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Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”
    Troll Defense has learned that a company claiming the copyrights to the 2014 comedy film Dumb and Dumber To has filed at least two copyright actions against individual Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.…
  • Feb 11

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed five new copyright infringement lawsuits against individual Does in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Unlike prior lawsuits filed by Dallas Buyers Club in this court, Voltage Pictures,…
  • Jan 29

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
Rank this Week: 934

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Feb 13

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible
    This opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), University of Utah Research v. Ambry Genetics Corp. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), addresses different patent claims from the same patents at issue in the seminal U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”
    An interesting invention of “how to unboil an egg,” so to speak, was recently discussed in the scientific publication, CHEMBIOCHEM. A patent is pending for this invention. A lead investigator was Dr. Gregory A. Weiss who is a…
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
Rank this Week: 1882

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 13

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”
    In February 2015, the German data protection authorities adopted a resolution with the title “Tracking of user behavior on the Internet” (German). In this resolution, the authorities urge the German government to finally transpose…
  • Feb 4

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too
    An eBay seller who has used copyright protected photos without the author’s permission and made a corresponding desist declaration is obliged not only to end the auction but rather to delete the pictures from the ended auctions…
  • Jan 30

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 3444

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
Rank this Week: 3308

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3352

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2893

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 2969

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 4189

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Feb 9

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law
    Phone companies have helped to put laws on near 20 states books to stop cities from providing fast, publicly-owned Internet access. Last month President Obama proposed that the FCC to strike down these rules, and guess who is fighting to…
  • Feb 2

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad
    Nationwide insurance ran an ad that children die of preventable accidents couldn't have been worse placed without being a parody. The sad thing is their long form ad (not aired on the Bowl) got it right.
  • Feb 1

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy
    Budweiser sponsors the NFL, a branded suite in a bordello and ads that sell their values but not their beer. This is how a half billion dollar ad budget ends up getting only a reported 4% share of drinkers 21 - 27. What's up with that?
Rank this Week: 1240

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    How to Select a Patent Attorney

    How to Select a Patent Attorney
    The entrepreneur is at a huge disadvantage when trying to select a patent attorney. The entrepreneur does not have any basis for evaluating the *quality* of an attorney’s work. Inventors and entrepreneurs are often mystified by the…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention to…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention…
Rank this Week: 1971

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

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

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 5

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright for Recipes The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has ruled that a recipe itself is not subject to copyright protection.  That said, it has noted that the layout of a…
  • Dec 11

    COMFYBALLS Too Vulgar to Be Registered as USPTO Trademark for Underwear

    COMFYBALLS Too Vulgar to Be Registered as USPTO Trademark for Underwear
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for “Vulgar” Underwear Brand The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has refused registration of the trademark COMFYBALLS, finding it too vulgar since “balls”…
  • Nov 12

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine
    Copyright infringement attorneys would be well-served to review a recent case out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.  The case involved one test preparation company suing another for copyright…
Rank this Week: 3380

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
  • Jan 5

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter
    Guest Blogger: Ashley Ann Czechowski, University at Buffalo Law student On December 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide if decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to refuse or cancel registration of…
Rank this Week: 4901

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type
    The music business is in turmoil and no one seems to know what the future holds. Even so, there are some good resources out there to help you get a handle on things. If you don’t know about Lefsetz Letter, you must check it out. Bob…
  • Jan 30

    “There’s No Good New Music”

    “There’s No Good New Music”
    “There hasn’t been any good music in forty years!” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this self-evidently ridiculous assertion, I’d be able to buy a Happy Meal. With a Super-sized Coke Zero. It’s a…
  • Jan 6

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel
    As a writer, the story you choose to tell – and how you choose to tell it – is solely your province. It’s one of the reasons you write. While it’s a rare occurrence in the world of fiction, if your story includes real,…
Rank this Week: 2447

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 31

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student
    Earlier today our attorney Damon Hickman had the privilege to judge several rounds of the Future City Competition. The purpose of the competition is to foster innovation and discovery in middle school students. Future City is a project-based…
  • Jan 31

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student
    Earlier today our attorney Damon Hickman had the privilege to judge several rounds of the Future City Competition. The purpose of the competition is to foster innovation and discovery in middle school students. Future City is a project-based…
  • Jan 29

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?
    Yes, office actions are the key to obtaining patents in Fort Worth and the Metroplex because office actions state the case the patent office has in refusing to allow a patent application.  During the process of obtaining a patent the…
Rank this Week: 1321

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
Rank this Week: 4698

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
  • Jan 28

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement
    This is not your ordinary trademark infringement case. It involves Grammy Awards ceremony tickets, allegedly sold by now ex-Recording Academy member and trademark attorney – Matthew Blakely – to alleged swindler and trademark infringer…
  • Jan 26

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
Rank this Week: 1045

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1775

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: 1355

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: 1202

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 3627

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: 1719

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: 2843

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3567

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: 2080

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jan 20

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated
    Conspiracy theorists always like to point the finger at the U.S. government, usually using farfetched, schizophrenic lines of reasoning that just makes you go, huh? But there are times when the theories sound uncomfortably plausible. That is…
  • Dec 23

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked
    Still fresh in the outraged mind of the public, the “affluenza” defense that got a rich teenager off multiple homicide charges is just another example of some flaws in the American jury system. Ethan Couch was 16 years…
  • Nov 22

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization

    The Issue of Marijuana Legalization
    Maryland is one of the 23 states (and the District of Columbia) that have most recently relaxed their laws regarding the possession of marijuana, and although Pennsylvania still holds to the old statutes, it is now decriminalized in…
Rank this Week: 1869

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
  • Dec 26

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?
    One of the reasons that explains why Rule 506 offerings have been so popular as a means of conducting a private placement is because they are exempt from state regulation.  In 1996, the National Securities Markets Improvement Act…
Rank this Week: 4733

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll
    Alleged “patent troll” strikes out for second time in its efforts to have the Vermont AG’s “unfair patent enforcement” lawsuit adjudicated in federal court. In May 2013 the State of Vermont sued MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
Rank this Week: 3802

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: 1381

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: 3709

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California
    2014 was an interesting year in data breach litigation in California at both the federal and state level.  As always is the case in data breach cases, the requirement of a cognizable harm or “standing” took center…
  • Dec 30

    An Analysis of the David Boies Sony Letter to Media Companies Part 2

    An Analysis of the David Boies Sony Letter to Media Companies Part 2
    As a follow up to my previous post, I now want to get into a liability analysis relating to the type of claims Sony could advance against media companies.  Though not addressed in the letter itself, liability is highly questionable…
  • Dec 23

    An Analysis of the David Boies Sony Letter to Media Companies Part 1

    An Analysis of the David Boies Sony Letter to Media Companies Part 1
    After serving as an industry punching bag for the last month, Sony recently decided to punch back regarding its recent data breach and attendant publicity surrounding the incident.  The method chosen by Sony was to hire one of the…
Rank this Week: 1472

'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: 1294

'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: 1591

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: 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…
Rank this Week: 1961

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    News Roundup - December 2014

    News Roundup - December 2014
    Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'China opens second intellectual property rights court Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy Swedish Supreme Court Determines Movie Piracy Fines …
  • Nov 30

    News Roundup - November 2014

    News Roundup - November 2014
    Net neutrality: FCC tells Obama to back offHas Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?CJEU asked to rule on copyright liability of operators of free and open Wi-Fi networks Operation Onymous may have exposed flaws in Tor, developers…
  • Oct 31

    News Roundup - October 2014

    News Roundup - October 2014
    Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into forceAcademic…
Rank this Week: 3978

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
Rank this Week: 923

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2185

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

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

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 19

    Nueva edición de clasificación de Niza para registro de marcas.

    Nueva edición de clasificación de Niza para registro de marcas.
    El IMPI (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, ha publicado en la Gaceta de la Propiedad Industrial, la versión 2015 de la Clasificación Internacional de Productos y Servicios para el registro de marcas establecida…
  • Feb 7

    Protección jurídica para videojuego

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

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI
    Una solicitud de declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI es un procedimiento administrativo promovido por el titular de un derecho de Propiedad Intelectual que se considera afectado por la conducta de un tercero.…
Rank this Week: 3135

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence
    Once you get that trademark filed be aware that your information is of public record, which means, unfortunately, some will mine that resource & some of those folks will send you solicitations. These solicitations often look very…
  • Dec 4

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th
    "The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December…
  • Dec 1

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 1875

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?
    Has your trademark application been rejected because the trademark examining attorney found your mark to be “confusingly similar” to an existing mark?  Under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act, the Trademark Office is…
  • Dec 4

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    The number 13 is clearly Taylor Swift’s favorite number, and it seems for good reason.  The twenty-four year old, multiple Grammy-award winner recently told E! News, “I was born on the 13th.  I turned 13 on Friday the…
  • Dec 3

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing
    Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a…
Rank this Week: 4108

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: 4874

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
Rank this Week: 2214

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 2023

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 3993

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 24

    EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevator

    EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevator
    As part of a required Clean Air Act review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) for grain elevators found at 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart DD. EPA is…
  • Oct 30

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register
    The U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) recently published two items in the Federal Register related to engine regulations. The first notice addresses mobile engines and provides some new minimum standards on maintenance, as well…
  • Jun 9

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship
    Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standards rule, nonroad diesel equipment manufacturers are required to install engines that meet current emission standards in their equipment unless an exemption…
Rank this Week: 3921

iPatentAttorney

iPatentAttorney

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. By Trenner Law Firm LLC.

http://ipatentattorney.org
  • Nov 23

    What does a business owner need to know about intellectual property?

    What does a business owner need to know about intellectual property?
    ipatentattorney Most business owners understand that the real value of their business isn’t in tangible assets. That is, the inventory, office or store space (typically a lease), furniture, shelves, even the delivery truck, is not what…
  • Apr 14

    What should a business trademark?

    What should a business trademark?
    ipatentattorney I have so many things to trademark – where do I start? I get this question all the time. First, keep in mind that the strength of a brand is in its ability to distinguish a product or service from similar products being…
  • Sep 23

    Patent Attorney In Denver Discusses Patent Ownership For Employees – Part 3 of 3

    Patent Attorney In Denver Discusses Patent Ownership For Employees – Part 3 of 3
    ipatentattorney Patent Attorney In Denver Discusses Patent Ownership For Employees – Part 3 of 3 Interviewer: Should inventors take their ideas to the company they are working for? Patent Attorney: Many companies have procedures in…
Rank this Week: 1397