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Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 2

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change
    As noted in our earlier post, the Better Business Bureau recently updated its Code of Advertising for the first time since 1985.  There are many changes throughout the Code, from major substantive additions to minor revisions to…
Rank this Week: 4611

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/
  • Mar 19

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update
    You may have seen on social media that today is #DigitalRightsMatter day, which is really to say, today is like every other day. Because, for an increasing number of people in the world, digital rights matter every single day. Being able to…
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
Rank this Week: 2590

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    What is acquired distinctiveness?

    What is acquired distinctiveness?
    A trademark has acquired distinctiveness if it has become known in the industry after several years of use as designating the source of the goods or services on which it is used. Continue reading →
  • Mar 13

    What is an RCE?

    What is an RCE?
    An RCE is a request made in a pending patent application to obtain continued examination after the application has received a final rejection and examination of the application has been closed. Continue reading →
  • Feb 10

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office
    The US Patent and Trademark Office rolled out a new website recently. It is intended to improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4279

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Covering the latest news and legal developments in trademark law. By Ryan Gile.

http://www.vegastrademarkattorney.com/
  • Mar 16

    Righthaven Remembered

    Righthaven Remembered
    It’s hard to believe that Righthaven, the company that was going to change the news media business by applying the patent lawsuit business model to the enforcement of copyrights, filed its first series of lawsuits five years to…
  • Mar 5

    Hakkasan denied preliminary injunctive relief in cybersquatting case for failure to establish irreparable harm

    Hakkasan denied preliminary injunctive relief in cybersquatting case for failure to establish irreparable harm
    Trademark attorneys in the Ninth Circuit continue to face the fallout from last year’s Ninth Circuit decision in Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management, Inc., 736 F.3d 1239, 1249 (9th Cir. 2013), cert. denied,…
  • Aug 27

    Marc Lurie/AirFX.com Wins Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim Against AirFX, LLC on Summary Judgment

    Marc Lurie/AirFX.com Wins Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim Against AirFX, LLC on Summary Judgment
    AirFX,LLC (“Defendant”), the owner of the trademark AirFX, suffered a defeat last week in its attempt to “acquire” (or as some might say “hijack”) the domain name www.airfx.com from its current registrant, Marc Lurie (“Lurie”…
Rank this Week: 4856

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

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

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

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

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity
    Part 1 of this series introduced some of the key issues in the world of Caribbean IPR. Part 2 will take a look at the need for increased regional co-operation and the role of ... The post IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity…
Rank this Week: 3003

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2580

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 5053

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 3014

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.
    March 9, 2015 — We can’t wait for April 26! The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released the theme for World IP Day 2015!  This year’s theme is Get up, stand up. For music. Below is a copy of...Read…
  • Feb 24

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria
    February 24, 2015 — Earlier this month, the Trademarks Registry in Nigeria released a new journal containing trademark applications filed online using its e-filing portal.  Chances are, if you are an IP lawyer in Nigeria, you may…
  • Feb 24

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria

    Five Interesting Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria | Trademarks in Nigeria
    February 24, 2015 — Earlier this month, the Trademarks Registry in Nigeria released a new journal containing trademark applications filed online using its e-filing portal.  Chances are, if you are an IP lawyer in Nigeria, you may…
Rank this Week: 3530

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Mar 7

    Risk of Using Resistance Band

    Risk of Using Resistance Band
    What about the risks related to the use of resistance bands? We often hear of their benefits and exercises, but seldom do the injuries they can inflict upon us. Fortunately, there are ways and tips to reduce the damage and use them properly.…
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band
    We hear about resistance bands and their benefits from every side nowadays, but one question remains: do we need to be strong to use resistance tubes? Despite your apprehensions and doubts, the answer is no, you don’t have to since they…
  • Feb 21

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?
    Several factors must be taken into account when buying resistance tubes, the most important being their manufacturing method. As surprising as this sounds, there are huge differences between dipped and extruded bands. They make the basis of…
Rank this Week: 5075

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 4847

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Mar 3

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure…
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Segment 1 (00:50:11) More Show notes for this one…
  • Dec 30

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming…
Rank this Week: 4544

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4002

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
Rank this Week: 3148

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 3881

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 4196

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
Rank this Week: 4624

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Feb 24

    Alice Flyover

    Alice Flyover
    Alice Lesson #14: If possible, add an airplane to your claims. U.S. Patent No. 8,965,812 Evaluating commodity conditions using aerial image data Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co. Issued: February 24, 2015 1. A method for evaluating the…
  • Feb 10

    Wonderland

    Wonderland
  • Feb 7

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!
    Today brings the best teaching example I've seen on the importance of promptly responding to Office Actions. Every patent practitioner knows that there are statutory periods to respond to USPTO Office Actions. Typically, they are six…
Rank this Week: 3844

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
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
Rank this Week: 4595

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
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
  • Feb 2

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Personalized medicine has a friend in high places. President Obama recently announced an initiative to support “precision” or personalized medicine. In very general terms, the President stated during his 2015 State of the Union…
Rank this Week: 4520

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 3852

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
Rank this Week: 4439

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Feb 18

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision
    Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court.  Ultramercial, Inc. and…
  • Feb 6

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee
    On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services.  The TEAS Reduced Fee…
  • Jan 14

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 4413

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

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

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

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

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

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

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

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
Rank this Week: 2820

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

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

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible

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

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

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

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

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
Rank this Week: 3576

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 13

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

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

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

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

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

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 2695

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

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

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

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

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

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

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

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
Rank this Week: 3624

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 2489

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4430

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/
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UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Feb 9

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

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

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad

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

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy

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

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal
    In a decision imparting more certainty to the Post Grant Review process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “CAFC”) held that it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent and Trademark Office’s (the…
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
    Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property group prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in the trademark matter entitled Hana Financial v. Hana Bank.  574 U.S. ___ (2015).  Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous…
  • Jan 23

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling
    On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling.  Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4434

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

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

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 5

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection

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

    COMFYBALLS Too Vulgar to Be Registered as USPTO Trademark for Underwear

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

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine
    Copyright infringement attorneys would be well-served to review a recent case out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.  The case involved one test preparation company suing another for copyright…
Rank this Week: 2453

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

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

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student

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

    Future City Competition for North Texas Student

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

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?

    Are Office Actions the Key to Obtaining a Patent?
    Yes, office actions are the key to obtaining patents in Fort Worth and the Metroplex because office actions state the case the patent office has in refusing to allow a patent application.  During the process of obtaining a patent the…
Rank this Week: 2980

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 31

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

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

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

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

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
Rank this Week: 4118

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

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

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

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

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

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

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

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

Trademark To Go

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

http://trademarktogo.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee

    Trademark To Go Reduces Fee
    As you may know by now, the USPTO made the recent decision to reduce its application fees. The USPTO’s fee reductions are in part motivated by its push to encourage online filing. This is great news because it makes trademark protection…
  • Jan 3

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”

    Ford Seeks to Trademark “Ecobeast”
    Here at Trademark To Go, we like both cars and intellectual property law, so we really like when the two cross paths. A few days ago, Ford Motor Company filed a trademark for the word “Ecobeast” for “automobiles and…
  • Dec 25

    USPTO Reduces Fee

    USPTO Reduces Fee
    Happy holidays! The USPTO must be in a cheerful spirit because they’re giving everyone a gift: reduced filing fees for 2015. The current application fee for a trademark filed through their expedited online “TEAS Plus”…
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IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

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

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

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

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

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 4667

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
  • Dec 27

    Patent Medicine

    Patent Medicine
    This year, I made homemade Satsuma, Navel Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Kumquat “Cello” (liqueur) for Christmas presents for a number of friends and some of my work colleagues. Because I’m a Registered Patent Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2987

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 3792

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: 2428

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3243

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

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

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

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

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

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

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?
    One of the reasons that explains why Rule 506 offerings have been so popular as a means of conducting a private placement is because they are exempt from state regulation.  In 1996, the National Securities Markets Improvement Act…
Rank this Week: 4126

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

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

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

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

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

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

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

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
Rank this Week: 2601

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
  • Dec 12

    Who Needs a Patent?

    Who Needs a Patent?
    My response to the question posed in the title of this post is typically: “the only person who needs a patent is a patent attorney.” Indeed, if a patent attorney fails to convince clients like you that they need to…
  • Nov 26

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
Rank this Week: 4912