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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    "60 Minutes" on December 21, 2014

    "60 Minutes" on December 21, 2014
    Scott Pelley in Cuba.Wayne Smith is interviewed; time long ago for a change. Musicians could not give copies of music because no photocopiers in Cuba.Only 5% of Cubans connected to the internet.500 Cubans per day seek visas to u.s.Lesley…
  • Dec 20

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre
    Note the article in TIME titled Uber Is Trying to Patent Its Surge Pricing Technology Bloomberg noted:In all, Uber has filed for 24 patents worldwide, according to Innography. The four earliest date back to December 2009, when the company…
  • Dec 19

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC
    Lack of enablement doomed the claims, and statements during prosecution were part of the problem in the case Promega v. Lifetech:For the reasons discussed herein, we concludethat the asserted claims of the Promega patentsare invalid for lack…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 71

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

    17 Seconds #6
    17 Seconds is a email and website newsletter that gives you useful info quickly. Believe it or not, Clocktower’s website design is coming up on two years old, so it’s time for a makeover. As part of the website redesign …
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 70

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Dec 19

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance
    Today we present an updated version of our paper examining how the ubiquitous use of online tracking cookies can allow an adversary conducting network surveillance to target a user or surveil users en masse. In the initial version of the…
  • Dec 12

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin
    Bitcoin mining is now almost exclusively performed by Bitcoin-specific ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). These chips are made by a few startup manufacturers and cannot be used for anything else besides mining Bitcoin or…
  • Dec 11

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking
    In the news, we have a consortium of French publishers, which somehow includes several major U.S. corporations (Google, Microsoft), attempting to sue AdBlock Plus developer Eyeo, a German firm with developers around the world. I have no…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Dec 13

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington
      Season’s Greetings!As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that…
  • Dec 7

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
  • Nov 19

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 237

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 21

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC 1:14-cv-01474 filed December 11, 2014 in the District Court of…
  • Dec 21

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    January 8, 2015 - "Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation -- Leveraging Court Treatment Post-Therasense and the AIA's Answer to Inequitable Conduct Issues" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) January…
  • Dec 20

    Webinar on Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct

    Webinar on Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation -- Leveraging Court Treatment Post-Therasense and the AIA's Answer to Inequitable Conduct Issues" on…
Rank this Week: 173

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 250

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 19

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element
    By Jason Rantanen Promega Corp. v. Life Tech. Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Download Promega v Life Tech Panel: Prost (dissenting-in-part), Mayer, Chen (author) This decision is interesting for its enablement analysis, which revolves around the term…
  • Dec 19

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”
    by Dennis Crouch Sryker v. Zimmer (Fed. Cir. 2014) In 2010, Stryker sued its competitor Zimmer for infringing three patents covering pulsed lavage devices used for wound cleaning.  U.S. Patent Nos. 6,022,329, 6,179,807,…
  • Dec 18

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    Although it is very much part of a PR campaign, the new documentary Inventing to Nowhere is also really well done.  Now streaming online:
Rank this Week: 181

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 149

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 17

    Rededication

    Rededication
    Originally posted 2010-12-01 20:08:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWelcome to Blawg Review.  Cold, rainy, prematurely wintry greetings from metropolitan New York. No exclamation point.  It has been that kind of year, it seems.…
  • Dec 9

    Strict construction

    Strict construction
    Originally posted 2005-01-05 09:06:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNo, not more about that constitutional dustup at the Volokh Conspiracy. The delivery guys were supposed to be here yesterday with a blog roll and a direct link on the top…
  • Dec 9

    Seattle. Trademark lawyers.

    Seattle. Trademark lawyers.
    Originally posted 2009-05-19 00:20:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAt Mike Atkin’s place in Seattle, all kinds of law bloggers, but mostly trademark ones, got together tonight in honor of all being rained on in the same place for…
Rank this Week: 245

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Dec 17

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft
    According to statistics released earlier this year by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Microsoft is near the top of the list when it comes to companies applying for and receiving U.S. patents. In 2013, the company was issued…
  • Dec 15

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie
    Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, CA, is a corporation that is heavily involved with designing and manufacturing networking equipment along with other information technologies. A new inventory of products for Cisco’s Unified Computing…
  • Dec 11

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment
    Mylan Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its New Drug Applications (NDAs) for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine…
Rank this Week: 169

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law

    Christopher Beauchamp: Invented By Law
    I have just obtained my copy of Christopher Beauchamp's new book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, which recounts the story of Alexander Graham Bell's legal battles over his…
  • Dec 8

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement

    Commil v. Cisco and the Tort of Patent Infringement
    Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke Law School. Vishnubhakat is also an expert legal advisor in the USPTO's Office of Chief Economist. His scholarship is available on SSRN, and you can follow him at @emptydoors.…
  • Dec 8

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A

    Final CELS Recap: Trolls, Anticommons, M&A
    I have already posted on the papers from the Intellectual Property I session at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) by Aghion et al., Abrams et al., and Frakes & Wasserman. There were three more papers selected for the…
Rank this Week: 197

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 254

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 196

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: 256

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: 234

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Counsel’s Role in Preparing Expert Report Bars Expert’s Testimony

    Counsel’s Role in Preparing Expert Report Bars Expert’s Testimony
    The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude testimony from a defense invalidity expert who did not draft his own report. "The problems with [the expert's] testimony stem from the fact that he did not draft his own report; defense counsel…
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
Rank this Week: 454

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Goodbye to “protective” trade marks: a change in Spain

    Goodbye to “protective” trade marks: a change in Spain
    "Bye-bye!"Katfriends and IP enthusiasts David Pellisé and Juan Carlos Quero (Pellisé Abogados, Barcelona) have recently been involved in some successful litigation in Spain which may not seem to exciting to those…
  • Dec 22

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week
    While many children - whether young or ... less young - around the world are keenly awaiting 25 December to unwrap their Christmas presents, for IPKat readers 25 is the number of this week's round-up of all the Kat-items posted last week.…
  • Dec 22

    A design infringement case for the holiday

    A design infringement case for the holiday
    Just before the United Kingdom generally shuts down and stops functioning for a few days, Mr Justice Arnold slipped out a decision that is positively anti-Arnoldian.  It comes in at slightly less than 100 paragraphs, but retains the…
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Dec 22

    Where to find worry-free images to post on your blog or website

    Where to find worry-free images to post on your blog or website
    When posting images on your website or blog, you must be careful not to step on the copyright rights of others. Violating a copyright can be costly. Getty Images and others use software to persistently scour the internet looking for…
  • Dec 19

    Erik M Pelton & Associates celebrates 15 years of trademark

    Erik M Pelton & Associates celebrates 15 years of trademark
    Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hosting the local Falls Church Chamber of Commerce happy hour gathering. I hosted the event as part of the celebration of 15 years of trademark practice! That’s right, in December of 1999 I…
  • Dec 17

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more
    The 2014 word of the year, according to Oxford English Dictionary, is “Vape.”  According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog: So, what does vape mean? It originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.…
Rank this Week: 340

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    An Energized Trademark Monster?

    An Energized Trademark Monster?
    Three months ago we discussed a “trademark bullying” allegation against Monster Energy, detailed in a declaratory judgment complaint filed in Montana federal district court by energy-drink competitor Victory Energize. Last week,…
  • Dec 19

    Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?

    Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview.  The movie follows a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator…
  • Dec 18

    The Strange Case of Strange Fruit

    The Strange Case of Strange Fruit
    - Laurel Sutton, Senior Strategist at Catchword Brand Name Development Of all the marketing people in the biz, you’d think a PR firm would have the best instincts for names that appeal, rather than repel, the public at large. A firm in…
Rank this Week: 609

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    T1788/09 : caractéristique provenant de la description

    T1788/09 : caractéristique provenant de la description
    La présente affaire est un recours contre une décision de la division d'examen. Dans son opinion intermédiaire, la Chambre avait suggéré que l'objet des requêtes présentées n'impliquait…
  • Dec 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il fait froid. Ne négligez pas le confort de votre chien à longues oreilles.
  • Dec 16

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée
    Le mandataire de la demanderesse n'avait pas répondu à une notification d'irrégularités et la demande avait en conséquence été rejetée par la section de dépôt. En recours,…
Rank this Week: 371

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 506

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 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing…
  • Dec 11

    They Invented What? (No. 242)

    They Invented What? (No. 242)
    U.S. Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20080299533: Naughty or nice meter. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2015! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: Undoubtedly, the…
Rank this Week: 589

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Dec 19

    Consignment or Rep: Doll Deal Gone South

    Consignment or Rep: Doll Deal Gone South
    Dear Rich: Did I make a consignment agreement? I was at a doll show selling manufactured porcelain dolls. The woman at the next table was selling her dolls which are handmade. I was impressed with her work and offered to exhibit her dolls for…
  • Dec 17

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?
    Dear Rich: I recently became band manager and I have some questions regarding the contract that we are in the process of negotiating. The lead singer writes all the original material himself so would it make sense, or even be possible to have…
  • Dec 15

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?
    Mikhail BulgakovDear Rich: I am contemplating composing an opera in English based on The Master and Margarita by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov died in 1940. The Master and Margarita was published posthumously in two parts in…
Rank this Week: 332

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 18

    The Food Babe Plagiarism Allegation

    The Food Babe Plagiarism Allegation
    Critics of Food Babe, better known as Vani Hari, recently accused the food blogger of plagiarism. But do the claims hold up to scrutiny?
  • Dec 17

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate
    The Pirate Bay closed in Swedish raid, sampling lawsuit against Jay Z dismissed and Actors Guild comes to the aid of Cindy Lee Garcia...
  • Dec 17

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement
    Apple emerges victorious in iTunes DRM case, broadcasters try to halt sale of Aereo assets and U.S. artist accused of ripping off a French advertisement.
Rank this Week: 426

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
Rank this Week: 484

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Dec 17

    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorl…

    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorl…
    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorld bit.ly/1uSNGh7 © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Dec 17

    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic…

    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic…
    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1wYZntW – - no value in anti-corruption for … © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
  • Dec 17

    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among Ch…

    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among Ch…
    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among China’s Newly Rich | New York Times nyti.ms/1AoxYyT – - definitely not an enviable l… © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
Rank this Week: 285

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba
    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open diplomatic relations between them, easing travel and business restrictions. On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a swap of prisoners. Cuba will release American Alan Gross, who has…
  • Dec 11

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
  • Dec 9

    The Net Neutrality Debate

    The Net Neutrality Debate
    Over the past few months one of the most talked about topics has been net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the principle that all content and applications on the Internet should be accessible to users equally, regardless of source,…
Rank this Week: 383

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee
    On September 17, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was reported out of committee with several amendments from the version that was submitted to committee. It has a 57% chance of enactment.
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Dec 6

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica
    La Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), acreditó tres patentes de la empresa de la industria gráfica ABC Displays. Las patentes corresponden a los productos Sistema expandible Decoración Punta de…
  • Dec 6

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia
    A fin de fomentar el número de patentes en el país y generar incentivos para la actividad científica, es necesario reformar la Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología, así como la Ley de Responsabilidades…
  • Dec 5

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente
    En uno de tantos frentes abiertos en los tribunales, muchos de ellos por violación de patentes, la surcoreana fue condenada a pagar a Apple la friolera de 930 millones de dólares a principios de este mismo año. Ahora…
Rank this Week: 569

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 354

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101
    In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The patent claims at…
  • Nov 5

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?
    Too many companies/lawyers treat website Terms of Service (TOS) as boilerplate agreements that no one reads. Many companies simply put a link at the bottom of the homepage. This approach continues to prove ineffective, as courts are…
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
Rank this Week: 620

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 532

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

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

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

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

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

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 500

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 422

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 466

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 414

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 552