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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
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 18

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180
    KENNETH R. ADAMO of Kirkland & Ellis LLP argued for IBM.link: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/15-1837.Rule_36_Judgment.2-5-2016.1.PDFThe IPR related to U.S. Patent No. 7,634,666 of Intellectual Ventures…
  • Feb 6

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle
    The article The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science discusses the patent interference battle between Doudna and Zhang .Of some interest:Because the initial Doudna and Zhang patent filings predated the…
  • Feb 6

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)
    A few years ago, Southern Illinois University was in the headlines concerning one case of self-plagiarism(involving a strategic plan presented to SIU copied from a plan in Texas, although the same person wrote both plans) and one case of…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Feb 9

    Aesthetics and Law Symposium at RISD

    Aesthetics and Law Symposium at RISD
    I’m very happy to be presenting at the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design on March 11th and 12th. I’ll be on the Saturday afternoon panel, Aesthetics and Law. I do hope to see you there. A bit on…
  • Feb 4

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?
    No one has a better–and daily–update on the art market trial of the decade than my friend Donn Zaretsky over at The Art Law Blog.
  • Feb 2

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand
    This just in from a confidential source. It appears that the wives (yes, plural) and daughter of Mexican drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, have applied for twenty-four Mexican trademarks. Alejandrina Salazar Hernández and Emma Coronel…
Rank this Week: 70

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Unpatentable Mind

    The Unpatentable Mind
    First Choice Loan Services sued Mortgage Grader for infringing its financial transaction patents. In light of the Supreme Court's Alice decision, the district court found the patent claims directed to unpatentable abstract ideas. The CAFC…
  • Jan 22

    Not Running

    Not Running
    Commil USA v Cisco (CAFC 2012-1042) illustrates the incompetence of the patent law system in the US. The case went up to the Supreme Court and back down to the CAFC before being settled on a rather simple, well-established technical fact…
  • Nov 30

    Toxic Specie

    Toxic Specie
    "To be sure, it is well-settled that a narrow species can be non-obvious and patent eligible despite a patent on its genus. An earlier disclosure of a genus does not necessarily prevent patenting a species member of the genus. But that is…
Rank this Week: 65

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 8

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Lesson for Defendant-Appellee's: Provide Responsive Arguments on Appeal By Joseph Herndon -- On January 29, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an Opinion in Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. in which the judgment of the District Court was…
  • Feb 7

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Astellas Pharma Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00857; filed September 22, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Feb 7

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    February 8-9, 2016 - Naples Patent Experts Conference (University of Akron School of Law) - Naples, FL February 9, 2016 - Patent Quality Chat webinar series (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) February 9, 2016 - "Caught…
Rank this Week: 90

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 92

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab
    In warmer times, the AmeriKat can be found on Broadwayhailing the iconic yellow cabs to take her to Bloomingdalesfor some light shopping. Outside her window this morning, the AmeriKat is watching the iconic yellow cabs of New York racing…
  • Feb 8

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you away or just too busy to read the IPKat last week? As usual, nothing to worry about: thanks to our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan it is #NeverTooLate (now on its 84th edition) to catch up.So here’s what happened on…
  • Feb 8

    Book Review: Indigenous Intellectual Property

    Book Review: Indigenous Intellectual Property
    Almighty tomes occasionally cross this Kat's desk for review, and she was very excited to receive her copy of Edward Elgar's Indigenous Intellectual Property. Part of the publisher's series of research handbooks on IP, this book, "considers…
Rank this Week: 105

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term
    Wolters Kluwer, in its IP Today newsletter, provided a chart here listing the current "U.S. Supreme Court Docket, October 2015 Term — Intellectual Property Cases," with links to the docket sheet, the lower court ruling, and many of the…
  • Feb 8

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register HEALTHY HEMP, finding it merely descriptive of "bakery goods; breads; tortillas; all of the foregoing containing hemp" [HEMP disclaimed]. Applicant argued that the mark as a whole "has…
  • Feb 5

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant
    The Board was not pleased with Applicant Rani Sachdev's motion for a protective order, filed on the day her discovery responses were due. It denied the motion as deficient and meritless, ordered Sachdev to show cause why sanctions should not…
Rank this Week: 115

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: 127

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 8

    Ethicon: What Powers Can the Director Delegate to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board?

    Ethicon: What Powers Can the Director Delegate to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board?
    By Dennis Crouch This is my second post[1] on the Federal Circuit’s 2016 decision Ethicon.[2]  The case focuses on the institution and later proceedings of inter partes reviews (IPRs).  The first stage is known as institution…
  • Feb 5

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: First Apple Patent Challenged At PTAB Covers Touch-To-Zoom Technology Kevin Noonan: Illumina Cambridge v. Intelligent Bio-Systems Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree: What The U.S. Should Be Doing To Protect Intellectual…
  • Feb 5

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement
    by Dennis Crouch A discussion of TriReme Medical v. AngioScore, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) Corporations must be getting somewhat annoyed with the antics of these pesky inventors. TriReme v. AngioScore centers on an inventorship…
Rank this Week: 114

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Feb 8

    Federal Circuit Limits Attorneys’ Fees in Exceptional Case

    Federal Circuit Limits Attorneys’ Fees in Exceptional Case
    Two weeks ago, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals limited the factors a district court may consider in determining the amount of attorneys’ fees to award in an “exceptional” patent infringement case. Lumen View Tech., LLC…
  • Jan 29

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense

    Copyright Infringement and the First Sale Defense
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in the case of Dolby Systems, Inc. v. Christenson, focuses primarily on the issue of which party bears the initial burden of proof with regard to a “first sale” defense in a copyright…
  • Jan 25

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid

    Five IP Pitfalls That Start-Up (and Grown Up) Companies Can Easily Avoid
    In business, there are numerous opportunities for pitfalls, mistakes and errors and they come up in all different legal areas – from basic formation issues to labor and employment to intellectual property. Mistakes and missteps…
Rank this Week: 154

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Mad Hatter as Trademark for Kitchenware

    Mad Hatter as Trademark for Kitchenware
    Dear Rich: If a literary character is in the public domain, like 'The Mad Hatter' could I create a brand of kitchenwares called 'The Mad Hatter's Kitchen'? I understand I'd have to make sure any imagery didn't look like the Disney versions of…
  • Feb 5

    University Claims Copyright on Formula

    University Claims Copyright on Formula
    Dear Rich: I am looking to license a copyright for a creative process -- a method of calculating something -- that was developed within a university. I developed my own formula and process for which a provisional patent application was filed.…
  • Feb 1

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?

    Can I Use Feminist Phrase on T-Shirt?
    Bella AbzugDear Rich: I want to use the phrase "Women belong in the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office" on a t-shirt. My group will be selling these shirts as a fundraiser. The quote doesn't seem to be attributed to anybody, but lots of…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 241

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #20

    17 Seconds #20
    Trademark Audit 101 In December 2014, shortly after creating 17 Seconds (which, in case you hadn’t noticed, is always published at 17:17 on the 17th of each month, because 17), I audited all of the trademarks used by Clocktower Law and…
  • Dec 31

    LawLawLaw #38

    LawLawLaw #38
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #19

    17 Seconds #19
    Are You Going To File Patents And Trademarks In Europe? That’s what Clocktower Law is going to ask from now on when foreign filing deadlines are approaching. Rather than asking generally about filing foreign patents and trademarks,…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 183

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Feb 9

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied
    Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc., 2:14cv906 (2/6/16) (Payne, J.) Judge Payne recommended denial of the defendant's 101 motion in this case which began trial yesterday in Marshall. The Court found that the claims were not directed toward…
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
Rank this Week: 526

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Feb 9

    ’Cause They Never Go Out of Style: Why Musicians Are Registering More Trademarks Than Ever

    ’Cause They Never Go Out of Style: Why Musicians Are Registering More Trademarks Than Ever
    An article I recently co-authored with Elizabeth M. Dukette (a recent law student intern at our firm) has been published by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law in its LANDSLIDE magazine. ’Cause They…
  • Feb 8

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad
    As usual, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday night garnered a lot of attention. After all, they were generally new, featured a lot of celebrity appearances, and cost a fortune to produce and run. This…
  • Feb 5

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event

    NFL Opposes trademark for “SUPERB OWL” running event
    I have written about the NFL on many occasions on this blog, including their over-protective actions regarding use of the SUPER BOWL® name by others. Now the NFL has objected to registration of SUPERB OWL (see what they did there!) for…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Feb 9

    Logra mexicano innovador biofertilizante que hace de los suelos más fértiles y productivo

    Logra mexicano innovador biofertilizante que hace de los suelos más fértiles y productivo
    * La diferencia principal de la tecnología está en el mecanismo de estabilización y secuestro de carbono, utiliza al bambú como materia prima, La empresa del científico busca que los agricultores que la…
  • Feb 8

    Diseñan prototipo de robot tortuga para acuicultura

    Diseñan prototipo de robot tortuga para acuicultura
    Por Joel Cosío FUENTE: CONACYT, Agencia Informativa CONACYT La Paz, Baja California Sur. 5 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes de ingeniería en tecnología computacional de la Universidad…
  • Feb 8

    Desarrollan software para gestión de seguridad en empresa

    Desarrollan software para gestión de seguridad en empresa
    Por Amelia Gutiérrez De Agencia Informativa CONACYT Colima, Colima. 5 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes de las carreras de ingeniería industrial e ingeniería informática…
Rank this Week: 319

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 568

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 8

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted
    Here's the story.  Apparently Pike just got another C&D from the holder of the rights in the play The Whipping Man, which is apparently represented in Pike's work by the sound of 72 pages flipping (because there are no women in…
  • Feb 8

    Warning sign for the First Amendment: safety signs unconstitutional?

    Warning sign for the First Amendment: safety signs unconstitutional?
    PSEG Long Island LLC v. Town of North Hempstead, No. 15-cv-0222 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 3, 2016) Around the country, construction companies and similar businesses are routinely required to post warning signs of various sorts in order to proceed…
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Feb 7

    Ninth Circuit Resolves Two of the Facebook Sponsored Stories Lawsuit

    Ninth Circuit Resolves Two of the Facebook Sponsored Stories Lawsuit
    The litigation over Facebook’s sponsored stories occurred what seems like eons ago. Recently, the last of it wrapped up (although the latest ruling is the subject of a petition for rehearing en banc). It generated lots of blog fodder,…
  • Feb 4

    Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit alleges that Google benefits unfairly from consumers’ responses to Google’s CAPTCHA. Plaintiff, a Massachusetts resident, responded to a two word CAPTCHA prompt when signing up for a Gmail accout. She alleged that…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)
    I’m pleased to present my annual list of top Internet Law developments from the past year. As the years go by, increasingly the most important Internet Law developments/crackdowns are occurring internationally, but I tried to focus on…
Rank this Week: 514

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 5

    TWiL 335: Lawyers In Latex

    TWiL 335: Lawyers In Latex
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Joe Mornin Software engineer and lawyer Joe Mornin, the Fine Bros reaction to the internet's reaction, more selfie animals, using DMCA notices as a marketing tool and more! Download or subscribe to…
  • Jan 22

    TWiL 334: Warrant Canary In A Law Mine

    TWiL 334: Warrant Canary In A Law Mine
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Eric Goldman, Declan McCullagh ISIS and Twitter's liability, anonymity and identity on the blockchain, the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Consumer Review Freedom Act, beware of low-flying Ubers and…
  • Jan 15

    TWiL 333: Who the EFF are you?

    TWiL 333: Who the EFF are you?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Ana Georgina Alba Betancourt, Christopher Koopman Sharing economics, music label Monstercat's new business model, judge says the monkey can't own his selfie and more! Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 587

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Feb 5

    Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look and Feel Is Not

    Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look and Feel Is Not
    In a notable ruling last month, a California district court ruled that the HTML underlying a custom search results page of an online advertising creation platform is copyrightable. In Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC v. Netseer Inc., No. 14-3883,…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdle

    FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdle
    The big data revolution is quietly chugging along:  devices, sensors, websites and networks are collecting and producing significant amounts of data, the cost of data storage continues to plummet, public and private sector interest in…
  • Jan 4

    FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Native Advertising in New Media

    FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Native Advertising in New Media
    Digital media marketers are aggressively increasing the use of so-called sponsored content, or native advertising to reach new customers.  Particularly with the growing use of ad blockers on web and mobile browsers, marketers have sought…
Rank this Week: 595

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
  • Feb 5

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot
    Even before the introduction of new top level domains in 2014 Panels had grappled with the before and after the dot issue with country code suffixes. The traditional procedure is to compare the characters of the accused domain names with the…
  • Jan 25

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case
    The UDRP has no specific rules for rehearing or reconsidering a complaint. It is one of those legal issues left to the ingenuity of panelists and authorized by Rule 15(a): “A Panel shall decide a complaint on the basis of “any…
  • Jan 18

    When Bad Faith Use Precedes Renewal and Continues After It

    When Bad Faith Use Precedes Renewal and Continues After It
    Ordinarily, a domain name registered in good faith that is subsequently used in bad faith is invulnerable to a charge of cybersquatting under the UDRP. But, this not altogether true under all circumstances. It is true where the domain name…
Rank this Week: 554

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
  • Feb 1

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?
      By Emma Kleiner* At the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, the Healing Art Program’s mission is to fill the hospital with art that lifts the spirits of the patients and creates a serene environment. Lauren Rabb, the…
Rank this Week: 255

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game
    Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Solid Oak Sketches, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against various companies responsible for creating the “NBA 2K” video game.[1] The Complaint alleges that the Defendants are liable for copyright…
  • Feb 1

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Recently, the Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Defend Trade Secrets Act is headed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Chris Coons, who issued a press release stating their case for the…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case
    On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which requests that the Supreme Court determine the proper standard for attorneys’ fees awards in copyright cases.[1] The party requesting review by the Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 501

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: 307

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    Couture in Court

    Couture in Court
    Originally posted 2012-02-29 23:27:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFabulous filings for fashionistas — and those who just want to look like them!
  • Jan 25

    Knock it off!

    Knock it off!
    Originally posted 2012-01-30 15:50:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnd if you do, you just might make the next Counterfeit Chic “Knockoff News.” (I did!)
Rank this Week: 308

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Jan 25

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary
    Naming the right beneficiary is critical. Most people want to continue the tax-deferred growth for as long as possible, paying the least amount in income taxes. This is called “stretching out” the account. Distributions after you…
  • Jan 16

    How To Avoid Probate Court

    How To Avoid Probate Court
    Most of our clients want to avoid probate because it has a reputation for being expensive, time consuming, stressful - and public, meaning anyone anywhere can see who got what and how to contact them. Beneficiaries may become victims to nosey…
  • Jan 4

    Do I Need a Will or other Estate Planning Documents if I Do Not Have Any Children?

    Do I Need a Will or other Estate Planning Documents if I Do Not Have Any Children?
    Estate planning is usually low on a person’s list of priorities until a life event occurs that forces the person to contemplate their own death. The most common life events that cause someone to begin to think about estate planning is…
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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jan 7

    The New European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: Are You Opting In?

    The New European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: Are You Opting In?
    The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology recently hosted a program to explore significant changes underway for the European patent landscape. At this program, Dr. Christoph Cordes, Partner at the German law firm Esche…
  • Jan 6

    IRS Takes Aggressive Position in Challenging the Treatment of a License Agreement as a Sale of a Capital Asset

    IRS Takes Aggressive Position in Challenging the Treatment of a License Agreement as a Sale of a Capital Asset
    Recently, a Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment was filed by the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) in the Tax Court case Mylan Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Docket Nos. 16145-14…
  • Dec 17

    Safe Harbor 2.0: Still a Work in Proce

    Safe Harbor 2.0: Still a Work in Proce
    Last month, judges from the European Court of Justice, the European Union's top court, issued a judgment striking down a 15-year old agreement, known as the Safe Harbor framework, which allowed American and European businesses to freely move…
Rank this Week: 594

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Dec 24

    They Invented What? (No. 244)

    They Invented What? (No. 244)
    U.S. Patent N0. 6,053,798: Structural improvement of toy Christmas tree. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2016! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. What is claimed is: 1. A toy Christmas…
  • Oct 19

    They Invented What? (No. 243)

    They Invented What? (No. 243)
    U.S. Patent No. 7,908,676:  Shacket™ JW Note:  Thanks to Mr. Andrew Custer for bringing this one to our attention. Interesting for use of the (TM) symbol in the title of the patent. What is claimed is: 1. A sheltering…
  • Sep 20

    They Invented What? (No. 4)

    They Invented What? (No. 4)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 5,058,833: Spaceship to harness radiations in interstellar flights ???????????????????????????????????????? What I claim is: 1. A craft for flight in…
Rank this Week: 339

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 250

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
Rank this Week: 493

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
Rank this Week: 279

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 23

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest
    From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Patent Baristas has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been…
  • Sep 17

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool

    Patent Office Creates New Automated Interview Request (AIR) Tool
    The USPTO AIR is a new online interview scheduling tool that allows Applicants to request an interview with an Examiner for their pending patent application. The USPTO AIR form is available here. This is the type of 21st Century Government…
  • Sep 16

    Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Congress to Strengthen Patent System

    Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Congress to Strengthen Patent System
    On September 8, a group of more than 100 national and state-based advocacy organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging Congress to amend H.R. 9 to preserve  protections of the Hatch-Waxman Act and to…
Rank this Week: 365

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 368

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 524

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 517

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 391

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 330

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

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

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

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

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

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

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 620