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AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3554

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: 3574

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3581

A Budding Patent Lawyer's…

A Budding Patent Lawyer's Perspective

Covers patent law, mostly tailored to the patent prosecution perspective. By Trent Ostler.

http://trentostler.com/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Launch of new website project

    Launch of new website project
    For the past few months, my side project has been developing a website that mines the Patent Office’s website for troves of PTAB/BPAI decisions data. I’m pleased to welcome this project to the blogosphere as PatentBoardFerret.com.…
  • Sep 14

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond
    If an applicant fails to respond to an Office Action, the application becomes abandoned as of the day after the due date for response to the Office Action, with the applicant being able to revive the application up until the extendable due…
  • Sep 6

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping
    The Patent Office makes available all decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on its website FOIA Reading Room. In case you were interested in doing research using this website between the hours of 1:00AM EST to 5:00AM EST,…
Rank this Week: 3596

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 26

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation

    Cheeseheads Enter the Fray: Wisconsin Latest to Pass Anti-Troll Legislation
    Wisconsin is the latest state to entertain legislation aimed at curbing patent troll activity within its state.  Last week, the State Assembly passed Senate Bill 498, as amended, which requires certain disclosures to be made in an…
  • Mar 18

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year

    You Be The Judge: Late Night King Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Year
    As a former FTC staffer, I am asked about what’s the worst that can happen if a company doesn’t have substantiation for its weight loss or other health-related claims. Well, that depends. Taken to its extreme, there can be…
  • Mar 17

    When You May Stand Out In A Crowd: The Perils of Crowdfunding Inter Partes Reexamination

    When You May Stand Out In A Crowd: The Perils of Crowdfunding Inter Partes Reexamination
    Crowdfunding is becoming commonplace these days.  Inventors are using it to bring their products to market and artists are using it as a means to fund movies and even new music platforms. Now, parties are using crowdfunding to combat…
Rank this Week: 3657

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Importance of IT Contract Review

    The Importance of IT Contract Review
    Technology is increasingly becoming an essential component of all industries. This is especially true for the health care industry. As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently…
  • Apr 9

    Provisional Patent Application

    Provisional Patent Application
    I get a lot of questions from clients about “provisional patents." Let me just start this blog by clarifying once and for all that there is no such thing as a “provisional patent” anywhere in the Patent Act. However, since…
  • Apr 2

    Bitcoin Update

    Bitcoin Update
    The IRS has warned that virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are to be treated as property and not as currency for tax purposes. Read this latest Bitcoin update on our tax blog. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Check out this blog post from…
Rank this Week: 3684

IP Deals

IP Deals

Examines legal issues and best practices in the world of IP transactions.

http://ipdeals.wordpress.com
  • Jan 6

    What’s In the Details?

    What’s In the Details?
      In The Euclid Chemical Co. v. Vector Corrosion Technologies, Inc. (April 1, 2009) CAFC considered whether a particular patent had been assigned to Vector. There were two patents and a number of patent applications at issue.  The two…
  • Dec 29

    Adding an “R” for 2010

    Adding an “R” for 2010
    This blog is moving to www.iprdeals.wordpress.com in 2010.  Postings will be made at both sites for at least the first 6 months of 2010 and any discontinuation of postings at this (“sans R”) site will be subject of another posting to…
  • Dec 29

    Roche and Stanford’s Game of “Pass the Patent” Reveals Multiple Pitfalls in Acquiring Patent Right

    Roche and Stanford’s Game of “Pass the Patent” Reveals Multiple Pitfalls in Acquiring Patent Right
    The Federal Circuit’s recent Stanford v. Roche decision (September 30, 2009), which has more twists and turns than a law school exam, provides several interesting lessons about how ownership of patents is acquired (or not!). The basic facts…
Rank this Week: 3731

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: 3746

ninetyfiveyears

ninetyfiveyears

Covers media, technology, culture and the law. By Richard D. Allen and Joe Pirrotta.

http://www.95years.com
Rank this Week: 3752

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: 3755

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: 3763

Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
  • Mar 30

    Tenenbaum: An Alternative View

    Tenenbaum: An Alternative View
    Many excellent commentaries have been written on SONY BMG Music Entertainment et al. v. Tenenbaum, 721 F. Supp. 2d 85 (D.Mass. 2010)(the “Tenenbaum case”).  E.g.,  Andrew Berger’s at http://urly.it/12jr.  Most conclude that the…
Rank this Week: 3761

Trademark Sentinel

Trademark Sentinel

Covers trademark practice and trademark law.

http://www.trademark-sentinel.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email
    Back in the day (i.e., before November 19, 2011), trademark applicants could only list a single email address to receive electronic notices from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  However, after the most recent version of …
  • Feb 6

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark just released a new Exam Guide entitled Additional Considerations for Determining Whether Wording in a Mark Comprises a Unitary Phrase or Slogan for Purposes of Disclaimer.  The new Exam Guide can be found at…
  • Jan 16

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has redone its website at www.uspto.gov.  According to the USPTO, the new website was designed from best practices to make it easier to learn about and engage in the activities and…
Rank this Week: 3766

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/
  • Mar 21

    Cheerleading Outfit Design Not Copyrightable

    Cheerleading Outfit Design Not Copyrightable
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright for Cheerleading Outfit Give me a U, give me an N, give me an I, give me a P, what’s that spell…UNIP.  That is exactly what the Plaintiff was left with after suing a competing…
  • Mar 19

    Trademark Application for Suction Cup Design Merely Functional

    Trademark Application for Suction Cup Design Merely Functional
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for Suction Cup Design The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which stemmed from the lawsuit by a trademark…
  • Mar 12

    SalesForce Reports Not a Trade Secret

    SalesForce Reports Not a Trade Secret
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Certain Customer Relationship Management Software Reports This case from the Court of Chancery of Delaware involved the alleged possession and misuse of a fire alarm and fire protection system…
Rank this Week: 3771

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: 3787

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 3843

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: 3882

Emerging Technologies Blog

Emerging Technologies Blog

Covers GPL, open source and free software. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/emerging-technologies/
  • Dec 21

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble
    The business case for offering a mobile app can be compelling: an app can give a business a constant presence on its customers’ mobile desktop, building brand awareness and allowing easy and direct interaction. But businesses that roll…
  • Jun 29

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight
    Talk about unintended consequences: Rob Landley, a lead developer of BusyBox, announced that he was rewriting that program solely to disarm GPL enforcers. In response, several other copyright holders came forward to hand the enforcers some…
  • Jun 12

    The Lore of Linux

    The Lore of Linux
    Advising clients on open source is always hard, because there’s not much law but a lot of lore.  There are a couple of court decisions that discuss open source licensing, but they don’t get at the really complicated and interesting…
Rank this Week: 3890

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: 3898

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: 3921

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: 4021

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 →
  • 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.
  • Jul 11

    Only An Author Can Create A Copyright — That’s No Monkey Busine

    Only An Author Can Create A Copyright — That’s No Monkey Busine
    The author who creates a work initially owns the copyright in the work.  The writer who writes the next novel, the painter who magically makes the canvas come alive, the musician who records the next hit all initially own the copyright in…
Rank this Week: 4034

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • 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,"…
  • Jan 9

    Congrats to client Leona X

    Congrats to client Leona X
    Congrats to client Leona X on the release of her music video for “Ready For This?” Her music has been described as a mix of Joan Jett, AC/DC, and Angus Young.  Leona's EP was produced in Seattle at the legendary…
  • Nov 30

    Goldieblox asks Court for declaratory judgment that parody of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in advertisement is permissible as fair use

    Goldieblox asks Court for declaratory judgment that parody of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in advertisement is permissible as fair use
    The mission of Goldieblox, a toy company founded by Stanford-educated engineer Debbie Stearling, is to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.”  In light of the fact that only 11% of…
Rank this Week: 4056

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

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

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    Legal Intangibles is Back!

    Legal Intangibles is Back!
    To all my readers and friends who asked me where the Legal Intangibles™ blog has been over the past year…thank you for your patience!  Due to some technical issues with my WordPress platform, the Legal Intangibles™…
  • Aug 15

    Global “MoblileNuclear” War – A Timeline of the Apple/Samsung Litigation

    Global “MoblileNuclear” War – A Timeline of the Apple/Samsung Litigation
    I have seen a good share of patent litigation in my tenure as an attorney, but the proliferation of smartphones and tablets over the past few years has fueled a flurry of such litigation that seems unprecedented in scope and reach. For the…
Rank this Week: 4112

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 31

    Advantages of a UDRP Domain Name Proceeding

    Advantages of a UDRP Domain Name Proceeding
    Trademark and Domain Names A business can spend a lot of time, capital, energy in building rights in a trademark and the associated goodwill with the public. It can be devastating when a third party registers a domain name and ……
  • Jul 10

    3 Key Terms of a Software License

    3 Key Terms of a Software License
    If your company has developed software, it should create a software license prior to distribution of that software. A software license is the key instrument that defines the rights in ownership, usage, and distribution of software between the…
Rank this Week: 4143

My Patent Lawyers Blog

My Patent Lawyers Blog

Covers patent, trademark, and other intellectual property law issues. By the Law Offices of Roland Tong.

http://mypatentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    What Happens After You File A Patent Application

    What Happens After You File A Patent Application
    Once you file a patent application, you can claim that you have a patent pending on your invention. You will generally get a filing receipt with a serial number for your patent application.
  • Jan 27

    What to Do if Someone Steals Your Invention

    What to Do if Someone Steals Your Invention
    As an innovator and patent holder, you are in charge of protecting your own patented work.  While the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (PTO) issues the patent, they take no responsibility in enforcement.  Instead, you must identify and enforce…
  • Jan 24

    How to Protect Your Company’s Trademark (and Brand Names) on the Internet

    How to Protect Your Company’s Trademark (and Brand Names) on the Internet
    Did you know that your competitor can purchase and use your company’s trademark (and brand names) for use on the internet, without your consent and with the sanction of American courts? In this article, we’ll show you how to protect your…
Rank this Week: 4199

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: 4462

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Mar 11

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson

    Nazomi Comms. v. Nokia Corp. – Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1165 (Lourie, Dyk, Wallach) Claiming an apparatus by what it does rather than by how it is structured gets a lot of debate, especially in connection with software inventions. Yet for all the hand-wringing, not a whole lot…
  • Mar 11

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 23
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks that might be of interest. -You now have 2 months to respond to a restriction requirement and 14 months to claim provisional and foreign priority in the…
  • Jan 14

    In re Giannelli – Prosecution and Claim Drafting Lesson

    In re Giannelli – Prosecution and Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1167 (Rader, Lourie, Moore) Almost two years ago the Federal Circuit decided Aspex v. Marchon, a case including, among much else, a rather interesting treatment of functional claim terms like “adapted to” and…
Rank this Week: 4463

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 22

    Making Sure NSA Reform Isn’t Caught in the Gears of the D.C. Machine

    Making Sure NSA Reform Isn’t Caught in the Gears of the D.C. Machine
    Congress has been poised to move on powerful legislation to reform the NSA for months, so what’s slowing things down? It’s been over ten months since the Guardian published the first disclosure of secret documents confirming the…
  • Apr 21

    Patent Office Gives Green Light to EFF Challenge To Podcasting Patent

    Patent Office Gives Green Light to EFF Challenge To Podcasting Patent
    The patent office has issued its first ruling in our challenge to Personal Audio’s so-called podcasting patent. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found that we have established a “reasonable likelihood” that we will…
  • Apr 18

    Dear Web Developers: Thank You, You’re Awesome, and Wow Did That Really Just Happen?

    Dear Web Developers: Thank You, You’re Awesome, and Wow Did That Really Just Happen?
    Two days ago, we asked web developers for help. EFF and Sunlight Foundation published an open call for help testing a tool and populating an open data format that would make it easier for everyday people to contact members of Congress. We…
Rank this Week: 4479

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4506

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4570

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 23

    The CopyKat - on World Book and Copyright Day

    The CopyKat - on World Book and Copyright Day
    Tom Lehrer in 1960A fascinating post on TechDirt on the refreshing attitude to copyright from Tom Lehrer,  the American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician, best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the…
  • Apr 16

    The CopyKat - hoping to find a new public

    The CopyKat - hoping to find a new public
    It seems that 84% of all the content Spanish internet users consumed in 2013 was - well - illegal. The statistics come from a new report from a coalition of music, film, publishing and gaming firms who will no doubt be looking for the Spanish…
  • Apr 11

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?
    Case C‑114/12 European Commission v Council of the European Union nearly escaped this blogger's attention completely, since there was no obvious giveaway in the title of this case to suggest that it had anything to do with copyright.…
Rank this Week: 4577

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 23

    Chanels on Canal…What Counterfeiting Really Mean

    Chanels on Canal…What Counterfeiting Really Mean
    Imagine purchasing a rare, vintage Rolex watch, universally coveted and haughtily worthy of its lavish price tag-a cool $8,000, no less.  Suddenly, the tick is no longer tock-ing and naturally, […]
  • Apr 17

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration
    A legal battle may be brewing between media conglomerate Disney and electronic music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name, deadmau5 (pronounced: deadmouse). On March 28, […]
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
Rank this Week: 4607

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

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

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Why you may want to reconsider that co.za domain name

    Why you may want to reconsider that co.za domain name
    If you are thinking about registering a co.za domain name, you may want to consider your possible liability to ZA Central Registry NPC (formerly called Uniforum), the organisation which administers the co.za namespace. It could be…
  • Mar 27

    Your email providers don't require a warrant to read your email

    Your email providers don't require a warrant to read your email
    Our email providers give themselves much more convenient access to your data through their terms of service or privacy policies. On one hand, this is level of access may be necessary to prevent disruptions and limit liability but, on the…
Rank this Week: 4661

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 23

    ISPON, Microsoft team up against IP thieves by Emeka Aginam | Vanguard

    ISPON, Microsoft team up against IP thieves by Emeka Aginam | Vanguard
    There appears to be tough time ahead for software pirates in the Nigerian IT market as the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, in collaboration with Microsoft Nigeria are in fresh move for intellectual property protection.…
  • Apr 22

    NAFDAC Suspends 10 in Kwara by Abdullateef Aliyu | Daily Trust

    NAFDAC Suspends 10 in Kwara by Abdullateef Aliyu | Daily Trust
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has suspended ten manufacturers in Kwara State since the beginning of this year over non-compliance with rules and regulations. Director of the agency in the…
  • Apr 20

    Product Registration: Adding a Product to a NAFDAC Registration Certificate

    Product Registration: Adding a Product to a NAFDAC Registration Certificate
    April 21, 2014 — Before a food or drug product can be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold or distributed in Nigeria, it must be registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),…
Rank this Week: 4685

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: 4680

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 4691

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 22

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of…
  • Apr 21

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
  • Apr 21

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
Rank this Week: 4709

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 4719

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can A Slogan Or Advertising Phrase Function As A Trademark?

    Can A Slogan Or Advertising Phrase Function As A Trademark?
    In the recent case of In re Innovation Ventures, LLC, Serial No. 85637294 (March 25, 2014) [not precedential] the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that the slogan “HOURS OF ENERGY NOW” for dietary supplements and…
  • Apr 11

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination
    This Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dispute involves the mark SHAPE (in both standard character and stylized format) owned by Weider Publications, LLC (Opposer) and the trademark SHAPES in standard character format owned by D & D…
  • Apr 4

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result
    Trademark practitioners will encounter a 2(d) Refusal (refusal due to a likelihood of confusion with a prior trademark registration) or a Notice of Opposition sooner or later in their practice. The case of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 4698

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4692

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/
  • Apr 10

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)
    it ain’t just music, it’s a piece of art, it’s a capture of time….music chronicles time, and this is a chronicle of our time….Art is art, but at the same time generations’ tastes are changing- RZA (April…
  • Feb 27

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era
    A new music trend can spark a pop culture movement or at least entertain us with shock value. On the business and legal side, a new trend can alter the way in which the entire music industry operates. The latest music business trend is no…
  • Feb 17

    The Great Royalty Debate

    The Great Royalty Debate
    ASCAP. BMI. Pandora. SiruisXM. SoundExchange. Five parties. Three lawsuits. One issue: royalties. While artists, labels, and music services continue to explore ways to maintain healthy revenue streams within the music industry, recent music…
Rank this Week: 4716

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    GoldieBlox Settles Suit With the Beastie Boy

    GoldieBlox Settles Suit With the Beastie Boy
    GoldieBlox has settled the suit it commenced (!) against the Beastie Boys regarding use of their song, “Girl”, in its advertising campaign. You’ll recall that GoldieBlox, a toy maker seeking to break down stereotypical…
  • Mar 3

    Harvard Law Prof Settles Suit Over Wrongful Takedown Notice

    Harvard Law Prof Settles Suit Over Wrongful Takedown Notice
    Lawrence Lessig is a noted Harvard Law professor but is perhaps better known for his work as a co-founder of Creative Commons, the non-profit org that’s devoted to expanding the range of creative works that can be shared and legally…
  • Feb 22

    The Thin Line Between Copyright Protection and Fair Use

    The Thin Line Between Copyright Protection and Fair Use
    The judicial trend is undeniable, as the scope of the fair use doctrine has been expanded to a point where the exception has almost devoured the rule.  Last year in Cariou v. Prince, the Second Circuit found that Richard Prince had…
Rank this Week: 4704

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: 4711

Third Circuit Trademark and Unfair…

Third Circuit Trademark and Unfair Competition Litigation Blog

Covers trademark and unfair competition litigation in the third circuit and beyond. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.thirdcircuittrademarklitigation.com/
  • Nov 20

    Tenth Circuit rejects survey in likelihood of confusion analysi

    Tenth Circuit rejects survey in likelihood of confusion analysi
    A recent Tenth Circuit opinion offers guidance as to what may be unacceptable methodologies for a likelihood of confusion survey. In Water Pik, Inc. v. Med-Systems, Inc., 726, F.3d 1136 (10th Cir. 2013), the Court affirmed the trial court's…
  • Jun 28

    TTAB refuses trademark protection to "Mott" surname

    TTAB refuses trademark protection to "Mott" surname
    On April 30, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) affirmed rejection of Mott's LLP's application to trademark its name on baby food products. It affirmed the examiner's decision that the surname "Mott" - after Samuel R. Mott, the…
  • Jun 5

    Second Circuit rejects Oprah Winfrey's fair use defense.

    Second Circuit rejects Oprah Winfrey's fair use defense.
    In a recent reversal, the Second Circuit rejected Oprah Winfrey's fair use defense in a suit filed by the owner of the service mark "Own Your Power," which the plaintiff federally registered in connection with her motivational services…
Rank this Week: 4752