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Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
  • Jan 20

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...
    Be One of the First to Try, Click Here
Rank this Week: 1288

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
  • Apr 20

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
Rank this Week: 1500

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 1456

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
Rank this Week: 1207

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 1386

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 1110

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
  • Sep 28

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence
    I wanted to post a quick note about the new case recently filed by Daniel G. Ruggiero in Pennsylvania, as reported by DieTrollDie.
Rank this Week: 1163

The Arizona Copyright Blog

The Arizona Copyright Blog

Discusses copyright law with an emphasis on Arizona and Phoenix issues and courts. By Dennis Hall.

http://dennislhall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt
    So, you bring claims for Idea Misappropriation; Unfair Competition; Breach of Oral Contract; Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Negligence; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Conversion of Trade Secrets; and Promissory…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret
    The existence of a trade secret and wrongful misappropriation are two important elements of a theft of trade secrets claim. The focus here is on the latter, misappropriation.
  • Aug 4

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright
    USI MidAtlantic, Inc. suffered a $22.5 million judgment for copyright infringement from competitor. A former employee of the competitor joined MidAtlantic and supplied them with binders of information about insurance products created by his…
Rank this Week: 1259

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1203

The Business of Patents Blog

The Business of Patents Blog

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

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

    Patent Maintenance Fee

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

    Chinese Patent Office

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

    Patent Growth

    Patent Growth
    Patent Growth. A recent report by WIPO indicates that from a patent filing aspect the world economies have mostly recovered from their 2008 doldrums.
Rank this Week: 1249

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 1494

tech law advisor

tech law advisor

Covers copyright, DMCA and internet regulation. By Kevin Heller.

http://techlawadvisor.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA
    Just wanted to post a few places where you can go to get information on the #SOPABLACKOUT:.
  • Jan 15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15
    Join me & change your profile picture to protest SOPA: http://t.co/JnIxMWI4 #BlackoutSOPA # Strike against #sopa january 18th.
  • Jan 1

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01
    Awesome. Just pulled calf muscle while shootin hoops in rain with my son. Gonna be great #nye2011 # “@nytimes: If you received an email today about canceling your NYT subscription, ignore it. It's not from us.” | i got this # I liked…
Rank this Week: 1472

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1175

The Prior Art

The Prior Art

One reporter's notes on the IP beat. By Joe Mullin.

http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
  • Jul 1

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent
    In a patent auction unprecedented in size and scope, a consortium of high-tech heavyweights banded together to buy Nortel Networks Corporation's trove of more than 6,000 remaining patent assets for a record-shattering $4.5 billion.
  • Jun 21

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo
    By Andrew Goldberg It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.  Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who…
  • Jun 10

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag
    By Andrew Goldberg Apple Steps in for App Developers Good news for app developers and iPhone users! Apple has decided to intervene on behalf of the seven iOs app developers sued for patent infringement by Texas-based patent-holding company…
Rank this Week: 1313

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1476

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property in the United States and beyond. By Jim Pravel.

http://iplawusa.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill
    The Senate yesterday passed the America Invents Act (S. 23) by a vote of 87-3. Although some provisions were dropped, the Senate bill retained the following key elements:
  • Mar 3

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment
    An amendment that was offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to the patent reform bill (America Invents Act S. 23) has been tabled by a vote of 87 to 13.
  • Sep 29

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010
    The US Patent and Trademark Office will have a National Trademark Expo October 15-16, 2010 at the USPTO Campus, 600 Delany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Events will be free and include: 1. "What Every Small Business Must Know About…
Rank this Week: 1337

DRG Law

DRG Law

Business, intellectual property, litigation, and transactional issues from a legal and relational perspective. By Douglas R. Griess.

http://drglaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1330

IPEstonia

IPEstonia

Intellectual property news from Estonia. By Liina Lintrop and Mikk Putk.

http://ipestonia.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1231

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
  • Sep 8

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan
    I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan in order to begin raising money in the spring.
Rank this Week: 1103

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 2320

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1717

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/
Rank this Week: 2162

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2033

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 15

    Use Your Trademarks Properly with INTA’s ACID Test

    Use Your Trademarks Properly with INTA’s ACID Test
    A federally registered trademark is a valuable asset for your business and should be properly cared for. If a trademark is misused by its owners (or others), it can be lost. Therefore, you must constantly police how and where your…
  • Apr 10

    “Think Pink” And Build Your Brand With Color

    “Think Pink” And Build Your Brand With Color
    Research shows that the color of a product significantly influences consumer behavior. According to one researcher, color is 85% of the reason you purchase a specific product. Different colors mean different things. Therefore, it is important…
  • Apr 9

    Nintendo and Microsoft Announce New Video Games, Maybe. Defintely Seek Trademark Protection.

    Nintendo and Microsoft Announce New Video Games, Maybe. Defintely Seek Trademark Protection.
    Video games can be addictive. Bill introduced me to a new video game yesterday. I may or may not have played it from 10:00 p.m. last night until 5:00 a.m. today. This fact is not lost on video game makers, and they certainly know…
Rank this Week: 2168

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 15

    USPTO Trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2014 match same period in 2013

    USPTO Trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2014 match same period in 2013
    The number of trademark applications filed in 2013 was essentially identical to the number in 2012 and 2011.  The filing numbers in 2014 are off to a similar start.  In the first three months of 2014, there were nearly the same…
  • Apr 14

    Boston Marathon trademark

    Boston Marathon trademark
    This week marks the 1 year anniversary since last years Boston Marathon terrorist bombings. Next Monday, the race will be run again – for the 118th time.  And I will be on the starting line in Hopkinton! I am running to raise money…
  • Apr 11

    Even buildings can have great names, logos and trademark

    Even buildings can have great names, logos and trademark
    Any product or service can have a trademark. (See old post about manure trademarks!) Buildings can have trademarks, too. Stadiums have brand names, and many landmarks, shopping malls,  and skyscrapers do. Trump Towers, Chrysler Building,…
Rank this Week: 1534

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK
    ource: ARIPO After a long time since we've heard concrete news about PAIPO, this Leo learnt this morning via Prof Yousuf Vadwa that ARIPO and OAPI held a consultative meeting in Harare last week, following which they released a…
  • Apr 14

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare
    Although this Leo has an inherent bias towards another, he must say that any IP research by Max Planck Institute (MPI) does carry enormous weight across Europe when unleashed. (Also see MPI's work on European collective rights…
  • Apr 13

    World Moto Inc. 'looking forward' to another quick patent: The benefit of a deposit system

    World Moto Inc. 'looking forward' to another quick patent: The benefit of a deposit system
    Always fussing about the office. Source: hereThis young Leo has learned that World Moto Inc. are about to lay hands on another patent for its Moto-Meter™ technology. This latest patent comes from South…
Rank this Week: 1742

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 14

    Dell, Power Management Enterprises Settle suit over Cache Memory Patent

    Dell, Power Management Enterprises Settle suit over Cache Memory Patent
    Case Filed: Aug 19, 2013   Case Closed: Apr 08, 2014…
  • Apr 14

    FREE WHITEPAPER: Patent Filing Strategy - Tips & Tension

    FREE WHITEPAPER: Patent Filing Strategy - Tips & Tension
    By Technology Analyst, Chhavi Bhandari ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within their…
  • Apr 14

    ClearViewIP are Recruiting!

    ClearViewIP are Recruiting!
    ClearViewIP are currently seeking candidates for the following opportunities: Commercialisation Executive - Life Sciences (Liverpool) ClearViewIP is seeking a highly capable Commercialisation Executive with a Life Sciences background to…
Rank this Week: 2312

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

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

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

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

    BECCS and 600 ppm

    BECCS and 600 ppm
    I have a couple of comments about the “Mitigation of Climate Change” report released yesterday by the IGCC. First, I learned from this report what “BECCS” means. “CCS” of course is carbon capture and…
Rank this Week: 2159

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: 1842

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 2235

Patentology

Patentology

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

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

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step
    Cronk v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCA 37 (10 February 2014)The Australian Patent Office has taken the (to my knowledge) unprecedented step of engaging an expert witness to assist in the defence of a Federal Court appeal from a decision…
  • Apr 12

    US Still Seething Over WIPO ‘Computers for Commies’ Deal?

    US Still Seething Over WIPO ‘Computers for Commies’ Deal?
    Fox News has reported that World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Deputy Director General Jim Pooley has filed a ‘Report of Misconduct’ with the legislative branches of WIPO, and with the US Mission in Geneva. …
  • Apr 6

    Patents, Competition and Anticompetitive Conduct

    Patents, Competition and Anticompetitive Conduct
    Australia’s competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd (Pfizer) for alleged anticompetitive conduct (misuse of market power…
Rank this Week: 2067

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    They Invented What? (No. 238)

    They Invented What? (No. 238)
    U.S. Patent No. 6,860,237: Bird perch. I claim: 1. A bird perch worn on a person’s upper arm comprising: a generally curved relatively rigid band; means for releasably securing said band to the person’s upper arm; and a perch…
  • Mar 2

    Hyatt v. USPTO – Procedural Limbo in the Patent Process?

    Hyatt v. USPTO – Procedural Limbo in the Patent Process?
    (Photograph Courtesy of Gilbert P. Hyatt) Gilbert P. Hyatt v. USPTO (D. Nevada 2014) We recently had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Gil Hyatt.  Gil is a well-known and prolific inventor in early computer technology, being named on…
  • Mar 2

    Hyatt v. USPTO – Procedural Limbo in the Patent Process?

    Hyatt v. USPTO – Procedural Limbo in the Patent Process?
    (Photograph Courtesy of Gilbert P. Hyatt) Gilbert P. Hyatt v. USPTO (D. Nevada 2014) We recently had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Gil Hyatt.  Gil is a well-known and prolific inventor in early computer technology, being named on…
Rank this Week: 2057

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination
    This Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dispute involves the mark SHAPE (in both standard character and stylized format) owned by Weider Publications, LLC (Opposer) and the trademark SHAPES in standard character format owned by D & D…
  • Apr 4

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result
    Trademark practitioners will encounter a 2(d) Refusal (refusal due to a likelihood of confusion with a prior trademark registration) or a Notice of Opposition sooner or later in their practice. The case of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. v.…
  • Mar 28

    Trademark Prosecution Mistakes Could Expose Your Trademark To Cancellation

    Trademark Prosecution Mistakes Could Expose Your Trademark To Cancellation
    One reoccurring question we receive in our practice is what constitutes “use in commerce” for a service mark. This question sounds simple enough, but often it involves a complicated analysis that is fact dependent. In a recent…
Rank this Week: 1988

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/
Rank this Week: 2114

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility
    Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Continue reading →
  • Feb 26

    Marty Stoneman Passes Away

    Marty Stoneman Passes Away
    Phoenix patent attorney Martin Stoneman passed away on February 5, 2014. Marty had a large presence in the Phoenix patent market; he worked on over 250 issued patents and many more patent applications. Cases continue to issue posthumously and…
  • Feb 24

    Is a Comprehensive Clearance Search for Your Trademark Worth the Money?

    Is a Comprehensive Clearance Search for Your Trademark Worth the Money?
    This post written by guest author, attorney Gianni Pattas. Everything is perfect. You paid a graphic designer to design your brand new logo for your business. You paid the radio to run ads advertising the grand opening of your business.…
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014
    We just published the latest Morton Memo with articles about the enforceability of confidentiality agreements and small firms vs. big firms.
  • Jan 26

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend
    Our latest newsletter.  Articles by Mike Ritter, on cell phone tower lease trends, and Anna Burnett, on trademarks.  http://www.ericmortonlaw.com/mm_jan2014.html
  • Sep 15

    Employee Theft is Rampant

    Employee Theft is Rampant
    Employee theft has become a rampant problem.  Several our of clients have had employees steal customer lists, designs, website content, and other intellectual property.  Other clients have been embezzled. Thieving employees have…
Rank this Week: 1933

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another patent case, Teva Pharms. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  In this case, the Court will determine whether factual findings underpinning claim construction rulings should be reviewed de…
  • Mar 26

    Regarding Patent Application Cost

    Regarding Patent Application Cost
    There are a large number of inventors and companies out there now that want patent work done as cheaply as possible.  Especially since the economy has tanked, many inventors and companies are attempting to low-ball fees for preparing…
  • Mar 17

    PTO Issues Guidance on Patentable Subject Matter

    PTO Issues Guidance on Patentable Subject Matter
    Several weeks ago, Andrew Hirschfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, issued a Procedure for Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis for claims purportedly involving laws of nature, natural principles, natural phenomena,…
Rank this Week: 1520

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, Judge Nora Barry Fischer issued her opinion in the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell…
  • Mar 27

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) The Southern District of California recently grappled with these issues in Steven M. Gardner v. CafePress Inc., Case No.…
  • Mar 21

    “Johnny Football”

    “Johnny Football”
    By: Joe Carnicella, intellectual property attorney with Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Joseph Carnicella on G+) On March 20, 2014, the USPTO rejected an application for the “Johnny Football” trademark on…
Rank this Week: 2256

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 1741

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 28

    USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs Continues Building Support for U.S. Innovators and Entrepreneur

    USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs Continues Building Support for U.S. Innovators and Entrepreneur
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter In the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) conducted dozens of programs designed to provide…
  • Mar 25

    An Update on Our Satellite Office

    An Update on Our Satellite Office
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeAs we’ve done in the past, I’d like to take a moment to fill you in on the status of our satellite offices in…
  • Mar 14

    Our Vision for 2014-2018

    Our Vision for 2014-2018
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m pleased to announce today the publication of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2014-2018 Strategic…
Rank this Week: 1575

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/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 2014

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its examiner training materials (Training Materials) for applying ”2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving…
  • Mar 6

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent
    On March 4th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued “2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or…
  • Mar 4

    USPTO to Apply Myriad Beyond Isolated DNA

    USPTO to Apply Myriad Beyond Isolated DNA
    Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”)  issued a Guidance, advising examiners and the public of the factors for determining whether an invention satisfies the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation…
Rank this Week: 2050

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

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

    Pardon the mess…

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

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

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?
    There are two ways to check: First look at the EFS-Web Compatible Hardware and Software which includes information on compatible hardware and software, including operating systems (Mac OS-X, Windows, RedHat), browsers (Internet Explorer,…
Rank this Week: 2108

California Trademark Attorney Blog

California Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark litigation, infringement and registration. By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.californiatrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Mar 17

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight
    California - Two of hip hop's biggest names have called a truce in their headline-making legal dispute. Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am recently came to a formal agreement in a trademark infringement conflict. While the exact terms are…
  • Feb 4

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"
    California - King. com Limited, the company behind 2013's most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word "Candy." In an effort to prevent others from riding the wave of success of the enormously…
  • Dec 19

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit
    California - San-Diego based ShareTV has landed a huge victory with a federal court judge awarding the company the rights to use the sharetv.com domain name. The lawsuit, which was filed in April in the Eastern District of Virginia, cited a…
Rank this Week: 2273

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1516