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IPEstonia

IPEstonia

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

http://ipestonia.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1399

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • 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: 1403

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: 1406

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”
    A federal district court broke new social media law ground in August 2014 when it held in favor of the cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a suit brought by the founder of an unofficial Facebook fan page for one of the…
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
  • Sep 12

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Disappearing ink. Facebook is testing, for a small group of users, a feature that will permit a user to schedule a post for automatic deletion after a specified period of time. It seems that the period can range from an hour to seven days,…
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
  • Jul 30

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable
    Liquidated damages are damages the amount of which has been agreed upon in advance by the contracting parties. When a contract contains a liquidated-damages provision, the amount of damages in the event of a breach is either specified, or a…
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
Rank this Week: 1425

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi
    Thanks to a tweet from @IPKenya, an update on the progress of Namibia's new IP legislation:
  • Sep 16

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"
    You don't need to tell Afro Leo that dust is a ubiquitous part of life! Back in 2012, Afro-IP enthusiastically covered the news about Nigeria’s decision to introduce a private copying (or copyright) levy scheme – a post…
  • Sep 14

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article
    "The draft national Intellectual Property Policy proposals for improving South Africa's patent registration system: a review", by fellow Afro-IP blogger Caroline NCube (Associate Professor, University of Cape Town), has just been…
Rank this Week: 1439

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Sep 9

    Navigating Data Transfer from the EU to the U.S.: Safe Harbor or Danger at Sea?

    Navigating Data Transfer from the EU to the U.S.: Safe Harbor or Danger at Sea?
    In 2014, the FTC stepped up enforcement against companies that either falsely represented that they were Safe Harbor certified or displayed the Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor Program) Certification Mark on their websites at a time when…
  • Aug 28

    Washington Redskins Seek Reversal of TTAB Decision Canceling its Trademark Registration

    Washington Redskins Seek Reversal of TTAB Decision Canceling its Trademark Registration
    On August 14, 2014, Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro-Football”) appealed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) June 18, 2014 decision to cancel its registrations for six REDSKIN-formative trademarks. As we…
  • Aug 26

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation
    We have previously posted on proposed federal and state legislation aimed at addressing the toll of “patent troll” litigation by non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) on the U.S. economy. Additionally, a recent Federal…
Rank this Week: 1442

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: 1443

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: 1448

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: 1470

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: 1475

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
Rank this Week: 1476

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
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1481

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive
           Comcast has executed a near perfect strategy to convince the Justice Department, FCC and public that the merger with Time Warner has great benefits.  The game plan shows mostly great finesse,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1497

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: 1499

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/
Rank this Week: 1523

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: 1541

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Sep 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Property Damage Appraisers v. John Mosley et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Property Damage Appraisers v. John Mosley et al
    Property Damage Appraisers Inc. v. John Mosley et al Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-01490-RLY-MJD File Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 Plaintiff: Property Damage Appraisers Inc. Plaintiff Counsel: Derek R. Molter of Ice Miller LLP Defendant:…
  • Sep 8

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sensory Technologies v. LogMeIn

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sensory Technologies v. LogMeIn
    This trademark dispute involves Plaintiff’s JOIN® trademark and Defendant’s JOIN.ME® trademark. Both marks are registered with the USPTO and used in connection with virtual meeting/video conferencing services. The…
  • Sep 5

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Chanel v. Chanel’s Salon

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Chanel v. Chanel’s Salon
    From the Complaint: “Chanel recognizes the fact that “Chanel” is the first name of Defendant Chanel Jones. But this suit is not about Ms. Jones’ ability to use her name to identify herself. Ms. Jones is using CHANEL as…
Rank this Week: 1572

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: 1583

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: 1591

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: 1606

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: 1618

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: 1629

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/
  • Sep 11

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congre

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congre
    I hope everyone is having a good Thursday morning! Event season is in full swing at inovia, as we are planning to exhibit and attend numerous conferences in the next few months. Our next stop is Toronto for the AIPPI World ……
  • Sep 10

    inovia Settles Patent Dispute

    inovia Settles Patent Dispute
    We recently announced that we've settled a patent infringement dispute with IP Monitor Pty Ltd, the operator of a foreign patent filing platform.  We came to a mutually acceptable resolution yesterday, September 9, 2014.  As a part…
  • Sep 5

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Happy Friday! Here are the latest foreign filing headlines from the week of September 1st: Trademarks, like patents, are territorial. Read on to see what every business should know about trademark "squatting" in China.  Germany is…
Rank this Week: 1663

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1670

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: 1678

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/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
Rank this Week: 1685

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: 1745

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: 1750

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • Sep 12

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook
    by Luke Hawthorne (Australia)A trade mark application for “FriendBook” has been refused by the Australian Trade Marks Office, following a successful opposition from Facebook.Australian company Northsword Pty Ltd filed an…
  • Sep 9

    The Apple of the CJEU’s eye: CJEU holds that retail store layouts are capable of trade mark registration

    The Apple of the CJEU’s eye: CJEU holds that retail store layouts are capable of trade mark registration
    by Farah Mukaddam, LondonOn July 10, 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment following a reference from the German Bundespatentgericht in the Apple Inc. v Deutsches Patent-und Markenamt registry…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1760

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 11

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day. Segment 1 (02:06) Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications…
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
  • Aug 5

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) The panel guests are Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana. Van quoted from the Apache Corporate CLA. (40:55) Segment 2…
Rank this Week: 1763

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: 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/
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
  • Sep 13

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property
    Scotland's position in the British Isles, Europe and the World Source Wikipedia In "What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property?" I discussed what…
  • Sep 10

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property
    In view of recent opinion polls I have taken another look at page 102 of the Scottish Government's white paper Scotland's Future. That contains a section headed "Intellectual Property" which consists of 4 paragraphs though only the…
Rank this Week: 1771

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 17

    Update On Mayo Myriad Patent Eligibility From USPTO BCP Partnership Meeting

    Update On Mayo Myriad Patent Eligibility From USPTO BCP Partnership Meeting
    On September 17, 2015, the USPTO held the first “bicoastal” Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership meeting, with live participation from the USPTO’s main campus in Alexandria, VA and from San Jose…
  • Sep 14

    Court Finds Patent Indefiniteness In Unobtrusive Claim

    Court Finds Patent Indefiniteness In Unobtrusive Claim
    In Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., the Federal Circuit applied the test for patent indefiniteness set forth in the recent Supreme Court decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, and found that claims reciting an…
  • Sep 7

    Australia Upholds Patent Eligibility Of Isolated DNA

    Australia Upholds Patent Eligibility Of Isolated DNA
    Thanks to Adam Denley, Ph.D., Senior Associate at Freehills Patent Attorneys in Australia, for alerting me to the September 5, 2014 decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia upholding the patent eligibility of isolated nucleic…
Rank this Week: 1773

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 9, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 9, 2014)
    PrivacyIs There Any Progress On Location Privacy Protection?  (Sensors & Systems)Massive Celebrity Hacking Shows Need For Technology Companies To Give Us A Better Default  (Forbes)The legal and practical realities of…
  • Jun 1

    Geospatial Data Licensing for Non-lawyers (Webinar)

    Geospatial Data Licensing for Non-lawyers (Webinar)
    Last week I presented a webinar hosted by LocationTech on Geospatial Data Licensing. The presentation was geared for non-lawyers and can be found here.  It is also available on YouTube here.  Thanks to Andrew Ross and the Eclipse…
  • May 9

    White House Big Data and Privacy Report: Wake Up Call for Geospatial Community?

    White House Big Data and Privacy Report: Wake Up Call for Geospatial Community?
    On May 1, the White House released a report: "Big Data: A Technological Perspective". The report was prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a group of leading scientists and engineers that make…
Rank this Week: 1774

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 27

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer…
  • Aug 7

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention. As more fully reported in an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, British photographer…
  • Aug 7

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
Rank this Week: 1778

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/
  • Feb 7

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!
    Today brings the best teaching example I've seen on the importance of promptly responding to Office Actions. Every patent practitioner knows that there are statutory periods to respond to USPTO Office Actions. Typically, they are six…
  • Jan 24

    Care to Wager?

    Care to Wager?
    I am currently attending the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Las Vegas, in honor of which I present the following graph: I'm going to
  • Feb 10

    Latest Tool to Fight BPAI Backlog: Laziness?

    Latest Tool to Fight BPAI Backlog: Laziness?
    Today's decision in Ex Parte Schmieding (assignee: Naples, Fla.-based Arthrex, Inc.) may set a record for shortest BPAI decision on the merits.
Rank this Week: 1776

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/
  • Sep 17

    Apple Pay: Is It Worth the Risk of Giving up Your Wallet?

    Apple Pay: Is It Worth the Risk of Giving up Your Wallet?
    Even before Apple’s September 9, 2014, event, which introduced the world to the iPhone 6 and the new “smartwatch,” there were signs that Apple would be making a play to replace your cash and credit cards. Apple’s…
  • Sep 17

    FBI Facial Recognition Software

    FBI Facial Recognition Software
    On Monday, the FBI announced the full operational capacity of new facial recognition software, the Next Generation Identification System (NGI). The FBI press release indicates the system was developed “to expand the Bureau’s…
  • Sep 16

    California Law Stops the Sale of Student Information, But Does It Protect Their Privacy?

    California Law Stops the Sale of Student Information, But Does It Protect Their Privacy?
      SB 1177 or SOPIPA is a bill that was introduced by Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on February 20, 2014 to the 2013-2014 session of the California Legislature that prohibits website operators from selling K-12 student data profiles,…
Rank this Week: 1788

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Largest Stone Moved by Man, The Thunder Stone

    The Largest Stone Moved by Man, The Thunder Stone
    The largest stone ever moved by man, as far as I know, is the stone moved to St. Petersberg to serve as the base for the equistrian statue of Peter the Great. It was called the Thunder Stone, and was...
  • Sep 9

    Behistun Inscription, Iran

    Behistun Inscription, Iran
    In 1835 Sir Henry Rawlinson investigated some writings and figures carved in a stone wall on the road between the ancient capital of Babylonia and Media, located in modern Iraq .  The writings were on a panel carved into the rock, the panel…
  • Dec 11

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza
    Theories on how the Great Pyramid at Giza take various forms.  Most of them have involved some form of ramp, up which the large stone blocks were hauled.  The problem was that construction of some of the ramps would have taken more…
Rank this Week: 1799

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1812

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: 1815

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/
  • Aug 29

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

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

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1821

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: 1833

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: 1846