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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity
    This post is based on a question that I answered on Avvo. The question illustrates a common misunderstanding concerning DBAs. (DBA is an abbreviation for “doing business as” – i.e., a fictitious business name.) The…
  • Jul 15

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?
    This post addresses a question that arises frequently from founders of California limited liability companies that have been suspended: Can I walk away from my suspended LLC? A suspended LLC is the result of a founder who has neglected to…
  • Jul 2

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?
    This post discusses the meaning of non-binding with respect to a letter of intent (LOI) or a memorandum of understanding (MOU). (Non-binding has a similar meaning in other legal contexts, such as legislation or arbitration, but I will not…
Rank this Week: 4321

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
Rank this Week: 2422

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
  • May 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
Rank this Week: 1946

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/
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jun 30

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 4082

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
  • Jun 24

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
  • Jun 20

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY
    In case you have been on vacation for the past two weeks, here is a quick update of some major developments in the intellectual property arena. Depending on your position, they may represent the “good,” the “bad” or…
Rank this Week: 3231

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled
    Fort Lauderdale attorney Michael I. Santucci, who is a managing partner of Santucci Priore, P.L, and Daniel Devine of Santucci Priore P.L., helped settle a federal lawsuit regarding intellectual property rights owned by Ernest Evans, the…
  • Jul 25

    The Brazilian Invasion

    The Brazilian Invasion
    According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce statistics, Brazil has officially surpassed the United Kingdom in the amount of tourists visiting Florida each year.  It should come as no surprise that Brazilians have reached this top…
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon
    Today, President Obama announced that he will soon sign an executive order banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.  The announcement follows…
Rank this Week: 4730

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: 2545

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jul 24

    Trademarks unlimited provincially

    Trademarks unlimited provincially
    by Brian W. Gray (Canada)In a recent summary judgment decision, Driving Alternative Inc. v. Keyz Thankz Inc. 2014 FC 559, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to an alleged trade-mark…
  • Jul 16

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014
    by Vincent Lee (Hong Kong)After eight years of preparation and rounds of consultation, the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 (2014 Bill) was finally gazetted by the Hong Kong Government for legislative consideration on 13 June 2014. It was…
  • Jul 14

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014
    by Frances Drummond in AustraliaPWC* has estimated that global sports sponsorship will be worth US$45.3 billion in 2015. Australia has a long history of hosting major sporting events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup,…
Rank this Week: 3504

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 3482

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jul 23

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?
    Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)). The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon. That list…
  • Jul 8

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC…
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
Rank this Week: 224

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
  • Jun 16

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World
    On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230.   The…
  • Jun 9

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 3551

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/
  • Jul 22

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand and Thomas G. Southard In proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”), whether a reference is publicly accessible and therefore qualifies as a prior art printed publication depends…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review
    Written By: Christopher H. Blaszkowski In RPX Corp. v. VirnetX Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for the first time, defined a “real party-in-interest” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).…
  • Jul 21

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2
    Articles Include: Meet RP’s Newest Superstar – Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel Practical Guidance for Defending Against Patent Trolls Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC USPTO…
Rank this Week: 4601

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 4103

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 2282

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3297

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 2352

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Jul 15

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust
    Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 10, 2014) In this false marking case, one of a handful of qui tam false marking cases filed before the Forest Group floodgates opened in late 2009, the Federal Circuit held that…
  • Jun 7

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?
    Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instrucments, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court June 2, 2014) As has been written about at length, the Supreme Court has rejected the "insolubly ambiguous" test finding it "does not satisfy" 35 U.S.C. 112 P2 and has…
  • May 9

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO
    In re Packard (Fed Cir. May 6, 2014) In this case, the Federal Circuit considered the question of "what standard for indefiniteness should the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") apply to pre-issuance claims?"  The applicant…
Rank this Week: 4262

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: 1261

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Jul 15

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion
    By: Gerald B. Halt Jr. with special thanks to Emily A. Denisco, Intern at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. for her contribution to this post In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme... read more
  • Jul 1

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup
    By: Marina Sigareva, Ph.D. The most valuable assets that startup life science companies may have are patents to protect their discoveries. Yet tight financial budgets and long development timelines, particularly... read more
  • Jun 20

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible
    By: Steven J. Gelman On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited opinion on the patent eligibility of software, in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. The... read more
Rank this Week: 1705

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jul 15

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple
    La Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los EE.UU. se ha negado oficialmente la solicitud de marca de Apple para “Touch ID”, basada en el “riesgo de confusión” con una marca similar. Los aspirantes a la marca de…
  • Jul 11

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad
    En un intento atroz de patentar una nueva semilla, Monsanto una proveedora de productos químicos para la agricultura, en su mayoría herbicidas, insecticidas y transgénicos ha recurrido al fraude para tratar de…
  • Jul 11

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 532

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
Rank this Week: 3832

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski
    The US Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International Et Al., 573 U.S. ___ (6/19/2014) (“Alice”)  has again held that the scope of patentable subject matter is narrow for business method patents. The…
  • Jun 11

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement
      On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (No. 13-369) attempted to clarify the requirement for precise language as required in the US Patent Statute at 35 USC Section 112, paragraph 2. At issue…
Rank this Week: 3634

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 10

    Fundstück des Tages:

    Fundstück des Tages:
    “Ebenso wie ein Banker ist Bösgläubigkeit zweifellos leichter zu erkennen als zu definieren.” aus: SCHLUSSANTRÄGE DER GENERALANWÄLTIN ELEANOR SHARPSTON, EuGH, Schlussantrag (EuGH) vom 12.03.2009 –…
  • May 27

    In eigener Sache: Electric Book Fair

    In eigener Sache: Electric Book Fair
    Bei der ersten eBook-Messe Deutschlands, der Electric Book Fair, am 21.6. im Supermarkt Berlin werde ich im “Electric Café” sitzen und über “das entfesselte Urheberrecht” plaudern. Wer mag, komme gern…
  • May 18

    P2P-Abmahnindustrie Malibu Media – ein Blick in die USA

    P2P-Abmahnindustrie Malibu Media – ein Blick in die USA
    Der New Yorker hat sich dem größten Massenabmahner der USA angenommen, Malibu Media. Die Interessenlage der Parteien ist hier schon oft diskutiert worden. Interessant sind die Informationen über die juristischen Einzelheiten…
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Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 3001

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
  • Jun 19

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview
    As a follow up to yesterday’s blogpost regarding the landmark decision by the TTAB to cancel the Redskins’ trademarks, I did an interview on KFI 640 AM with Bryan Suits.…
  • Jun 18

    Redskins Trademark Cancelled by the Trademark Office

    Redskins Trademark Cancelled by the Trademark Office
    Today, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), cancelled six registered trademarks, that include the term “Redskins” for the Washington Redskins, owned by the NFL.  The plaintiffs in the matter were able to prove by a…
Rank this Week: 4008

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 1849

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated
    Most patents are a waste of money. Why is it that Apple and Samsung each have many thousands of patents, but when they start a patent war with each other over, they only assert a small handful of patents? For a small business with…
  • Jul 4

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?
    Ask any patent attorney about patent quality and you will open a big discussion. Most of the time, you will hear the phrase “I know it when I see it”, or something to that effect. There are some overt things that give a patent ‘high…
  • Jun 27

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away
    I am writing this post from a faraway international airport, listening to a bad rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” followed by “You Were Always On My Mind”, beginning a twenty-something-hour-long journey home from a set of…
Rank this Week: 2551

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Jul 8

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law…
  • Jul 6

    Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark and Entertainment Law

    Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark and Entertainment Law
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The digital era has introduced us to convenience, instant communication, instant information and unlimited databases for research.  Along with digital…
  • Mar 27

    Benefits of Hiring a Professional Trademark Attorney

    Benefits of Hiring a Professional Trademark Attorney
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Many people look to start their own business, but starting a business raises many questions, including those regarding trademarks. For anyone looking to…
Rank this Week: 2106

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jul 6

    AMERICAN BROADCASTING COS., INC., v. AEREO, INC

    AMERICAN BROADCASTING COS., INC., v. AEREO, INC
    Aereo Inc. (“Aereo”) is a company that sells a service that allows its subscribers to watch television programs over the internet. Aereo’s system includes thousands of small antennas and other equipment housed in a warehouse…
  • Jul 5

    HOW TO UTILIZE PATENT FAMILIES TO REDUCE PATENT COSTS

    HOW TO UTILIZE PATENT FAMILIES TO REDUCE PATENT COSTS
    Companies can use patent families to reduce costs associated with obtaining patents, increase the number of patents obtained and increase the claimed scope of patent protection. A patent family is a set of patents that utilize the same…
  • May 2

    Article published in Texas Lawyer Magazine

    Article published in Texas Lawyer Magazine
    I was recently published in Texas Lawyer magazine (www.TexasLawyer.com, article here). I wrote an article discussing how companies can utilize patent families to increase their patent protection scope while lowering their costs associated…
Rank this Week: 1612

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Jul 2

    Hot July Patent Job

    Hot July Patent Job
    We are assisting an Am Law 100 law firm which has a need for an experienced patent prosecution attorney or agent that is looking to work at their home office as long as it is in a major market where the firm has an office. The position will…
  • May 20

    June 2014 IP Trend

    June 2014 IP Trend
    Here are my Top 5 IP Law Firm Needs: 5. Mechanical Engineer Patent Agents 4. Hatch Waxman Litigation Associates 3. EE/CS Patent Litigation Associates 2. Chem/Pharmaceutical Patent Agents 1. EE/CS Patent Prosecution Associates/Agent
  • Jan 29

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla
    EE Patent Prosecution Attorney – Dallas Law firm seeks an experienced attorney with 4+ years of top law firm electrical patent prosecution experience. BSEE is strongly preferred. This is a great opportunity for a more experienced…
Rank this Week: 1656

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/
Rank this Week: 778

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 4862

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage
                   Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereodecision.  The decision underscores the value in…
  • Jun 25

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
  • Jun 6

    Leo Google

    Leo Google
               Of late it appears that the FCC must be running a sale on merger authorizations given the glut of questionable attempts.  With so much occurring in the incumbent world to…
Rank this Week: 960

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 605

Peter Smythe, P.C. Blog

Peter Smythe, P.C. Blog

Covers appellate advocacy and intellectual property law.

http://appeals.me/peter-smythe-pc/
  • Jun 25

    Cell-Phone Searches Require a Warrant

    Cell-Phone Searches Require a Warrant
    One of the larger Fourth Amendment issues of federal criminal law has been the warrantless search of cellphones. The Fifth Circuit decided United States v. Finley in 2007, which analogized cell phones to containers and held that police could…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme-Court Writer

    Supreme-Court Writer
    Slate recently published an article asking, "What kind of writers are the justices of the Supreme Court?" In answering that question, it turned to Matt Daniels, a data scientist, who came up with a method called token analysis—a…
  • Jun 23

    The Fifth Circuit Goes High-Tech

    The Fifth Circuit Goes High-Tech
    The Fifth Circuit's Clerk, Lyle Cayce, recently gave a presentation at the University of Texas Conference on State and Federal Appeals about the Fifth Circuit's new briefing technology. Once an attorney files a brief, the Court's software…
Rank this Week: 3219

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

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

http://theipstone.com/
  • 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.”  …
  • Jun 12

    EU Court of Justice Rules Web Browsing is not Copyright Infringement

    EU Court of Justice Rules Web Browsing is not Copyright Infringement
    by Mark Chadurjian Whenever we view content on the Internet, our web browsers (Internet Explorer or Firefox, for most folks) make temporary copies of that content on our computers.  Amongst the rights reserved by copyright holders is the…
Rank this Week: 738

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 3556

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Covers intellectual property, entertainment law, and computing issues.

http://www.stoneslaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 3264

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

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

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

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

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

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

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

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 59

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 2943

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 548

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 101

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2136

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/
  • 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.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
  • Jun 6

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic
    The Samuelson clinic has put together what  looks like a useful, thorough new handbook to help you determine if a work is in the public domain. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Final_PublicDomain_Handbook.pdf Most helpful is the…
Rank this Week: 1395