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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    Love the treatise, but what about those indices?

    Love the treatise, but what about those indices?
    One thing that tends to happen when IP Kittens become hoary IPKats is that we do less and less hands-on legal research. This is particularly so when it comes to researching an issue in a multi-volume treatise. We become so reliant on talented…
  • Nov 28

    Never mind the Oreos and Black Friday: here's a reader's cry for trade mark help

    Never mind the Oreos and Black Friday: here's a reader's cry for trade mark help
    On the whole, this Kat enjoys all that is best about US culture and has few problems with it. Yes, there are exceptions. He sees no basis for importing Black Friday into a country that has no tradition for it and no Thanksgiving immediately…
  • Nov 27

    Where in the world ...? Mercks clash over law governing coexistence deal

    Where in the world ...? Mercks clash over law governing coexistence deal
    It is only a short time since this Kat thundered about the awful consequences of parties entitled to use the same name not getting together to settle their differences by negotiation and mediation rather than litigation. Sadly, even when…
Rank this Week: 28

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Steve Jobs as an inventor

    Steve Jobs as an inventor
    Within a post titled Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office , the MIT Technology Review discusses the patents of Steve Jobs. An oblique comparison to Edison arises:“Whether Steve Jobs was a great inventor depends on whether one is…
  • Nov 26

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail
    This case is one of which the losing party on claim constructionstipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in orderto appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out wellfor the stipulator.In light of that construction,…
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
Rank this Week: 48

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 25

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest
    Two men arrested over the Expendables 3 leak, Russia signs tough new anti-piracy law and Kim Dotcom says he's officially broke.
  • Nov 24

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern
    Aereo declare bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses a key decision, Perfect 10 loses again and Kim Dotcom has a very rough week.
  • Nov 24

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto
    Class action suit filed against Rightscorp over robocalls, Kim Dotcom remains out on bail with restrictions and Activision targets glitch videos.
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 25

    USPTO Backlog

    USPTO Backlog
    The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more…
  • Nov 25

    Patent Jobs 2014

    Patent Jobs 2014
    We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm –…
  • Nov 24

    Vail 2015

    Vail 2015
    I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  www.cleandski.com.  I hope to see you there. For a $100 discount, use the promo code…
Rank this Week: 51

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 28

    Ethics Webinar on Inequitable Conduct

    Ethics Webinar on Inequitable Conduct
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Is Inequitable Conduct Making Its Comeback?" on December 11, 2014 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Matthew Blackburn of Locke Lord, and Keith McWha…
  • Nov 28

    IPO Webinar on Europe's Unified Patent Court

    IPO Webinar on Europe's Unified Patent Court
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Europe's Unified Patent Court: A Lot to Like?" on December 3, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm (ET). Paul Coletti of Johnson & Johnson, Rowan Freeland of…
  • Nov 28

    Webinar on Protecting IP in China

    Webinar on Protecting IP in China
    The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Law Practice Division, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of International Law, Section of Science & Technology Law, and Solo, Small Firm and General…
Rank this Week: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Garcia v. Google brief

    Garcia v. Google brief
    Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site.  The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available…
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 81

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Nov 28

    Creditors Can’t Seize Country Code Top Level Domain

    Creditors Can’t Seize Country Code Top Level Domain
    This is a ruling addressing plaintiffs’ ability to levy against a country code top level domain (TLD). Plaintiffs obtained judgments against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Syrian Arab…
  • Nov 26

    Lawsuit Over User-Posted Celebrity Photos Survives Dismissal–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    Lawsuit Over User-Posted Celebrity Photos Survives Dismissal–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    The plaintiffs own copyrights in celebrity photos. The defendants run the Hollywood.com “fan site network” with 1,500+ websites dedicated to celebrities, TV shows, etc. The complaint alleges that the entire fan site network is…
  • Nov 25

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew
    Giganews acts as a USENET service provider. Perfect 10 is the litigious pornographer that has helped define Internet copyright law for the last 15 years. It sued Giganews because Perfect 10’s copyrighted images are distributed on…
Rank this Week: 102

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 28

    Trading Technologies: Federal Circuit Claim Constructions are Binding

    Trading Technologies: Federal Circuit Claim Constructions are Binding
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill.) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted plaintiff Trading Technologies’ (“TT”) motion to terminate Markman proceedings in this patent case…
  • Nov 26

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment
    Panoramic Stock Images, Ltd. d/b/a Panoramic Images v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No 12 C 10003, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2014) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman granted in part plaintiff Panoramic’s partial summary judgment motion…
  • Nov 24

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading
    Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 106

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 109

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 121

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 129

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 28

    Whirlpool Seeks Legal Counsel In Patent Operation

    Whirlpool Seeks Legal Counsel In Patent Operation
    Whirlpool Corporation is seeking qualified candidates for a Legal Counsel opening in their Patent Operations group within the Law Department. The Whirlpool Patent Operations team of eleven includes attorneys, patent agents,…
  • Nov 26

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK
    Sitting at the dinner table with his family on Thanksgiving in 1981, Srinivasan looked at his turkey dinner and a brilliant thought occurred to him: a leftover bone with cartilage would provide the perfect test subject. The cartilage and…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
Rank this Week: 146

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    Thanks to nothing?

    Thanks to nothing?
    Originally published at Dean’s World, Thanksgiving 2006: A million essays and blog posts will explore the topic of “being thankful” in the next 24 hours. I’d say, based on a perusal of a Google search I just ran, that…
  • Nov 19

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat
    Originally posted 2006-03-08 13:33:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarketWatch reports this story about an opinonated gent who’s suing Wal-Mart for a declaratory judgment: Smith said he was making a point by comparing the giant…
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
Rank this Week: 150

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 161

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 25

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It
    That's "making it" as a band, as opposed to having "made it" as a band. The quirky indie duo have a story up on Medium that talks about what the real finances are for an indie act that doesn't have the backing of a major label. Yes, you can…
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
Rank this Week: 168

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
  • Nov 24

    Recent District Court Decision

    Recent District Court Decision
    Chanel, Inc. v. PUKA CREATION, CD Cal A 'by the books' counterfeiting TRO http://t.co/XQKI6Vt741 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) November 24, 2014 Couldn't concentrate on the discussion of damages, due to the din of Billy Preston…
Rank this Week: 170

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 176

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal
    Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has denied a Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss Pro-Football, Inc.'s Section 1071(b) action seeking review of the TTAB's REDSKINS decision [here].…
  • Nov 25

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"
    Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00…
  • Nov 25

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?
    In an enervating 28-page opinion, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the designation PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," finding the…
Rank this Week: 178

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 191

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 192

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Nov 24

    How do we decide how much to reveal? (Hint: Our privacy behavior might be socially constructed.)

    How do we decide how much to reveal? (Hint: Our privacy behavior might be socially constructed.)
    [Let's welcome Aylin Caliskan-Islam, a graduate student at Drexel. In this post she discusses new work that applies machine learning and natural-language processing to questions of privacy and social behavior. — Arvind…
  • Nov 18

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site
    HTTPS, the cryptographic protocol used to secure web traffic as it travels across the Internet, has been in the news a lot recently. We’ve heard about security problems like Goto Fail, Heartbleed, and POODLE — vulnerabilities in…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”
    This morning I’m testifying at a hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, on the topic of “Defining Privacy”. Here is the text of my oral testimony. (This is the text as prepared; there might be minor…
Rank this Week: 193

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Nov 7

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"
    "Substantial Portion" - a term "commonly understood by lawyers to be “weasel words” ... [whose] meaning is malleable to a point where they mean what the user wants them to mean in any given situation; they have no meaning of...
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part
    Macrosolve v. Newegg, 6:12cv46 (10/16/14) Judge: K. Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied: Costs Granted in Part In January 2012, Macrosolve filed this action against Newegg alleging patent infringement. In March 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied
    DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2:12cv764 (10/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Sanctions Denied King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary. Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A…
Rank this Week: 196

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Pass the Trademarks Please.

    Pass the Trademarks Please.
    Now that Thanksgiving is over, Americans across the country are taking some time to relax, reflect, and digest. I know I will be doing all three, after enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day surrounded by family, friends, food, and, yes,…
  • Nov 27

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    As “Black Friday” store openings creep earlier and earlier into Thursday, I’m growing concerned that my favorite holiday Thanksgiving is losing its luster.  We eat pumpkin pie rather than carve pumpkins like Halloween,…
  • Nov 26

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?
    Winter is as good a time as any other for some spring cleaning when it comes to data privacy. In this case, the task is dusting off the privacy policies that you probably had drafted a while ago and probably have not looked at…
Rank this Week: 204

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 212

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 224

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 230

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From checking out Ellen Degeneres’ selfies at the Oscars to uploading family vacation pictures, even lawyers don’t always think through how third parties…
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
Rank this Week: 244

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Nov 22

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?
    Here’s an interesting conundrum. If a major petroleum corporation is alleged to “steal” an idea from a visual artist, the artistic community tends to side with the artist. But if it’s one artist “stealing”…
  • Nov 22

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?
    According to the Sixth Circuit, not as far as Title VII is concerned. So, can an organization decide to terminate a volunteer’s affiliation with it because of the volunteer’s religion? The answer, according to a recent panel of…
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
Rank this Week: 249

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14
    Not a good week for Sirius XM: While the Court is largely unpersuaded and sometimes baffled by Sirius XM’s repetitive or off-point theories about how reasonable jurists might read an unwritten exclusion into §980(a)(2), the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording
    Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of New York has held that New York State…
  • Nov 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14
    “Because the more people that touch a story, the more that story touches the world.” In conjunction with the launch of Wheretowatch.com, which provides a slick and easy way to find TV shows and movies online, the MPAA also posted…
Rank this Week: 256

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 28

    Judicial Fact-Making

    Judicial Fact-Making
    Allison Orr Larsen, Factual Precedents, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 59 (2013)Adam SteinmanTwo judicial and scholarly heavyweights squared off recently in a case challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Writing for the…
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
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Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 276

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
  • Oct 17

    17 Seconds #5

    17 Seconds #5
    17 Seconds is a newsletter for clients and other VIPs of Clocktower. 17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden, …
Rank this Week: 292

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 294

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Nov 21

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Uber's recent troubles, Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand, copyrights... in spaaaaaaace! And more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani and Melissa Sachs Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Nov 14

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Revenue streams for musicians, President Obama weighs in on net neutrality, holiday shopping tips from economist Joel Waldfogel and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Kristin Thomson and Joel Waldfogel Photo credit:…
  • Oct 31

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Cleavage on Google Street View, Facebook Rooms app may not be anonymous, is Uber responsible for driver's actions? And more! Guests: Halley Suitt Tucker and Franklin Graves Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 298

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1
    ACI's "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium" returns to Chicago next week, September 30 to October 1. According to ACI, this is an "advanced forum for brand name and generic counsel on the intricacies of Hatch-Waxman litigation." The agenda…
  • Aug 10

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation
    Tyco Healthcare Group et al. v. Mutual Pharm. et al., No. 2013-1386 (Fed. Cir.) by Aaron F. Barkoff In 2006, Mutual filed an ANDA for a generic version of Restoril (temazepam), including a paragraph IV certification to Tyco's U.S. Patent...
  • Jul 10

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29
    We are proud that McAndrews Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed will be one of the featured speakers at American Conference Institute's inaugural "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" conference in Boston, July 28-29. Dr. Rasheed will be speaking on…
Rank this Week: 300

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
Rank this Week: 305

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 310

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently
    The Board denied the petitioner's request for rehearing of an earlier decision partially denying institution of inter partes review and rejected the arguments regarding the institutions of earlier petitions. "[The petitioner] contends that…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's medical device patents were invalid as indefinite. "The question here is whether the absence of identified boundaries in terms of proximity, distance, or location…
  • Nov 24

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense
    The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief, that…
Rank this Week: 325

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Nov 28

    10 Day FREE Trial at Lynda.com

    10 Day FREE Trial at Lynda.com
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading 10 Day FREE Trial at Lynda.com! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just…
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
Rank this Week: 328

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 28

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?
    The Parliamentary Intelligence Security Committee (ISC) has published a special report on the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by two extremists. The report offers an interesting insight into the workings of the security services, and while it…
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
Rank this Week: 329

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 336

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

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

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

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

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

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

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

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 338

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    More on Recent and Current Developments at and Concerning the Copyright Board of Canada

    More on Recent and Current Developments at and Concerning the Copyright Board of Canada
    I recently wrote about the reversal by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) of the CAFDE decision by the Copyright Board in which the Board erroneously reversed its own originally erroneous decision. I indicated that that this…
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
Rank this Week: 346

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 22

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 357