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IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2080

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: 3324

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29: Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he ha… http://t.co/B59GgritAy -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29 http://t.co/UpyNuEkkGw ->…
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29: Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he ha… http://t.co/B59GgritAy -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29 http://t.co/UpyNuEkkGw ->…
  • Jul 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29
    Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he had tagged with graffiti alleging breach of moral rights http://t.co/HnCU13BdfZ -> Copyright Infringement: A Warning to all Authors http://t.co/MY7CyX9Eyv -> Napster Owner…
Rank this Week: 2685

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?
    Apparently not.  Foliar Nutrients sued Plaint Food Systems (PFS) in 2004 for infringing a number of its patents.  After PFS sought reexamination of some of those patents, the parties settled.  That settlement called for Foliar…
  • Jul 28

    Stay Against a "Peripheral" Defendant?

    Stay Against a "Peripheral" Defendant?
    Not if the defendant is a direct competitor.  The Andersons, Inc. has sued Harrell's, LLC and three other defendants for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,884,756; 8,435,321; and 8,574,631 relating to water-dispersible pellet…
  • Jul 15

    Expert Lied On The Stand - New Trial, Right?

    Expert Lied On The Stand - New Trial, Right?
    No. Rembrandt Vision Technologies sued Johnson & Johnson Vision Care for alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,712,327.  During a two-week jury trial, the Court granted judgment as a matter of law in favor of Defendant based on…
Rank this Week: 4197

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 31

    If You Love History in Pictures, Then You Should Love Trademarkology

    If You Love History in Pictures, Then You Should Love Trademarkology
    When I joined Twitter, one of the first feeds that I followed was History In Pictures. As a former history major in college, I really enjoyed the quirky mix of historic and pop culture photos. Where else are you going to see pictures of…
  • Jul 30

    Comic-Con v. Comic Con: the Age of Trademark Infringement

    Comic-Con v. Comic Con: the Age of Trademark Infringement
    Nerdom reigns supreme. Want proof? Comic-Con. A place where grown men and women routinely dress up as their favorite fictional characters and let out their inner fangirl or boy without fear that some jock is lurking around the…
  • Jul 29

    Trademark Trick Play- The Music City Miracle

    Trademark Trick Play- The Music City Miracle
    Football season is upon us! Yesterday, we ran over to watch the Tennessee Titans’ first full-pads practice. This was my first open practice and I wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually a good time. I recommend catching an NFL…
Rank this Week: 2361

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Jul 31

    The SEC is Taking New Measures to Protect IP

    The SEC is Taking New Measures to Protect IP
    Louis Freeh, former FBI Director, is concerned about companies protecting their intellectual property. At a convention in San Antonio, he explained how companies may soon be required to strengthen their internal protection against…
  • Jul 29

    USSC Decision Favors Television Networks over Internet Busine

    USSC Decision Favors Television Networks over Internet Busine
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided that Aereo, a start-up internet business, had been publicly performing (a.k.a. airing or showing) copyrighted material.  This was a 6-3 decision, in which the plaintiff, the…
  • Jul 24

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle
    Apple and Samsung are beginning to find common ground in their litigation war which has been going on for over three years about patent infringement. Galaxy S vs. iPhone Samsung has been a component supplier for Apple but their…
Rank this Week: 1963

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    No Path to Follow When You’re a Non-Traditional Lawyer

    No Path to Follow When You’re a Non-Traditional Lawyer
    Let me tell you about a pivotal day that happened early in my legal career. I was a second-year law student at Arizona State University. During a study break, I was hanging outside the law library with my classmate Julia who is also one of my…
  • Jul 29

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police
    Starting on August 1st, Phoenix is changing to variable prices at its parking meters. Depending on when and where you park, the rate could range from $0.50 to $4.00/hour. This is a big change from the $1.50/hour rate that used to be at every…
  • Jul 22

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?
    I get questions all the time from people involved in situations where a business outsources the creation of their website, marketing materials, or other photography work about who owns the copyright in the final work product and what can the…
Rank this Week: 3800

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 31

    Dextra: Neuer Rechtsschutz für Internet und Urheberrecht

    Dextra: Neuer Rechtsschutz für Internet und Urheberrecht
    Dextra, die jüngste Rechtsschutz­versicherung in der Schweiz, erweitert ihre bestehenden Versicherungs­angebote. So umfasst der private Rechtsschutz nun unter anderem auch das Urheberrecht und in allen Versicherungsangeboten ist…
  • Jul 29

    Google: Kein «Recht auf Vergessen» für Unternehmen?

    Google: Kein «Recht auf Vergessen» für Unternehmen?
    Google musste kürzlich vom Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) daran erinnert werden, dass das «Recht auf Vergessen» gemäss Datenschutzrecht unter bestimmten Umständen auch für Suchergebnisse gilt. In der…
  • Jul 27

    Juristische Weblinks #102

    Juristische Weblinks #102
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Immaterialgüterrecht: «Kopier oder stirb!» Medienrecht I: «[…] Das Recht auf Privatsphäre und am eigenen Bild gilt insofern –…
Rank this Week: 2006

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    UK decides against introducing private copying levie

    UK decides against introducing private copying levie
    Source: hereOver at the IPKat, Leo-friend, Eleonora Rosati, reports that the UK Government will be introducing further exceptions into its copyright regime, but has decided against a 'levy'. Readers may remember that this…
  • Jul 30

    Nigeria: Leading IP lawyers (2014), according to WHO’SWHOLEGAL

    Nigeria: Leading IP lawyers (2014), according to WHO’SWHOLEGAL
    Law practice in most jurisdictions in Africa can be a very tough business for one or two reasons not prevalent in the developed world. Intellectual property (IP) practice is a different kettle of fish, as we all know. Against all the odds,…
  • Jul 29

    SADC & West Africa conclude trade negotiations with EU, any IP provisions?

    SADC & West Africa conclude trade negotiations with EU, any IP provisions?
    Following on from our recent post on GI for Rooibos (not forgetting the WTO TFA deadlock), this Leo wishes to round up that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between the South African Development…
Rank this Week: 3877

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jul 30

    EFF Asks Virginia’s Supreme Court to Take Anonymous Speech Seriously

    EFF Asks Virginia’s Supreme Court to Take Anonymous Speech Seriously
    People have many reasons to be anonymous online, from the political to the personal. One of the most contentious uses of anonymity is in consumer reviews—some reviewers feel they need the protection of anonymity to post the truth, while…
  • Jul 30

    Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communitie

    Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communitie
    EFF Asks Appeals Court to Protect Free Speech and Innovation in Capitol v. VimeoSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to…
  • Jul 29

    A National Consensus: Cell Phone Location Records Are Private

    A National Consensus: Cell Phone Location Records Are Private
    The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable” government searches of our persons, houses, papers and effects. How courts should determine what is and isn’t reasonable in our increasingly digital world…
Rank this Week: 1967

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 30

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water
    In the past couple of years (see for example the Prometheus decision). The Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that attempted to clarify what is and is not patentable. Unfortunately, the result has been the exact opposite, with…
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
  • Jul 25

    When is a Game a Clone?

    When is a Game a Clone?
    Raph Koster has some musings on the topic of originality in games on his blog this week. He explores basic notions of games and their variants, looking at them from the point of view of rules and variants. This is kind of amusingly academic…
Rank this Week: 2928

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/
  • Jul 30

    0x4A: See LA?

    0x4A: See LA?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50) Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00) …
  • Jul 18

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (04:06) Aaron's slides area available. Segment 2 (56:41) Bradley mentioned dakota imaging where he used to work. (1:02:15) dacotag…
  • Jul 1

    0x48: copyleft-next

    0x48: copyleft-next
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (05:37) The slides Fontana's talk on copyleft-next are available. Segment 2 (01:06:51) Bradley mentioned the issue of Noam Chomsky's…
Rank this Week: 3708

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jul 30

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again
    The Federal Circuit has again permitted the PTO to overrule a decision by a district court, affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.  As in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., Judge O’Malley has issued a…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US
    A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted.  Thus, if a…
  • Jun 30

    PTO Guidance After Alice

    PTO Guidance After Alice
    Last week, the USPTO provided the patent examining corps with Preliminary Examination Instructions in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Alice Corp.  The memo indicates that the Supreme Court has extended the…
Rank this Week: 4330

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule
    A plaintiff filing a lawsuit usually wants to demand as much money as possible, both for the intimidation value and because in Virginia state court, you cannot recover damages in an amount greater than what you asked for in the complaint,…
Rank this Week: 4387

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jul 30

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign
    An update to our prior post on the trials and tribulations of Maryland State Sen. Steve Hershey in his trademark battle with The Hershey Company can be found in an article I wrote for LAW360, which is accessible here. As always, we…
  • Jul 9

    And Speaking of Foreign Trademark Filing Strategy: Tesla Motors is Sued in China for Trademark Infringment

    And Speaking of Foreign Trademark Filing Strategy: Tesla Motors is Sued in China for Trademark Infringment
    Written by Susan Neuberger Weller Further to our recent post about the worldwide trademark trials and tribulations of Anheuser-Busch and its BUDWEISER trademark, we now  report that the up-and-coming electric car manufacturer Tesla…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark Rights around the World: It May Be BUDWEISER® in the US, But Not Everywhere

    Trademark Rights around the World: It May Be BUDWEISER® in the US, But Not Everywhere
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller   Anheuser-Busch, the venerable American beer brewer, and Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech beer brewer, have been fighting since the 19th century over rights around the world to the BUDWEISER trademark. A…
Rank this Week: 3706

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play
    [Blogmeister’s Note: The following post by FHH’s Frank Montero first appeared in Radio Ink Magazine. Our good friends at Radio Ink have given us permission to reprint Frank’s piece here, for which we thank them.] There is…
  • Jul 30

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC
    Well, that clears that up On July 24, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) issued a public notice “reminding” carriers of prior approval requirements when certain Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) plan to…
  • Jul 30

    5.8 GHz U-NII Update: Dates Set for Responses to Recon Petition

    5.8 GHz U-NII Update: Dates Set for Responses to Recon Petition
    A couple of weeks ago we reported that several petitions for reconsideration had been filed relative to last April’s changes to the rules governing the 5 GHz unlicensed band. The FCC’s notice concerning those petitions has now…
Rank this Week: 3560

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 30

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America
    The NFL is once again failing to take a stand against violence. Go figure. The league faced unanimous uproar last week when they handed down a suspension to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. What was this poor athlete’s crime? In…
  • Jul 29

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score
    Carter Burwell, the film composer responsible for the music in True Grit and Seven Psychopaths, calls film scores the “subliminal connective adhesive” in a movie. Film music fleshes out the story in a movie, intensifying each and…
  • Jul 28

    Casey Kasem, The Cautionary Tale

    Casey Kasem, The Cautionary Tale
    Where is Casey Kasem?  Casey Kasem will always be remembered as the beloved DJ host on the radio program, American Top 40, and as the voice of Shaggy Rogers of Scooby-Doo. And now, unfortunately, Casey Kasem will also be remembered as…
Rank this Week: 2271

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Going viral: Silencing its critics, Twitter posted strong second quarter results, adding 16 million new monthly active users and boosting its user base by 24 percent from this time last year. #Disappointing: In other Twitter news, the company…
  • Jul 28

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Your tax dollars at work: Wikipedia placed a 10-day ban on changes to the collaborative encyclopedia from a certain IP address inside the U.S. Capitol after discovering that bizarre and embarrassing edits were being made from that address…
  • Jul 25

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Facebook reported strong results for ad revenue in the second quarter of 2014. Mobile advertising was particularly strong, up 30 percent from last year. Mobile ads now account for 62 percent of Facebook’s advertising revenue. A federal…
Rank this Week: 3091

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 30

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)
    You may have heard of Silk Road, an online marketplace that enabled hard-to-trace buying and selling of illegal goods. The court says it was “as if the purchases were occurring on eBay;” buyers and sellers could even leave…
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
Rank this Week: 2469

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Registering Copyright For Deceased Photographer

    Registering Copyright For Deceased Photographer
    Dear Rich: My father, who died in 2008, was a talented amateur photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve started to post some of his medium-format images online (none were ever published). I’d like to batch-register his images…
  • Jul 29

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement
    Dear Rich: I was troubled by the blanket assertion in a recent post in which you stated that if you copied a copyrighted work without authorization, you're infringing. I believe that if your use is a fair use, you are not infringing. Or are…
  • Jul 25

    University Won't Patent My Invention

    University Won't Patent My Invention
    It looks like I may have made a scientific breakthrough with definite commercial applications. The thing is the university patent office (who would own the work) is reluctant to start paperwork on it as they say a few patents have already…
Rank this Week: 1872

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC
    NLIPW Patents Law Volume 2 Number 10 eDigest (Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives) July 30, 2014 Content: Introduction Guidelines for Registration of Imported or Locally-Manufactured Animal Feed and Pet Products…
  • Jul 24

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday
    Hewlett Packard (HP) Nigeria has revealed that businesses worldwide lose in excess of $550 billion, about N88 trillion each year due to counterfeiting and piracy.  The company, which recently conducted a global research on intellectual…
  • Jul 22

    Dealers, SON Register 30 Local Phone Brands in Anti-counterfeit Drive | Business Day

    Dealers, SON Register 30 Local Phone Brands in Anti-counterfeit Drive | Business Day
    Efforts geared towards ridding Nigeria’s vibrant mobile phone market of counterfeit devices is yielding results. The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) of Computer Village Ikeja, says its partnership with the Standard…
Rank this Week: 2101

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 29

    The USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance TRIPS Over Treaty Requirement

    The USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance TRIPS Over Treaty Requirement
    With thanks to my colleague Dr. Christopher Swift for his expert advice on the intersections of US and international law. The “Myriad-Mayo” patent subject matter eligibility guidance issued March 4, 2014 reflects…
  • Jul 27

    Comments On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due By July 31

    Comments On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due By July 31
    This week brings the July 31, 2014 deadline for submitting written comments on two USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidance documents: The “Myriad-Mayo” Guidance issued March 4, 2014 (for claims involving laws of nature,…
  • Jul 22

    Federal Circuit Says Commission Must Toe The Line In Invisalign ITC Case

    Federal Circuit Says Commission Must Toe The Line In Invisalign ITC Case
    In Align Technology, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit held that ITC action that violated ITC’s own regulations warranted vacatur under the Administrative Procedures Act. While the case addresses specific…
Rank this Week: 3918

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: 2888

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: 3659

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

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

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

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

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

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

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
Rank this Week: 2265

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2977

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

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

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

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

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

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

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 4815

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

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

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

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

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

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

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY
    In case you have been on vacation for the past two weeks, here is a quick update of some major developments in the intellectual property arena. Depending on your position, they may represent the “good,” the “bad” or…
Rank this Week: 3354

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jul 28

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?
    By Dan Miller Ohio may become the next state — after Virginia, Georgia, and thirteen other states — to take on the fight against patent trolls. A bill pending in Ohio’s General Assembly, H.B. 573, would provide additional…
  • Jul 18

    Delegation slows this week but the gTLD program is still going steady

    Delegation slows this week but the gTLD program is still going steady
    By Melissa Barnett Three new gTLDs have been delegated to the root zone since our last post. The newest group of gTLDs to be delegated include: .gent .nrw .scb gTLDs in Sunrise period — update The following gTLDs are now added to the…
  • Jul 11

    ICANN continues to rapidly expand the Internet this summer — newest statistics released

    ICANN continues to rapidly expand the Internet this summer — newest statistics released
    By Melissa Barnett As of July 4, 2014 ICANN announced that out of the 1,930 applicants received in 2012, 1,146 have been invited to contracting. Contracting is the process through which ICANN will contact eligible applicants and engage with…
Rank this Week: 2159

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 28

    Planning for musical obsolescence

    Planning for musical obsolescence
    Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most celebrated conductors of his generation.  As Music Director of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, he has built a solid and enthusiastic following amongst…
  • Jul 14

    Attention, intention and value

    Attention, intention and value
    How should we understand the value of academic publications?  That was the question addressed at the ALA Annual Conference last month during the SPARC/ACRL Forum.  The forum is the highlight of each ALA conference for me because it…
  • Jun 11

    A win, oddly

    A win, oddly
    Because I am on vacation this week and have very intermittent Internet access, I am hardly the first to announce that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court decision (mostly) in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. I…
Rank this Week: 1885

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

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

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC
    Will some applications be left with no Rule 6 EPC applicable following its amendment? Following my previous blog entry on the amended Rule 6 EPC, I have been made aware of a curiosity in the transitional provisions of the new Rule 6 EPC.…
  • Jul 8

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website
    The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court has recently rendered a decision in a case regarding sale of infringing furniture designs from two British websites. The decision is interesting for practitioners as it explains which exact elements…
  • Jul 1

    Decision by the USPTO puts the spotlight on the “real party in interest”

    Decision by the USPTO puts the spotlight on the “real party in interest”
    One of the ways that companies in patent dense industries, such as consumer electronics, try to fend off claims from patent holders is by requesting assistance from patent risk management firms. Patent risk management firms generally assist…
Rank this Week: 3994

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: 3806

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

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

    The Games Advertisers Play: Heather Nolan to present this week on Gamification

    The Games Advertisers Play: Heather Nolan to present this week on Gamification
    This Wednesday, Heather Nolan will discuss the legal issues related to Gamification. The session is part of the Brand Activation Association’s comprehensive, 6-part webinar series, which has been covering the A-Z must-knows of…
  • Jul 25

    Massachusetts Continues Aggressive Information Security Enforcement Agenda

    Massachusetts Continues Aggressive Information Security Enforcement Agenda
    On July 23, 2014, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced a consent judgment with Women & Infant’s Hospital of Rhode Island (“WIH”) to resolve allegations that it violated federal and state information security laws…
  • Jul 23

    New Connecticut Mini-TCPA Provides for Giant Penalties and Attorneys’ Fee

    New Connecticut Mini-TCPA Provides for Giant Penalties and Attorneys’ Fee
    Companies sending text messages or conducting voice telemarketing in Connecticut beware! Connecticut has substantially amended its telemarketing law (the “mini-TCPA”), which now may regulate even more conduct than the federal TCPA…
Rank this Week: 3702

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 2706

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 25

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing
    The state of Alabama announced a few weeks ago that all official signs coming into the state will receive a makeover. The longtime phrase “Alabama the Beautiful” will be replaced with “Welcome to Sweet Home…
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
  • Jul 11

    Fifty Shades of Parody

    Fifty Shades of Parody
    The big film news this week was author E.L. James’s announcement via twitter that a trailer for the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in February 2015, would be …[ahem – clears throat] ……
Rank this Week: 2235

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 2847

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Trademarks unlimited provincially

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

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

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

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

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014
    by Frances Drummond in AustraliaPWC* has estimated that global sports sponsorship will be worth US$45.3 billion in 2015. Australia has a long history of hosting major sporting events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup,…
Rank this Week: 3694

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright licks off with a detailed look at what went wrong with the latest effort to create a central repository of musical works and single source of copyright metadata. The Global Repertoire Database…
  • Jul 15

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013
    New research published by the Ovum news service Music & Copyright reveals that the two most popular music genres in terms of retail sales in the world are pop and rock. According to the annual genre study conducted by Music &…
  • Jul 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The lead feature in Music & Copyright examines the European Commission’s latest plans to deal with intellectual property rights protection. In a two-pronged approach, the Commission said it will focus its antipiracy efforts in the…
Rank this Week: 4560

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

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

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

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

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

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

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

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 3661

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
  • Jul 23

    MtGox Investigation

    MtGox Investigation
    There was a creditor meeting in the MtGox case today. MtGox distributed a report to creditors and posted it on their website. According to that report, the investigation on who stole all those bitcoins has been outsourced to some…
  • Jul 22

    FIT as Efficient Auction

    FIT as Efficient Auction
    Craig Morris at Renewables International kindly quotes my recent blog post about the recent German reform of the feed-in tariff. And he makes a very interesting point in closing his post: No problem – show me a bidding process that is…
Rank this Week: 2523

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
  • Jul 23

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive
    I don’t know about you, but this summer has been a whirlwind! I can’t believe that the Fashion Law Project’s Summer Intensive starts this Thursday! In case you don’t know about the Fashion Law Summer Intensive, it is a…
  • Jul 11

    Fashionable Thought of The Day

    Fashionable Thought of The Day
    With the instant gratification available in today’s digital world, I see many who balk over the notion of hard work towards a long-term goal. For those of you who know me, you know that patience is something I have to work hard at, so…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Birthday America!

    Happy Birthday America!
    I hope you all enjoy a fashionable, fun and family-filed Fourth of July! xoxo Staci
Rank this Week: 3731

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

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

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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

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

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

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

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 3747

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Jul 22

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever
    On July 18th a U.K. judge ruled that Twentieth Century Fox Films must change the name of its television show, “Glee”, because it infringes the name of a chain of British comedy clubs named “The Glee Club.”  The…
  • Jul 15

    Las Vegas Sands Goes “All In” Against Online Trademark Infringement

    Las Vegas Sands Goes “All In” Against Online Trademark Infringement
    Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“Sands”), the international casino and hotel giant, is one of the most famous gaming brands in the world. To protect its famous mark from infringing uses, Sands recently left the casino and took to the…
  • Jul 8

    Preclusive Effect of TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Rulings Up for Debate Before Supreme Court

    Preclusive Effect of TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Rulings Up for Debate Before Supreme Court
    In trademark infringement suits, how much weight, if any, should federal courts give to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decisions on the likelihood of confusion between marks? Today, it depends—the circuits are…
Rank this Week: 2365

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 22

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
  • Jun 25

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle
    By David M. Kramer and Rachelle M. Llontop Guest blog post by Rachelle M. Llontop. Rachelle is a summer associate in the Washington, DC office of DLA Piper. She attends the American University Washington College of Law and will graduate…
  • Jun 19

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak
    The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is sponsoring an event “The Trademark Office Speaks” next Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at DLA Piper in Washington, DC (500 Eighth Street, NW Gallery Place Chinatown…
Rank this Week: 3737

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jul 22

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?
    All corporations are required to have a board of directors by law. LLCs are not. However, an LLC can be structured so as to have a board of managers (some even refer to managers as directors). At formation, founders become the sole…
  • Jul 19

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon
    Most of the startup capital comes from accredited investors through investments made in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D.  According to a study by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2013, almost…
  • Jul 11

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering
    On July 3, 2014 (right on my birthday), the SEC issued six compliance and disclosure interpretations (“CD&Is”) regarding the use of verification methods for determining whether a prospective investor is accredited. First, a…
Rank this Week: 4713