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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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 12

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I am pleased to announce the launch of the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3), which was developed as part of the USPTO’s commitment to…
  • Jul 5

    PTAB Replaces Patent Review Processing System

    PTAB Replaces Patent Review Processing System
    Guest Blog by David P. Ruschke, Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) The USPTO deployed an e-filing system known as the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) for trials under the America Invents Act (AIA) on September…
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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
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
  • Jul 14

    One simple hack to make your hackathon a greater succe

    One simple hack to make your hackathon a greater succe
    Businesses across all industries are increasingly gathering dynamic and agile thinkers to brainstorm ideas at hackathon events.  These are short-duration, high-intensity think-tank sessions, aimed at solving problems or generating ideas…
Rank this Week: 1898

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
  • Jul 15

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill
    As of last night, Massachusetts has two competing versions of noncompete and trade secrets law reform bills. The House version (H.4434) is described here, and the Senate version (S.2418) (which does not yet reflect…
  • Jul 14

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    The Massachusetts Senate voted tonight on Massachusetts trade secrets law and noncompete law reform. Senators proposed multiple amendments to the version of the bill that Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts…
  • Jul 11

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate
    The enormous efforts at the State House to reform Massachusetts noncompete law continue. Today, Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Rules, recommended a revised version of the bill that the House passed…
Rank this Week: 4479

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: 3683

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 14

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space
    I have been thinking about augmented reality a lot in the last few days for reasons explained in the last blog post. While most of the discussion in the next few weeks will be about cute pocket monsters, an interesting legal question has…
  • Jul 12

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality
    Some of my favourite science fiction novels of recent years have featured augmented reality in one form or another: Pattern Recognition by Willam Gibson, Halting State by Charlie Stross, and Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. I liked the ideas so…
  • Jul 9

    In defence of Creative Common

    In defence of Creative Common
    It is hard to imagine nowadays, but for a few years during the last decade Creative Commons was relentlessly attacked by some content owners, copyright maximalists and collective societies (see here and here for a couple of examples). I say…
Rank this Week: 2143

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Jul 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…
  • Jun 4

    0x56: … & We're Back!

    0x56: … & We're Back!
    Show Notes Bradley and Karen discuss the lawsuit that Christoph Hellwig filed. (07:37) Karen mentioned her LibrePlanet keynote about the VMware lawsuit. (21:30) Bradley's talk at LinuxConf Australia 2015, Considering The…
Rank this Week: 3676

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
  • Jul 2

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission
    The Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), found at 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712, establishes both a criminal offense and a civil cause of action against anyone who “intentionally accesses without authorization a facility…
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
Rank this Week: 4000

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 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
  • Jun 15

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors,…
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
Rank this Week: 3623

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: 2957

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3695

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 12

    The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum

    The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum
    VantablackA few months ago our friend Alberto Bellan at the IPKat discussed the very question whether it is possible to own a colour, especially when this is Vantablack, ie the "blackest black ever existed".Today The 1709 Blog is…
  • Jul 5

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    U.S. Internet provider Windstream is asking a New York federal court to shield the company from broad piracy accusations. The ISP filed a complaint against BMG and Rightscorp after it was accused of direct and contributory copyright…
  • Jun 29

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory…
Rank this Week: 2698

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
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
  • Jun 21

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Action
    In a June 17, 2016 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against trademark infringement, and ordered the plaintiff to show cause why the entire action should not be dismissed.  Despite…
Rank this Week: 2782

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • 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.
  • Jun 15

    Corrected Application Data Sheet

    Corrected Application Data Sheet
    The Patent Office's Corrected ADS web form is a helpful and easy way to fix mistakes in an application data sheet.
Rank this Week: 4558

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 2327

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 7

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado
    National “troll-style” litigant Criminal Productions, Inc. has filed a growing number of lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado over recent weeks.  Criminal Productions allegedly holds rights to the…
  • Jun 13

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16
    On May 25, attorney Benjamin Justus discussed BitTorrent cases, copyright trolls and related issues on the nationally syndicated show, “The Troubleshooter,” hosted by Tom Martino and airing from KHOW in Denver, Colorado. The…
  • Jun 12

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation
    Over recent months, software titan Microsoft Corporation has filed a number of “Doe” lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The suits allege both copyright and trademark claims against…
Rank this Week: 1509

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
  • Jun 27

    What does Brexit mean for the EUTM system?

    What does Brexit mean for the EUTM system?
    The people of the United Kingdom have spoken: They do not wish to be part of the EU any longer. It will now take time, probably years, before we know the terms of the divorce between the UK and the EU. Having said that, what impact of Brexit…
Rank this Week: 4122

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3622

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
  • Jul 5

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY
    A method of producing a desired population of multi-cryopreserved hepatocytes was held to be patent-eligible because the challenged claims did not recite a judicial exception. Rapid Litig. v. CellzDirect, Inc.., 2015-1570 (Fed. Cir., July 5th…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review
    Last week the United States Supreme Court denied Sequenom’s petition to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Sequenom Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostic Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (2015) that claims directed to detecting fetal DNA in maternal…
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
Rank this Week: 3859

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 1

    Cool cover art needed for book

    Cool cover art needed for book
    As many of you know, we are working on the Second Edition of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development.  It's scheduled for publication later this fall, and we are putting the final touches on the book text.…
  • Jun 17

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.By Rajit KapurYesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, that it is appropriate for a court to give…
  • Jun 9

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"
    This isn't video game related, but music copyright cases always interest me.  First, the details, from Law360:New York (June 8, 2016, 8:14 PM ET) -- British singer Ed Sheeran violated U.S. copyright laws by basing a portion of his hit…
Rank this Week: 2344

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jul 1

    Federal Circuit Finds Internet-Based Claims Directed to an Abstract Idea Still Patent-Eligible

    Federal Circuit Finds Internet-Based Claims Directed to an Abstract Idea Still Patent-Eligible
    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has rarely found Internet-based patent claims challenged under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Review Sought on Federal Circuit’s Standard for Appellate Review of Damages Award

    Supreme Court Review Sought on Federal Circuit’s Standard for Appellate Review of Damages Award
    Recently, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that vacated a $16 million award against Cisco Systems Inc. Supreme Court…
  • May 19

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Signed into Law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Signed into Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law. President Obama publicly supported this legislation and efforts generally directed to strengthen trade secret protections within the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3873

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Will the USPTO’s “Patents 4 Patients” Program Even Make It Off the "Cancer Moonshot" Launch Pad?

    Will the USPTO’s “Patents 4 Patients” Program Even Make It Off the "Cancer Moonshot" Launch Pad?
    By Robert R. Sachs The White House recently announced the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, an effort to “focus on making the most of Federal investments, targeted incentives, private sector efforts from industry and philanthropy, patient…
  • Jun 20

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 2)

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 2)
    By: Robert R. Sachs See Part 1 AliceStorm at the USPTO While AliceStorm's effect is most visible in the courts, because of their public nature, the real impact is largely unseen: it is the widespread rejection of patent applications by the…
  • Jun 16

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 1)

    Two Years After Alice: A Survey of the Impact of a "Minor Case" (Part 1)
    By: Robert R. Sachs Two years ago this Sunday, the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l1 addressed a relatively narrow issue: does a claim reciting a generic computer implementation transform an abstract idea into a…
Rank this Week: 4058

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
Rank this Week: 3696

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • 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,…
  • Jun 29

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
    The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application Serial No. 85942195 (TTAB June 24, 2016). This blog has discussed this topic in the past,…
  • Jun 28

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to cause confusion.  Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. vs.  Georgallis Holdings, LLC, Case No.…
Rank this Week: 3674

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 4457

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 2986

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1882

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 1599

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
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
  • Jun 6

    They Invented What? (No. 6)

    They Invented What? (No. 6)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a…
  • May 24

    They Invented What? (No. 5)

    They Invented What? (No. 5)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual’s own…
Rank this Week: 2205

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
Rank this Week: 4816

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/
  • 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…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
Rank this Week: 2167

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • 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…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
Rank this Week: 2451

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
Rank this Week: 4173

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
  • Jan 8

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?
    Welcome to 2016.  While I’m excited for another year that will undoubtedly bring more examples of unintellectual property (UnIP), I wanted to touch on perhaps the largest trademark ruling that occurred at the end of 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 3429

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
Rank this Week: 2630

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
Rank this Week: 4561

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2269

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jun 20

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 255, May 13, my interview with Prof. Michael Schudson of the Columbia School of Journalism, author of The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975. Michael is one of…
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
Rank this Week: 2569

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).
    This is one of the more difficult blog entries to write, because the “Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.” case is not the typical bittorrent extortion case, but rather, more of a “compulsory licensing”…
  • Feb 8

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?
    Malibu Media, LLC has formed a habit of suing defendants for downloads that appear on the bittorrent networks literally a day or so after they are supposedly “published” on their website. The videos themselves are not copyrighted…
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
Rank this Week: 4077

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
Rank this Week: 2609

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3010

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

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

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

    NAR Makes Changes to its MLS Policy that are Good for Real Estate Photographer
    The National Association of Realtors has made some important revisions to its Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy.  These changes clarify NAR’s MLS policies to highlight the importance of licensing. It is now imperative for every…
Rank this Week: 1306

David Lilenfeld Blog

David Lilenfeld Blog

Covers intellectual property.

http://davidlilenfeld.com/
  • May 31

    HAMMER for Skateboard Gear Confusingly Similar with HAMMER Jackets & Hat

    HAMMER for Skateboard Gear Confusingly Similar with HAMMER Jackets & Hat
    HAMMER for Skateboard Gear Confusingly Similar with HAMMER Jackets & Hat
  • Feb 26

    Trademark Office: PRINCESS KATE and ROYAL KATE Unregistrable

    Trademark Office: PRINCESS KATE and ROYAL KATE Unregistrable
    Atlanta trademark lawyer and founder of intellectual property law firm, Lilenfeld PC, David Lilenfeld discusses the Trademark Office’s refusal to register PRINCESS KATE and ROYAL KATE because of Applicant’s non-affiliation with…
  • Feb 25

    Oscar Owner Alleges Trademark Infringement Over Gift Bag

    Oscar Owner Alleges Trademark Infringement Over Gift Bag
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the marketing firm who created the $200,000 gift bag for 2016 Oscar nominees. Nominees would be given luxury goods at the Oscar ceremony, along…
Rank this Week: 1748

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 4252

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

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

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

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

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

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too
    I’ve been on Blog Sabbatical for a few months, but I’m back and jazzed to talk about that Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit. You remember, Randy (“California”) Wolfe’s trustee sued Led Zeppelin,…
Rank this Week: 2428