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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/
  • Aug 1

    Red faces over PINK knickers? Victoria's Secret has a tough time in court

    Red faces over PINK knickers? Victoria's Secret has a tough time in court
    Cometh the hour, cometh the (pink) Kat ...News has now began the haemorrhage through the blogosphere that British-based shirt-maker Thomas Pink has emerged happy and glorious from a spot of litigation against US intimate apparel company…
  • Aug 1

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming IP events. Even though it's the summer (in the Northern hemisphere, at any rate) and there's not much going on in terms of conferences and other events, new forthcoming attractions for the rest of the year and indeed beyond…
  • Aug 1

    Pending referrals before the Enlarged Board

    Pending referrals before the Enlarged Board
    A couple of referrals to the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeals have slipped past the nose of the IPKat in recent months. Avid readers of the EPO Official Journal will have spotted them already, but the IPKat thought that they are worth…
Rank this Week: 28

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 1

    3 Count: Let it Go… On

    3 Count: Let it Go… On
    Lawsuit over Frozen trailer is allowed to move forward, dueling milk crates spark battle in Australia and it Yo! vs. Oi! in the battle of one-word apps. The post 3 Count: Let it Go… On appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy
    With the leak of the upcoming Expendables movie, it's worth taking a look at why pre-release piracy is treated so serious and what can be done about it. The post The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay
    FilmOn hit with $90,000 contempt judgment, NMPA sues two unlicensed lyrics sites and Polish group wants to expand copyright levy to phones and tablets. The post 3 Count: $90,000 Delay appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
Rank this Week: 49

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline
    The EPA continues to tread water on biofuels.from Reuters:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday [July 31, 2014] extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a…
  • Jul 31

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana
    Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.from the Hill:Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his paper from other sources without…
  • Jul 31

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post
    From the Washington Post:The tech community, adds George Washington University professor John Whealan, himself a deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the USPTO from 2001-2008, "has, with all due respect, become an…
Rank this Week: 50

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 31

    Court Report -- Part III

    Court Report -- Part III
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC 1:14-cv-00914; filed July 11, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 30

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court has made a sport of reversing the Federal Circuit over the past decade or so, and other than reserved (and sometimes not so reserved) statements by members of the lower court, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
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/
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 3: dissent

    COOL story, part 3: dissent
    Judge Henderson dissented, believing the question of Zauderer’s appropriate scope to have been resolved in R.J. Reynolds and unfairly revisited.Judge Brown also dissented, quite vigorously. Under the majority’s reasoning, “a…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence
    AMI continued: concurrencesJudge Rogers concurred in part.  She wrote to disassociate herself from the suggested collapse of Central Hudsonand Zauderer.  “Viewing Zaudereras simply an application of Central Hudson to special…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule
    American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2014)The D.C. Circuit here, en banc, upholds country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, and in the process holds that Zauderer’s…
Rank this Week: 67

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 30

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)
    You may have heard of Silk Road, an online marketplace that enabled hard-to-trace buying and selling of illegal goods. The court says it was “as if the purchases were occurring on eBay;” buyers and sellers could even leave…
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
Rank this Week: 99

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 1

    Not Accepting Well-Pled Allegations is “Cardinal Sin” of Affirmative Defense

    Not Accepting Well-Pled Allegations is “Cardinal Sin” of Affirmative Defense
    Sonic Indus., LLC v. iRobot Corp. No. 13 C 9251, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 28, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant iRobot’s answer and affirmative defenses, and allowed other portions to be…
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 103

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: 113

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
  • Aug 1

    OED Discipline for False, Misleading Statements in Brief to CAFC

    OED Discipline for False, Misleading Statements in Brief to CAFC
    The USPTO charged that Hicks violated 37 C.F.R. 10.20 et seq.[1] Ultimately, Hicks acknowledged that he violated 37 C.F.R. 10.23(b)(5), which prohibited “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.” *** Thus,…
  • Aug 1

    GE Patents: Patents of Note: Medical Inventions & Alternative Energy System

    GE Patents: Patents of Note: Medical Inventions & Alternative Energy System
    General Electric has been awash in recently issued patents pertaining to medical technologies, and we discuss an intriguing collection of these inventions. One patent protects an improved anaesthesia delivery system that monitors oxygen…
  • Jul 31

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility
    A troubling aspect of the analysis in the Alice opinion is the suggestion that an invention, once patent eligible, can become patent ineligible simply based on the passage of time and public adoption. Dialogue in the oral argument as well as…
Rank this Week: 145

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 30

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it
    And so it was that, as previously blogged, on June 25, 2014, I participating in the copyright statutory damages segment of the PTO’ / Department of Commerce / Internet Policy Task Force public roundtable discussion “Green Paper…
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    Cover me

    Cover me
    Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s…
Rank this Week: 152

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: 158

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 1

    Duplitecture

    Duplitecture
    My favorite design podcast, 99% Invisible, did its episode this week on "Duplitecture". That starts out being about the vast cities in China that are conscious re-creations of architecture from elsewhere in the world, and delves into the…
  • Jul 30

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water
    In the past couple of years (see for example the Prometheus decision). The Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that attempted to clarify what is and is not patentable. Unfortunately, the result has been the exact opposite, with…
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Jul 31

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing
    Narrator of ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ video, registers the phrase, and sues t-shirt company. honey badger dont care complaint.pdf
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 171

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Midwestern Company Seeks Experienced International Lawyer

    Midwestern Company Seeks Experienced International Lawyer
    Multinational retailer located in the Midwest is seeking an experienced attorney to provide international law services. Reporting to the General Counsel of the company, the attorney will provide advice regarding franchising, joint ventures,…
  • Aug 1

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are five appeals that were decided in July 2014. How do you think they came out? Do you see…
  • Aug 1

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of August, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 187

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/
  • Jul 31

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?
    Yesterday the Tor Project issued an advisory describing a large-scale identification attack on Tor hidden services. The attack started on January 30 and ended when Tor ejected the attackers on July 4. It appears that this attack was the…
  • Jul 30

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?
    Several recent news stories have highlighted the ways that online social platforms can subtly shape our lives. First came the news that Facebook has “manipulated” users’ emotions by tweaking the balance of happy and sad…
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Aug 1

    "Picking the Court: Jurisdiction, Venue, Removal and Remand in Federal Court" - MCS article in The Advocate

    "Picking the Court: Jurisdiction, Venue, Removal and Remand in Federal Court" - MCS article in The Advocate
    I returned from vacation this morning to find the latest issue of the State Bar Litigation Section's quarterly publication The Advocate in my in box. This summer's symposium issue is Litigating in Federal Court, with my article "Picking the…
  • Jul 2

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent
    Bianco MD v. Globus Medical Inc., 2:12-cv-00147 (7/1/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Ongoing royalty set at 5% The jury in this case found that defendant Globus Medical, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets belonging to the…
  • Jul 2

    Marshall Status Conference

    Marshall Status Conference
    It's status conference week in Marshall, with nonpatent cases up Monday afternoon, and patent cases yesterday afternoon. That means I spent this morning analyzing the settings to provide clients and cocounsel with information on time to trial…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 197

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?

    SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?
    In case you missed SHARKNADO last year, fear not, the sequel SHARKNADO 2 — The Second One, is taking the country by storm, and it is reportedly even better than the first SHARKNADO film. Not having seen either, I’m not sure…
  • Jul 31

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?
    A few weeks back, Steve discussed Apple’s recent applications to register a trio of non-verbal trademarks, shown below: (Each image links to the corresponding application on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO).…
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 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
  • 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: 219

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: 227

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: 239

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14
    Aereo files emergancy motion on remand arguing it’s a cable provider entitled to Section 111 compulsory license — via Shades of Gray‘s Naomi Gray comes the just-filed memorandum of law from Aereo in support of its…
  • Jul 30

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy
    This past week, a DVD quality copy of Expendables 3 leaked onto online pirate sites, weeks before its August 15 box office debut. Along with the news came the usual claims that filmmakers shouldn’t worry about pre-release…
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
Rank this Week: 247

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
  • Jul 28

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment
    Here’s another new law review article on Cariou v. Prince, and this time it’s from yours truly in collaboration with art historian and curator, Lauren van Haaften-Schick. The article is the product of a paper I presented at Texas…
  • Jul 24

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation
    “In June 2012, Sesame Street introduced Alex, a new character on its online interactive program Little Children, Big Challenges. In the short educational video, Alex admits his father is in prison after skirting questions from his…
  • Jul 24

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie
    On the heels of this Guardian article on why fake artworks may just be good enough, now this. A quick note on The Guardian article. The Walter Benjamin reference is a bit superficial. For Benjamin the aura did rest in the singular object, but…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Aug 1

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research
    Andrew M. Perlman, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, 90 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Carole SilverAndy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just…
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
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Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark
    Unusual — even risqué — brands are memorable, which can pay dividends. That’s the upshot of a recent New York Times article. For example, David Hall was running a small construction company when he decided to…
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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
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 25

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!
    Hosts: Denise Howell Fair Use for litigation briefs and bloggers, buying versus renting digital content, EA and NCAA video game settlements and more! Guests: Lateef Mtima and Rob Pegoraro Photo credit: David Download or subscribe to…
  • Jul 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • 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!
  • Jun 20

    ACI "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs," New York City, July 24-25

    ACI "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs," New York City, July 24-25
    American Conference Institute will be holding its 2nd annual "Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs" in New York on July 24-25. The conference promises to present "comprehensive strategies for the generic pharmaceutical industry's…
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Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    USPTO Proposed Rules for Transparency of Patent Ownership

    USPTO Proposed Rules for Transparency of Patent Ownership
    In January 2014, the USPTO published proposed rules to increase the transparency of patent ownership information for patent applications and issued patents, which the USPTO termed “attributable ownership proposed rules” as a…
  • Mar 24

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing
    The Licensing Executives Society International will hold its 2014 annual conference in Moscow, Russia. Session The main program will be 18-21 May 2014. Conference Program The conference program will include 6 General sessions and 23 workshops…
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US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 306

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 18

    HTML/CSS Test Page For Web Designer

    HTML/CSS Test Page For Web Designer
    Erik’s Clueful HTML Brain Dump. Below is just about everything you’ll need to style a WordPress theme (or any other CSS-based web design).  Check the source code (i.e. view source) to see the many embedded elements within…
  • Oct 3

    Time For A Patent Bar Oath

    Time For A Patent Bar Oath
    Proposed Patent Attorney's Oath.
  • Oct 2

    Drawing That Explains This Blog

    Drawing That Explains This Blog
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock 'n' Roll. Why do I write about more than one thing?  Because I think single-subject blogs are, for the most part, boring. Do you like musicians who play only one note?  Artists who use only one color?  OK…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 318

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Lack of Maximum Length Limitation Renders Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Lack of Maximum Length Limitation Renders Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    Following a bench trial, the court found that plaintiff's boat motor patents were invalid as indefinite. "[T]he Court construed the term 'elongated drive housing' to mean 'a drive housing that is greater in measurement in one axis than in the…
  • Jul 31

    Judge Bryson: “Reasonable Certainty” Portion of Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Not Significant

    Judge Bryson: “Reasonable Certainty” Portion of Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Not Significant
    The court denied defendant's motion to strike the declaration of plaintiff's claim construction expert and rejected the argument that the expert relied on an improper indefiniteness standard. "The distinction that the defendants draw between…
  • Jul 30

    Passage of Time Does Not Render Substantial Controversy Stale

    Passage of Time Does Not Render Substantial Controversy Stale
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "Plaintiff has not alleged that defendant communicated with plaintiff at all before initiating this lawsuit.…
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 25

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?
    The UK Government’s senior adviser in intellectual property issues, MP Mike Weatherley, has made the news by suggesting that theft of articles in online environments should be prosecuted just like theft in the real world. He asked the…
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 330

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
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: 338

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 30

    One must conscientiously and systematically perform abstraction-filtration-comparison test in software copyright infringement matter

    One must conscientiously and systematically perform abstraction-filtration-comparison test in software copyright infringement matter
    In all copyright infringement cases, a plaintiff must prove, among other things, that the defendant copied elements of plaintiff’s work that are protected by copyright. This is key because not all copying is infringement – some of…
  • Jul 28

    What should we do when trademarks offend?

    What should we do when trademarks offend?
    Trademarks are symbols that convey meaning, and ostensibly that meaning is ontologically linked to the purveyor of the goods or services with which the trademark is connected. But those symbols can relate to different ontologies as well, be…
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward
    Plaintiff restaurant owner sued Yelp under California unfair competition law, claiming that certain statements Yelp made about the filters it uses to ascertain the unreliability or bias of user reviews were misleading and untrue. For example,…
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