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IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 2289

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 24

    Alice Flyover

    Alice Flyover
    Alice Lesson #14: If possible, add an airplane to your claims. U.S. Patent No. 8,965,812 Evaluating commodity conditions using aerial image data Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co. Issued: February 24, 2015 1. A method for evaluating the…
  • Feb 10

    Wonderland

    Wonderland
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4901

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
  • Feb 13

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?
    IPNews® - A legal debate over copyright ownership of the dancing “Left Shark” from the Super Bowl half time show has gone viral.    Katy Perry’s alleged ownership over her half-time shark intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 4808

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
Rank this Week: 4050

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2742

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
Rank this Week: 1154

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

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

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
Rank this Week: 5014

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
  • Feb 20

    You Own Devices Act proposed

    You Own Devices Act proposed
    You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code.  If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale…
  • Feb 5

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study
    LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music…
Rank this Week: 4535

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
  • Feb 2

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Personalized medicine has a friend in high places. President Obama recently announced an initiative to support “precision” or personalized medicine. In very general terms, the President stated during his 2015 State of the Union…
Rank this Week: 4237

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 3375

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
  • Feb 5

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design
    Oft forgotten by many intellectual property law practitioners and academics (including this writer, sadly), designs are put on the back-burner, and developments are overlooked or rare. With this in mind, a new development quietly emerged from…
Rank this Week: 2372

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction
    The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday, officially wrapping up award season for 2015. Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s show, and hopefully deliver the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment from his previous hosting gigs at the…
  • Feb 12

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement
    By: Justin Maya Even before the United States was formed, businesses already recognized the importance of brands in everyday life.  Today, this is especially true in the Internet and smartphone world where its 3 Billion users worldwide…
  • Feb 7

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction
    The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Who will win this year’s most coveted awards? Find out our picks below: Album of the Year: Nominees: Beck…
Rank this Week: 3446

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2204

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World
    This post explains something that we all should know intuitively. If you disclose information to your Facebook friends, you potentially have disclosed it to the entire world. Matthew Richard Palmieri was a contractor for the United States. He…
  • Jan 11

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
Rank this Week: 4849

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1921

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 3349

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
  • Feb 19

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE
    By Rebecca Kay and Ruth Hoy In the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn of 2014, IP law hit the UK headlines, in light of the most significant series of reforms in years.Background to the reforms In 2010, the government commissioned a review of…
Rank this Week: 4110

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator
    Lawyer, journalist and “Four Seasons” fan Rex Woodard and Thomas DeVito, an original band member, entered into a written agreement for Woodard to ghostwrite DeVito’s autobiography (the Work).  Woodard and DeVito agreed…
  • Feb 12

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace
    Earlier this month, the U.S Copyright Office issued Copyright and The Music Marketplace, a Report of the Register of Copyrights.  The report is 245 pages.  It is based the Copyright Office’s yearlong study of the existing…
  • Feb 6

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim
    Gossip Cop makes it its business to provide celebrity gossip news.  BWP Media is an entertainment-related photojournalism company.  BWP owns numerous photographs and videos of celebrities, which it licenses to both online and print…
Rank this Week: 3641

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 4196

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 2678

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
Rank this Week: 1404

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Feb 18

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision
    Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court.  Ultramercial, Inc. and…
  • Feb 6

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee
    On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services.  The TEAS Reduced Fee…
  • Jan 14

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 4721

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”
    Troll Defense has learned that a company claiming the copyrights to the 2014 comedy film Dumb and Dumber To has filed at least two copyright actions against individual Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.…
  • Feb 11

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed five new copyright infringement lawsuits against individual Does in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Unlike prior lawsuits filed by Dallas Buyers Club in this court, Voltage Pictures,…
  • Jan 29

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
Rank this Week: 2302

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show
    Docket Alarm was proud to be a part of the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Conference, which took place from February 3rd to February 5thin New York City. One of the most talked about features of this year’s conference was the CodeX Pavilion—…
  • Feb 9

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool
    With the recent retirement of the Federal Circuit’s daily disposition sheet, you may be wondering how you can get the latest opinions and orders of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.The Court’s announcementsuggests…
  • Jan 29

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe
    Welcome to the first installment of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter. Each month, we will be featuring a profile on a different PTAB judge. This month, we are proud to feature Judge Justin T. Arbes for our kick-off…
Rank this Week: 2190

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing The US Copyright Office has published a detailed…
  • Feb 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Confusion over US streaming services pre-1972 legal dispute In January, several major US music streaming services were…
  • Jan 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
Rank this Week: 3413

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

    Exhausting
    Helferich licensed relevant portions of its patent portfolio to mobile handset manufacturers. Then it turned around and sued content providers that feed users through their handsets. In a whitewash ruling, Judge John W. Darrah of Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
  • Jan 17

    Willful

    Willful
    In Bard v. Gore (CAFC 2014-1114), the CAFC abandons all pretense of equitable rule of law by ignoring its own precedents and exercising biased caprice. In dissent, Judge Newman sharply points this out. This case returns to the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1729

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 17

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation
    Bottom line: Defendants should strongly consider an Inter Partes Review (IPR), a proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when accused of patent infringement because…
  • Feb 10

    S.Ct. raises standard to reverse court’s claim construction

    S.Ct. raises standard to reverse court’s claim construction
    Bottom line: The importance of winning at the district court level for patent litigation has significantly increased due to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, specifically, Teva Pharamceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (S.Ct. 2015). Since…
  • Feb 2

    Patent eligible software includes how-to of desired result

    Patent eligible software includes how-to of desired result
    Bottom line: DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014) instructs us that software claims that lean towards being labeled an abstract concept may transition from being an unpatentable to patentable provided that the claims recite…
Rank this Week: 4995

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
  • Feb 6

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity
    Part 1 of this series introduced some of the key issues in the world of Caribbean IPR. Part 2 will take a look at the need for increased regional co-operation and the role of ... The post IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity…
  • Feb 1

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”
    Have you ever said “How did that happen?”, “How much do you have?” or “Can’t wait!”? Did you know that these are all trademarked phrases? They’re respectively owned by Partners in Leadership,…
Rank this Week: 2193

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Feb 13

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible
    This opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), University of Utah Research v. Ambry Genetics Corp. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), addresses different patent claims from the same patents at issue in the seminal U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”
    An interesting invention of “how to unboil an egg,” so to speak, was recently discussed in the scientific publication, CHEMBIOCHEM. A patent is pending for this invention. A lead investigator was Dr. Gregory A. Weiss who is a…
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
Rank this Week: 2719

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 13

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”
    In February 2015, the German data protection authorities adopted a resolution with the title “Tracking of user behavior on the Internet” (German). In this resolution, the authorities urge the German government to finally transpose…
  • Feb 4

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too
    An eBay seller who has used copyright protected photos without the author’s permission and made a corresponding desist declaration is obliged not only to end the auction but rather to delete the pictures from the ended auctions…
  • Jan 30

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 904

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Feb 13

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino Each year, the USPTO submits a budget justification to Congress in order to access the resources we need to operate. I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its fiscal…
  • Feb 9

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On January 8, 2015, the USPTO held a trade secret symposium at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The public event featured experts from…
  • Feb 4

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee As improving patent quality lies at the core of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s mission, I’m pleased to…
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Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

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

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

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3060

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 3989

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Feb 11

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?
    Recently, the maker of Red Bull energy drinks filed a notice of opposition against Old Ox Brewery’s trademark registration application, arguing that registration should be denied due to likelihood of confusion.  The opposition…
  • Feb 4

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It
    Knock-off designs remain the bane of the designer’s existence and U.S. law still provides little in the way of intellectual property protection.  While many fabric designs meet the threshold of creativity necessary for protection,…
  • Feb 2

    #Registered – U.S.

    #Registered – U.S.
    As a follow-up to our January post, “#Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?” I was interviewed by LexisNexis about the registration of hashtags. The interview was published in an article, “#Registered –…
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BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office
    The US Patent and Trademark Office rolled out a new website recently. It is intended to improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO. Continue reading →
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?
    Patent drawings have to be good enough to have satisfactory reproduction characteristics. Continue reading →
  • Jan 2

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
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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/
  • Feb 9

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO") became effective on October 15, 1970. It was originally intended primarily to assist in the prosecution of mafia leaders, as it permitted them to be tried for…
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

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

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
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UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Feb 9

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law
    Phone companies have helped to put laws on near 20 states books to stop cities from providing fast, publicly-owned Internet access. Last month President Obama proposed that the FCC to strike down these rules, and guess who is fighting to…
  • Feb 2

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad
    Nationwide insurance ran an ad that children die of preventable accidents couldn't have been worse placed without being a parody. The sad thing is their long form ad (not aired on the Bowl) got it right.
  • Feb 1

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy
    Budweiser sponsors the NFL, a branded suite in a bordello and ads that sell their values but not their beer. This is how a half billion dollar ad budget ends up getting only a reported 4% share of drinkers 21 - 27. What's up with that?
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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/
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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Feb 6

    The trademark balancing act: Protecting your rights without enraging your customer

    The trademark balancing act: Protecting your rights without enraging your customer
    Trademarks symbolize the character and reputation of their owners and the quality of those finished products offered to the consumer. It typically takes years of careful cultivation to build a valuable trademark. This cultivation can…
  • Feb 3

    Are food recipes protected by copyright?

    Are food recipes protected by copyright?
    When a chef develops a menu for a new restaurant, can the chef or the restaurant protect the recipes under copyright laws? In a word, no. As a federal judge in Ohio recently explained, copyright protects the particular layout of a…
  • Jan 8

    What does the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mean for software inventions?

    What does the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mean for software inventions?
    At the end of a year in which the patent eligibility of software inventions came under fire like never before, the USPTO finally issued its long-awaited 2014 Interim Guidance for Subject Matter Eligibility, which describes how…
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Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    How to Select a Patent Attorney

    How to Select a Patent Attorney
    The entrepreneur is at a huge disadvantage when trying to select a patent attorney. The entrepreneur does not have any basis for evaluating the *quality* of an attorney’s work. Inventors and entrepreneurs are often mystified by the…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention to…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention…
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Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal
    In a decision imparting more certainty to the Post Grant Review process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “CAFC”) held that it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent and Trademark Office’s (the…
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
    Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property group prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in the trademark matter entitled Hana Financial v. Hana Bank.  574 U.S. ___ (2015).  Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous…
  • Jan 23

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling
    On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling.  Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S.…
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