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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 69

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 29

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010
    Wer in der Schweiz ein iPhone oder ein anderes Smartphone nutzt, muss definitiv pauschale Urheberrechtsabgaben bezahlen und zwar bis zu 12 Rappen pro GB an Speicherkapazität. Gemäss einer entsprechenden Medienmitteilung der…
  • Jan 28

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister
    Beim Stöbern im Markenregister stösst man immer wieder auf bemerkenswerte Fundstücke. Ein aktuelles Beispiel – via MarkenBlog – ist eine Bildmarke, die ein herzförmiges Stück Brot vor einem grauen…
  • Jan 26

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?
    Die App Popcorn Time, inzwischen in verschiedenen Varianten für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme erhältlich, erschliesst eine riesige Auswahl an Fernsehserien und Filmen – benutzerfreundlich, in guter Qualität und…
Rank this Week: 3008

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/
  • Jan 29

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding
    FCC rakes in record receipts. The FCC finally brought down the closing gavel for the AWS-3 auction (that would be Auction 97 for those of you who keep track of such things) on January 29. The auction began on November 13, took breaks for four…
  • Jan 29

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015
    Media Bureau announces “Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline” by which full power and Class A TV facilities must be licensed to be eligible for protection when the repack happens. If you’re a full power or Class A TV licensee and…
  • Jan 28

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect
    Last year we reported on the adoption of new service rules governing AWS-3 spectrum use. And as we also reported a couple of months later, those rules took effect in July, 2014, except for a handful of provisions that had to be run through…
Rank this Week: 3721

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of patentable subject matter and found the abstract idea in plaintiff's financial product price quote patent was not limited by an inventive concept.…
  • Jan 28

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”
    The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's infringement contentions regarding an open-ended priority date. "[Plaintiff] asserts that 'each asserted claim of the patents-in-suit [is] entitled to a priority date no later than…
  • Jan 27

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License
    The court granted defendants' motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding non-comparable licenses. "[The expert's] thinking here is hard to follow. She identifies five documents as the core of the market analysis…
Rank this Week: 4405

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jan 29

    Who should we trust?

    Who should we trust?
    A recent discussion on an e-mail list, about university open access policies, raised the issue of trust.  The participants correctly noted how important it is that there be some level of trust between faculty, administrators and the…
  • Jan 5

    After another defeat, what will GSU publishers do in 2015?

    After another defeat, what will GSU publishers do in 2015?
    Back in October the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the Georgia State copyright infringement suit brought by three publishers and the Copyright Clearance Center to try to end reliance on fair use for course readings that…
  • Jan 2

    Does copyright provide shade against Sunshine laws?

    Does copyright provide shade against Sunshine laws?
    There are many situations in which the application of fair use is vitally important.  Educational uses are paramount, of course, and the law of fair use was clearly written with them in mind.  But right up at the top of the list,…
Rank this Week: 1783

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
  • Jan 29

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?
    While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, and potentially unwind the patent reform gains made by Seagate, is the…
  • Jan 29

    Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio

    Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio
    In terms of innovation, it’s clear that there is an almost singular focus at Apple on research and development in its long line of mobile electronic devices. Patents issued by the USPTO in recent weeks showcase everything from…
  • Jan 28

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark
    As part of the settlement agreement, Seattle can use the number 12, and whatever rendition of 12 it wishes, so long as it sufficiently distinguishes whatever mark it comes up with from “12th MAN”. They can use “12th…
Rank this Week: 1600

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/
  • Jan 29

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?
    While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, and potentially unwind the patent reform gains made by Seagate, is the…
  • Jan 29

    Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio

    Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio
    In terms of innovation, it’s clear that there is an almost singular focus at Apple on research and development in its long line of mobile electronic devices. Patents issued by the USPTO in recent weeks showcase everything from…
  • Jan 28

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark
    As part of the settlement agreement, Seattle can use the number 12, and whatever rendition of 12 it wishes, so long as it sufficiently distinguishes whatever mark it comes up with from “12th MAN”. They can use “12th…
Rank this Week: 5017

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 29

    Help Support Arts Education

    Help Support Arts Education
    With a new Senate underway, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may undergo some unpopular changes, particularly when it comes to arts education.  New Senate education committee chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has…
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
Rank this Week: 2609

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
  • Jan 15

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert
    In a January 14, 2015 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied summary judgment in this patent infringement action because of the parties’ experts’ conflicting testimony. The Court wrote:In sum, the two sides’ experts differ on…
  • Aug 6

    Enjoy the Summer!

    Enjoy the Summer!
    We are on hiatus until September.  There will be new posts starting then.
Rank this Week: 3016

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Who Needs the Lombardi When There is the Clio

    Who Needs the Lombardi When There is the Clio
    It’s the week before Super Bowl, the week when I can’t look at my Twitter feed.  Why?  Well because I follow Ad Age, Adweek, the Minneapolis Egotist, and enough of you creative folks that my feed has been inundated with…
  • Jan 28

    Would You Feel Friendly Toward Freddy?

    Would You Feel Friendly Toward Freddy?
    As the brand manager or trademark counsel for Friendly’s, would you be friendly toward Freddy’s? I remember the Friendly’s restaurant chain when we lived in Columbia, Maryland, back in the days when I clerked for a Senior…
  • Jan 26

    The NFL’s Super Bowl Trademark Nonsense

    The NFL’s Super Bowl Trademark Nonsense
    It’s that time of year again. Time to tiptoe around and avoid use of or make any reference to the Super Bowl. Whoops. Anyway, we’ve discussed this phenomenon before: Insuring a Great Super Bowl Trademark Fight Fair Use of Super…
Rank this Week: 141

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
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
Rank this Week: 653

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: 570

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 29

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle
    Diesen Freitag halte ich einen Workshop in Halle an der Burg Giebichenstein. Es geht um eine Einführung in das Recht des geistigen Eigentums für Kreative. Falls Sie teilnehmen wollen, melden Sie sich einfach kurz vorab bei mir.
  • Jan 28

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?
    Die Hersteller von Elektrogeräten müssen auf den jeweiligen Geräten genannt werden, so will es das ElektroG. Denn nur so kann sichergestellt werden, dass die Entsorgungskosten der Geräte korrekt umgelegt werden. Ob eine…
  • Jan 26

    Intellectual Asset Management

    Intellectual Asset Management
    Die Firma Anaqua hat mir ihre Datenbanken vorgestellt. Die dahinter liegende Idee gefällt mir: Im Kern bietet die Firma eine IP-Management-Software, also Aktenführung, Fristenüberwachung etc. Der Mehrwert der Entwicklung ist,…
Rank this Week: 331

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jan 29

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review
    A Total Workout for the Body With the exponential growth of urban population showing no signs of plateauing any time soon, the demands on the average person’s domestic space grow weightier year on year.  Since the economic…
  • Jan 25

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review
    A tube, flat, or loop resistance band? Fit tube or clip tube?  Exercises or therapy bands, or fitness tubing? I know, this is all very confusing. Deciding which one to buy can be very tricky due to all those unfamiliar terms and…
  • Jan 25

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike
    Stationary exercise bikes have fast become a major part of home fitness today.  In recent years the number of people considering using stationary bicycles has soared but it has meant more people have been able to afford these fitness…
Rank this Week: 4556

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 369

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 81

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture
    A report entitled 'Copyright policy and the right to science and culture' authored by  the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed has been released (download it here, ref A/HRC/28/57 ).The document…
  • Jan 27

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo
    Togo is listed as one of the countries in which WIPO was involved in the IP policy formulation process in the 2010/2011 biennium (see WIPO report here). No further information is publicly available about the current status of this process. As…
  • Jan 25

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other
    The world of IP is fascinating because it is omnipresent. Whether it is your coffee in the morning, your transport to work, the phone you communicate with, the doctor’s prescription, your daily work or read, there are intellectual…
Rank this Week: 4044

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/
  • Jan 28

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is operating a national program to form a database vehicle license plates coordinated with other law enforcement agencies, according to a recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom of…
  • Jan 28

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?
    Need to know if there’s a police officer ahead on your drive? There’s an app for that! In 2010, Apple trademarked the phrase “There’s an app for that”, implying Apple’s App Store offers an app for virtually…
  • Jan 28

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App
    Humans have found a myriad of ways to use technology to ease the sting of pesky inconveniences. We have apps that let you turn off your stove. Apps that control your tv when you lose the remote, and apps to pay for your latte when you forget…
Rank this Week: 1914

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 28

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever
    Bottom line: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) suggests that substantial arguments presented during litigation (i.e., post litigation) for invalidity of a patent may be used as a defense to willful patent…
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
Rank this Week: 4898

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 28

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?
    On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, vacated, and remanded Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to the Federal Circuit “for further consideration in light of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.,…
  • Jan 26

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided
    Although Sequenom has settled its dispute over U.S. Patent 6,258,540 with some parties (as I noted here), its case against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. remains active. Thus, we all should be waiting with bated breath to see whether the Federal…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., finding that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure call for some deference in the claim construction standard of review. In…
Rank this Week: 1202

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 28

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example
    By Michael Borella -- On January 27, the USPTO provided its promised set of examples of patent-eligible and patent-ineligible claims relating to the abstract idea exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101, in light of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. These…
  • Jan 27

    Myriad Throws in the Towel

    Myriad Throws in the Towel
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics in 2013, Myriad (paradoxically to those either not paying attention or who over interpreted the scope of the Court's holding in its opinion)…
  • Jan 26

    House Fly Genome Sequenced

    House Fly Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The phylogenetic Order Diptera comprises the "true" flies (defined as having a single pair of wings arising from the thorax) and is first found in the fossil record in the Middle Triassic (~245 million years ago). It is…
Rank this Week: 145

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
Rank this Week: 4923

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    On the value of using thing

    On the value of using thing
    A Supreme Court justice quoted Napolean to the effect that the tools belong to the one who uses them.  On a related note, a picture on the wall of an elementary school:----Nearby: 
  • Jan 28

    Is the "inter partes review" of the AIA constitutional?

    Is the "inter partes review" of the AIA constitutional?
    In a post titled A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review   , PatentlyOtalks about a brief by Ned Heller asking the CAFC to find the inter partes review component of the AIA unconstitutional for violation of the Seventh…
  • Jan 28

    "Clear error" review under Rule 52; thinking back to KSR

    "Clear error" review under Rule 52; thinking back to KSR
    With the discussion about "clear error" review of extrinsic evidence in fact-finding underlying claim construction, one recalls an aspect of KSR v. Teleflex.From the 2009 IPBiz post KSR v. Teleflex: story-telling is nice,…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Jan 28

    Die Herausforderung von Mobbing im Internet

    Die Herausforderung von Mobbing im Internet
    In den fast 25 Jahren, in denen die EFF digitale Rechte verteidigt hat, ist unser Glaube an die Versprechen des Internets nur stärker geworden. Die digitale Welt befreit den Benutzer von vielen Grenzen bezüglich Kommunikation und…
  • Jan 28

    Digital Consumers Gain Ground at the United Nation

    Digital Consumers Gain Ground at the United Nation
    With your support, EFF has helped raise the bar in ongoing discussions about how to better protect users against the abuse of their rights through DRM. Our submission [PDF] to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Mexico City's Privacy Authority Leads Latin America in Signing onto 13 Principle

    Data Privacy Day: Mexico City's Privacy Authority Leads Latin America in Signing onto 13 Principle
    Today, January 28th, marks International Data Privacy Day. Celebrated by privacy advocates and data protection authorities across many countries, it is an opportunity to raise public awareness about privacy threats and urge governments to…
Rank this Week: 1960

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jan 28

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

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

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

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
Rank this Week: 480

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    PTAB picks broadest definition of "secured" among those offered by Examiner and Applicant

    PTAB picks broadest definition of "secured" among those offered by Examiner and Applicant
    Takeaway: In an ex parte reexamination of a patent on a rolling tool cabinet, both the Applicant and the Examiner made extensive use of dictionary definitions to interpret the claim term "secured." The Applicant asserted the prior art…
  • Jan 26

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    At any time during appeal, an Applicant with an indication of allowable subject matter can accept the allowable subject matter and back out of the appeal. To do this, the Applicant should file an Amendment under § 41.33 that rewrites the…
  • Jan 23

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    The Applicant in Ex parte Riley (PTAB 2014) went to appeal in 2012 with all claims rejected. In the Appeal Brief, the Applicant argued each of the three independent claims, as well as dependent claims 3, 4, 10, 15, 16-17, and 20. The Examiner…
Rank this Week: 292

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
  • Nov 3

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega
    Cohen IP Law Group will be attending SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.  SEMA is the number one annual convention of automotive specialty products.  If you will be there, let us know!SEMA Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company
    This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey…
Rank this Week: 1107

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
  • Jan 22

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?
    Some companies may enter into confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) at the onset of a business relationship and do little else to protect the information. This discusses a court’s opinion about what companies…
  • Jan 7

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) touches on a principle involved in reissue patent applications. Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2014). This was a patent infringement…
Rank this Week: 1979

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 2158

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art
    Mark Anthony Miller is a Brooklyn street artist, known as CAM, whose works can be seen in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. His work is often inspired by stained glasses, as could be seen last year in the Always be Mindful of your Ability…
  • Jan 28

    New animal selfie ALERT!

    New animal selfie ALERT!
    a camera hogging koalaLast weekend staff at Edinburgh Zoo have managed to get a series of selfies from Koala bears which have surfaced online and in the press - and some other species also managed to get  in on the act with selfie's from…
  • Jan 27

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me
    Now there's that old saying isn't there - "where there's a hit - there's a writ" and whilst this blogger often spies claims of plagiarism, sampling and sometimes even downright copying which usually result in at least the threat of a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1676

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
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
  • Jan 28

    Spectro Scientific Acquires On-Site Analysis, Inc.

    Spectro Scientific Acquires On-Site Analysis, Inc.
    On November 28, 2014, MBBP client Spectro Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software acquired On-Site Analysis, Inc., (OSA).  Spectro Scientific is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of…
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 1603

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/
  • Jan 28

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
    By Chris Ferrell Normally, James Bond is the fictional MI6 spy who subdues international chaos before it starts. However, James Bond has yet to stop the decade-long battle between Omega S.A. and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Neither side has…
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
Rank this Week: 677

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: 207

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 374

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: 140

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure
    First posted December 8, 2009.  Poor Starbucks.  So much trademark trouble they have!  Other trouble, too.  And now the people who gave you five-dollar coffee in a paper cup had lost another one — one they…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?
    Originally published December 9, 2009. Instapundit links to this item about the incredible shrinking Charlie Brown specials — warmly-remembered favorite scenes from the annual Peanut broadcasts being incrementally excised from annual…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: They always get their man

    Best of 2009: They always get their man
    Posted November 24, 2009. Yes, people do have some funny ideas of what kinds of things to protect with copyright, don’t they?   A few years ago, criminal enterprise Milberg Weiss (in its pre-conviction days) tried to assert…
Rank this Week: 98

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.
    Intended purposes arguments are alive and well!   In this case Sulzer Mixpac Ag owns patent number 7,815, 384, which is directed towards a device for mixing and dispensing Multi-components paints. A representative independent claim is…
  • Jan 22

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage
    The main reason why people obtain patents (other than being inspired by Shark Tank) is to stop someone else from making the same product, and if someone else makes the same product to be able to recover damages. Patent laws require that the…
  • Jan 22

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY
    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY A new look at geographically descriptive marks. In this case, Irish Company Newbridge was trying to trademark the name “NEWBRIDGE HOME”, where products were designed out of Newbridge,…
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
  • Jan 28

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent
    Users of the European patent system will soon be able to validate their applications and EPO granted patents outside the European Patent Organization. Morocco will become the first non-member country of the EPO to validate the legal effects…
  • Jan 23

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, roundup readers. We have had a busy week here at inovia and compiled the latest headlines in foreign patent filing for your consideration. Please read on for the latest news: The European Patent Office (EPO) released initial…
  • Jan 22

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO
    The European Patent Office (EPO) received over 273,000 patent filings last year, an increase of 3% from 2013, and the highest recorded numbers in the organizations history. Please note that these are still rough figures, as the final report…
Rank this Week: 4995

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/
  • Jan 28

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble
    By the time this weekend is over, you will suffer from branding overload.  The Super Bowl’s alter ego could be known as Trademark Day.  Football branding includes not only the notorious commercials for top consumer brands and…
  • Jan 27

    Licensed vs. Unlicensed: The Super Bowl and Trademark Licensing

    Licensed vs. Unlicensed: The Super Bowl and Trademark Licensing
    A trademark may make you money by rendering goods or services easier for your customers and potential customers to find.  As I have written here in the past, trademarks are symbols of commercial original that tell consumers that they are…
  • Jan 23

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.
    News came earlier this month that one of the beloved trademarks at my alma mater is suddenly out of use.  That is the result of the closing of the Anchor Bar (or Anchor “Restaurant,” as the sign would have it), which until…
Rank this Week: 2775

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property
    By Jason Rantanen The Hispanic National Bar Association and Microsoft are once again sponsoring their week-long HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI).  One of my students participated in the 2013 IPLI and raved about…
  • Jan 27

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review
    by Dennis Crouch The America Invents Act (AIA) created a set of new administrative review procedures (IPR, PGR, CPR) that allow third-parties to challenge already issued patents.  This new approach takes a power that was…
  • Jan 27

    Obviousness: Cannot modify Prior Art a way that Disrupts the Reference’s Contribution to the Art

    Obviousness: Cannot modify Prior Art a way that Disrupts the Reference’s Contribution to the Art
    by Dennis Crouch Plas-Pak Indus v Sulzer Mixpac (Fed. Cir. 2015) (non-precedential) In 2011, Plas-Pak requested an inter partes reexamination of Sulzer’s paint-mixing Patent No. 7,815,384.  After considering the prior art, the…
Rank this Week: 192

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 28

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?
    Shark Tank is ABC’s hit series that features aspiring entrepreneurs negotiating with investors for stakes in the entrepreneurs’ start-up businesses. The entrepreneurs stand before a panel of investors, and have the opportunity to…
  • Jan 27

    Why Simon Pegg is the Perfect Screenwriter for ‘Star Trek 3′

    Why Simon Pegg is the Perfect Screenwriter for ‘Star Trek 3′
    The modern Star Trek franchise has been one of the most popular, commercially sought after and financially successful franchises of the last fifteen years, and it’s no secret as to why. First of all, it’s a remake, and in case you…
  • Jan 26

    Success of ‘American Sniper’ May Prevent Fair Trial of Chris Kyle’s Killer

    Success of ‘American Sniper’ May Prevent Fair Trial of Chris Kyle’s Killer
    The success of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper took Hollywood utterly by surprise. In its early limited release, the film boasted a modest box office return and mixed reviews from critics (it currently sits at 73% on Rotten tomatoes).…
Rank this Week: 1013

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 87

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
  • Jan 12

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
Rank this Week: 898

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel
    Are you planning a big trip this year? If so, you may have already began jotting down your travel to-do list to make sure that you do not miss anything for your big trip. Planning your wardrobe, checking travel arrangements and making…
  • Jan 22

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One
    No one likes to think about the end of his or her life; however, it is something that we all must face. In part, we do not want to think about the loved ones that we are leaving behind when it is our time say goodbye. It is because of your…
  • Dec 1

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review
    December 31 is quickly approaching, and many people use this time as an opportunity to reflect on the year that is nearly complete. These reflections may include new additions, losses, accomplishments or struggles. One way, though, in which…
Rank this Week: 4087

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/
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
Rank this Week: 1721