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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 47

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: 72

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 30

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it
    And so it was that, as previously blogged, on June 25, 2014, I participating in the copyright statutory damages segment of the PTO’ / Department of Commerce / Internet Policy Task Force public roundtable discussion “Green Paper…
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    Cover me

    Cover me
    Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s…
Rank this Week: 86

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 3: dissent

    COOL story, part 3: dissent
    Judge Henderson dissented, believing the question of Zauderer’s appropriate scope to have been resolved in R.J. Reynolds and unfairly revisited.Judge Brown also dissented, quite vigorously. Under the majority’s reasoning, “a…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence
    AMI continued: concurrencesJudge Rogers concurred in part.  She wrote to disassociate herself from the suggested collapse of Central Hudsonand Zauderer.  “Viewing Zaudereras simply an application of Central Hudson to special…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule
    American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2014)The D.C. Circuit here, en banc, upholds country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, and in the process holds that Zauderer’s…
Rank this Week: 94

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline
    The EPA continues to tread water on biofuels.from Reuters:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday [July 31, 2014] extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a…
  • Jul 31

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana
    Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.from the Hill:Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his paper from other sources without…
  • Jul 31

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post
    From the Washington Post:The tech community, adds George Washington University professor John Whealan, himself a deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the USPTO from 2001-2008, "has, with all due respect, become an…
Rank this Week: 147

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 31

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy
    With the leak of the upcoming Expendables movie, it's worth taking a look at why pre-release piracy is treated so serious and what can be done about it. The post The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay
    FilmOn hit with $90,000 contempt judgment, NMPA sues two unlicensed lyrics sites and Polish group wants to expand copyright levy to phones and tablets. The post 3 Count: $90,000 Delay appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 30

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle
    Rightsholders demand Austrian ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay, Kim Dotcom ordered to reveal his assets and Miami artist sues American Eagle over advertisements. The post 3 Count: Un-American Eagle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 118

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: Josh Jarvis, "The Trademark “Chaff” Quandary: PTO Report On Post-Registration Proof of Use"

    Guest Post: Josh Jarvis, "The Trademark “Chaff” Quandary: PTO Report On Post-Registration Proof of Use"
    My friend, Joshua S. Jarvis, of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, has consented to my re-posting this article discussing the USPTO's recent report on its pilot study regarding post-registration proof of use - a study intended to "Assess the accuracy…
  • Jul 30

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Are Sci-Fi and Comedy TV Shows Related?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Are Sci-Fi and Comedy TV Shows Related?
    Sherrilynn Kenyon applied to register the mark THE LEAGUE for science fiction films (class 9) and television programs (class 41), but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(d), finding a likelihood of confusion with the identical mark…
  • Jul 30

    Reminder: ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th

    Reminder: ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
    Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Register here. The session is hosted by the ABA Section of…
Rank this Week: 117

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR?

    7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR?
    EPO President Battistelli in his office. The Eiffel Tower is not visible from this angle, it would appear.Back in 2010, when Benoît Battistelli was first appointed as President of the European Patent Office (EPO), there was a certain…
  • Jul 30

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody
    Following some fear [here and here] that UK Government could have decided not to introduce exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody into UK copyright after all, last month this blog reported that…
  • Jul 30

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!
    Miffy just can't get enoughGreek yoghurt ..."Greek dairy company Fage wins yogurt case in Britain" is the headline of a piece of breaking news carried in Ekathimerini today. The yoghurt case in question is Fage UK Ltd & Another v…
Rank this Week: 145

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 30

    One must conscientiously and systematically perform abstraction-filtration-comparison test in software copyright infringement matter

    One must conscientiously and systematically perform abstraction-filtration-comparison test in software copyright infringement matter
    In all copyright infringement cases, a plaintiff must prove, among other things, that the defendant copied elements of plaintiff’s work that are protected by copyright. This is key because not all copying is infringement – some of…
  • Jul 28

    What should we do when trademarks offend?

    What should we do when trademarks offend?
    Trademarks are symbols that convey meaning, and ostensibly that meaning is ontologically linked to the purveyor of the goods or services with which the trademark is connected. But those symbols can relate to different ontologies as well, be…
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward
    Plaintiff restaurant owner sued Yelp under California unfair competition law, claiming that certain statements Yelp made about the filters it uses to ascertain the unreliability or bias of user reviews were misleading and untrue. For example,…
Rank this Week: 144

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
  • Jul 29

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed
    Despite what the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggested in their initial guidance to patent examiners, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has substantially changed the prosecution landscape for…
  • Jul 28

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro
    Ray Niro is one of the most well-known patent litigators in the country, and the attorney who was famously dubbed “a patent troll” some 14 years ago, marking the first time the term was used. See The Man They Call the…
  • Jul 26

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but there is no universally accepted definition of who is a patent troll. This has lead many to recognize that, by and large, if you are being sued for patent…
Rank this Week: 138

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?
    A few weeks back, Steve discussed Apple’s recent applications to register a trio of non-verbal trademarks, shown below: (Each image links to the corresponding application on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO).…
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
Rank this Week: 166

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • Jul 31

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility
    A troubling aspect of the analysis in the Alice opinion is the suggestion that an invention, once patent eligible, can become patent ineligible simply based on the passage of time and public adoption. Dialogue in the oral argument as well as…
  • Jul 31

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera
    The patent applications published in recent weeks by the USPTO and assigned to Nikon include a couple of filings pertaining to camera accessories which we explored for today’s column. One of these accessories provides a continuous light…
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
  • Jul 11

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment
    Litigants know that obtaining a judgment against an adversary is only half the battle.  Sometimes the efforts a litigant must expend to collect on that judgment are just as significant, if not more so, than obtaining the judgment. …
Rank this Week: 238

Stein McEwen Blog

Stein McEwen Blog

Covers IP case and news.

http://smiplaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Jul 31

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?
    Yesterday the Tor Project issued an advisory describing a large-scale identification attack on Tor hidden services. The attack started on January 30 and ended when Tor ejected the attackers on July 4. It appears that this attack was the…
  • Jul 30

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?
    Several recent news stories have highlighted the ways that online social platforms can subtly shape our lives. First came the news that Facebook has “manipulated” users’ emotions by tweaking the balance of happy and sad…
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
Rank this Week: 372

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
Rank this Week: 342

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 30

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court has made a sport of reversing the Federal Circuit over the past decade or so, and other than reserved (and sometimes not so reserved) statements by members of the lower court, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 28

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA
    By Andrew Williams -- In what is thought to be the first application accepted under the new biosimilar pathway created by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act, Sandoz announced last Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 268

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of controlling a character in a video gameIssued Dec. 23, 2003, to KonamiSummary:The ‘764 patent describes a video game system where enemy characters can be forced to attack each other whenever the main…
  • Jul 28

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!
    Courtesy of :SCHULTERIESENKAMPFF Internet services that specifically target German consumer, e.g. by addressing them in German, have to adhere to German law when doing so. In a default judgment, the regional court Berlin recently held that…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 359

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
Rank this Week: 303

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 27

    No. 1 Most Wanted

    No. 1 Most Wanted
    We wanted to direct our readers to an interesting blog post from the Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch.” In sum, if you work in the ecommerce industry, and feel as though the problem of patent trolls is getting out of hand…
  • Jul 24

    Applying Alice

    Applying Alice
    Whether you pay close attention to the world of patent litigation or get your IP news from this blog along, you’ve no doubt heard of Alice, the Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion this term that the two–step analysis it set…
  • Jul 22

    The Protectable Footprint

    The Protectable Footprint
    We represent a number of retailers and, while often we dedicate blog space to issues of patent law which might impact ecommerce operations, there are, of course, other areas of IP law of which to take note. One such area that has received…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
Rank this Week: 304

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Mar 28

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed
    This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech.…
  • Mar 19

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality
    It’s always difficult for me to find something interesting to say about the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual China business survey. The content itself is often of marginal value, with only a couple significant trends hiding…
  • Mar 10

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming
    The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the…
Rank this Week: 317

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

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

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

    The Right of Publicity

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

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

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 278

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 31

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game
    IPNews® - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained the copyright waivers from two tattoo artists who designed and inked the tattoos on his biceps. The arm tattoos will be on display in Kaepernick's digital avatar in the…
  • Jul 21

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark
    IPNews® - San Diego State University has set out to trademark the chant "I believe that we will win!" which was recently popularized by the U.S. soccer team during the World Cup. San Diego State University's basketball team has been using…
  • Jul 14

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla
    IPNews® - Chinese tech giant Lenovo might have a plan to compete with Google Glass in the wearable technology market. Lenovo has filed a U.S. patent for a device that looks like Google Glass, featuring an audio and video recorder and…
Rank this Week: 424

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 647

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 31

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing
    Narrator of ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ video, registers the phrase, and sues t-shirt company. honey badger dont care complaint.pdf
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 447

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 648

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility
    A troubling aspect of the analysis in the Alice opinion is the suggestion that an invention, once patent eligible, can become patent ineligible simply based on the passage of time and public adoption. Dialogue in the oral argument as well as…
  • Jul 31

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera

    Nikon Patents: More Accessories, Improved Functionality for Digital Camera
    The patent applications published in recent weeks by the USPTO and assigned to Nikon include a couple of filings pertaining to camera accessories which we explored for today’s column. One of these accessories provides a continuous light…
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
Rank this Week: 413

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 544

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: 581

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Formation epi-CEIPI

    Formation epi-CEIPI
    Chaque année, le CEIPI organise en collaboration avec l’epi une formation en droit européen des brevets, appelée « formation de base », dans un grand nombre de villes européennes, et notamment…
  • Jul 27

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour
    Rappel: l'ancien service d'abonnement par courriel n'est plus en service. Si vous souhaitez continuer à être informés par courriel de la publication de nouveaux articles, veuillez entrer votre adresse électronique…
  • Jul 24

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    L'invention de la semaine est un détecteur de radiation. L'inventeur propose deux types d'applications fort différentes : - distinguer le chat roux de la maison du chat noir du voisin, de sorte à ne laisser entrer que le…
Rank this Week: 628

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 594

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
  • Jul 28

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment
    Here’s another new law review article on Cariou v. Prince, and this time it’s from yours truly in collaboration with art historian and curator, Lauren van Haaften-Schick. The article is the product of a paper I presented at Texas…
  • Jul 24

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation
    “In June 2012, Sesame Street introduced Alex, a new character on its online interactive program Little Children, Big Challenges. In the short educational video, Alex admits his father is in prison after skirting questions from his…
  • Jul 24

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie
    On the heels of this Guardian article on why fake artworks may just be good enough, now this. A quick note on The Guardian article. The Walter Benjamin reference is a bit superficial. For Benjamin the aura did rest in the singular object, but…
Rank this Week: 565

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 658

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/
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
  • Jun 30

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014
    Today, we, along with our colleague Michael Heuga, published our client advisory titled New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014. If your business uses "commercial electronic messages" to market to your customers and…
Rank this Week: 533

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 18

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi
    Here’s a story of a company founder leaving the company and the geographical area and starting a new company in the same line of business.  It’s not necessarily a story about what not to do.  It’s more a story of…
  • Jul 11

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit
    Attorney David Anziska made statements about the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, some of which were posted on the Internet and some of which were alleged in a complaint.  Thomas M. Cooley Law School sued Anziska and his firm for the state…
  • Jun 27

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work
    Aereo’s network receives broadcast television programming through thousands of dime-sized antennas. Aereo makes that programming available to subscribers by streaming the programming over the Internet.  Each subscriber is assigned…
Rank this Week: 586

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jul 14

    Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceeding

    Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeIn the spirit of transparency and collaboration with stakeholders in forming an even stronger patent system, I am pleased to…
  • Jul 3

    Continued Progress Toward Implementing Patent Quality Executive Action

    Continued Progress Toward Implementing Patent Quality Executive Action
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Last June, the White House issued a number of executive actions aimed, in part, at ensuring the highest quality patents…
  • Jun 16

    Update on Our Satellite Office

    Update on Our Satellite Office
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Welcome to the latest in a regular series of updates on the status of our satellite offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit,…
Rank this Week: 453

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    §101 Profile

    §101 Profile
    6,128,415 claims a device profile to rid digital image distortion. The courts found it patent ineligible for being an abstraction. The CAFC (2013-1600): "For all categories except process claims, the eligible subject matter must exist in…
  • Jul 9

    Essential

    Essential
    The U.S. courts have done their best to limit patent scope and validity within the past decade, in reponse to corporate complaint. The sensible formula of writing a specification in problem-solution form turned into a formula for…
  • Jun 19

    Down The Rabbit Hole

    Down The Rabbit Hole
    The Supreme Court affirmed the CAFC in invalidating financial patents in Alice v. CLS Bank under §101. "The claims at issue are drawn to the abstract idea of intermediated settlement, and that merely requiring generic computer…
Rank this Week: 415

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 10

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision
    I’ve just gotten around to reading Professor Chisum’s  take on the Supreme Court’s recent Alice v. CLS Bank decision on patent subject matter eligibility, and I heartily recommend it for those interested in looking for…
  • Jun 16

    Section 15 Trademark Declaration

    Section 15 Trademark Declaration
    Section 15 Trademark Declarations are requests that trademark registration be considered incontestable and valid. Continue reading →
  • Jun 2

    Patent Office Launches Glossary Pilot Program

    Patent Office Launches Glossary Pilot Program
    The Patent Office has begun a new program to expedite certain patent applications which provide a glossary of the terms used in the claims. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 571

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/
  • Jul 2

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent
    Bianco MD v. Globus Medical Inc., 2:12-cv-00147 (7/1/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Ongoing royalty set at 5% The jury in this case found that defendant Globus Medical, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets belonging to the…
  • Jul 2

    Marshall Status Conference

    Marshall Status Conference
    It's status conference week in Marshall, with nonpatent cases up Monday afternoon, and patent cases yesterday afternoon. That means I spent this morning analyzing the settings to provide clients and cocounsel with information on time to trial…
  • Jun 30

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination
    Good article in Law360 about the new Eastern District of Texas judicial nominees Judge Amos Mazzant III of Sherman and Robert Schroeder III of Texarkana (calling him "Trey" at this point is only likely to lead to confusion for obvious...
Rank this Week: 569

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark
    Unusual — even risqué — brands are memorable, which can pay dividends. That’s the upshot of a recent New York Times article. For example, David Hall was running a small construction company when he decided to…
Rank this Week: 410

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • May 30

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy
    B.G. Hennessy is a critically acclaimed author of children’s books. Besides publishing her own original stories, Hennessy serves as the primary creator of the Don Freeman series Corduroy the Bear. After studying book design at the…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 465