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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Sep 9

    Navigating Data Transfer from the EU to the U.S.: Safe Harbor or Danger at Sea?

    Navigating Data Transfer from the EU to the U.S.: Safe Harbor or Danger at Sea?
    In 2014, the FTC stepped up enforcement against companies that either falsely represented that they were Safe Harbor certified or displayed the Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor Program) Certification Mark on their websites at a time when…
  • Aug 28

    Washington Redskins Seek Reversal of TTAB Decision Canceling its Trademark Registration

    Washington Redskins Seek Reversal of TTAB Decision Canceling its Trademark Registration
    On August 14, 2014, Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro-Football”) appealed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) June 18, 2014 decision to cancel its registrations for six REDSKIN-formative trademarks. As we…
  • Aug 26

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation
    We have previously posted on proposed federal and state legislation aimed at addressing the toll of “patent troll” litigation by non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) on the U.S. economy. Additionally, a recent Federal…
Rank this Week: 3915

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 8

    Moving Day

    Moving Day
    IP Wise is moving. Our firm, Brann & Isaacson, launched its new website, www.brannlaw.com, on Friday. And that site is the new home of IP Wise at http://www.brannlaw.com/ip-wise/. Same authors, same content, same perspective on the…
  • Aug 28

    A Little Light Reading

    A Little Light Reading
    On the eve of Labor Day weekend, perhaps you were planning on sneaking off to the beach with the latest bestseller. Just in case you were looking for a bit more serious fare, the U.S. Copyright Office has obliged, releasing a compendium that…
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
Rank this Week: 3340

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Sep 8

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

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

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

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

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

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?
    Should I patent my invention or keep it a trade secret?  Inventors often ask me this question.  And after a recent court decision and USPTO actions that raise the bar for patenting software inventions, the question is becoming…
Rank this Week: 2972

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 8

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age

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

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

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

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

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
Rank this Week: 2939

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

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

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 4260

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3476

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    Should I Write My Own Will?

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

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

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

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child
    August means “back to school” time for many families. That often translates to a lot of shopping, whether it’s new clothes, new books or new computers, especially if your child is preparing to go away to college. For those…
Rank this Week: 4091

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
  • Jul 30

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable
    Liquidated damages are damages the amount of which has been agreed upon in advance by the contracting parties. When a contract contains a liquidated-damages provision, the amount of damages in the event of a breach is either specified, or a…
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
Rank this Week: 4194

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

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

    Eagar & Martin Launch

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

    Grace Period - Australia

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

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
Rank this Week: 4898

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

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

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

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

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 2628

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

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

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 3917

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
Rank this Week: 3899

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

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

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

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

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

    Public Performance

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

    Compensation For Service Invention

    Compensation For Service Invention
    The Committee for Compensation and Royalties established under the Israeli Patent Act- 1967 is a committee that definitely needs a snazzier name. In any event, a recent decision of the Committee held that an employee may waive compensation…
Rank this Week: 2604

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

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

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

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

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal

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

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three
    A couple of weeks ago we wrote about recent European administrative and court cases that ended in bad news for U.S. trademark owners (Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever). Proving that bad things can happen…
Rank this Week: 2316

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

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

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
  • Aug 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the…
  • Aug 10

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down
    ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next…
Rank this Week: 4644

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
  • Aug 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the…
  • Aug 10

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down
    ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next…
Rank this Week: 3404

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive

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

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

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

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
Rank this Week: 2424

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

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

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

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

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela

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

    Re: Amor por Mexicana

    Re: Amor por Mexicana
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho En días pasados el autor de la columna Capitanes del periódico Reforma refirió que varias personas tenían la intención de sacar provecho de la marca Mexicana…
Rank this Week: 3547

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

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

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

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

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

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

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

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
Rank this Week: 3553

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

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

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

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

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

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

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law…
Rank this Week: 2393

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

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

    Why we sued Getty Image

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

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent

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

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?
    It is well understood that architectural plans are protected by copyright.  But what about architectural works “as built?”  Does the architect who retains ownership in his or her work have the right to stop others from…
Rank this Week: 2598

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein

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

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

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch
    The legal thriller genre owes its current popularity to the ever-prolific John Grisham. But Grisham has overstayed his welcome and now seems to write from rote. Welcome debut novelist R. P. Finch, who – like Grisham and Scott Turrow…
Rank this Week: 2433

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Aug 15

    Searching for Prior Art

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

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again

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

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US
    A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted.  Thus, if a…
Rank this Week: 4487

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3964

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe

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

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

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

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

    Strategic Patenting 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value
    The Take Away:  Those seeking to generate market-making patent coverage for new innovations must recognize that patent coverage should focus not on how the problem is solved but what the benefits are provided to the customer.  Most…
Rank this Week: 4367

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

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

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
  • Aug 8

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

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

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement

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

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act
    The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with the some…
Rank this Week: 3393

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

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

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 7

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

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

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip

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

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

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Information Posted on the Internet and Generally Known The United States District Court for the District of Maryland analyzed several alleged trade secrets as part of a lawsuit involving six…
Rank this Week: 3656

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

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

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

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

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

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

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
Rank this Week: 3524

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 2994

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

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

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

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

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

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

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 3960

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

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

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 2559

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

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

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 4779

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: 3683

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

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

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

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

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

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

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

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

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 4166

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
  • Jul 8

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated
    Most patents are a waste of money. Why is it that Apple and Samsung each have many thousands of patents, but when they start a patent war with each other over, they only assert a small handful of patents? For a small business with…
  • Jul 4

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?
    Ask any patent attorney about patent quality and you will open a big discussion. Most of the time, you will hear the phrase “I know it when I see it”, or something to that effect. There are some overt things that give a patent ‘high…
  • Jun 27

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away
    I am writing this post from a faraway international airport, listening to a bad rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” followed by “You Were Always On My Mind”, beginning a twenty-something-hour-long journey home from a set of…
Rank this Week: 2557

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jul 6

    AMERICAN BROADCASTING COS., INC., v. AEREO, INC

    AMERICAN BROADCASTING COS., INC., v. AEREO, INC
    Aereo Inc. (“Aereo”) is a company that sells a service that allows its subscribers to watch television programs over the internet. Aereo’s system includes thousands of small antennas and other equipment housed in a warehouse…
  • Jul 5

    HOW TO UTILIZE PATENT FAMILIES TO REDUCE PATENT COSTS

    HOW TO UTILIZE PATENT FAMILIES TO REDUCE PATENT COSTS
    Companies can use patent families to reduce costs associated with obtaining patents, increase the number of patents obtained and increase the claimed scope of patent protection. A patent family is a set of patents that utilize the same…
  • May 2

    Article published in Texas Lawyer Magazine

    Article published in Texas Lawyer Magazine
    I was recently published in Texas Lawyer magazine (www.TexasLawyer.com, article here). I wrote an article discussing how companies can utilize patent families to increase their patent protection scope while lowering their costs associated…
Rank this Week: 2790

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Jul 2

    Hot July Patent Job

    Hot July Patent Job
    We are assisting an Am Law 100 law firm which has a need for an experienced patent prosecution attorney or agent that is looking to work at their home office as long as it is in a major market where the firm has an office. The position will…
  • May 20

    June 2014 IP Trend

    June 2014 IP Trend
    Here are my Top 5 IP Law Firm Needs: 5. Mechanical Engineer Patent Agents 4. Hatch Waxman Litigation Associates 3. EE/CS Patent Litigation Associates 2. Chem/Pharmaceutical Patent Agents 1. EE/CS Patent Prosecution Associates/Agent
  • Jan 29

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla

    Latest Patent Attorney Opening – Dalla
    EE Patent Prosecution Attorney – Dallas Law firm seeks an experienced attorney with 4+ years of top law firm electrical patent prosecution experience. BSEE is strongly preferred. This is a great opportunity for a more experienced…
Rank this Week: 3172

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Covers intellectual property, entertainment law, and computing issues.

http://www.stoneslaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 3676

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 3408

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

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

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 9

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship
    Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standards rule, nonroad diesel equipment manufacturers are required to install engines that meet current emission standards in their equipment unless an exemption…
  • Sep 18

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?
    Reviewing and negotiating an IT contract on behalf of a university can be a daunting task. It requires a firm grasp of both technical and legal jargon. In addition, it requires an awareness of the institution’s obligations to comply with…
  • Jun 17

    Outsourcing Review: PCI Data Security Standards for Mobile Payment

    Outsourcing Review: PCI Data Security Standards for Mobile Payment
    The mobile payment industry is exploding and the framework of regulations governing mobile payments is evolving at a similar speed. Gartner, Inc.
Rank this Week: 4219

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
  • May 10

    Information is magic

    Information is magic
    Whoever has the best information is most likely to succeed and on their own terms. It is difficult to overstate the importance of high quality information to the development and execution of world class IP Strategy. The best IP Strategists…
  • May 5

    Careful where you aim

    Careful where you aim
    There’s a lot of lip service given these days to ‘aligning IP with business goals’.  Most times there’s no indication at all about how to do that or any of the practicalities. One practical matter that comes up…
Rank this Week: 3069

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 3485

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • Feb 13

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4
    FOUR LOVE & LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4  This season of Love & Hip Hop New York played out like the title of cast member, Brian “Saigon” Carenard’s sophomore album, The…
  • Jan 8

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!
    Necole Bitchie Interview with the Breakfast Club Power 105.1   Happy New Year! In 2013, I was a little lax about updating the J. Paye in Brief blog due to the deamnds of being a lawyer.  My goal for this year is to be more…
Rank this Week: 3828

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4211

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

http://www.fortherechord.com/
  • May 27

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie
    Recently, Warner Music settled an 11.5 Million Dollar class action lawsuit over the way they calculate digital royalties. Originally filed by members of Sister Sledge, Ronnie Blakely and Gary Wright the suit alleged that Warner had been…
  • May 27

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA
    Big data is all the rage these days and the music industry has certainly jumped on the bandwagon with two new metrics: the Track Equivalent Album (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA). The TEA is the newest method for calculating…
  • May 22

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 2312