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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/
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
  • Aug 18

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME…
Rank this Week: 3541

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
  • Sep 19

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M
    Football season is upon us, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks were no doubt celebrating the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins during their first game of the season on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Seattle fans, who have been…
  • Sep 14

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?
    In July, the Brand Protection Blog reviewed potential “right of publicity” claims that might have been brought by celebrities whose wax “look alikes” appeared in Kanye West’s “Famous” music video.…
Rank this Week: 2166

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
  • Sep 19

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M
    Football season is upon us, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks were no doubt celebrating the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins during their first game of the season on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Seattle fans, who have been…
  • Sep 14

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?
    In July, the Brand Protection Blog reviewed potential “right of publicity” claims that might have been brought by celebrities whose wax “look alikes” appeared in Kanye West’s “Famous” music video.…
Rank this Week: 2277

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Sep 21

    Richard Bell Sues IU, Purdue, A Place for Mom

    Richard Bell Sues IU, Purdue, A Place for Mom
    Richard Bell strikes again…and again…and again. Mr. Bell has filed eight more copyright lawsuits over his Indianapolis skyline photo. Several …Continue reading →
  • Sep 21

    Miami (OH) Student Apartments sued over ANNEX Trademark

    Miami (OH) Student Apartments sued over ANNEX Trademark
    Since 2013, Plaintiff has used the trademark THE ANNEX in connection with nine student housing facilities in three states. Seven …Continue reading →
  • Sep 12

    Artist sues Boat Dealer over Breach of License

    Artist sues Boat Dealer over Breach of License
    Pursuant to an agreement, Plaintiff created and applied artwork to a limited number of Defendant’s boats. Defendant is alleged to have …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3405

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1864

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Sep 21

    AIPPI Milano – UPC mock trial

    AIPPI Milano – UPC mock trial
    The final morning of the AIPPI Milano Congress contained a blockbuster, 4-hour, 3-part session on Brexit and the UPC: “Panel Session IX: Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?” The structure and panellists for…
  • Sep 21

    USA: Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1944, 16 September 2016

    USA: Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1944, 16 September 2016
    In an inter partes review of a patent owned by Wi-Fi One, LLC (“Wi-Fi”), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to deny Wi-Fi’s request to conduct discovery into whether Broadcom Corporation’ petition was…
  • Sep 20

    AIPPI Milano – Similar but different

    AIPPI Milano – Similar but different
    Panel session 2 of the second day of the Congress was a discussion session about biosimilars. Moderator Dominic Adair (Partner, Bristows (UK)) led his panellists Fritz Reiter (Regulatory CMC Team Leader, Sandoz GmbH (AT)), Prof. Mei-Hsin Wang…
Rank this Week: 2110

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
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Sep 18

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue
    Guest Post by:  Nate Beaver, Esq.; Gary Koch, Esq.; Antoinette Konski, Esq.; and Judy Waltz, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama brought to the nation’s attention the…
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
Rank this Week: 3548

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
  • Sep 17

    17 Seconds #28

    17 Seconds #28
    The upside and downside of intellectual property. Yahoo!, once a leading tech company valued at $125 billion, was acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion. The media’s coverage of the deal was not kind: * Verizon to End Yahoo Survival Fight…
  • Sep 12

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell
    Controversial manager leaves a mixed legacy. [This article, written 09/12/16, is a parody. But it is also a prediction. No manager lasts forever. Farrell will eventually get fired. And when he does, the Red Sox front office will release a…
Rank this Week: 2485

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC
    What Are Patent Trolls? Have you heard the term patent troll? While it is not exactly a household phrase, patent trolling is fast becoming a thorn in the side of small businesses that have good research and development departments, some…
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation
    Patent litigation is often costly and time-consuming. However, the 2011 Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (“AIA”) offers a patent review system called inter partes review that could possibly reduce the cost of patent litigation.…
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
Rank this Week: 4473

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/
  • Sep 20

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need
    Advance care directives are not just for the aging and disabled. Anyone can become incapacitated unexpectedly whether by accident, stroke, brain aneurism, or a variety of other causes. By failing to create a living will and a health care…
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
Rank this Week: 3244

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Sep 20

    They Invented What? (No. 9)

    They Invented What? (No. 9)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,055,910:  Toy gas fired missile and launcher assembly.   Background: Flatulence is the accumulation of excessive gas in the stomach or…
  • Jul 27

    They Invented What? (No. 8)

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

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
Rank this Week: 1021

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 20

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace One important component of the USPTO’s commitment to achieve greater accuracy, clarity, and consistency in examination and prosecution is the Clarity and…
  • Sep 16

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe
    Guest blog by Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel and John Kirkpatrick, Patent Pro Bono Coordinator Five years ago, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law, bringing sweeping changes to the U.S. patent system.  In…
  • Aug 29

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce
    Guest blog by Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation As part of our continuing efforts to improve patent examination quality and efficiency, the USPTO will host a roundtable on September 28, 2016 to discuss…
Rank this Week: 4854

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1411

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part II)

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part II)
    By: Robert R. Sachs In Part I, I explained some general criteria for laws of nature, considering the prototypes of Newton's laws and Einstein's E=mc2. Now I'll turn to whether there are laws of nature in biology. Biological generalizations,…
  • Sep 15

    McRo: Preemption Matters After All

    McRo: Preemption Matters After All
    By Robert R. Sachs The Federal Circuit has released its long-awaited opinion in McRo v. Bandai, reversing the lower court’s decision that the claims were ineligible subject matter. McRo’s invention in U.S. 6,307,576 was a method used in…
  • Sep 13

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part I)

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part I)
    By: Robert R. Sachs I believe that the opinions of the Federal Circuit do not reflect a deep understanding of science and technology. In this blog I'll focus specifically on the issue of laws of nature. It appears that the Federal Circuit has…
Rank this Week: 4771

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 19

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart
    IPNews® - Walmart has filed for a patent that might bring your shopping cart to life.  The patent involves technology that would allow your shopping cart to drive itself and answer your questions while you focus on shopping. …
  • Sep 9

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The owners of famous feline Grumpy Cat filed a lawsuit against its coffee maker licensee Grenade Beverage.   The lawsuit claims that Grenade used the famous Grumpy Cat images and trademark on t-shirts without authorization.…
  • Aug 31

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

    Apple Patent Will Deter Theft of Devices by Taking Photos, Videos and Fingerprint
    IPNews® - A recently published patent application by Apple covers technology allowing devices to record and transmit biometric data on unauthorized users.   The recorded information, such as fingerprints and photos, could be used to…
Rank this Week: 3608

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 19

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee
    On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 13th, the intellectual property subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee convened for a hearing on oversight of practices and procedures at the U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    CAFC rules Board misapplied law of common sense

    CAFC rules Board misapplied law of common sense
    On August 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an important ruling in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple, Inc. The dispute dates back several years to December 2, 2013, when Apple Inc., Google, Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC (collectively…
  • Aug 18

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO
    “I have not yet run into an Art Unit that does not have someone designated as an Alice expert,” explained JiNan Glasgow of Neopatents. “They won’t always tell you who it is, but they all say they have an Alice…
Rank this Week: 3143

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: 4897

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/
  • Sep 19

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?
    Dear Rich: I attempted to register a trademark in 2005, which became abandoned by the USPTO in 2007 as I did not have the proper resources to complete the process. The trademark is associated with an event I have been producing since 2002,…
  • Sep 12

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?
    Dear Rich: I am a graphic designer. I am wondering if I can use a public domain image as a model to create a vector image, then sell that vector image on posters or a t-shirt. I created a famous chandelier in Illustrator, based upon a…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!
    Dear Rich: I wanted to make an illustrated book out of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven as a gift to my son. I recently changed career paths and am now studying graphic art and am wondering if I could publish and sell the book as opposed to just…
Rank this Week: 1364

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Sep 18

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton
    If you want to find intellectual property law in Edmonton, then there a few things you should know first. Check out multiple lawyers and get multiple opinions.  With anything as important as this, you need to get multiple opinions from a…
  • Sep 14

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)
    1. Joe Jamail Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation, and your enjoyment in being a lawyer. Jamail was also considered to be the wealthiest lawyer in the US.  He was a…
  • Sep 11

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case
    This is a fantastic summary video of some of the most important supreme court cases out there.  All of these decisions have had massive effect on the state of the US’s legal precedent today. … The post Summary of Important…
Rank this Week: 4647

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    International Trademark Filings And The Most Frequently Asked Question

    International Trademark Filings And The Most Frequently Asked Question
    If an organization is offering products or services under a trademark in another country or plans to enter a market abroad in the future, consideration should be given to registering your trademark in that country. There should be an inquiry…
  • Sep 2

    Overcoming A Descriptiveness Refusal Under Section 2(e)(1)

    Overcoming A Descriptiveness Refusal Under Section 2(e)(1)
    In a recent case at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or “TTAB”), Watercraft Superstore, Inc. (the “Applicant”) took a different approach in convincing the Board that the subject trademark…
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UDRP”) to resolve any disputes that arise between parties over…
Rank this Week: 2023

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    The Strategy in Smartphone Battery Location

    The Strategy in Smartphone Battery Location
                Once upon a time, most cellphone users could easily replace their batteries should they want to extend the life of their handset. Absent operator error, the decline in the…
  • Sep 9

    So This is How the Internet of Things Work

    So This is How the Internet of Things Work
                This week my digital printer notified the office systems administrator by email that it needed a replacement ink cartridge.  How very helpful and timely you might think,…
  • Aug 22

    Paying Mooching Carriers—Wi-Fi Spectrum Use by Licensed Operator

    Paying Mooching Carriers—Wi-Fi Spectrum Use by Licensed Operator
                Some stakeholders support a growing strategy by incumbent carriers to offload ever increasing bandwidth demand onto other networks including unlicensed Wi-Fi.  See…
Rank this Week: 1644

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?
    It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?  After all, self-driving cars represent innovative progress in technology, and patents are intended “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited…
  • Sep 8

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property
    As everyone knows, in June, the United Kingdom passed the BREXIT referendum (driven by British voters), voting to exit the European Union.  What affect does BREXIT have on intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the…
  • Sep 1

    NO ICE, PLEASE!

    NO ICE, PLEASE!
    By Audrey Millemann California’s unfair competition and consumer protection laws protect consumers from false representations about products or services.  These laws include the Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code…
Rank this Week: 1221

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2918

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication
    The newspaper industry in in disarray because of the Internet, old business models are no longer working, and media empires need to contest with a changed environment. There are two ways of addressing the challenges ahead, to change business…
  • Sep 8

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright
    A long-awaited case on intermediary liability and copyright infringement has finally been decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The case is GS Media v Sanoma (C‑160/15), which involves Playboy pictures published…
  • Aug 29

    The future of media and some implications for regulation

    The future of media and some implications for regulation
    There has been a lot of soul-searching in mainstream media in the past week, following Shane Smith‘s scathing health check at this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh international TV festival. The lecture should be…
Rank this Week: 1147

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Sep 14

    Bicycle Saddle Patent Litigation

    Bicycle Saddle Patent Litigation
    An Australian patent holder is continuing to sue companies around the world on a split saddle design for bicycle seats.
  • Sep 7

    Patent Examiners Mostly Accurate in Time

    Patent Examiners Mostly Accurate in Time
    The Office of Inspector General recently found that while most patent examiners are truthful in reporting their hours worked, some have been compensated - at high cost - for hours they have not.
  • Jul 27

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application
    Some types of advertisements and displays are acceptable as specimens for trademarks.
Rank this Week: 3208

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?
    This post discusses how one can avoid misappropriating a former employer’s trade secrets. I first wrote about this topic on Quora. Please see How does one make sure one doesn’t misappropriate software trade secrets?…
  • Sep 1

    What is a Certificate of Determination?

    What is a Certificate of Determination?
    One of my Avvo answers led me to write this post. Please see CA corp Certificate of Determination: must it include tag-along and drag-along provisions? Corporations, by default, issue common shares to shareholders. However,…
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
Rank this Week: 4820

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Sep 13

    Federal Circuit: results are ineligible for patenting, but processes for achieving a result can be eligible

    Federal Circuit: results are ineligible for patenting, but processes for achieving a result can be eligible
    The Federal Circuit continued to refine the boundaries of patent-eligibility of software in 2016 with a new decision, McRO, Inc. v. Bandai NAMCO Games America, Inc. (Sept. 13, 2016), in which the court assessed whether claims directed to…
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

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

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • Sep 13

    Le Programme P3

    Le Programme P3
    Au retour des vacances, quoi de mieux qu’une petite discussion technique sur le projet pilote lancé par le USPTO au cours de l’été, le « Post-Prosecution Pilot », communément connu…
  • Aug 30

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique

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

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
Rank this Week: 2165

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay
    Everybody wants to be the Next Big Thing. Right? The Voice, American Idol, Rap Wars. The Network chose you, from millions of potential contestants, to appear in this season’s series. That’s flattering. Right? Your appearance on…
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
Rank this Week: 1922

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: 1197

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2729

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: 3532

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 11

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction
    In Virginia, independent contractors can be held to noncompete agreements to the same extent as regular employees. But beware. A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge decided last month that all bets are off if the “independent…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day
    Suppose you find yourself involved in litigation in Fairfax County, Virginia, and you want the court to take some kind of action. Perhaps you want the judge to order the plaintiff to attach a copy of the contract to the complaint. Maybe…
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
Rank this Week: 3967

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4773

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

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

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
Rank this Week: 4970

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/
  • Sep 8

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed
    Recently a lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game was dismissed.[1] Lindsay Lohan, along with Karen Gravano of the show “Mob Wives,” each brought lawsuits against the…
  • Sep 5

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz
    As I’ve mentioned in my previous spotlight post, Santucci Priore, P.L. have the privilege to represent a veritable cornucopia of clients. By far and wide, one of our most charming and talented is hip hop artist and femcee, Stichiz.…
  • Sep 1

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited
    The debate regarding what to do about “Patent Trolls” has lately been gaining steam and has been brought to the public attention in various ways. The term “Patent Trolls” usually refers to a person or company that…
Rank this Week: 2088

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 1057

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2007

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/
  • Sep 6

    Sandeen and Seaman: Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law

    Sandeen and Seaman: Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law
    If you're interested in the fate of trade secrets law, and you like conflicts of law, I recommend taking a look at Sharon Sandeen and Chris Seaman's paper, Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law, when it comes out. As we know,…
  • Sep 1

    Mark Rose: The Authors and their Personalities that Shaped Copyright Law

    Mark Rose: The Authors and their Personalities that Shaped Copyright Law
    “Great cases like hard cases make bad law” said Justice Holmes at the turn of the twentieth century. By contrast in copyright law, complex personalities and facts seem to allow the law to work itself pure. That seems to be the…
  • Sep 1

    Introducing New Blogger: Shyam Balganesh

    Introducing New Blogger: Shyam Balganesh
    I am very pleased to welcome Professor Shyam Balganesh as a new Written Description blogger. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is also a Co-Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation &…
Rank this Week: 2984

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1313

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    What’s Up with YouTube Pulling Ads from Videos?

    What’s Up with YouTube Pulling Ads from Videos?
    In the last week, several people have posted that YouTube pulled the ads from their videos because their content wasn’t “advertiser-friendly.” What’s Advertiser-Friendly Content? According to YouTube policies, ads can…
  • Aug 30

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle
    When I was on one of the weekly calls with my mastermind group last week, one of my fellow Shankminders asked me to comment on a phenomenon amongst entrepreneurs – working on your side gig while at your full-time job. Wait . . . what?!…
  • Aug 27

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract
    Part of my job as a lawyer is writing and reviewing contract. I love writing contracts – you put in creative and crazy clauses as long as they’re legal. I get many clients who draft their own agreements or get a contract from a…
Rank this Week: 3639

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/
  • Sep 2

    Pirates of the Pacific… Northwest

    Pirates of the Pacific… Northwest
    This is the year for territoriality issues in trademark disputes. As we reported previously, Bayer and Belmora have locked horns over the question of whether someone who owns a trademark in Mexico (and does not use the mark in the U.S. or own…
  • Aug 25

    Does One Life Matter?

    Does One Life Matter?
    No.  At least not according to a recent decision rendered earlier this month by three judge panel at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Applicant, Tres Vidas Organic, Inc., sought to register the following mark for tequila and…
  • Aug 4

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) issued its 5,000,000th registration. (Congratulations to the owner of COASTAL TACO BAR + CHILL!). It took until 1974 for the PTO to issue the 1,000,000th…
Rank this Week: 1969

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

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

http://legalintangibles.com/
Rank this Week: 3531

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: 3400

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Obvious Fabrication

    Obvious Fabrication
    In Arendi v. Apple, Google, Motorola Mobility (CAFC 2015-2073), the patent appeals board exercised illicit bias towards reexamination petitioners Apple et al by adding a missing limitation to a prior art reference and thereby…
  • Jul 30

    Voice Input

    Voice Input
    Northern California district court judge Vince Chhabria is one of many on the federal bench whose corruption would deny the rights of patent holders to protect the largest corporations. When Unwired Planet asserted patents against Apple…
  • Jul 30

    Symbol Generator

    Symbol Generator
    Advanced Group Information sued startup Life460 for its mobile phone app that lets people set up ad hoc familial networks. The asserted patents, 7,031,728 and 7,672,681, were found indefinite under §102 ¶ 2 because there was no…
Rank this Week: 1561