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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
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner
    On August 19, Illinois Governor Rauner signed the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. In short, the Act bans the use of noncompete agreements for low wage workers, i.e., those earning less than the greater of the minimum… More
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 3955

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
Rank this Week: 2814

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 25

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible
    In Bascom v. AT&T (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016), the Court  held that the ordered combination of software steps recited in the claims of the patent were eligible for patent protection (i.e., patent eligible) under Section 101. In…
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
Rank this Week: 3509

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/
  • Aug 25

    Does One Life Matter?

    Does One Life Matter?
    No.  At least not according to a recent decision rendered earlier this month by three judge panel at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Applicant, Tres Vidas Organic, Inc., sought to register the following mark for tequila and…
  • Aug 4

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) issued its 5,000,000th registration. (Congratulations to the owner of COASTAL TACO BAR + CHILL!). It took until 1974 for the PTO to issue the 1,000,000th…
  • Jul 28

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?
    For that matter, what about fictitious names, dbas and trade names? Recently, I’ve talked to a number of small business owners who have interesting and profitable businesses.  These businesses range from mechanics, to pastry…
Rank this Week: 3217

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
Rank this Week: 3980

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 4899

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 25

    Appeal filed in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Appeal filed in 'Blurred Lines' case
    It comes as no surpise that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and TI have fied their appeal against the verdict in the 'Blurred Lines' case that saw them ordered to pay $5.3m (reduced from $7.3 million) and pay over 50% of songwriting and…
  • Aug 19

    Judgment against Cox opens up ISP liability in the USA

    Judgment against Cox opens up ISP liability in the USA
    Cox Communications has been ordered to pay a $25 million dollar penalty for copyright infringements to the music rights management company BMG by a federal judge. The ruling follows a jury decision which found Cox liable for illegal…
  • Aug 12

    Learning copyright long distance: the new edition of a popular course

    Learning copyright long distance: the new edition of a popular course
    The 1709 Blog has learned that the 2016-2017 prospectus of the Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law is now available online.Organised by the Centre of European Law at…
Rank this Week: 3297

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    T1742/12 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche

    T1742/12 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche
    La demanderesse refusait le choix de D1 comme état de la technique le plus proche, au motif qu'il existait un document encore plus proche, en l'occurrence le document D6 qu'elle avait elle-même fourni. Selon elle, l'approche…
  • Aug 22

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle
    Le mémoire de recours contenait des "requêtes additionnelles" formulées ainsi: "In case the use of the term 'recording medium' used in claims 5 and 9 for the Main as well as for the Auxiliary Request should be objected…
  • Aug 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il faut parfois regarder la réalité en face : c'est bientôt la rentrée ! US2013117899
Rank this Week: 4521

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
Rank this Week: 2185

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Aug 24

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’
    Although patent litigation in Europe is fragmented, businesses have been able to cope and a unitary system may not be strictly necessary for the patent system to function in Europe. However, the new UPC does represent an opportunity to…
  • Aug 22

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee
    While the subject of the appropriate court fees to pay when issuing proceedings is not normally an exciting one to write about (indeed some readers of this post will say that this remains the case) a recent application concerning the…
  • Aug 21

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay
    One of the possible methods to examine incentive activity is what is known as the “problem and solution approach” usually applied by the European Patent Office (“EPO”). Spanish Courts like this methodology, as it…
Rank this Week: 2792

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 23

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference
    August 23, 2016 – The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is currently being held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Democracy and Economic Development.... The…
  • Aug 14

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016
    August 15, 2016 — Earlier today, the 2016 Global Innovation Index was released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation…
  • Aug 12

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria
    August 13, 2016 — The 29th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria (BSN) will take place from August 28 to August 31, 2016. The Theme of the conference is “Biotechnology: A... The post…
Rank this Week: 3127

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2562

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
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
  • Aug 22

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge
    Fetal diagnostic pioneer Ariosa Diagnostics lost its latest attempt to invalidate competitor Verinata Health’s U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430, “Methods of Fetal Abnormality Detection.” The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal…
  • Aug 14

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation
    Since 2013, thought leaders, innovators, and health care specialists have convened for a one day summit to discuss the business of personalized medicine. The Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, explores the economic, legal…
Rank this Week: 2193

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4506

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3169

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
  • Jul 18

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?
    Over half of American adults and approximately 92 percent of adults under the age of 35 have not written a will. Most assume they do not need a will because any assets left behind will automatically be inherited by family members.
Rank this Week: 2345

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Aug 22

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    Guest Blog by Chief of Staff of the USPTO Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot, a Presidential initiative we blogged about earlier this summer, to speed up…
  • Jul 25

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today…
  • Jul 15

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter 3D printing—also known as stereolithography or additive manufacturing—is a printing technology that uses computer-controlled lasers to…
Rank this Week: 4026

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
  • Aug 11

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12
    Last month we reported on the addition of three new event codes (those would be EWW, SSA and SSW) and two revised location codes to the laundry list of EAS-related codes to be used in the headers of emergency announcements. As we noted back…
Rank this Week: 2063

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 20

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under
    One of the many benefits of genetic testing is the ability to carry out prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders, most notably including (but certainly not limited to) Downs Syndrome.  This can be particularly valuable when one or both…
  • Aug 14

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision
    Under section 128 of the Australian Patents Act 1990, a person or company that feels they have been unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement proceedings can take legal action seeking an injunction to prevent the threats from…
  • Aug 6

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?
    The basic principle of insurance is simple.  You are at risk of some adverse event which probably – hopefully – will not happen.  But if it does happen, the consequences could be devastating.  So, to mitigate this…
Rank this Week: 4305

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Aug 20

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101
    Case:  Zimmers v. Eaton Corp., No. 2:15-CV-2398) (S.D. Ohio August 2, 2016). Result: Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted. Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 (“Alert…
  • Aug 16

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question
    Patent claims directed to “storage container tracking and delivery” are patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has held in a Final Written Decision in a Post-grant Review…
  • Aug 13

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”
    Case:  Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Erie Indemnity Co., No. 2:14-cv-220 (W.D. Pa. Aug 4, 2016) Result: Rule 12 motion to dismiss granted based on invalidity of claims of U.S. Patent 7,757,298 under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Patent: U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2161

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Aug 18

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME…
  • Jul 14

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15. Bradley mentioned his talk at DebConf. This…
  • Nov 24

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!
    Show Notes Bradley mentioned Cygnus Solutions, ultimately acquired by Red Hat, which was an early for-profit supporter of copylefted projects. Bradley and Karen discussed the VMware lawsuit. Chris Webber wrote this…
Rank this Week: 2209

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    No Man's patent problem?

    No Man's patent problem?
    There's an interesting article in Law360 today about a potential patent dispute surrounding No Man's Sky and the so-call Superformula.  From the article, and of interest to our readers:Many video games have focused on space exploration;…
  • Aug 10

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.
    As previously reported, Ed Sheeran was sued back in June for copyright infringement.  Well either the sharks smell blood, or perhaps there's something in the water, but be's been sued again based on another of his songs, as reported by…
  • Jul 29

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101
    Activision Publishing, Inc. v. xTV Networks LTD., et al.Central District of CaliforniaCV 16-00737Order dated July 25, 2016On Monday, another patent fell to the great patent slayer - 35 USC 101. Activision was but the latest patentee to see…
Rank this Week: 1896

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 18

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana
    This is an anti-counterfeiting action against an extensive list of defendants who allegedly manufacture, import and sell counterfeit versions of …Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    USPTO upgrading website to http

    USPTO upgrading website to http
    On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. The USPTO has decided …Continue reading →
  • Jul 13

    Fishers sign company sues competitor for cybersquatting

    Fishers sign company sues competitor for cybersquatting
    Plaintiff, based in Fishers, Indiana, is in the business of graphic design, sign manufacturing, metal fabrication, and creating promotional material …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4463

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 18

    Deeks duck decoys cry fowl over Double Deeks trademark

    Deeks duck decoys cry fowl over Double Deeks trademark
    Plaintiff, based in Salem, Oregon, has been using the registered trademark DEEKS in connection with hunting decoys since the late …Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    USPTO upgrading website to https for user privacy

    USPTO upgrading website to https for user privacy
    On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. The USPTO has decided …Continue reading →
  • Jul 21

    Country Archer vs. Tillamook Country Smoker…are you confused?

    Country Archer vs. Tillamook Country Smoker…are you confused?
    Food fight! Country Archer is a California-based purveyor of beef jerky. Tillamook Country Smoker, based in Tillamook, Oregon, is one …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4462

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 2428

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UDRP”) to resolve any disputes that arise between parties over…
  • Jul 31

    Sales Figures And Advertising Dollars Alone Do Not Prove Acquired Distinctivene

    Sales Figures And Advertising Dollars Alone Do Not Prove Acquired Distinctivene
    There are many reasons to encourage applicants to select inherently distinctive trademarks. Adopting a mark that is merely descriptive will not allow an applicant to acquire the majority of benefits granted by federal trademark registration.…
  • Jul 15

    Was The CAFC Correct In Finding CHURRASCOS Generic For Restaurant Services?

    Was The CAFC Correct In Finding CHURRASCOS Generic For Restaurant Services?
    On first glance, this decision appears to be an unexpected result especially in light of the prior registration owned by the Appellant for the word mark CHURRASCOS for the same restaurant services. However, when viewing general principles of…
Rank this Week: 3255

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think
    If you find it on the internet than it must be free.  How wrong is that! It’s about time that photographers get the respect they deserve and their photographs receive the value that they deserve. Copyright infringement plaintiffs…
  • Jun 11

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association
    Our firm represents a number of real estate and architectural photographers in a variety of different kinds of cases, including in the class action against CoreLogic pending in the Southern District of Colorado.  My experience…
  • Jun 2

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group
    On February 5, 2014, Iran Watson brought a claim against Kappa Map Group, LLC in federal court for copyright infringement for the unlicensed use of one of Watson’s photographs on the cover of an Atlanta Street Atlas published by Kappa.…
Rank this Week: 2674

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 12

    The Supreme Court Weighs in on PTAB’s Claim Construction Standard for IPR Proceeding

    The Supreme Court Weighs in on PTAB’s Claim Construction Standard for IPR Proceeding
    In a recent decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was within its authority to give a patent claim “its broadest reasonable construction” during an…
  • Aug 11

    U.S. District Court Limits So-Called “Piggyback” Discovery

    U.S. District Court Limits So-Called “Piggyback” Discovery
    The United States District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued an Order casting doubt on a litigant’s ability to obtain blanket discovery from an adversary’s prior patent litigation without a specific showing of…
  • Aug 8

    Brexit Raises Questions About the Future of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

    Brexit Raises Questions About the Future of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
    Recently, the UK voted to leave the EU. However, that has not happened yet for several reasons. The first reason is that the referendum actually needs to be voted on by Parliament, adopting the results of the referendum vote. A second reason…
Rank this Week: 2443

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Aug 11

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic
    From the Copyright Alliance: For the past several years the Copyright Alliance has been a proud partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and…
  • Aug 2

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship
    The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have a strong interest in copyright law and a…
  • Jul 25

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
Rank this Week: 4578

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/
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
  • Jul 19

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano
    Merci à Fortunat Nadima Nadima, étudiant à notre bureau de Montréal, d’avoir écrit ce billet sur l’importance de la protection par brevets dans le domaine du diagnostic médical. Le 1er…
  • Jul 11

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce
    Merci à Stephanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. Le carré rouge demeurera un bien public, telle est la décision rendue par la Commission des oppositions des…
Rank this Week: 2822

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    16th IP Scholars Conference at Stanford

    16th IP Scholars Conference at Stanford
    The 16th IP Scholars Conference (IPSC) will be held at Stanford Law School tomorrow and Friday, with about 150 presentations and 200 attendees from around the world. The conference schedule is here (which is largely thanks to the work of our…
  • Jul 25

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law
    Patent law scholars argue over how much time and money the Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) should spend on pre-grant review of patent applications. Likewise, they argue over the degree to which patents should be given a "presumption of…
  • Jul 22

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool
    Patent pools bundle related patents for a single price, reducing the transaction costs of negotiating patent licenses but creating the threat of anti-competitive harm. So are they a net benefit from a social welfare perspective? Professors…
Rank this Week: 4755

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/
  • Aug 9

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada
    With the Rio Olympics well underway, Canadian brands need to be aware of the “do’s and don’ts” of advertising and social media content involving the Olympics and Olympic athletes. The International Olympic Committee…
  • Aug 5

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia
    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is urging the public to support “true, valued Partners” after it lost its last minute bid to prevent ambush marketing ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Australian Olympic Committee,…
  • Aug 4

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic
    The Rio 2016 Olympics are upon us and will undoubtedly capture the attention, excitement and imagination of the public in the UK and globally. It is no surprise then that some businesses may seek to capitalise on the opportunity to promote…
Rank this Week: 2823

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
  • Aug 9

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada
    With the Rio Olympics well underway, Canadian brands need to be aware of the “do’s and don’ts” of advertising and social media content involving the Olympics and Olympic athletes. The International Olympic Committee…
  • Aug 5

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia
    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is urging the public to support “true, valued Partners” after it lost its last minute bid to prevent ambush marketing ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Australian Olympic Committee,…
  • Aug 4

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic
    The Rio 2016 Olympics are upon us and will undoubtedly capture the attention, excitement and imagination of the public in the UK and globally. It is no surprise then that some businesses may seek to capitalise on the opportunity to promote…
Rank this Week: 2878

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Aug 8

    Music Industry Party

    Music Industry Party
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Creative Law Network is excited to be part of Colorado Sound’s 6th Annual Music Industry Party. Our own Dave Ratner will host a “Music and the…
  • Jun 23

    Dave Ratner Present

    Dave Ratner Present
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner has recently presented on numerous topics to a variety of audiences throughout the state. In the past few weeks, Dave…
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
Rank this Week: 3171

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
  • Aug 7

    Salviacur (-)

    Salviacur (-)
    Für das Bestehen eines absoluten Eintragungshindernisses genügt es, dass das als Marke angemeldete Zeichen aus Sicht des Fachverkehrs keine Unterscheidungskraft aufweist. Davon kann bei dem aus dem lateinischen Wort für Salbei…
  • Jul 18

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

    Mivacron = Mitochron
    Zwischen den Zeichen MIVACRON und MITOCHRON besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 5 – trotz erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Anmelderin meldete die Marke…
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Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 5

    Partner Justine Gottshall Interviewed by Cybersecurity Law Report

    Partner Justine Gottshall Interviewed by Cybersecurity Law Report
    Partner Justine Young Gottshall was interviewed regarding key issues for mobile apps in the Cybersecurity Law Report on August 3, 2016 (note that subscription or registration for a free trial required to access full article). Is…
  • Jun 30

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide
    Just five months after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its Native Ads Policy Statement, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (“NAD”) has followed suit and issued a decision in…
  • Jun 28

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice
    InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in,…
Rank this Week: 2152

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie
    By Gwen Wei Does anybody remember how B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries started anymore? B&B Hardware is a labyrinthine case grown out of simple roots: in 1993, B&B Hardware (“B&B”) trademarked…
  • Aug 3

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator
    By: Samuel Daheim In December 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rightfully concluded that private pilots, using a web-based service to offer…
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
Rank this Week: 4751

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    New Partnership with Zapier, Integrating U.S. Court Data with Over 500 Application

    New Partnership with Zapier, Integrating U.S. Court Data with Over 500 Application
    Docket Alarm has announced a new partnership with data-sharing platform, Zapier. With this partnership, Docket Alarm members will be able to access U.S. court data from over 500 different apps, opening a world of exciting integration…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2577

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Aug 3

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit continues to decide high profile cases that interpret the key provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This post summarizes two July decisions from the court—one that…
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
Rank this Week: 2956

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Jun 30

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I

    Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building I
    Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts,  a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ESRT Empire State Building, L. L. C. v. Michael Liang,…
Rank this Week: 2222

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

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

    CQMS v Bradken Resource

    CQMS v Bradken Resource
    Case: CQMS Pty Ltd v Bradken Resources Pty Limited [2016] FCA 847.Judge: Dowsett J.NotesConstruction of mechanical claimsWear assemblies and ground engaging tools for mining and constructionPatent Attorneys should not be sending out…
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
Rank this Week: 3884

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 2312

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

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

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
Rank this Week: 4667

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1841

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application
    Some types of advertisements and displays are acceptable as specimens for trademarks.
  • Jul 10

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop
    Developing trademark rights in an Etsy shop name and for the products sold online is an important business step.
  • Jun 16

    Increased Trademark Fee

    Increased Trademark Fee
    The Trademark Office is considering raising fees for some trademark filings.
Rank this Week: 3909