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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Aug 15

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?
    Should I patent my invention or keep it a trade secret?  Inventors often ask me this question.  And after a recent court decision and USPTO actions that raise the bar for patenting software inventions, the question is becoming…
  • Jul 22

    What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision

    What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision
    In June. the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. The decision effectively shut down the Aereo service, at least temporarily as it explores fundamental changes…
  • Jul 18

    Upcoming 3 Rivers Venture Fair provides opportunity to connect emerging companies with investor

    Upcoming 3 Rivers Venture Fair provides opportunity to connect emerging companies with investor
    This year’s 3 Rivers Venture Fair is scheduled for October 7 and 8, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA.  The 3RVF connects investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and service providers who are interested…
Rank this Week: 2311

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 14

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING
    By David Kramer & James Stewart On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision…
  • Aug 1

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner
    By Edward Chatterton and Horace Lam WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE On June 6, 2014, the fourth draft version of the new PRC Copyright Law (New Law) was published for public comment, having first been published in 2010. The period for public comment…
  • Jul 22

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

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
Rank this Week: 1993

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
  • Aug 1

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About
    I periodically hear business owners complain about Yelp and their inability to get negative reviews off of the Yelp website.  James Demetriades is a business owner who bought advertising on Yelp.  Demetriades believed that…
Rank this Week: 1844

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
  • Jul 31

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game
    IPNews® - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained the copyright waivers from two tattoo artists who designed and inked the tattoos on his biceps. The arm tattoos will be on display in Kaepernick's digital avatar in the…
Rank this Week: 1737

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2298

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/
  • Aug 7

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It
    To the delight of copyright lawyers everywhere, yesterday the infamous Monkey Selfie debate of 2011 revived itself in the wake of a transparency report issued by Wikimedia revealing that the organization refused a request by photographer…
  • Mar 12

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The Copyright Office is now accepting further public comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitization. The Office held public meetings earlier this month, which, by various accounts, were heated at times. Interested members of the…
  • Nov 22

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!
      The Copyright Office is hosting an excellent, *free* Copyright Year in Review program on December 4 at 2 p.m. It is open to the public – and did I mention it’s *free*? The panelists are the always knowledeable and witty Bob…
Rank this Week: 2196

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

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

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

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

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
  • Jul 30

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign
    An update to our prior post on the trials and tribulations of Maryland State Sen. Steve Hershey in his trademark battle with The Hershey Company can be found in an article I wrote for LAW360, which is accessible here. As always, we…
Rank this Week: 1897

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
Rank this Week: 1996

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Aug 5

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug
    Deadly biological agent rears its head abroad, and infected U.S. citizens throw caution to the winds by using an experimental drug not yet approved for human testing. The Ebola virus claimed the lives of more than 900 people in West Africa,…
  • Jul 11

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare
    The massive brouhaha following the unprecedented recall by automaker General Motors of approximately 18 million vehicles for defects has automakers and suppliers scrambling to beef up on liability avoidance training. GM has already been…
  • Jul 8

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Corexit Controversy

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Corexit Controversy
    When BP was tasked with cleaning the crude oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by the millions of gallons in 2010, the company’s main weapon of choice was a dispersant called Corexit. The dispersant worked by breaking up oil slicks…
Rank this Week: 2381

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
  • Jun 19

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled
    Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, all of which involved the term “redskins.”  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) concluded that…
  • Jun 16

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie
    The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) or any…
Rank this Week: 2175

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1873

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

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

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

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

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

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

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

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 1772

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

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

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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

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

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

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

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 2006

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand and Thomas G. Southard In proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”), whether a reference is publicly accessible and therefore qualifies as a prior art printed publication depends…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review
    Written By: Christopher H. Blaszkowski In RPX Corp. v. VirnetX Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for the first time, defined a “real party-in-interest” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).…
  • Jul 21

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2
    Articles Include: Meet RP’s Newest Superstar – Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel Practical Guidance for Defending Against Patent Trolls Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC USPTO…
Rank this Week: 2135

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1529

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski
    The US Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International Et Al., 573 U.S. ___ (6/19/2014) (“Alice”)  has again held that the scope of patentable subject matter is narrow for business method patents. The…
  • Jun 11

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement
      On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (No. 13-369) attempted to clarify the requirement for precise language as required in the US Patent Statute at 35 USC Section 112, paragraph 2. At issue…
Rank this Week: 1730

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
  • Jun 19

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview
    As a follow up to yesterday’s blogpost regarding the landmark decision by the TTAB to cancel the Redskins’ trademarks, I did an interview on KFI 640 AM with Bryan Suits.…
  • Jun 18

    Redskins Trademark Cancelled by the Trademark Office

    Redskins Trademark Cancelled by the Trademark Office
    Today, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), cancelled six registered trademarks, that include the term “Redskins” for the Washington Redskins, owned by the NFL.  The plaintiffs in the matter were able to prove by a…
Rank this Week: 1591

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 2018

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 2164

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    Geospatial Data Licensing for Non-lawyers (Webinar)

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

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

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

    Legal Impact of Anonymisation Techniques and Geospatial Data

    Legal Impact of Anonymisation Techniques and Geospatial Data
    The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently published Opinion 05/2014 on Anonymisation Techniques. The purpose of the opinion was to "analyze the effectiveness and limits of existing anonymisation techniques against the EU legal…
Rank this Week: 1951

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1837

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

http://www.fortherechord.com/
  • May 27

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie
    Recently, Warner Music settled an 11.5 Million Dollar class action lawsuit over the way they calculate digital royalties. Originally filed by members of Sister Sledge, Ronnie Blakely and Gary Wright the suit alleged that Warner had been…
  • May 27

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA
    Big data is all the rage these days and the music industry has certainly jumped on the bandwagon with two new metrics: the Track Equivalent Album (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA). The TEA is the newest method for calculating…
  • May 22

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 1936

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
  • May 24

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider
    On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Sec. Shinseki announced the besieged VA Health Care system is making changes to allow some veterans to obtain treatment at private facilities. This link is to an article published on Saturday, May 24th,…
  • Apr 28

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000
    Several years ago the VA lumped all VA Regional Offices into 8 call centers to handle all the calls from anywhere in the nation. Because you may think you are talking to your Regional Office, I wanted to explain what you need to know…
Rank this Week: 1866

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2357

K's law

K's law

Features extracts from recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On
    I am aware of the following blogs that present decisions of the Boards of appeal on a regular basis:In English:• Jelle Terpsma publishes quite regularly on his EQE Tools website (here).• DeltaPatents has started blogging with 5…
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

    Two More For The Road
    Perhaps some of my orphaned readers intend to do some case law blogging or to explore the wonderful world of fresh DG3 decisions on their own. I thought they might find the following useful. I have prepared two short notes on how I…
  • Jan 6

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 1682

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • Apr 23

    USPTO Proposed Rules for Transparency of Patent Ownership

    USPTO Proposed Rules for Transparency of Patent Ownership
    In January 2014, the USPTO published proposed rules to increase the transparency of patent ownership information for patent applications and issued patents, which the USPTO termed “attributable ownership proposed rules” as a…
  • Mar 24

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing
    The Licensing Executives Society International will hold its 2014 annual conference in Moscow, Russia. Session The main program will be 18-21 May 2014. Conference Program The conference program will include 6 General sessions and 23 workshops…
Rank this Week: 2371

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

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

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From checking out Ellen Degeneres’ selfies at the Oscars to uploading family vacation pictures, even lawyers don’t always think through how third parties…
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
Rank this Week: 2318

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
  • May 8

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment
    Boynton v. Headwaters, Inc., Slip op. 2014 WL 1674082 (6th Cir. Apr. 28, 2014) In a rare decision discussing patent law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that 35 U.S.C. § 262, which provides that each…
  • May 2

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy
    On April 24. 2014, the he U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  hosted a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus. The program attracted patent practitioners from as far away as North Carolina,…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case
    Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184 (U.S. April 29, 2014) Highmark, Inc. v Allcare Health Management System, Inc., No. 12-1163 (U.S. April 29, 2014) In two unanimous decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court repudiated…
Rank this Week: 2335

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    News Roundup - April 2014

    News Roundup - April 2014
    Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardwareItaly has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?Document Reveals When Copyright Trolls Drop Piracy Case
  • Mar 31

    News Roundup - March 2014

    News Roundup - March 2014
    General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEUUK copyright law changes brought before parliamentUK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta…
  • Feb 28

    News Roundup - February 2014

    News Roundup - February 2014
    Linking to freely accessible copyrighted content without permission not an act of infringement, rules CJEUTV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphonesScary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to EveryoneMost Europeans…
Rank this Week: 1699

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
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Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
  • Jun 8

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience
    Asked to detail the President’s patent troll initiatives to an investor focused viewership. Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 2004

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 2308

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1961

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 2312

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 2035

Patent Markings

Patent Markings

Covers judicial and legislative developments on the law of patent marking, in particular, the “false patent marking” statute. By Womble Carlyle.

http://falsepatentmarking.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    The Importance of Ice Machine

    The Importance of Ice Machine
    Ice machines are mostly found in establishments that utilizes ice for preserving perishable products. Such equipment is especially made for creating and storing ice in the most effective way. Because of this initial feature, ice machines are…
  • Oct 25

    Banks: How to Garnish a Married Couple

    Banks: How to Garnish a Married Couple
                                                        Photo: http://garnishfood.blogspot.comBob Gaumont…
  • Sep 4

    Is The 9th Circuit’s Decision on Trial Payment Plan Promises the Prelude to a Cautionary Tale?

    Is The 9th Circuit’s Decision on Trial Payment Plan Promises the Prelude to a Cautionary Tale?
    Interesting post on our sister blog, "The Compass," discussing litigation arising out of Trial Payment Plans offered to delinquent mortgagors pursuant to the Home Affordable Modification Program ("HAMP").Here is the link to the blog…
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Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Oct 9

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook
    The Administrative Court of Schleswig (Verwaltungsgericht Schleswig) held today in three parallel decisions that companies that run their own fanpages on Facebook are not responsible for the social network’s data collection and…
  • Mar 5

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook
    On February 14th, 2013 the Administrative Court of Schleswig held in two decisions that German data protection laws do not apply to data processing by Facebook (file numbers 8 B 60/12 and 8 B 61/1).The interlocutory judicial procedure had…
  • Jan 28

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?
    In the case laid before the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) the court primarily had to decide about the liability of the administrative contact of the domain dlg.de. However, in the obiter dictum, the court also held under…
Rank this Week: 1981

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

A blog celebrating the history of technology and creative genius over the centuries. By Bob Shaver.

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Sep 2

    The Largest Stone Moved by Man, The Thunder Stone

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

    Behistun Inscription, Iran

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

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza

    Constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza
    Theories on how the Great Pyramid at Giza take various forms.  Most of them have involved some form of ramp, up which the large stone blocks were hauled.  The problem was that construction of some of the ramps would have taken more…
Rank this Week: 2202

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
  • Apr 20

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
Rank this Week: 2088

Defend My Domain

Defend My Domain

Discusses UDRP law and decisions, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), trademark litigation theories and tactics, computer law principles and an understanding of the web-based transactions and Internet technology. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.defendmydomain.com
  • Apr 18

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain www.SCRAM.com a single member panel denied a request to transfer. See Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.v. Peter Stranney (Nat. Arb. Forum FA 1488482, April 11, 2013). Complainant, offering…
  • Mar 7

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.tatamassage.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Tata Sons Limited v. Tata Massage (WIPO Case No. D2012-2467 , March 4, 2013). Complainant Tata Sons Limited is…
  • Feb 11

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.SPORT2000.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Sport 2000 Brand AG v. sport2000 (WIPO Case No. D2012-2449, January 28, 2013). Complainant Sport Brand AG owns…
Rank this Week: 1541

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 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…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 1604

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
  • Oct 20

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy
    A trademark license is an agreement through which one organization allows another to draw on its trademark. Ostensibly, till last year, no court had been asked to decide if a trademark licensee in bankruptcy can presume, or presume and…
Rank this Week: 1891

Emerging Strategies, LLP

Emerging Strategies, LLP

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.emergingstrategies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=5&layout=blog&Itemid=11
Rank this Week: 1566

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://blog.digitalbusinesslawgroup.com/
  • Nov 29

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?
    Patients have always had the right to access their PHI (post HIPAA).
  • Nov 21

    HIPAA Common Sense?

    HIPAA Common Sense?
    This post does an excellent job of summarizing the kind of common sense HIPAA waivers that the U.S. government can impose during a time of emergency. There remains a significant of confusion and myth-making around HITECH/HIPAA.
  • Nov 15

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?
    There is probably no hotter cyberlaw issue today than privacy ("Privacy"). Consumers often ask, "What are all those e-commerce sites doing with our data?" Businesses need to be aware of the various statutes and regulations that govern the…
Rank this Week: 1830