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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 48

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

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: 114

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Would You Pronounce Infringement?

    How Would You Pronounce Infringement?
    Last week, we discussed Caribou Coffee’s billboard ad referencing transparency — this week another installment from Caribou’s current Minneapolis skyway billboard campaign: That one made me think of this one, a post from a…
  • Sep 23

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle
    If you’ve ever driving north through Michigan, particularly during the autumn leaf season, I highly recommend taking the popular “scenic route,” that is, the route bordering the shore of Lake Michigan along the Leelanau…
  • Sep 22

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King
    Plaintiff LVL XIII Brands Inc. (“LVL XIII”) must not have heard of the old saying:  “Never strike a king unless you are sure you shall kill him.”  The New York start-up sneaker company decided to take on…
Rank this Week: 117

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Twice as nice in Ohio

    Twice as nice in Ohio
    Two times twice, really.  Next week I will be presenting in Ohio for the second time, which is nice twice once. Nice twice twice is that this second presentation is the 26th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property…
  • Sep 9

    Official, municipal and trademarkable

    Official, municipal and trademarkable
    Originally posted 2012-07-23 14:01:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA long time ago I asked this question about the aggressive IP — or quasi-IP — enforcement policy of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority: [T]he…
  • Sep 9

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving
    Ah hah!  Two of my favorite subjects, like peanut butter and chocolate, in one candy bar: prof amici in @LouisVuitton case argue federal trademark dilution statute “is in fatal tension w/ 1st amendment.”…
Rank this Week: 122

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 26

    Affinity II: Who Has the Burden for Alice Step II?

    Affinity II: Who Has the Burden for Alice Step II?
    by Dennis Crouch A few days ago I wrote about the Federal Circuit decision in Affinity Labs. v. DirecTV  affirming that Affinity’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,085 claims an ineligible abstract idea rather than a…
  • Sep 25

    Traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceeding

    Traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceeding
    Husky Injection Molding v. Athena Automation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Referring to the headline. The PTAB (acting on behalf of the PTO Director) held that traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceedings.  Because this holding…
  • Sep 23

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi
    Cox Communications v. Sprint (Fed. Cir. 2016) The district court found all of Sprint’s asserted claims invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2.  The term “processing system” was common to the…
Rank this Week: 130

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
  • Sep 17

    17 Seconds #28

    17 Seconds #28
    The upside and downside of intellectual property. Yahoo!, once a leading tech company valued at $125 billion, was acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion. The media’s coverage of the deal was not kind: * Verizon to End Yahoo Survival Fight…
  • Sep 12

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell
    Controversial manager leaves a mixed legacy. [This article, written 09/12/16, is a parody. But it is also a prediction. No manager lasts forever. Farrell will eventually get fired. And when he does, the Red Sox front office will release a…
Rank this Week: 131

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 26

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Computer Display System" Patent Found Invalid under § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- Tridim Innovations LLC sued Amazon.com, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,838,326 and 5,847,709 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
  • Sep 25

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the FDA approved Amgen's application to market Amjevita (adalimumab-atto), a biosimilar to AbbVie's HUMIRA (adalimumab) fully human anti-TNF-α antibody. This marks the fourth biosimilar approved by the…
  • Sep 25

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 29, 2016 - IP & Diagnostics Symposium (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) - Alexandria, VA September 29, 2016 - "Patent Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction -- Distinguishing Between Inventor and…
Rank this Week: 143

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Sep 20

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?
    Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to…
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved
    Much of Bitcoin’s development has happened in the open in a transparent manner through the mailing list and the bitcoin-dev IRC channel. The third-party website BitcoinStats maintains logs of the bitcoin-dev IRC chats. [1] This resource…
  • Sep 14

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline
    [Thanks to Joel Reidenberg for encouraging this deeper dive into news headlines!] There is no guarantee that a news headline you see online today will not change tomorrow, or even in the next hour, or will even be the same headlines your…
Rank this Week: 195

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
Rank this Week: 194

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
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 193

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?
    Rebecca L. Sandefur, Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers’ Impact, 80 Am. Soc. Rev. 909 (2015).Sida LiuLawyers play important roles in litigation. To scholars and law…
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
Rank this Week: 227

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising
    Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 5106990, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 19, 2016)Following up on its previous opinion, the court rules again about the possible falsity of reviews posted in exchange for undisclosed gifts of the…
  • Sep 26

    Speech in study would be commercial if knowingly false, court rule

    Speech in study would be commercial if knowingly false, court rule
    Crossfit, Inc. v. National Strength & Conditioning Ass’n, 2016 WL 5118530,  No. 14cv1191 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2016)CrossFit generates revenue by credentialing and certifying fitness trainers for a fee and through licensing the…
  • Sep 26

    FTC wins second appellate victory over 230 defense

    FTC wins second appellate victory over 230 defense
    FTC v. LeadClick Media, LLC, 15‐1009‐cv (2d Cir. Sept. 23, 2016) The FTC and Connecticut sued LeadClick over its role in the use of deceptive websites to market weight loss products. LeadClick managed a network of…
Rank this Week: 240

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: 257

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: 256

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
  • Sep 26

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim
    I noted in last week’s essay three kinds of cybersquatting complaints typically filed under ICANN’S Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The third (utterly meritless) kind are also filed in federal court under the…
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
Rank this Week: 279

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
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 277

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: 287

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
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
  • Sep 1

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO
    Genni Ellis Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1…
Rank this Week: 281

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?
    It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?  After all, self-driving cars represent innovative progress in technology, and patents are intended “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited…
  • Sep 8

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property
    As everyone knows, in June, the United Kingdom passed the BREXIT referendum (driven by British voters), voting to exit the European Union.  What affect does BREXIT have on intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the…
  • Sep 1

    NO ICE, PLEASE!

    NO ICE, PLEASE!
    By Audrey Millemann California’s unfair competition and consumer protection laws protect consumers from false representations about products or services.  These laws include the Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
  • Sep 15

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration
    This is a consolidated lawsuit brought by Uber drivers asserting FCRA and employee misclassification claims. Both named drivers were terminated after negative information surfaced in their credit report. Both drivers agreed to a 2013 version…
Rank this Week: 331

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 332

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Sep 26

    Lawsuit re FOOTBALL FACTORY AT LEGENDS

    Lawsuit re FOOTBALL FACTORY AT LEGENDS
    We need Men In Blazers to sort this one out. Allegations that employee of NYC bar stole FOOTBALL FACTORY trademark.
  • Sep 19

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER
    Blogged previously here and here. Plaintiff fails to establish protectability of OWN YOUR POWER, and likelihood of confusion arising from Oprah’s use on magazine cover and other usages.
  • Sep 14

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate
    107 page decision by Engelmeyer, J. Plaintiff targets its LVL XIII (Level 13) sneaker at the luxury ($500) market. The sneaker has a metal toe plate with LVL XIII engraved on it: Plaintiff’s sneaker got some traction: a few celebrities…
Rank this Week: 364

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 375

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 392

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/
Rank this Week: 439

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    PTAB’s Finding of No Corresponding Structure Does Not Alter Court’s Earlier Finding of No Indefinitene

    PTAB’s Finding of No Corresponding Structure Does Not Alter Court’s Earlier Finding of No Indefinitene
    ​ The court granted plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment that its electromagnetic radiation testing patent was not invalid because the PTAB's findings during inter partes review did not provide a basis for the court to…
  • Sep 23

    Location Information Management Patents Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Location Information Management Patents Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s location information management patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were…
  • Sep 22

    Willfulness Expert Excluded as Unhelpful to Jury​

    Willfulness Expert Excluded as Unhelpful to Jury​
    The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude the testimony of defendants' expert regarding willfulness as unhelpful. "[The expert's] testimony on willfulness is not helpful to the jury, as it does not concern a matter beyond the…
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • Sep 23

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case
    Chalk another one up for the double loss column for plaintiffs. After a pair of plaintiff wins last week in Tyler and Marshall, a patent plaintiff lost on both infringement and invalidity today. A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court...
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference
    Well, if you're going to miss me talking about the effect of the new federal rules on discovery and pleadings on patent litigation in Plano in November, or moderating a panel on trade secret litigation at the EDTX bench/bar in...
  • Sep 20

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX
    My cochair Steve Malin (Chen Malin) and I would like to invite you to attend the Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law. The program will be held November 14-15, 2016 at the Center for...
Rank this Week: 425

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?
    Dear Rich: I attempted to register a trademark in 2005, which became abandoned by the USPTO in 2007 as I did not have the proper resources to complete the process. The trademark is associated with an event I have been producing since 2002,…
  • Sep 12

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?
    Dear Rich: I am a graphic designer. I am wondering if I can use a public domain image as a model to create a vector image, then sell that vector image on posters or a t-shirt. I created a famous chandelier in Illustrator, based upon a…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!
    Dear Rich: I wanted to make an illustrated book out of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven as a gift to my son. I recently changed career paths and am now studying graphic art and am wondering if I could publish and sell the book as opposed to just…
Rank this Week: 455

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    So it seems the gun world is up in arms (that’s right, I went there) about the fact that the Spearmint Rhino chain of strip clubs has sued gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms for using a confusingly similar mark on its RHINO 40DS model .357…
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    How could a strip club's trademark be infringed by a gun company's mark? This post analyzes the issues and corrects a common misperception about trademark infringement.
  • May 6

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know
    There’s an old comedy bit where the comic offers to teach you “everything you’re going to remember from college, ten years after graduation.”  The crash course is offered at a hefty price, but much less than four years of actual…
Rank this Week: 445

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 528

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 500

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 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…
Rank this Week: 512

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: 549

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 23

    TWiL 361: We're Tracking Snorlax, What's Tracking You?

    TWiL 361: We're Tracking Snorlax, What's Tracking You?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Franziska Roesner Beyonce and Scène à faire, Web tracking over the past 20 years, the new rules for self driving cars, IoT privacy etiquette and more! Download or…
  • Sep 16

    TWiL 360: Miniature UAV, You Complete Me

    TWiL 360: Miniature UAV, You Complete Me
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Scot Refsland, Ph.D. Playboy and copyright over web links to its images, do longer tweets change their copyrightability?  YouTube is fixing Content ID, a girl sues parents over…
  • Sep 9

    TWiL 359: My Fridge Is Playing Tetri

    TWiL 359: My Fridge Is Playing Tetri
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Star Trek fan films, Fr. Robert Ballecer on the new drone rules from the FAA, security and the Internet of Things, a national park is granted personhood and more! Download…
Rank this Week: 602

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed
    Recently a lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game was dismissed.[1] Lindsay Lohan, along with Karen Gravano of the show “Mob Wives,” each brought lawsuits against the…
  • Sep 5

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz
    As I’ve mentioned in my previous spotlight post, Santucci Priore, P.L. have the privilege to represent a veritable cornucopia of clients. By far and wide, one of our most charming and talented is hip hop artist and femcee, Stichiz.…
  • Sep 1

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited
    The debate regarding what to do about “Patent Trolls” has lately been gaining steam and has been brought to the public attention in various ways. The term “Patent Trolls” usually refers to a person or company that…
Rank this Week: 591

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: 558

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: 612

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 610

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 671

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
  • Sep 2

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld
    Andrew Leonard photographs stem cells using an electron microscope.  Due to the technical skill required, he is one of just a handful of such photographers.  Leonard pays a scientific research institution to use its electron…
Rank this Week: 634