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Defending SIIA Audits

Defending SIIA Audits

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). By Robert J. Scott.

http://blawg.scottandscottllp.com/defendingsiiaaudits/
Rank this Week: 1759

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 1404

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 1993

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1412

Trademark Sentinel

Trademark Sentinel

Covers trademark practice and trademark law.

http://www.trademark-sentinel.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email
    Back in the day (i.e., before November 19, 2011), trademark applicants could only list a single email address to receive electronic notices from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  However, after the most recent version of …
  • Feb 6

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark just released a new Exam Guide entitled Additional Considerations for Determining Whether Wording in a Mark Comprises a Unitary Phrase or Slogan for Purposes of Disclaimer.  The new Exam Guide can be found at…
  • Jan 16

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has redone its website at www.uspto.gov.  According to the USPTO, the new website was designed from best practices to make it easier to learn about and engage in the activities and…
Rank this Week: 2218

Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

http://businessentertainmentattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
Rank this Week: 1522

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Covers entertainment law issues affecting the film, theate, and music industries, as well as writers and screenwriters. By Joseph Lamy.

http://www.entertainmentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit
    The Rhode Island Film Tax Credit, although a controversial law, is not unlike similar laws passed in over 30 States. The Rhode Island legislature recognized that the television and movie industries can generate an infusion of capital into…
  • Feb 3

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie
    For many possible reasons, artists inquire with my entertainment law office because they feel that they are owed royalties. Sometimes, artists believe that they have not been paid enough in royalties, or sometimes, no royalties at all have…
  • Jan 31

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture
    An option agreement is one of the most common contracts by which producers secure rights to a story or concept from the screenwriter, novelist or owner of the intellectual property that is being considered for a film or television show. In an…
Rank this Week: 1633

ipmINDs

ipmINDs

Covers patent and intellectual property law.

http://ipminds.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1964

DRG Law

DRG Law

Business, intellectual property, litigation, and transactional issues from a legal and relational perspective. By Douglas R. Griess.

http://drglaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1438

Honoring the Inventor

Honoring the Inventor

Spotlights inventors and patents.

http://honoringtheinventor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Smith & Wesson IP

    Smith & Wesson IP
    Springfield, MA-based Smith & Wesson has 123 U.S. patents and patent apps, see them here.Their latest was from 11/17/2009 titled Fire Control Mechanism for a Firearm, #7,617,628 [the lone inventor for this patent is the prolific Brett…
  • Dec 10

    Scaled & Burt Rutan

    Scaled & Burt Rutan
    Scaled is Burt Rutan's company (founded in 1982, based in Mojave, CA), and the firm has four patents.Consider Fabrication of structure having structural layers and layers of controllable electrical or magnetic properties from 2001--A…
  • Nov 30

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed
    St. Louis-based Monsanto has a lot of seed patents, to the growing chagrin of some farmers.How many U.S. patents & patent apps in total?14,183.See them here.Consider their most recent patent, #7,622,660 titled Plants and seeds of hybrid corn…
Rank this Week: 1920

Stand Pat

Stand Pat

Commentary, opinion and advice on U.S. and PCT patent prosecution practice. By Graham Alig.

http://standpat.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    I Give Up

    I Give Up
    If you actually read this, (which I'm sure many people don't), here's a quick announcement: Due to the time that it takes to continuously post things on here, I'm not going to do it anymore. If you want to read my stuff, just do it on FanIQ.…
  • Nov 17

    A Case Of The Monday

    A Case Of The Monday
    Picking On The Pollster
  • Nov 17

    Blogging Day Of Rest

    Blogging Day Of Rest
    Jim Fassel Wants To Work For This Man.------------------------------------------------You Can Indeed Have A Tie Game In The NFL.Hockey Fight Of The Day
Rank this Week: 1410

Come and Take It

Come and Take It

Covers intellectual property protection litigation. By Mark Methenitis and Mary Goodrich.

http://tradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How do I learn to Trade Online

    How do I learn to Trade Online
    Read this and never worry about making money again… Featured below are the BEST TRAINING PRODUCTS available for learning how to TRADE ONLINE
  • Sep 29

    Share Trade Secret

    Share Trade Secret
    Welcome to the site that will help you find the best training products to learn how to Trade Shares Online. Are you struggling to learn how to trade shares online with out loosing your pants! Do you want to have access to proven learning…
  • Jun 19

    New Lawsuit Emerges Between Retractable Technologies and Becton

    New Lawsuit Emerges Between Retractable Technologies and Becton
    Retractable Technologies Inc. (a company who makes safety needle devices) filed another lawsuit in Texas against Becton Dickinson and Co. accusing the medical technology giant of patent infringement, false advertising and anti-competitive…
Rank this Week: 1830

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 1416

Patent Pod

Patent Pod

Covers U.S. patent law case summaries and court opinions. By Andrew P. Lahser.

http://www.patentpod.com
  • Feb 1

    Patent

    Patent
    If you have never been through the patent process before, and even if you have, do you understand the stategies and tactics used to evaluate the strength of a patent? Do you have a method for determining when an idea is worth pursuing and…
  • Feb 1

    Contact U

    Contact U
    13239 N. La Montana Drive Suite 215 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 816-9383 Office (480) 837-5378 Fax Please use email form. In order to maintain high quality, the Law Office of Andrew P. Lahser, PLC limits its practice to intellectual…
  • Feb 1

    Biography

    Biography
    Andrew P. Lahser is a registered patent attorney. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His practice is limited exclusively to intellectual property law. Professional Activities Mr.
Rank this Week: 1715

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/
  • Apr 28

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market
    Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho and head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice Anthony Lupo present, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market" in…
  • Apr 23

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform
    Fashion companies often provide uniforms and clothing allowances to their employees. If the company meets requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service, they can get tax favored treatment for those items. However, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 20

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card
    Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
Rank this Week: 2943

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money
    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money Most people assume that Social Security will take care of them when they retire; however, some things that people do jeopardize the amount of their Social Security benefit because they do not fully…
  • Apr 15

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History
    According to a 2012 study sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, baby boomers and senior citizens considered family values and family history among the most important things that you can pass on to your children. Most of…
  • Apr 7

    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?

    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?
    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?      Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building block of estate plans for people of all ages, personal backgrounds, and financial situations. But for some, a Revocable…
Rank this Week: 2645

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest…
  • Apr 23

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in…
  • Apr 22

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An intellectual property attorney for G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC ("G & G") of Campbell, California initiated a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Elsa Valdez and Tikal #2, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 4097

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 4900

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
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 2952

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 24

    RadioShack Trademark Up For Sale; Even This One Has Goodwill

    RadioShack Trademark Up For Sale; Even This One Has Goodwill
    So much for being mercilessly gouged for obscure cords and batteries in sketchy strip malls across the country.  According to its website, RadioShack “is a leading national retailer of innovative technology products and…
  • Apr 23

    WILLIE NELSON TO ROLL HIS OWN BRAND OF POT

    WILLIE NELSON TO ROLL HIS OWN BRAND OF POT
    Monday (4-20) was the unofficial holiday of stoners. With the legalization of pot in certain states, a new crop of trademarks and celebrity endorsements are growing. The latest addition is Willie Nelson, who announced he will introduce…
  • Apr 21

    The Hillary Clinton Brand

    The Hillary Clinton Brand
    Can a name, even a famous politician’s name, serve as a trademark? Any person’s name, without more, is not a trademark. A trademark must serve as a source indicator for goods or services. A person’s name simply identifies a…
Rank this Week: 3468

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 24

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the…
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
Rank this Week: 5065

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Photo negative. Daniel Morel, the photojournalist who was awarded $1.2 million in damages from news agencies that distributed his iconic Haiti earthquake pictures without his permission after he posted those pictures on Twitter, will not be…
  • Apr 21

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Home(page) renovation. In an effort to encourage return visits from the 150 million Internet users who visit Twitter every month without signing in, the social media giant has revamped its home page. Now, instead of just “a background…
  • Apr 9

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Searching social. At long last, tweets will appear in Google search results as soon as they’re sent, as the result of a deal that the two Internet giants recently struck. As part of its efforts to increase user growth and attract more…
Rank this Week: 4454

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Business Litigation: Differences between employees and contractor

    Business Litigation: Differences between employees and contractor
    News that Uber drivers in California were claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors caught my attention this week because the ramifications for many modern business models could be huge as this bizjounals article points…
  • Apr 20

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row
    Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality – the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. “We fully support net…
  • Apr 17

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?
    Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached…
Rank this Week: 3972

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Apr 24

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?
    “I received this letter from some group called BMI saying I owe money for the music I play in my restaurant/gym/community 5k raising money for a good cause/concert venue. Is this a real thing and should I respond?” Yes,…
  • Apr 17

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster
    Have you ever had those moments in life where everything seems to align? I am talking about those moments when you can feel a definite shift in the universe. This feeling is as real as if you are standing on one of those moving sidewalks in…
  • Apr 10

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire
    I can barely contain myself. I am going to see Sir Elton John in Las Vegas! For those that do not know, I am a huge Elton fan. I am such a big fan this might be my 14th Elton concert. No judgment. Growing up, my parents enrolled me in piano…
Rank this Week: 2454

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
  • Apr 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23
    Copyright infringers of books fined $37.5m in U.S. http://t.co/6VcecBJ8Xl -> World Watch: Canadian Government Closes Big Tech’s Back Door Loophole https://t.co/ZRYWeUMXo4 -> What’s in a digital signature : better…
  • Apr 23

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist
    On Wednesday, the government announced an extension of the term of protection for performers and makers of sound recordings, increasing the term from 50 years to 70 years. The announcement was widely applauded by Canadian artists, such as…
  • Apr 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-22
    Canada set to extend artist copyright term from 50 to 70 years – Music Business Worldwide http://t.co/ptVZr6HGbV -> Government of Canada Intends To Extend The Term of Copyright For Sound Recordings To 70 Years – CIMA…
Rank this Week: 2972

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/
  • Apr 24

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki
    Jane Lambert The first claimant. Intercity Telecom Limited ("Intercity"), is one of the largest independent communications service providers in UK. The second, Modern Operations Limited ("Modern"). employs…
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
Rank this Week: 2611

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 24

    World IP Day: "Don't Stop the Music"

    World IP Day: "Don't Stop the Music"
    This blogger's friends at HGF, an ambitious law firm full of intellectual property specialists, have come up with an attractive marketing ploy that can expect a wider circulation than the usual client seminars and cocktail invitations. In…
  • Apr 23

    Students' Rights - of the Intellectual Kind

    Students' Rights - of the Intellectual Kind
    To mark World IP day on Sunday, the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) is holding its 5th Parliamentary event entitled "IP : a 2020 Vision" today (23rd April) in the Conference Room of the BPI at County Hall, across the…
  • Apr 23

    Welcoming Andy Johnstone as a Member of our Blogging Team!

    Welcoming Andy Johnstone as a Member of our Blogging Team!
    Today, we are very happy to welcome a new member to our blogging team, Andy Johnstone.Your New Team Member, Andy JohnstoneAndy’s interest in copyright is rooted in his experience as a photographer. Indeed, after having spent twenty-five…
Rank this Week: 3110

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: 3072

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

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

    Docket Alarm Helps Journalists Stay Abreast of the Latest Legal New

    Docket Alarm Helps Journalists Stay Abreast of the Latest Legal New
    More than just a legal research engine, Docket Alarm is a multifaceted analytics platform and source database that journalists, day traders, and other professionals can utilize to their advantage.Instead of continuously searching disorganized…
  • Apr 15

    Taylor Swift Capitalizes on Trademark Applications to Protect Her Brand

    Taylor Swift Capitalizes on Trademark Applications to Protect Her Brand
    Taylor Swift has been raising eyebrows recently, but not for the reasons you may think. This time, instead of the 25-year-old pop star’s love life being the topic of discussion, it’s her recent legal activity. Swift & Co has…
  • Apr 3

    Using Docket Alarm, Financial Firms Can Gain Valuable Insight Into Market Fluctuation

    Using Docket Alarm, Financial Firms Can Gain Valuable Insight Into Market Fluctuation
    While Docket Alarm was built to be a one-stop legal research and analytics platform, its uses go well beyond the legal sector. Financial firms use Docket Alarm’s features to help track and analyze influential court cases that have…
Rank this Week: 2838

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/
  • Apr 23

    Invasion of Wearable Technology in the Workplace

    Invasion of Wearable Technology in the Workplace
    By Cheryl Lee Wearable Technology is one of the hottest new technology areas today. Apple Watch, Google Glass, as well as health monitoring devices like FitBit, may be some of the most well known examples of wearable technology. However,…
  • Apr 20

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger
    By Christian Kaiser Suppose you are sitting across from a hot date at a trendy restaurant downtown. Like all of the dates you get from Tinder, this date starts off great. It is intellectually stimulating. You talk about your interests. You…
  • Apr 17

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question
    By Miriam Swedlow Let’s face it; the FDA has a tough job. It must navigate the thin line between balancing public safety and facilitating business innovation. It is perpetually in the zone of “damned if they do and damned if they…
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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    RSA IP Compliance Collaboration World First

    RSA IP Compliance Collaboration World First
    [View the story "#IPCompliance Campaign Breakfast Launch" on Storify]
  • Apr 23

    Afro Leo challenges you at CEOSLEEPOUT™

    Afro Leo challenges you at CEOSLEEPOUT™
    Afro Leo has been invited to take part in the 702 Sun International CEOSLEEPOUT and is humbled to take up the challenge. After all no self respecting lion can say no to such a great cause and concept. In doing so, I am also challenging…
  • Apr 22

    ARIPO: Swakopmund Protocol to enter into force on 11 May 2015

    ARIPO: Swakopmund Protocol to enter into force on 11 May 2015
    The sixth instrument of ratification of the Swakopmund Protocol  was deposited on 11 February 2015. ARIPO has announced on its website that the Protocol will come into force on 11 May 2015, three months after the sixth ratification was…
Rank this Week: 2849

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    Fussball-WM: Maskottchen-Marke mit modischer Frisur

    Fussball-WM: Maskottchen-Marke mit modischer Frisur
    Das offizielle Maskottchen der Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft der Frauen 2015 ist eine anthropomorphe Eule, die einen Fussball hält – eingetragen in reduzierter Form als Bildmarke unter anderem im schweizerischen Markenregister…
  • Apr 20

    Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain: 5 Thesen in 10 Minuten

    Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain: 5 Thesen in 10 Minuten
    Anlässlich der heutigen Arbeitstagung «Public Domain – Gratiskultur für alle?» von Migros-Kulturprozent präsentierte ich unter anderem «5 Thesen in 10 Minuten» zur Public Domain: Es herrscht…
  • Apr 18

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #118

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #118
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Urheberrecht: «Fünf Werkzeuge, die die Arbeit mit Creative-Commons-Inhalten erleichtern können.» «Terror-Anwalt»: «Der rote Beni…
Rank this Week: 3156

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Apr 22

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane
    Prior to last year’s Supreme Court decisions in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc, 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014) and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., 134 S. Ct. 1744 (2014), district courts awarded attorney fees…
  • Apr 22

    Federal Circuit’s Initial Reaction to Teva

    Federal Circuit’s Initial Reaction to Teva
    In the nearly three months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that subsidiary factual findings in claim construction proceedings must be reviewed for clear error, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided a handful of…
  • Mar 31

    USPTO Announces Immediate Changes to AIA PTAB Page Limit

    USPTO Announces Immediate Changes to AIA PTAB Page Limit
    Responding to feedback from petitioners and patent owners, the USPTO disclosed a plan to revise the procedural rules governing post grant proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). USPTO Director Michelle K.…
Rank this Week: 2579

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study
    An IP Strategist like myself spends considerable time “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” patent strategy for medical devices and other inventions for the purposes of valuation, commercialization and otherwise. In this regard, I am…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4962

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 22

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture
    Royal Jarmon has been slowly transitioning watercolor paintings into sculptures in a technique uniquely is own.  His sculptures reproduce the same color magic he worked into his watercolors, but with added unexpected elements.…
  • Apr 14

    Seth Clark – Architecture

    Seth Clark – Architecture
    Most artists don’t think of their work as temporary.  Art is usually created with some degree of permanence, especially when it comes to architecture.  Seth Clark challenges the idea of collapsing architecture through his…
  • Apr 9

    Art Shows and Exhibitions in the Tri-State Area

    Art Shows and Exhibitions in the Tri-State Area
    Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are all bursting with must-see art exhibits this spring.  For eager artists and art-admirers alike, exhibits are the best way to go check out relevant and exciting work being produced right now.…
Rank this Week: 2886

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: 3674

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 3785

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Accelerated processing of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) applications?

    Accelerated processing of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) applications?
    Numerous industries have benefited from standard-setting organizations (SSOs), whose primary activities encompass developing, coordinating and producing technical standards intended to address the needs of affected adopters. The SSOs may…
  • Apr 15

    First non-European country begins validating European patent

    First non-European country begins validating European patent
    As earlier announced on the Awapatent IP Blog here, Tunisia and Morocco has signed an agreement with the EPO on the validation of European patents in the respective countries. Effective 1 March 2015 the agreement with Morocco entered in to…
  • Apr 15

    First non-European country begins validating European patent

    First non-European country begins validating European patent
    As earlier announced on the Awapatent IP Blog here, Tunisia and Morocco has signed an agreement with the EPO on the validation of European patents in the respective countries. Effective 1 March 2015 the agreement with Morocco entered in to…
Rank this Week: 3820

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 3578

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 21

    #dre2015 Conference Review and Wrap-Up

    #dre2015 Conference Review and Wrap-Up
    Last week, DRI hosted our very first conference, Digital Rights Europe 2015. We were absolutely delighted with the way the day went, and thrilled with the initial feedback from some of the 95 people who came through the doors on the day.…
  • Apr 1

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment
    The Law Reform Commission is now working on the area of “cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying” – a wide ranging area including “revenge pornography”, hate crime…
  • Mar 31

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference
    DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy,…
Rank this Week: 2299

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Apr 20

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. On April 22nd at 10:00 am immediately after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
  • Apr 14

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex
    As the father of two boys I am invested in my children’s education. I believe that young adults educated in Engineering and related science disciplines will be a valuable addition to our future workforce. Locally the University of Texas…
  • Apr 7

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will be offering free mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. Beginning April 8th at 10:00 am directly after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
Rank this Week: 2573

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/
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4635

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
Rank this Week: 2814

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Apr 18

    Menodoron = Menochron

    Menodoron = Menochron
    MENODORON und MENOCHRON sind verwechselbar ähnlich. Der allgemeine Verbraucher ist nicht in der Lage die Bedeutung des lateinischen Wortstamms MENO, des griechischen Wortstammes CHRON und zudem noch einen kennzeichnenden Hinweis von…
  • Apr 12

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED
    Auch wenn der Zeichenbestandteil „-med“ (wie hier in VAMED und AKTIVAMED) auf den Bereich der Medizin hindeutet, ist es nicht gerechtfertigt, ihm bei der Prüfung der Verwechslungsgefahr eine nur untergeordnete Bedeutung…
  • Apr 1

    Cercon = Ziecon

    Cercon = Ziecon
    Die Hinzufügung eines Bildbestandteils vermag eine Ähnlichkeit der Zeichen nicht auszuschließen. Sachverhalt Die Jyoti Ceramic Industries PVT. Ltd aus Indien (im Folgenden: Jyoti Ceramic) meldete die Wort/-Bildmarke…
Rank this Week: 2602

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
Rank this Week: 2336