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ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
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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/
  • Feb 22

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”
    By Grady Hepworth Isaac Asimov’s 1942 short story “Runaround” is credited for creating the famous “Three Laws of Robotics.” Asimov’s Laws, although theoretically fictional (and most recently featured in the…
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
  • Feb 14

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?
    By Mackenzie Olson Companies like Microsoft and Google store a lot of customer data in storage centers overseas. As of July 2016, 2nd Circuit precedent indicated that, due to the foreign location of those centers, the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3152

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce
    In SecureAxcess v. PNC, Judge Plager begins the majority decision:This is a patent case—the issue turns on what is acovered business method patent. Appellant Secure Axcess,LLC (“Secure Axcess”) challenges a Final…
  • Feb 22

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York
    Ron Slusky is presenting a two-day “Invention Analysis and Claiming” seminar at the dates and places indicated:Chicago, March 13-14Arlington, March 22-23New York, April 3-4Complete information is available at…
  • Feb 22

    Promega loses at U.S. Supreme Court

    Promega loses at U.S. Supreme Court
    The disagreement between Life Technologies and Promega grew out of a licensing deal.Bloomberg notedPromega sold Life Technologies a license to make and sell genetic testing kits for specified law enforcement fields. Four years into the…
Rank this Week: 121

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
  • Feb 22

    Congressional Oversight Committee Wants Warrants to Rein in Police Abuse of Cell-Site Simulator

    Congressional Oversight Committee Wants Warrants to Rein in Police Abuse of Cell-Site Simulator
    A bipartisan Congressional committee’s recent report showcases troubling details about police abuse of cell-site simulators, and calls on Congress to pass laws ensuring that this powerful technology is only deployed with a court-issued…
  • Feb 22

    Virginia Supreme Court Should Protect Drivers from License Plate Surveillance

    Virginia Supreme Court Should Protect Drivers from License Plate Surveillance
    EFF urged the Supreme Court of Virginia today to protect the state's residents from a police surveillance database created with automated license plate readers (ALPRs). We've been following law enforcement use of ALPR technology a long time,…
  • Feb 22

    BWP Media v. Polyvore: It’s All About Control

    BWP Media v. Polyvore: It’s All About Control
    Major entertainment companies are once again trying to expand copyright law to gain leverage over a wide variety of user-generated content sites. If they succeed, they would have a veto over Internet users’ access to the tools that…
Rank this Week: 2996

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Feb 22

    Desarrollan biopelícula con semilla de chía

    Desarrollan biopelícula con semilla de chía
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Saltillo, Coahuila.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Científicos del Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos (DCTA) de la Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro…
  • Feb 22

    Desarrollo industrial en área de polímero

    Desarrollo industrial en área de polímero
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Saltillo, Coahuila. 7 de febrero de 2017 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con la finalidad de fomentar el desarrollo científico e industrial de manera paralela, el Centro de Investigación en…
  • Feb 22

    Investigadora de la UABC optimiza sistema de reconocimiento de imágene

    Investigadora de la UABC optimiza sistema de reconocimiento de imágene
    Por Karla Navarro Ensenada, Baja California. 3 de febrero de 2017 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La doctora Selene Solorza Calderón, investigadora de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California…
Rank this Week: 192

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Feb 22

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR
    A recent Technology Transfer Tactics article by Jesse Schwartz published on February 22, 2017 states that universities are bringing more intellectual property suits, particularly patent infringement actions, against large companies. …
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
Rank this Week: 2219

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: 248

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: 512

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3789

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 197

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
Rank this Week: 2019

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Life Tech v. Promega: Supreme Court Limits Contributory Liability for Export

    Life Tech v. Promega: Supreme Court Limits Contributory Liability for Export
    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Supreme Court 2017) In a largely-unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court has ruled that the “supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad does not give rise to…
  • Feb 21

    For CBM Review: _Claims_ Must be Directed to Financial Service

    For CBM Review: _Claims_ Must be Directed to Financial Service
    by Dennis Crouch This case represents an important decision limiting the scope of Covered Business Method reviews.  However, its short consideration of agency-deference leaves it open to further challenge.  Secure Axcess v. PNC…
  • Feb 20

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!
    A team of students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism (AdZou) is using Patently-O as their capstone project.  As part of that project, they have created the following 10-minute survey that will help provide some…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
  • Feb 22

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space
    Imagine that moment of trying to unlock your front door when you desperately need to use the bathroom. You finally jiggle the key into the lock, burst into the room, drop everything you’re holding, and sprint to the bathroom. Relief.…
  • Feb 22

    Courts Continue to Split on the Fourth Amendment in Cyberspace

    Courts Continue to Split on the Fourth Amendment in Cyberspace
    Just two weeks ago, a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania handed down a decision compelling Google to produce electronic data, even though the data had been stored on servers in foreign countries.…
  • Feb 21

    The Facebook Divorce

    The Facebook Divorce
    At least one judge in New York has ruled that a person seeking a divorce may serve the spouse with divorce papers via Facebook.  Facebook breakups have long been the source of gossip and relationship lore.  But divorce papers? Is…
Rank this Week: 4574

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use
     Brian L. Frye, Aesthetic Nondiscrimination & FairUse,  3 Belmont L. Rev. 29 (2016)ABSTRACTWhile courts do not consider the aesthetic value of an element of a work in determining whether it is protected by copyright, they do…
  • Feb 21

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article
    Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)A nice citation for the proposition that §301 preemption covers both copyrightable and uncopyrightable matter. Ultraflo argued that Pelican engaged in…
  • Feb 21

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine
    Wollschlaeger v. Governor, No. 12-14009 (11th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017) The court of appeals at last mostly overturns Florida’s Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA), after several false starts.The AMA “encourages its members to…
Rank this Week: 166

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Feb 22

    FTC revives pay-for-delay complaint on generic Lidoderm

    FTC revives pay-for-delay complaint on generic Lidoderm
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it had taken steps to resolve antitrust charges involving business activities employed by Irish/U.S. drugmaker Endo International designed to delay the entry of generic pain…
  • Feb 21

    Apple v. Samsung remanded back to district court

    Apple v. Samsung remanded back to district court
    Recently, in a non-precedential decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. back to Judge Lucy Koh (shown left) of the United States Federal District Court for the…
  • Feb 10

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform

    115th Congress: Meet the Key Republicans on IP Reform
    On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress officially convened. In the Senate, it will be the Senate Judiciary Committee where any action relating to intellectual property reform will play out during the 115th Congress. In the House of…
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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/
  • Feb 22

    The PTAB has failed to solve the patent troll problem created by large operating companie

    The PTAB has failed to solve the patent troll problem created by large operating companie
    The patent troll problem has always been a creation of large operating companies. They obtained dubious, highly questionable patents. These low quality patents were then sold to other entities so they could specifically and intentionally be…
  • Feb 22

    Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculu

    Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculu
    ZeniMax offers useful insights for enterprises seeking to maximize the benefits of NDAs while minimizing the time and effort needed to negotiate them... Most technology enterprises are well-acquainted with NDAs. On the positive side, they…
  • Feb 22

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
    An appellate court hands down a ruling in favor of Internet radio provider Sirius XM against a rock band trying to assert its copyright on pre-1972 music recordings. Networking technologies are at the center of a patent infringement suits…
Rank this Week: 4827

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Big Ten and the NCAA Tip Off for MARCH Mark

    The Big Ten and the NCAA Tip Off for MARCH Mark
    You don’t have to be a sports fan to be aware of MARCH MADNESS, the name associated with the annual tournament to determine the college basketball national champion. The tournament is organized by the National Collegiate Athletics…
  • Feb 20

    McCarthy Institute Trademark Seminar 2017

    McCarthy Institute Trademark Seminar 2017
    One of the current challenges in trademark law addressed in Seattle last week at the Amazon Corporate Conference Center, host of the 2017 McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium, is an issue we have discussed quite a bit here,…
  • Feb 17

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?
    This is a common question among many new inventors. To be patentable, an invention must be novel and non-obvious in view of the “prior art.” Prior art includes prior filed patents, patent applications, and other public materials.…
Rank this Week: 550

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    3 Count: Making Argument

    3 Count: Making Argument
    Web host Steadfast wins dismissal of lawsuit against them, Vimeo asks Supreme Court to not hear appeal and Copyright Alliance backs Oracle vs. Google. The post 3 Count: Making Arguments appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Feb 21

    Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper?

    Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper?
    When students buy papers off of essay mill sites, they are paying for an easy grade. However, are they also getting the copyright to the work? The post Who Holds the Copyright to an Essay Mill Paper? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Feb 21

    3 Count: Extradition Decision

    3 Count: Extradition Decision
    New Zealand High Court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S., Google/Bing reach deal over pirate results and Bieber accused of ducking deposition. The post 3 Count: Extradition Decision appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 554

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 22

    United We Stand Campaign to Launch in Lago

    United We Stand Campaign to Launch in Lago
    A new campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the menace of counterfeiting, intellectual property theft and piracy in Nigeria will be launched in Lagos on February 24. Under the slogan “United We Stand” the [...] The post…
  • Feb 21

    CISAC and ARIPO Partner to Champion Creators’ Rights and Economic Growth in Africa

    CISAC and ARIPO Partner to Champion Creators’ Rights and Economic Growth in Africa
    A new partnership has been formed between CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) and ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization). Last week, CISAC and ARIPO signed a Memorandum of…
  • Feb 18

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab and Power Africa are seeking concept papers for “Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS)” focused on increasing private…
Rank this Week: 719

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    T Bone Burnett takes aim at DCMA safe harbour

    T Bone Burnett takes aim at DCMA safe harbour
    T Bone Burnett by Kulturvultur (2007)Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) nearly two decades ago, aiming to provide a  balance between the needs of content creators, who were struggling to protect…
  • Feb 20

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result
    The UK IPO has announced today that Google and Microsoft have signed an anti-piracy agreement with the creative industries, in the form of the UK record industry trade body, the BPI and the US Motion Picture Association.The government has…
  • Feb 20

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from David LaioGoogleVG Media, an association of publishers including Handelsblatt and Axel Springer, has brought a claim against Google in relation to the German 2013 Ancillary Copyright Law. This law was designed to compel…
Rank this Week: 2986

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/
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
  • Feb 21

    (Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Class Action

    (Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Class Action
    John C. Coffee, Jr., Entrepreneurial Litigation: Its Rise, Fall, and Future (2015).Alexandra D. LahavWith the advent of the new administration, aggregate litigation is under attack again. As of this writing new legislation aimed at limiting…
  • Feb 20

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice
    Bruce A. Green, Access to Criminal Justice: Where Are the Prosecutors? 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 515 (2016).Susan FortneyJurisdictions around the world have adopted “access to justice” as an objective for regulation of the legal…
Rank this Week: 234

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Is PLUM Confusable With BLACKPLUM and/or PLUMDOG for Financial Services?

    TTAB Test: Is PLUM Confusable With BLACKPLUM and/or PLUMDOG for Financial Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PLUM for various advisory and consulting services, including mortgage brokerage, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered marks BLACKPLUM for financial advice and consultancy…
  • Feb 21

    TTAB Affirms Refusal to Register Container Shape on Principal Register

    TTAB Affirms Refusal to Register Container Shape on Principal Register
    Ouch! Well, you can't win them all! The Board affirmed a refusal to register the container shape shown below, for "dairy products, namely, skyr," on the ground that the applied-for mark comprises "a nondistinctive configuration of packaging…
  • Feb 19

    Matthew Swyers (The Trademark Company) Excluded from Practice Before USPTO

    Matthew Swyers (The Trademark Company) Excluded from Practice Before USPTO
    Michael E. McCabe, Jr. reports (here), at his IP Ethics and Insights blog, that Matthew Swyers, owner of The Trademark Company, has entered into an "exclusion on consent" agreement with the USPTO, by which Mr. Swyers has voluntarily given up…
Rank this Week: 272

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
Rank this Week: 2504

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Book Review: The Informal Economy in Developing Nations - Hidden Edge of Innovation?

    Book Review: The Informal Economy in Developing Nations - Hidden Edge of Innovation?
    Off the beaten path of science and technology innovation lies a world of innovation in the informal sectors. Think lifehacks but with the goal of improving handmade soap, making-do with limited materials or other forms of improvisation and…
  • Feb 21

    Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think

    Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think
    Practitioners who think that copyright in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a market of increasing importance for IP owners, is similar to that in place in common-law jurisdictions, will be surprised to learn that this is not so. Kat friend…
  • Feb 20

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    Be ready for the 134th edition of Never Too Late!Around the IP BlogsInternKat Hayleigh Bosher recaps the highlights of some IP blogs.Kittens in love … A Never Too Late celebration of Valentine's day!King Tut's tomb: conservation or…
Rank this Week: 58

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 21

    Why I still help small companie

    Why I still help small companie
    Almost all of my work time is spent working for multi-billion dollar clients around the world.  So why do I still bother helping small companies and startups? Because I believe that collectively they make the greatest contribution to…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
Rank this Week: 2726

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Feb 21

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe
    The Federal Circuit has (mostly) sustained the PTAB’s findings that claims of US Patent No. 7,433,483 are obvious over prior art, explaining that obviousness under 35 USC § 103 required, in essence, a showing that the proposed…
  • Feb 20

    Volitional Conduct: an Element of Copyright Infringement

    Volitional Conduct: an Element of Copyright Infringement
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Perfect 10 v. Giganews, No 15-5550 (Jan 23, 2017), that an alleged copyright infringer can only be found directly liable if its “volitional conduct” actually causes the…
  • Feb 19

    Specific Personal Jurisdiction from NPE Enforcement Effort

    Specific Personal Jurisdiction from NPE Enforcement Effort
    Many people think that efforts to enforce a patent in a particular forum, without more, cannot give rise to personal jurisdiction over the patent owner in that forum.  If you so thought, you thought wrong.  In Xilinx, Inc., v. Papst…
Rank this Week: 1070

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    R12/14 : requêtes finale

    R12/14 : requêtes finale
    La présente décision concerne une requête en révision contre la décision J1/13. En première instance, la section de dépôt avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in…
  • Feb 19

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance
    Que peut faire une Chambre concernant la recevabilité d'un document ou d'une requête qui n'a pas été admis comme tardif en première instance ? Traditionnellement, la jurisprudence considère que la…
  • Feb 16

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets H/F Sciences de la Vie / Biotechnologies La SATT GRAND EST investit dans l’Innovation issue de la recherche publique afin d’accélérer et de simplifier le transfert vers le monde de…
Rank this Week: 1627

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 21

    Fair Use for Author

    Fair Use for Author
    Happy fair use week! I’m sure many of you have already taken note that February 20 to 24 is a week-long celebration of copyright’s fair use doctrine. The organizers at fairuseweek.org have done a great job…
  • Feb 8

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)
    Standardization is really important. Huge parts of modern life—everything from sending an email to the structural integrity of your car—depend on standards. Among other things, standards make sure we’re all on the same page.…
  • Dec 14

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie
    The U.S. Copyright Office has been a major topic of discussion lately. A few weeks ago Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante resigned, following her removal by new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden from her post as Register and into a new…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Feb 21

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along
    High-stakes spectrum lobbying gears up Last year, we reported on the proposed Mobile Now Act, the darling of U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee,…
  • Feb 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines now and through early April apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Feb 17

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording
    We previously told you about the Christmas gift that New York’s highest state court had given to licensees that play “oldies” recordings by finding that the owners of those recordings had no right to demand payment when the…
Rank this Week: 4488

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 21

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 4,166,462 ASelf-propelled Shark-proof Cage Inventors: James M. Ellis Description: With me soon taking a…
  • Feb 13

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 1,809,593 AFolding Ornament of Expansible TissueInventors: Henry E. Luhrs Assignee: Beistle Company  With Valentine’s Day this…
  • Feb 8

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice
    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and AliceBenjamin C. Tuttle The CRISPR-Cas9 system is a highly versatile genome-editing technology that is derived from bacteria. Heralded as one of the most…
Rank this Week: 2850

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 21

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Vendors of Tanning Products in Dispute over “Beachin’ Life” Trademark

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Vendors of Tanning Products in Dispute over “Beachin’ Life” Trademark
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Australian Gold, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana sued in the Southern District alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition. Plaintiff Australian Gold, which manufactures, distributes and sells tanning…
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court
    Evansville, Indiana – Henager Family Museum, Inc d/b/a National Veterans Memorial of Buckskin, Indiana filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark infringement. Plaintiff operates a military memorial in…
  • Feb 16

    An Overview of Copyright Law

    An Overview of Copyright Law
    What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What…
Rank this Week: 269

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Feb 21

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?
    The current judges of the FPC are appointed only until end of 2017 — including the President, Dieter BRAENDLE. The next general election is scheduled for later this year. The new… read more
  • Feb 16

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute
    Case No. S2017_003 ¦ Decision of 31 January 2017 ¦ “Mesures superprovisionnelles; interdiction de transfer, suspension IPI” The background of this case is a cooperation… read more
  • Feb 3

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action
    Case No. S2017_002 ¦ Decision of 18 January 2017 ¦ “Abweisung Massnahmebegehren; internationale Zuständigkeit, mangelnde Glaubhaftmachung, Anspruch und Gefährdung”… read more
Rank this Week: 2200

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2181

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2343

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 21

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”
    I have tried not to overload the blog with media coverage about our Supreme Court case involving THE SLANTS, but this is pretty ginchy:
  • Feb 16

    Gucci v. Frontline Processing: Giving credit for infringement where it’s due

    Gucci v. Frontline Processing: Giving credit for infringement where it’s due
    Originally posted 2010-07-12 08:05:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The essential role played by credit card companies in online trademark infringement was recognized in Gucci America, Inc. v. Frontline Processing...
  • Feb 16

    Impaneled in Seattle

    Impaneled in Seattle
    I’m here now for tomorrow’s McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium, “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2017” at the Amazon Corporate Conference Center. My panel looks like this: 9:50AM-11:00AM…
Rank this Week: 60

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 21

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark
    The adidas “Three-Stripe” crusade rolls on, this time targeting Puma’s new four-striped soccer cleat. Interestingly, unlike the other soccer cleats …Continue reading →
  • Jan 31

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
  • Jan 5

    Oregon Trademark Registration

    Oregon Trademark Registration
    Clients often inquire whether they should register their trademarks at the State or Federal level. Starting with the assumption that …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 264

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/
Rank this Week: 1765

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
  • Feb 15

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification
    Deals often come together very quickly. In all that rush, it’s easy for the parties to forget to think about all of the long term implications of the deal. Perhaps the parties simply didn’t realize that the deal would have certain…
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Feb 21

    Terrific trademark tool: portmanteau

    Terrific trademark tool: portmanteau
    A “portmanteau” is when a new word formed by fusing together two or more parts of existing words. Creative portmanteaus can make for terrific trademarks that are creative and suggestive, and thus capable of strong legal…
  • Feb 17

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97
    Here 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 –…
  • Feb 13

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them
    This video of mine from almost 6 years has been viewed nearly 50,000 times!  So it must contain some great information 🙂 The video features a discussion of common mistakes made in trademark application filing with the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 1231

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
  • Feb 6

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?
    Unlocking your iPhone using biometrics (“fingerprint”) authentication is undoubtedly convenient, but have you considered the cost—the security tradeoffs you make in exchange for that added convenience? Although privacy…
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
Rank this Week: 3185

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: 3893

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?
    In the latest dispute surrounding the “patent dance” provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), Genentech, Inc. has filed a complaint against Amgen, Inc., alleging that after opting into the…
  • Feb 13

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent
    The Federal Circuit focused on the “consisting of” language in the claims at issue when it reversed the district court’s finding that Watson’s ANDA product would infringe the only Orange Book-listed Shire Lialda…
  • Feb 6

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC may be more interesting for what Mylan argued than for what the Federal Circuit decided. However, it could be an important decision for…
Rank this Week: 3673

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Nigeria's approved society of collectors still limited, for the time being

    Nigeria's approved society of collectors still limited, for the time being
    Does an exclusive licensee of copyright works [Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Limited] have the right to exercise property rights in such works outside of and notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 17 and 39 of Copyright Act 2004,…
  • Feb 20

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right
    The African music scene is thriving and popular artists are set to share in a projected R309 million annual earning in 2019 on digital formats alone.While artists on the continent compose lyrics to feed avid consumers, watchdogs are having to…
  • Feb 16

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU
    ARIPO signed two significant agreements in February, paving the way for better economic growth and innovation in Africa. According to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), Directors General Paulin Edou Edou (OAPI)…
Rank this Week: 481