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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    An Empirical Lesson on Bluffing in Trademark Dispute

    An Empirical Lesson on Bluffing in Trademark Dispute
    While it’s a great song, Kenny Rogers’ classic The Gambler doesn’t provide much guidance on winning a game of poker. Step 1: Know when to hold ‘em Step 2: Know when to fold ‘em Step 3: Know when to walk away Step…
  • Mar 31

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Is your industry crowded? Does one brand overshadow the rest of the players in your industry? How can your business stand out? Here are five tips every business can learn about branding from recent data breaches. With…
  • Mar 30

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?
    Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the…
Rank this Week: 31

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
  • Mar 27

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?
    North Jersey Media Group Inc. is the copyright owner of the iconic photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2013, a Fox News producer posted a…
  • Mar 20

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim
    Since his death in 1981, reggae superstar Bob Marley and his “image” continue to be broadly popular and command millions of dollars each year in merchandising revenue. His children own an entity called Fifth Six Hope Road, Music,…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Apr 1

    The Borders of Human Right

    The Borders of Human Right
    Moria Paz, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls (Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2526521), available at SSRN.  Jaya Ramji-NogalesWhat is the relationship between…
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
Rank this Week: 88

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 93

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood
    Keynote Address, Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, President, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Law enforcement has to be moving to the internet, where crime is going. Worked with ISPs on child porn/hash…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: survey

    ANA conference: survey
    What Do Consumers Think? Using Online Surveys To Demonstrate Implied Claims David G. Mallen, Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes, Loeb & Loeb LLP: NAD now forum of choice for many ad challenges, especially since the standard of proof is…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: keynote

    ANA conference: keynote
    2015 ANA ConferenceKeynote Address: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCCMissed most of this due to transit, but he thanked advertisers for defending their interests before the FCC and said they should be involved before an issue reaches…
Rank this Week: 135

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    White House of Cards: Selling the President

    White House of Cards: Selling the President
    Soon, I will be launching my Kickstarter Campaign for a card game I designed entitled "RePresidency." The game will feature works from the public domain that includes images of former political leaders and other political icons that helped…
  • Mar 30

    High Heeled Shoes: Low Level Legal Protection

    High Heeled Shoes: Low Level Legal Protection
    Dear Rich: I make and sell high heel shoes. What I do is decorate with spikes, studs, feathers, embellishments etc., and sell them. But my biggest sellers which I call my signature design is the peacock feather that I place in certain areas…
  • Mar 18

    Little Rascals/Affordable Care Fair Use Question

    Little Rascals/Affordable Care Fair Use Question
    Dear Rich: My original music video concerning the Affordable Care Act would illustrate the song's narrative with very short clips cut from online video: The Little Rascals from the 1950s, a major league pitcher 'doctoring' a baseball,…
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • Apr 1

    Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

    Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma
    Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been granted. In fact, organizations in pursuit of acquired technology are…
  • Apr 1

    USPTO Appoints New Deputy for Trademark Operation

    USPTO Appoints New Deputy for Trademark Operation
    The USPTO today announced the appointment of Meryl Hershkowitz as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations. In her new position, Hershkowitz will oversee the examination and processing of applications throughout trademark operations.…
  • Apr 1

    Teva acquires Auspex for $3.5 billion, increases patent holdings in orphan disease treatment

    Teva acquires Auspex for $3.5 billion, increases patent holdings in orphan disease treatment
    This year the pharmaceutical world has already seen some incredible mergers and acquisitions. This rapid pace of activity represents the highest level of pharmaceutical and biotech takeovers since 2009, according to Bloomberg Business. The…
Rank this Week: 109

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 115

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 29

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!
    Critics agree:  Buy the Jane Coleman and Griff Price’s Secondary Trademark Infringement from Bloomberg BNA –or you’re liable to miss the big one!
  • Mar 27

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
Rank this Week: 116

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

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

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

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

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

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 129

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Are you a Klingon or a Replicant? Do you work in IP? If so, read on

    Are you a Klingon or a Replicant? Do you work in IP? If so, read on
    Klingons: acceptance within the IP professions is a long and arduous Trek ..."It takes all sorts to make a world" runs the proverb. Much the same can be said of the community of good souls who make up the community of intellectual…
  • Apr 1

    BREAKING: Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion

    BREAKING: Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion
    Fancy a trip to Luxembourg?First of all, a kat-warning: this is not an April's Fool joke, also because how could you ever make copyright-related jokes? ;)A few months ago this very blog reported that a new reference to the Court of…
  • Apr 1

    BREAKING NEWS: It's official -- the law is an ASOS, or is it an ASSOS ...?

    BREAKING NEWS: It's official -- the law is an ASOS, or is it an ASSOS ...?
    "Is that ASOS,ASSOS, ASOSS ... ?"The battle between ASSOS and ASOS is the sort of thing that case note writers and legal bloggers dread: complex litigation involving two names that are so similar that it's easy to type the one place of the…
Rank this Week: 201

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 206

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Delaware jury finds Motorola infringes claims of Intellectual Ventures' US Patent 7,120,462

    Delaware jury finds Motorola infringes claims of Intellectual Ventures' US Patent 7,120,462
    Motorola suffered a second loss to Intellectual Ventures when a Delaware jury found infringement of claimsof US Patent 7,120,462.The Register, in covering the verdict, noted:Intellectual Ventures, which was formed in 2000 by former Microsoft…
  • Apr 1

    Some intellectual property issues in collaborations between universities and industry

    Some intellectual property issues in collaborations between universities and industry
    A paper by J.T. Pronk, et al., in Nature Biotechnology titled How to set up collaborations between academia and industrial biotech companies [Nature Biotechnology 33, 237–240(2015) ] is of interest to IP issues in such…
  • Apr 1

    Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable?

    Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable?
    In the post Fighting Plagiarism In Scientific Papers , Tommaso Dorigo states:Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable in scientific papers in my opinion.Given that self-plagiarism is copying WITHOUT attribution, self-plagiarismamounts to…
Rank this Week: 270

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 1

    Interlocutory Appeal on Stay Decisions for CBM/PGR

    Interlocutory Appeal on Stay Decisions for CBM/PGR
    Intellectual Ventures v. JPMorgan (Fed. Cir. 2015) IV has asserted a set of computer security patents against JPMorgan, some of which are directly related to electronic transactions.  Within a month of the civil action filing,…
  • Mar 31

    Oral Arguments in Commil v. Cisco

    Oral Arguments in Commil v. Cisco
    by Dennis Crouch Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pending patent dispute Commil v. Cisco, Case No. 13-896.  The Patent Act creates a cause of action for actively inducing infringement of a patent.  Here, the…
  • Mar 30

    Revision of PTAB Policie

    Revision of PTAB Policie
    USPTO Director Michelle Lee is in the process of making a series of changes to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).  In her comments, Director Lee begins with he wry humor: “In recent appearances … I…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 254

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Dueling for ad dollars. U.S. companies will spend $52.8 billion on digital advertising this year, 2.5% more than they spent on it in 2014. And, while television advertising is still king—corporate marketers will invest almost $79…
  • Mar 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Out with the inbox? The overwhelming popularity of workplace-specific platforms that facilitate coworker communication—commonly referred to as “enterprise social media”—is undeniable. But are these…
  • Mar 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion
    Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels. As we reported last year, the FCA issued long-awaited…
Rank this Week: 163

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
  • Apr 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-31
    Video of Supreme Court argument in CBC v Sodrac now available http://t.co/poDDPZk2yy -> Europe Blocks EZTV and Other BitTorrent Sites in Online Piracy Crackdown http://t.co/wzbLo3LNNO -> UPC ordered to install 'three strikes'…
  • Mar 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-30
    UPC ruling: High Court to decide on 'three strikes' anti-piracy policy http://t.co/IPnbkNoirU -> Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2015 Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2015 -> Spain: The Right to Be Forgotten Does Not…
  • Mar 30

    Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall

    Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall
    The ‘Safari workaround’ has cost Google millions. In 2012, it paid a civil penalty of US$22.5 million to settle charges brought by the US FTC that Google misrepresented to users of the Safari browser that it would not place…
Rank this Week: 215

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 31

    Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Lupin Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Lupin Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court judgment of obviousness in ANDA litigation under the Hatch Waxman Act having a long provenance of earlier litigation, in Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v.…
  • Mar 30

    USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice

    USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice
    By Grantland Drutchas and Andrew Williams -- On Friday, March 27, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog indicating several "quick-fix" and proposed rule changes. The "quick-fix" rules…
  • Mar 29

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. 1:15-cv-11294; filed March 26, 2015 in the District Court of…
Rank this Week: 235

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
  • Mar 17

    17 Seconds #10

    17 Seconds #10
    17 Seconds = useful info quickly. We interrupt our usual patent and trademark news to bring you this tech anecdote. And to ask a small favor. Recently, we sent an email to a company saying that their trademark was ready to file. And we sent…
Rank this Week: 263

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
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 214

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: 141

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: 153

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 148

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

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

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

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

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

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

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 249

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 1

    The intermediary role of patent assertion entitie

    The intermediary role of patent assertion entitie
    Back in December 2014, at Michelle Lee’s first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee,  Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) succinctly pointed out that “one person’s patent troll is another…
  • Mar 30

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative
    “The innovation that is fostered by a strong patent system is a key driver of economic growth and job creation.” That is how the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began the Federal Register Notice announcing the…
  • Mar 23

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate
    On March 10, 2015, 40 economists and law professors signed a letter explaining to Congress that the data that keeps being cited to justify HR 9, otherwise known as “the Innovation Act,” is “flawed,…
Rank this Week: 516

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/
Rank this Week: 596

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Nintendo moves towards mobile gaming

    Nintendo moves towards mobile gaming
    This week, Nintendo shocked the gaming industry when it announced a partnership with DeNA, a company that makes free-to-play games for mobile phones. Historically, Nintendo has been resistant to releasing their well-known games on mobile…
  • Mar 26

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design
    Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application requires the submission…
  • Mar 17

    California Virtual Currency Legislation

    California Virtual Currency Legislation
    On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state's Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of "virtual…
Rank this Week: 463

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Mar 31

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law
    In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Tim Cook recently spoke out against religious freedom laws currently being introduced in several states across the country. The Apple chief executive criticized the role these laws could play in…
  • Jan 20

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated
    Conspiracy theorists always like to point the finger at the U.S. government, usually using farfetched, schizophrenic lines of reasoning that just makes you go, huh? But there are times when the theories sound uncomfortably plausible. That is…
  • Dec 23

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked
    Still fresh in the outraged mind of the public, the “affluenza” defense that got a rich teenager off multiple homicide charges is just another example of some flaws in the American jury system. Ethan Couch was 16 years…
Rank this Week: 440

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
  • Mar 31

    Gardner Heist Thieves Named by the FBI

    Gardner Heist Thieves Named by the FBI
    According to Breitbart News, this month, the FBI has confirmed the identities of the thieves who robbed 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. Breitbart News reports that law-enforcement sources have…
  • Mar 30

    A new article released by the Frankfurt…

    A new article released by the Frankfurt Kurnit Art Law Group discusses the recent dismissal of McKenzie v. Fishko, a case brought by Richard F. McKenzie and his foundation against his dealer, Forum Gallery, and its director, Bella Fishko,…
  • Mar 30

    Copyright for 3D Scan

    Copyright for 3D Scan
    Sketchfab has published an article discussing copyright law as applied to 3D printing and scans. Public domain artworks and their replicas legally can be scanned and those scans shared based on a 1999 district court case involving…
Rank this Week: 570

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced
    Avnet, Inc. v. Motio, Inc.., No 12 C 2100, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 30, 2015) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted defendant Motio’s motion to amend its answer and counterclaim adding counterclaims and an affirmative defense regarding…
  • Mar 27

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage
    Ferris Mfg. Corp., v. Curaline, Inc., No 14 C 4663, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant’s (collectively “Curaline”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ferris’…
  • Mar 25

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 4, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s patent infringement regarding a method for…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Mar 27

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied
    DietGoal v. Red Robin, 2:12cv0764 (3/20/15) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied This case represents another data point under 35 U.S.C. § 285, in which a prevailing party…
  • Mar 23

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet
    A famous historian once observed of the southern part of the United States that in it the past is not forgotten - in fact it really isn't even past. Ready to be stickered as an aditional exhibit in support of...
  • Mar 23

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket
    Interesting article about the local patent docket by reporter Dylan Baddour in Thursday's Houston Chronicle. The article focused on some of the recent litigation involcing Apple, and has commentary by Prof. Paul Janicke and me on the whys and…
Rank this Week: 283

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Mar 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Happy Friday! The first week of spring is in the books and we can't wait to bring on the warmer weather here in NYC. Read on for the latest foreign patent filing headlines from the past week: Panasonic Corp recently … Continue reading…
  • Mar 26

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015
    Hello, readers! Our friends at AFD China recently released their monthly newsletter. Please see below for the highlights from March:  A draft of China's first e-commerce law will be completed by the end of this year setting up further…
  • Mar 19

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 469

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
  • Mar 18

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the…
Rank this Week: 561

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Mar 25

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI

    Don’t Be Shy About BMI
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Hypothetical: A theatrical production company would like to produce a tribute musical production to a songwriter using only the songwriter’s music being performed by the cast of the…
  • Mar 11

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage

    The Damaging Truth About Cancellation Damage
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: A presenter wants to breach our engagement contract by cancelling. Our cancellation clause says that, in the event of cancellation, we get 50% of the engagement fee or actual…
  • Feb 25

    Replacement Woe

    Replacement Woe
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We are a dance company who is going to perform in March in the United States. We gave the list of names for Visa purposes last September to the venue. Now we have some changes, we have to…
Rank this Week: 623

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
Rank this Week: 377

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 554

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/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
Rank this Week: 498

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
  • Feb 20

    You Own Devices Act proposed

    You Own Devices Act proposed
    You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code.  If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale…
  • Feb 5

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study
    LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music…
Rank this Week: 615

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 652

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 368

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    How to Select a Patent Attorney

    How to Select a Patent Attorney
    The entrepreneur is at a huge disadvantage when trying to select a patent attorney. The entrepreneur does not have any basis for evaluating the *quality* of an attorney’s work. Inventors and entrepreneurs are often mystified by the…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention to…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention…
Rank this Week: 471

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
Rank this Week: 494