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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 28

    2016 BIO International Convention

    2016 BIO International Convention
    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1993, BIO is a nonprofit association seeking supportive biotechnology policies on behalf…
  • May 26

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI
    By Michael Borella -- On the heels of the Federal Circuit handing down two subject matter eligibility decisions regarding software, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a memo to its examining corps regarding these cases. On May…
  • May 26

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. 3:16-cv-02703; filed May 18, 2016 in the Northern District of California…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • May 28

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder
    As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film. On NPR this morning.
  • May 27

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance
    We’ve received a few frantic emails asking us about the recent Simchowitz-Mahama settlement. As the reader may recall, this concerns yet another threat by an aggrieved artist to “deauthenticate” an artwork created by that…
  • May 27

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection
    To help disseminate culture and foster collaborations (good reasons), says Hyperallergic. We’re also curious as to who owns the rights to these digital files, and whether any works protected by intellectual property are being digitized…
Rank this Week: 85

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking
    Given, um, upcoming political events, analysis of the lines between member states and EU institutions couldn't be better timed. In "The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking", Ana Ramalho presents a comprehensive analysis of…
  • May 27

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive
    Just as the AmeriKat was ready toleave for the Bank Holiday weekendthe EU Council surprises her...(c) Joe DelaneyThis morning the EU Council unanimously adopted the EU Trade Secrets Directive.  The EU Trade Secrets Directive provides for…
  • May 27

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill
    The recent passing of Prince left many fans in mourning and potential heirs clambering for a piece of his estate. The singer, who died intestate, left behind a wealth of copyright protected works. His right to publicity, however, did not…
Rank this Week: 60

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 95

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
Rank this Week: 55

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor
    Earlier this year, the company behind the “Four Loko” flavored malt beverage product sued a competitor for trade dress infringement. In its Complaint the Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant’s “J Series” flavored…
  • May 13

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement
    Earlier this year, the screenwriter for the television show Empire was sued for copyright infringement, along with other defendants, including production company Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The lawsuit was brought by pro se…
  • May 5

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article[1] regarding the case of Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that designs on cheerleading uniforms…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • May 27

    Heroic Local Paralegal Saves Bees in Law Office

    Heroic Local Paralegal Saves Bees in Law Office
    Well, on Wednesday we had a Markman hearing and on Thursday we extracted a bee hive. You can't say things aren't always buzzing around the Hub. For new readers the Hub is the historic (1897-2001) shoe store building that houses...
  • May 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
Rank this Week: 269

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent
    The case of Enfish v. MSFT (Fed. Cir. 2016) is one of the rare Section 101 case in which the Federal Circuit identified claims for software inventions as eligible for patent protection after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice and…
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
Rank this Week: 311

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    INTA’s magic kingdom

    INTA’s magic kingdom
    Waiting in line for my choc shake . Thanks @cantabip for organizing: #INTA16 Tweetup official group photo. pic.twitter.com/IgMYNy0YGE — Kenneth L. Kunkle (@Kunkle_Law) May 23, 2016 This year’s annual meeting of the International…
  • May 20

    Giving up the Web

    Giving up the Web
    Originally posted 2010-11-05 17:11:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterClickZ News says lawyers are “Giving Up on Web Trademark Infringement”: “Trademark dilution is death by a thousand cuts,” said Joe Dreitler,…
  • May 20

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 113

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Apr 3

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car
    Sure, Google is full of exciting projects - but how about using design to fix 'the money door' which drives literally all of its current profits? Wouldn't that be at least as exciting as designing concepts for markets that don't yet exist? If…
  • Mar 12

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing
    Hey Marketing pundits. Don't take the easy bait and claim that Donald Trump is a content marketing genius. There's little evidence of this. The things that have driven his GOP rise are more structural than marketing tactics.Claims that his…
  • Feb 27

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?
    This week two Boston news organizations drew starkly different headlines from the same research. Is this a case of team out reporting the other - or of creating a story rather than reporting it?
Rank this Week: 244

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May 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: 208

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: 277

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

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: 216

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 177

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 28

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 requires, in section 18(1)(c) and 18(1A)(c), that an invention must be ‘useful’ in order to be patentable.  This is also commonly known as the requirement for ‘utility’. …
  • May 22

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?
    Last week Eric Sutton, who is Senior Patent Counsel at Oracle Corporation, published an open letter to the patent attorney profession on the IP Watchdog blog.  In short, he accused us – and particularly those of us who practise in…
  • May 15

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign
    The past couple of weeks have brought some slightly brighter news for innovators in life sciences and software fields seeking patent protection in the United States.  First, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an update to…
Rank this Week: 2679

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 28

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding
    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding Invention funding is one of the most integral pieces of the inventors journey.  But, bootstrapping an idea can also be very difficult and a drain on resources.  We know the process:…
  • May 25

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection
    ­­Buffalo Business First recently published an article about how 3-D printing has changed the world of patent protection. Vin & Justin Kloss served as guest columnists for the article, so we will break that down into 5 things that…
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
Rank this Week: 4840

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 28

    Farewell, Big Dog

    Farewell, Big Dog
    We said goodbye to our Big Dog Shy in late January 2016.  We were lucky enough to adopt Shy as a rescue dog in July 2010.  Our 9-year-old male Vizsla, Flash, died prematurely from cancer.  I looked at all of the Vizsla rescue…
  • May 20

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
Rank this Week: 2816

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • May 28

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento
    AUTOR: Israel Pérez Valencia FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Álvaro Cerón Hernández es un empresario fundador de…
  • May 28

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura
    AUTOR: Jorge Armando Bonilla FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Entre los años 1940 y 1960, en Estados Unidos tuvo lugar la llamada revolución verde, la…
  • May 27

    Sciencial, un sitio web de divulgación para la comunidad científica

    Sciencial, un sitio web de divulgación para la comunidad científica
    AUTOR: Génesis Gatica Porcayo FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Las estadísticas otorgadas por la Encuesta sobre la Percepción Pública de la…
Rank this Week: 4635

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO
    From Fox News:“It's past time for all this craziness to stop,” declared James Pooley, a U.S. patent attorney and former top WIPO official who launched a formal complaint against Gurry last year, which led to the WIPO director…
  • May 28

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"
    Vincent Moore writing Playing Dirty in the War on Plagiarism statesAnother reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter. I've been told by employees of the local copy shop that more than one student has had a…
  • May 27

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection
    Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam owns U.S. Patent No.5,778,178, which has been undergoing reexaminationsince November 2008. In September 2014, the PatentTrial and Appeal Board affirmed the rejection of claims 9–16, but designated a new ground of…
Rank this Week: 543

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4923

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: 4916

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/
Rank this Week: 4823

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
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27
    Records including metadata relevant and ordered to be produced Bard v Canadian Natural Resources, 2016 ABQB 267 https://t.co/vBDzL49Uau -> Organizations must respond within 30 days to requests about how personal information is used and…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26
    We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace https://t.co/zc908CEHJ6 -> Big Data Analytics: Is Consent Required? https://t.co/j5qYQ93BN9 -> Maker of film critiquing Vancouver Aquarium wins right to appeal copyright…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25
    No settlement agreement by exchange of letters and emails Apotex Inc. v. Allergan 2016 FCA 155 2016 FCA 155 (CanLII) https://t.co/UnUYoelvmZ -> Contests & CASL https://t.co/DjRTYmQsfP -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24…
Rank this Week: 2407

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 27

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!
    May 28, 2016 — INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference will be held on September 1 and 2, 2016 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. This Conference will be the first... The post Upcoming Event:…
  • May 25

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya
    May 25, 2016 — Earlier this month, the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV Convention) of December 2, 1961, as revised on March 19, 1991 entered into force in Kenya.... The post UPOV 1991 Enters…
  • May 24

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria
    May 25, 2016 — In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services... The post Trademark Class 32:…
Rank this Week: 2299

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 27

    5000 Years Later

    5000 Years Later
    This is a book review. Neil Stephenson, Seveneves, May 2015. I heard about this from a recent blog post by Bill Gates. One interesting aspect is the fact that this book takes a very long term perspective. The first sentence of the last…
  • May 27

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy
    One of the main themes I am exploring here is how to assure that phasing out fossil fuel is done in a way that increases fossil fuel company profits while solving global warming at the same time. My idea is to voluntarily reduce production,…
  • May 19

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab
    The Third Chamber of the General Court of the European Union has ruled on the action Germany brought against the Commission power grab. They agree with the Commission view that the 2012 version German feed-in tariff is “State…
Rank this Week: 2156

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • May 27

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year
    The anti-security proposal promoted by Senators Burr and Feinstein is “dead,” according to a Reuters report. The news agency spoke to sources within congressional offices, the administration, and the tech sector, who confirmed…
  • May 27

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
    Broadband Providers Have Unique Ability to Spy on CustomersSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service…
  • May 27

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control
    Industry Arguments Shouldn’t Deter the FCC from Unlocking Cable Boxes True competition could finally come to the market for TV set-top boxes thanks to a new set of proposed rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under…
Rank this Week: 2330

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?
    Florists’ Transworld Delivery Inc. (the “Applicant”) attempted to register its mark, a slogan, SAY IT YOUR WAY for two types of services. Only one service is at issue on appeal before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
  • May 15

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion
    Applicant was refused registration for two marks: (1) JAWS in standard characters and (2) JAWS DEVOUR YOUR HUNGER in standard characters. The services identified in the trademark applications were entertainment services, namely the streaming…
  • Apr 20

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use
    Two weeks ago the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a precedential decision involving issues of parent and subsidiary trademark use and abandonment. See Noble Home Furnishings, LLC v. Floorco Enterprises, LLC,…
Rank this Week: 1591

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 27

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Charlene Morrow & Sapna Mehta: Supreme Court To Weigh In On Damages For Design Patent Infringement Michael Borella: USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish And TLI Elijah Nouvelage: Jury Sides With Google In $9 Billion Intellectual…
  • May 26

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case
    Hal Wegner has updated his top-ten list of pending cases: Impression Products v. Lexmark (cert petition pending) (post-sale and international exhaustion) Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics (cert petition pending) (patent eligibility) Samsung v.…
  • May 25

    In re Aqua Product

    In re Aqua Product
    In re Aqua Products (Fed. Cir. 2016) In a short opinion, the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed the USPTO’s tightly restrictive approach to amendment practice in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.  Under the rules, a patentee has…
Rank this Week: 2189

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3564

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
Rank this Week: 616

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 27

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Christine Farley Google's use of Oracle's APIs is fair use, what not to wear at Comic-Con, why the Slants case is going to be so interesting before the Supreme Court, Axanar to fly…
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
Rank this Week: 592

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 27

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA
    IRA’s can be complex and confusing sometimes. There are so many rules and laws that must be followed to avoid penalties. One common area of confusion surrounds the required minimum distribution (RMD). The RMD is simply the minimum…
  • May 19

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?
    When talking about families and inheritance, studies show that while financial assets are important, family values and family history take the driver’s seat.
  • May 10

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult
    The young often think of themselves as invincible in the sense that in their protected world, nothing bad can happen to them, especially with their parents around.
Rank this Week: 3635

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/
Rank this Week: 519

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: 4539

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/
  • May 27

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty
    Sweet People Apparel v Saza Jeans, 14-1143-DMG (CD Cal May 25, 2016). Individual attorneys had been sanctioned under Rule 11/37 for ‘evasive or incomplete discovery’ (discovery docs had been redacted without proper indicia as…
  • May 26

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark
    Ninth Circuit reminds us that it already has decided that it is not bound to apply Octane Fitness’ (134 S. Ct. 1749) definition of “exceptional” in the context of the Lanham Act’s fee-shifting provision. Rather than…
  • May 19

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test
    Here is the first factor from the Ninth Circuit nominative fair use test, courtesy of the New Kids on the Block case: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily identifiable without use of the trademark; Here’s…
Rank this Week: 2250

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4908

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2746

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/27/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/27/16
    T Bone Burnett’s Remarks on Music and the American Story (with intro by Rosanne Cash) — “We are not looking backward. We are looking forward to a better place. As artists and creators we constantly use the technology…
  • May 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16
    New Research Debunks Myth That Piracy Site Blocking Does Not Work — “The trio studied the effects on consumer behavior of the court-ordered blocking of 53 piracy websites in the U.K. in November 2014. Their research paper released…
  • May 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16
    Google Image Search and the Misappropriation of Copyrighted Images — In 2013, Google changed its image search function from displaying low resolution thumbnails in its results to offering full size, high resolution versions of the…
Rank this Week: 4399

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/
  • May 27

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced
    Bureau announces, sort of, deadline for eligibility for first post-Spectrum Auction displacement window. LPTV and TV Translator licensees have known for some time – at least since last December – that they’re going to need…
  • May 26

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again
    Three’s the charm, as the Third Circuit sends the FCC’s Quadriennial Review proceeding back to the Commission for a third time We once described the FCC’s quadrennial ownership review process as Sisyphean in nature. Keeping…
  • May 26

    Stakeholders Reach Consensus on “Best Practices” for Commercial UAS

    Stakeholders Reach Consensus on “Best Practices” for Commercial UAS
    Year-long multistakeholder process convened by NTIA produces voluntary standards for protecting privacy in drone use. As we reported last year, at the request of the President, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 3197

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google
    It seems like I write a blog post about Oracle v. Google every two years. My last one was on May 9, 2014, so the time seems right (and a fair use jury verdict indicates now or never). It turns out that I really like what I said last time, so…
  • May 19

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee
    In a paper previously featured on this blog, economists Alberto Galasso (Toronto School of Management) and Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics) pioneered the use of effectively random Federal Circuit panel assignments as an…
  • May 16

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)
    Last weekend I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court annual dinner held at the Supreme Court. It was a great time, and I met many judges, lawyers, clerks, and consultants that I had not met before. Several…
Rank this Week: 3093