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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: 504

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm
    This month, the greater downtown Minneapolis community is welcoming the Brave New Workshop Student Union to the neighborhood.  Until just a few weeks ago, the improvisational comedy school convened classes at the Brave New…
  • Oct 21

    I DON’T GET IT

    I DON’T GET IT
    - Abby V. Reiner, Brand Director, Wounded Warrior Project The more people understand the depth of meaning and enormous value a so-called “simple logo” has to a non-profit organization and the people it serves, the fewer…
  • Oct 20

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer
    A brand owner’s non-traditional trademark application will sometimes gain the critical attention of multiple direct competitors. Gibson Guitar’s unlucky number is apparently fifteen. Last Thursday, Gibson’s guitar…
Rank this Week: 121

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 22

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?
    Google has announced new piracy-fighting steps. However, content creators are skeptical about the impact and you likely should too.
  • Oct 22

    3 Count: Long Road

    3 Count: Long Road
    Oracle says Rimini Street hasn't changed its ways, Getty says it has changed it tactics and Voltage Pictures wants to target Australian pirates.
  • Oct 21

    3 Count: Hopping Ahead

    3 Count: Hopping Ahead
    Judge sides with Dish Network in AutoHop copyright case, New Girl lawsuit is dismissed and American Airlines and Universal may be squaring off.
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Oct 22

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article
    Good article in today's Law360 Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis about our chief.…
  • Oct 22

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony
    Great morning in Sherman watching the federal courthouse be formally renamed for the late U.S. District Judge Paul Brown. In a sign of the collegiality among the local bench, every sitting and senior district judge and all magistrate judges…
  • Oct 22

    ED Bench/Bar Goodie Bag

    ED Bench/Bar Goodie Bag
    Bench/Bar is getting underway and I am unpacking my goodie bag. Phone charger is a great idea, and kudos for whoever included the hand sanitizer.
Rank this Week: 129

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Oct 22

    European Inventor Award Finalists Shuji Nakamura and Stefan Hell Win Nobel Prize

    European Inventor Award Finalists Shuji Nakamura and Stefan Hell Win Nobel Prize
    Two prior European Inventor Award finalists recently won the 2014 Nobel Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This distinguished honor was bestowed upon Shuji Nakamura of the United States in Physics and Stefan Hell of Germany in…
  • Oct 20

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting
    Good afternoon. We want to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this week. Running from October 23rd-25th,…
  • Oct 8

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World
    We are excited to announce that we have been named the #1 PCT firm in the world by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. This is our first year as #1 in the world and our 4th year as #1 in the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2265

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 22

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for PHD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana filed an intellectual property complaint in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that DE-STA-CO of Auburn Hills, Michigan infringed its patent on the…
  • Oct 20

    Indiana Cyberpiracy Litigation: Burns Rent-Alls Sues Aays Rent-All and Michael Sharp

    Indiana Cyberpiracy Litigation: Burns Rent-Alls Sues Aays Rent-All and Michael Sharp
    South Bend, Indiana - An Indiana intellectual property attorney for Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. of Mishawaka, Indiana filed a cyberpiracy lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Michael Sharpe and Aays Rent-All Co., Inc., also of…
  • Oct 16

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: NextEra Sues Nextra for Trademark Infringement

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: NextEra Sues Nextra for Trademark Infringement
    South Bend, Indiana - A trademark attorney for NextEra Energy, Inc. of Juno Beach, Florida filed an intellectual property complaint in the Northern District of Indiana. Defendant Nextra Technologies, LLC of Granger, Indiana is accused of…
Rank this Week: 445

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/
  • Oct 22

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    TTAB: GILT v WITHOUT GILT http://t.co/C9tNiZW4w6 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22, 2014 TTAB: GROUPON v GROUPOLOGY for some kind of social media thing http://t.co/833OR2hxrL — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22,…
  • Oct 22

    Recent UDRP

    Recent UDRP
    Example of UK complainant basing UDRP rights on 'UK passing off' law. http://t.co/qoZiNZB3pB — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22, 2014 UDRP re http://t.co/DwfoB1D3e5 Denied Non-commercial gripe site http://t.co/bjtVpG4P98…
  • Oct 22

    There’s nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving

    There’s nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving
    New York Post v someone who isn’t the New York Post. A little sad. nyp v new york post.pdf
Rank this Week: 641

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    RatnerPrestia Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

    RatnerPrestia Recognized in IAM Patent 1000
    Valley Forge, PA | October 2013 – RatnerPrestia was recently honored in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the Patent 1000 is heralded as the definitive guide to patent lawyers, attorneys and…
  • Oct 13

    New Procedures to Streamline Delaware IP Litigation

    New Procedures to Streamline Delaware IP Litigation
    Written By: Rex A. Donnelly, Andrew J. Koopman and Christopher H. Blaszkowski For many years, the District of Delaware has ranked among the top venues in the nation for patent infringement cases, due in no small part to the experience of the…
  • Oct 8

    Fostering Economic Efficiency Through Licensing

    Fostering Economic Efficiency Through Licensing
    Written By: Brian P. O’Shaughnessy This article first appeared in the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A & Canada), Inc.’s Association Insight Newsletter – October 2, 2014 The innovation economy has never been so…
Rank this Week: 2390

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • Oct 22

    Open Access Week: International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge

    Open Access Week: International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge
    How is it possible that someone could face years in prison for sharing an academic paper online? How did we arrive at such extreme criminal punishments for accessing knowledge and information? Well, this has been long in the making. We got…
  • Oct 21

    EFF, Internet Archive, and reddit Oppose New York’s BitLicense Proposal

    EFF, Internet Archive, and reddit Oppose New York’s BitLicense Proposal
    Privacy, Economic and Free Speech Flaws in Proposed Bitcoin Regulatory SchemeSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with reddit and the Internet Archive, today filed formal comments with the New York Department of…
  • Oct 21

    Open Letter from Diego Gomez: "Access to Knowledge Is a Global Right"

    Open Letter from Diego Gomez: "Access to Knowledge Is a Global Right"
    The progress of knowledge is fueled by people who dedicate their lives to a field—to read, examine, and absorb everything they can out of passionate intellectual curiosity. Diego Gomez is one of these individuals, and is dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 3180

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 22

    Supreme Court: A Good-Faith-But-Incorrect-Belief that the Patent is Invalid

    Supreme Court: A Good-Faith-But-Incorrect-Belief that the Patent is Invalid
    by Dennis Crouch Someone who induces infringement is just as liable for infringement as the one who actually commits the underlying act of direct infringement. 35 U.S.C. § 271(b).  However, unlike direct…
  • Oct 22

    Considerations for International Inventions – Foreign Filing License

    Considerations for International Inventions – Foreign Filing License
    Guest Post by Brent M. Dougal and Philip M. Nelson.  Dougal and Nelson are IP Attorneys with Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP. In today’s age of international commerce, product development often takes place on an international…
  • Oct 21

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?
    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS’s petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Oct 22

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    [Two brief introductory notes: (1) the trade secret bills have been dormant in Congress pending the November elections, but don't rule out the possibility of them roaring back immediately thereafter, and (2) I have uploaded an expanded…
  • Oct 10

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan
    This is an online harassment dispute. Ellis, the plaintiff/petitioner, is the author of a poem called “The Dash”. She has achieved some degree of public figure status through the poem’s notoriety. The poem is about a person…
  • Oct 9

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)
    * United States v. Valle, 2014 WL 2980256 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2014). The highly unusual facts of this case reflect the Internet age in which we live. To prove the kidnapping conspiracy alleged in Count One, the Government relied on...
Rank this Week: 341

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 22

    French Ruling on Internet Re-transmission of TV Channel

    French Ruling on Internet Re-transmission of TV Channel
    How do you say Aereo in French?On October 9th, the Paris High Court issued an interesting ruling in a case involving the internet simultaneous, full re-transmission of various channels broadcast by French public broadcaster France…
  • Oct 22

    Academic outrage at appeals court fair use ruling

    Academic outrage at appeals court fair use ruling
    Georgia State UniversityThere have been some grumbling in US academia after a federal appeals court overturned a decision in the District Court which a number of academics had found clear and understandable - and of course somewhat favourable…
  • Oct 21

    When VoD gets a legislative nod ...

    When VoD gets a legislative nod ...
    Video on Demand and the Promotion of European Works is the latest work to emanate from the European Audiovisual Observatory which impinges on the interests of 1709 Blog readers. As the publishers explain:The rise in the on-demand content…
Rank this Week: 2101

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Oct 22

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program
    In this episode of Fashion Counsel, partner Anthony Lupo talks with Labor & Employment partner, Michael L. Stevens, about how fashion companies should handle unpaid internships in a litigious environment.
  • Oct 13

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design
    What’s the News? On September 10, 2014, JPT Group, owner of the iconic American fashion brand Bernardo, filed suit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Old Navy infringed two of Bernardo’s design patents for…
  • Oct 8

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule
    Auditors Change Sample Transaction Review Process and Pre-Assessment Survey to Match Today’s Audit Standards and to Provide Auditors Flexibility to Target Priority Trade Issues   US Customs and Border Protection’s…
Rank this Week: 2542

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
  • Oct 22

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing
    P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail stores and pharmacies all over the world. The company has achieved varying levels of success since…
  • Oct 21

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection
    How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, the number of patent applications your company filed today is probably…
  • Oct 21

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development
    Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly hybrid device. These batteries, which could achieve a length of charge…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Oct 22

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing
    P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail stores and pharmacies all over the world. The company has achieved varying levels of success since…
  • Oct 21

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection
    How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, the number of patent applications your company filed today is probably…
  • Oct 21

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development
    Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly hybrid device. These batteries, which could achieve a length of charge…
Rank this Week: 1152

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: 877

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Oct 22

    Revisiting Reebok’s Rebrand and Converse’s Trademark Infringement Case

    Revisiting Reebok’s Rebrand and Converse’s Trademark Infringement Case
    Back in March, we wrote about Adidas’s attempt to rebrand Reebok with a new focus on fitness. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that a group of investors including Jynwel Capital and funds with ties to the government…
  • Oct 21

    Weak Trademark? You May Still Make the Practice Squad

    Weak Trademark? You May Still Make the Practice Squad
    The strength of a football player can be categorized in three groups. The strongest players make it on a NFL team’s roster as starters or backups. Weaker players are relegated to a team’s practice squad. The weakest players…
  • Oct 20

    Abercrombie and Affliction in an “American Fight”

    Abercrombie and Affliction in an “American Fight”
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently filed suit against Affliction Holdings over its use of “AF” on its “American Fighter” brand of clothing. The two clothing companies have come to blows over Affliction’s…
Rank this Week: 2765

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal the court's claim construction where the PTAB construed certain claim terms differently. "In this case, there have been different decisions on the same contested issue by…
  • Oct 21

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged
    The court granted defendant's motion to compel documents withheld as privileged. "[T]he established policies underlying the work product doctrine require that the phrase 'in anticipation of litigation' . . . be limited, with respect to…
  • Oct 20

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction
    The court granted defendant's motion to limit the number of asserted claims from nearly 800 to the limits under the Federal Circuit Advisory Committee Model Order (first 32, then 16 claims) before claim construction. "This Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 552

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 22

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 676

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
  • Oct 14

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp
    Last week, MBBP patent attorney Sean Detweiler spoke at an even hosted by the Wentworth Institute of Technology Accelerate program.  The event is called Bootcamp, and it allows students to get insights about innovation and…
Rank this Week: 1716

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/
  • Oct 22

    Can We Download News Clips to Use Within Our TV Show?

    Can We Download News Clips to Use Within Our TV Show?
    Dear Rich: We produce a nationally distributed television program for a client based on crime incidents reported in local media. After reading your article, my client claims that it is totally legal to download copyrighted television news…
  • Oct 21

    Can I Sell Clothing Made From Copyrighted Fabric?

    Can I Sell Clothing Made From Copyrighted Fabric?
    ilk fabric weaving circa 1914Dear Rich: This question pertains to copyright images on fabric bought from the store. There have been a lot of questions regarding this because of crafter's listings being taken down from Etsy. I believe the ones…
  • Oct 20

    Can I Embed YouTube Video at For-Profit Site?

    Can I Embed YouTube Video at For-Profit Site?
    Judge PosnerSeventh CircuitDear Rich: Is it safe to embed YouTube videos in courses that are developed for-profit? The YouTube terms and service page indicates that the embed code they offer is designed to make sharing/embedding possible…
Rank this Week: 1165

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal
    Here are four recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1). Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that, by my estimation, the Board affirms more than 80% of these refusals. [Answers in first comment].In…
  • Oct 21

    TTAB TEST: Are AirREX and AIRTECH Confusable for Vehicle Suspension Springs?

    TTAB TEST: Are AirREX and AIRTECH Confusable for Vehicle Suspension Springs?
    Turkish company Aktas opposed Taiwan's Pin Hsiu Rubber's application to register the mark AirREX in the design form shown below, for, inter alia, "air springs for vehicle suspension components for cushioning driver's seats and cabs," claiming…
  • Oct 20

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge
    The USPTO has announced the selection of Cheryl S. Goodman as an Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:Cheryl Goodman has been an Interlocutory Attorney for the TTAB for over fourteen years. Her tenure as an…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 1474

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 22

    Facebook Does Not Want the DEA to be Your Friend

    Facebook Does Not Want the DEA to be Your Friend
    In early October, Sondra Arquiett filed a lawsuit alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) created a fake Facebook account using her name and information. Arquiett was awaiting sentencing for possession of cocaine, for…
  • Oct 21

    P2P and the (technologically) Illiterate Author

    P2P and the (technologically) Illiterate Author
    The man who gained fame and fortune by penning novels that tricked millions of readers into thinking lawyers are suave characters that with no writing, research, and or deference to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are able to combat…
  • Oct 21

    Will new cellphone encryption prevent the FBI from abusing your privacy?

    Will new cellphone encryption prevent the FBI from abusing your privacy?
    It has been an arduous year for credit card users. Target, Home Depot, and K-Mart all were hacked and had shopper’s credit card information stolen. Fortunately, some of the information was encrypted and thus unusable to the hackers.…
Rank this Week: 830

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
  • Oct 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21
    Court orders preliminary discovery of source code – News & Policy – Australian Copyright Council http://t.co/1tvAWPj3t3 -> Did corporate Canada kill anti-patent trolling law in Canada? http://t.co/KNPjuQRLqP -> Creation…
  • Oct 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20
    Cambridge, Oxford, Sage v GSU Appeals court overturns finding of fair use http://t.co/QF45fOhUbQ -> Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses http://t.co/HtNAiZqizF -> How foreign online…
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • Oct 22

    Why an attorney is a good investment when filing a USPTO trademark application: A case study

    Why an attorney is a good investment when filing a USPTO trademark application: A case study
    Earlier this month, someone filed a new application to register this trademark. The application (Serial Number 86411556) is likely to be refused for a variety of reasons. The application appears to have been filed without an attorney. Here…
  • Oct 21

    Love it or leave it: New Nashville Sounds logo

    Love it or leave it: New Nashville Sounds logo
    The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team. This month, they unveiled a new logo. The new logo is great. Why? It is simple, it is unique. It is suggestive — the “N” font is reminiscent of music.  The…
  • Oct 20

    Audio Archive: Erik Pelton interviewed on DesignBizRadio

    Audio Archive: Erik Pelton interviewed on DesignBizRadio
    Audio interview with Erik Pelton on DesignBizRadio with Ashley Whittenberger from 2010 featuring lots of practical trademark tips for small business owners: Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Design Biz Radio on…
Rank this Week: 2151

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    BGH decision "Yellow dictionary" colour trade mark dispute

    BGH decision "Yellow dictionary" colour trade mark dispute
    The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, short: BGH) has now published the full grounds (in German) of its recent decision in the "yellow dictionary" trade mark dispute between German publishing house Langenscheidt…
  • Oct 22

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    "Thank you" 1.  In a world which is as full of anger, resentment and selfishly bad manners as the one in which we sometimes seem to be living, it never hurts to express a little gratitude from time to time.  It is in a spirit of…
  • Oct 21

    Patentability: a perpetual problem

    Patentability: a perpetual problem
    First law of thermodynamics strikes again. Peter Crowley v United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (unreported, but noted on the Lawtel subscription-only service) is one of those cases that should never be allowed to happen. It's an…
Rank this Week: 73

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 306

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Search tools gradually open for Africa

    Search tools gradually open for Africa
    From the desk of MIP's managing editor James Nurton comes news that Tunisia is the latest country to allow access to its trade mark database to TMView which now allows searching of "almost R24.5 million trade marks". You can read more…
  • Oct 21

    RSA: National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicine

    RSA: National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicine
    Yesterday (20 October 2014) the TAC hosted its National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicines  (see its report on the summit here). An open letter to the President and the Minister of Trade and Industry was…
  • Oct 16

    Upcoming Events for Africa’s IP Guru

    Upcoming Events for Africa’s IP Guru
    Two IP events relevant to Africa recently wandered onto this Little Leo’s hunting grounds.  For those who have the inclination and ability to travel, these are worth checking out. Uganda Next Monday, 27th October, the Uganda…
Rank this Week: 4087

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    The Undeniable Tour Preview Talk at ASU Law

    The Undeniable Tour Preview Talk at ASU Law
    I’m so excited that I get to speak at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Thursday, October 23rd and present the talk I’ll be taking on the road during The Undeniable Tour. I’ll be sharing my story about how I…
  • Oct 21

    What to do if You’re Accused of Copyright Infringement

    What to do if You’re Accused of Copyright Infringement
    The owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to control where their work is copied, displayed, and distributed. If they think that someone is using their work without permission, there’s a good chance they’re going to react.…
  • Oct 14

    Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

    Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff
    One of the perks of being a blogger is sometimes you get free stuff. Companies will send you free things with the hopes that you’ll write about it. One of my writing gigs is product reviews for lawyers so I have to use various office…
Rank this Week: 1389

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 22

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order
    VendoNet, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, No. 13 C 3475, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 15, 2014) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah construed the claims in this patent dispute retarding methods of giving vending machine customers access to a computer…
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion
    Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 12 C 8715, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve, after previously deferring ruling to allow the parties to work out procedural disputes, granted defendant John Wiley &…
  • Oct 17

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction
    Cascades Computer Innovation, LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Nos. 11 C 4574 & 11 C 6235, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 14, 2014) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted in part defendants Samsung’s and HTC’s motions for summary judgment…
Rank this Week: 466

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Obvious After the Fact

    Obvious After the Fact
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that…
  • Oct 17

    No Mean

    No Mean
    Robert Bosch sued Snap-On for infringing 6,782,313, which claims a motor vehicle diagnostic tester. Alas, the tester had no specification support for a testing device. The courts found insufficiency under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6,…
  • Oct 12

    Bad Medium

    Bad Medium
    EMD Millipore sued Allpure over its device to put "a medium" into and get out of a jar (6,032,543). It lost in summary judgment, for noninfringement, owing to prosecution estoppel. It's easy to tell how lame the assertion was when the…
Rank this Week: 288

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Oct 21

    Where to Bring Suit in Internet Defamation Case

    Where to Bring Suit in Internet Defamation Case
    As evidenced by case law, personal jurisdiction in internet cases is a malleable and evolving concept. Some courts believe that committing a defamatory statement via the worldwide web is sufficient to confer jurisdiction in any state where…
  • Oct 20

    Movie Review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

    Movie Review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’
    For me at least, there is a direct correlation between my enjoyment of a film and the amount of time I think about a film after I’ve left the theatre. This usually manifests itself in time spent uselessly devouring trivia on IMDB and…
  • Oct 20

    The “Naked” Truth Of Reality Television

    The “Naked” Truth Of Reality Television
    The majority of us indulge in reality television as our guilty pleasure. We come home from our busy lives and click “power,” looking for an hour or two of distraction. For me, any night of The Real Housewives of Orange County or…
Rank this Week: 2638

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 21

    AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- Anyone that has been monitoring the outcome of district court cases recently will be aware of the perils of not including sufficient information, or not timely supplementing, preliminary infringement or invalidity…
  • Oct 20

    The Indefiniteness of What is "Routine, Well-understood and Conventional" in Assessing Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claim

    The Indefiniteness of What is "Routine, Well-understood and Conventional" in Assessing Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claim
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Castigating the Supreme Court, at least in patent circles, has become as prevalent as the Court's forays into patent law have been to overrule the Federal Circuit. While even those who give the Court the benefit of the…
  • Oct 19

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01309; filed October 15, 2014 in the District Court of…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 3900

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer
    Dans cette affaire, la Chambre utilise pour rejeter un disclaimer des arguments habituellement employés pour discuter de l'insuffisance de description. La méthode revendiquée en requête principale impliquait la…
  • Oct 19

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106
    La Grande Chambre rappelle dans cette décision l'importance du respect de la R.106 CBE. Selon cette règle, une requête en révision n'est recevable que si une objection relative au vice allégué a…
  • Oct 15

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Le Groupe Saint-Gobain recherche pour son Département Propriété Industrielle rattaché à Saint-Gobain Recherche (Aubervilliers), deux ingénieurs brevet confirmés, dans les domaines de la…
Rank this Week: 476

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?
    This post about successor liability is prompted by a question that I answered recently on Quora. (See Can I dissolve my corporation and transfer its website to my personal ownership?) The following is oriented somewhat toward California law,…
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
Rank this Week: 1433

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Oct 21

    When is a GOP candidate like a wedding dress?

    When is a GOP candidate like a wedding dress?
    When we talk about "killing good ideas" this ad by the College Republicans should be exhibit A. Its a clever premise, but it does more harm than good even before the scathing counter-parody by Steven Colbert.
  • Sep 29

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine
    No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t - then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today -- and in how this software gets…
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
Rank this Week: 1837

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Oct 21

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court
    We previously posted on the new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On October 15, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the District of…
  • Oct 14

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware
    On October 2, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware announced a new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings. As of October 16, 2014, “[a]side from…
  • Oct 13

    Second Circuit Issues Decision in Gucci America, Inc. et. al. v. Li et. al.

    Second Circuit Issues Decision in Gucci America, Inc. et. al. v. Li et. al.
    On September 17, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its long awaited decision in Gucci America, Inc. et. al. v. Li et. al., 2014 WL 4629049 (Appeal Nos. 11-3934 & 12-4557). In its decision, the Court vacated and remanded an August 2011 order…
Rank this Week: 1401

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Oct 21

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court for…
  • Oct 20

    Update on Ebola For Colleges and Universitie

    Update on Ebola For Colleges and Universitie
    Back in September, we reported that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) had issued guidance to colleges and universities on how to respond to the spread of Ebola in West Africa.  The guidance included suggested precautions with…
  • Oct 14

    Bond Attorneys Author Article on O’Bannon Case

    Bond Attorneys Author Article on O’Bannon Case
    Bond attorneys Mike Glazier and Paul Avery authored an article discussing the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA which was published on October 6, 2014 as a…
Rank this Week: 2118

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1515

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Entangled in the Web of Things. By Finding New Uses for Data, the Internet of Things Heralds a Host of Challenges.

    Entangled in the Web of Things. By Finding New Uses for Data, the Internet of Things Heralds a Host of Challenges.
    From our sister blog, MoFo Tech: Within a decade, analysts say, the “Internet of Things” will have transformed our lives. Billions of Internet-connected devices will monitor our homes, businesses, cars, and even our bodies,…
  • Oct 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy who, with…
  • Oct 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system for people who are…
Rank this Week: 2097