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IPEstonia

IPEstonia

Intellectual property news from Estonia. By Liina Lintrop and Mikk Putk.

http://ipestonia.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1593

Austin Trademark Lawyer Blawg

Austin Trademark Lawyer Blawg

Musings on Trademark Law From a Decidedly Texas Perspective. By Christopher L. Graff.

http://austintrademarklawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    Who Owns the name Black Sabbath?

    Who Owns the name Black Sabbath?
    Ozzy Osbourne filed suit this week against guitarist Tony Iommi for claiming ownership of the band's name.  Iommi claims that Ozzy and the other band founders relinquished their rights to the name in the 1980s.  Iommi's federal registration…
  • Apr 18

    The Dumbest Trademark Demand Letter?

    The Dumbest Trademark Demand Letter?
    Marc Randazza points to one of the dumbest trademark demand letters he's ever read: dumb not because it has "the misplaced certitude, the overblown rhetoric, the baseless imputation of evil to the recipient, and over-all lack of…
  • Apr 18

    "We speak cars" lands Ford in infringement suit

    "We speak cars" lands Ford in infringement suit
    ...but the suit was apparently quickly resolved (unlike the notorious "We'll pick you up" lawsuit between Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Advantage Rent-a-Car, which went on ...and
Rank this Week: 1572

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH act and other copyright issues. Maintained by Claire Stewart, Northwestern University Library. With contributions from Paul Clough, Stu Baker and Brian Nielsen.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1434

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1490

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Dec 18

    EFF 2014 Holiday Wish List

    EFF 2014 Holiday Wish List
    For the last three years, EFF has greeted the holiday season by publishing a list of things we'd like to see happen in the coming year. Sometimes these are actions we'd like to see taken by companies, and sometimes our wishes are aimed at…
  • Dec 16

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google
    A panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious "Innocence of Muslims" video that was associated with violent protests around the world. The…
  • Dec 16

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional
    First Public Court Challenge to “Upstream” Internet SpyingOakland - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by…
Rank this Week: 2953

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Dec 18

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI

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

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)
    Protecting a sound or melody as a trade mark is challenging—applicants must not only accurately represent their sign in a way that meets the expectations of their local Trade Mark Registry, but also prove their sound, noise or jingle is…
  • Dec 17

    One plaintiff not enough to prove advertising likely to deceive reasonable consumer

    One plaintiff not enough to prove advertising likely to deceive reasonable consumer
    It seems that lately, all it takes to bring a false advertising class action regarding “all natural” or “no sugar added” representations on product packaging is the say-so of one consumer who claims the representations…
Rank this Week: 2607

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Dec 18

    IP5 Release their Annual Statistics Report

    IP5 Release their Annual Statistics Report
    Good afternoon. The world's five largest patent offices, also known as the IP5, recently released their annual Statistics Report. The Report analyzes and overviews the operations and patent procedures among the Offices, while also providing a…
  • Dec 12

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good afternoon. An exciting week of patent news has come and gone. Read on for more information: Michelle Lee is waiting on the Senate to quickly approve her nomination as director of the USPTO. However, Republicans will not allow a ……
  • Dec 11

    WIPO’s December PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s December PCT Newsletter Recap
     Good afternoon. We've compiled a shortlist of highlights from WIPO's December PCT newsletter, an invaluable resource for IP professionals and patent applicants looking to stay up to date with changes made to the PCT system. Please see…
Rank this Week: 4018

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Dec 18

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Women

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Women
    Late last week, a Special Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females (“Report”), for the period 1995-2013, was issued.  The results are based on information taken from the U.S. Department of…
  • Nov 6

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault
    In the Spring of 2014, MIT launched a survey of all of its undergraduate and graduate students (just under 11,000), related to issues of student sexual assault.  More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students responded, or about 35%…
  • Oct 31

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?
    A few weeks ago, Inside Higher Ed issued its 2014 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers.  Like Inside Higher Ed’s other surveys, this one provides very interesting reading. Among the topics covered in this…
Rank this Week: 2770

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

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

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API
    Docket Alarm is proud to announce the release of an API client libraryto access court documents on PACER.  An API allows software developers to build programs that access data in a structured way. Software developers use APIs to…
  • Dec 5

    Law360 Announces Intellectual Property MVPs for 2014

    Law360 Announces Intellectual Property MVPs for 2014
    Docket Alarm would like to congratulate this year’s Law360 Intellectual Property MVPs. The 2014 class includes both veterans and up-and-comers, with almost all of the recipients having practices focused on patent litigation. Daralyn…
  • Nov 13

    One of YouTube's Biggest Stars Fights Back in Copyright Lawsuit

    One of YouTube's Biggest Stars Fights Back in Copyright Lawsuit
    Self-made mogul Michelle Phan is embroiled in a legal battle over her use of music in her popular YouTube videos.Phan’s legal troubles began in July when music label, Ultra Records, filed a suit against her for copyright infringement.…
Rank this Week: 2753

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 2668

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 3116

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Dec 18

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan
    LITAN: ''Cross industry variation in the use of patents shouldn’t mean that we should just junk the patent system. As I said, the alternatives to go to a system of trade secrets which has very, I think, suboptimal social implications…
  • Dec 18

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014
    The Disclosure Revolution is an ongoing process that has transformed patent law over the last couple of decades. While courts continue to say, “The claims define the invention,” decision after decision rewrites broad claim terms…
  • Dec 17

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal
    Yesterday, as authorized by the AIA, the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees. As you might expect, the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…
Rank this Week: 3991

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 4513

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Douala (Cameroon) hosts important OAPI meeting

    Douala (Cameroon) hosts important OAPI meeting
    This is a report by Aminou Ndala TITA based in Cameroon on developments at OAPI:fancy new logoThe Board of Directors of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) held its 54th Ordinary Session in Douala, the…
  • Dec 15

    OAPI accedes to Madrid Protocol

    OAPI accedes to Madrid Protocol
    By Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 203: Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, WIPO informs us of the accession by the African Intellectual Property Organization (a.k.a. OAPI) to the…
  • Dec 14

    IP policies in Africa no.45: South Africa

    IP policies in Africa no.45: South Africa
    This is by far the easiest national IP policy overview to write in this series because Afro-IP has been providing a running commentary on South Africa's draft IP policy since its publication in September 2013. The links to these posts are far…
Rank this Week: 2364

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

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

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
  • Nov 19

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What rights does a translator have? I translated a non-English script into English. All of the prior translations were very bad, which is why I did my own.  Everyone…
Rank this Week: 3172

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility
    In a case styled as In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (also known as Myriad v. Ambry), the Federal Circuit held four of Myriad’s “primer” claims and two of Myriad’s detection…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    The USPTO has issued new “Interim Guidance” for determining whether claims are eligible for patenting under 35 USC § 101. Although the new guidance technically applies to all technologies and all types of claims, Applicants…
  • Dec 14

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision
    Less than a month after their case was argued at the Federal Circuit, Illumina Inc. and Sequenom Inc. have announced a deal to settle their patent infringement litigation. While I haven’t seen an order dismissing the case, that is…
Rank this Week: 2380

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
  • Dec 17

    BlueIron IP - Financing Patent

    BlueIron IP - Financing Patent
    BlueIron IP finances patents for companies where the cost of capital is high. Your capital is very expensive as a startup, and needs to be used to develop prototypes, marketing, building inventory, fulfilling sales, and general expenses.…
  • Oct 6

    Patents for Defending Your Company

    Patents for Defending Your Company
    Many entrepreneurs and business owners want patents that will defend their company against competitors, but few companies actually have a proactive plan for investing their patent assets wisely. To defend your company, you want patents…
  • Oct 6

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine
    In almost all circumstances, an entrepreneur or startup company should NOT get a provisional patent application. The main purpose of the provisional application is to *delay* the patent process. A delay is very useful for circumstances,…
Rank this Week: 2376

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

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

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

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger
             During this sabbatical year, I have had more opportunities for air travel. While I still marvel at the opportunity to be somewhere on the other side of the globe in a day, I cannot believe how…
Rank this Week: 4597

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
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 3218

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Dec 17

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more
    The 2014 word of the year, according to Oxford English Dictionary, is “Vape.”  According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog: So, what does vape mean? It originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.…
  • Dec 16

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam
    Despite the best efforts of many, scammers continue to take advantage of trademark owners. When applicants file to register trademarks with the USPTO their application data becomes part of a public record. A variety of scammer then take that…
  • Dec 11

    Sports announcer trademark

    Sports announcer trademark
    Recently, longtime college basketball announcer Bill Rafferty made some headlines with his applications to register some of his well known phrases. Rafferty filed to register ONIONS and WITH A KISS. The challenge with such trademarks is…
Rank this Week: 4601

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3019

Trademark To Go

Trademark To Go

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

http://trademarktogo.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    “Eat mor… Kale?”

    “Eat mor… Kale?”
    If you live in the United States, chances are you’re familiar with “eat mor chikin.” It’s the whimsical slogan of Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain. It’s also their (very valuable) trademark. So when a Vermont man…
  • Dec 11

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    So you’re promoting your website, product, or service with an #AwesomeHashtag. You want to protect your creative genius. Can you trademark a hashtag? How do you trademark a hashtag? Yes, you can trademark a hashtag. And you trademark it…
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Trademark Scam

    Beware of Trademark Scam
    It’s a sad truth that every industry has its predators. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a number of trademark scams. In fact, the US Patent and Trademark Office even has a page dedicated to trademark scams. These often take the form of…
Rank this Week: 2539

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Dec 16

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review
    Post grant inter partes review proceedings have lowered the hurdle to invalidate U.S. patents. The “broadest reasonable construction” of the claims and the lower burden to prove invalidity (by a preponderance of the evidence) of…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
    On December 15th, 2014, the USPTO released its much anticipated revised subject matter eligibility examination guidance to assist patent examiners evaluate inventions that may be related to any one of the three judicial exceptions to subject…
  • Dec 7

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent trilogy of patent-eligibility decisions (Prometheus, Myriad and Alice) have called into question the validity of many U.S. patents on diagnostic medical methods. Nevertheless, legal battles ensue and to…
Rank this Week: 2626

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory
    McSweet LLC (“Applicant”) filed two trademark applications to register the mark MCSWEET for “pickled gourmet vegetables, namely, pickled cocktail onions, pickled garlic, and pickled, marinated olive medley” and…
  • Nov 29

    Anthropologie’s TTAB Victory – Services And Goods Held To Be Related

    Anthropologie’s TTAB Victory – Services And Goods Held To Be Related
    Happy Green Company LLC, (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for the mark Anthō for goods in International Class 3 including, but not limited to…
  • Nov 16

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA
    United Trademark Holdings, Inc. (Applicant) filed an application for the mark ZOMBIE CINDERELLA in standard character format for dolls. The Examining Attorney refused registration pursuant to § 2(d) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 2996

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon and Brian P. O’Shaughnessy The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidelines for determining patent eligible subject matter following recent groundbreaking precedent, including Alice…
  • Nov 11

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist
    Valley Forge, PA | November 2014 – Jonathan H. Spadt has accepted an invitation to speak in Frankfurt, Germany, at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemists in March, 2015. The Society of…
  • Oct 30

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon The America Invents Act (AIA) changed U.S. patent law from a first to invent (FTI) system to a first inventor to file (FITF) system. This change took effect on March 16, 2013, when the new 35 U.S.C. §§…
Rank this Week: 3748

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview
    On average, the U.S. Supreme Court historically hears fewer than one patent case each term. For example, in the 14 years between 1982 and 1995, the Court decided only five patent cases. In the seven years between 1995 and 2001, it decided…
  • Dec 9

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner
    Beginning in 2015, significant changes to Canadian trademark law likely will go into effect. Because the United States is by far Canada’s most important trading partner, and Canada is the leading destination for U.S. exports, these…
  • Dec 1

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project
    On November 18, 2014, the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section (“IPLS”) officially launched the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project. The Project is a collaboration of the IPLS, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,…
Rank this Week: 2549

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Dec 16

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently addressed the issue of inherency in an obviousness analysis. Parr Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. December 3, 2014). Parr patented a method of…
  • Dec 6

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been repeatedly stepping into the patent law arena recently. Unfortunately, rather than creating certainty, this is raising many questions about what is patent eligible subject matter. The U.S. Supreme Court’s…
  • Nov 23

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) addresses whether there is infringement when contracting and price negotiation occurred inside the U.S. but the actual transfer of title to the products occurred outside…
Rank this Week: 3401

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
  • Dec 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from the past week.Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem  (AP)Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone…
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
Rank this Week: 4432

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
  • Dec 4

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen
    A decision from the Danish Supreme Court arose the public’s anger in September 2014 even though the decision – in my opinion – is correct. The Danish restaurant chain Jensen’s Bøfhus claimed that Sæby…
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
Rank this Week: 3559

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/
  • Dec 16

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data
    You might have noticed that the US government is bringing a case against Microsoft demanding that it turn over user emails held in its Dublin facilities based on a US search warrant. This is a worrying overreach: the US authorities…
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
Rank this Week: 2186

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Dec 16

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada
    In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark registration that has a renewal date close to this time period will face issues regarding the…
  • Dec 12

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding
    Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark…
  • Dec 11

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”
    Back in the 1960’s, legendary bluesman Muddy Waters wrote a song called “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had.” Now, it is Sony Pictures that is singing the blues, as damages continue to mount following the…
Rank this Week: 3414

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What is a Statutory Agent?

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    If your plans for 2015 include starting a business, you need to understand what a statutory agent is. Starting a business usually begins with filing paperwork with your state’s corporation commission to create an LLC or a corporation…
  • Dec 10

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur
    We’ve made it to December 2014! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. I don’t know aobut your industry but most people stop calling their lawyers around the 15th or 20th of the month. (Exception: DUI attorneys.)…
  • Dec 1

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended
    Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, at the request of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called for the enforcement of Arizona’s “revenge porn” law and legal…
Rank this Week: 2494

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 15

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

    Kanzleiferien: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!
    Die Anwaltskanzlei bleibt über die Festtage bis Anfang 2015 geschlossen. Steiger Legal wünscht – ohne Wenn und Aber – frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch in ein glückliches neues Jahr! Foto: Flickr/Marius…
  • Dec 8

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei

    Irrtum: Kein Urheberrecht ohne Copyright-Hinwei
    Bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen im Zusammenhang mit Fotos auf Websites führen die Abgemahnten häufig an, sie dürften die Fotos mangels Copyright-Hinweis frei verwenden. Sie unterliegen damit einem weit verbreiteten…
  • Dec 8

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»

    Staatliche Überwachung mit «Security by Obscurity»
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF»), in der Schweiz unter anderem für die Internet-Überwachung zuständig, sowie der Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) setzen auf…
Rank this Week: 2856

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/
  • Dec 15

    District Court of Berlin: Google Germany not responsible for ‘right to be forgotten’-request

    District Court of Berlin: Google Germany not responsible for ‘right to be forgotten’-request
    On 21 August 2014, the District Court of Berlin ruled (27 O 293/14, German) that the subsidiary of Google in Germany, Google Germany GmbH, is not responsible for the fulfillment of requests of natural persons under the so called ‘right…
  • Nov 28

    Creative Commons and “non-commercial” use of works on website

    Creative Commons and “non-commercial” use of works on website
    In a very recent ruling of 31 October 2014, the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (“OLG”) has further defined the scope of “commercial use” within the meaning of the Creative Commons Licenses de.creativecommons.org.…
  • Nov 21

    Do XING profiles require a masthead?

    Do XING profiles require a masthead?
    This past summer, a decision of the Stuttgart Regional Court became known by the name #XINGGATE. In its decision (LG Stuttgart, decision of June 27, 2014 – file number: 11 O 51/14), the court held XING profiles to be independent…
Rank this Week: 2334

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie

    MBBP’s Chip Wry Featured in Latest Edition of Business Entitie
    Thomson Reuters has published an article written by MBBP’s Chip Wry in its November/December issue of Business Entities.  Chip’s article, entitled Tax Consequences of Issuing Convertible Notes for a…
  • Dec 12

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud

    Upcoming MBBP Event: Get Your Head in the Cloud
    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, MBBP will host the Women’s Bar Association event entitled Get Your Head in the Cloud. A panel of experts will lead a discussion on the basics of cloud computing, how corporations are…
  • Dec 8

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Insider Trading
    By: Mark Tarallo  Continuing its crackdown on insider trading activities, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced on November 21 that it had filed charges against an executive of GenTek, Inc. and his…
Rank this Week: 4282

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2217

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"

    Court Dismisses Copyright Claims Alleging Infringing Use of the Word "Oh"
    This copyright infringement case involved plaintiff's allegation that defendants' use of the word "oh" in an audio recording and music video infringed plaintiff's copyrights in a composition and recording in which "oh" appears once. The…
  • Nov 25

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    The amicus curiae briefs are piling up in connection with the Ninth Circuit's decision to rehear en banc Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of…
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 2792

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: 2911

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Software Patent Apocalypse?

    Software Patent Apocalypse?
    The data coming out of the district courts and the USPTO make it fairly apparent that the “Software Patent Apocalypse” may be here, at least for the foreseeable future. This result has been widely predicted since the US Supreme…
Rank this Week: 5057

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Dec 12

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014
    My long time readers and friends know this girl loves a countdown show.  So, why should my blog be any different? This year, visitors from 88 countries visited this site! Some found their way by Twitter others from searching…
  • Nov 21

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE
    I love the film community that is steadily growing in Mississippi.  Thanks to the work by the Mississippi Film Office, there is a continuous stream of films (with a budget and well-known actors!) being filmed in and around the Magnolia…
  • Nov 14

    Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’

    Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’
    I love Pinterest.  There is something productive feeling about creating your own mini-magazines showcasing your dream home, your ideal wedding or every tip you could find on treating your pets.  Let’s not forget the…
Rank this Week: 3173

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/
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

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

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
Rank this Week: 2734

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Dec 11

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?

    Animals in Entertainment – How and To What Extent are They Protected?
                In the legal world, animals are considered property. This categorization makes sense in many aspects, as animals cannot bring suit. As property, animals do not have rights,…
  • Dec 5

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie

    The End of the Reserve System, The Beginning of Big Salarie
    “After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, ‘Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?’ I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that…
  • Dec 3

    So About That New Lightsaber…

    So About That New Lightsaber…
    (Featured Photo: CinemaBlend) The new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer has been making waves across cyberspace over the last few days, and no topic has been as hotly debated as that of the new lightsaber. Whether you love it…
Rank this Week: 2936

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
  • Nov 21

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark
    IPNews® - Lucasfilm, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, has filed a trademark opposition against a small brewery in Syracuse, N.Y. Empire Brewing Co. wants to trademark a German lager it calls "Empire Strikes Bock," which has grown…
Rank this Week: 2452

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them
    A restriction requirement is an assertion by the examiner that the claims of a patent application are directed to two or more independent and distinct inventions. See MPEP Section 803 for more information. A common restriction requirement is…
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
Rank this Week: 4158

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    The Necessity of Ashok Gadgil: UV Waterworks and Practical Innovation

    The Necessity of Ashok Gadgil: UV Waterworks and Practical Innovation
     “It’s like you find a puzzle, but the nice thing about this puzzle is that if you solve it you’re making people’s lives better.” - Ashok Gadgil UV Waterworks Source: “Life saving – drinking…
  • Dec 4

    Exosphere: Renovating Innovation, Renewing Startup Culture

    Exosphere: Renovating Innovation, Renewing Startup Culture
    Exosphere is an innovation hub with a difference. Skinner Layne, Founder and Chairman of  the Chile-based “learning and problem-solving community”, explains the philosophy that guides Exosphere, provides some…
  • Dec 3

    IP Crime: A Primer on India’s Trademark Infringement Law

    IP Crime: A Primer on India’s Trademark Infringement Law
     Editor’s Note: This post takes a look the consequences of infringing trademarks and other actions that are considered “IP crime” under Indian criminal laws. India’s attempts to take stricter measures to curb…
Rank this Week: 2787