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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/
  • Jun 30

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?
    Amidst all these polite conversationsaround EU copyright reform ...Debate is currently being undertaken at the level of EU institutions as to whether the existing legislative framework in the area of copyright should be updated. In May…
  • Jun 30

    Patent Déjà vu - Hospira v Genentech and another patent die

    Patent Déjà vu - Hospira v Genentech and another patent die
    There has been a superabundant deluge of patent cases last week, with two decisions from the Court of Appeal and two from the Patents Court.  So it is with slight delay that the IPKat comes to the latest decision in the apparently…
  • Jun 29

    Letter from AmeriKat: Spiderman's web ensnares the US Supreme Court in Kimble v Marvel

    Letter from AmeriKat: Spiderman's web ensnares the US Supreme Court in Kimble v Marvel
    Try as she might, the AmeriKat isno Spiderman...It was a busy week for the US Supreme Court last week, as it delivered blockbuster judgments on Obamacare and same-sex marriage rights.  No surprise that the Supreme Court's decision in…
Rank this Week: 53

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #13

    17 Seconds #13
    Useful and quick. Clocktower uses value-based billing, which means that we charge for knowing where to hammer, not for hammering (see also http://www.erikjheels.com/1098.html). As such, we’ve published our updated price list (which is…
  • Jun 17

    Retiring My Retro Resume

    Retiring My Retro Resume
    A new bio, CV, resume for the next 50 years.             About 15 years ago, I started noticing that the video games I played in high school were being categorized as “retro” games. Similarly, many of…
  • Jun 16

    Great Boston vs. Greater Boston

    Great Boston vs. Greater Boston
    If they can say Great Britain, then we can say Great Boston! I have a great deal of affection for Boston, where I was born, where I went to college, and where I call home. When people ask me where I’m from, I never say, “Well, I…
Rank this Week: 93

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 86

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 29

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)
    By Eddie Obissi and Michael Borella -- Note: This coverage of a district court case from last year provides an overview of the patented invention, as well as the decision currently being appealed to the Federal Circuit. In a subsequent…
  • Jun 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Teijin Ltd. et al. v. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00454; filed June 4, 2015 in the District Court of…
  • Jun 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best…
Rank this Week: 147

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 28

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter
    It’s been pretty busy for me since I moved to Archer & Greiner, PC, so I haven’t blogged all that much lately.  And, after all, blogging is dead anyway, except for maybe 25 or so blogs, right? Well, at least there’s…
  • Jun 19

    Friends of the court, friends of the First Amendment

    Friends of the court, friends of the First Amendment
    The approved and publishable amicus briefs in the appeal regarding the trademark registration of THE SLANTS are trickling in. Certainly interesting to see who is saying what.  So far, they all seem to be on the side of The Slants, though…
  • Jun 12

    IP piggie

    IP piggie
    Originally posted 2008-01-30 20:27:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterArs Technica: Not content with the current (and already massive) statutory damages allowed under copyright law, the RIAA is pushing to expand the provision. The issue is…
Rank this Week: 113

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jun 7

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions June 2015

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions June 2015
    University Athletic Association, Inc. v. Frank Apuzzo / FKLA, Inc., FA1504001613918 (Forum June 1, 2015) (floridagators.com). Completely changing the website following receipt of Complainant’s cease and desist letter is evidence of bad…
  • Jun 3

    Authors and Domain Name

    Authors and Domain Name
    Copyright law is the principal system for protecting authors’ creations. It confers rights without requiring any other action, but in order to fully benefit from the law authors and parties to whom copyrights have been assigned or sold…
  • May 27

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name
    The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides that “[a] person shall be liable in a civil action by an owner of a mark . . . if . . . the mark . . . is distinctive at the time of the registration of the domain name. . .…
Rank this Week: 117

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 136

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 30

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe
    IPNews® - McDonald’s is seeking to prevent fast-food chain Supermac’s from expanding outside of Ireland. Supermac’s is a popular Irish fast-food chain that is seeking Trademark protection throughout Europe in relation to…
  • Jun 23

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid
    IPNews® - A judge recently ruled that the patent for a prenatal test should not have been issued to San Diego based bio-tech company Sequenom. Sequenom received the patent for the pre-natal test called MaterniT21.  However, a judge…
  • Jun 16

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent
    IPNews® - Ford Motors is releasing its electrified vehicle patents to competitors in hopes that sharing technology will speed and strengthen future technological developments for electric cars. The move follows a similar recent move by…
Rank this Week: 219

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC It’s like my logo. I wasn’t even dunking on that one. People think that I was. I just stood on the floor, jumped up and spread my legs and they took the picture. I wasn’t even…
  • Jun 29

    “Of All Time”

    “Of All Time”
    Those three words are pretty bold, especially when we’ve only been around just over 6 years: “‘Of all time’ is used to make a comparison, stating that something is the best throughout the ages.” We’re…
  • Jun 26

    ¿Por Que, JUANITO FÚTBOL?

    ¿Por Que, JUANITO FÚTBOL?
    In the fall of 2012, an upstart freshman quarterback at Texas A&M named Johnny Manziel earned the moniker “Johnny Football” during an incredible season, leading the Aggies to a number of huge wins. Yet after three years, a…
Rank this Week: 397

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: 257

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 160

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-29
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: htt… http://t.co/rZbZ5cG4if -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28 http://t.co/qcoyd9siR9 -> McCarthy in…
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
Rank this Week: 342

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: 374

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 250

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
  • Jun 25

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey
    By Joshua E. French What is this? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regularly analyzes data related to US investment in foreign corporations.  Many large companies are specifically requested to provide data which is included in…
  • Jun 22

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter
    The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview. Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A…
Rank this Week: 214

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
  • Jun 4

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule
    Readers of this blog will know that we have been following the recent legal developments relating to bitcoin and other virtually currency systems [also here and here].  Yesterday, in a significant development reflecting the general…
Rank this Week: 248

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jun 10

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) is well-known for its notice and takedown provisions. But the DMCA provides a number of other interesting mechanisms, including a procedure for potential copyright plaintiffs to send…
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
Rank this Week: 276

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 9

    Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments to assist it in developing draft legislation that would establish a legal framework for certain mass digitization activities. For the past several…
  • Jun 8

    Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act – Ray v. ESPN

    Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act – Ray v. ESPN
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act - Ray v. ESPN! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law…
  • Jun 4

    Proceed with Caution: Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Proceed with Caution: Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office today released Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights. The Report documents the legal and business challenges faced by good faith users who seek to use orphan works and/or engage…
Rank this Week: 307

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
Rank this Week: 172

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
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 388

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Apr 29

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22
    From the Google Public Policy Blog, with some traction in the news this week- Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion We invite you to sell us your patents. The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents…
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
Rank this Week: 210

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 262

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 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…
Rank this Week: 223

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 357

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 273

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

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

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 367

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 176

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 304

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jun 30

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction, Finding No Likelihood of Success on the Merit

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction, Finding No Likelihood of Success on the Merit
    In a June 29, 2015 ruling, Judge Robert W. Sweet denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the defendant’s use of the plaintiff’s trademarks in purchased keyword internet searches. Among other…
  • Jun 30

    Court Invalidates Patent As Claiming Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter

    Court Invalidates Patent As Claiming Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter
    In a June 29, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla invalidated U.S. Patent No. 7,885,887 under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as claiming ineligible subject matter. The Court summarized representative claim 1 as having the following…
  • Jun 29

    Court Finds Copyright Ownership Claim Time-Barred, Allows Work-for-Hire Defense

    Court Finds Copyright Ownership Claim Time-Barred, Allows Work-for-Hire Defense
    In a June 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood ruled that the counterclaim plaintiff’s copyright ownership claim over certain photographs taken by the counterclaim defendant was barred by the three year statute of limitations. The…
Rank this Week: 1692

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Jun 30

    One Year Anniversary of Alice

    One Year Anniversary of Alice
    Marc Brockhaus and Jordan Sigale On this one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., much of the Section 101 jurisprudence still remains a little jumbled,…
  • Jun 26

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015
    Ann Robl In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and…
  • Jun 26

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program
    Ann Robl On June 9, 2015, the USPTO held its first “Quality Chat” webcast. The Quality Chat series will be broadcast on the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 30

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER
    By Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call…
  • Jun 29

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By Thomas Zhong The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is…
  • Jun 26

    GENEVA, LISBON AND "THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE": A JOURNEY INTO FOOD

    GENEVA, LISBON AND "THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE": A JOURNEY INTO FOOD
    By Sara Balice What have in common the enchanting Lisbon, the international Geneva and our Bel Paese? Probably not much, except for being all part of our beloved Old Continent. But recently, these three places have been mentioned for…
Rank this Week: 3794

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    CAFC relies on intrinsic record for claim construction in Cambrian

    CAFC relies on intrinsic record for claim construction in Cambrian
    NoteCambrian makes the additional argument that thedistrict court should not have relied upon Mr. Koch’sexpert testimony. We need not reach that issue here, asthe intrinsic evidence fully determines the proper con-struction of the…
  • Jun 27

    Stare decisis and the Spider-Man case (Kimble v. Marvel)

    Stare decisis and the Spider-Man case (Kimble v. Marvel)
    As a flashback, concerning the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn Brulotte v. Thys, contemplate the following from Monell, 436 U.S. 658, 695 (1978) :Although we have stated that stare decisis has more force in statutory analysis than in…
  • Jun 26

    Trade secrets as a solution to the Brulotte issue?

    Trade secrets as a solution to the Brulotte issue?
    Note How a trade secret could have saved a running royalty from a nearly invincible law Amazingly, both parties later professed that they knew not of the seminal Brulotte case when they entered into the agreement. But Marvel ultimately…
Rank this Week: 2177

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jun 30

    The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retire

    The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retire
    Since she first joined the USPTO as the newest examiner in 1977, Focarino has worked tirelessly in a variety of different roles, always as a public servant. Not only has she worked in the public sector doing whatever job has been asked of her…
  • Jun 30

    Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resource

    Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resource
    This change to the Chrome browser system is one of which U.S. patent applicants will want to be aware because of its impacts to some of the digital resources made available by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Both EFS-Web, the…
  • Jun 29

    FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact

    FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact
    The nature of broadband has been changing in a way that Wheeler believes will spur even more robust data services in the near future. The FCC is taking a number of steps to try and promote competition among broadband service providers, one of…
Rank this Week: 4869

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Voluminous Petition and Supporting Exhibits Warrant Denial of Inter Partes Review

    Voluminous Petition and Supporting Exhibits Warrant Denial of Inter Partes Review
    The Board denied institution of inter partes review of a digital rights management patent because the petition and supporting exhibits were too voluminous to permit a just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of the proceeding. "The Director…
  • Jun 29

    Track Abuse of Process Decisions in the PTAB

    Track Abuse of Process Decisions in the PTAB
    The decision reported here is the latest in a series of PTAB decisions addressing accusations that hedge fund Hayman Credes Master Fund L.P. (under the name the Coalition for Affordable Drugs) has abused the IPR process by initiating IPRs…
  • Jun 29

    PTAB Authorizes Motion for Additional Discovery Concerning Possible Abuse of Process by the Coalition for Affordable Drug

    PTAB Authorizes Motion for Additional Discovery Concerning Possible Abuse of Process by the Coalition for Affordable Drug
    The Board granted the patent owner's request to file a motion for additional discovery concerning possible abuse of process by two real parties in interest. "[The] Patent Owner requests two non-public offering documents for [two named funds]…
Rank this Week: 1156

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5037

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
  • Jun 16

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con
    With the recent launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) consultation into setting up a pilot arbitration service to widen access to justice, it is interesting to consider the…
Rank this Week: 4778

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2324

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity

    Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity
    In re GNC Corp., -- F.3d --, 2015 WL 3798174 (4thCir. June 19, 2015) Well, this is a terrible opinion that makes no sense.  In the Fourth Circuit, if reasonable experts disagree, it’s now impossible for one to be wrong, and…
Rank this Week: 1407

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jun 30

    Sirius settles pre-1972 sound recordings claim in USA

    Sirius settles pre-1972 sound recordings claim in USA
    US satellite broadcaster Sirius XM has reached a settlement with all three major record labels  over the long-rumbling pre-1972 copyright dispute in the US, which has been highlighted in the actions brought by Flo & Eddie of the band…
  • Jun 30

    When claimants stand up for copyright, defendants can get sent down

    When claimants stand up for copyright, defendants can get sent down
    Phonographic Performance Limited v Fletcher is an extempore ruling by Mr Justice Arnold, sitting in the Chancery Division, England and Wales, last Monday; being extempore it isn't available on BAILII but it was noted in brief on the…
  • Jun 29

    CLA launches new Second Extract Permissions Service

    CLA launches new Second Extract Permissions Service
    A couple of weeks ago this blogger received a media release that somehow slipped to the bottom to his pile of unattended emails and remained there till he found it again today. The title "CLA launches new time-saving permissions service for…
Rank this Week: 1571

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/
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
Rank this Week: 4480

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the revisions to the Emergency Alert System rules adopted in the wake of the 2011 nationwide EAS test. Those revisions have now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that they will take effect…
  • Jun 29

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag
    Settlement wraps up record labels’ lawsuit re pre-1972 performance rights They’re rejoicing in the Home for Old Musicians (not to mention the Home for Companies That Own Old Musicians’ Performance Copyrights). Sirius XM and…
  • Jun 27

    Form 2100, Schedule 381 – Getting There Is Half the Fun!

    Form 2100, Schedule 381 – Getting There Is Half the Fun!
    Want to file your Schedule 381 but not sure how to get there? Just follow us… We have previously reported that TV stations included on the FCC’s Eligibility List have got to file Form 2100, Schedule 381 (official name:…
Rank this Week: 3275

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Jun 29

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MATTRESS OVERSTOCK, in the design form shown below, for "retail store and on-line retail store services featuring furniture and sleep products" [MATTRESS OVERSTOCK…
  • Jun 26

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?
    Applicant sought to register the mark KNOTTY BRUNETTE for "beer, ale and lager," but the USPTO refused registration, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the mark NUTTY BREWNETTE for beer. The goods are, in part, identical, but…
Rank this Week: 2102

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
Rank this Week: 3800

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 29

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application
    In Mohsenzadeh v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that the USPTO’s delay in issuing a Restriction Requirement in a parent application does not earn Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) for the ensuing…
  • Jun 25

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent
    In 2008, the Federal Circuit determined that claims 1-4 and 11-17 of U.S. Patent No. 5,760,068 were invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) over a related parent patent, in part because the ‘068 patent was filed…
  • Jun 22

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend
    The Federal Circuit decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., addressed several important issues relating to post-grant patent trials conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including the PTAB’s claim…
Rank this Week: 3847