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Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • May 5

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study
    From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June…
  • May 5

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study
    From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June…
  • Apr 23

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem
    On a recent episode of HBO’s new show Silicon Valley, the hapless coders find themselves in a bind when they realize that the “placeholder” company name “Pied Piper, Inc.” was already in use by Pied Piper…
Rank this Week: 4828

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

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

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    News Roundup - April 2014

    News Roundup - April 2014
    Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardwareItaly has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?Document Reveals When Copyright Trolls Drop Piracy Case
  • Mar 31

    News Roundup - March 2014

    News Roundup - March 2014
    General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEUUK copyright law changes brought before parliamentUK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta…
  • Feb 28

    News Roundup - February 2014

    News Roundup - February 2014
    Linking to freely accessible copyrighted content without permission not an act of infringement, rules CJEUTV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphonesScary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to EveryoneMost Europeans…
Rank this Week: 3806

Social Media Law Update

Social Media Law Update

Covers intellectual property, defamation, consumer protection and other legal issues regarding social media. By Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

http://www.socialmedialawupdate.com
Rank this Week: 4550

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 3206

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 3966

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 3980

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014
    We just published the latest Morton Memo with articles about the enforceability of confidentiality agreements and small firms vs. big firms.
  • Jan 26

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend
    Our latest newsletter.  Articles by Mike Ritter, on cell phone tower lease trends, and Anna Burnett, on trademarks.  http://www.ericmortonlaw.com/mm_jan2014.html
  • Sep 15

    Employee Theft is Rampant

    Employee Theft is Rampant
    Employee theft has become a rampant problem.  Several our of clients have had employees steal customer lists, designs, website content, and other intellectual property.  Other clients have been embezzled. Thieving employees have…
Rank this Week: 3783

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

Covers emerging patent developments in the areas of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology. By Blaise Mouttet.

http://tinytechip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

    ReRAM Patent Landscape
    ReRAM (Resistance RAM) is a type of memory which may one day replace Flash as the common form of non-volatile storage for electronic devices. I recently updated a file I keep on US patents related to ReRAM and some related non-volatile…
  • Dec 30

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012
    The following is a list of the most interesting nanotechnology patents this past year (in my opinion):#10 - US 8093786 - Nanoscale piezoelectrics (Stevens Institute of Technology)This patent teaches manufacturing piezoelectric nanofibers…
  • Nov 5

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 3317

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 2910

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers issues around intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection, and security and UCITA. Published by Raymond T. Nimmer, the Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intelle

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
    Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision in Columbia Pictures...
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes...
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved?…
Rank this Week: 4238

New York Copyright Attorney

New York Copyright Attorney

Covers New York copyright law and surrounding issues. By Stone Law, P.C.

http://newyorkcopyrightattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3249

Software Licensing & Master…

Software Licensing & Master Service Agreements

Covers the software industry and discusses software licensing and consulting contracts. By Sam Conforti LLC.

http://www.softwarelicensingblog.com
  • Mar 24

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?
    TechTarget network has many e-newsletters and I subscribe to several of them.  One of the e-newsletters is called “WhatIs.com” and it endeavors to define a term in one of its features called Word of the Day.  And so let…
  • Mar 20

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider
      Webopedia defines a PRIVATE Cloud as one where the enterprise’s computing platform is under the control of the IT department and implemented within the corporate firewall. It is designed to offer the same features and…
  • Dec 5

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone
        Matt Egan reports for FOXBusiness in his article entitled “Report: Apple Reaches China Mobile iPhone Deal” that China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier, and Apple have inked a deal which would…
Rank this Week: 4540

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 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…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 2745

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claimsThe post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Feb 20

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win
    Despite Oracle’s efforts to utilize copyright law to asphyxiate Rimini’s business model, Rimini’s support services appear to have bright days aheadThe post Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win appeared first…
  • Feb 14

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”
    After former employer declined to invest in Defendant’s new business, Defendant turned cybersquatterThe post Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage” appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 3245

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark law, including trademark litigation, infringement, registration and application issues. By Mandour & Associates, APC.

http://www.sandiegotrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Feb 27

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle
    San Diego - According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the maker of KIND snacks is suing Clif Bar & Company for trade dress infringement over its soon-to-be released Mojo Bars. Kind…
  • Jan 23

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency
    San Diego - Kanye West has commenced a lawsuit against the creators of a playfully named brand of virtual currency. What started off as an internet fad, calling online digital currently "COINYE WEST," quickly turned into a legal dispute,…
  • Dec 11

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement
    San Diego - A lawsuit filed in late November by San Diego based Hanginout, Inc. claims that Google, Inc. has infringed its trademark for its video-focused social media app. The smaller company located in Carlsbad claims that it was using…
Rank this Week: 4113

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Lexero Law Firm Blog

Covers domain names, privacy, and intellectual property.

http://www.lexero.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    What is Litigation?

    What is Litigation?
    Litigation is the legal process through which the plaintiff and defendant (litigants) argue their side in court to achieve a specific outcome (monetary award, injunction to stop use of patented invention, avoidance of paying a settlement,…
  • Jan 16

    Understanding Patent Litigation

    Understanding Patent Litigation
    If you’ve been accused of ‘stealing’ a patented invention, you may face a myriad of legal obstacles that could result in the loss of time and money for your business due to fighting the charges brought against you. Patents…
  • Apr 4

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation

    Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Litigation
    Litigation is not the only option when it comes to reaching a settlement with another party. Litigants can agree to other means such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement that’s fair for both sides. Unfortunately, once a…
Rank this Week: 3196

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 4571

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

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

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 2591

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 6

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014
    Near the end of 2013, Bloomberg BNA asked leading attorneys, government officials, and online experts for their views on the most important legal developments in online law during 2013 and on what policy areas they believed would be the most…
  • Jan 14

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing
    Applicants with Rhode Island addresses filed 172 applications to register trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) during the fourth quarter of 2013. This represents a 17% decrease over the 208 trademark applications filed…
Rank this Week: 3264

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 2950

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 4298

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Jan 3

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
      Stay tuned for a relaunch of the LegalIntangibles™ blog…great things are coming in 2014!
  • Nov 27

    Well…it’s that time of year…

    Well…it’s that time of year again where everyone can sit down and give thanks for all we have been given.  I for one, am extremely thankful what what God has bestowed upon me and my family.  Hopefully, you and yours…
  • Oct 29

    Presentation: “Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain II”: Forecasting the Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Presentation: “Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain II”: Forecasting the Legal Issues in Cloud Computing
    Below is a link to my presentation on the legal issues presented in cloud computing, updated from my original presentation on the topic 3 years ago.  This presentation was well attended and received by the Dallas Bar Association’s…
Rank this Week: 4352

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.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.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 4709

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

Covers copyright, trademark, trade secret & patent litigation. By David L. Rein Jr.

http://iplitigator.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 30

    Back!

    Back!
    It has been much too long since I posted, but I am looking forward to posting again in earnest.  Feel free to send me an e-mail with any topics you would like to see in 2014. Until then, Happy New … Continue reading →
  • Dec 30

    Back!

    Back!
    It has been much too long since I posted, but I am looking forward to posting again in earnest.  Feel free to send me an e-mail with any topics you would like to see in 2014. Until then, Happy New … Continue reading →
  • Sep 1

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse
    Copyright licensing is probably the last thing on students’ minds as they return to college campuses across the country.
Rank this Week: 4676

Patent Markings

Patent Markings

Covers judicial and legislative developments on the law of patent marking, in particular, the “false patent marking” statute. By Womble Carlyle.

http://falsepatentmarking.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    The Importance of Ice Machine

    The Importance of Ice Machine
    Ice machines are mostly found in establishments that utilizes ice for preserving perishable products. Such equipment is especially made for creating and storing ice in the most effective way. Because of this initial feature, ice machines are…
  • Oct 25

    Banks: How to Garnish a Married Couple

    Banks: How to Garnish a Married Couple
                                                        Photo: http://garnishfood.blogspot.comBob Gaumont…
  • Sep 4

    Is The 9th Circuit’s Decision on Trial Payment Plan Promises the Prelude to a Cautionary Tale?

    Is The 9th Circuit’s Decision on Trial Payment Plan Promises the Prelude to a Cautionary Tale?
    Interesting post on our sister blog, "The Compass," discussing litigation arising out of Trial Payment Plans offered to delinquent mortgagors pursuant to the Home Affordable Modification Program ("HAMP").Here is the link to the blog…
Rank this Week: 4961

The Law Professor

The Law Professor

Covers social networks, user generated content , Internet law and intellectual property law. By Michael Wechsler.

http://www.thelawprofessor.com
  • Nov 11

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)
    The Google Nexus 5 phone is a sleek enhancement of last year's Nexus 4 model. It sports a stunning, slightly larger 1920 x 1080 full high definition screen, LTE speed, dual band WiFi support and Bluetooth 4.0. This comprehensive review of the…
  • Nov 8

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill
    No, the state of Montana didn't yet legalize marijuana. But it did legalize roadkill, providing for motorists to salvage a deer or elk they find at the side of the road.
  • Sep 24

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity
    Rapper and singer MIA responded to a $1.5 million damages claim in arbitration that was filed by the NFL stemming from MIA's middle finger flip and obscenity she mouthed during the Super Bowl halftime show. The dispute is covered in greater…
Rank this Week: 4781

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 2412

Stephen Preston Law LLC Blog

Stephen Preston Law LLC Blog

Covers intellectual property law issues and interesting technologies encountered in a patent practice that focused on electrical patents.

http://www.stephenprestonlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Implications of Provisional Rights in Patent Application

    Implications of Provisional Rights in Patent Application
    Previously, we have discussed provisional rights in patent applications in terms of their legislative and precedential background, the prerequisite of actual notice, the prerequisite of substantially identical claims in the published…
  • Oct 1

    Reasonable Royalties for Provisional Rights in Patent Application

    Reasonable Royalties for Provisional Rights in Patent Application
    The present post discusses the reasonable royalty obtainable as a remedy for the infringement of provisional rights in published patent applications between the period of publication and issuance. The previous posts in this series deal with…
  • Sep 30

    Substantially-Identical Requirement for Provisional Rights in Patent Application

    Substantially-Identical Requirement for Provisional Rights in Patent Application
    The following post is the third in the series on provisional rights in published patent applications. This post picks up where the second post, which discusses the actual notice requirement, leaves off by discussing the…
Rank this Week: 2977

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/
  • Oct 9

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook
    The Administrative Court of Schleswig (Verwaltungsgericht Schleswig) held today in three parallel decisions that companies that run their own fanpages on Facebook are not responsible for the social network’s data collection and…
  • Mar 5

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook
    On February 14th, 2013 the Administrative Court of Schleswig held in two decisions that German data protection laws do not apply to data processing by Facebook (file numbers 8 B 60/12 and 8 B 61/1).The interlocutory judicial procedure had…
  • Jan 28

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?
    In the case laid before the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) the court primarily had to decide about the liability of the administrative contact of the domain dlg.de. However, in the obiter dictum, the court also held under…
Rank this Week: 2415

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Oct 8

    Trademark Use Online

    Trademark Use Online
    Canadian Lawyer Magazine recently published an article entitled "Uses and abuses of trademarks online", which illustrates the difficulty that trademark lawyers face when trying to determine whether a particular online display of a foreign…
  • Oct 1

    Why do I need to Trademark?

    Why do I need to Trademark?
    Here's a good, straightforward article on why a business should trademark their business name.
  • Aug 13

    Canadian i4i, Inc wins abroad, but is there any protection at home?

    Canadian i4i, Inc wins abroad, but is there any protection at home?
    Toronto based firm i4i, Inc. has been getting a fair bit of press lately as the tiny firm that took on Microsoft Corp. and succeeded in winning an injunction against sales of certain versions of Microsoft Word software in the United States as…
Rank this Week: 3291

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/
  • Sep 21

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure
    Article 87 of the Italian Decree Law No. 69 of 21 June 2013 reintroduced the mandatory mediation procedure for cross-border and domestic disputes, which had been covered by Italian Legislative Decree No. 28 of 4 March 2010. This includes…
  • Jun 26

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law
    Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González considers that search engine service providers are not responsible, on the…
  • Jun 1

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling
    Since 1937, when the first Code of Advertising Practice was issued, ICC has produced, and successively revised, global sets of ethical rules, covering all main marketing disciplines. The ICC Code of Direct Selling forms part of that…
Rank this Week: 3969

patentability

patentability

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Brian Fletcher.

http://www.patentabilityblog.com
  • Sep 12

    Acting Director Rea Announces Departure From the USPTO

    Acting Director Rea Announces Departure From the USPTO
    In a message to all USPTO employees sent on September 12, 2013, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the USPTO Teresa Stanek Rea announced her departure from the USPTO “in the near future.” The message implies that a new…
  • Sep 11

    USPTO to Host 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference

    USPTO to Host 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees will have an opportunity to…
  • Sep 4

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Second Anniversary Forum

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Second Anniversary Forum
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host an America Invents Act (AIA) Second Anniversary Forum on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. ET in the Madison North Auditorium at…
Rank this Week: 3829

DMCA Handbook

DMCA Handbook

Covers online copyright infringement and DMCA for ISPs and content creators and rights holders. By Connie J. Mableson.

http://www.dmcahandbook.com/
  • Sep 10

    How to Keep Your Home Page Safe from a DMCA Notice

    How to Keep Your Home Page Safe from a DMCA Notice
    ANSWER: Your Homepage should not contain infringing material or links to Infringing Material. If you may be hosting infringing content on your website, there is an easy way to keep your home page from being taken down by a DMCA takedown…
  • Aug 28

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices, Fair Use, and Good Faith at issue in New Lessig Lawsuit

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices, Fair Use, and Good Faith at issue in New Lessig Lawsuit
    On August 22, 2013, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint against Australian record label Liberation Music in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.  Professor Lessig alleges that Liberation Music is…
  • Jul 30

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices – What is Good Faith?

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices – What is Good Faith?
    As previously reported on this Blog, DMCA takedown Notices must be made in good faith by the person alleging copyright infringement.  Section 512(c)(3)(v) of the DMCA requires that a takedown notice include: “a statement that the…
Rank this Week: 2664

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 4140

Practical IP

Practical IP

Covers intellectual property issues for businesses. By Bell Nunnally.

http://www.practical-ip.com
  • Jul 19

    Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media

    Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media
    Legally promote your brands and fans on social media with this overview of intellectual property, privacy, advertising and promotions issues and solutions…Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media  
  • May 23

    Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweet

    Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweet
    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has finally joined the age of social media.  In a watershed report issued last month, the SEC concluded that publicly-traded companies, subject to the still-vague limitations discussed…
  • Feb 20

    Unauthorized Unlocking of Cell Phones Now Illegal

    Unauthorized Unlocking of Cell Phones Now Illegal
    Pursuant to a ruling by the Librarian of Congress in his triennial review of potential exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which prohibits circumventing technological measures that protect copyrighted works, it is now…
Rank this Week: 4307

Visae Patentes

Visae Patentes

Covers European patent law, intellectual patent politics, software patents, and international patent law. By Falk Metzler.

http://www.visaepatentes.com/
  • Jul 2

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US
    On the ksnh::law blog, two postings were recently published that comment on interesting decisions of US courts with respect to patent eligibility of software inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The posting "US Patent revoked as being…
  • Mar 9

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art
    In a new posting on the ksnh::law blog titled "10 aspects of the AIA that are (somehow) comparable to European provisions" we discuss the following new provisions of the America Invents Act and their link to European patent…
  • Feb 26

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)
    On the ksnh::jur blog, we recently posted the first two articles of a series on the IP aspects of the fascinating new technology of 3D printing which, according to our perception, has the potential to raise totally new questions and pose new…
Rank this Week: 4145

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law, right of publicity and branding strategies. By Daniel Corbett.

http://pittsburghtrademarklawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie

    Conclusion of the Made In USA serie
    This is the last installment of a three-part journey.  What’s become of 2012’s holiday ad campaigns “Made In USA”?  The …Continue reading »
  • May 26

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store

    Made In USA in the News – Made in America label stages comeback at U.S. store
    BY ADAM REISER MAY 3, 2013 NEW YORK: When Roger Simmermaker went shopping for clothes at a Florida mall in the …Continue reading »
  • Mar 13

    Made In USA

    Made In USA
    We saw it on TV, we saw it on Facebook.  -Buy American this holiday season and help Santa support the …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 3508

Startups and IP Strategy

Startups and IP Strategy

Covers intellectual property issues relating to startups and entrepreneurs. By Leonid Kravets.

http://www.startupsip.com/
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now
    It seems like everyday a new article comes out talking about patent trolls affecting our startup ecosystem.  Most of these articles cite one or two famous patent trolls (Lodsys, etc).  To begin to deal with these problems, just…
  • Feb 28

    Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TechCrunch Patent assertion entities (PAEs or trolls) regularly engage in the practice of sending patent demand letters to unsuspecting startups and small businesses in preparation for…
  • Feb 19

    First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

    First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?
    Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TechCrunch.   One of the main changes resulting from the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the transition of U.S. patent law from a “first-to-invent”…
Rank this Week: 4391

Defend My Domain

Defend My Domain

Discusses UDRP law and decisions, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), trademark litigation theories and tactics, computer law principles and an understanding of the web-based transactions and Internet technology. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.defendmydomain.com
  • Apr 18

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain www.SCRAM.com a single member panel denied a request to transfer. See Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.v. Peter Stranney (Nat. Arb. Forum FA 1488482, April 11, 2013). Complainant, offering…
  • Mar 7

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.tatamassage.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Tata Sons Limited v. Tata Massage (WIPO Case No. D2012-2467 , March 4, 2013). Complainant Tata Sons Limited is…
  • Feb 11

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.SPORT2000.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Sport 2000 Brand AG v. sport2000 (WIPO Case No. D2012-2449, January 28, 2013). Complainant Sport Brand AG owns…
Rank this Week: 4066

Infringing Actions

Infringing Actions

Covers intellectual property and technology law and news. By Kelly D. Talcott.

http://infringingactions.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Selling a Jayne Cobb hat? Keep selling!

    Selling a Jayne Cobb hat? Keep selling!
    The short-lived Fox series "Firefly" has developed a cult following that has given life to any number of t-shirts, character statues, and other fan tributes.  Among them are a certain silly knit cap worn by the character Jayne Cobb…
  • Apr 8

    Bittorrent Subpoena Notice? Check the Case Status!

    Bittorrent Subpoena Notice? Check the Case Status!
    These pesky bittorrent lawsuits continue to propagate themselves throughout the court system.  Content owners -- which frankly may have a legitimate beef with having their films distributed for free -- persist in using them as…
  • Oct 6

    NBC, Get with the Program

    NBC, Get with the Program
    NBC has recently asked the Obama campaign to stop using footage of one of its talking heads reporting on what a think tank thinks of Romney's tax plan.  And yes, perhaps NBC has something of a copyright claim, and yes, perhaps NBC wants to…
Rank this Week: 3630

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 4086

the intangible

the intangible

Covers developments in intellectual property. By Tamaroff & Tamarosff, P.A.

http://theintangible.com/
  • Apr 8

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    Welcome back to the latest installment in IP news—this week, with international flair. Spain is the latest nation to make a big splash in the news over its IP laws. Last year, the country created a commission to help protect content…
  • Apr 1

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    There’s something for everyone in this installment of the IP Roundup – including a brand new, hot-off-the-presses Supreme Court ruling. The NFL has agreed to a $42 million settlement with a group of former football players who…
  • Mar 26

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web

    IP Roundup: Legal News From Around the Web
    Apple and Superman… you’ve seen these stories before. But that’s the nature of the law—cases take a long time, and appeals can take even longer. IP law is no exception. You know that if Apple isn’t in…
Rank this Week: 2671

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 4318

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

Covers trademark, copyright, advertising, infringement and intellectual property law. By Locke Lord.

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 4403