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IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 26

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation
    Wisconsin is the latest state to entertain legislation aimed at curbing patent troll activity within its state.  Last week, the State Assembly passed Senate Bill 498, as amended, which requires certain disclosures to be made in an…
  • Mar 18

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year
    As a former FTC staffer, I am asked about what’s the worst that can happen if a company doesn’t have substantiation for its weight loss or other health-related claims. Well, that depends. Taken to its extreme, there can be…
  • Mar 17

    When You May Stand Out In A Crowd: The Perils of Crowdfunding Inter Partes Reexamination

    When You May Stand Out In A Crowd: The Perils of Crowdfunding Inter Partes Reexamination
    Crowdfunding is becoming commonplace these days.  Inventors are using it to bring their products to market and artists are using it as a means to fund movies and even new music platforms. Now, parties are using crowdfunding to combat…
Rank this Week: 921

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Mar 24

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing
    The Licensing Executives Society International will hold its 2014 annual conference in Moscow, Russia. Session The main program will be 18-21 May 2014. Conference Program The conference program will include 6 General sessions and 23 workshops…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
Rank this Week: 828

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1039

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jan 8

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The City of Houston, Texas has filed a Petition For Writ Of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to interpret Section 2(b) of the Lanham Act to determine whether it…
  • Jan 6

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller Gap Inc. and Diane Von Furstenberg’s company DVF Studio have asked the federal court in the Southern District of New York to rule on whether the heart emoticon <3 can be protected as a…
  • Dec 18

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The iconic “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” photo of firemen raising an American flag on September 11, 2001, which appeared on the cover of The Record newspaper and other newspapers on September…
Rank this Week: 889

Maryland Intellectual Property Law…

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Provides news, analysis of important case law, summaries of pending litigation, statistical information, and commentary relating to intellectual property issues affecting Maryland businesses and individuals. By Brian Wm. Higgins.

http://www.marylandiplaw.com/
  • Jan 6

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology
              Each year around this time, the biggest names in tech converge on Las Vegas at the annual International CES Show (Jan. 6-10), which organizers tout as a stage where…
  • Dec 31

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor
              In Classen Immunotherapies v. King Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. 04-cv-3521 WDQ (D. Md 2013) (J. Quarles), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Classen's motion to…
  • Nov 6

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook
    Patent, Copyright, Trade Secret, Right of Publicity, Trademark Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers by Brian Higgins, Peter Gunst, Dempsey Nash, Lawrence Sung, Eric Easton, Ned Himmelrich, Julie Rubin, and James…
Rank this Week: 873

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

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

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • Jun 27

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

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

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
  • Oct 31

    Writing Wrong Kirtsaeng Headline

    Writing Wrong Kirtsaeng Headline
    After the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., on October 29, 2012, many of the reports contained some inaccuracies, and some got it generally right. But who writes the wrong headlines? Even…
Rank this Week: 875

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 1026

The Business of Patents Blog

The Business of Patents Blog

Provides information for small businesses on how to protect their intellectual property through patents or other IP. By Mike Ervin.

http://www.the-business-of-patents.com/patents-blog.html
  • Jul 19

    Patent Maintenance Fee

    Patent Maintenance Fee
    So what are patent maintenance fees? And how much are they?
  • May 4

    Chinese Patent Office

    Chinese Patent Office
    The Chinese Patent Office. Should I Apply for a Chinese Patent? The answer to this has been steadily changing over the years.
  • Feb 2

    Patent Growth

    Patent Growth
    Patent Growth. A recent report by WIPO indicates that from a patent filing aspect the world economies have mostly recovered from their 2008 doldrums.
Rank this Week: 1025

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
Rank this Week: 843

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
Rank this Week: 1325

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/
  • Apr 15

    Will They Got Mad if We Argue Fair Use?

    Will They Got Mad if We Argue Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: If we buy half a dozen of photos from a photo agency, let’s call it XYZ images, and discover that other photos which we obtained from out-of-business newspaper archives (sold on eBay) are credited to a Now Defunct News…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Reproduce Article About Myself?

    Can I Reproduce Article About Myself?
    Dear Rich: I am a realtor and am creating a web page of myself with the listings that I have. I wanted to know if I can use articles that have been published about myself as well as photos of me taken by several newspapers, magazines etc. In…
  • Apr 11

    So Many Copyright Questions ... So Little Time

    So Many Copyright Questions ... So Little Time
    Dear Rich: (1) What is the length of time the U.S. Copyright Office takes to approve or not approve a copyright application? (2) If I secure a lyrics copyright on a public domain melody for commercial purposes can someone else use that same…
Rank this Week: 1335

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: 1384

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/
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
  • Apr 11

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent
    Raizel Liebler & June Liebert, Something Rotten in the State of Legal Citation: The Life Span of a United States Supreme Court Citation Containing an Internet Link (1996-2010), 15 Yale J.L. & Tech. 273 (2013).Kristina…
Rank this Week: 1054

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
  • Apr 14

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

    Build More Coal Power Plants!
    That’s probably not a headline readers expect here. Let me explain. Cleantechnica just published an interesting interview with Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, one of the big German power utilities. From that interview: EP: Still, I get the…
  • Apr 14

    BECCS and 600 ppm

    BECCS and 600 ppm
    I have a couple of comments about the “Mitigation of Climate Change” report released yesterday by the IGCC. First, I learned from this report what “BECCS” means. “CCS” of course is carbon capture and…
Rank this Week: 1056

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1326

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Apr 11

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Sit back in the saddle and put on your spectacles... it's round up time! The US Department of Commerce's USPTO announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), led by Mark Powell.  Read more. More news…
  • Apr 9

    inovia Travels: PCT Learning Center

    inovia Travels: PCT Learning Center
    This week, inovia traveled to Houston, TX for two seminars presented by the PCT Learning Center.  This organization gives patent professionals the tools and information to more proficiently navigate the Patent Cooperation Treaty…
  • Apr 7

    inovia to sponsor the 2014 IP SpringPosium

    inovia to sponsor the 2014 IP SpringPosium
      We are very excited to sponsor the 2014 Intellectual Property SpringPosium, held by the Atlanta Bar Association. Running April 11th-12th in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the CLE conference boasts a packed agenda with…
Rank this Week: 1057

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 11

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?
    Case C‑114/12 European Commission v Council of the European Union nearly escaped this blogger's attention completely, since there was no obvious giveaway in the title of this case to suggest that it had anything to do with copyright.…
  • Apr 10

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says "no!"

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says &quot;no!&quot;
    This morning the Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam BV and Others v Stichting de Thuiskopie, Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie vergoeding. The judgment is so far available in just five official…
  • Apr 9

    Wednesday's CopyKat is an off-to-court Kat: how apealing

    Wednesday's CopyKat is an off-to-court Kat: how apealing
    Variety reports that MGM and James Bond producers Danjaq have filed a copyright infringement suit against NBC Universal claiming that the studio’s planned “Section 6″ feature film is a rip off of the lucrative 007 franchise.…
Rank this Week: 1306

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common
    The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 28, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many…
Rank this Week: 1109

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1107

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
  • Feb 28

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude
    A frequent question we get is what can we do about the online posting about me?  Often times, the answer is not much.  Lawyers can only help when the online conduct crosses the line into a cognizable cause of action.  Figuring…
Rank this Week: 1465

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Apr 8

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?
    Last October, Tracey J found that Shine Forever had infringed Bugatti’s registered trade mark (for BUGATTI) by selling clothing and accessories under the trade mark BUGATCHI and BUGATCHI UOMO. Now Tracey J has ordered that Shine Forever…
  • Apr 3

    What would Google do [1]

    What would Google do [1]
    The Way of the Warrant: Google has published a video on how it deals with search warrant
  • Apr 2

    Software patents in the USA

    Software patents in the USA
    Yesterday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the patentability of Alice Corporation's payment system.
Rank this Week: 1338

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 8

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”
    Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance. Digital Rights Ireland welcomes…
  • Apr 7

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A

    Tomorrow&rsquo;s ECJ judgment: Q&amp;A
    Tomorrow the European Court of Justice will give judgment in our case challenging mass surveillance under the Data Retention Directive. Here’s a summary of the background. What is the case about? It’s a challenge to data retention…
  • Jan 1

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014
    2013 was a big year for digital rights and for Digital Rights Ireland in particular. We had a major success with our case against mass surveillance which led to an Advocate-General’s opinion that the Data Retention Directive is…
Rank this Week: 1066

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patent

    Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patent
    Robert Merges originally wrote this essay, previously unpublished, on the thirtieth anniversary of Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement (1978-present). Merges has generously provided Written…
  • Apr 1

    Amy Kapczynski On The Future Of "Beyond IP" Scholarship

    Amy Kapczynski On The Future Of &quot;Beyond IP&quot; Scholarship
    I was thrilled to participate this past Sunday in the Innovation Law Beyond IP Conference at Yale Law School hosted by the Information Society Project (ISP). The list of attendees included Mark Lemley, Amy Kapczynski, Yochai Benkler, Lisa…
  • Mar 28

    #BeyondIP Blog Symposium

    #BeyondIP Blog Symposium
    On Sunday the Yale Law School Information Society Project is hosting our Innovation Law Beyond IP conference, at which I'll be moderating the plenary session and presenting Beyond the Patents-Prizes Debate (coauthored with Daniel Hemel).…
Rank this Week: 1415

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Apr 7

    International patent strategy: tips for selecting countries in which to file

    International patent strategy: tips for selecting countries in which to file
    A question that patent attorneys often receive from clients who are relatively new to international patent filing procedures is “where outside of the U.S. should I file my patent application?” While the…
  • Mar 31

    10 things software patent applicants need to know about the USPTO’s Glossary Initiative

    10 things software patent applicants need to know about the USPTO’s Glossary Initiative
    In an effort to combat criticisms about poor quality and ambiguity in software and business method patents, the USPTO has announced a new ”Glossary Pilot Program” that encourages applicants to provide a glossary of…
  • Mar 10

    Penn State University to license patents via online auction

    Penn State University to license patents via online auction
    Penn State University is primed to launch the country’s first online auction of patent rights resulting from university research. According to a Penn State news release: About 70 engineering patents in areas as diverse as acoustics,…
Rank this Week: 1214

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 4

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy
    by Julie Cromer Young When Harold Ramis died in late February, I reflected upon his long career in comedic acting and film. As a much less successful alumna of the comedy classes offered by Second City, I appreciate the subtle but hilarious…
  • Apr 4

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture
    Since the founding of the show and this website, Hearsay Culture has been singularly focused on the radio show/podcast content. I have very occasionally blogged, and less so in recent years. For the most part, the absence of blog posts has…
  • Mar 29

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 1150

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 3

    Patent drafting tools that help broaden scope of patent protection

    Patent drafting tools that help broaden scope of patent protection
    In drafting patent applications, it may be useful to broaden the language by using words such as “preferred” and to use claim language such as “substantially” or words of similar import.  Preferred connotes that…
  • Mar 17

    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size

    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size
    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size The Federal Circuit in Takeda v. Zydus (Fed. Cir. Feb. 20, 2014) resolved issues in relation to claim construction, infringement and invalidity.  The patent was directed to…
  • Mar 12

    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure

    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure
    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure In determining the scope of patent protection under a patent, the claims are construed literally to determine whether the accused product infringes the patent’s…
Rank this Week: 1372

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
  • Jun 8

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience
    Asked to detail the President’s patent troll initiatives to an investor focused viewership. Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 1280

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 1252

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers issues around intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection, and security and UCITA. Published by Raymond T. Nimmer, the Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intelle

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
    Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court&rsquo;s decision in Columbia Pictures...
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    &quot;Transformative fair use&quot; compared to &quot;transformative purpose infringement&quot;, some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes...
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved?…
Rank this Week: 1438

California Patent Attorney Blog

California Patent Attorney Blog

Covers patent litigation and infringement.

http://www.californiapatentattorney.pro/
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening
    California - Apple was recently assigned a patent, numbered 8,666,034 , which will allow users to listen to a message as it is being left by a caller and then pick up mid-message, if desired. In a time known as "the age of texting" where…
  • Feb 6

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface
    California - A series of recently unveiled patents give a glimpse into what we might see as part of the next line of Samsung smartphones. With the new Samsung Galaxy S5 set to be released in March, all eyes are on the Korean based company…
  • Jan 6

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display
    California - The next generation of Samsung smartphones will likely feature a game changing foldable dual screen, as revealed by a patent filed in Korea. The Seoul-headquartered company confirmed its plans to make the foldable screens a…
Rank this Week: 1256

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic…
  • Nov 24

    Pardon the mess…

    Pardon the mess…
    Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (http://blogs.bnip.com/aip/).The post Pardon the mess… appeared first on The Invent Blog.
  • Jun 14

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?
    There are two ways to check: First look at the EFS-Web Compatible Hardware and Software which includes information on compatible hardware and software, including operating systems (Mac OS-X, Windows, RedHat), browsers (Internet Explorer,…
Rank this Week: 1099

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 1358

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Mar 7

    Garcia v. Google, Inc.

    Garcia v. Google, Inc.
    Garcia v. Google, Inc. “While answering a casting call for a low-budget amateur film doesn’t often lead to stardom, it also rarely turns an aspiring actress into the subject of a fatwa.” is the mild understatement of the…
  • Mar 4

    Minnesota Do-Gooders Club

    Minnesota Do-Gooders Club
    I recently had the opportunity to sit-down with Wendy and Matthew with the Minnesota Do-Gooders to talk about copyrights and trademarks. They did a great job of putting my ramblings together into a pretty comprehensible program.…
  • Sep 9

    Top 10 List

    Top 10 List
    I was recently asked by an attorney friend about using the phrase “The Top Ten Reasons…” in relation to a top ten list (á la David Lettermen) that she was planning on using in a marketing piece.  This…
Rank this Week: 1351

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
  • Feb 24

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement
    Kind, LLC thinks new product packaging from competitor Cliff Bar & Company is an infringement on the KIND brand trade dress shown above. Currently Cliff Bar & Company packages their MOJO bar with a half-moon transparent opening. The…
  • Feb 20

    Drake Claims An Owl Design Is Not Protected by Copyright

    Drake Claims An Owl Design Is Not Protected by Copyright
    Recording artist Drake was sued for copyright infringement for replicating a 3-dimensional “owl design” necklace. While no one person could ever claim exclusive rights to an owl on a piece of jewelry, the very nature of copyright…
Rank this Week: 1207

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    European Trademark

    European Trademark
    If you are doing business in a number of different European countries then, rather than registering your trademarks in each jurisdiction separately, you will likely apply for protection at the European level.  This enables you,…
  • Jan 27

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name
    Social networking giant Pinterest lost its trademark battle against Premium Interest, a London-based news aggregation start-up, following a ruling by the European Commission Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM). The…
  • Jan 27

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name
    Social networking giant Pinterest lost its trademark battle against Premium Interest, a London-based news aggregation start-up, following a ruling by the European Commission Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM). The…
Rank this Week: 1111

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

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

    Our Past Defines Our Future

    Our Past Defines Our Future
    At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good. The biggest change has been the addition of the…
  • Dec 30

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.
    To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you…
  • Aug 9

    Necessary Upgrade to the B-52

    Necessary Upgrade to the B-52
    The majority of clients of The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are veterans. Veterans enlisted and served to protect America, and our allies. Veterans and service-members know freedom and liberty are…
Rank this Week: 1205

Furd Log

Furd Log

Covers intellectual property, technology, culture and policy. By Frank Field.

http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog
  • Feb 18

    The Title Says It All

    The Title Says It All
    At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You [pdf] Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171…
  • Dec 16

    Here We Go

    Here We Go
    Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program [pdf] [decision] A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most…
  • Nov 14

    An Unexpected Decision

    An Unexpected Decision
    Bound to be appealed: Google Books Lawsuit Defeated: Book Scanning Deemed ‘Fair Use’ - see The Authors Guild , et al. v. Google (US District Court, Southern District of New York): CHIN, Circuit Judge Since 2004, when it…
Rank this Week: 1144

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
  • Jan 30

    Startup-NY - an Amazing New York Initiative for Tech Startup

    Startup-NY - an Amazing New York Initiative for Tech Startup
    I have been following the development of this exciting new program in New York State that, if successful, can really turn New York into the next Silicon Valley. The program became effective on January 1, 2014. All of the details are at…
  • Jan 29

    New York employers - don't forget to give yearly wage notice to your employee

    New York employers - don't forget to give yearly wage notice to your employee
    I received a helpful reminder today from my friends employment attorneys Joseph Harris and Evan White at White Harris PLLC that all New York private sector employers must give an annual written notice of wage rates to their employees. The…
Rank this Week: 1146

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
  • Dec 11

    Pushing Patent Trolls Into the Light of Day: Congress Attacks the Practices of Non-Practicing Entitie

    Pushing Patent Trolls Into the Light of Day: Congress Attacks the Practices of Non-Practicing Entitie
    The Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, was overwhelmingly passed by the House (325-91) last week.  The Senate version seems poised to pass soon, and the White House is reportedly also in favor.  The legislation was introduced by House…
Rank this Week: 1262

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1267

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

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

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

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

    Software Patents Survive

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

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1187

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: 1134

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Oct 17

    0x43: State of the GNUnion

    0x43: State of the GNUnion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:33) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 1 (00:01:58) The slides for John's talk are available, and the source of those slides is available too. Segment 1 (00:54:31) Bradley…
  • Sep 4

    0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing

    0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:28) The plural of hiatus appears to be hiatukset, but hiatuses is the proper English. (01:50) Bradley adopted two dogs from a shelter. They like kongs (02:30) Bradley's wife has a blog with…
  • Aug 14

    Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013

    Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013
    Show Notes Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation. Segment 0 (00:00:33) Bradley and Karen introduce the interview. Segment 1 (00:03:03) Bradley and Karen interview Jim…
Rank this Week: 1356

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • Sep 11

    Secuestro de Marcas Extranjera

    Secuestro de Marcas Extranjera
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho Artículo publicado en septiembre 2013 por World Intelectual Property Review Traducción en español En un mundo comercial cada día más globalizado en donde las…
  • Aug 26

    Marcas registradas con signos débile

    Marcas registradas con signos débile
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho Este año se han emitido algunas de las tesis mas enriquecedoras y esperadas durante décadas en lo que a marcas se refiere, en esta ocasión por su trascendencia en el…
  • Jul 30

    Confusión en el otorgamiento de razones sociale

    Confusión en el otorgamiento de razones sociale
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho twitter: @rafagimenezc Una de las últimas acciones del Ex Presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa antes de terminar su encargo como Primer Mandatario fue otorgar facultades a la…
Rank this Week: 1377

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

A blog celebrating the history of technology and creative genius over the centuries. By Bob Shaver.

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Sep 2

    The Largest Stone Moved by Man, The Thunder Stone

    The Largest Stone Moved by Man, The Thunder Stone
    The largest stone ever moved by man, as far as I know, is the stone moved to St. Petersberg to serve as the base for the equistrian statue of Peter the Great. It was called the Thunder Stone, and was...
  • Sep 9

    Behistun Inscription, Iran

    Behistun Inscription, Iran
    In 1835 Sir Henry Rawlinson investigated some writings and figures carved in a stone wall on the road between the ancient capital of Babylonia and Media, located in modern Iraq .  The writings were on a panel carved into the rock, the panel…
  • Dec 11

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza
    Theories on how the Great Pyramid at Giza take various forms.  Most of them have involved some form of ramp, up which the large stone blocks were hauled.  The problem was that construction of some of the ramps would have taken more…
Rank this Week: 1093