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A Budding Patent Lawyer's…

A Budding Patent Lawyer's Perspective

Covers patent law, mostly tailored to the patent prosecution perspective. By Trent Ostler.

http://trentostler.com/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Launch of new website project

    Launch of new website project
    For the past few months, my side project has been developing a website that mines the Patent Office’s website for troves of PTAB/BPAI decisions data. I’m pleased to welcome this project to the blogosphere as PatentBoardFerret.com.…
  • Sep 14

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond
    If an applicant fails to respond to an Office Action, the application becomes abandoned as of the day after the due date for response to the Office Action, with the applicant being able to revive the application up until the extendable due…
  • Sep 6

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping
    The Patent Office makes available all decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on its website FOIA Reading Room. In case you were interested in doing research using this website between the hours of 1:00AM EST to 5:00AM EST,…
Rank this Week: 3563

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
  • Mar 12

    FINRA Issues Investor Alert Concerning Bitcoin Trading and Speculation

    FINRA Issues Investor Alert Concerning Bitcoin Trading and Speculation
    Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to the collapse of the former top bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, stemming from the purported theft…
  • Nov 19

    Bitcoins: A New Form of Currency?

    Bitcoins: A New Form of Currency?
    Yesterday, the Senate Committee On Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the first of two days of hearings on Bitcoin and digital currencies — “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual…
  • Nov 13

    No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

    No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug
    In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200″ card.  By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses,…
Rank this Week: 3930

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Mar 12

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

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

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!
      The Copyright Office is hosting an excellent, *free* Copyright Year in Review program on December 4 at 2 p.m. It is open to the public – and did I mention it’s *free*? The panelists are the always knowledeable and witty Bob…
  • May 3

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling
    This lawsuit stems from the Google Book Project, an ambitious program launched by Google in 2004 to digitize the library collections of the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, the University of Oxford and the New York Public Library…
Rank this Week: 4667

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Mar 11

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1165 (Lourie, Dyk, Wallach) Claiming an apparatus by what it does rather than by how it is structured gets a lot of debate, especially in connection with software inventions. Yet for all the hand-wringing, not a whole lot…
  • Mar 11

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks that might be of interest. -You now have 2 months to respond to a restriction requirement and 14 months to claim provisional and foreign priority in the…
  • Jan 14

    In re Giannelli – Prosecution and Claim Drafting Lesson

    In re Giannelli – Prosecution and Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1167 (Rader, Lourie, Moore) Almost two years ago the Federal Circuit decided Aspex v. Marchon, a case including, among much else, a rather interesting treatment of functional claim terms like “adapted to” and…
Rank this Week: 2420

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Mar 11

    Loyola’s Fashion Law Project’s Summer Intensive

    Loyola’s Fashion Law Project’s Summer Intensive
    I am blown away by all your support, encourage and positive feedback. Thanks to you, the Deans have approved a Fashion Law Summer Intensive as part of the Fashion Law Project at Loyola Law School! So for all of you who don’t have…
  • Mar 6

    Loyola’s Fashion Law Project’s Inaugural Fashion Law Symposium

    Loyola’s Fashion Law Project’s Inaugural Fashion Law Symposium
    As you regular readers know, last December Loyola Law School made history when it officially launched The Fashion Law Project – the very first “fashion law institute” on the west coast. For those of you who may have heard me…
  • Feb 26

    UC Hastings Fashion Law Symposium

    UC Hastings Fashion Law Symposium
    Hi everyone!  I want to invite all my Northern California fashion law friends and enthusiasts to join me on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9am to 7:30pm at UC Hastings’ first ever Fashion Law Symposium, entitled “Growth in…
Rank this Week: 3920

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claimsThe post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Feb 20

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win
    Despite Oracle’s efforts to utilize copyright law to asphyxiate Rimini’s business model, Rimini’s support services appear to have bright days aheadThe post Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win appeared first…
  • Feb 14

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”
    After former employer declined to invest in Defendant’s new business, Defendant turned cybersquatterThe post Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage” appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2977

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    An Indefinite Claim Term Yields An Indefinite Claim, Right?

    An Indefinite Claim Term Yields An Indefinite Claim, Right?
    Wrong.Every Penny Counts sued Wells Fargo Bank for infringement of U.S. Patent 8,025,217 directed to a method and system to create and distribute excess funds from consumer spending transactions.  Generally, the '217 patent describes a…
  • Nov 1

    Are a Principal's Tax Returns Relevant In a Vicarious Copyright and Trademark Case?

    Are a Principal's Tax Returns Relevant In a Vicarious Copyright and Trademark Case?
    Yes.  Coach sued a flea market and its owner for trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement related to alleged sales of counterfeit Coach products.  Coach seeks statutory damages under both the Copyright Act and Lanham Act.…
  • Oct 7

    Court Won't "Rubber Stamp" Request for Injunction

    Court Won't "Rubber Stamp" Request for Injunction
    Broadcast Music, Inc. sued a bar (Evie's Tavern Ellenton) and its owner for copyright infringement.  The bar played a number of songs without license, and BMI sought to enforce its rights.  The bar defended by arguing that BMI…
Rank this Week: 1872

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Mar 5

    AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definitene

    AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definitene
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has filed an Amicus Brief (friend of the court)in Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus , 2012-1289 (April 26, 2013, CAFC).  A link to the US Supreme Court docket on the appeal is…
  • Feb 21

    Apple’s New Touch MacBook Patent

    Apple’s New Touch MacBook Patent
    On Tuesday of this week the US Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 8,654,524 for a “Housing as an I/O Device” to Apple, Inc. The patent claims a device that includes sensors positioned in a housing where the housing…
  • Jan 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Defendants Seeking Award of Attorney’s Fee

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Defendants Seeking Award of Attorney’s Fee
    On December 26, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corporation, (Case No. 2013-1193). In this case, the defendant-appellant, Sidense Corporation (Sidense), had appealed…
Rank this Week: 1111

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Mar 5

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account
    While plaintiff was away from the office for a serious brain injury she suffered in a work-related auto accident, some of her co-workers accessed and posted, allegedly without authorization, from her Twitter and Facebook accounts. (There was…
  • Mar 1

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000
    A recent case illustrates why (1) it is important for parties to abide by the confidentiality provisions of settlement agreements, and (2) for people who learn confidential information to keep their social media mouths shut. Plaintiff sued…
  • Feb 22

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247
    In addition to blogging here at internetcases I am a co-host of the TWiT Network’s weekly show This Week in Law. This past week my co-host Denise Howell was out, so I held the reins, talking with panelists Spencer Waller, Ryan Radia and…
Rank this Week: 761

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
  • Dec 3

    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox

    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox
    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and Podcast Managing Editor Ben Shaw present a special end-of-year podcast discussion…
Rank this Week: 3474

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
  • Feb 24

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement
    Kind, LLC thinks new product packaging from competitor Cliff Bar & Company is an infringement on the KIND brand trade dress shown above. Currently Cliff Bar & Company packages their MOJO bar with a half-moon transparent opening. The…
  • Feb 20

    Drake Claims An Owl Design Is Not Protected by Copyright

    Drake Claims An Owl Design Is Not Protected by Copyright
    Recording artist Drake was sued for copyright infringement for replicating a 3-dimensional “owl design” necklace. While no one person could ever claim exclusive rights to an owl on a piece of jewelry, the very nature of copyright…
Rank this Week: 1242

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Last month, you promised that you’d continue your explanation of patents and copyrights with a rant about patents and trolls. So…? What, exactly, do you have against trolls, other than the fact that they live under…
  • Feb 28

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga

    How Sweet it is…The Candy Crush Saga
    Have you ever played the mobile app game, “Candy Crush Saga” by King.com, Ltd. (“King”)?  Are you addicted to it?  Not me, you say.  More power to you because by some reports King earns a million dollars…
  • Feb 28

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…

    The Supreme Court Weighs In…
    When the Supreme Court decides a case, the result is binding on all of us.  The Court will be busy with patent, copyright and trademark cases over the next few months.  The following are a few highlights: 1.  Are…
Rank this Week: 4657

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark law, including trademark litigation, infringement, registration and application issues. By Mandour & Associates, APC.

http://www.sandiegotrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Feb 27

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle
    San Diego - According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the maker of KIND snacks is suing Clif Bar & Company for trade dress infringement over its soon-to-be released Mojo Bars. Kind…
  • Jan 23

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency
    San Diego - Kanye West has commenced a lawsuit against the creators of a playfully named brand of virtual currency. What started off as an internet fad, calling online digital currently "COINYE WEST," quickly turned into a legal dispute,…
  • Dec 11

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement
    San Diego - A lawsuit filed in late November by San Diego based Hanginout, Inc. claims that Google, Inc. has infringed its trademark for its video-focused social media app. The smaller company located in Carlsbad claims that it was using…
Rank this Week: 3426

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Covers domain names, privacy, and intellectual property.

http://www.lexero.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    What is Litigation?

    What is Litigation?
    Litigation is the legal process through which the plaintiff and defendant (litigants) argue their side in court to achieve a specific outcome (monetary award, injunction to stop use of patented invention, avoidance of paying a settlement,…
  • Jan 16

    Understanding Patent Litigation

    Understanding Patent Litigation
    If you’ve been accused of ‘stealing’ a patented invention, you may face a myriad of legal obstacles that could result in the loss of time and money for your business due to fighting the charges brought against you. Patents…
  • Apr 4

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation
    Litigation is not the only option when it comes to reaching a settlement with another party. Litigants can agree to other means such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement that’s fair for both sides. Unfortunately, once a…
Rank this Week: 3077

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
  • Jan 9

    Congrats to client Leona X

    Congrats to client Leona X
    Congrats to client Leona X on the release of her music video for “Ready For This?” Her music has been described as a mix of Joan Jett, AC/DC, and Angus Young.  Leona's EP was produced in Seattle at the legendary…
  • Nov 30

    Goldieblox asks Court for declaratory judgment that parody of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in advertisement is permissible as fair use

    Goldieblox asks Court for declaratory judgment that parody of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in advertisement is permissible as fair use
    The mission of Goldieblox, a toy company founded by Stanford-educated engineer Debbie Stearling, is to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.”  In light of the fact that only 11% of…
Rank this Week: 3891

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
  • Feb 26

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org
    For those interested in the economics and policies behind trade secrets, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Center for Responsible Enterprise & Trade (CREATe.org) have issued a detailed report on the economic impact of trade secret…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013
    This past week, the Boston Bar Association held its 14th annual Intellectual Property Year in Review. I covered trade secrets (including related restrictive covenants). Below is a summary of those developments. (If you would like a complete…
  • Jan 7

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2014 [Preliminary Data]

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2014 [Preliminary Data]
    A few years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the envelope” calculation. I have…
Rank this Week: 2201

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

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

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

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

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

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

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

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 2319

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 4008

Furd Log

Furd Log

Covers intellectual property, technology, culture and policy. By Frank Field.

http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog
  • Feb 18

    The Title Says It All

    The Title Says It All
    At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You [pdf] Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171…
  • Dec 16

    Here We Go

    Here We Go
    Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program [pdf] [decision] A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most…
  • Nov 14

    An Unexpected Decision

    An Unexpected Decision
    Bound to be appealed: Google Books Lawsuit Defeated: Book Scanning Deemed ‘Fair Use’ - see The Authors Guild , et al. v. Google (US District Court, Southern District of New York): CHIN, Circuit Judge Since 2004, when it…
Rank this Week: 655

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Feb 13

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4
    FOUR LOVE & LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4  This season of Love & Hip Hop New York played out like the title of cast member, Brian “Saigon” Carenard’s sophomore album, The…
  • Jan 8

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!
    Necole Bitchie Interview with the Breakfast Club Power 105.1   Happy New Year! In 2013, I was a little lax about updating the J. Paye in Brief blog due to the deamnds of being a lawyer.  My goal for this year is to be more…
  • Dec 13

    Watch J. Paye speak on the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance Screening Panel

    Watch J. Paye speak on the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance Screening Panel
    As a fellow African and lawyer, I was honored to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by speaking on a panel at an Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom advance screening, which was held on the night of his passing. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance…
Rank this Week: 3874

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

Covers patent litigation, pleadings, and prosecution. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 3924

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Strategic Patenting Part 2: It’s Not Your Patent Attorney’s Job to Get it Right

    Strategic Patenting Part 2: It’s Not Your Patent Attorney’s Job to Get it Right
    From the last post, we see that it is very rare for patents to create value for their owners.  Moreover, if the “big guys” with pockets deep enough to hire the best lawyers can get it right only 5% of the time, there should…
  • Jan 24

    Strategic Patenting Part 1: Why So Few Patents Create Real Value

    Strategic Patenting Part 1: Why So Few Patents Create Real Value
    Many business people are surprised to find out that all patents are not created equal.  A recent study of Fortune 500 companies reported in Suzanne Harrison’s Edison in the Boardroom Revisited indicates that only a very small…
  • Jan 10

    Do Startups Need Patents? Rigorous Study Presents Real Data on Startup Company Patenting Behavior

    Do Startups Need Patents? Rigorous Study Presents Real Data on Startup Company Patenting Behavior
    As an IP Strategy advisor, I am often asked by the leadership of startup companies what the return on investment is from patenting.  While I can confidently provide recommendations as an expert, my opinions are anecdotal based on my…
Rank this Week: 4351

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 11

    Copyright and Surveillance

    Copyright and Surveillance
    Reposting for Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 — The Day We Fight Back against NSA surveillance. Centralized mass surveillance is incompatible with freedom, as we've written about before, and enforcing copyright restrictions on digital…
  • Feb 5

    In Chicago: "Sita Sings the Blues" Screening @ Columbia College (4:30pm, Thu, Feb 6th)

    In Chicago: "Sita Sings the Blues" Screening @ Columbia College (4:30pm, Thu, Feb 6th)
    The Women+Film student group at Columbia College in Chicago is presenting QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley's film Sita Sings the Blues this Thursday at 4:30pm -- and Nina will be there for Q&A!  Come see a wonderful film, talk to…
  • Feb 2

    Syllabus for Prof. Howard Besser's "Free Culture & Open Access" course at NYU.

    Syllabus for Prof. Howard Besser's "Free Culture & Open Access" course at NYU.
    Professor Howard Besser of New York University is offering a course at the Tisch School of Arts this Spring entitled Free Culture & Open Access, and he's released the syllabus online.  It's such a good list of introductory sources…
Rank this Week: 258

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
  • Feb 6

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014
    Near the end of 2013, Bloomberg BNA asked leading attorneys, government officials, and online experts for their views on the most important legal developments in online law during 2013 and on what policy areas they believed would be the most…
  • Jan 14

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing
    Applicants with Rhode Island addresses filed 172 applications to register trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) during the fourth quarter of 2013. This represents a 17% decrease over the 208 trademark applications filed…
Rank this Week: 3292

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
  • Dec 31

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger
    TweetBlogger Carol Ott of Baltimore Slumlord Watch is being sued by two landlords on allegations that she hired graffiti artists to paint murals on abandoned properties. Ott’s website – tagline: “If you own vacant property…
Rank this Week: 930

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1205

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

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

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 7

    Protección jurídica para videojuego

    Protección jurídica para videojuego
    Hoy en día, y sobre todo a raíz del surgimiento y popularidad de los dispositivos móviles, cada vez son más las empresas (startups) que nacen en México cuyo objeto es la creación de videojuegos, algo…
  • Jan 15

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI
    Una solicitud de declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI es un procedimiento administrativo promovido por el titular de un derecho de Propiedad Intelectual que se considera afectado por la conducta de un tercero.…
  • Jan 14

    Niegan registro de marca PABLO ESCOBAR

    Niegan registro de marca PABLO ESCOBAR
    El hijo del famoso y difunto narcotraficante ha intentado registrar en Colombia como marca el nombre de su padre PABLO ESCOBAR, acompañado de su fotografía y su huella dactilar, sin embargo se ha enfrentado a la negativa de…
Rank this Week: 2055

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    How am I Supposed To Get Any Work Done With All This Going On Outside My Office?

    How am I Supposed To Get Any Work Done With All This Going On Outside My Office?
  • Aug 4

    Who you calling a "troll"?

    Who you calling a "troll"?
    This recent article from the Wall Street Journal brought a chuckle.  Seems the Obama Administration just stepped in to veto an ITC ruling, won by Samsung, that barred importation of certain Apple iPads and iPhones.  What's…
  • Jul 31

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back
    Appears my comment regarding a recent New York Times article on "patent trolls," and my suggestion that defense lawyers might be the major beneficiaries of the so-called "troll" problem, has touched a nerve.   For some reason Mr.…
Rank this Week: 1366

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

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

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

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

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

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

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 3800

The Law of the Game

The Law of the Game

Covers video games, gambling and other legal discussions. By Mark Methenitis.

http://lawofthegame.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Law of the Game 2.0

    Law of the Game 2.0
    There's still some cleaning up to do, but by and large, Law of the Game Phase 2.0 has begun. And that means you should be visiting www.lawofthegame.com rather than here. Yes, Law of the Game has been relatively quiet as of late, and while…
  • Mar 28

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream
    I will be speaking at the Penn IP Law Group Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2013.  They'll be live streaming starting at 2 pm eastern at this link, so be sure to check it out.  More information on the symposium is available at…
  • Dec 19

    Game Business Law 2013

    Game Business Law 2013
    Game Business Law 2013 will be here in just over a month. It will be held January 24-25, 2013, at SMU Law School, as it has been since the conference started. I will be moderating a panel on crowdfunding and Kickstarter this year, but all…
Rank this Week: 3099

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4557

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea…
Rank this Week: 1664

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Jan 29

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla
    EE Patent Prosecution Attorney – Dallas Law firm seeks an experienced attorney with 4+ years of top law firm electrical patent prosecution experience. BSEE is strongly preferred. This is a great opportunity for a more experienced…
  • Jan 27

    Be Like JFK

    Be Like JFK
    When interviewing with an employer ask what you can do for them not what they can do for you.  You will receive the same information. Best, Mark
  • Aug 15

    11 Factors to Consider Before Making a Lateral Move with Portable Busine

    11 Factors to Consider Before Making a Lateral Move with Portable Busine
    Are you an attorney with portable business and considering a lateral move to a law firm?  Below I present 11 factors to consider before making that lateral move.  This article should act as a guideline to your decision-making…
Rank this Week: 2672

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/
  • Jan 22

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014
    In the wake of the recent Target stores and Neiman Marcus data breaches (plus three other well-known retailers, according to this Reuters report) Congress has 20 privacy bills in the works this year, aimed at consumer privacy…
  • Dec 26

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?
    Most people think about browser history in the context of hiding from your spouse/significant other the fact that you sometimes look at online porn (not that I would know from personal experience), or, perhaps, not letting your kid know that…
  • Dec 20

    Third Circuit Will Hear GPS Tracking Case En Banc

    Third Circuit Will Hear GPS Tracking Case En Banc
    In October, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals became the highest federal court to decide that police must first have a search warrant before they can install a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. That decision came roughly a year after…
Rank this Week: 572

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1796

Uribe & Asociados Propiedad…

Uribe & Asociados Propiedad Intelectual

Blog sobre Derecho Intelectual en México

http://uribeyasociados.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 13

    Nueva dirección del blog de Propiedad Intelectual en México

    Nueva dirección del blog de Propiedad Intelectual en México
    Estimados lectores y amigos: Debido a que aún muchos lectores llegan a este antiguo blog por medio de los resultados en los buscadores, quiero hacer de su conocimiento que contamos con un nuevo blog que se mantiene continuamente…
  • Jan 22

    ¿Para que sirven las busquedas foneticas de marca?

    ¿Para que sirven las busquedas foneticas de marca?
    La búsqueda fonética representa (o por lo menos debería representar en todos los casos) el primer paso cuando se busca solicitar el registro de una marca. Las búsquedas fonéticas nos van a traer los siguientes beneficios: Estaremos en…
  • Jan 6

    ¿Que es un diseño industrial?

    ¿Que es un diseño industrial?
    De conformidad con la Ley de la Propiedad Industrial mexicana, los diseños industriales se dividen en dos grandes conceptos: Dibujos Industriales Modelos Industriales Por un lado, los dibujos industriales son toda combinación de figuras,…
Rank this Week: 4758

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

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

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

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

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

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

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

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 2616

K's law

K's law

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

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

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

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
  • Jan 5

    T 434/12 – New Lines Of Attack

    T 434/12 – New Lines Of Attack
    In this opposition appeal case, on the second day of the oral proceedings (OPs) before the board the patent proprietor submitted the following request:“we herewith request adjournment of the OPs scheduled for 17 and 18 September 2013 in…
Rank this Week: 709

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jan 8

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The City of Houston, Texas has filed a Petition For Writ Of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to interpret Section 2(b) of the Lanham Act to determine whether it…
  • Jan 6

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller Gap Inc. and Diane Von Furstenberg’s company DVF Studio have asked the federal court in the Southern District of New York to rule on whether the heart emoticon <3 can be protected as a…
  • Dec 18

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The iconic “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” photo of firemen raising an American flag on September 11, 2001, which appeared on the cover of The Record newspaper and other newspapers on September…
Rank this Week: 2010

Maryland Intellectual Property Law…

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Provides news, analysis of important case law, summaries of pending litigation, statistical information, and commentary relating to intellectual property issues affecting Maryland businesses and individuals. By Brian Wm. Higgins.

http://www.marylandiplaw.com/
  • Jan 6

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology
              Each year around this time, the biggest names in tech converge on Las Vegas at the annual International CES Show (Jan. 6-10), which organizers tout as a stage where…
  • Dec 31

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor
              In Classen Immunotherapies v. King Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. 04-cv-3521 WDQ (D. Md 2013) (J. Quarles), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Classen's motion to…
  • Nov 6

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook
    Patent, Copyright, Trade Secret, Right of Publicity, Trademark Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers by Brian Higgins, Peter Gunst, Dempsey Nash, Lawrence Sung, Eric Easton, Ned Himmelrich, Julie Rubin, and James…
Rank this Week: 918

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 4159

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

Covers copyright, trademark, trade secret & patent litigation. By David L. Rein Jr.

http://iplitigator.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 30

    Back!

    Back!
    It has been much too long since I posted, but I am looking forward to posting again in earnest.  Feel free to send me an e-mail with any topics you would like to see in 2014. Until then, Happy New … Continue reading →
  • Sep 1

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse
    Copyright licensing is probably the last thing on students’ minds as they return to college campuses across the country.
  • Jul 11

    Only An Author Can Create A Copyright — That’s No Monkey Busine

    Only An Author Can Create A Copyright — That’s No Monkey Busine
    The author who creates a work initially owns the copyright in the work.  The writer who writes the next novel, the painter who magically makes the canvas come alive, the musician who records the next hit all initially own the copyright in…
Rank this Week: 3617

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 3455

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 444

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Dec 17

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement
    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review process made available in 2012 by the America Invents Act.  In Garmin Int’l…
  • Nov 22

    New Patent Law Expands Scope of Prior Art

    New Patent Law Expands Scope of Prior Art
    The America Invents Act (“AIA”), which became fully effective on March 16, 2013, has fundamentally changed U.S. patent law. Some of the most important of these changes relate to the scope of prior art available under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 18

    “Transformative Use” Following the Google Books Decision

    “Transformative Use” Following the Google Books Decision
    On November 14, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the plaintiff’s copyright suit in The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.  The decision was based on the Court’s determination that…
Rank this Week: 2016