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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 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 40

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/
  • Apr 17

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google
    The pro se plaintiff alleges that unknown Does defamed him. He sued Google, Yahoo and Amazon for this defamation alleging: (1) Google administered a blogger service and profile pages that contained defamatory and threatening communications;…
  • Apr 16

    Internet Law Professors File Amicus Brief in ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Case–Garcia v. Google

    Internet Law Professors File Amicus Brief in ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Case–Garcia v. Google
    I’m sure you are familiar with Garcia v. Google, the copyright lawsuit against YouTube over the Innocence of Muslims video that led to a fatwa being issued against Garcia, an actress in the movie. In a truly awful opinion from...
  • Apr 15

    Twibel Ruling: Tweeting That Someone is “Fucking Crazy” is Not Defamatory

    Twibel Ruling: Tweeting That Someone is “Fucking Crazy” is Not Defamatory
    This is a case that addresses how defamation can play out on Twitter, which is a perennial favorite of mine (perhaps owing to my excessive participation in that medium). Feld tried to buy a horse (“Munition”) that would become…
Rank this Week: 69

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 18

    HTML/CSS Test Page For Web Designer

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

    Time For A Patent Bar Oath

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

    Drawing That Explains This Blog

    Drawing That Explains This Blog
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock 'n' Roll. Why do I write about more than one thing?  Because I think single-subject blogs are, for the most part, boring. Do you like musicians who play only one note?  Artists who use only one color?  OK…
Rank this Week: 66

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 93

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

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 16

    USPTO Tries to Address Public Misunderstandings Regarding Myriad-Mayo Guidance

    USPTO Tries to Address Public Misunderstandings Regarding Myriad-Mayo Guidance
    By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spent the entire afternoon session of today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting focusing on the guidance memorandum for determining the subject…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 81

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Intellectual Ventures handed defeat in ED Va in Capitol One case

    Intellectual Ventures handed defeat in ED Va in Capitol One case
    Reuters notes that the two Intellectual Ventures [IV] patents in the case comprised claims to abstract ideas that were not directed to patentable subject matter.Nathan Myhrvold. IV head, made news elsewhere. Various sources are reporting on…
  • Apr 16

    MIT Technology Review on CRISPR patent, US 8,697,359 inventor Feng Zhang

    MIT Technology Review on CRISPR patent, US 8,697,359 inventor Feng Zhang
    In a post titled The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute trumpets its claims to an important genome editing technology , the MIT Tech Review talked glowingly about US Patent 8,697,359. Application 14/054,414 was filed October 15, 2013 and…
  • Apr 16

    Goose confusingly similar to turkey?

    Goose confusingly similar to turkey?
    See A Small Irish Whiskey Brand Takes on Bacardi Over Trademark Do you remember the "Wild Geese" from 17th century Ireland?
Rank this Week: 106

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

    A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

    A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
    Originally posted 2006-01-02 12:47:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterEvan Schaeffer hosts this week’s Blawg Review #38 and credits Likelihood of Confusion for going light on the cliches. All’s well that ends well!
  • Apr 9

    “Dear Licensor” — Part II

    “Dear Licensor” — Part II
    Originally posted 2011-08-19 10:37:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLast spring I excerpted from and linked to an article by my friends Richard Bergovoy (of the Licensing Law Blog) and Oliver Herzfeld…
Rank this Week: 98

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 142

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 148

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 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 146

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 197

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

http://www.lrrlaw.com/ipblog/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner
    To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program").  31 C.F.R.…
  • Dec 20

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration
    In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner.  As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA
    On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a cause…
Rank this Week: 208

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: 202

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: 187

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 184

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

http://secondarymeaning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 284

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
  • Apr 16

    California Royalties Law May Looks Dead in the Water

    California Royalties Law May Looks Dead in the Water
    Donn Zaretsky agrees. One of the judges even asked, “Aren’t there harmful effects to the state’s art market?” The art market. The Art Market! Oh where, oh where are our little Marxists when we need them?  
  • Apr 16

    Can You Have an Art Exhibition Without Art? Triple Candie Under Oath

    Can You Have an Art Exhibition Without Art? Triple Candie Under Oath
    Saturday, April 19, 2014. Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit 1 – 3pm Admission: Free (Suggested $5 museum donation) Who, or what, is Triple Candie? What does it do, and why does it exist? How can it curate art exhibitions without…
  • Apr 10

    Guggenheim Bilbao Censors “Offensive” Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet Public Artwork

    Guggenheim Bilbao Censors “Offensive” Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet Public Artwork
    According to Artnet, the Guggenheim Bilbao is forcing the removal of a provocative and controversial Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet 2,000 square foot mural installation on the side of a building in Bilbao. The billboard is an…
Rank this Week: 256

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

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

    Judge Stark grants motion to transfer to the Northern District of California.

    Judge Stark grants motion to transfer to the Northern District of California.
    Judge Leonard P. Stark recently transferred a case to the Northern District of California based in part on the plaintiff’s actions and representations made to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Genetic Technologies Ltd. v.…
  • Apr 16

    Chief Judge Sleet resolves competing proposals on appropriate post-verdict royalty rates.

    Chief Judge Sleet resolves competing proposals on appropriate post-verdict royalty rates.
    Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet recently issued a memorandum and order resolving a post-trial dispute regarding the appropriate royalty rate to apply to post-verdict infringement. Telcordia Technologies, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., C.A. No.…
  • Apr 16

    Judge Andrews Claim Construction Order

    Judge Andrews Claim Construction Order
    Judge Richard G. Andrews construed the following claim terms of U.S. Patents Nos. 6,335,031 and 6,316,023 at issue in the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., et al. v. Alvogen Pine Brook, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 13-52-RGA (consol.) (D. Del. Apr.…
Rank this Week: 364

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

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer
    I am remiss in not posting on this sooner, but for some reason the first half of April is always busy. One of the new features we've added to the Texas Bar Journal in recent months is the "In Recess"...
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 313

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: 299

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: 291

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: 318

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: 276

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Apr 8

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?

    How much did Bugatchi get Bugatti-ed?
    Last October, Tracey J found that Shine Forever had infringed Bugatti’s registered trade mark (for BUGATTI) by selling clothing and accessories under the trade mark BUGATCHI and BUGATCHI UOMO. Now Tracey J has ordered that Shine Forever…
  • Apr 3

    What would Google do [1]

    What would Google do [1]
    The Way of the Warrant: Google has published a video on how it deals with search warrant
  • Apr 2

    Software patents in the USA

    Software patents in the USA
    Yesterday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the patentability of Alice Corporation's payment system.
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
  • Apr 8

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting
    This article appeared in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of  opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the…
  • Feb 17

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right
    For registered trademarks, proof of standing is satisfied by submitting a copy of the registration certificate –which “is prima facie evidence of [the trademark’s] validity.” NetApp, Inc. v. July Linett c/o Jolly Co.,…
  • Feb 10

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name
    There appears to be an uptick in the number of cases brought by owners who acquired their trademarks after the registration of the domain name. These complainants have standing but no actionable claim under the UDRP, for the reasons stated in…
Rank this Week: 243

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Mar 24

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

    Licensing Executives Society International Conference: Make the World Better through Licensing
    The Licensing Executives Society International will hold its 2014 annual conference in Moscow, Russia. Session The main program will be 18-21 May 2014. Conference Program The conference program will include 6 General sessions and 23 workshops…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
  • Feb 14

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System

    Paper: An Examination of the Economics of the U.S. Patent System
    The Consequences of Pending Legislation and Proposed Alternatives The Patent Act of 1790 granted patents to “he, she, or they” at a cost that even a pauper could afford.  At a time when women and blacks could not own…
Rank this Week: 331

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Mar 5

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account
    While plaintiff was away from the office for a serious brain injury she suffered in a work-related auto accident, some of her co-workers accessed and posted, allegedly without authorization, from her Twitter and Facebook accounts. (There was…
  • Mar 1

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000
    A recent case illustrates why (1) it is important for parties to abide by the confidentiality provisions of settlement agreements, and (2) for people who learn confidential information to keep their social media mouths shut. Plaintiff sued…
  • Feb 22

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247
    In addition to blogging here at internetcases I am a co-host of the TWiT Network’s weekly show This Week in Law. This past week my co-host Denise Howell was out, so I held the reins, talking with panelists Spencer Waller, Ryan Radia and…
Rank this Week: 342

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: 298

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
  • Jan 20

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...
    Be One of the First to Try, Click Here
Rank this Week: 400

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
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US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 235

San Diego Patent Attorney Blog

San Diego Patent Attorney Blog

Published by Mandour & Associates APC

http://www.sandiegopatentattorney.pro/
  • Sep 10

    Smith & Nephew Triumphs Over Hologic In Medical Device Patent Infringement Suit

    Smith & Nephew Triumphs Over Hologic In Medical Device Patent Infringement Suit
    San Diego -- Smith & Nephew Inc. won a $4 million jury verdict in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday in its patent infringement suit against Hologic over a medical tissue removal device.
  • Sep 5

    Oracle Owes Google $1M For Java Copyright, Patent Suit Cost

    Oracle Owes Google $1M For Java Copyright, Patent Suit Cost
    San Diego -- A California federal judge ordered Oracle Corp. on Tuesday to pay Google Inc. $1 million to compensate it for costs relating to Oracle's failed infringement suit against Google over Oracle's copyrights and patents for the Java…
  • Aug 28

    Apple Secures Patent For Location-Driven Phone Trigger

    Apple Secures Patent For Location-Driven Phone Trigger
    San Diego - Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday for a system of activating certain preset functions on a wireless device depending upon information like the device's location, which could be used in future iPhones, iPads and other devices…
Rank this Week: 290

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia
    With plagiarism there are many taboo topics, but one of the strangest is cryptomnesia, the idea that some plagiarists just forgot who the source was. The post Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 17

    3 Count: Alito’s Back

    3 Count: Alito’s Back
    Justice Alito returns to the Aereo case, Aereo launches consumer education site and Spotify shutters its massive p2p network. The post 3 Count: Alito’s Back appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 787

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: 650

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: 444

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 576

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: 407

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 432

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 17

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration
    A legal battle may be brewing between media conglomerate Disney and electronic music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name, deadmau5 (pronounced: deadmouse). On March 28, […]
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
  • Mar 7

    IP For Kids!

    IP For Kids!
    Kids these days are growing up in a digital world. They learn how to use a smart phone before they can even talk. They spend more time indoors on their […]
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Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 17

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year
    Since the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, and the popularity of the “Boston Strong” phrase, many USPTO trademark filings have been made for marks featuring “______ Strong.” For example, see the list below…
  • Apr 16

    Great marathon trademark

    Great marathon trademark
    I’ve been posting all week about marathon related marks. Here are some great marathon names, logos, and slogans [click marks for USPTO records]: SOGGY JOG HOTTEST RACE ON EARTH (Scottsdale, AZ) THE PEOPLE’S MARATHON (Marine…
  • Apr 15

    USPTO Trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2014 match same period in 2013

    USPTO Trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2014 match same period in 2013
    The number of trademark applications filed in 2013 was essentially identical to the number in 2012 and 2011.  The filing numbers in 2014 are off to a similar start.  In the first three months of 2014, there were nearly the same…
Rank this Week: 895

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?
    N2Wines applied to register the mark N2WINES for "wine sold in kegs," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney deemed the mark merely descriptive of the goods, maintaining that "N2" is the symbol for…
  • 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"…
Rank this Week: 741