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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: 3522

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3523

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: 3540

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/
  • Aug 28

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?
    I know you've probably heard this before, but it's worth repeating: be careful what you post on social media. It may be used against you.  For one NFL player, it cost $5 million.   New Orleans Saints football player Jimmy…
  • Aug 13

    Incoming: Recent News on FAA Drone Approval

    Incoming: Recent News on FAA Drone Approval
    The Federal Aviation Administration is considering several petitions for commercial use of low-risk unmanned aircrafts, commonly called drones. Although the most widely-publicized interest in commercial drone use came from Amazon's Jeff…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court KO's Laches As Defense to Copyright Infringement Damages in Raging Bull Case

    Supreme Court KO's Laches As Defense to Copyright Infringement Damages in Raging Bull Case
    Raging Bull is a cult classic boxing film that depicts the life story of Jake Lamotta, a hard-charging, volatile boxer from the Bronx. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Robert Deniro as Lamotta, a role which garnered…
Rank this Week: 3584

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

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

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

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

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

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

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

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

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
Rank this Week: 3610

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

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

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 7

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

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

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip

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

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

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Information Posted on the Internet and Generally Known The United States District Court for the District of Maryland analyzed several alleged trade secrets as part of a lawsuit involving six…
Rank this Week: 3670

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: 3689

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: 3694

ninetyfiveyears

ninetyfiveyears

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

http://www.95years.com
Rank this Week: 3701

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: 3706

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: 3709

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: 3708

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: 3718

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: 3738

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: 3769

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: 3798

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: 3807

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: 3819

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: 3840

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: 3961

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: 3979

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

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

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

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

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

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

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 3983

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: 4042

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

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

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

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

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

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement

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

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act
    The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with the some…
Rank this Week: 4076

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: 4128

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
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment
    The Texas Supreme Court today ruled that orders preventing people who have been found liable for defamation from publishing further statements about the plaintiff are “prior restraints,” a remedy that the First Amendment rarely…
  • Aug 29

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend
    Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit…
  • Aug 28

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month
    Good news everyone! The Patent Office has granted a patent on a cure for cancer. Last December, the Patent Office issued Patent No. 8,609,915 on a “potent drug” that “rebukes cancer, cancer cells, and kills cancer.”…
Rank this Week: 4236

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4329

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: 4322

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
  • May 13

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1204 (O’Malley, Plager, Taranto) Going meta, the Federal circuit seeks to make more definite the standard for indefiniteness before the USPTO in In re Packard. The per curiam opinion offers some modest guidance for…
  • Apr 29

    Gilead Sciences v. Natco Pharma – Family & Portfolio Lesson

    Gilead Sciences v. Natco Pharma – Family & Portfolio Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1418 (Rader, Prost, Chen) Shooting sparrows with a cannon, the Federal Circuit in Gilead Sciences v. Natco Pharma fashions a new rule for qualifying claims as references for obviousness-type double patenting. The rule strictly…
  • Apr 23

    MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing – Design Prosecution Lesson

    MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing – Design Prosecution Lesson
    Case Nos. 2013-1433 (Rader, Prost, Chen) Some areas of the law have distinct “I know it when I see it” aspects. Obviousness of design patents seems to fall under this visual category. In MRC Innovations v. Hunter Manufacturing, we…
Rank this Week: 4377

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4383

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 1

    Want to discuss how fabulous EU copyright is? Here's an event for you

    Want to discuss how fabulous EU copyright is? Here's an event for you
    Just back from summer holidays? With summer almost behind us (at least if you are based in the northern hemisphere), you certainly need something to cheer yourself up. Why not going for an afternoon of EU copyright discussion…
  • Aug 30

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released
    An American academic has uploaded 2.6 million of public domain images onto a site on photo sharing service  Flickr to allow users to take a "digital trip through time". Kalev Leetaru has uploaded an astonishing 2.6 million fully-tagged…
  • Aug 29

    The CopyKat: mirror mirror on the wall - who has the biggest banana of them all?

    The CopyKat: mirror mirror on the wall - who has the biggest banana of them all?
    A federal judge has dismissed lawsuit filed by Arrow Productions, the owner of the copyright in the 1972 iconic porn movie “Deep Throat”. The case was brought against The Weinstein Co, the company that produced the biographical…
Rank this Week: 4395

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
  • May 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
Rank this Week: 4432

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/
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
  • Aug 22

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD
    By Melissa Barnett Ready for the first day of sunrise ICANN continues to make big strides in widening the Internet playing field. To date, ICANN has invited 1,159 new gTLDs to contract, and of those 1,159 invited, 495 registry agreements have…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue
    By Dennis Hirsch On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data…
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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Aug 29

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Orlando’s Mighty Men of God Inc. sued the World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro, TN for infringment of its ”Mighty Men” trademark with its…
  • Aug 28

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark
    The history of blue jeans starts with a patent. In 1873, a patent entitled “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” was issued to a tailor named Jacob Davis and his cloth supplier Levi Strauss. The patent claimed: [A] pair of…
  • Aug 27

    An Exercise in Branding: DDP Yoga

    An Exercise in Branding: DDP Yoga
    We have written about yoga before (here and here). We have written about professional wrestling before (here and here). We have written about viral videos before (here). Now, I will write about all three. You may have noticed that I write…
Rank this Week: 4476

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

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

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

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
  • Aug 5

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark
    The word “Redskin”: its use has been controversial for decades, and its meaning has been offensive for centuries. Yet, one of the most well-known NFL teams has trademarked the term, […]
Rank this Week: 4512

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/
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
Rank this Week: 4523

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

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

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

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

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

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

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

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 4528

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/
  • Aug 25

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB
    In recent years, prevailing on summary judgment motions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) has become more difficult. However, if a petitioner believes that there are no material facts in dispute, a…
  • Aug 4

    Is The Mark VENEZIA-MILANO Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive?

    Is The Mark VENEZIA-MILANO Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive?
    In a recent July decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or “Board”) a fashion company learned the hard way that registering a mark that has geographic significance can be an uphill battle. See In re…
  • Jul 21

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration
    Trademark applicants must be cautious when relying too heavily on third–party uses. This is an area where an experienced trademark attorney will be able to guide a trademark applicant in the right direction. Do not make the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 4535

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein

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

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

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch
    The legal thriller genre owes its current popularity to the ever-prolific John Grisham. But Grisham has overstayed his welcome and now seems to write from rote. Welcome debut novelist R. P. Finch, who – like Grisham and Scott Turrow…
Rank this Week: 4541

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Aug 28

    BET Stole My Facebook “Likes”: Florida Court Rules On The Issue

    BET Stole My Facebook “Likes”: Florida Court Rules On The Issue
    In a first of its kind ruling, a Florida federal judge determined that Facebook “Likes” are not the property of page creators. BET Stole My “Likes” In 2008, Stacey Mattocks created a Facebook fan page for the…
  • Aug 27

    Amazon Buys Twitch to Change the Game for Non-Gamer

    Amazon Buys Twitch to Change the Game for Non-Gamer
    As the act of watching others play video games is increasingly becoming a spectator sport, Amazon has just captured the world’s largest arena. The company that first made their money selling books, diapers, and pet food, just spent…
  • Aug 26

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry
    Please check out Part 1 of this series, where I cover the basic issues with unpaid internships in the entertainment industry.  Unpaid internships are a hot topic nationwide. As the country waits for the Second Circuit’s…
Rank this Week: 4567

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: 4578

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 1

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent
    National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed seven shops and confiscated contraband and fake food products worth millions of naira in Kano.  In the special raid carried out by the Enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Alcohol: NAFDAC Condemns Importers over Attempt to Evade Tariffs | Nigerian Tribune

    Alcohol: NAFDAC Condemns Importers over Attempt to Evade Tariffs | Nigerian Tribune
    The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has condemned the antics of some importers of food grade ethanol (alcohol), who in attempt to evade the payment of tariffs on absolute alcohol denature it to pay lower…
  • Aug 19

    Trademark Watch Series — Hotel and Restaurant Services in Nigeria

    Trademark Watch Series — Hotel and Restaurant Services in Nigeria
    NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 2 Number 16 TM Watch No.16 (Hotel and Restaurant Services in Nigeria) August 19, 2014 Content: This article is part of a series that highlights some of the marks advertised in the Trademarks, Patents and Designs…
Rank this Week: 4605

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 31

    Edward Snowden: Politisches Asyl in der Schweiz?

    Edward Snowden: Politisches Asyl in der Schweiz?
    Edward Snowden könnte in der Schweiz möglicherweise Asyl erhalten oder müsste voraussichtlich zumindest vorläufig aufgenommen werden. In einem Artikel bei «sui-generis.ch» gelangt Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf,…
  • Aug 31

    Juristischer Open Access: Erstausgabe von sui-generis.ch

    Juristischer Open Access: Erstausgabe von sui-generis.ch
    Juristinnen und Juristen in der Schweiz verfassen mit grossem Fleiss und viel Fachwissen lesenswerte Publikationen. Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt dann aber fast ausschliesslich in kostenpflichtigen Büchern, E-Books, Datenbanken und…
  • Aug 26

    Juristische Weblinks #104

    Juristische Weblinks #104
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Überwachung I: «Verräterische IP-Adressen – Der Mensch hinter den Suchanfragen.» Richterstaat: «[…] wir verstecken uns hinter den…
Rank this Week: 4585

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
  • Aug 26

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?
    Did you know that over a third of all copyright cases in the U.S. are brought by a single plaintiff? In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the proliferation of lawsuits over BitTorrent file sharing and alleged…
  • Aug 25

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *   Faruki Ireland & Cox was selected by Global Law Experts as Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Ohio − 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards. *   Charlie Faruki’s article from the American Bar…
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 4595

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4616