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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…
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SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 3637

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: 3537

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: 3953

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: 4887

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3919

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: 4548

Small Business IP Protection and…

Small Business IP Protection and Management

Covers the intellectual property needs of individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. By J. Douglas Miller.

http://jdmesq.typepad.com/small_business_intellectu/
  • Apr 10

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication
    The Inventors Eye is a publication of the USPTO for the independent inventor community. To view the latest issue, please click here. Of note in this edition, is a tutorial on the new first-inventor-to-file laws which includes links to…
  • May 25

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 2 PM to 3 PM From the USPTO:
  • Jan 3

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010
    It is with a sense of deep sadness that we must report that our partner, mentor, colleague and friend, Donald R. Fraser, passed away on December 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.Don Fraser had a…
Rank this Week: 2335

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: 3436

Patentably Defined

Patentably Defined

Covers patent prosecution strategies and techniques. By Michael E. Kondoudis.

http://patentablydefined.com
  • Mar 26

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!
    I am very happy to announce our firm’s new home on the web, www.mekpatentlaw.com. By constructing an entirely new website and migrating to our new domain, we’ve been able to enhance the user experience by improving navigation and…
  • Jan 31

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention
    As regular readers of this blog know, I advocate using the USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) as primary authority during prosecution.  This is by no means a per se rule, however.  There are times when I find…
  • Oct 22

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case
    The USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) includes many interesting but somewhat obscure provisions.  One of the more useful examples of these provisions is § 707.02.  Section 707.02 of the MPEP essentially imparts…
Rank this Week: 4350

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: 4382

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 2931

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3442

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
Rank this Week: 1234

Emerging Strategies, LLP

Emerging Strategies, LLP

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.emergingstrategies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=5&layout=blog&Itemid=11
Rank this Week: 4971

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is…
  • Dec 18

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14
    The latest advancements in the medical world include devices that are focused on invasive, internal uses of technology to limit surgical trauma and improve the function of implanted instruments. These accomplishments have recently received…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and…
Rank this Week: 1262

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://blog.digitalbusinesslawgroup.com/
  • Nov 29

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?

    HIPAA/HITECH: The Rise of the Engaged Patient?
    Patients have always had the right to access their PHI (post HIPAA).
  • Nov 21

    HIPAA Common Sense?

    HIPAA Common Sense?
    This post does an excellent job of summarizing the kind of common sense HIPAA waivers that the U.S. government can impose during a time of emergency. There remains a significant of confusion and myth-making around HITECH/HIPAA.
  • Nov 15

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?

    HITECH / HIPAA: Understanding the Public Policy Rationale?
    There is probably no hotter cyberlaw issue today than privacy ("Privacy"). Consumers often ask, "What are all those e-commerce sites doing with our data?" Businesses need to be aware of the various statutes and regulations that govern the…
Rank this Week: 4492

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 1562

Defending SIIA Audits

Defending SIIA Audits

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). By Robert J. Scott.

http://blawg.scottandscottllp.com/defendingsiiaaudits/
Rank this Week: 1547

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://coloradoiplaw.com/wordpress/
  • Nov 19

    Does Tim own Tebowing?

    Does Tim own Tebowing?
    And does this mean you can’t do it any more? Has a trademark taken Tebowing off the table? The short answer: No. Neither Tim Tebow nor any business entity with which he is involved owns a trademark on his signature move.
  • Oct 15

    The Perils of Employee Classification

    The Perils of Employee Classification
    An ounce of prevention and all that… One of the battles employment attorneys constantly struggle with is raising awareness about the consequences of misclassifying workers that are technically employees as independent contractors. While…
  • Aug 13

    The perils of public-generated content

    The perils of public-generated content
    There is a well-known phrase known to businesses relying on the internet to help drive marketing and sales: “Content is king.” That phrase has expanded, in the wake of businesses turning to Facebook and YouTube and in the development and…
Rank this Week: 2342

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 4537

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 4318

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: 3433

Stein McEwen Blog

Stein McEwen Blog

Covers IP case and news.

http://smiplaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3093

The Arizona Copyright Blog

The Arizona Copyright Blog

Discusses copyright law with an emphasis on Arizona and Phoenix issues and courts. By Dennis Hall.

http://dennislhall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt
    So, you bring claims for Idea Misappropriation; Unfair Competition; Breach of Oral Contract; Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Negligence; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Conversion of Trade Secrets; and Promissory…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret
    The existence of a trade secret and wrongful misappropriation are two important elements of a theft of trade secrets claim. The focus here is on the latter, misappropriation.
  • Aug 4

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright
    USI MidAtlantic, Inc. suffered a $22.5 million judgment for copyright infringement from competitor. A former employee of the competitor joined MidAtlantic and supplied them with binders of information about insurance products created by his…
Rank this Week: 4462

LeJune Law Firm Blog

LeJune Law Firm Blog

Covers copyright infringement issues.

http://www.copyrightsuit.net
  • Aug 15

    About Copyright Infringement

    About Copyright Infringement
    A copyright is a form of protection granted to the author of an original work. This work could be a song, a painting, a picture, poetry, movies, software, books, and even architecture. If you have created an original work and ……
  • Aug 1

    Oracle v Google – Patent, then Copyright Suit

    Oracle v Google – Patent, then Copyright Suit
    Oracle sued Google for both patent and copyright infringement, alleging that Google’s Android smartphone operating system was too similar to its proprietary software. The jury determined that Google did not infringe Oracle’s…
  • Mar 27

    New Photography Copyright Infringement Challenges with Pinterest

    New Photography Copyright Infringement Challenges with Pinterest
    Photographers have long battled copyright infringement of their works, and the popularity of the internet has made . copyright infringement of photography even more .pervasive.  Many internet users are not familiar with copyright laws,…
Rank this Week: 2387

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 1494

Global General Counsel

Global General Counsel

Covers corporate legal matters and intellectual property law. By Laura Peter.

http://globalgeneralcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System
    On June 29, 2012, EU leaders reached agreement on the location of a new European patent court. The court will be split between three seats, with London, Paris and Munich each handling a distinct function.
  • Jan 24

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll
    I saw this article from the Wall Street Journal (dated January 23, 2012): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173402442681284.html
  • Jan 10

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition
    As a firm believer in the duty of every practicing lawyer to coach and mentor the next generation of good lawyers, I fully support practicing lawyers engaging with law students to help them advance their art and expertise. I was requested to…
Rank this Week: 4513

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3532

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
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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…
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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…
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Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

Covers cases, verdicts and tools for patent infringement investigation, case management and damages.

http://www.infringementupdates.com/
  • Mar 14

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA
    The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
  • Mar 5

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!
    The following is excerpted from an article posted at The Wistar Institute: My name is Scott Hensley, Ph.D., and I’m an assistant professor here at The Wistar Institute. Like most academic biomedical researchers, I rely on grants from the…
  • Jan 19

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
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Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

http://businessentertainmentattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
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Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Covers entertainment law issues affecting the film, theate, and music industries, as well as writers and screenwriters. By Joseph Lamy.

http://www.entertainmentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit
    The Rhode Island Film Tax Credit, although a controversial law, is not unlike similar laws passed in over 30 States. The Rhode Island legislature recognized that the television and movie industries can generate an infusion of capital into…
  • Feb 3

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie
    For many possible reasons, artists inquire with my entertainment law office because they feel that they are owed royalties. Sometimes, artists believe that they have not been paid enough in royalties, or sometimes, no royalties at all have…
  • Jan 31

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture
    An option agreement is one of the most common contracts by which producers secure rights to a story or concept from the screenwriter, novelist or owner of the intellectual property that is being considered for a film or television show. In an…
Rank this Week: 3071

tech law advisor

tech law advisor

Covers copyright, DMCA and internet regulation. By Kevin Heller.

http://techlawadvisor.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA
    Just wanted to post a few places where you can go to get information on the #SOPABLACKOUT:.
  • Jan 15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15
    Join me & change your profile picture to protest SOPA: http://t.co/JnIxMWI4 #BlackoutSOPA # Strike against #sopa january 18th.
  • Jan 1

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01
    Awesome. Just pulled calf muscle while shootin hoops in rain with my son. Gonna be great #nye2011 # “@nytimes: If you received an email today about canceling your NYT subscription, ignore it. It's not from us.” | i got this # I liked…
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The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 1691

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

Provides analysis and commentary on newly-filed cases, decisions and other developments in the arts and entertainment industry. By Hank Fastoff.

http://www.entertainmentlitigation.com/
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
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  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
Rank this Week: 4617

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 4571

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1185

Inventor's Rock

Inventor's Rock

Features patents and trademarks news. By Patents + TMS, P.C.

http://blog.patents-tms.com
Rank this Week: 4368

ninetyfiveyears

ninetyfiveyears

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

http://www.95years.com
Rank this Week: 4561

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    So it seems the gun world is up in arms (that’s right, I went there) about the fact that the Spearmint Rhino chain of strip clubs has sued gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms for using a confusingly similar mark on its RHINO 40DS model .357…
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    How could a strip club's trademark be infringed by a gun company's mark? This post analyzes the issues and corrects a common misperception about trademark infringement.
  • May 6

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know
    There’s an old comedy bit where the comic offers to teach you “everything you’re going to remember from college, ten years after graduation.”  The crash course is offered at a hefty price, but much less than four years of actual…
Rank this Week: 4859

The Prior Art

The Prior Art

One reporter's notes on the IP beat. By Joe Mullin.

http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
  • Jul 1

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent
    In a patent auction unprecedented in size and scope, a consortium of high-tech heavyweights banded together to buy Nortel Networks Corporation's trove of more than 6,000 remaining patent assets for a record-shattering $4.5 billion.
  • Jun 21

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo
    By Andrew Goldberg It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.  Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who…
  • Jun 10

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag
    By Andrew Goldberg Apple Steps in for App Developers Good news for app developers and iPhone users! Apple has decided to intervene on behalf of the seven iOs app developers sued for patent infringement by Texas-based patent-holding company…
Rank this Week: 1639

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property in the United States and beyond. By Jim Pravel.

http://iplawusa.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill
    The Senate yesterday passed the America Invents Act (S. 23) by a vote of 87-3. Although some provisions were dropped, the Senate bill retained the following key elements:
  • Mar 3

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment
    An amendment that was offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to the patent reform bill (America Invents Act S. 23) has been tabled by a vote of 87 to 13.
  • Sep 29

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010
    The US Patent and Trademark Office will have a National Trademark Expo October 15-16, 2010 at the USPTO Campus, 600 Delany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Events will be free and include: 1. "What Every Small Business Must Know About…
Rank this Week: 5009