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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/
  • Sep 19

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. Do please remember to check the IPKat's ever-changing Forthcoming Events page for interesting bits and pieces that are coming your way.  One such event, about which this Kat will have more to say at the beginning of…
  • Sep 19

    Does Twitter portend the demise of IP protection for advertising?

    Does Twitter portend the demise of IP protection for advertising?
    This Kat from time to time engages in feline fretting about how tech trends may impact on the future face of IP. His most recent fret recently occurred as he read an article on Bloomberg.com, "Brand-Building with F-Bombs," by Kristen…
  • Sep 18

    BREAKING NEWS: Spanish court refers new case to CJEU on private copying levie

    BREAKING NEWS: Spanish court refers new case to CJEU on private copying levie
    Wait a moment: who should bear the levy system?From enthusiastic and invariably helpful Katfriend Fidel Porcuna (Bird&Bird) comes the news that the Spanish Supreme Court has just referred two questions to the…
Rank this Week: 28

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 27

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
  • Sep 17

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case
    In VirnetX to Vringo’s Lost Millions Show Patent Peril , Susan Decker noted that other patent licensing companies were impacted by the Virnetx/Apple CAFC decision of Sept. 16, 2014:Other public companies that rely on patent licensing…
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
  • Sep 18

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch
    Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive.  New guidance expected in October.  Richard…
  • Sep 17

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?
    Guest Post by Paul Morgan This is an increasing important and not fully resolved legal issue which should logically be addressed in the pending Fed. Cir. appeal of the nearly $1 billion infringement damages award in Apple v. Samsung, re the…
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
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/
  • Sep 18

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)
    By Andrew Williams -- The USPTO has been seeking feedback on the PTAB trial proceedings established by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. A Federal Register Notice from June 27, 2014 contained the "Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October
    By Donald Zuhn -- During a session at today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided an update on the status of the Myriad-Mayo Guidance. The BCP session on the…
  • Sep 16

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"
    By Paul Tully -- The new phone book is here? No, but close. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced on Friday that it has published its first listing of approved biologic drugs. The list will be supplemented with approved…
Rank this Week: 64

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 68

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

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/
Rank this Week: 100

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 104

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 105

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 116

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: 130

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
  • Sep 19

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice
    There are plenty of patents being issued to these giants of the banking industry which protect methods of processing transactions or performing other services through computer technologies. This year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice…
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
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
  • Sep 16

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO
    Hurry up and register for this webinar , in which LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (that’s me) will be participating as comic relief, on the topic of the refusal to register “disparaging” trademarks such as REDSKINS…
  • Sep 8

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom
    Poor old Jell-O® Brand Gelatin.  It once billed itself as The World’s Most Favorite Dessert.  Remember the old Jell-O brand profile, at least the one that dominated for the better part of the last generation?:…
  • Sep 5

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?
    Originally posted 2006-07-05 19:27:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOkay, so that dates me a tad. Well, does Pepsi tell Coke — that Coke employees are trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets to them? Of course they do: Three people were…
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: 159

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Sep 18

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family
    Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn. skinny pop.pdf
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
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: 173

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods or services, without more. Well, your would-be honor, try your skills on…
  • Sep 18

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service
    The TTAB has re-designated as precedential its three-year old decision in In re Chengdu AOBI Information Technology Co., Ltd., Serial No. 77723547 (May 31, 2011) [not precedential], wherein the Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark…
  • Sep 17

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd
    As part of the "TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston" program in Boston on October 3rd [here], the Board will hear final arguments in Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996. [Pleadings and other filings…
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: 188

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/
  • Sep 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 194

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/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney General Recognizes ED Texas Federal Prosecutors Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn

    Attorney General Recognizes ED Texas Federal Prosecutors Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn
    Assistant U.S. Attorneys Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Texas were two of 243 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for...
  • Sep 19

    Happy Birthday 600Camp

    Happy Birthday 600Camp
    My favorite stop for commercial litigation in the Fifth Circuit, 600Camp celebrates its birthday today, and as is its custom, proposes a New Orleans cocktail for the occasion. Author David Coale suggests the Touchdown Jesus Bloody Mary”…
  • Sep 19

    Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied

    Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied
    Barbour v. Director, TDCJ-CID, NO. 4:11cv365 (9/2/14) Judge: Don Bush Holding: Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied Petitioner is an inmate in the Texas prison system who challenged his conviction for two counts of injury to…
Rank this Week: 195

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    The House That Solitude Built

    The House That Solitude Built
    Ever tried to search for directions on your so-called “smart” phone by the name of your intended destination?   What if it directed you to the museum you searched, but unwittingly not the museum you intended to…
  • Sep 18

    Honey Badger Don’t Care, but the Owner of the Trademark Rights Do Care.

    Honey Badger Don’t Care, but the Owner of the Trademark Rights Do Care.
    We truly live in an amazing time, where nearly any person with access to a computer can obtain a nearly infinite amount of knowledge, create and distribute ideas and works of art to the entire world. Also, there are lots of cat videos and…
  • Sep 17

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line
    Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 213

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 228

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: 241

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 253

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
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 273

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
  • Sep 19

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief
    There was a time when it would almost have been appropriate to rename this blog "FRAND Patents". While there is still a lot going on in that field, the related antitrust investigations have all come to an end and my focus has changed. I heard…
  • Sep 11

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management
    There continues to be a discrepancy between Apple's ability to have its patents upheld on its home turf and the fate that its patents suffer in other jurisdictions, particularly in Europe. The last two posts showed this again: Judge Koh…
  • Sep 9

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent
    About 24 hours after denying (except for a minor part) Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) following the spring 2014 Apple v. Samsung trial in the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh has also ruled on Samsung's…
Rank this Week: 290

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 12

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Making public court documents accessible for everyone, Apple Pay, Disney vs. Deadmau5 and more! Guests: Brian Carver and Mike Lissner Photo credit: State Farm Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 5

    TWiL 274: YOLO

    TWiL 274: YOLO
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Ownership of stolen celebrity photos, red light photos as evidence, YouTube bots and more! Guests: Teri Karobonik and Art Neill Photo credit: Benjamin Vander Steen Download or subscribe to this…
  • Aug 29

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Twitch and copyright issues, autonomous swarming robots, California's cell phone kill-switch law and more! Guests: A. Michael Froomkin and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 22

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!
    A group of twelve attorneys from McAndrews, Held & Malloy will be attending BIO 2014 in San Diego this week, and we're hosting a cocktail reception on Tuesday night. Please join us if you'll be attending BIO!
Rank this Week: 297

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 16

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
Rank this Week: 303

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 306

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

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

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Sep 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

    Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.  …
  • Sep 17

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice

    The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practice
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes…
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
Rank this Week: 321

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 322

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 14

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment
    You are just waking up from a 28-day coma, the world is a desolate wasteland, the zombie apocalypse has come unleashed by the release of the new U2 album Songs of Innocence. At least this is the idea that you would get if you were reading…
  • Sep 10

    The return of cyber-libertarianism

    The return of cyber-libertarianism
    For many of us interested in Internet Regulation, cyber-libertarianism is that wacky and archaic theory that is described at the start of a presentation, sort of like Geocities pages and Myspace profiles. “Look at what those naïve…
  • Sep 6

    No, I do not believe in the multi-stakeholder model

    No, I do not believe in the multi-stakeholder model
    I have been attending the 9th Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, which is a body that arose from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2005, and which has the stated objective of discussing “public policy issues…
Rank this Week: 325

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: 335

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

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    Update on Fair Dealing in Canada – A Future Full of “FUDD”?

    Update on Fair Dealing in Canada – A Future Full of “FUDD”?
    In the last decade, users of copyrighted works in Canada have enjoyed major victories in the Supreme Court of Canada. In three cases, CCH v. LSUC, SOCAN v. Bell, and Province of Alberta v. Access Copyright the Court repeatedly recognized fair…
  • Sep 2

    SCC Will Announce Leave to Appeal Decision re Copyright Board SODRAC Ephemeral Rights Decision on Septemer 4, 2014

    SCC Will Announce Leave to Appeal Decision re Copyright Board SODRAC Ephemeral Rights Decision on Septemer 4, 2014
    We shall learn on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM whether the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the following appeal. The following summary is that of the Court.HPK  *****35918 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation /…
  • Aug 31

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?
    On July 2, 2014 Mme Neelie Kroes who holds the important position of Vice-President of the European Commission (“EC”) responsible for the Digital Agenda, gave an important speech on copyright reform in the EU entitled “Our…
Rank this Week: 341

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 352