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Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Sep 8

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”
    The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge.  The group posted to Facebook…
  • Sep 5

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow
    The USPTO will be hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).  The FITF provisions became…
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
Rank this Week: 2950

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Sep 8

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?
    In May 2013, Judge Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit predicted that the court’s decision in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. would result in the “death of hundreds of…
  • Sep 2

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so
    To help a patent attorney prepare a patent application, inventors often provide a copy of a manuscript for an upcoming technical journal, research publication or white paper. The manuscript often goes into great detail to…
  • Aug 15

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?
    Should I patent my invention or keep it a trade secret?  Inventors often ask me this question.  And after a recent court decision and USPTO actions that raise the bar for patenting software inventions, the question is becoming…
Rank this Week: 1190

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 8

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age
    Slowly but surely, New York has established itself as a hub for technology companies and tech-based startups. According to a recent article in the New York Post, “[i]n the past […]
  • Aug 20

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work
    Recent UK legislation is causing concern for authors, musicians and photographers who publish and sell their work online.  Similar to the Orphan Works Bill 2008 in the US, the Enterprise […]
  • Aug 13

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
Rank this Week: 2588

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: 3984

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 5

    Threat Alert! The Danger of Artistic Expression in Social Media

    Threat Alert! The Danger of Artistic Expression in Social Media
    By Farah Ali “There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts.” Would you consider this a threat if you…
  • Aug 27

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?
    By Doug Logan Many Americans have detailed instructions addressing the dissolution of their assets after they pass away. However, many people are facing a new challenge: what happens to their digital assets? What happens to their pictures,…
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
Rank this Week: 3054

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
  • Aug 29

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page
    The answer may surprise you. This dispute over ownership of Facebook ‘likes’ pits the creator of a fan Facebook page for a TV show against the television network that owns the show.  The facts of the dispute are as…
  • Aug 22

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine
    Recently, Wikimedia (the entity behind Wikipedia) has refused repeated requests from professional photographer David Slater to remove from one of his most famous photos from its royalty free photo collection website.  The photo at issue…
Rank this Week: 2450

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3159

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 5

    Diver Down

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

    Last Year at Greer

    Last Year at Greer
    The Nashville Sounds have played their home games at Greer Stadium since 1978. Tonight is the final home game; the Sounds will begin playing at their new stadium next season. Greer was built due to the efforts of a colorful Nashvillian, Larry…
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
Rank this Week: 1962

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Sep 4

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range

    Uzi Death at Arizona Gun Range
    In a bizarre twist of fate, an Arizona gun instructor was killed by a 9-year-old girl wielding, of all things, a 9-mm submachine gun, popularly known as an Uzi. The gun range, Bullets and Burgers, catered to tourists who made the one-hour…
  • Aug 5

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug
    Deadly biological agent rears its head abroad, and infected U.S. citizens throw caution to the winds by using an experimental drug not yet approved for human testing. The Ebola virus claimed the lives of more than 900 people in West Africa,…
  • Jul 11

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare
    The massive brouhaha following the unprecedented recall by automaker General Motors of approximately 18 million vehicles for defects has automakers and suppliers scrambling to beef up on liability avoidance training. GM has already been…
Rank this Week: 2727

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/
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
Rank this Week: 4097

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/
  • Sep 2

    Should I Write My Own Will?

    Should I Write My Own Will?
    I’m sure you have heard this less than eloquent phrase before – “Garbage in, garbage out.” The phrase is typically used in computer programming and scientific research. Unfortunately, it also applies to the law, legal…
  • Aug 18

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation
    Attendees at a farm show in neighboring Minnesota heard important information about the special types of estate planning available for farmers to facilitate transferring family farms to future generations in the most advantageous way…
  • Aug 1

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child
    August means “back to school” time for many families. That often translates to a lot of shopping, whether it’s new clothes, new books or new computers, especially if your child is preparing to go away to college. For those…
Rank this Week: 3800

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 4852

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
  • May 13

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
Rank this Week: 4966

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/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 1555

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

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

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 3633

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 27

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer…
  • Aug 7

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention. As more fully reported in an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, British photographer…
  • Aug 7

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
Rank this Week: 3600

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

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

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

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

    Public Performance

    Public Performance
    The rights to screen soccer games continue to generate interesting law in Israel. In this previous post, I discussed a Supreme Court case bright by Charlton Ltd., allegedly the sole holder of broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup games in…
  • May 18

    Compensation For Service Invention

    Compensation For Service Invention
    The Committee for Compensation and Royalties established under the Israeli Patent Act- 1967 is a committee that definitely needs a snazzier name. In any event, a recent decision of the Committee held that an employee may waive compensation…
Rank this Week: 2162

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Aug 26

    No, Your Musical Cat and Artistic Dog Aren’t Going to Make You Rich

    No, Your Musical Cat and Artistic Dog Aren’t Going to Make You Rich
    The plight of David Slater, a British nature photographer, has recently been in the news.  Mr. Slater travelled to Indonesia in 2011 in order to photograph the crested black macaque.  During the shoot, one of the animals…
  • Aug 19

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal
    The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) opened the door to widespread use of crowdfunding for financing new projects and ideas.  As a result of the JOBS Act, the use of crowdfunding platforms has increased…
  • Aug 4

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three
    A couple of weeks ago we wrote about recent European administrative and court cases that ended in bad news for U.S. trademark owners (Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever). Proving that bad things can happen…
Rank this Week: 2212

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive
           Comcast has executed a near perfect strategy to convince the Justice Department, FCC and public that the merger with Time Warner has great benefits.  The game plan shows mostly great finesse,…
  • Jun 26

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage
                   Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereodecision.  The decision underscores the value in…
  • Jun 25

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
Rank this Week: 1541

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • Aug 22

    Cambio en el sistema de oposiciones, marcas ofensivas y un mono.

    Cambio en el sistema de oposiciones, marcas ofensivas y un mono.
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho El rumor es verdad: El IMPI cambiará sistema de oposiciones.  Después de la adhesión de México al Protocolo de Madrid se rumoraba que el IMPI cambiaría…
  • Aug 11

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho La importación paralela es el supuesto que se presenta cuando un importador sin licencia de uso de marca o sin autorización del fabricante ingresa al país mercancía…
  • Jul 15

    Re: Amor por Mexicana

    Re: Amor por Mexicana
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho En días pasados el autor de la columna Capitanes del periódico Reforma refirió que varias personas tenían la intención de sacar provecho de la marca Mexicana…
Rank this Week: 3300

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 22

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

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

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
  • Jun 24

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
Rank this Week: 3311

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 22

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)
    The startup industry keeps on coming up with new innovative solutions to seed financing.  The latest trend is convertible equity.  Two startup venture funds and incubators, 500 Startups and Y Combinator, recently released their…
  • Aug 22

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC
    As I previously discussed in my blog here, the SEC does not have a mandate to regulate Bitcoin. Not unless it is used in a securities offering, especially in an unregistered initial public offering conducted over the Internet in violation of…
  • Aug 6

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)
    We are still waiting for the SEC to issue final rules with respect to the Title III crowdfunding that will allow the U.S. companies to issue up to $1 million in securities to non-accredited investors through the online funding portals. So,…
Rank this Week: 4438

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
  • Jul 8

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law…
Rank this Week: 2109

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/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
Rank this Week: 3338

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Why we sued Getty Image

    Why we sued Getty Image
    On August 20, 2014, our firm filed a lawsuit on our own behalf against Getty Images, Inc.  Why did we do it?  Here is why. On July 1, 2014, our firm received an unsigned letter from Getty Images Inc. that claimed unauthorized…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent
    The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a software patent for a process that lessens settlement risk for trades of financial instruments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l might not jump out as a win for software…
  • May 25

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?
    It is well understood that architectural plans are protected by copyright.  But what about architectural works “as built?”  Does the architect who retains ownership in his or her work have the right to stop others from…
Rank this Week: 1988

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 4870

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!
    Every time a restaurant, nightclub or other performance venue permits performance of a song (such as by radio (with certain exceptions), CD or live performance), the venue owes to the rights holder of the song a royalty for playing that song.…
  • Aug 11

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein
    Abduction!, the world’s hottest online game from the world’s hottest online game developer, the anonymous shadow figure known to the world only as Poniard (think, an online Banksy), accuses real-life media mogul, William Bishop,…
  • Aug 10

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch
    The legal thriller genre owes its current popularity to the ever-prolific John Grisham. But Grisham has overstayed his welcome and now seems to write from rote. Welcome debut novelist R. P. Finch, who – like Grisham and Scott Turrow…
Rank this Week: 2091

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.
    At QCO we make a point of calling things by their right names, and of encouraging others to do so.  For example, we always talk about "copyright restrictions", instead of using the pro-monopoly propaganda word "copyright…
Rank this Week: 3298

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Aug 15

    Searching for Prior Art

    Searching for Prior Art
    A question that is often asked by new inventors is:  should I do a prior art search before filing a patent application?  The answer, as in most areas of law and life in general, is that it depends. For individual inventors and…
  • Jul 30

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again
    The Federal Circuit has again permitted the PTO to overrule a decision by a district court, affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.  As in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., Judge O’Malley has issued a…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US
    A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted.  Thus, if a…
Rank this Week: 1452

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe
    The Takeaway:  In the 4th post in this Strategic Patenting Series, a case study is presented of a company that created durable market-making patent protection for a successful consumer product innovation using a disciplined patenting…
  • Jul 17

    Strategic Patenting Part 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value

    Strategic Patenting Part 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value
    The Take Away:  Those seeking to generate market-making patent coverage for new innovations must recognize that patent coverage should focus not on how the problem is solved but instead on the benefits provided to the customer.…
  • Jul 17

    Strategic Patenting 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value

    Strategic Patenting 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value
    The Take Away:  Those seeking to generate market-making patent coverage for new innovations must recognize that patent coverage should focus not on how the problem is solved but what the benefits are provided to the customer.  Most…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • Aug 8

    United States Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank – Software is Still Patentable

    United States Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank – Software is Still Patentable
    Recently, the United States Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank ruling impacted the scope of software patents. Some opined that software was no longer patentable. Software and computer implemented inventions are impacted but the…
  • Jun 25

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement
    3D printing is an exciting field of technology and has made some great advances recently. It is a disruptive technology with the capability to transform the manufacturing industry.  Relatively inexpensive hardware and openly available…
  • May 26

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act
    The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with the some…
Rank this Week: 2814

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/
  • Aug 7

    Trademark Genericness: May be Generic in One Region and Not Another

    Trademark Genericness: May be Generic in One Region and Not Another
    The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgement, which was based upon the argument that Plaintiff’s claimed service mark, VNA, was generic.  The…
  • Jul 21

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip
    There was no finding of UnIntellectual Property in this case out of the Tenth Circuit, but it did highlight two items that I believe are worthy of note to any copyright attorney, especially those litigating copyright infringement cases…
  • Jun 25

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Information Posted on the Internet and Generally Known The United States District Court for the District of Maryland analyzed several alleged trade secrets as part of a lawsuit involving six…
Rank this Week: 3328

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
Rank this Week: 3115

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 1814

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
Rank this Week: 2935

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 3713

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 4918

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

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

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 3646

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
Rank this Week: 2542

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: 2680

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

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

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 4069

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: 3362

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

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

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

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

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

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 4268

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Jul 15

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust
    Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 10, 2014) In this false marking case, one of a handful of qui tam false marking cases filed before the Forest Group floodgates opened in late 2009, the Federal Circuit held that…
  • Jun 7

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?
    Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instrucments, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court June 2, 2014) As has been written about at length, the Supreme Court has rejected the "insolubly ambiguous" test finding it "does not satisfy" 35 U.S.C. 112 P2 and has…
  • May 9

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO
    In re Packard (Fed Cir. May 6, 2014) In this case, the Federal Circuit considered the question of "what standard for indefiniteness should the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") apply to pre-issuance claims?"  The applicant…
Rank this Week: 3947

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1599