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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Economist mentions George Selden in article on patent troll

    The Economist mentions George Selden in article on patent troll
    In "Why no one likes them," The Economist brings up George Selden:Patent trolls are not new. In 1895 George Baldwin Selden (pictured), an American lawyer, was awarded a patent for an “improved road-engine”. The idea was not really…
  • Mar 3

    The CAFC determines that offering a service, without rendering the service, is insufficient to support trademark registration

    The CAFC determines that offering a service, without rendering the service, is insufficient to support trademark registration
    In Couture v. Playdom, the CAFC affirmed the TTAB, which had cancelled Couture's "Playdom" mark because Couture had “merely posted a website advertising his readiness, willingness and ability to render said services,” and…
  • Mar 3

    CAFC limits Warsaw Orthopedic to "reasonable royalty"

    CAFC limits Warsaw Orthopedic to "reasonable royalty"
    From Warsaw v. NuvasiveAs to outcome:--We affirm the district court with respect to invalidity and infringement for the ’973, ’933, and ’236 patents. We vacate Warsaw’s damages award and remand for a new trial on…
Rank this Week: 32

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 64

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 89

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Copyright and the ‘private copying’ exception: what’s all the fuss about?

    Copyright and the ‘private copying’ exception: what’s all the fuss about?
    (Post-lunch) format shiftingDoes copyright strike an appropriate balance between competing interests? The adequacy (or otherwise) of copyright law is a political hot potato in the EU, and none more so than in relation to the scope of…
  • Mar 4

    Patent trolls still on the menu as industry-backed UPC website launche

    Patent trolls still on the menu as industry-backed UPC website launche
    Now with a snazzy logo, the UPCIndustry Coalition is hereto stayIn the Unified Patent Court's Arms Race (or Cold War), there seems to be new dedicated UPC websites popping up each week from various firms across Europe and the US.…
  • Mar 3

    Goldbear wars going into the next round...

    Goldbear wars going into the next round...
    With Easter slowly approaching, you'd be forgiven if you expected to read about a yet another chapter in the perennial Easter Bunny dispute(s).  However, this Kat can offer you an update on the Haribo vs Lindt Gold Bear trade mark…
Rank this Week: 93

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS
    No spoilers here, I promise.  Like many Americans since it was released on Friday, I’ve been binge-watching Season 3 of House of Cards.  If you haven’t watched the program, available only on Netflix, it’s a…
  • Mar 3

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Naming is a tricky business with important marketing and trademark considerations.  Recently, two Minnesota law schools, William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline Law School, took up this…
  • Mar 2

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?

    Will #TheDress Impact Color Trademarks?
    #TheDress phenomenon is about to shape the future of color trademarks and trade dress rights. You may recall, we have written a great deal on the subject of non-traditional trademark protection of colors, especially during the Christian…
Rank this Week: 95

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
  • Feb 26

    The statute that keeps on giving

    The statute that keeps on giving
    I am grateful for a break in the Section 2(a) action long enough that I could sneak in some blogging about another topic this week.  Apropos that post’s nostalgic subject, it even generated some…
Rank this Week: 105

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: 116

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    17 Seconds #9

    17 Seconds #9
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. All modern patent law is a derivative of the Venetian Patent Act of 1474, which was designed to encourage “men of great genius” (and, unfortunately, they did mean men) to come to Venice.…
  • Jan 29

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present
    Because history. Dear Intertubes: I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then…
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 127

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 3

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?
    By Cambria Alpha-Cobb* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Late last year, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released a number that would cause jaws to drop all around the healthcare world. The estimated cost for developing…
  • Mar 2

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Filing of IDS after Response to Restriction Requirement Constitutes Failure to Engage in Reasonable Efforts to Conclude Prosecution By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the…
  • Mar 1

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Shire LLC v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-01454; filed February 25, 2015 in the District Court of Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 143

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: 147

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/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
Rank this Week: 152

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 18

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation
    Velocity Patent, LLC v. Audi of Am., Inc., No. 13 C 8418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 11, 2014) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah held that Judge Mason’s discovery report and recommendation was clearly erroneous, and ordered past damages…
  • Feb 16

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2014) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied defendants’ (collectively “CQG” motion for summary judgment of noninfringement in this…
  • Feb 13

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce
    Fantasia Distrib., Inc. v. Rand Wholesale, Inc., No. 14 C 1546, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2014) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang ruled upon the following discovery disputes in this case regarding alleged counterfeit sales of ehookah products:…
Rank this Week: 184

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 4

    Guest Counterpoint by Prof. Sichelman: The Innovation Act’s Fee-Shifting is Biased against Patent Holders and Will Likely Increase PAE Activity

    Guest Counterpoint by Prof. Sichelman: The Innovation Act’s Fee-Shifting is Biased against Patent Holders and Will Likely Increase PAE Activity
    Ted Sichelman is a Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Proerty Clinic and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Representative Bob…
  • Mar 3

    Patently-O Bits and Byte

    Patently-O Bits and Byte
    Information and events. The University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship is hosting an event on March 13th, 2015. The focus is on Intellectual Property issues in the University Setting.…
  • Mar 3

    The Strong Patent Act of 2015 from Senator Coon

    The Strong Patent Act of 2015 from Senator Coon
    by Dennis Crouch Senator Coons is expected to introduce his competing patent reform bill into the Senate this week under the title Strong Patents Act.  As the name suggests, these provisions here tend to strongly favor patent…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Mar 3

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple
    I am a little behind on this post since much of last week was either weather days or seminar, but I wanted to note that last Tuesday a Tyler jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff Smartflash against defendant...
  • Feb 24

    About that Verdict...

    About that Verdict...
    USEI v. TI, 6:11cv491 (2/19/15) Judge: Michael Schneider Holding: Motion for Application of Collateral Estoppel Granted Sometimes a verdict doesn't even get to the appellate stage before it is reversed. In 2009, the plaintiff in this case…
  • Feb 24

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College
    I was privileged to participate in the 12th annual Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium at Austin College in Sherman last Friday, which was themed as "Emerging Trends in the Federal Courts." The symposium began with a luncheon address by Fifth...
Rank this Week: 192

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered
    The CAFC affirmed a decision of the TTAB (here) that ordered cancellation of a registration for the mark PLAYDOM for certain entertainment services. The appellate court agreed with the Board that the registration was void ab initio…
  • Mar 3

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (VIII) oral hearings for the month of March, as listed below. Seven of the hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing in the…
  • Mar 3

    Reminder: TTABlog Road Trip: IPO's "PTO Day" in Wash., D.C., March 10th

    Reminder: TTABlog Road Trip: IPO's "PTO Day" in Wash., D.C., March 10th
    Yours truly, the TTABlogger, will be speaking at "PTO Day," sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), on March 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The event will feature many luminaries from the USPTO, including Deputy…
Rank this Week: 236

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 263

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
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
Rank this Week: 270

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a royalty award in Gaylord v. United States for copyright infringement committed by the United States Postal Service. Frank Gaylord, a World War II…
  • Feb 26

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo
    Portland, Oregon - Copyright attorneys for Jacobus Rentmeester of Westhampton Beach, New York sued for copyright infringement in the District Court of Oregon, Portland Division alleging that Nike, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon infringed…
  • Feb 25

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium
    Indianapolis, Indiana - The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hosting its Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12, 2015. CLE credit…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 285

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

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

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

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

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

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 291

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
  • Mar 4

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored
    An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of unintended consequences requires targeted reform that will specifically…
  • Mar 4

    Google acquires Softcard, setting up mobile payment showdown with Apple

    Google acquires Softcard, setting up mobile payment showdown with Apple
    Softcard’s patents and their ability to protect Google Wallet against any potential legal challenges from Apple may be a much more important aspect of the acquisition than Softcard itself, which had struggled financially and laid off…
  • Mar 3

    Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Troll

    Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Troll
    The company that just forcefully promised to fight the troll at all costs now can’t write the check fast enough. The case settles, the corporation feels vindicated because they didn’t have to pay their high priced attorneys for…
Rank this Week: 300

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: 302

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/
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
  • Mar 2

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution
    Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013).Christopher SchmidtQuantitative scholars too often seem intent on sucking the complexities and nuances out of history. Sometimes,…
Rank this Week: 309

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
  • Feb 24

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart
    It is somewhat surprising that, in 2015, courts are still hashing out online consumer contract formation issues. After all, the seminal case, Specht v. Netscape, was decided over a dozen years ago. Yet, a few recent cases show that…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 317

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
  • Jan 28

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement
    This is not your ordinary trademark infringement case. It involves Grammy Awards ceremony tickets, allegedly sold by now ex-Recording Academy member and trademark attorney – Matthew Blakely – to alleged swindler and trademark infringer…
  • Jan 26

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Jan 10

    Software and the economics of oil

    Software and the economics of oil
    A Bloomberg slideshow in December 2014 illustrates that U.S. oil consumption and GDP growth decoupled from 2010 - America is shaking off its addiction to oil. Five factors for the decoupling are given. Use of software is not mentioned.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 361

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 367

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: 373

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: 371

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
  • Mar 3

    Why Art Is a Unique Asset Cla

    Why Art Is a Unique Asset Cla
    Twelve main reasons, according to Nouriel Roubini.
  • Mar 3

    Beastie Boys Get Permanent Injunction Against Monster

    Beastie Boys Get Permanent Injunction Against Monster
    Interesting outcome to a copyright/trademark case. You may remember that last year The Beastie Boys won a major copyright infringement case against Monster Energy drink. Last month, a New York district court granted The Beastie Boys’…
  • Feb 19

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed

    UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed
    A rare permanently installed art project by Michael Asher has been destroyed. San Diego 6 and Hyperallergic have more on this story. I’d like to add that although the obvious question here is whether this project gets restored and how,…
Rank this Week: 388

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
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
  • Feb 15

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt
    Initially, in the far distant past, in the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace — much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized — rather than as assets of value in…
  • Feb 5

    The Role of Investors in Marketing Literary Work

    The Role of Investors in Marketing Literary Work
    Co-Author Gerald M. Levine Copyright adheres to creative works when they are fixed in tangible mediums of expression for the first time. At the moment of fixation authors own and control their works in every respect, but this is likely to…
Rank this Week: 403

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Feb 16

    IP|Webnotizen XV

    IP|Webnotizen XV
    EuGH zum Schutz des Coca Cola-Schriftzugs Isabel Marant: vom Rechteinhaber zum Rechtsverletzer? Bulls and Bulldogs Spin off in Alicante Cybersquatting bei .uk
  • Feb 13

    Plagiarius 2015

    Plagiarius 2015
    Der Negativ-Preis „Plagiarius“ wird jährlich an Hersteller und Händler besonders dreister Nachahmungen verliehen. Ziel der Aktion Plagiarius e.V. ist es, die unseriösen Geschäftspraktiken von Nachahmern ins…
  • Feb 12

    BGH: zum Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO

    BGH: zum Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO
    Der Schadensersatzanspruch aus § 945 ZPO ist das Damoklesschwert des IP-Rechtlers. Der Erfolg eines Verfügungsverfahrens kann sich so in einen Pyrrhussieg verwandeln. Eine solche griechische – oder vielmehr römische…
Rank this Week: 411

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 1

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

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
  • Mar 1

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

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social…
  • Feb 19

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case
    H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is a summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Mar 2

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter
    Baker, Brian L. @brianlbakerAhlbrand, Ashley @AshleyAmesAllison, Jennifer @jenellen1214Ballard, Terry @terryballardBassett, Cindy @LibrynthBeatty, John @johnny42Beitz, Janelle @jkbeitzBlackaby, Dan @dblackabyBlaine, Anna @annacb33Boone, Tom…
  • Feb 23

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter
     Library/Twitter HandleAppalachian School of Law Library @ASL_LibraryCleveland-Marshall Law Library @CMLawLibraryGeorge Mason Law Library @GMULawLibraryGeorgetown Law Library @GtownLawLibGeorgia State University Law Library…
  • Feb 22

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC
    Girl With Black Hair (Egon Schiele 1911) - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum, Now at Oberlin CollegeThanks to the Archaeology Committee of the National Arts Club, I will be speaking at this wonderful event on Thursday with two esteemed colleagues, I…
Rank this Week: 448

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 27

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Fair Use Week with Llamas, Benny Hill and Power Rangers, the Lenovo/Superfish debacle, the FCC's Net Neutrality decision and more! Guests: Debora Halbert, and AJ Shankar Photo credit: Steve …
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
Rank this Week: 443

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Exhausting

    Exhausting
    Helferich licensed relevant portions of its patent portfolio to mobile handset manufacturers. Then it turned around and sued content providers that feed users through their handsets. In a whitewash ruling, Judge John W. Darrah of Illinois…
  • Feb 2

    Clear Error

    Clear Error
    The CAFC has long internally fretted about its self-indulgence of de novo review in claim construction, which is a legal interpretation of technical facts. In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court settled that score. When reviewing a district…
  • Jan 17

    Willful

    Willful
    In Bard v. Gore (CAFC 2014-1114), the CAFC abandons all pretense of equitable rule of law by ignoring its own precedents and exercising biased caprice. In dissent, Judge Newman sharply points this out. This case returns to the Federal…
Rank this Week: 462

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Dec 6

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica

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

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia

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

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

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente
    En uno de tantos frentes abiertos en los tribunales, muchos de ellos por violación de patentes, la surcoreana fue condenada a pagar a Apple la friolera de 930 millones de dólares a principios de este mismo año. Ahora…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 471

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 493

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Mar 2

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning

    In the GSU case, the wheels keep turning
    NB — An embarrassing correction — the motion discussed below was actually filed by the plaintiffs, the publishers, not by GSU.  So this does look very much like the publisher intent is to go forward with new proceedings in…
  • Feb 25

    Resistance is Futile

    Resistance is Futile
    This is a guest post by Jeff Kosokoff, the Head of Collection Strategy & Development for the Duke University Libraries. In an outstanding example of Buzzword Bingo, EBSCO’s Friday press release announcing their acquisition of YBP…
  • Feb 23

    Where does FERPA fit?

    Where does FERPA fit?
    When I wrote my last blog post about contract law and the issue of licensing student work for public distribution, several people asked me about FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  Basically, the questions…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 527

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Modifications du règlement d'exécution de la CBE

    Modifications du règlement d'exécution de la CBE
    Le 1er avril prochain entreront en vigueur un certain nombre de modifications du règlement d'exécution, ainsi qu'il a été décidé par le Conseil d'Administration (décision du 15.10.2014). Les…
  • Mar 1

    T236/12 : De nouvelles anciennes figure

    T236/12 : De nouvelles anciennes figure
    Au début de la procédure orale devant la Chambre de recours, la Titulaire a requis le maintien du brevet en revenant aux figures 1 à 8 de la demande telle que déposée (à gauche ci-dessous), en…
  • Feb 26

    Statistiques OEB 2014

    Statistiques OEB 2014
    L'OEB vient de publier ses  statistiques détaillées pour 2014. Avec plus de 274 000 demandes déposées en 2014 auprès de l'OEB (dépôts directs + entrées en phase…
Rank this Week: 541