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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Apple's US patent application 20150141083 titled HOTSPOT DEVICE

    Apple's US patent application 20150141083 titled HOTSPOT DEVICE
    The first published claim of Apple's application titled --HOTSPOT DEVICE -- isA wireless device for communicating with a portable computing device comprising: a first portion including: a main logic board; an antenna electromagnetically…
  • May 23

    Garfum drops case against BytePhoto

    Garfum drops case against BytePhoto
    Infozine reported of the dropped patent infringement case:But after all the briefing had been completed and just one day after the court scheduled a hearing on the motion to dismiss, Garfum capitulated: it dropped its case with a promise not…
  • May 22

    Google's anthropormorphic device described in application 20150138333

    Google's anthropormorphic device described in application 20150138333
    The first claim is directed to a METHOD in which an anthropormorphic device (not a human) is detecting a social cue:A method comprising: an anthropomorphic device detecting a social cue, wherein the anthropomorphic device includes a camera…
Rank this Week: 32

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law
    Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. v. DyAnsys, Inc., 2015 WL 2398931, No. 14-cv-05207 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2015) IHS sells a medical device called P–STIM.  DyAnsys used to be the distributor of P-STIM in the US, but after it lost…
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 42

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising

    Subway Drops Footlong TM from Advertising
    The last time I was at the airport I snapped this photo showing how Subway finally appears to have dropped its use of the TM symbol in association with the word FOOTLONG: As you will recall, Subway had attempted to federally-register the word…
  • May 21

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?
    Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite…
  • May 20

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I grew up in a union household. My father was a teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system for nearly thirty years. Once he finished his first probationary year and was certified, he…
Rank this Week: 57

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
  • May 6

    Likelihood of jurisdiction

    Likelihood of jurisdiction
    Appellate courts, we see, choose what interests them, and how much.  Sometimes they surprise the parties and their counsel. We weren’t all that shocked about the argument in Naffe v. Frey, the free-blogger-speech case involving…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 130

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Forthcoming events.  Do please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events list for lectures, seminars, conferences and other opportunities to get out and about, meet people and use IP as a perfect ice-breaker for those…
  • May 25

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here, thanks to the unstinting efforts of our noble friend Alberto Bellan, the Kats are proud to present to you the 47th weekly round-up of the previous week's substantive Katposts. For those readers who have been experiencing a late May or…
  • May 25

    The purpose of appeal in the patent system: dissenting opinions, oversight and law-making

    The purpose of appeal in the patent system: dissenting opinions, oversight and law-making
    This article is mostly about appeal procedures at the European Patent Office (EPO). For those readers who are not familiar with how the EPO organises itself, here is a simplified structure:First Instance: Examining Divisions and Opposition…
Rank this Week: 188

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 169

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 22

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson TiVo Roamio... with Aereo? How Google decides what will be forgotten, making your kids read privacy policies and more! Guests: Gus Hurwitz and Brandon Butler Photo credit: Scott Schiller Download…
  • May 15

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson The current state and rise of open source, ACLU v. Clapper, Reddit and Twitter updates dealing with harassment and more! Guests: Clark Asay and Kat Walsh Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns …
  • May 8

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy aftermath, DMCA and automotive network security, scandalous trademarks and more! Guests: Megan M. Carpenter, Kerry O'Shea Gorgone and Xiyin Tang Photo credit: PBS NewsHour Download or…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
Rank this Week: 143

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #12

    17 Seconds #12
    Useful info quickly. As of 2015-05-13, the United States is part of the Hague Agreement. What this means is that it is now easier to get protection for design patents in multiple countries. There are other treaties that do similar things for…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
Rank this Week: 170

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 140

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 8

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost
    Protecting your intellectual property, whether domestically or internationally, is traditionally a complex and costly process. On an international scale, that cost is largely due to translations, with the largest patent filers often budgeting…
  • May 4

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
  • May 1

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast
    According to Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry has received a patent for the Azerbaijan breakfast brand. According to the Minister: “The new brand will be introduced in several hotels for the first time…
Rank this Week: 144

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

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

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 183

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
  • May 1

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
  • May 1

    Notable Decisions May 2015

    Notable Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
  • Apr 25

    Noteworthy Decisions April 2015

    Noteworthy Decisions April 2015
    Daredevil Brewing Company LLC v. Matthew O’Brien, FA150300 1608504 (Nat. Arb. Forum April 23 2015). Renewal of registration of domain name registered prior to complainant’s trademark right does not reset priority and “cannot…
Rank this Week: 145

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
Rank this Week: 186

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: 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: 184

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 25

    Status of AIA Application

    Status of AIA Application
    Some applicants have asked about the current status of their AIA applications.  The chart above shows the current status of a sample of about 8,000 published patent applications claiming post-AIA status.*  Because of the…
  • May 22

    Federal Circuit: Software is not Patent Eligible unless Claimed as a Process or Physical Object

    Federal Circuit: Software is not Patent Eligible unless Claimed as a Process or Physical Object
    In an interesting – though non-precedential – opinion, the Federal Circuit has ruled that a “speech-recognition interface” software lacks subject matter eligibility “because [the claims] are not…
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
Rank this Week: 246

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 271

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
  • May 13

    Upcoming Summer Blockbuster: Impending Shortage of IPv4 IP Addresse

    Upcoming Summer Blockbuster: Impending Shortage of IPv4 IP Addresse
    There is an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the impending shortage of IPv4 IP addresses (forcing tech companies and cloud providers to scramble to secure the remaining stock for U.S. users) and the IPv6…
  • May 11

    Who Exactly Is a ‘User’ under the DMCA Safe Harbor?

    Who Exactly Is a ‘User’ under the DMCA Safe Harbor?
    The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve “strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright infringements that take place in a digital networked environment.”  As part…
  • May 4

    Emergence of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concern

    Emergence of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concern
    The big fight may be over, but the implications of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao with respect to real-time, one-to-many streaming of video through apps like Meerkat and Periscope are still rippling through the media industry. In short,…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • May 8

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern
    By: Scott Hervey Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Meerkat are two new “live streaming” apps which allow users to live stream videos from their phones.  These applications could potentially change the way live sporting or…
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
Rank this Week: 264

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
Rank this Week: 290

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 231

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: 297

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 411

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 500

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
Rank this Week: 708

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 24

    Patent Litigation Report Raises Question

    Patent Litigation Report Raises Question
    By Grantland Drutchas -- A recent publication by PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that patent suit filings in 2014 had reduced by 13% from the prior year, and concluded that this "dramatic shift" was "[d]riven by Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank,…
  • May 23

    IPO Webinar on Estoppel at the PTAB

    IPO Webinar on Estoppel at the PTAB
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Estoppel at the PTAB, with Judge Michael Tierney: Recent Decisions involving 325 (d) and 315 (e)1" on May 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Herbert…
  • May 23

    Webinar on Patent Prosecution Strategie

    Webinar on Patent Prosecution Strategie
    The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and Young Lawyers Division will be offering a live webinar entitled "Practical Patent Prosecution Strategies and Considerations" on…
Rank this Week: 349

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
  • May 23

    Personal

    Personal
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of…
  • Apr 27

    Elevator Music

    Elevator Music
    Info-Hold sued Muzak and Applied Media Technologies for infringing 5,991,374, which claims playing the music ubiquitously found in commercial establishments. Ohio district court judge Timothy S. Black demonstrated bias towards Muzak in his…
Rank this Week: 530

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 440

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
  • May 19

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu
    Der BLAWGer-Aggregator JuraBlogs möchte für seinen Service nun bezahlt werden. Und zwar von den bloggenden Juristen. Das ist insofern ironisch, als die dort gelisteten Blogs schon jetzt kostenlos (!) den Content für die Seite…
  • May 6

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962
    Aus diesen Gründen können wir auch unmöglich unterschreiben, daß das Publikum bei dem Satz “die besten Uhrmacher der Welt” nur an Schweizer Uhrmacher denken soll./Es steht jedem frei, seine Waren oder seine…
Rank this Week: 661

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • May 21

    Project home appeal

    Project home appeal
    The Full Court has partially allowed Tamawood's appeal, and denied Habitare's appeal from Collier J's findings about copyright infringement.
  • May 13

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system
    The Full Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal from Pagone J’s ruling allowing SPI Powernet a deduction for the value of its copyright in the plans, drawings and manuals for its electricity power…
  • May 6

    ACIP Final Designs Report

    ACIP Final Designs Report
    ACIP’s final report into its review of the Designs System has been published. The report is 70 pages (including annexes) – 43 pages for the report itself; and 23 recommendations. Key recommendations include: investigate joining…
Rank this Week: 564

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • May 20

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
  • May 18

    What Do I Write to Prevent Infringement?

    What Do I Write to Prevent Infringement?
    Dear Rich: I read your post on How Do I Word a Copyright Disclaimer for YouTube? How about if I am the copyright owner? What should I write to prevent somebody from infringing on my content? If you want to post a warning, something…
  • May 13

    Who Do I Have to Sue to Get a Cup of Coffee?

    Who Do I Have to Sue to Get a Cup of Coffee?
    Dear Rich: The Keurig company sells coffee brewers equipped with DRM technology. The next model will discontinue the DRM as Keurig cited poor sales and consumer complaints. Another coffee company has been selling a little…
Rank this Week: 431

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 543

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • May 19

    Google v. Garcia: Full Panel Finds No Copyright for Individual Performance

    Google v. Garcia: Full Panel Finds No Copyright for Individual Performance
    This week, the full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Google vs. Garcia that an actress portrayed in the film Innocence of Muslims, Cindy Lee Garcia, did not hold copyright in her performance. The 2012 film, which led to…
  • May 13

    Out-of-state Royalties Rejected in CA

    Out-of-state Royalties Rejected in CA
    The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a clause in a section of the 1976 California Resale Royalties Act, the only law in the country which requires sellers of art to pay the artist a 5% cut of the price when their work is…
  • May 8

    Venice Police Label Christoph Büchel Art Project a Public Safety Threat

    Venice Police Label Christoph Büchel Art Project a Public Safety Threat
    Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is presenting the first Mosque ever to occupy the historic center of Venice as his contribution to the Icelandic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. According to Artnet News, The project—with…
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • May 19

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon
    Congratulations to b Spot, a licensed mobile games community that lets adults legally wager and win cash in the US, which has been named a TiE50 Start Up for 2015. After screening 2,716 companies worldwide, then narrowing down the group…
  • May 8

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet…
  • May 7

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State
    The New York Times reports that New York State’s top financial regulator has granted the first license to a Bitcoin exchange, allowing it to open legally to customers across the country. To find out more information, please read Bitcoin…
Rank this Week: 394

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 638

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 8

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”
    The rights-owner of The Cobbler, a whimsical comedy film starring Adam Sandler, has filed a batch of new BitTorrent copyright suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Cobbler was widely released earlier this…
  • Apr 28

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
  • Apr 28

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court
    Various film companies filed another batch of copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Plaintiff A&T SPVH, Inc.’s new lawsuit involves the 2014 film, The Humbling, which stars Al Pacino, in what Variety…
Rank this Week: 631

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 775

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    PTAB reverses indefiniteness rejection of claim using trademark Java

    PTAB reverses indefiniteness rejection of claim using trademark Java
    Takeaway: The Examiner rejected as indefinite the phrase "parsing the at least one Java annotation" on the grounds that Java was a trademark. The Examiner referred to MPEP 2173.05(u) , which directed the Examiner to reject a claim as…
  • Mar 31

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")
    Takeaway: In an application for a computerized valuation platform, the Examiner rejected a computer-readable medium claim as indefinite. The Examiner took issue with the phrase "subscribing to the web-based valuation service," asserting that…
  • Mar 30

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)
    Takeaway: The PTO took seven years to process a Petition to Make Special Based on Age. The Petition Decision indicated that "the delay in rendering a decision is regretted." (Application of Dressler, Appl. No. 11/733,605, available on Public…
Rank this Week: 398

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
  • Apr 29

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22
    From the Google Public Policy Blog, with some traction in the news this week- Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion We invite you to sell us your patents. The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents…
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 436

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master
    Precision Drone, LLC designs and makes drones and software for use by farmers to monitor crops. According to the Complaint (see below), in September 2014, Precision made a deal with Channel Masters, LLC for Channel to purchase and resell the…
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al
    Jun Q. Xia was employed by Agdia until 2001. After leaving the company, Xia allegedly violated the terms of a non-competition agreement. The ensuing lawsuit was resolved by a permanent injunction order in 2002. Later, Xia formed AC…
  • Feb 8

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC
    This trade dress lawsuit involves battery-operated motion detecting lighting. Defendant has allegedly “willfully and deliberately pulled a ‘bait and switch’ on consumers by advertising [Plaintiff’s] high-end […]…
Rank this Week: 405

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 685