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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1471

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 172

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jul 28

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party
    In Mobile Telecomm's Technologies, LLC v. LG Elec's Mobilecomm USA, Inc., 2:13cv947 (7/22/15) the defendant moved to disqualify the plaintiffs infringement expert, noting that the expert had been retained by the defendant to serve as it's…
  • Jul 16

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%
    Yesterday, Judge Gilstrap granted defendant Newegg's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to noninfringement in this case (the court stated that it was carrying rulings on the motion as it was directed to validity and damages and...
  • Jul 14

    Federal Update - TexasBarCLE Advanced Civil Trial

    Federal Update - TexasBarCLE Advanced Civil Trial
    In beautiful San Antonio this evening prepping for the first of three presentations of my Federal Update paper tomorrow morning at the State Bar's Advanced Civil Trial seminar. This year it deals primarily with the upcoming FRCP discovery…
Rank this Week: 271

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jul 28

    Stop CISA Week of Action: EFF Joins Over 60 Organizations and Companies Opposing CISA

    Stop CISA Week of Action: EFF Joins Over 60 Organizations and Companies Opposing CISA
    EFF joined over 68 security experts, tech companies, and civil society organizations urging President Obama to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754) as part of our Week of Action opposing CISA. This broad…
  • Jul 28

    Public Interest Groups and Over a Thousand Users Call on the Copyright Office to Affirm Its Call for Sensible Copyright Policy

    Public Interest Groups and Over a Thousand Users Call on the Copyright Office to Affirm Its Call for Sensible Copyright Policy
    Under the copyright term extensions we've seen in leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the quarter of a billion people living in six of the negotiating countries could lose access to 20 years of the public domain. This…
  • Jul 28

    The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global

    The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global
    Recently, Congress heard testimony about whether or not backdoors should be introduced into encryption technologies, a technically problematic proposal that would fundamentally weaken the security of the Internet, according to a recent report…
Rank this Week: 2955

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act
    Recently, the United States Copyright Office issued a report regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act in relation to Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.[1] The term Orphan Works refers to works where the copyright owner cannot be…
  • Jul 27

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law
    The legal term Laches is often used to describe a potential defense that a person being sued can assert. Laches encompasses the situation where a Plaintiff has delayed in bringing a lawsuit for an unreasonably long period of time. In some…
  • Jul 21

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer
    In 1996, an amateur artist named Frederick Bouchat designed a logo for the Baltimore Ravens that the club later adopted as a team symbol without his awareness.  The infringing symbol then appeared on Ravens merchandise sold at home…
Rank this Week: 1362

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

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

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game
    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video gameIssued Sep. 15, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘742 patent seeks to make video games more interested by describing a random map generation system. The invention…
  • Jul 23

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo
    Quintal Research Group, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.Case No. 4:13-cv-00888United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaFiled February 27, 2013; Terminated July 17, 2015Plaintiff Quintal Research Group, Inc. filed…
  • Jul 21

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field
    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between fieldsIssued Sep. 8, 2009, to Square EnixSummary:The ‘225 patent describes a system where the environment of the game changes based…
Rank this Week: 1610

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: 203

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    CAFC addresses analogous art in Circuit Check v. QXQ

    CAFC addresses analogous art in Circuit Check v. QXQ
    In Circuit Check v. QXQ, the jury had found the claims of the patentof Circuit Check not invalid as obvious, the district court judge granted judgment as a matter of lawthat the claims were obvious and invalid, and the CAFC reversed the…
  • Jul 27

    Pre-emption of state trade secret law by federal copyright law

    Pre-emption of state trade secret law by federal copyright law
    From the JDSupra post Fifth Circuit Revisits Copyright Preemption of Trade Secret Law :On appeal, the Fifth Circuit analyzed preemption in two steps. First, the court determined “whether [the claim] falls within the subject matter of…
  • Jul 27

    Copyright and jokes posted on Twitter

    Copyright and jokes posted on Twitter
    In the realm of copying without attribution, see the thread on betanews titled Twitter censors plagiarized tweets that repeat copyrighted joke
Rank this Week: 57

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: 744

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 28

    More on post-eBay injunction

    More on post-eBay injunction
    by Dennis Crouch Earlier this month I highlighted Professor Kesan’s reports on post-eBay injunction jurisprudence. Professor Chris Seaman (W&L) has posted a parallel (draft) report titled Permanent Injunctions in Patent Litigation…
  • Jul 28

    Guest Post: Digital Information at the Border

    Guest Post: Digital Information at the Border
    Guest post by Sapna Kumar.  Prof. Kumar is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where she teaches patents and administrative law. She has written extensively about the ITC. Her most recent article, Regulating…
  • Jul 27

    Public Confidential Information: California Weighs In, Asks for Comment

    Public Confidential Information: California Weighs In, Asks for Comment
    By David Hricik   I’d normally only put this on the ethics page, but Dennis is on vacation and this issue pops up a lot in patent practice. Suppose you get a call from a third party about a matter you’re handling for a…
Rank this Week: 261

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
Rank this Week: 260

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3903

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1175

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

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

    FilmOn Takes a Big Step Closer to Section 111 Eligibility

    FilmOn Takes a Big Step Closer to Section 111 Eligibility
    Federal judge in California declares Aereo clone potentially eligible for compulsory copyright license. Sometimes, getting there first doesn’t mean that you’re the winner. Just look at Aereo, whose innovative technology was going…
  • Jul 27

    The FCC’s Tower Approval Process: Round and Round It Goes, When Will It Stop? Nobody Knows!

    The FCC’s Tower Approval Process: Round and Round It Goes, When Will It Stop? Nobody Knows!
    FCC OK’s reopening of seemingly closed historic review process … eight years after the question is raised. Getting governmental approval to build a tower can take a long time. As a recent FCC decision demonstrates, it can take a…
  • Jul 24

    SESAC Suit Settled

    SESAC Suit Settled
    Props to Bill Velez for striking a good deal for the radio industry! Bill Velez and the gang at the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) have struck again. Having targeted SESAC in an antitrust suit in 2012, they have now used the leverage of…
Rank this Week: 3642

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

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

    USDOL’s Proposed Revisions to the Exemption Regulations Significantly Increase Salary Requirements, But Leave Duties Requirements Untouched

    USDOL’s Proposed Revisions to the Exemption Regulations Significantly Increase Salary Requirements, But Leave Duties Requirements Untouched
    The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its highly anticipated proposed rule on the Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemptions, along with a fact sheet summarizing the proposed rule.  The good news for colleges and…
  • Jul 9

    Enough is Enough Becomes Law

    Enough is Enough Becomes Law
    As expected, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the “Enough is Enough” legislation into law on July 7, 2015.  As a result, the majority of the legislation’s provisions imposing obligations on colleges and…
  • Jun 17

    New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation

    New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation
    Sources are reporting that the New York State legislative leaders and the Governor have reached an agreement regarding new sexual misconduct legislation, and that the legislation is expected to be adopted imminently. It may be recalled that…
Rank this Week: 3797

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion
    The Board denied the patent owner's request for rehearing of the decision to institute CBM review and rejected the patent owner's argument that institution was improper because the Board previously determined the challenged patent was not a…
  • Jul 27

    PTAB’s Decision to Institute Inter Partes Review of Asserted Patent Excluded

    PTAB’s Decision to Institute Inter Partes Review of Asserted Patent Excluded
    The court granted plaintiff's motion in limine to preclude evidence of the PTAB's decision to institute inter partes review of the patent-in-suit. "[Defendant] opposes the motion, maintaining that the inter partes proceedings are part of the…
  • Jul 24

    Plaintiff’s Infringement Expert Disqualified Due to Prior Retention by Defendant

    Plaintiff’s Infringement Expert Disqualified Due to Prior Retention by Defendant
    The court granted defendant's motion to disqualify plaintiff's infringement expert because of a conflict of interest based on the expert's past work for defendant in two prior ITC investigations involving the same accused products. "Both…
Rank this Week: 1105

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Was the Federal Circuit Trying to Save Us from Ourselves in Williamson v. Citrix?

    Was the Federal Circuit Trying to Save Us from Ourselves in Williamson v. Citrix?
    In Williamson v. Citrix, the Federal Circuit overruled its own precedent that there is a “strong” presumption that claim limitations that do not use the term “means” are not means-plus-function limitations. This change…
  • Jul 28

    The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lense

    The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lense
    Any story about innovation that starts with Leonardo da Vinci is one worth telling. The fact that the great French philosopher René Descartes also plays a starring role in the history of the contact lens makes this story of innovation…
  • Jul 27

    Patent Reform riddled with intended, unintended, and unknown consequence

    Patent Reform riddled with intended, unintended, and unknown consequence
    Most Congressional offices now understand how loser-pay, bonding and joinder stops the flow of capital to innovation startups, how customer stays make defending patent rights impossibly difficult, why eliminating PRG estoppel perpetuates…
Rank this Week: 730

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink
    Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online home…
  • Jul 24

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
  • Jul 21

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help
    Last Friday, Homejoy—a startup that provided on-demand house cleaners—announced that it will be shutting down at the end of July. In an interview with Re/Code, Homejoy’s CEO attributed its fall to the recent Uber decision,…
Rank this Week: 745

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3737

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Intellectual property enforcement continues to make news, and new solutions to curb abusive enforcement – i.e. trademark bullying, patent trolling, and copyright trolling – are being…
  • Jul 24

    “Symmetrically Arranged” Buttons: A Patent Win for Nintendo

    “Symmetrically Arranged” Buttons: A Patent Win for Nintendo
    Nintendo has been making headlines recently.  The gaming industry is in mourning over the unfortunate passing of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata last week.  Iwata was instrumental in the success of the Nintendo Wii, among other Nintendo…
  • Jul 23

    Tory Burch Protects Her Brand

    Tory Burch Protects Her Brand
    The barrage of counterfeit jewelry products bearing the “Isis Cross” will cease! After more than two years of battling with counterfeiters, Tory Burch, LLC and its subsidiary (“Tory Burch”) secured a $41 million…
Rank this Week: 251

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 28

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization
    Lisa Michael, a North Carolina professional photographer, filed a complainton July 21 against Harley-Davidson and three of its dealers, alleging that their use of one of her photographs in an advertising brochure had not been authorized and…
  • Jul 28

    International Copyright Law: text and cases reviewed

    International Copyright Law: text and cases reviewed
    International Copyright Law: U.S. and E.U. Perspectives Texts and Cases is the title of a handsome tome compiled by Jane C. Ginsburg (Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia University, School of Law, New…
  • Jul 27

    Digitised out-of-print books and authors' rights: a new question for the CJEU

    Digitised out-of-print books and authors' rights: a new question for the CJEU
    Case C-301/15 Soulier et Doke is on its way from France to Luxembourg for a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The topic involves collecting societies and the right to authorise the reproduction and the…
Rank this Week: 1476

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jul 28

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark
    Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance?”  Isn’t that just terrific!? Recently, the man who was the “inventor” of the pink flamingo lawn ornament passed away. Don Featherstone, in…
  • Jul 27

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office
    I love finding (and blogging about) creative ways to use trademarks and promote brands. When visiting a client recently, I immediately noticed their welcome mat: This is a creative and great way to essentially communicate to customers…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
Rank this Week: 3234

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Lifting jokes on Twitter: no laughing matter?

    Lifting jokes on Twitter: no laughing matter?
    Following a breaking news tweet by Plagiarism is Bad (@PlagiarismBad), over the past couple of days several media have reported [eg here, here, here ...] that Twitter has begun to comply with DMCA…
  • Jul 28

    Letter from AmeriKat: Samsung's Silicon friends, Nintendo triumph, Jay-Z copyright battle & Oracle's Google request

    Letter from AmeriKat: Samsung's Silicon friends, Nintendo triumph, Jay-Z copyright battle & Oracle's Google request
    The AmeriKat: lost in a Norwegian WoodAs the court term draws to a close and trial bundles are put away, the AmeriKat has taken the opportunity to revisit some old loves - sleep, cooking, painting and music.  A dinner conversation last…
  • Jul 28

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    Say what you like aboutHuawei, it has a prettierlogo than ZTEHooray, hooray -- a rapid response for Huawei!  On 16 July the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment in Case C-170/13 Huawei…
Rank this Week: 289

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 266

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 282

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 629

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 27

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?

    Can You File An RCE In That U.S. National Stage Application?
    Since the implementation of the America Invents Act on September 16, 2012, and the Technical Corrections Act on January 14, 2013, Applicants have been able to delay submission of an executed inventors’ oath/declaration in a U.S.…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional

    Federal Circuit Finds Biosimilar Patent Dispute Resoluation Procedures Optional
    In Amgen v. Sandoz, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit issued its first decision interpreting the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), and did so in a manner that appears to favor biosimilar applicants over…
  • Jul 20

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne

    Simultaneous Invention As Secondary Evidence Of Obviousne
    I do not usually write about non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, but I could not let the discussion of “simultaneous invention” in Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc., go without comment. As if protecting patents…
Rank this Week: 3991

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 27

    CBO Provides Cost Estimate to Government to Implement Innovation Act

    CBO Provides Cost Estimate to Government to Implement Innovation Act
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a cost estimate for the Innovation Act (H.R. 9). The bill, which was introduced in February, was reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary in June. The…
  • Jul 26

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Hetero Labs Ltd, Unit V et al. v. Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC 1:15-cv-05396; filed June 18, 2015 in the Northern District…
  • Jul 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 29, 2015 - "Teva: The Real Impact on Claim Construction Tactics in the PTAB, Federal Courts, and ITC" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) July 29, 2015 - "Protecting Your Trade Secrets: Strategies…
Rank this Week: 794

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

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

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact
    By Miriam Swedlow Despite overruling the Federal Circuit’s prior practice of reviewing all aspects of patent claim construction de novo, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. has not…
  • Jul 20

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark
     By Brennen Johnson Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.. Although the case doesn’t deal with time travel like the name might suggest (so…
  • Jul 13

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy
    By Joe Davison Background: Since its founding, Under Armour has maintained a dual-class stock structure consisting of Class A Stock, which has been entitled to one vote per share, and Class B Stock, which has been entitled to ten…
Rank this Week: 3472

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/
Rank this Week: 735

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jul 27

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Guest Blog by Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) we derive our strength from the vast array of backgrounds and experiences of our…
  • Jul 20

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter Under the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue IPR working group, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Brazilian National Institute of…
  • Jul 14

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before…
Rank this Week: 1224

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1059

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
  • Jun 23

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created the Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PGR is a USPTO proceeding to review the validity of a granted AIA patent…
Rank this Week: 4235

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
  • Jul 20

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling on attorneys fees in Shammas v. Focarino, No. 14-1191 (April 23, 2015), will, unless overturned by the Supreme Court, make the “direct” appeal to federal district of an…
Rank this Week: 2320

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
  • Jul 20

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling on attorneys fees in Shammas v. Focarino, No. 14-1191 (April 23, 2015), will, unless overturned by the Supreme Court, make the “direct” appeal to federal district of an…
Rank this Week: 3171

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google
    Oracle has demonstrated that copyright can be a highly valuable and strategic intellectual property asset worth more than some patents. In Shireen Smith’s earlier post ‘Are APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v…
  • Jul 24

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification
    Whilst the classification rules apply to the majority of trademarks, famous marks operate under slightly different rules. A famous mark has a much broader scope of protection than an ordinary mark. This is due to its widespread reputation or…
  • Jul 20

    ‘iWatch’ Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Dispute

    ‘iWatch’ Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Dispute
    In April this year Apple released their newest product – the Apple Watch. Only a few months after the release date a petition was filed in a Milan court accusing Apple of violating the iWatch trade mark. You may recall that in 2012 the…
Rank this Week: 4725

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test
    I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentives for diagnostic tests, particularly due to changes in patentable subject matter doctrine. In Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized…
  • Jul 23

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional
    In a previous post, I discussed a district court decision holding that the process for resolving patent disputes under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) is optional. That post contains extensive background…
  • Jul 22

    Heidi Williams on Measuring the Effect of Patent Strength on Innovation

    Heidi Williams on Measuring the Effect of Patent Strength on Innovation
    When I was in law school, I was surprised (and fascinated) to learn how little scholars actually know about how patent laws affect innovation. My article Patent Experimentalism explains why this is such a hard empirical question, summarizes a…
Rank this Week: 3474

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/
  • Jul 27

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?
    Dear Rich: I'm attempting to get licensing from several professional and collegiate sports associations, I've received licensing for some but not all and plan to sell, or would like to sell, product before all are in place. The copyright…
  • Jul 22

    What Constitutes "Publication" Under Copyright Law?

    What Constitutes "Publication" Under Copyright Law?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an “In Remembrance” booklet when a family member passed away. About 20 copies of the booklet were given to family, friends and neighbors. The booklet didn’t even have my name on it because everyone I…
  • Jul 15

    Does TM Registration Provide Priority for All Items Within the Class?

    Does TM Registration Provide Priority for All Items Within the Class?
    Dear Rich: Does a trademark registration grant the right to use a trademark only for the specific goods  or for any/all goods within the category? For example, does a registration in Class 9 for an app give the trademark owner exclusive…
Rank this Week: 386

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
Rank this Week: 1843

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/
  • Jul 27

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS
    The plaintiff runs a pediatric dentistry. It retained defendant PCS to provide cloud services. The dentistry alleges that PCS subsequently locked it out of the cloud services improperly. The dentistry sued PCS for the lockout, and PCS sought…
  • Jul 24

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm
    Plaintiffs sued Neiman Marcus on behalf of a putative class alleging claims arising out of a 2013 data breach. Neiman Marcus informed its customers (in 2014) that an attack had occurred and 350,000 cards had been exposed. Neiman Marcus…
  • Jul 21

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)
    I created a small number of multiple-choice review questions for the 2015 edition of my Internet Law casebook. Over time, I plan to add many more questions, so this is just a tentative start. Still, for your fun and amusement,...
Rank this Week: 128

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
  • Jul 18

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD
    Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure,…
Rank this Week: 619

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3431

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25: Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Comp… http://t.co/y5nzJlv3i3 -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25 http://t.co/Y43rcVi2st -> Anonymous…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-11: … http://t.co/BFiqlhdaUG -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18 http://t.co/3OSIG3IOuN -> UK court…
  • Jul 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-24
    The definitive account of how hackers can gain access to our cars http://t.co/11qKHCM21c -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-23: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-22 http://t.co/qiIh1… http://t.co/4WxtV0fgCV ->…
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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 27

    Rechtsanwältin: Kein Steuerabzug für Zeitungslektüre

    Rechtsanwältin: Kein Steuerabzug für Zeitungslektüre
    In ihrer Steuererklärung 2011 hatte eine Rechtsanwältin, die als Partnerin bei einer Anwaltskanzlei im Kanton Zürich angestellt war, unter anderem einen Betrag von 651 Franken als Berufskosten für ein Abonnement der Neuen…
  • Jul 13

    Neues Facebook-Logo: Wer hat es schon bemerkt?

    Neues Facebook-Logo: Wer hat es schon bemerkt?
    Facebook hat seit Anfang Juli 2015 ein neues Logo und fast niemand hat es bemerkt! Thomas Hutter, Experte für Facebook-Marketing, hat das neue Logo selbstverständlich bemerkt und verweist dazu auf lesenswerte Erläuterungen bei…
  • Jul 12

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #123

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #123
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Anwaltsporträt: «Bernard Rambert, eine wichtige Figur der radikalen Linken, räumt Ende Juli sein Zürcher Anwaltsbüro.» Geistiges Eigentum:…
Rank this Week: 2811

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today
    This morning's discussion at 9am CAT is the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in matter between Fairhaven Country Estate and Shaun Harris over various domain names. The case is neatly summarised here by Caroline, and the…
  • Jul 21

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS
    Last week I received a call from Graham Fehrsen, Country Manager CFO South Africa and Fintech Africa inviting Afro Leo to attend one of their events next week held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. It looked so…
  • Jul 21

    Fairhaven Country Estate v Shaun Harris - High Court saves the day when .za ADR Regulations can't

    Fairhaven Country Estate v Shaun Harris - High Court saves the day when .za ADR Regulations can't
    Fairhaven Country Estate- sourceOn 8 July 2015 the Western Cape High Court handed down its decision in the Fairhaven Country Estate v  Shaun Harris matter. Carmel Rickard has given an extensive account of  the decision on the…
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