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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    CBS Sunday Morning on December 14, 2014

    CBS Sunday Morning on December 14, 2014
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for December 14, 2014. The cover story was "Game On," done by John Blackstone on people treating "E-sports" as spectator sports. Second was Anthony Mason on Misty Copeland.Almanac was on Nostradamus,…
  • Dec 15

    Anticipation is not the epitome of obviousne

    Anticipation is not the epitome of obviousne
    Within a PTAB decision from 2013, one has the textThe same issues are dispositive of each obviousness rejection on appeal. First, each of the rejections for obviousness relies on the Examiner‟sfinding that Surjadi, as evidence by…
  • Dec 13

    Allen West matter: not such a bombshell

    Allen West matter: not such a bombshell
    In a post titled Updated: Allen West plagiarism bombshell: Tea Party hero lifted passages from viral Internet post , Salon savages West for copying, without attribution, from a "viral internet post" relating to President Obama's silence on…
Rank this Week: 40

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 66

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again
    Still troubled by goings-onat the European Patent OfficeThere are many aspects of the recent events (See here and links concerning the suspension of a member of the Board of Appeal, and here and links concerning the strikes and…
  • Dec 17

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    A time for GOLDENBALLS ...The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be to all intents and purposes closed from 22 December to 6 January, though this Kat has no doubt that several of the CJEU's judges, and particularly those…
  • Dec 17

    Be careful with your requests, especially if you want to appeal

    Be careful with your requests, especially if you want to appeal
    This moggy noticed a report on the Deltapatents blog of a salutary little decision of T 2157/10 from the Technical Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, dated 14 November 2014, and posted on 3 December 2014 [so some work is…
Rank this Week: 74

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
  • Dec 17

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act
    A.P. Deauville, LLC v. Arion Perfume and Beauty, Inc., No. C14-03343, 2014 WL 7140041 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2014) Deauville sued Arion for false advertising and unfair competition, and Arion counterclaimed.  This opinion granted in part…
  • Dec 15

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?
    Securian Financial Group, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 6911100, No. 11–2957 (D. Minn. Dec. 8, 2014)How sophisticated can you be and still be a consumer for the purpose of consumer protection law?  Pretty sophisticated,…
Rank this Week: 99

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

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

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

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

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

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 111

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 126

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
Rank this Week: 129

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Rededication

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

    The TTAB, the trademark bloggers and the likelihood of preclusion

    The TTAB, the trademark bloggers and the likelihood of preclusion
    A trademark case involving LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION (the legal thing, not the fun blog) got unusual Supreme Court attention last week, as you doubtless know by now.  Good summary here by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan…
  • Dec 3

    I Read Dead Peoples’ Email: UPDATE

    I Read Dead Peoples’ Email: UPDATE
    Originally posted 2005-03-01 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRemember this item?  I wrote, regarding a family’s request for access to a serviceman’s email account after his death, as follows: I say that absent a…
Rank this Week: 133

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Dec 12

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin

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

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking
    In the news, we have a consortium of French publishers, which somehow includes several major U.S. corporations (Google, Microsoft), attempting to sue AdBlock Plus developer Eyeo, a German firm with developers around the world. I have no…
  • Dec 5

    Expert Panel Report: A New Governance Model for Communications Security?

    Expert Panel Report: A New Governance Model for Communications Security?
    Today, the vulnerable state of electronic communications security dominates headlines across the globe, while surveillance, money and power increasingly permeate the ‘cybersecurity’ policy arena. With the stakes so high, how…
Rank this Week: 159

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 17

    Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center

    Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center
    By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was a relaunch of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Circuit: Next Round of Myriad Patent Claims Are Also Invalid

    Federal Circuit: Next Round of Myriad Patent Claims Are Also Invalid
    by Dennis Crouch In an important decision, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidity of a number of additional genetic testing claims.  Based upon this decision, the USPTO may need to again reevaluate its subject matter eligibility…
  • Dec 17

    IP as a Corporate Human Right

    IP as a Corporate Human Right
    by Dennis Crouch I am enjoying Professor Osei-Tutu’s (FIU) new article on intellectual property as a human right.  Corporate ‘Human Rights’ to Intellectual Property Protection, ___ Santa Clara L. Rev. ___ (2015)…
Rank this Week: 161

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Henley Is Not Taking It Easy

    Henley Is Not Taking It Easy
    According to music icon Don Henley, intellectual property rights are not a joking matter. Duluth Trading Company found this out when it adopted the advertising slogan: “Don a henley, take it easy” to promote and sell Henley shirts…
  • Dec 16

    Top 10 Branding Tips Using PR

    Top 10 Branding Tips Using PR
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA There is an often-overlooked aspect of marketing that can be considered a distant relative. Public relations, also referred to as PR, is this sometimes forgotten but very important component of marketing promotions. At…
  • Dec 14

    Bo Knows, How To Beat a Trademark Bully

    Bo Knows, How To Beat a Trademark Bully
    This Bo might not have won the Heisman Trophy, he might not have played in the NFL or MLB, he might not have enjoyed a lucrative Nike endorsement deal, and he might not have been named ESPN’s greatest athlete of all time, but this Bo…
Rank this Week: 172

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Dec 17

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon
    Due to Section 230, eBay generally isn’t liable when its merchants sell problematic goods. I believe the earliest ruling establishing this proposition is Stoner v. eBay, a 2000 case over bootleg recordings. More recently, in 2011, a…
  • Dec 16

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache
    Bell was a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. A few female students told Bell that two male athletic coaches had made inappropriate comments toward them. Bell, an aspiring rapper, made a video about the two…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party
    An 18 year old had sex with a co-worker and ended up pregnant. She gave up the baby for adoption, but the biological father did not consent. The mother had signed an adoption consent form. Prior to the date of...
Rank this Week: 176

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: 182

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal
    In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a TTAB decision (here) which had affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark TAKETEN for "health care services, namely, evaluating weight and…
  • Dec 16

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods and/or services, without more. Well, try your skills on these four…
  • Dec 15

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of SOUTH BEACH SWIMWEAR for Swimwear

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of SOUTH BEACH SWIMWEAR for Swimwear
    Finding that the term SOUTH BEACH is not necessarily the dominant portion of the cited mark, the Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal to register SOUTH BEACH SWIMWEAR, in the design form shown below, for "Swimsuits; Swimwear excluding…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 224

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

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

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
  • Dec 16

    Motions for Sanctions Denied: $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach

    Motions for Sanctions Denied: $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach
    Syneron Medical Ltd. v. Viora Ltd. et al, 2:14cv639 (12/12/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Motions for Sanctions Denied; $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach Two months after the filing of the plaintiffs complaint, defendant…
Rank this Week: 233

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 264

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
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
  • Nov 25

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw
    It may be surprising to learn that defense of free speech under UDRP depends on the Panel you draw; but there’s an explanation, which is that not all panelists’ views are harmonized as happens in common law courts that follow a…
Rank this Week: 278

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

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

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

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

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

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

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

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 277

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
  • Dec 10

    Nominative Fair Use Not Decided on Motion to Dismi

    Nominative Fair Use Not Decided on Motion to Dismi
    Slep-Tone Ent. Corp. v. Elmwood Enterprises, Inc., No. 13 C 7346, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 21, 2014) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow denied defendant Elmwood’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & (7) motion to dismiss plaintiff Slep-Tone’s…
Rank this Week: 281

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
  • Dec 16

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright
    I guess having the U.S. Copyright Office issue a draft of its Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices and specifically point out that photos taken by monkeys are a good example of something that can’t be registered is not enough.…
  • Dec 15

    Is the Portrayal of Unprotected Sex a Matter of Free Speech?

    Is the Portrayal of Unprotected Sex a Matter of Free Speech?
    A Los Angeles voter-approved law that requires actors in pornographic films to wear condoms was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the objection of adult-film makers, who claim the portrayal of unprotected sex is a matter of…
  • Dec 15

    Do Artists Always Own What They Create?

    Do Artists Always Own What They Create?
    Here’s a good overview of copyright and the work-for-hire doctrine. Definitely a must-read if you hire others to create for you and/or if you are hired by others to create for them. If you think you know the legal definitions of…
Rank this Week: 296

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: 300

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
  • Dec 17

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal
    Yesterday, as authorized by the AIA, the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees. As you might expect, the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…
  • Dec 17

    Exclusive Interview with Doug Croxall of Marathon Patent Group

    Exclusive Interview with Doug Croxall of Marathon Patent Group
    Doug Croxall is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Patent Group, which is a patent acquisition and licensing company. I met Croxall in New York City in November 2014 at the IP Dealmakers Forum. Croxall has been successful in the…
  • Dec 17

    Correction: Michelle Lee on Patent Reform

    Correction: Michelle Lee on Patent Reform
    Thus, Lee did not agree with Senator Durbin’s main point, which seemed unequivocally to be that additional patent reform is not necessary at the moment, but did agree that the landscape has significantly changed. Taken in totality, it…
Rank this Week: 311

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate

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

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement
    Apple emerges victorious in iTunes DRM case, broadcasters try to halt sale of Aereo assets and U.S. artist accused of ripping off a French advertisement.
  • Dec 16

    3 Count: Burn Unit

    3 Count: Burn Unit
    Sirius XM suffers another setback in its case against The Turtles, Sweden released suspect in The Pirate Bay case and Google News shutters in Spain.
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
  • Nov 24

    Recent District Court Decision

    Recent District Court Decision
    Chanel, Inc. v. PUKA CREATION, CD Cal A 'by the books' counterfeiting TRO http://t.co/XQKI6Vt741 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) November 24, 2014 Couldn't concentrate on the discussion of damages, due to the din of Billy Preston…
Rank this Week: 325

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

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

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

    WOW!

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

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

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

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

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 337

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 341

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
Rank this Week: 357

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Dec 6

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica

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

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia

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

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

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

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Nov 28

    Es weihnachtet schon!

    Es weihnachtet schon!
    Endlich Weihnachtsfeier…!!
  • Nov 26

    Plagiate hier bestellen

    Plagiate hier bestellen
    Meissen-, Chancel- und andere Markenprodukte deutlich günstiger als im Laden! http://www.plagiate-shop.de Einfach mal reinschauen in den Shop. Es lohnt sich.  
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
Rank this Week: 361

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 378

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/
Rank this Week: 399

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 421

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: 423

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

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

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

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

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

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office…
Rank this Week: 434

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Horrid Host

    Horrid Host
    DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com illustrates the incompetence and caprice of Federal courts in handling patent cases. Asserted claims in 6,993,572 & 7,818,399 were found valid and infringed by a jury. District court Judge Rodney Gilstrap in…
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
Rank this Week: 438

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 12

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, is Pirate Bay sunk? Hacking the Keurig DRM, and more. Guests: David Levine, Annemarie Bridy and Jonathan Mayer Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker …
  • Dec 5

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Drone cinematography in OK GO's new music video, FAA's approval of film production drones, drones that can stalk people, privacy cases and concerns, drone insurance and regulations for production, responsible drone…
  • Nov 21

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Uber's recent troubles, Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand, copyrights... in spaaaaaaace! And more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani and Melissa Sachs Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
Rank this Week: 450

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

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

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Dec 9

    Social media and the law - book review

    Social media and the law - book review
    Social media is an inevitable and integral part of the lives of most individuals around the world seeking to communicate and share information. In terms of businesses and other organisations, social media is  largely a marketing channel…
  • Nov 26

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
  • Nov 18

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation
    The introduction in 2003 of section 44C and related sections amended the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to block the proliferation in parallel importation circumstances of silly claims to copyright in mere product labels. Parallel importation is…
Rank this Week: 463

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
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
  • Dec 16

    Breaking the Deadlock in Bipartisan Election Administration

    Breaking the Deadlock in Bipartisan Election Administration
    Jennifer Nou, Sub-Regulating Elections, Sup Ct. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Bertrall RossWhat should courts do when bipartisan agencies deadlock on an interpretation of a statute? That conundrum recently…
  • Dec 15

    The Past and Future of Copyright Politic

    The Past and Future of Copyright Politic
    Bill Herman, The Fight Over Digital Rights: The Politics of Copyright and Technology (2013).Jessica SilbeyIn The Fight Over Digital Rights, Bill Herman, a professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, explores the…
Rank this Week: 509

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

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

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

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

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 529

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

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

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

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

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

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 541

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Dec 15

    If you ask me, singing the national anthem at a we…

    If you ask me, singing the national anthem at a we…
    If you ask me, singing the national anthem at a wedding or funeral is super creepy, so no big loss here. cnn.it/1AbtifJ © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Dec 15

    China says U.S. appropriations bill violates rules…

    China says U.S. appropriations bill violates rules…
    China says U.S. appropriations bill violates rules | Reuters yhoo.it/1AbsxTU — no doubt there is some protectionism here © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Dec 15

    Why China’s faltering fight against ‘tea money’ is…

    Why China’s faltering fight against ‘tea money’ is…
    Why China’s faltering fight against ‘tea money’ is not all bad news | CNN cnn.it/1AblCKq — sounds reasonable © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 543

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

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

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

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

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

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

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 564