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New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Federal Circuit Expands The Application Of Its “Something More” Standard

    The Federal Circuit Expands The Application Of Its “Something More” Standard
    On December 19, 2014, in a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Federal Circuit overturned the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (the “Board”) decision which had affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal.…
  • Jan 9

    The TTAB’s Recent Decision Clears A Path For Titles Of Single Work

    The TTAB’s Recent Decision Clears A Path For Titles Of Single Work
    At the end of 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or “TTAB”) issued a surprising decision (albeit non-precedential), finally questioning the rule that bars all titles of single creative works from…
  • Jan 2

    What’s New In 2015 At The USPTO

    What’s New In 2015 At The USPTO
    The most popular change at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is the fee reductions for trademark applications and trademark renewals. These reductions become effective on January 17, 2015. The Trademark…
Rank this Week: 2051

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 26

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release
    Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27,…
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 3365

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
  • Jan 26

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trademarks – Part 2

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trademarks – Part 2
    Protecting a sound or melody as a trade mark is challenging—applicants must not only accurately represent their sign in a way that meets the expectations of their local Trade Mark Registry, but also prove their sound, noise or jingle is…
  • Jan 9

    California AG fowls out on foie gras ban

    California AG fowls out on foie gras ban
    Restaurants across California may no longer need to find creative ways to put foie gras on their menus, as a California federal court has ruled that federal law preempts California’s ban on the sale of the…
  • Dec 18

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI
    On December 18, the FDA announced a long-anticipated proposed amendment to the prescription drug and biological product labeling regulations requiring electronic distribution of prescribing information intended for health care…
Rank this Week: 3091

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
Rank this Week: 3962

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jan 25

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review
    A tube, flat, or loop resistance band? Fit tube or clip tube?  Exercises or therapy bands, or fitness tubing? I know, this is all very confusing. Deciding which one to buy can be very tricky due to all those unfamiliar terms and…
  • Jan 25

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike
    Stationary exercise bikes have fast become a major part of home fitness today.  In recent years the number of people considering using stationary bicycles has soared but it has meant more people have been able to afford these fitness…
  • Jan 24

    Best Inversion Table Review

    Best Inversion Table Review
    Are you suffering from back pain? Do you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and sore? Then an Inversion Therapy Table may be the answer for you. Inversion Therapy uses a flatbed feature that is padded and is connected to a metal frame with…
Rank this Week: 4556

Trademark To Go

Trademark To Go

Chronicling developments and interesting topics in the world of trademark registration and prosecution.

http://trademarktogo.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee
    As you may know by now, the USPTO made the recent decision to reduce its application fees. The USPTO’s fee reductions are in part motivated by its push to encourage online filing. This is great news because it makes trademark protection…
  • Jan 3

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”
    Here at Trademark To Go, we like both cars and intellectual property law, so we really like when the two cross paths. A few days ago, Ford Motor Company filed a trademark for the word “Ecobeast” for “automobiles and…
  • Dec 25

    USPTO Reduces Fee

    USPTO Reduces Fee
    Happy holidays! The USPTO must be in a cheerful spirit because they’re giving everyone a gift: reduced filing fees for 2015. The current application fee for a trademark filed through their expedited online “TEAS Plus”…
Rank this Week: 2870

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
Rank this Week: 3967

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available
    We’ve been busy at Docket Alarm evaluating your product improvement requests and implementing time-saving changes while conducting your legal research. One new small but powerful refinement that will help you narrow your search is an…
  • Jan 6

    Use Docket Alarm to Supplement Your Legal Research

    Use Docket Alarm to Supplement Your Legal Research
    While major legal research providers have extensive coverage of court cases, their coverage is not comprehensive. By using Docket Alarm’s research engine in conjunction with other research providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis,…
  • Dec 18

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API
    Docket Alarm is proud to announce the release of an API client libraryto access court documents on PACER.  An API allows software developers to build programs that access data in a structured way. Software developers use APIs to…
Rank this Week: 2288

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4410

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2355

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

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

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 2009

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?
    IPNews® - Some attractions at Yosemite National Park could experience a name change as ownership of the Trademarks is under dispute. Delaware North of New York has been contracted for 20 years to run many aspects of tourism at Yosemite…
  • Jan 16

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball
    IPNews® - Nike Golf’s new patent may allow golfers to enjoy more accuracy in their game through constant data created by the ball.  Over the past few years, a number of companies have developed sensors aimed at allowing golfers…
  • Jan 8

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Sony Corporation faces new legal struggles regarding “The Interview” as a possible Copyright Infringement case looms over its alleged unauthorized use of a 30 second clip of the song “Pay Day”. K-Pop star…
Rank this Week: 3924

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Pupils, passwords and privacy. A law that went into effect on January1st has the parents of some Illinois school children asking themselves how much of their children’s privacy they’re willing to forgo to keep cyberbullying in…
  • Jan 20

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Please join Socially Aware editor John Delaney as he chairs Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks.” Issues to be addressed at the conference include: Friending,…
  • Jan 16

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Social drinkers. The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer drinkers expressed their disapproval of the suit on Twitter. The…
Rank this Week: 3309

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3470

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 22

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage
    The main reason why people obtain patents (other than being inspired by Shark Tank) is to stop someone else from making the same product, and if someone else makes the same product to be able to recover damages. Patent laws require that the…
  • Jan 22

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY
    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY A new look at geographically descriptive marks. In this case, Irish Company Newbridge was trying to trademark the name “NEWBRIDGE HOME”, where products were designed out of Newbridge,…
  • Oct 2

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    In this case, the Plaintiffs EMD Millipore Corporation appeals the district courts grant of Summary judgment that the Defendant, AllPure technologies does not infringe the asserted claims of US Patent Number 6,032,543. The ‘543 patent…
Rank this Week: 2845

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3881

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim
    In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week that trademark tacking is an issue of fact to be addressed by the jury, and not a question of law to be addressed by judges. The doctrine of trademark tacking lets a mark…
  • Jan 9

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?
    Recently, the Coca-Cola Company sought to register two hashtags as trademarks: #cokecanpics and #smilewithacoke.  For those who may wonder why: various online social networking services (like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, to name a…
  • Jan 8

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator
    As a follow-up to our post in October, “Better Late Than Never – 20+ Years After the Popularization of the Worldwide Web, a Court Finally Recognizes Trade Dress Rights in Website Design,” Banker & Tradesman recently…
Rank this Week: 2453

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3903

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/
  • Jan 22

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015
    Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John Owens The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on our current successes, and challenge ourselves to continually improve our information technology (IT) systems. As the Chief…
  • Dec 18

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the USPTO hosted a roundtable on International Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at our headquarters in…
  • Dec 15

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued
    Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing new…
Rank this Week: 4933

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
  • Jan 21

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued another opinion in the patent arena in Teva…
  • Jan 16

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. You might wonder what could cause people to take to social media to rail against a trademark suit. It turns out one thing is beer: IPAs to be more…
Rank this Week: 3410

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick
    High end Swiss watch manufacturer Omega decided to take on discount retailer Costco.  Omega registered its Omega Globe Design with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Omega engraved its Omega Globe Design on the back of some of its…
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
Rank this Week: 3170

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
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we…
  • Dec 3

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
Rank this Week: 3809

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
  • Dec 27

    Patent Medicine

    Patent Medicine
    This year, I made homemade Satsuma, Navel Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Kumquat “Cello” (liqueur) for Christmas presents for a number of friends and some of my work colleagues. Because I’m a Registered Patent Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2263

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
  • Jan 9

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. The first issue of the New Year is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Measured support marks the beginning of a critical year for music…
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
Rank this Week: 4688

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/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3212

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2654

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jan 20

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism
    Last week, an anonymous Stanford University publication called The Fountain Hopper gained the attention of not only Stanford students, but admissions officers nationwide, when it disseminated a communication encouraging students to demand…
  • Jan 13

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit
    In states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike.  However, the exemption provided to nonprofit…
  • Jan 7

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U
    In the closing weeks of 2014, OCR announced its findings with respect to Harvard Law School’s Title IX compliance, as well as a resolution agreement which subjects the Law School, and the University, to monitoring for at least the next…
Rank this Week: 3889

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
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
  • Jan 17

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015
    As regular readers of this blog know, several 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…
Rank this Week: 4707

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jan 18

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead

    2015 in Preview – Predictions for the Year Ahead
    Last week I looked at the year just passed, and compared my predictions with reality.  This week I want to look at the coming year in patents, to preview some anticipated developments, and to make new predictions for 2015.Here, in brief,…
  • Dec 30

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out

    2014 in Review, and How My Predictions Panned Out
    Another year over and (although I know everyone says it) this one really has just flown by!On 1 January 2014 I posted a review of 2013, and a look ahead to what was then the upcoming year.  In doing so, I made a number of predictions, so…
  • Dec 20

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 includes somewhat quaintly-titled ‘Crown Use’ provisions.  These essentially provide the government with the power to compulsorily acquire a licence to use a patented invention in the course of…
Rank this Week: 3241

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
  • Jan 16

    Tim Paul

    Tim Paul
    Tim Paul is a Manhattan based illustrator and cartoonist. His work has appeared in such magazines as Lakeland Boating, Chicago Magazine, InsideCouncil, and NeXT magazine. Other clients have included The New York Times,…
Rank this Week: 2638

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
  • Jan 7

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie
    Bottom line: By filing a string of continuing patent applications and not claiming priority for the continuing patent applications back to a common parent application, the patent owner may be able to extend patent protection for its product.…
Rank this Week: 4898

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?
    Patent drawings have to be good enough to have satisfactory reproduction characteristics. Continue reading →
  • Jan 2

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

    Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney
    The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn't be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4650

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3888

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
  • Dec 12

    Who Needs a Patent?

    Who Needs a Patent?
    My response to the question posed in the title of this post is typically: “the only person who needs a patent is a patent attorney.” Indeed, if a patent attorney fails to convince clients like you that they need to…
  • Nov 26

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
Rank this Week: 4353

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 2111

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
  • Dec 30

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014
    5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business From the Wikimedia Commons website This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a…
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
Rank this Week: 3957

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
  • Jan 14

    Lagunitas to Sierra Nevada: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

    Lagunitas to Sierra Nevada: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
    Edit 1/14/2015 at 2:06pm PST: Indeed, Lagunitas dismissed the lawsuit. Thanks to Twitter for breaking the news and the screen cap. As this fellow beer attorney points out and helpfully includes the filing, it’s dismissed in a way that…
  • Jan 13

    Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada: Be the Jury

    Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada: Be the Jury
    I’m sitting out on really discussing the Lagunitas vs Sierra Nevada trademark lawsuit involving the IPA packaging/lettering here (it’s 3:15-cv-00153, filed by Lagunitas on Jan. 12, 2015). There’s a lot of really wonderful…
  • Jan 12

    Brewery Start-up Series: When to Sign a Brewery Lease

    Brewery Start-up Series: When to Sign a Brewery Lease
    When you’re thinking about starting a brewery, it’s easy to feel daunted by the cost of it all. As we’ve covered elsewhere, there are strategies to get around those brewery start-up costs—and oftentimes funds are out…
Rank this Week: 4659

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
Rank this Week: 4434

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jan 13

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving
    Bitcoin, a software-based online-payment system, as well as the synonymous payment unit, was introduced in 2009 by the perhaps pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto.  Bitcoin is virtual money exchanged online via any of various apps. …
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
Rank this Week: 3312

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/
  • Jan 11

    Legal Issues and Drone

    Legal Issues and Drone
    John W. Mashni will be speaking at the 2015 Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) Winter Conference Jan. 13.  John’s presentation covers legal issues surrounding UAVs and drones. Click here to view Power Point slides for…
  • Jan 6

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence
    The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their…
  • Dec 21

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed
    As part of the recent tax bill, Section 181 of the U.S. Tax Code was renewed allowing a 100 percent tax write-off for the first $15 million of the cost of producing a film in the U.S. Click here to read more about Section 181 in…
Rank this Week: 3142

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/
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
  • Jan 10

    Watch the Latest Video from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    Watch the Latest Video from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
    Check out the latest video from J. Paye  & Associates Client, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Straight Business Video
  • Dec 22

    J. Paye & Associates Mentioned in Article About Top R&B Stories of 2014

    J. Paye & Associates Mentioned in Article About Top R&B Stories of 2014
    Journalist,  Shamontiel Vaughn does a great job or recapping the “Biggest Trends in R&B of 2014…we can’t forget how many times Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran went from breakup to make up…J. Paye &…
Rank this Week: 3849

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

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

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 2536

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

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

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 2902

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 2944

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling
               With talk about how a la carte pricing of video can reduce consumer costs, I offer a rebuttal.  First video consumers should understand that if they select the most expensive…
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
Rank this Week: 2191