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The Business of Patents Blog

The Business of Patents Blog

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

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

    Patent Maintenance Fee

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

    Chinese Patent Office

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

    Patent Growth

    Patent Growth
    Patent Growth. A recent report by WIPO indicates that from a patent filing aspect the world economies have mostly recovered from their 2008 doldrums.
Rank this Week: 1297

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 1219

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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

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

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

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

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

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

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1687

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

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

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1735

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 1556

Copywrite

Copywrite

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

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

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

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

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 1189

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

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

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

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

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

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

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

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

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1712

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1232

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land…

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land of Oz (and more)

Covers intellectual property in Australia. By Melbourne University's Kimberlee Weatherall.

http://weatherall.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Postscript

    Postscript
    I know, it kind of ruins the symmetry to post again, after 'The Last Post'.However, just after posting that last post, I got an email from Bill Patry, to let me know of the publication of his new treatise. It can't pass without comment. …
  • Jan 9

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)
    I have been tagged by the 'Five Things You Don't Know About Me' Meme that is doing the rounds (thanks Abi). (Like Starkoff, I'm not tagging anyone else). So here goes:I have two brothers. They are both doctors. I have two sisters-in-law. …
  • Dec 18

    Reactions to the Cooper decision

    Reactions to the Cooper decision
    Various reactions to the 'linking is authorisation' Cooper decision handed down yesterday by the Full Federal Court:I commented yesterday (summary? 'troubling'. 'Have we, or have we not just had a very extended debate about copyright law in…
Rank this Week: 1748

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
  • Jan 30

    Battle Over Google Subpoena Threatens Critical Online Free Speech Protection

    Battle Over Google Subpoena Threatens Critical Online Free Speech Protection
    Federal Law Blocks Extraordinary and Burdensome SubpoenaSan Francisco - A high-profile battle over whether Google must respond to an unusual and dangerous subpoena raises fundamental concerns about federal free speech law and the protections…
  • Jan 30

    EFF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Over Warrantless Searches of Hotel Record

    EFF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Over Warrantless Searches of Hotel Record
    Citizens Have a Right to Challenge Laws That Violate the Fourth AmendmentSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge brought by hotel owners against a Los…
  • Jan 30

    January's Stupid Patent of the Month: A Method of Updating "Grass" in Video Game

    January's Stupid Patent of the Month: A Method of Updating "Grass" in Video Game
    Sports. It’s what’s on EFF’s patent team’s mind. No, not because this Sunday is the Super Bowl. No, not even because we filed an amicus brief today in a football-related right of publicity case. It’s because of…
Rank this Week: 2926

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Snap decision. The National Arbitration Forum has refused to transfer the domain name snapchatcheck.com to the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat. The NAF panel decided that the respondent, Dreamhost, the company…
  • Jan 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Pupils, passwords and privacy. A law that went into effect on January1st has the parents of some Illinois school children asking themselves how much of their children’s privacy they’re willing to forgo to keep cyberbullying in…
  • Jan 20

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Please join Socially Aware editor John Delaney as he chairs Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks.” Issues to be addressed at the conference include: Friending,…
Rank this Week: 3281

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 30

    Jeff Koons and the Never-Ending Story of Appropriation and Plagiarism

    Jeff Koons and the Never-Ending Story of Appropriation and Plagiarism
    This past year was supposed to be one of celebration for the American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. In 2014, the Whitney Museum of American Art presented the most comprehensive survey of Koons’ career to date. The exhibit also…
  • Jan 29

    What the Sony Hack Means for the Entertainment Industry

    What the Sony Hack Means for the Entertainment Industry
    The unprecedented hack that cost Sony millions of dollars[1] and compromised more than 11 terabytes of internal company data[2] this past November is all the entertainment industry has been talking about for the past several months. So what…
  • Jan 28

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?
    Shark Tank is ABC’s hit series that features aspiring entrepreneurs negotiating with investors for stakes in the entrepreneurs’ start-up businesses. The entrepreneurs stand before a panel of investors, and have the opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 2353

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
  • Jan 30

    Sixth Circuit Considers Communications Decency Act and Adopts “Material Contribution” Test

    Sixth Circuit Considers Communications Decency Act and Adopts “Material Contribution” Test
    The Sixth Circuit considered whether the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (“CDA”) bars state-law defamation claims. Jones v. Dirty World Entm’t. Recordings, LLC, et al., Case No. 13-5946 (6th Cir. June 16, 2014). The Court…
  • Jan 27

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  Erin Rhinehart has been elected to be a Partner at FI&C. *  Finance Monthly Magazine has notified FI&C that the firm has been short-listed for its 2015 Law Awards, in the category of Litigation – U.S.A. * …
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
Rank this Week: 2561

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    “There’s No Good New Music”

    “There’s No Good New Music”
    “There hasn’t been any good music in forty years!” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this self-evidently ridiculous assertion, I’d be able to buy a Happy Meal. With a Super-sized Coke Zero. It’s a…
  • Jan 6

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel
    As a writer, the story you choose to tell – and how you choose to tell it – is solely your province. It’s one of the reasons you write. While it’s a rare occurrence in the world of fiction, if your story includes real,…
  • Jan 2

    Good News For Flying Musicians – You May Stow Your Instrument Aboard

    Good News For Flying Musicians – You May Stow Your Instrument Aboard
    If you play an instrument and have ever tried to fly commercial with it, you know what a nightmare it can be, as I was recently reminded when traveling to perform with Cousin Billy. Everyone from the check-in agent, to the gate agent, flight…
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Jan 30

    David Janet Joins FHH

    David Janet Joins FHH
    Wilkommen, Bienvenu, Welcome! Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is pleased to announce that David M. Janet has joined us as a member. David has more than two decades of practice experience in a variety of technology- and communications-related…
  • Jan 29

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding
    FCC rakes in record receipts. The FCC finally brought down the closing gavel for the AWS-3 auction (that would be Auction 97 for those of you who keep track of such things) on January 29. The auction began on November 13, took breaks for four…
  • Jan 29

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015
    Media Bureau announces “Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline” by which full power and Class A TV facilities must be licensed to be eligible for protection when the repack happens. If you’re a full power or Class A TV licensee and…
Rank this Week: 3696

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3847

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

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

    Nintendo Rolls Out Terrible Deal for YouTuber

    Nintendo Rolls Out Terrible Deal for YouTuber
    Nintendo has put out a new "Creator's Program" for people who review, comment on, or do "Let's Play" videos using its games on YouTube. The program attempts to restrict 'Tuber's fair use of Nintendo-originated material and give the company…
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
Rank this Week: 2579

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/
  • Jan 30

    User Feedback Plays Key Role in New USPTO Website

    User Feedback Plays Key Role in New USPTO Website
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m excited to let you know about our newly redesigned website that improves the experience of doing business with…
  • Jan 22

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015
    Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John Owens The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on our current successes, and challenge ourselves to continually improve our information technology (IT) systems. As the Chief…
  • Dec 18

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the USPTO hosted a roundtable on International Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at our headquarters in…
Rank this Week: 4925

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 30

    This Sick Trademarked Beat

    This Sick Trademarked Beat
    I know. We ALL love Taylor Swift. Whether you really love her or you love to hate her, the truth is what she does in media and music gets attention. And, I love when stuff like this happens. My Twitter feed and phone blew up yesterday when…
  • Jan 23

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?
    I have a LOT of friends with soon-to-be or just had newly hatched babies.  It does not make me an expert on anything more than picking out a great present, but I have learned one big thing.  Moms and Dads want…
  • Jan 16

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche
    The coveted Oscar® nominations were announced yesterday. This year’s holiday release SELMA was nominated for Best Picture and Original Song. SELMA tells the story of the role Martin Luther King, Jr. played in the march from Selma to…
Rank this Week: 2203

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Defendant Not Barred From Seeking Lump Sum Royalty Damages as Alternative to Ongoing Royalty or Injunction

    Defendant Not Barred From Seeking Lump Sum Royalty Damages as Alternative to Ongoing Royalty or Injunction
    The court denied plaintiff's motion in limine to preclude defendant from asking the jury to award lump sum damages. "[Plaintiff] contends that [defendant] should be precluded from asking the jury to award damages in the form of a fully…
  • Jan 29

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of patentable subject matter and found the abstract idea in plaintiff's financial product price quote patent was not limited by an inventive concept.…
  • Jan 28

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”
    The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's infringement contentions regarding an open-ended priority date. "[Plaintiff] asserts that 'each asserted claim of the patents-in-suit [is] entitled to a priority date no later than…
Rank this Week: 4342

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jan 30

    District Courts should have more discretion to enhance patent damage

    District Courts should have more discretion to enhance patent damage
    Infringers should not be able to arrogantly and recklessly violate patents for years but ultimately pay only the same amount they would have paid the patent owner for a license in the first place. Currently, however, that is the situation…
  • Jan 30

    Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologie

    Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologie
    Our perusal of Canon’s patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that there are a myriad of other technologies being developed by this corporation than digital cameras. A couple of patents are related to improvements…
  • Jan 29

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week
    Multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, which will…
Rank this Week: 5035

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Nigeria’s Food and Drug Agency Receives Laboratory Accreditation from USAID

    Nigeria’s Food and Drug Agency Receives Laboratory Accreditation from USAID
    On January 29, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Director, Michael T. Harvey presented the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with the International…
  • Jan 27

    NAFDAC Confiscates Fake Drugs Worth N270 Million | NLIPW Newsroom

    NAFDAC Confiscates Fake Drugs Worth N270 Million | NLIPW Newsroom
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) announced at a media briefing yesterday, that it has seized more than five containers of suspected fake and unregistered drugs valued at N270 Million. Two suspects who…
  • Jan 21

    Happening Live at Davos 2015: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability

    Happening Live at Davos 2015: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability
    Session: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability (*Session Concluded) Debate Question: Are markets mispricing geopolitical risks? Join this Arena debate on the motion that markets are mispricing geopolitical risk. Debating…
Rank this Week: 2451

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/
  • Jan 30

    Reading Passages of Classic Literature in Movie

    Reading Passages of Classic Literature in Movie
    Dear Rich: There is a scene in the feature film I am currently making where a character turns on the radio and listens to the host read a small passage from classic literature (something like Romeo and Juliet). Would there be any copyright…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
Rank this Week: 2192

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Did Netflix Want Service Quality to Degrade?

    Did Netflix Want Service Quality to Degrade?
                Through mostly unofficial channels, Comcast has alleged that Netflix wanted transmission bitrates to decline ostensibly to accrue greater impact at the FCC.  A major…
  • Jan 7

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling
               With talk about how a la carte pricing of video can reduce consumer costs, I offer a rebuttal.  First video consumers should understand that if they select the most expensive…
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
Rank this Week: 2244

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/
  • Jan 30

    Trademarkology: Mister Softee Comes Down Hard on Imposter

    Trademarkology: Mister Softee Comes Down Hard on Imposter
    Ice cream lovers can rest a little easier, now that Mister Softee has shut down an unscrupulous quartet of competitors. The Mister Softee company sells ice cream from trucks that play a jingle to announce their presence.  It appears that…
  • Jan 29

    McMonopoly

    McMonopoly
    Have you been on the edge of your seats since last week when I promised to write about how a company like McDonald’s Corp. can use the law preventing dilution of a famous mark in the context of the same case I discussed last…
  • Jan 28

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble
    By the time this weekend is over, you will suffer from branding overload.  The Super Bowl’s alter ego could be known as Trademark Day.  Football branding includes not only the notorious commercials for top consumer brands and…
Rank this Week: 2029

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/
Rank this Week: 3692

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CAPSUM, entreprise scientifique dédiée à l’innovation cosmétique, recherche pour son site de Marseille un ingénieur brevets. MISSIONS CONFIÉES Au sein du service R&D, vous aurez en…
  • Jan 27

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale
    La Chambre est convaincue que la brochure commerciale D1 a été distribuée à des membres du public avant la date de priorité du brevet en cause. En soutien à ses allégations, l'Opposante a…
  • Jan 25

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance
    Le mandataire avait envoyé dans le délai prévu un courrier accompagné de requêtes et indiquant que les motifs du recours étaient joints, ce qui n'était pas le cas.  La Chambre se demande…
Rank this Week: 2308

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 29

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?
    Yes, office actions are the key to obtaining patents in Fort Worth and the Metroplex because office actions state the case the patent office has in refusing to allow a patent application.  During the process of obtaining a patent the…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Years from the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm

    Happy New Years from the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm
    We at the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm wish everyone in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex a Happy New Years! 2014 was a great year for our clients and for us. We hope that 2015 surpasses 2014 for all of our current and future... The post Happy…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Years from the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm

    Happy New Years from the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm
    We at the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm wish everyone in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex a Happy New Years! 2014 was a great year for our clients and for us. We hope that 2015 surpasses 2014 for all of our current and future... The post Happy…
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Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 29

    Visit Docket Alarm at LegalTech 2015

    Visit Docket Alarm at LegalTech 2015
    The 2015 NYC LegalTechshow is fast approaching. Join us at the largest event devoted solely to law and technology, taking place February 3rd-5th at The Hilton Hotel in New York City. The LegalTech Show brings together law firms, librarians,…
  • Jan 23

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available
    We’ve been busy at Docket Alarm evaluating your product improvement requests and implementing time-saving changes while conducting your legal research. One new small but powerful refinement that will help you narrow your search is an…
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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/
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

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

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming…
  • Dec 24

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 1 (00:02:38) Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle . You can watch the video instead of listening…
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Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2750

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 29

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010
    Wer in der Schweiz ein iPhone oder ein anderes Smartphone nutzt, muss definitiv pauschale Urheberrechtsabgaben bezahlen und zwar bis zu 12 Rappen pro GB an Speicherkapazität. Gemäss einer entsprechenden Medienmitteilung der…
  • Jan 28

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister
    Beim Stöbern im Markenregister stösst man immer wieder auf bemerkenswerte Fundstücke. Ein aktuelles Beispiel – via MarkenBlog – ist eine Bildmarke, die ein herzförmiges Stück Brot vor einem grauen…
  • Jan 26

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?
    Die App Popcorn Time, inzwischen in verschiedenen Varianten für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme erhältlich, erschliesst eine riesige Auswahl an Fernsehserien und Filmen – benutzerfreundlich, in guter Qualität und…
Rank this Week: 2793

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 29

    Help Support Arts Education

    Help Support Arts Education
    With a new Senate underway, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may undergo some unpopular changes, particularly when it comes to arts education.  New Senate education committee chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has…
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
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S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
  • Jan 15

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert
    In a January 14, 2015 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied summary judgment in this patent infringement action because of the parties’ experts’ conflicting testimony. The Court wrote:In sum, the two sides’ experts differ on…
  • Aug 6

    Enjoy the Summer!

    Enjoy the Summer!
    We are on hiatus until September.  There will be new posts starting then.
Rank this Week: 3046

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jan 29

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review
    A Total Workout for the Body With the exponential growth of urban population showing no signs of plateauing any time soon, the demands on the average person’s domestic space grow weightier year on year.  Since the economic…
  • Jan 25

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review
    A tube, flat, or loop resistance band? Fit tube or clip tube?  Exercises or therapy bands, or fitness tubing? I know, this is all very confusing. Deciding which one to buy can be very tricky due to all those unfamiliar terms and…
  • Jan 25

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike
    Stationary exercise bikes have fast become a major part of home fitness today.  In recent years the number of people considering using stationary bicycles has soared but it has meant more people have been able to afford these fitness…
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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture
    A report entitled 'Copyright policy and the right to science and culture' authored by  the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed has been released (download it here, ref A/HRC/28/57 ).The document…
  • Jan 27

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo
    Togo is listed as one of the countries in which WIPO was involved in the IP policy formulation process in the 2010/2011 biennium (see WIPO report here). No further information is publicly available about the current status of this process. As…
  • Jan 25

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other
    The world of IP is fascinating because it is omnipresent. Whether it is your coffee in the morning, your transport to work, the phone you communicate with, the doctor’s prescription, your daily work or read, there are intellectual…
Rank this Week: 4012

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 28

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever
    Bottom line: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) suggests that substantial arguments presented during litigation (i.e., post litigation) for invalidity of a patent may be used as a defense to willful patent…
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 28

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?
    On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, vacated, and remanded Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to the Federal Circuit “for further consideration in light of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.,…
  • Jan 26

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided
    Although Sequenom has settled its dispute over U.S. Patent 6,258,540 with some parties (as I noted here), its case against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. remains active. Thus, we all should be waiting with bated breath to see whether the Federal…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., finding that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure call for some deference in the claim construction standard of review. In…
Rank this Week: 4052

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?
    Some companies may enter into confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) at the onset of a business relationship and do little else to protect the information. This discusses a court’s opinion about what companies…
  • Jan 7

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) touches on a principle involved in reissue patent applications. Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2014). This was a patent infringement…
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IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 2717

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.
    Intended purposes arguments are alive and well!   In this case Sulzer Mixpac Ag owns patent number 7,815, 384, which is directed towards a device for mixing and dispensing Multi-components paints. A representative independent claim is…
  • Jan 22

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage
    The main reason why people obtain patents (other than being inspired by Shark Tank) is to stop someone else from making the same product, and if someone else makes the same product to be able to recover damages. Patent laws require that the…
  • Jan 22

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY
    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY A new look at geographically descriptive marks. In this case, Irish Company Newbridge was trying to trademark the name “NEWBRIDGE HOME”, where products were designed out of Newbridge,…
Rank this Week: 2970

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel
    Are you planning a big trip this year? If so, you may have already began jotting down your travel to-do list to make sure that you do not miss anything for your big trip. Planning your wardrobe, checking travel arrangements and making…
  • Jan 22

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One
    No one likes to think about the end of his or her life; however, it is something that we all must face. In part, we do not want to think about the loved ones that we are leaving behind when it is our time say goodbye. It is because of your…
  • Dec 1

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review
    December 31 is quickly approaching, and many people use this time as an opportunity to reflect on the year that is nearly complete. These reflections may include new additions, losses, accomplishments or struggles. One way, though, in which…
Rank this Week: 3985

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council
    According to a recently published article in the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, has promised the creation of an Innovation Council during the spring of 2015…
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
Rank this Week: 4330

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 17

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode
    DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection…
Rank this Week: 2469