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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/
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
  • Apr 12

    In-App Purchases: the classic game of bait-and-switch, now available on Google Play

    In-App Purchases: the classic game of bait-and-switch, now available on Google Play
    In February, a New York mother of a five-year-old boy did what many busy parents do to keep their kids occupied: she gave him a game. This particular game, Marvel’s “Run Jump Smash”, was on her tablet.2 She purchased the…
Rank this Week: 21

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 25

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • Sep 22

    Na pomoc Michałowi Rusinkowi, czyli o publikacji zdjęć drobnych złodziejaszków

    Na pomoc Michałowi Rusinkowi, czyli o publikacji zdjęć drobnych złodziejaszków
    Kilka dni temu głośnym echem odbiła się „akcja” Pana Michała Rusinka, który w jednym z portali społecznościowych opublikował wizerunki (domniemanych?) złodziei,…
  • Apr 29

    Podobieństwo opakowań produktów spożywczych

    Podobieństwo opakowań produktów spożywczych
    Jakiś czas temu zastanawiałem się na blogu, czy wyrok sądu I instancji, wydany po trzech latach, może cieszyć. Zasadniczo, okazywało się, że może. Choć radość tym większa,…
  • Feb 23

    Skarga i skarga kasacyjna – do biblioteczki

    Skarga i skarga kasacyjna – do biblioteczki
    Dlaczego na blogu o prawie własności intelektualnej poświęcam wpis na krótkie omówienie pozycji dotyczącej skargi i skargi kasacyjnej w postępowaniu sądowoadministracyjnym? Ano dlatego, że…
Rank this Week: 42

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    The ASA on insufficiently close comparison

    The ASA on insufficiently close comparison
    The ASA found Made.com's ad misleading for claiming "FURNITURE DIRECT FROM THE MAKERS By the time the average sofa hits the high street it's been marked up by 500%. Agents, importers and wholesalers all add a little extra along the way. Our…
  • Apr 15

    FDA has a standard, so no Lanham Act claim can be made

    FDA has a standard, so no Lanham Act claim can be made
    OraLabs, Inc. v. Kind Group LLC, 2014 WL 1395954, No. 13–cv–00170 (D. Colo. Apr. 10, 2014)The court adopted the magistrate judge's recommendation to deny Kind leave to amend its counterclaims to add a Lanham Act false advertising…
  • Apr 15

    conflict mineral disclosure unconstitutional, DC Circuit rule

    conflict mineral disclosure unconstitutional, DC Circuit rule
    National Association of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 14, 2014)If we needed an example of how the First Amendment can reinstate Lochner, this would be a good one.  Here we have a…
Rank this Week: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 15

    University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit used its decision that the District Court erred in certain of its claim construction determinations to reverse a jury award of greater than $100 million, but left intact large portions of the District…
  • Apr 14

    Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Greenfield -- Last Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Hoffman La-Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc. that is a cautionary tale of patent lifecycle and the difficulties those seeking to extend patent protection face -- namely…
  • Apr 13

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-00387; filed March 26, 2014 in the…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 80

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 10

    Explicitly your

    Explicitly your
    Tomorrow I will be on a panel called ”Warning, the Following Material May Be Explicit: Addressing the Efficacy of §2(a) of the Lanham Act” as part of American University Law Review’s annual Federal Circuit…
  • Apr 9

    Foul baller

    Foul baller
    Originally posted 2007-03-27 00:42:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA former major leaguer goes from giving up runs to running from the law. From pitch counts to multiple counts. From pitching and hitting to counterfeiting. From –…
  • Apr 9

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat
    Originally posted 2008-12-05 00:01:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSee, we don’t agree with Public Citizen all the time!  Read on, via the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): [EFF] along with Public Citizen and Public…
Rank this Week: 73

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
Rank this Week: 88

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 91

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Locum lawyer loses company cognomen* costs complaint

    Locum lawyer loses company cognomen* costs complaint
    This one is about the ever-useful Company Names Tribunal, and the cost consequences of ignoring pre-action correspondence and waiting for a party to bring an application against you before you give in and change your company’s name. The…
  • Apr 16

    AdWords dock in a French safe harbour

    AdWords dock in a French safe harbour
    If you thought that the Google AdWords saga ended when the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that hosting keywords corresponding to trade marks does not amount to a “use in the course of trade” that…
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tiddlywink

    Tuesday Tiddlywink
    Authors Guild files appeal against Google. Do you remember the Google Books copyright litigation saga? As this Kat reported back in December, it is still far from being concluded. Following the late 2013 summary judgment ruling in which…
Rank this Week: 89

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
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 100

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 160

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Apr 16

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP
    I will be presenting a one-hour seminar on "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" at today's gathering of Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals at the Summit Club at 3700 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605. Since the attendees have been promised…
  • Apr 16

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted
    Jones v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 4:13-CV-559 (4/10/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted Another foreclosure case.…
  • Apr 15

    Judge Dyk Grants In Part Motion for Cost

    Judge Dyk Grants In Part Motion for Cost
    Cheetah Omni LLC v. Alcatel-Lucent, 6:11cv390 (4/15/140 Judge: Timothy Dyk (CAFC, sitting by designation) Holding: Motion for Costs Granted in Part The Tellabs defendants sought an order in this case awarding costs against plaintiff in the…
Rank this Week: 123

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 30

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0
    I was reminded once again of Mark Twain’s comment — “Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” — as I listened to Professor David Nimmer deliver the annual Frey…
  • Mar 27

    Attacking academic value

    Attacking academic value
    A new thing started happening here at Duke this week; we began getting inquiries from some faculty authors about how to obtain a formal waiver of our faculty open access policy.  We have had that policy in place for over three years, but…
  • Mar 18

    More than meets the eye

    More than meets the eye
    When I first saw the story about the conflict between the Social Science History Association (SSHA) and Duke University Press (DUP), I thought I had best not comment about it. But since then a number of my colleagues have gotten in touch with…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 209

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: 241

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Apr 16

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I
    The phenomenon of Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) presents an interesting legal conundrum. It is still not clear for many where does Bitcoin fit within our legal system, and whether and how to regulate it. Today, I would like to…
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
  • Jan 30

    Startup-NY - an Amazing New York Initiative for Tech Startup

    Startup-NY - an Amazing New York Initiative for Tech Startup
    I have been following the development of this exciting new program in New York State that, if successful, can really turn New York into the next Silicon Valley. The program became effective on January 1, 2014. All of the details are at…
Rank this Week: 234

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief
    In TTAB proceedings, the defendant sometimes gets confused as to when to file its brief at final hearing. Rule 2.128 says that the defendant's brief is due to be filed "not later than thirty days after the due date of the first brief." The…
  • Apr 15

    Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB

    Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the product configuration shown below, for stands for industrial stirring machines, finding that applicant had failed to establish acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f). The lack of "look-for"…
  • Apr 14

    Precedential No. 18: Identity of One Party's Trial Witnesses Cannot Be Kept Secret from Other Party

    Precedential No. 18: Identity of One Party's Trial Witnesses Cannot Be Kept Secret from Other Party
    Finding that Opposer Hunter Industries had established prior common-law rights in the mark PRECISION DISTRIBUTION CONTROL for irrigation sprinklers, the Board sustained its opposition to registration of the mark PRECISION for landscape…
Rank this Week: 263

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
  • Apr 14

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

    Build More Coal Power Plants!
    That’s probably not a headline readers expect here. Let me explain. Cleantechnica just published an interesting interview with Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, one of the big German power utilities. From that interview: EP: Still, I get the…
Rank this Week: 277

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 13

    Whatever happened to DVDs?

    Whatever happened to DVDs?
    Storage spaces This week I attended the launch of a CREATe report named ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ (not yet available online). The report itself offers a fascinating insight into the research…
  • Apr 9

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper
    So Gikii! Call For Papers September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial…
  • Apr 2

    European court allows website blocking

    European court allows website blocking
    You shall not pass! The European Court of Justice has produced a very interesting ruling with regards to injunctions ordering intermediaries to block websites which make available infringing content. This has been a hot legal topic in recent…
Rank this Week: 278

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 223

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic…
  • Nov 24

    Pardon the mess…

    Pardon the mess…
    Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (http://blogs.bnip.com/aip/).The post Pardon the mess… appeared first on The Invent Blog.
  • Jun 14

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?

    What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?
    There are two ways to check: First look at the EFS-Web Compatible Hardware and Software which includes information on compatible hardware and software, including operating systems (Mac OS-X, Windows, RedHat), browsers (Internet Explorer,…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
Rank this Week: 247

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 276

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 205

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
Rank this Week: 286

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 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
  • Apr 14

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
  • Apr 8

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank
    On Monday, March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held oral arguments in the much-anticipated software battle between patentee Alice Corporation, the petitioner, and CLS Bank, the respondent who was victorious below thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 362

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 638

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 16

    3 Count: Returning Car

    3 Count: Returning Car
    Two more Android pirates plead guilty, Kim Dotcom may get some of his property back and more tech companies back Google in Innocence of Muslims case. The post 3 Count: Returning Cars appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 15

    The Spotify Lover’s Delimma

    The Spotify Lover’s Delimma
    Spotify, and the services like it, bring unprecedented options to music fans. But those options haven't equated to success for musicians, creating a dilemma. The post The Spotify Lover’s Delimma appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Banana Dance

    3 Count: Banana Dance
    MGM loses bid to look at Section 6 script, broadcasters ponder post-Aereo future and banana costume leads to bizarre appeals court ruling. The post 3 Count: Banana Dance appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 459

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 16

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014
    DLA Piper's Fashion, Retail, and Design Group is pleased to present Law à la Mode, a quarterly legal magazine distributed to industry clients and friends around the world-from high street retailers and department stores to luxury…
  • Apr 7

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong
      Steeped in history and rich in culture, Hong Kong is where East truly meets West. The result... one of the most unique, vibrant, dynamic and diverse places on earth! Download DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong Steeped in history and…
  • Apr 4

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing
    By Matt Ganas and Sam Churney As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of…
Rank this Week: 653

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing
    During my time at Beloit College, I spent too much time playing frisbee golf, drinking Keystone Light, and getting mad at Ryan Schur and Chris Deszynski while playing FIFA 2005 even though I knew their only purpose in playing the game was to…
  • Apr 15

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC In 1984, Nike needed an NBA superstar. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird wore Converse brand basketball shoes, as did most of the other major NBA stars. Adding to the pressure, Nike sales were in general…
  • Apr 13

    Calling Non-Traditional Trademarks By Name

    Calling Non-Traditional Trademarks By Name
    Things that are worth talking about need names. Good, distinctive names are best. As you may recall, last year we wrote this about non-verbal logos needing names: “Marketing types, when brand owners operate in the world of…
Rank this Week: 398

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Turbo Coding Patent Not Invalid for Claiming Unpatentable Subject Matter

    Turbo Coding Patent Not Invalid for Claiming Unpatentable Subject Matter
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's turbo coding telecommunications patent was invalid for claiming unpatentable subject matter. "[Defendant] argues that Claims 1 and 10 do not meet the transformation…
  • Apr 15

    Infringement Contention Identifying Products by “Standard” or “Series” is Insufficient

    Infringement Contention Identifying Products by “Standard” or “Series” is Insufficient
    The court granted plaintiff's motion to strike the reports of defendant's infringement experts as to newly identified products. "[I]dentifying products 'that include DDR3 SDRAM memory' or otherwise practice the JEDEC standard is not…
  • Apr 14

    “Implicit” Instruction May Support Induced Infringement Claim

    “Implicit” Instruction May Support Induced Infringement Claim
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not induce infringement of plaintiff's drug buffer patent because there was a question of fact regarding deliberate indifference. "In order not to infringe or induce…
Rank this Week: 641

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 16

    Curbing Trolls by Reforming the Patent Marking Statute

    Curbing Trolls by Reforming the Patent Marking Statute
    Guest Post by François deVilliers, Chief IP Counsel, Plantronics, Inc. 35 U.S.C. 287(a) provides that constructive notice of a patent may be given by marking the patented article with the patent number, and that “In the event of…
  • Apr 15

    Off-the-Record Examination: Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong?

    Off-the-Record Examination: Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong?
    By Dennis Crouch Interview summaries. In a recent post, Professor Chao discussed the common practice of examiner interviews where the patent attorney discusses outstanding issues with the patent examiner. No transcript or recording of the…
  • Apr 15

    Why No Patent Revivals?

    Why No Patent Revivals?
    By Dennis Crouch Once a patent issues, the patentee must pay a regular maintenance fee to keep the patent in force. The PTO offers a six-month grace period following the due date where the maintenance fee can still be paid (plus a surcharge)…
Rank this Week: 452

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 453

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25
    The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections, along with the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presentRecent High Profile Securities Law DecisionsRegisterSpeakers:Hon. Loretta A. PreskaChief Judge,…
  • Apr 8

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!
    Women in the Law: Power and Progress July 2014 Conference - Washington DC by Ray Dowd Join us on July 11 and find out! More information at www.fedbar.orgwww.dunnington.com Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All…
  • Feb 19

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25
       U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two…
Rank this Week: 532

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

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

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/
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
  • Apr 11

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic
    The Heartbleed bug has captured public attention this week like few security vulnerabilities before it. This is a good thing, as indeed this is a catastrophic flaw. Many people have focused on its impact on passwords with headlines like…
  • Apr 10

    Heartsick about Heartbleed

    Heartsick about Heartbleed
    Ed Felten provides good advice on this blog about what to do in the wake of Heartbleed, and I’ve read some good technical discussions of the technical problem (see this for a particularly understandable explanation). In this brief…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 479

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 565

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
  • Apr 11

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity
    By: Chip Wry Founders of a new business typically realize early on that they need to conduct the business through a legal entity to limit their personal liabilities for the debts and obligations the business generates. Often, the three entity…
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Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 525

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Apr 11

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination
    This Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dispute involves the mark SHAPE (in both standard character and stylized format) owned by Weider Publications, LLC (Opposer) and the trademark SHAPES in standard character format owned by D & D…
  • Apr 4

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result
    Trademark practitioners will encounter a 2(d) Refusal (refusal due to a likelihood of confusion with a prior trademark registration) or a Notice of Opposition sooner or later in their practice. The case of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. v.…
  • Mar 28

    Trademark Prosecution Mistakes Could Expose Your Trademark To Cancellation

    Trademark Prosecution Mistakes Could Expose Your Trademark To Cancellation
    One reoccurring question we receive in our practice is what constitutes “use in commerce” for a service mark. This question sounds simple enough, but often it involves a complicated analysis that is fact dependent. In a recent…
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