding your Professional Name
    Here in Nashville, we are in the midst of the Country Music Association’s CMA Music Festival, where fans flock into our city to meet and hear their favorite artists.  Our city is inundated with music branding.  While some…
  • May 31

    COURAGE, HONOR, AND MILITARY TRADEMARKS

    COURAGE, HONOR, AND MILITARY TRADEMARKS
    As I reflected on Memorial Day, many images came to mind of family and friends who courageously gave their own lives to help protect ours.  They all shared a tremendous sense of pride for their military unit – an extension of their…
Rank this Week: 2510

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).
    This is one of the more difficult blog entries to write, because the “Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.” case is not the typical bittorrent extortion case, but rather, more of a “compulsory licensing”…
  • Feb 8

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?
    Malibu Media, LLC has formed a habit of suing defendants for downloads that appear on the bittorrent networks literally a day or so after they are supposedly “published” on their website. The videos themselves are not copyrighted…
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
Rank this Week: 4057