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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?
    In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., --- Fed. Appx. ---- (December 18, 2015) dealt with the question of whether voiceover "baby murloc" recordings made by an employee of Blizzard Entertainment were "works for hire" under the Copyright…
  • May 19

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence
    In Guzman v. Hacienda Records and Recording Studio, Inc.,  -- F.3d --- (December 14, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had the opportunity to listen to some Tejano music.Guzman, the writer of the music and…
  • May 16

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?
     If someone sues you for a copyright infringement you didn't commit and the case gets dismissed, shouldn't you get your attorneys fees?  In Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. Does 1-20, 807 F.3d 908 (8th Circuit 2015), the United States Court…
Rank this Week: 1418

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

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

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
  • May 6

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
    On May 4, 2016, the USPTO released a “May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update” (“Update”) providing guidance to patent examiners on formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating an…
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101
    In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law of nature.…
Rank this Week: 3859

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable
    This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the Bikram yoga case, affirming that a yoga sequence is an uncopyrightable system or method. The plaintiff had obtained a copyright registration for a book in which…
Rank this Week: 4464

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
  • May 12

    Judge Denies Summary Judgment and Sends “Stairway to Heaven” Suit to Trial

    Judge Denies Summary Judgment and Sends “Stairway to Heaven” Suit to Trial
    I’m not a judge. And I don’t play one on TV. And despite what I believed was a strong memorandum in support of summary judgment, District Judge Klausner denied the defendants’ motion and set the case for trial. Recall that…
  • Apr 28

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too
    I’ve been on Blog Sabbatical for a few months, but I’m back and jazzed to talk about that Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit. You remember, Randy (“California”) Wolfe’s trustee sued Led Zeppelin,…
Rank this Week: 2010

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • May 20

    PTAB names Medtronic CardioVascular Chief Patent Counsel as new PTAB Chief

    PTAB names Medtronic CardioVascular Chief Patent Counsel as new PTAB Chief
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced the appointment of David P. Ruschke as the next Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Ruschke will begin his new role at USPTO headquarters in…
  • May 5

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend
    On April 1, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published final rules in the Federal Register that relate to post grant proceedings. These new final rules went into effect on May 2, 2016, and amend the existing PTAB trial…
  • May 4

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin
    On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) voted against the bill.…
Rank this Week: 4513

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: 1896

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4739

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3850

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 19

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki
    …falls Sie schon immer mal wissen wollten, was MarkenG auf finnisch heißt.
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
  • Dec 23

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz
    Hier ein kurzer Hinweis auf die Dissertation der Kollegin Heid, die schon 2013 erschienen ist. Manches ist daher nicht mehr ganz aktuell. Insgesamt aber ist es ein lesenswertes Buch, um die komplexe Haftungsstruktur des Rechtsgebiets…
Rank this Week: 1474

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 4121

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3653

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1678

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • May 18

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C
    Die Zeichen LEMA und Lenah.C sind nicht verwechslungsfähig. Dokumente, die erstmals vor dem EuG vorgelegt werden, um zu zeigen, dass der Buchstabe „C“ im Arzneimittelsektor verbreitet als Hinweis auf Vitamin C verwendet wird,…
  • Mar 28

    Lipoderm

    Lipoderm
    The fact that the launch of a pharmaceutical product is delayed due to complex clinical studies and the necessity of patent applications does not constitute a proper reason for non-use of its trademark. Background This case involves a UK…
  • Mar 6

    Transdermal plaster

    Transdermal plaster
    The product appearance of a transdermal plaster is eligible to protection as a figurative mark for pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer type dementia in class 5. Background Novartis AG (“Novartis”) obtained…
Rank this Week: 2237

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 18

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D and Joshua Hamberger A spate of cases over the last few years shifted the law of patent eligible subject matter and were widely viewed as... read more
  • Mar 4

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
  • Sep 8

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern
    Service – the group securing academic assistance. Our professionals provide a top grade helping to students in every country. Our writers are proud of a rich expertness in selling of... read more
Rank this Week: 2807

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • May 17

    NAR Makes Changes to its MLS Policy that are Good for Real Estate Photographer

    NAR Makes Changes to its MLS Policy that are Good for Real Estate Photographer
    The National Association of Realtors has made some important revisions to its Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy.  These changes clarify NAR’s MLS policies to highlight the importance of licensing. It is now imperative for every…
  • Mar 17

    We got busy! Three years of SRIPLAW IP patent infringement case

    We got busy! Three years of SRIPLAW IP patent infringement case
    SRIPLAW opened for business in Boca Raton, Florida on January 1, 2013.  We started the firm in order to work with clients that we felt had strong claims but could not get quality representation elsewhere.  The vast majority of…
  • Feb 27

    Part I — Defending Computer Code Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    Part I — Defending Computer Code Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
    This is the first in a series of articles discussing the defense of computer code copyright infringement cases.  As I write this I am thinking about the many cases filed by serial plaintiff Live Face on Web, LLC also known as LFOW.…
Rank this Week: 1759

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://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 2270

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 2136

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • May 17

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use
    In Short: An old New Jersey law – the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TTCWNA – is now being used to challenge website Terms of Use in a flurry of recently filed cases. These cases have not yet produced any…
  • May 5

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
    Four years in the making, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obtained its final legislative approval on April 14. It comes into effect in two years, in April 2018, replacing the national laws and regulations…
  • May 3

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA
    On April 29, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the question of what data constitutes “personally identifiable information” and who is a “subscriber” under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in…
Rank this Week: 3695

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • May 16

    How to Read Your Judge's Mind in the PTAB

    How to Read Your Judge's Mind in the PTAB
    Attorney in the PTAB? Do you wish you could know ahead of time whether your judge was likely to institute your petition, grant your motion, or rule in your favor?  Short of your reading your judge’s thoughts, the next best…
  • Apr 26

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research
    Docket Alarm gives attorneys the ability to take their docket research to the next level. With a suite of tools that streamlines your search process and maximizes your results, Docket Alarm makes legal research more accurate and relevant than…
  • Apr 12

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice
    On March 30th, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals, alleging that Endo is paying generic drug manufacturers in order to delay the release of lower cost generic versions of their drugs,…
Rank this Week: 2216

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/
  • May 16

    Trump Trademarks “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”

    Trump Trademarks “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
    Based on Donald Trump’s trademark filings, one might surmise that Trump has been warming up for a run for the presidency for years now. In fact, the Republican nominee applied to register “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” just six…
  • Apr 29

    Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football
    Last Monday, Pro-Football, Inc. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case (Pro- Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse) before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on it, but only if the Supreme Court grants certiorari in Lee v. Tam.…
  • Apr 22

    America’s Prince

    America’s Prince
    The legal legacy of The Artist Formerly Known as   is impressive; we’ll miss his fabled stories and exploits.  Years ago, we posted about the background dispute behind Prince’s fight with his label that resulted in…
Rank this Week: 1791

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 15

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni
    Cet article se veut un second billet d’une série de deux billets sur le statut de petite entité. Le premier billet de cette courte série portait sur le statut de petite entité au Canada tandis que le…
  • May 12

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise
    Le 3 mai dernier, le gouvernement du Québec annonçait les mesures qu’il prévoit adopter afin d’assurer une « présence suffisante » de la langue française au niveau de…
  • May 5

    Des examinateurs européens en ville

    Des examinateurs européens en ville
    Les praticiens en brevet sont souvent frustrés par l’Office européen des brevets, à cause de différences fondamentales importantes entre le droit des brevets nord-américain et celui…
Rank this Week: 2134

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 14

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court
    Criminal Productions, Inc., which holds copyrights to the action flick Criminal, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These are the first such lawsuits in the…
  • Apr 28

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc.  LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan…
  • Apr 28

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title
    Two notorious BitTorrent troll plaintiffs have enlarged their operations to include suits against over 100 “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada. Two cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd.,…
Rank this Week: 1863

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
Rank this Week: 4171

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
Rank this Week: 2727

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 12

    President Obama Signs the DTSA (really…)

    President Obama Signs the DTSA (really…)
    I posted yesterday that President Obama had signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, including a lengthy summary of the bill, it’s history, what it does, and what (I think) it will mean for companies. But, for those who have been following…
  • May 11

    Defend Trade Secrets Act and What It Mean

    Defend Trade Secrets Act and What It Mean
    After 5 years in the making, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) was signed into law today by President Obama (following a unanimous vote by the Senate (87-0) and nearly unanimous vote by the House (410-2)). The…
  • May 10

    Defend Trade Secrets Act to Be Law Tomorrow

    Defend Trade Secrets Act to Be Law Tomorrow
    This is a very quick post, with details to follow tomorrow. We’ve all been waiting for it, and it’s happening tomorrow:  President Obama is scheduled to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act (aka the DTSA) tomorrow afternoon.…
Rank this Week: 4457

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • May 11

    Reforma para el nuevo Sistema de Oposición de Marca

    Reforma para el nuevo Sistema de Oposición de Marca
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho El tan prometido sistema de oposición de marcas es ahora una realidad, aún no se publica en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, pero ya se tiene conocimiento del documento que…
  • May 10

    Derecho de imagen es Constitucional

    Derecho de imagen es Constitucional
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho La Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación en la resolución del Amparo número 48/2015 determinó que el derecho a la imagen que la Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor protege en…
  • Oct 4

    Marcas de Certificación en México

    Marcas de Certificación en México
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho Tan diversos son los usos que se les ha dado a los derechos de Propiedad Industrial como la misma necesidad de los comerciantes lo ha requerido, la Ley de la Propiedad Industrial vigente en…
Rank this Week: 3264

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
  • May 10

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor
    Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers safe harbors for qualifying service providers to limit their liability for claims of copyright infringement. To benefit from the Section 512(c) safe harbor, a storage provider…
  • May 9

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook
    The District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued what could be a very significant decision on a number of important digital law issues.  These include: the enforceability of “clickwrap” as compared…
  • May 3

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    This past week, the First Circuit issued a notable opinion concerning the contours of liability under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) – a decision that stirs up further uncertainty as to where to draw the line regarding VPPA…
Rank this Week: 3684

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • May 10

    All Thumbs? Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

    All Thumbs? Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law
    With all the commotion revolving around the Apple/FBI dispute and accessing encrypted data in the iPhone iOS, it should come as no surprise mobile device makers and application providers have been ramping up efforts to better protect mobile…
  • May 6

    Tom Kulik Named to 2016 D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas”

    Tom Kulik Named to 2016 D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas”
    Tom Kulik, an intellectual property and technology law partner at Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. in Dallas, TX and founder/editor of the LegalIntangibles.com law blog, has earned selection to D Magazine’s 2016 listing of the Best Lawyers in…
  • Apr 26

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine
    After many years of practicing law, it never ceases to amaze me how many companies mistakenly believe that they own certain works just because they have paid for them. Whether it is an employee who has created marketing materials for your…
Rank this Week: 3677

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • May 9

    Entrevista sobre el Sistema de Oposición al Registro de Marcas en México.

    Entrevista sobre el Sistema de Oposición al Registro de Marcas en México.
    El pasado viernes 06 de Mayo estuvimos en entrevista en el canal OchoTV dentro el programa “Informativo a la carta” hablando sobre la reciente aprobación por parte de la Cámara de Diputados al proyecto de Reformas a…
  • May 4

    Sistema de oposición al registro de marcas en México

    Sistema de oposición al registro de marcas en México
    El pasado 28 de Abril el Pleno de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó por 432 votos el proyecto de reformas a diversas disposiciones de la Ley de la Propiedad Industrial, por medio de las cuales se crea el “sistema…
  • Apr 25

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS
    Vivimos en pleno siglo 21. En la era de la información, de la innovación, y aún así, es fecha que en nuestro país aún existe muy poca cultura relacionada con la Propiedad Intelectual. Hablando de…
Rank this Week: 3122

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4060

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • May 8

    It’s been a long time…

    It’s been a long time…
    We know it’s been a long time since we’ve blogged and  you’ve missed us. But no worries; we’re baaaack! What have we been up to? Well…. Our firm has been very busy accepting new clients and submitting…
  • Mar 7

    Invention Disclosure-It doesn’t have to be perfect

    Invention Disclosure-It doesn’t have to be perfect
    Genesis All inventions begin with an idea; an idea that modifies an existing invention or an idea for a new invention the world didn’t know it was ready for. In the patent game, ideas and their resulting inventions can be deceptively…
  • Feb 15

    Facts about Abe; the only U.S. President to hold a patent

    Facts about Abe; the only U.S. President to hold a patent
    Today is President’s Day; so named to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s Feb. 12th birthday and honor all the U.S. Presidents who came before and after him. President Lincoln holds a unique place in presidential history; he…
Rank this Week: 2268

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 8

    Brewers — Get It Right the First Time!

    Brewers — Get It Right the First Time!
    The popularity of craft beer increases every year. In 2015, there were 4,144 breweries in the United States.  Pennsylvania was one of 15 states that is home to more than 100 craft breweries. Starting a brewery may be a popular endeavor…
  • Apr 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right
    Dear Doc: I’m an aspiring musician. I write the songs that make the whole world sing. Lately, it seems that I’m having to work much harder to become an overnight success. After all, I write the songs that make the young girls cry.…
  • Apr 11

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again
    The first general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court accepts a patent case, it will reverse the lower court decision and change the law.  The second general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case the law is…
Rank this Week: 4514

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 4007

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • May 5

    Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Right

    Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Right
    On April 19, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board the Fourth Court was presented with the question of whether Title IX…
  • Mar 16

    O’Bannon Plaintiffs Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review

    O’Bannon Plaintiffs Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review
    On March 15, 2016, plaintiffs in the O’Bannon case sought U.S. Supreme Court review of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision issued in September 2015.  In that decision, the Ninth Circuit…
  • Feb 5

    2015 Amendments to New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act

    2015 Amendments to New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act
    In December of 2013, New York enacted the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the NPRA) which impacted all New York not-for-profit corporations as it sought to not only update New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) but it also…
Rank this Week: 3690

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 2123

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • Nov 11

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie
    Ponownie nawiązuję do wpisu Olgierda Rudaka sprzed lat, który na zawsze pewnie zostanie w mojej głowie. Ale tak jak wielce ciekawym jest odkrycie tego, że siedzibą internetu jest Warszawa, tak równie…
  • Aug 20

    Monografia o prawie przedruku – już w sprzedaży

    Monografia o prawie przedruku – już w sprzedaży
    Wczoraj wydawnictwo Wolters Kluwer rozpoczęło sprzedaż mojej książki pt. tytułem Wykorzystywanie przez prasę utworów chronionych prawem autorskim. Wyjątki, wyłączenia i…
Rank this Week: 1433

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • May 1

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report
    Related Posts:Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit ReportAbout Lara & Brand GeekPublicationsTermsBeing a B in Good Company
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
Rank this Week: 3213

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4862

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
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
Rank this Week: 3626

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 1646

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1417

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 2147

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
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark
    In an April 12, 2016 ruling, Judge John G. Koetl ruled that a party’s registration of a domain name was not considered the use of a trademark in commerce, and so the party that actually first used the mark in commerce in connection with…
  • Mar 17

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal
    In a March 16, 2016 ruling, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied the defendant's motion to dismiss a complaint alleging willful direct, induced and contributory infringement. Applying the Iqbal standard for all three types of infringement, Judge…
  • Mar 4

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR
    In a March 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the defendant's motion for a stay of the plaintiff's patent infringement claims pending the PTAB's decision on whether to institute an IPR.  The deciding factor in the Court's…
Rank this Week: 1915

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Apr 12

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?
    Meet the Nostradamus of IP social media litigation (it's a niche specialty if there ever was one). http://t.co/WkjGrCBu— Axiom (@Axiom_Law) March 15, 2012 Four years later - this tweet still makes me laugh - though I think they were…
  • Apr 12

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4
    Last summer I took some vacation time and got cast as "Senior White House Staff" on Season 4 of the Netflix hit, "House of Cards". I had done some acting in high school and went to the open casting call with about 5,000 other hopefuls in…
  • Jan 26

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC
    Last year, I was asked by the White House Office of the US Trade Representative to present at the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3),  "Workshop on the Role of Trade Secrets for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Attracting…
Rank this Week: 1394

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
  • Apr 12

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning

    American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warning
    April 12, 2016 – In the wake of headlines detailing cyber-breaches at some of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., the President of the American Bar Association this morning sent a letter to its members, advising that from now…
  • Apr 7

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave

    Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave
    Since 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been providing safety certification for products, especially those with electrical cords. On April 5, 2016, they announced that they’re extending their reach to cybersecurity.…
  • Apr 7

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.

    Similar drawings, copyright infringement? Art Seidel showed a jury the answer was NO.
    I’m breaking my arm patting myself on the back … at least for being quick on the draw. I was able to come up with an additional answer to the following question, moments after it was posted on Avvo.com: Q: Can I use mythological…
Rank this Week: 4159