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The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
Rank this Week: 1424

IPEstonia

IPEstonia

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

http://ipestonia.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1426

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1428

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Jul 10

    Life and death in Subspace

    Life and death in Subspace
    Matthew Butcher’s hockey teammates started a memorial fund for him last week. Some of these friends had known him for as many as twelve years. Few had ever met him in person.
  • May 17

    Homes with very messy tail

    Homes with very messy tail
    In Bucharest, neighborhoods formed their own networks in order to bypass incumbents and meet their own needs. Later, these networks transformed into small businesses. My understanding is that the state of affairs is a bit different now, but…
Rank this Week: 1429

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1432

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/
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 1436

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the … Continue Reading →
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 1440

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1444

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment
    In what will come as a surprise to many, the South African Department of Trade and Industry has just published the Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 for public comment. The Bill is clearly informed by…
  • Jul 26

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today
    This morning's discussion at 9am CAT is the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in matter between Fairhaven Country Estate and Shaun Harris over various domain names. The case is neatly summarised here by Caroline, and the…
  • Jul 21

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS
    Last week I received a call from Graham Fehrsen, Country Manager CFO South Africa and Fintech Africa inviting Afro Leo to attend one of their events next week held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. It looked so…
Rank this Week: 1450

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1479

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 4

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law
    Noncompete law is a creature of state regulation. As such, no surprise, we have 50 variations (really 51, when you factor in DC – albeit 3 states (California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota) prohibit employee noncompetes altogether, so…
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
Rank this Week: 1483

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 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
Rank this Week: 1491

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 1508

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 1510

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jul 16

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – 7E Spa Licensing Group v. 7EFS of Wheatridge & 7EFS of Highlands Ranch

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – 7E Spa Licensing Group v. 7EFS of Wheatridge & 7EFS of Highlands Ranch
    Here are two related cases (same Plaintiff) where licensing arrangements went bad: 7E Spa Licensing Group LLC et al v. Susan Dier et al Court Case Number: 1:15-cv-01111-RLY-TAB File Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Plaintiff: 7E Spa Licensing…
  • Jul 3

    Rich Bell Files Two More Copyright Complaint

    Rich Bell Files Two More Copyright Complaint
    Rich Bell has added two more cases to his docket (prior cases here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Richard N. Bell v. American Dream Coalition et al Court Case Number: 1:15-cv-01014-LJM-MJD File Date: Saturday, June 27,…
  • Jun 26

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
Rank this Week: 1517

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 28

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit
    Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas has granted a defendant’s motion for a stay based on institution of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding.  MemSmart Semiconductor Corp. v. AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd., No.…
  • Jul 25

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal
    Far from finding relief from an examiner’s patent-ineligibility rejection at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent applicants may find that ex parte appeals are their undoing.  A recent decision in an appeal filed in…
  • Jul 21

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice
    Having just posted on a slew of U.S. District Court cases holding patent claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice case, here are two more: Smart Systems v. Chicago Transit Authority, No. 14 C 08053 (N.D. Ill. July 10,…
Rank this Week: 1522

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest
                  With growing momentum, wireline incumbent carriers have achieved general consensus that copper-based technologies should reach end of life, the sooner the better. …
  • Jul 15

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer
              The frustration, confusion and anger of an elderly friend showed the upcoming public relations debacle awaiting Verizon and other incumbent carriers in their expedited rush to eliminate…
  • Jul 6

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
Rank this Week: 1526

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 1552

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1577

Honoring the Inventor

Honoring the Inventor

Spotlights inventors and patents.

http://honoringtheinventor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Smith & Wesson IP

    Smith & Wesson IP
    Springfield, MA-based Smith & Wesson has 123 U.S. patents and patent apps, see them here.Their latest was from 11/17/2009 titled Fire Control Mechanism for a Firearm, #7,617,628 [the lone inventor for this patent is the prolific Brett…
  • Dec 10

    Scaled & Burt Rutan

    Scaled & Burt Rutan
    Scaled is Burt Rutan's company (founded in 1982, based in Mojave, CA), and the firm has four patents.Consider Fabrication of structure having structural layers and layers of controllable electrical or magnetic properties from 2001--A…
  • Nov 30

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed
    St. Louis-based Monsanto has a lot of seed patents, to the growing chagrin of some farmers.How many U.S. patents & patent apps in total?14,183.See them here.Consider their most recent patent, #7,622,660 titled Plants and seeds of hybrid corn…
Rank this Week: 1600

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1625

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
Rank this Week: 1638

IPTAblog

IPTAblog

Covers the relationship between the law, communications technology and the creative arts. By Andrew Raff.

http://andrewraff.com/
  • Nov 23

    Google Book Search is a Fair Use

    Google Book Search is a Fair Use
    Back in 2005, I wrote that Google Print "may single-handedly keep the copyright-related blog world in business for the next few years." Eight years later, the Southen District of New York decisively granted Google's motion for…
  • Aug 19

    Disrupt my TV, please

    Disrupt my TV, please
    At Time's Techland Blog, Ben Bajarin writes: Why We Want TV to Be Disrupted So Badly. I was at the Consumer Electronics Show where [Tivo and ReplayTV] debuted, and their booths were as packed as any on the show floor....
  • Jul 22

    Transparency May Be Required

    Transparency May Be Required
    Apple's Developer Site was hacked. All Things D reports; Apple Developer Center Was Hacked; Site Remains Down While Company Overhauls Security In their notification, Apple notes that they are letting developers know about this attack "in…
Rank this Week: 1641

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 1645

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
  • May 26

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1699

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

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

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

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

    Software Patents Survive

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

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1703

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1725

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: 1766

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1769

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    The BASCA Aftermath

    The BASCA Aftermath
    Jane Lambert In Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills 20 July 2015 I discussed the order by Mr…
  • Jul 20

    Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skill

    Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skill
    Jane Lambert On 16 July 2015 my heads of chambers, Tim Straker QC and Robert Griffiths QC together with my colleagues, Richard Clayton QC, Charles Morgan, Christopher Forsyth and Lee Parkhill presented our chambers annual judicial review…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple
    Jane Lambert S.10 (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 defines a work of joint authorship as "a work produced by the collaboration of two or more authors in which the contribution of each author is not…
Rank this Week: 1781

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1779

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Jun 2

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case
    I am a partner in Scott & Scott, LLP a firm that focuses on technology law matters in Southlake, Texas.  We represent companies accused of software piracy by industry trade groups such as the Business Software Alliance and Software…
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
Rank this Week: 1791

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 27

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?
    Since the implementation of the America Invents Act on September 16, 2012, and the Technical Corrections Act on January 14, 2013, Applicants have been able to delay submission of an executed inventors’ oath/declaration in a U.S.…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional
    In Amgen v. Sandoz, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit issued its first decision interpreting the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), and did so in a manner that appears to favor biosimilar applicants over…
  • Jul 20

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne
    I do not usually write about non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, but I could not let the discussion of “simultaneous invention” in Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc., go without comment. As if protecting patents…
Rank this Week: 1798

Academic Copyright

Academic Copyright

Covers law, culture and the use of intellectual property by scholars, teachers, students and librarians. By Elizabeth Townsend Gard.

http://academiccopyright.typepad.com/academiccopyright/
  • Jul 23

    New blogging home

    New blogging home
    I am now blogging regularly at the Tulane Law School website. 
  • Apr 2

    The Schloss case

    The Schloss case
    It is strange... there hasn't been a lot (and by that I mean NO) discussion of the Schloss case on any of the listservs that come in... wierd.  I'm not sure why.  It seems to be staying under the radar.  But I think it seems like a good…
  • Apr 2

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova
    Rachel and I are guest blogging over at Terra Nova this month.  We are very excited.... http://terranova.blogs.com/.  Also, episodes 1-7 of Fizzy's Second Life can be seen at http://fizzysecondlife.blogspot.com/. 
Rank this Week: 1802

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 1807

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

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

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

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

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

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 1806

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/
  • Jul 20

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google
    On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court took an action that has the potential to sabotage software innovation, put an end to open source software, and further confuse the already muddled state of copyright law regarding APIs. The following…
  • Jul 15

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?
    In May a U.S. International Trade Commission judge granted an order to disqualify Dentons U.S. LLP from representing the Ohio-based company RevoLaze against Gap in a patent suit. The case at issue began last August when Dentons partner Mark…
  • Jul 13

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction
    While Alice v. CLS Bank has confirmed that patent claims require a further “inventive concept” beyond an underlying abstract idea or law of nature for patent-eligibility, there is little agreement on what defines either an…
Rank this Week: 1814

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

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

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit
    The first pendulum clock was invented in 1656 by Christian Huygens in the Netherlands. This clock as based on an escapement, a device which allows the first gear of the clock to advance only one gear at a time, with...
  • Mar 31

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm
    Scott Swanson, our Paralegal Amy Hennig, and our Office Manager Dicsie Gullick and I recently started a new law firm, to continue our work in patent and trademark law, as well as litigation involving patents and trademarks. We got my...
  • Mar 30

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump
    How do you use the energy of flowing water, such as in a stream or river, to pump water to a height far higher than the source of the water? How do you do that without electricity, without solar power,...
Rank this Week: 1821

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Jun 4

    0x56: … & We're Back!

    0x56: … & We're Back!
    Show Notes Bradley and Karen discuss the lawsuit that Christoph Hellwig filed. (07:37) Karen mentioned her LibrePlanet keynote about the VMware lawsuit. (21:30) Bradley's talk at LinuxConf Australia 2015, Considering The…
  • Mar 3

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure…
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Segment 1 (00:50:11) More Show notes for this one…
Rank this Week: 1823

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Apr 20

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?
    My last post on Patent No. 9,000,000 generated some buzz in a few circles, including some places that are historically not so friendly to the patent system. But while it seems indiputable that the PTO gave a little special attention...
  • Apr 7

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)
    Patent No. 9,000,000 issued today. It’s a pretty cool invention on a system for replenishing your car's washer fluid. And it’s actually being developed and marketed (the company says it has a “fully functional…
  • Mar 31

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent
    "And when she got there, the cupboard was bare..." I didn’t grow up with Walmart. As I wrote six years ago (to the day!), Meijer was more than enough Big Box for us. In fact, the full Walmart still isn’t...
Rank this Week: 1827

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 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
Rank this Week: 1843

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/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1846

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • May 1

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new corporation, certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a shareholder,…
  • Apr 24

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new limited liability company (LLC), certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a…
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
Rank this Week: 1861

free the books

free the books

Covers the international treaties and copyright laws that govern foreign works. From the University of Texas Libraries.

http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/freethebooks
  • Apr 8

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind
    As Lessig described it, “from the there’s-no-way-in-hell-you’ll-win-that-one department,” the case challenging the US roll-back of public domain status for foreign works that entered the pd here because their copyright owners failed…
  • Jan 23

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition
    I was so happy all day long on Tuesday, watching the country, indeed the world, watch us welcome a new administration. One of the high-points was the fabulous rendering by four of the world’s finest musicians (even if they recorded it in…
  • Jan 16

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!
    A little off-topic, about the public interest in access to the goings on of the justice system more so than the public interest in access to the works the public is entitled to use as it sees fit when coyright has done its job already —…
Rank this Week: 1870