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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: 1825

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
Rank this Week: 1675

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 19

    Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch Against Sirius XM

    Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch Against Sirius XM
    I posted on Flo & Eddie’s California lawsuit against Sirius XM last week.  This week’s post discusses Flo & Eddie’s New York lawsuit against Sirius XM.  Flo & Eddie owns all rights to The Turtles’…
  • Dec 12

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance
    This case involves the extent of the ownership rights to pre-1972 sound recordings and the relationship between state and federal copyright law.  The Turtles musical group recorded the 1960’s hit “Happy Together,” as…
  • Dec 5

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song
    Evie’s Tavern Ellenton, Inc. and owner Michael Evanoff (Evie’s Tavern) were sued by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), The Bernard Edwards Company, LLC, R-Key Darkus Publishing, Orbi-Lee Publishing and other plaintiffs for copyright…
Rank this Week: 1529

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 19

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark
    As the world's become evermore global, the mixing of different cultures, conventions and languages is completely inevitable. With this intermingling comes variety and novelty in expression, yet another perspective in this is added confusion…
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
Rank this Week: 1313

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Dec 19

    When is the UK public targeted by an infringing website?

    When is the UK public targeted by an infringing website?
    Kevin Bercimuelle-ChamotA few weeks ago I posted a note on IPKat on the recent decision of Birss J in Omnibill, a saucy case concerning copyright infringement over escorts' photographs.I asked my students at the University of…
  • Dec 17

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google
    This article comes from the EFF website and is written by CORYNNE MCSHERRYA panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious "Innocence of…
  • Dec 15

    The CopyKat - last Christmas you ......

    The CopyKat - last Christmas you ......
    As Eleonora reports over on theIPKat, Google has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16, 2014. The shutdown comes in direct response toamendments to the Spanish…
Rank this Week: 1974

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/
  • Dec 19

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015
    With the Internet continuing to develop at a significant rate, media and IP law often struggle to keep up with the advancements. To get an insight into future developments in the digital world during 2015, the Guardian has written a piece…
  • Dec 18

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order
    There has been a significant push in recent years to address the issue of IP rights being infringed online. Following several changes in the law, and a number of landmark decisions, progress is being made to help rights holders enforce their…
  • Dec 15

    What Does Copyright Cover?

    What Does Copyright Cover?
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was an immediate success when it was first published selling 6,000 copies. Yet, as mentioned in my blog Copyright Protection: How to manage copyright in an unregulated space Dickens made…
Rank this Week: 1808

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: 1227

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il fait froid. Ne négligez pas le confort de votre chien à longues oreilles.
  • Dec 16

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée
    Le mandataire de la demanderesse n'avait pas répondu à une notification d'irrégularités et la demande avait en conséquence été rejetée par la section de dépôt. En recours,…
  • Dec 14

    T2157/10 : requête principale... ou non

    T2157/10 : requête principale... ou non
    La présente décision illustre l'importance de bien clarifier ses requêtes lors d'une procédure orale. La Titulaire avait contesté la recevabilité de l'opposition, mais n'avait pas été…
Rank this Week: 1897

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter
    John Scalzi posted (on his Whatever blog) a fairly sharp takedown of the copyright-grabbing policies of Web sites "The Toast" and its companion "The Butter". Writer Beware first brought up the issue and Scalzi verified that the Toast/Butter…
  • Dec 6

    Apple I Reaches CAFC

    Apple I Reaches CAFC
    The first of the disputes between Apple and Samsung has reached the CAFC. Dubbed "Apple I" because you just know there are going to be more cases appealed up, this is the one where Samsung lost a jury verdict on the order of a billion…
  • Dec 2

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole
    Macmillan announced today that it will make articles from its prestigious journal Nature free to "view" using a proprietary tool. Supposedly this tool will permit annotation but not copying, printing, or downloading. Presumably it also…
Rank this Week: 1918

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 17

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127, 087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5…
  • Dec 17

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not…
  • Dec 3

    “Unsound” – Must Watch

    “Unsound” – Must Watch
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
Rank this Week: 1606

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 17

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127, 087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5…
  • Dec 17

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not…
  • Dec 3

    “Unsound” – Must Watch

    “Unsound” – Must Watch
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
Rank this Week: 1155

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba
    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open diplomatic relations between them, easing travel and business restrictions. On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a swap of prisoners. Cuba will release American Alan Gross, who has…
  • Dec 11

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
  • Dec 9

    The Net Neutrality Debate

    The Net Neutrality Debate
    Over the past few months one of the most talked about topics has been net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the principle that all content and applications on the Internet should be accessible to users equally, regardless of source,…
Rank this Week: 1487

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 1909

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 16

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101
    By Vijay Kumar The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion for the Ultramercial v. Hulu case, further closing the door on patentees for what business methods qualify as being patent eligible under 35 § U.S.C. 101. Using the two-prong…
  • Dec 12

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Fall 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. The issue’s first article,…
  • Dec 5

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue
    By Naazaneen Hodjat In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been under significant pressure to increase transparency after a host of events have led local communities to lose faith in such agencies’ integrity. Concerns have…
Rank this Week: 1513

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 1181

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
  • Nov 10

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
Rank this Week: 1650

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Dec 13

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?
    In recent times, strange and disturbing things appear to have been afoot within the European Patent Organization.  While the goings-on within the EPO have been reported by other IP blogs, by some specialist IP media outlets and (to a…
  • Dec 6

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?
    The primary requirements for an (alleged) invention to be patentable are that it must relate to eligible subject matter (e.g. not be a law of nature, mathematical equation or abstract idea), it must be new (i.e. possess novelty) and it must…
  • Nov 29

    ‘Pro Bono’ Patent Assistance Program Makes No Sense

    ‘Pro Bono’ Patent Assistance Program Makes No Sense
    In September 2011, the America Invents Act (‘AIA’) was signed into law in the United States.  The most significant legal reform implemented by this legislation was the switch from the long-standing US ‘first to…
Rank this Week: 1662

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
  • Nov 15

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?
      Hellmann’s “A Brand With Eggs For Brains” Hellmann’s filed a lawsuit against Just Mayo on Halloween, claiming that Just Mayo’s egg laden label is a poor costume for a product that (proudly)…
Rank this Week: 1960

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
  • Dec 12

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #5 (Brewery Opening Timeline)
    Today in the Brewery Start-up Series we’re tackling the brewery opening timeline. When you’re opening a brewery, what comes first? When do you need to take serious steps, such as signing a lease? Or, when do you need to apply…
  • Dec 11

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)

    Brewery Start-up Series: Checklist for Planning a Brewery #4 (Writing a Brewery Business Plan)
    This time in the Brewery Start-up Series, we’re discussing the Brewery Business Plan. I frequently hear from brewery start-ups who know they should have a business plan together, but aren’t sure why or what to include in it. It…
  • Dec 4

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)

    Brewery Trademark Law Explained (in 60 Seconds or Less…)
    Here’s the skinny on why proactive brewery trademark practices are a must. This is as brief-yet-thorough of an overview on brewery trademark law (and why it’s important) as I can muster. The takeaway is the same: (1) clear…
Rank this Week: 1491

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/
  • Dec 11

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law
    I have just obtained my copy of Christopher Beauchamp's new book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, which recounts the story of Alexander Graham Bell's legal battles over his…
  • Dec 8

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement
    Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke Law School. Vishnubhakat is also an expert legal advisor in the USPTO's Office of Chief Economist. His scholarship is available on SSRN, and you can follow him at @emptydoors.…
  • Dec 8

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A
    I have already posted on the papers from the Intellectual Property I session at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) by Aghion et al., Abrams et al., and Frakes & Wasserman. There were three more papers selected for the…
Rank this Week: 1555

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
  • Dec 2

    Public Use of an Invention

    Public Use of an Invention
    Public use is a tricky area of law that can affect whether you can obtain a patent on an invention. Continue reading →
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
Rank this Week: 1435

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: 1355

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy

    End of the Road for Aereo? Embattled Video Streaming Startup Files for Bankruptcy
    In a prior post we reported that in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law in connection with its business and legal battle with the major broadcast networks. At the time, we…
  • Dec 2

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule

    Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rule
    The term “offer” is broadly defined under the securities laws as "every attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of an offer to buy . . . for value." An offer, even without completion of the sale of securities, can run…
  • Nov 20

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement
    Amazon and Hachette Book Group have officially reached a multi-year agreement announcing jointly that Hachette will be able to set the price of e-books. This settlement is important because it affects some of the largest players in the…
Rank this Week: 1686

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
  • Nov 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission digital plans The new European commissioners responsible for creating a smooth-running single digital…
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
Rank this Week: 1153

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: 1924

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Dec 9

    Online copyright infringement reforms announced

    Online copyright infringement reforms announced
    Government gives industry last chance to agree industry code before imposing one and will introduce injunctions to block access to 3rd party website
  • Dec 7

    Coke v Pepsi – “second” look

    Coke v Pepsi – “second” look
    Last week, Besanko J dismissed Coca-Cola Co’s claims that PepsiCo’s “Carolina” bottle shape infringed Coke’s trade marks, and was passing off and misleading or deceptive conduct.
  • Dec 4

    Apple can’t register APP STORE as a trade mark in Australia

    Apple can’t register APP STORE as a trade mark in Australia
    Yates J has held that APP STORE is descriptive, has no capacity to distinguish and is not registrable as a trade mark in Australia
Rank this Week: 1678

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1322

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Dec 8

    Why Taylor Swift Should Get Behind the Streaming “Experiment”

    Why Taylor Swift Should Get Behind the Streaming “Experiment”
    Everyone has heard the hullabaloo raised by Taylor Swift pulling her music off of Spotify.  While pop’s current superstar removing her catalog from the world’s #1 music streaming service is news […]
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
Rank this Week: 1633

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/
  • Dec 5

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville
    If you use Facebook, you probably already have noticed that many users are posting statements claiming that Facebook somehow acquires ownership of users’ intellectual property that has been posted to that site.  Reacting to this…
  • Nov 21

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?
    Recently the 11th Circuit addressed on appeal the question of whether fair use insulates from copyright liability a University which offers to its students a digital repository of reading material culled from third party publications without…
  • Nov 14

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.
    In March 2014, this column analyzed a decision by a Ninth Circuit panel in Garcia v. Google, Inc., in which the Court held that an actress, who believed she was appearing in a minor role in an Arabian adventure movie, could maintain a…
Rank this Week: 1134

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 1249

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
Rank this Week: 1542

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1198

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization
    Maryland is one of the 23 states (and the District of Columbia) that have most recently relaxed their laws regarding the possession of marijuana, and although Pennsylvania still holds to the old statutes, it is now decriminalized in…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage

    Supreme Court Neutral on Gay Marriage
    The issue of same-sex marriage has been raging on ever since the first application for a marriage license was denied by a clerk in Hennepin County, Minnesota because the applicants were both male. However, this week the Supreme Court chose to…
  • Sep 4

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range
    In a bizarre twist of fate, an Arizona gun instructor was killed by a 9-year-old girl wielding, of all things, a 9-mm submachine gun, popularly known as an Uzi. The gun range, Bullets and Burgers, catered to tourists who made the one-hour…
Rank this Week: 1936

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 1368

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
  • Nov 6

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff
    Craig Morris at Renewables International discusses some interesting numbers on the regional differences in the cost of wind and solar energy in Germany. The big picture is that wind is cheaper in the north, and solar is cheaper in the south.…
  • Oct 25

    European Council Climate Decision Power

    European Council Climate Decision Power
    Green Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes says last week’s conclusions of the European Council amount to a “coup”, taking over powers from the Parliament. He is worried about this passage in the first paragraph…
Rank this Week: 1125

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101
    In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The patent claims at…
  • Nov 5

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?
    Too many companies/lawyers treat website Terms of Service (TOS) as boilerplate agreements that no one reads. Many companies simply put a link at the bottom of the homepage. This approach continues to prove ineffective, as courts are…
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
Rank this Week: 1907

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
  • Jun 15

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?
    By:  Mark Chadurjian On Thursday June 12, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Moters, posted a blog post that said “…Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”  …
Rank this Week: 1411

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 1763

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Nov 10

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?
    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against AT & T in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on October 28th for deceiving consumers with the phone service provider’s promise of an unlimited data plan.…
  • Oct 30

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne
    Neuroscientists are exploring intriguing technology that some claim will revolutionize the jury’s search for truth. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“fMRI”) seeks to correlate brain activity with cognitive function.…
  • Oct 30

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda
    As the secret negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) between the United States and eleven other nations advance, the recent release of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter provides a timely opportunity…
Rank this Week: 1133

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Nov 1

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"
    FSCONS 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden is wonderful: a whole conference of people deeply committed to freedom and actively implementing it. My keynote talk at 2pm today is entitled "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"; clicking…
  • Oct 10

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.
    Announcing BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour! Order now from our online store We're very…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
Rank this Week: 1738

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
Rank this Week: 1628

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1431

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 22

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 1932

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 6

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation
    The big legal news in September was that the staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published an exemptive letter No. 14-116 (available here) that allows certain commodity pool operators (CPOs) to engage in general…
  • Aug 22

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)
    The startup industry keeps on coming up with new innovative solutions to seed financing.  The latest trend is convertible equity.  Two startup venture funds and incubators, 500 Startups and Y Combinator, recently released their…
  • Aug 22

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC
    As I previously discussed in my blog here, the SEC does not have a mandate to regulate Bitcoin. Not unless it is used in a securities offering, especially in an unregistered initial public offering conducted over the Internet in violation of…
Rank this Week: 1839

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/
  • Oct 1

    Free Trial Access Destroys Trade Secret Status of Online Database

    Free Trial Access Destroys Trade Secret Status of Online Database
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Online Database The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, holding that Plaintiff did not possess the…
  • Sep 24

    Public Disclosure of Alleged Trade Secret in Copyright Filing Necessarily Destroys Secrecy

    Public Disclosure of Alleged Trade Secret in Copyright Filing Necessarily Destroys Secrecy
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Source Code and Other Deliverables The United States District Court of the Southern District of New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving claims of…
  • Aug 20

    Platitudes in Marketing Strategy Presentation Not Subject to Trade Secret Protection

    Platitudes in Marketing Strategy Presentation Not Subject to Trade Secret Protection
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Drug Ingredients and Dosage/Marketing Strategies Massachusetts is relatively unique in that it has yet to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  Instead, a blend of statutory law…
Rank this Week: 1339