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Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

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

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!
    As reported by patentlyo.com (http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/09/patents-issued-fiscal.html) the number of patent granted year over year continues to grow. During the 2014 fiscal year, over 300,000 utility patents were granted, there are…
  • Sep 26

    McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al.

    McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al.
    Another fun case dealing with Alice Corp. and 35 USC 101 This is case that deals with 35 USC 101, where the judge relied on Alice Corp to invalidate all of the plaintiff’s claims. The inventions at issue in this case are directed…
  • Sep 25

    Design Patents of Famous Gaming System

    Design Patents of Famous Gaming System
    Design patents cover the “ornamental look” of an object. A protectable design includes characteristics that are unique to the look of a product. Sometimes the utility of an object (i.e. a knife) may not be patentable, however the…
Rank this Week: 3285

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 30

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law
    Google “Remarketing” is a service that allows Internet advertisers to show advertisements to users that have previously visited their website. In this interesting case, the plaintiffs asserted that this “Remarketing”…
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment
    Central Beverage Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Walla[1] is a case where the Supreme Court, in interpreting a copyright assignment, gave central importance to the language of the agreement. This has not always been the interpretative…
  • Jun 1

    Public Performance

    Public Performance
    The rights to screen soccer games continue to generate interesting law in Israel. In this previous post, I discussed a Supreme Court case bright by Charlton Ltd., allegedly the sole holder of broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup games in…
Rank this Week: 2352

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4640

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3311

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3368

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 30

    ‘Horns’ Review: A Delightful Cross Between ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Exorcist’

    ‘Horns’ Review: A Delightful Cross Between ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Exorcist’
    This ambitious and thoroughly entertaining genre bender ultimately undermines its potential with needless voiceovers and pacing issues. As mentioned in our Most Anticipated Films of Fall 2014, director Alexandre Aja is one of the most…
  • Sep 25

    Nike Drops Jon Jones Over Pre-Fight Brawl

    Nike Drops Jon Jones Over Pre-Fight Brawl
    UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Mixed Martial Arts pound-for-pound phenom Jon Jones has lost his largest sponsor and landmark deal with sports apparel heavyweight Nike over a media day brawl with upcoming challenger, No. 1 contender, and…
  • Sep 24

    A Beautiful Bond: Homegrown Talent Playing for Hometown Team

    A Beautiful Bond: Homegrown Talent Playing for Hometown Team
    “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball.” – LeBron James[1] The connection between professional athletes and the communities where they grew up is special, but the connection when an athlete plays for…
Rank this Week: 2761

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    CHANCES WERE SLIM TO NONE: SHAPEWEAR CLAIMS FALL SHORT

    CHANCES WERE SLIM TO NONE: SHAPEWEAR CLAIMS FALL SHORT
    Just when you thought that you heard it all, the FTC announced yesterday that it settled with marketers of caffeine-infused “shapewear” over unsubstantiated weight loss claims.  According to the FTC, marketers urged…
  • Aug 22

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND
    Selfies (self-portrait photographs) appear daily on the Internet. However, you don’t often see them taken by a monkey. There has been a lot of recent press about the ownership rights associated with a macaque monkey’s…
  • Jul 28

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
Rank this Week: 3856

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 30

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON
    Consistent with the kernel of its recently launched copyright enforcement initiative, ‘Operation No Hiding Place’, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole collective management organization for musical works…
  • Sep 27

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria
    September 27, 2014 — In Nigeria, registration of pesticide products is regulated by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).  NAFDAC ensures that new pesticide products intended for use in Nigeria…
  • Sep 17

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent
    Pragmatic. Purposeful. Pro-active. These words may perhaps sum up my candid opinion over the recent decision by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to take a critical look at the practice of…
Rank this Week: 3096

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 4840

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
  • Sep 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27
    Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV -> Is Popcorn Time Safe? Pirate Bay, Netflix Comparisons Provide Little Legal Clarification http://t.co/pNoC6LsHnX -> 10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds…
Rank this Week: 3222

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 3684

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 4129

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7
    The global soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is extremely well-known to soccer enthusiasts around the world, with his notoriety expanding even more after the recent World Cup tournament. By many of his fans he is known by the shorthand…
  • Sep 25

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie
    Many companies attempting to enter the Chinese market quickly reach a roadblock due to trademark “squatters.” These individuals target thriving brands in other countries and register them as a trademark in China. When these…
  • Sep 25

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark
    While many might believe it would be Kanye West’s dream to have his face on currency, according to a recent trademark case that is not correct. Back in January a form of digital currency was launched known as “Coinye…
Rank this Week: 3378

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Sep 29

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report
    You know how sometimes you think you’ll never ever finish something? Well, this was one of those things. And now, it is done. Enjoy and please, please, please, provide feedback (besides “what took you so long?)! Please click here…
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

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

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
Rank this Week: 3784

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?
    By Nicholas Ulrich Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals faced that question—can a website be held civilly liable for rape—in Jane Doe No. 14 v. Internet Brands, Inc. Its decision was not the resounding “no”…
  • Sep 24

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Summer 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Former Articles Editor Misa K.…
  • Sep 22

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service
    By Alex Boguniewicz Sticks and stones may break bones, but a bad review will surely generate a lawsuit. At least that seems to be the case with Yelp, which can breathe a sigh of relief after the latest litigation regarding its reviews. We…
Rank this Week: 4179

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/
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
Rank this Week: 3456

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

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

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Sep 29

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine
    No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t - then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today -- and in how this software gets…
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
  • Sep 7

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer
    Advertising is a merging of customer experience, public relations, and art. But rather than ennobling clients, these brands have ads that suggest their clients are perhaps a bit lacking. Our clients are sub-standard, so is our reward…
Rank this Week: 4441

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 28

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding
    In Benefit Funding Systems, LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s decision to stay patent infringement litigation while the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Sep 24

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision
    Now that we have a growing body of statistics on the Inter Partes Review proceedings created by the America Invents Act, it is interesting to see how the proceedings are being resolved. With the significant attention given to Patent Trial and…
  • Sep 22

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit
    If you subscribe to USPTO email updates like I do, then you probably received an email recently announcing that the “USPTO Launches Updated Patent Litigation Toolkit and Hosts Free Webinar about Toolkit Resources.” When one of my…
Rank this Week: 4306

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 28

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work
    Vivian Maier is arguably the most mysterious photographer to have ever lived, and news of a recent court case to determine ownership of her work only adds to the mystery […]
  • Sep 23

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?
    The famous and expensive active ware brand, Lululemon, might be the latest patent troll.  The company has engaged in a lawsuit with Target-sold Hanesbrand over design patents of work out […]
  • Sep 8

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age
    Slowly but surely, New York has established itself as a hub for technology companies and tech-based startups. According to a recent article in the New York Post, “[i]n the past […]
Rank this Week: 3001

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/
  • Sep 26

    Navigating Indefiniteness in Terms of Degree Limitations Post-Nautilu

    Navigating Indefiniteness in Terms of Degree Limitations Post-Nautilu
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand This article appeared in theSeptember 25, 2014 Edition of IP Law 360 At the heart of nearly every patent litigation is a dispute over the meaning of claim terms. Such disputes often arise in the form of a claim…
  • Sep 15

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller have joined its Valley Forge office as Scientific Advisors. Jacob and Alyssa worked at the firm as Summer Associates in 2013.…
  • Sep 9

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Jacques L. Etkowicz will continue his role as Chair of the Professional Programs Committee for the 2014-2015 association year. The committee assists The Board of Directors…
Rank this Week: 4034

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Copyright in relation to e-book

    Copyright in relation to e-book
    The copyright protection of authors is being increasingly challenged by the continuing digitalization of the book market. The emergence of the e-book has caused a very IP-relevant question: Is the consumer allowed to re-sell the e-book he…
  • Sep 19

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act
    The aim of the revisions, which were implemented in June this year, is to reinforce the position of trademark owners, which the following examples will indicate. The article handling the protection of well known trademarks has become clearer.…
  • Sep 12

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?
    First of all: open innovation – what exactly is it? It would be almost wrong to discuss open innovation(OI) without mentioning the man who coined the term. Professor Henry Chesbrough (Haas School of Business, University of California,…
Rank this Week: 4631

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Sep 26

    I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven

    I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven
    I died and went to trademark heaven. The walls were lined with red. There was distinctive cursive writing everywhere. Curvy bottles to reinforce memories from long ago buried in our head. The House of Saucier took a trip this past week to…
  • Sep 19

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far
    Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest…
  • Sep 12

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot
    I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are…
Rank this Week: 2563

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Sep 25

    How Important Should Transformation be in the Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement?

    How Important Should Transformation be in the Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement?
    An opinion by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit related to fair use of copyrighted artwork. Cariou v. Prince (2d. Cir. 2013). A classical artist, Cariou, spent several years getting to know and photographing Rastafarians in…
  • Sep 16

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed
    An interesting U.S. District Court case is Ariosa v. Sequenom (N. Dist. CA 2013). That case is on appeal to the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The case pertains to patent eligible subject…
  • Sep 11

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler
    On a lighter note, this discusses three recent interesting inventions concerning robots. The first is a patented robotic vacuum cleaner- the Dyson 360 Eye. Robotic cleaning devices have been around in various forms for a while. Robotic vacuum…
Rank this Week: 2953

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
  • Sep 25

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney
    It’s official! I’ve joined Reiser Legal as a beer attorney licensed in Washington State. Having gotten to know Reiser Legal’s incredible set of passionate and ambitious brewery owners as a law clerk this past year, it means…
  • Sep 23

    Why You Should Care About Indiana’s Problematic Beer Regulations – Part 1 of 4.

    Why You Should Care About Indiana’s Problematic Beer Regulations – Part 1 of 4.
    So, why’s a Seattle-based craft brewery law firm like Reiser Legal pontificating about Indiana beer laws? Actually, it’s because we represent Washington breweries that we care. And, no matter which brewers’ guild you belong…
  • Sep 9

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?
    Today, we direct you to some emerging stuff on domain names. To be sure, when you’re in the back, cleaning kegs, your online presence is about the last thing on your mind. But, we all know the web is an important face of any brand. Now,…
Rank this Week: 3729

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3959

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Sep 25

    Zima is a registrable trade mark

    Zima is a registrable trade mark
    Gordon J has overturned the Registrar's refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
  • Sep 21

    Fraudulent imitation

    Fraudulent imitation
    The Full Court has dismissed both Bluescope’s appeal and Gram’s cross-appeal from the ruling that Bluescope infringed Gram’s registered design for the Smartascreen fencing panel.
  • Sep 11

    Review of Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee

    Review of Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee
    IP Australia has published a consultation paper on how best to obtain advice currently sought through PBRAC
Rank this Week: 4784

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year
    Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of LawRecently, I undertook a project at my law school to assess the impact of our faculty’s publications. Building off of this work, I put together lists of the most cited IP…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive
    I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!In four patentable subject matter cases in the past…
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
Rank this Week: 4180

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 23

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich
    Als Rechtsanwalt werde ich häufig nach Empfehlungen für Rechtsschutz­versicherungen gefragt. Leider kann ich keine solchen Empfehlungen abgeben: Mir fehlt ein repräsentativer Überblick über die Qualität der…
  • Sep 16

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister
    Vor einer Woche wurde die neue Apple Watch präsentiert, nun ist sie bereits in der Schweiz angekommen – zumindest in Form von Gesuchen zur Eintragung in das schweizerische Markenregister. Meine Anwaltskollegen von Baker &…
  • Sep 14

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht
    Am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht kommt seit über 10 Jahren Open Source-Office-Software zum Einsatz. Daniel Brunner, Dienstchef «Informatik», hielt dazu an der «LibreOffice Konferenz 2014» einen informativen…
Rank this Week: 3237

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 23

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by…
  • Sep 11

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day. Segment 1 (02:06) Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications…
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
Rank this Week: 4628

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand

    Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand
    I asked my friends who work in marketing, who create campaigns and brands for a living, whether they check the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database before finalizing a project for a client. I was surprised when all of them said,…
  • Sep 22

    Kickstarter New Terms of Service

    Kickstarter New Terms of Service
    In case you didn’t hear, Kickstarter announced that it’s revising its terms of service. The changes will apply to projects launched on or after October 19, 2014. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform. People can launch a project…
  • Sep 16

    Arizona Drone Law Basic

    Arizona Drone Law Basic
    There has been a lot of controversy and questions around unmanned aerial vehicles – aka drones. According to Amazon, you can get one for under $100 and they look really cool. If you equip a drone with a camera, the potential footage is…
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 22

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement
    For software patents including a computer-implemented means-plus-function limitation, the patent application or patent must disclose an algorithm or structure for performing the claimed function. This is to satisfy the definiteness…
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
Rank this Week: 4610

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
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'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 22

    If You Build It…….(update)

    If You Build It…….(update)
    The Nashville Sounds signed an affiliation deal last week with the Oakland Athletics. Billyball, baby! Meanwhile, work on the new stadium continues—here are some pix from a recent Sunday morning bike wreck  ride: I then…
  • Sep 5

    Diver Down

    Diver Down
    Diver Down: 1.     A red and white flag that alerts vessels of a nearby submerged scuba diver. 2.    1982 album by America’s greatest rock band, Van Halen. The only thing that would have made the Van…
  • Aug 27

    Last Year at Greer

    Last Year at Greer
    The Nashville Sounds have played their home games at Greer Stadium since 1978. Tonight is the final home game; the Sounds will begin playing at their new stadium next season. Greer was built due to the efforts of a colorful Nashvillian, Larry…
Rank this Week: 2807

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/
  • Sep 19

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related
    A recent court case in the Eastern District of California, E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Grenade Beverage LLC, No. 1:13-cv-00770 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2014), seems to underscore a trend of court decisions and TTAB findings where alcoholic and…
  • Sep 8

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?
    One of the most frequently asked questions in our trademark practice is, can my last name be used as a trademark? The answer is that it depends on the nature of the surname. In this blog post we will examine an example of when a surname can…
  • Aug 25

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB
    In recent years, prevailing on summary judgment motions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) has become more difficult. However, if a petitioner believes that there are no material facts in dispute, a…
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In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4584

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Sep 18

    Back

    Back
    To all of those people kind enough to pause and read my blog posts from time to time, thank you very much for your patience. I’m now back from 14 months traveling around Australia with my family and am busily catching up on things for…
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
  • May 10

    Information is magic

    Information is magic
    Whoever has the best information is most likely to succeed and on their own terms. It is difficult to overstate the importance of high quality information to the development and execution of world class IP Strategy. The best IP Strategists…
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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: 4753

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/
  • Sep 18

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information…
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
Rank this Week: 4762

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Sep 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
  • Sep 17

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes…
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
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IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
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nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
  • Sep 13

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property
    Scotland's position in the British Isles, Europe and the World Source Wikipedia In "What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property?" I discussed what…
  • Sep 10

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property
    In view of recent opinion polls I have taken another look at page 102 of the Scottish Government's white paper Scotland's Future. That contains a section headed "Intellectual Property" which consists of 4 paragraphs though only the…
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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
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
  • Sep 16

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1117 (Prost, Plager, Taranto) Thoughtful patent family planning can maximize protection of a disclosure across jurisdictions, time, and differing aspects of inventiveness and commercial importance. To build strong patent…
  • May 13

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1204 (O’Malley, Plager, Taranto) Going meta, the Federal circuit seeks to make more definite the standard for indefiniteness before the USPTO in In re Packard. The per curiam opinion offers some modest guidance for…
Rank this Week: 3139

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/
Rank this Week: 4757