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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • May 5

    The PATENT Act: The Senate’s Solid Start to Reforming the Patent System

    The PATENT Act: The Senate’s Solid Start to Reforming the Patent System
    Will this be the year we pass patent reform? With both houses of Congress finally introducing strong bills to target patent trolls, we sure hope so. EFF supported the House’s Innovation Act through its passage in 2013. Unfortunately,…
  • May 5

    The Hidden Cost of JPay's Prison Email Service

    The Hidden Cost of JPay's Prison Email Service
    JPay, a company that provides digital communications systems to corrections facilities in at least 19 states, is charging inmates and their families an unusual fee to stay in touch: the intellectual property rights to everything sent through…
  • May 4

    A New Chapter in the Fight for Civil Libertie

    A New Chapter in the Fight for Civil Libertie
    This article appeared in EFFector, EFF's almost-weekly newsletter about cutting-edge tech policy issues. Subscribe by entering your email address in the box on the right-hand column of this page. In 1993, EFF founder John Gilmore approached…
Rank this Week: 1629

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: 157

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Will Skinny Bundles Reduce Your Video Bill?

    Will Skinny Bundles Reduce Your Video Bill?
                Consumers have tolerated years of bloated video programming tiers with annual rate increases well in excess of the generate inflation rate. They have not had any options…
  • Apr 23

    5 Reasons Why Consumers Hate Comcast

    5 Reasons Why Consumers Hate Comcast
         Comcast suffers from an unintended, but surely predictable consequence of its corporate strategies.  The company makes itself an easy target for scorn by taking every opportunity to maximize revenues.  Of…
  • Apr 22

    Google Wireless: This Could Get Big . . . Eventually

    Google Wireless: This Could Get Big . . . Eventually
                 It appears that Google soon will launch a lower cost, metered wireless service.  See…
Rank this Week: 2247

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: 939

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • May 5

    Are Federal Courts Ready for Cameras?

    Are Federal Courts Ready for Cameras?
    Some of the most significant news stories of the past few weeks have played out in federal court.  A federal jury in Massachusetts found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all counts in the Boson Marathon bombing trial.  A federal appeals…
  • May 1

    REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

    REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
    Join FIC partners Erin Rhinehart & Laura Sanom on June 12 for “Principles of Negotiation – How to Get What You Want.”  Click here for additional information and to register for the event.  The event is…
  • Apr 29

    I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: First Amendment Protects Hyperbole and Opinion

    I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: First Amendment Protects Hyperbole and Opinion
    In 2011, TripAdvisor – the world’s largest website company providing reviews of travel-related content – named The Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center (“Grand Resort”) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee the…
Rank this Week: 3140

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • May 5

    Are Federal Courts Ready for Cameras?

    Are Federal Courts Ready for Cameras?
    Some of the most significant news stories of the past few weeks have played out in federal court.  A federal jury in Massachusetts found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all counts in the Boson Marathon bombing trial.  A federal appeals…
  • May 1

    REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

    REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
    Join FIC partners Erin Rhinehart & Laura Sanom on June 12 for “Principles of Negotiation – How to Get What You Want.”  Click here for additional information and to register for the event.  The event is…
  • Apr 29

    I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: First Amendment Protects Hyperbole and Opinion

    I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: First Amendment Protects Hyperbole and Opinion
    In 2011, TripAdvisor – the world’s largest website company providing reviews of travel-related content – named The Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center (“Grand Resort”) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee the…
Rank this Week: 3474

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Online Background Check Services and API - the Cost Effective Way

    Online Background Check Services and API - the Cost Effective Way
    Professionals use Docket Alarm to conduct background checks on potential clients, partners, investments, and more. Docket Alarm can identify red flags, like past or pending federal litigation, involvement in bankruptcy proceedings, and even…
  • Apr 28

    New Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, at Your Fingertip

    New Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, at Your Fingertip
    Gone are the days of Google searching to see the latest Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions. Instead of searching for decisions, some new, some outdated, Docket Alarm makes it easy to view every new decision published by the PTAB…
  • Apr 23

    Docket Alarm Helps Journalists Stay Abreast of the Latest Legal New

    Docket Alarm Helps Journalists Stay Abreast of the Latest Legal New
    More than just a legal research engine, Docket Alarm is a multifaceted analytics platform and source database that journalists, day traders, and other professionals can utilize to their advantage.Instead of continuously searching disorganized…
Rank this Week: 2946

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 5

    Meet the Bloggers Pix: INTA 2015

    Meet the Bloggers Pix: INTA 2015
    The pictures say a thousand words, good times with great friends last evening at Henry’s Pub & Restaurant in San Diego, if you were there and have a photo you’d like us to post, please send:       The post Meet…
  • May 4

    The Bridge to INTA (or the UNTA)

    The Bridge to INTA (or the UNTA)
    This spot isn’t too shabby to make trips back and forth across the Coronado bridge to the annual meeting of INTA in San Diego, where ten thousand trademark attorneys from around the world descend for a week and congregate. Any word on…
  • May 1

    Remember the Alamo® but Don’t Forget the License.

    Remember the Alamo® but Don’t Forget the License.
    With hard pressed economic times, state and local governments have turned to new sources of revenue: intellectual property licensing. The City of New York has been in the game for decades, licensing use of its the I ♥ NY symbol.…
Rank this Week: 70

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 5

    U.S. Patent No. 6,843,726: Game system

    U.S. Patent No. 6,843,726: Game system
    U.S. Patent No. 6,843,726: Game systemIssued Jan. 18, 2005, to KonamiSummary:The ‘726 patent describes a game system in which a player uses a voice input device (ex. a microphone) to give commands which are followed on the screen. The…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index

    U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index
    I can't tell you how many times I've been asked by a client or potential client whether they can include Element X from someone else's game in their own game.  It's a very difficult question to answer.  And no, I still don't have a…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Patent No. 6,935,959: Use of multiple player real-time voice communications on a gaming device

    U.S. Patent No. 6,935,959: Use of multiple player real-time voice communications on a gaming device
    U.S. Patent No. 6,935,959: Use of multiple player real-time voice communications on a gaming deviceIssued on Aug. 30, 2005, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘959 patent describes a game console capable of communicating with other game consoles…
Rank this Week: 1224

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: 485

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
  • May 5

    California’s Made In USA law passes commerce clause challenge

    California’s Made In USA law passes commerce clause challenge
    The District Court for the Southern District of California recently ruled that California’s stringent “Made in the USA” labeling law does not run afoul of the Dormant Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.  Following…
  • Apr 15

    Cybersquatting and political campaigns: No laughing matter

    Cybersquatting and political campaigns: No laughing matter
    As the number of 2016 presidential contenders begins to swell, an issue that often accompanies political campaigns has reared its ugly head. It’s political cybersquatting. Consider this recent Lady Liberals’ Facebook post:…
  • Apr 14

    FDA proposes guidance for “low risk” medical device

    FDA proposes guidance for “low risk” medical device
    Recently my wife put on a few pounds and has gotten quite lazy or as she prefers to call it, pregnant. Jim Gaffigan How a concept is characterized can make a big difference in the way it is welcomed – from not at all to warmly embraced.…
Rank this Week: 2330

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part I

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part I
    As reported by fellow Kat Darren this morning, the CJEU has rejected both of Spain’s challenges to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package. This post will summarise the first of these decisions, C-146/13, which requested the…
  • May 5

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU rejects Spain's objections to the Unitary Patent Package

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU rejects Spain's objections to the Unitary Patent Package
    All Europe has been waiting with eager anticipation the handing down today of the decision of the CJEU in respect of the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package.  Well, perhaps more…
  • May 5

    The Skype's the limit: Sky ousts rival brand

    The Skype's the limit: Sky ousts rival brand
    The Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment today in Cases T-423/12, T-183/13 and T-184/13 Skype Ultd v OHIM. These decisions, which were not yet available online when this Kat last clicked their links but which soon should…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • May 5

    Many trademarks inspired by the Grateful Dead: CHERRY GARCIA, GRATEFUL RED, and more

    Many trademarks inspired by the Grateful Dead: CHERRY GARCIA, GRATEFUL RED, and more
    This summer, the Grateful Dead are reuniting for a set of final “Fare thee well” shows. Over the years, many creative business names have be inspired by Dead songs, lyrics and themes. Here are some Dead inspired trademark…
  • May 4

    Grateful Dead trademarks after 50 year

    Grateful Dead trademarks after 50 year
    This year, the Grateful Dead are celebrating 50 years of playing music with special concerts and a forthcoming documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. The Grateful Dead, in my opinion, have been marketing geniuses for decades, and they were…
  • May 1

    Trademark guide to the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight: TMT, FREDDIE ROACH, MGM GRAND and more

    Trademark guide to the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight: TMT, FREDDIE ROACH, MGM GRAND and more
    Saturday night will be the biggest night in boxing in quite some time. Floyd Mayweather is fighting Manny Pacquiao. The fight took years to be agreed upon. The payday for the boxers will be enormous, as the fight is expected to generate…
Rank this Week: 702

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Is lack of quality the root problem with the patent system?

    Is lack of quality the root problem with the patent system?
    As to the post--Everyone hates patent trolls, but here’s the root problem with our broken system--One has the text--Even more dangerous, Apple has demanded as damages for infringement of these design elements the entire profit Samsung…
  • May 5

    US 9,024,766 to The Invention Science Fund, LLC (Bellevue, WA) (aka IV) titled Beverage containers with detection capability

    US 9,024,766 to The Invention Science Fund, LLC (Bellevue, WA) (aka IV) titled Beverage containers with detection capability
    From the specification:--In one aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a beverage container including a vessel body configured to hold a beverage, and at least one sensor associated with the vessel body, the at least one sensor…
  • May 3

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 3, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 3, 2015
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for May 3, 2015.  YouTube celebrates its 10th anniversary.  Queen Latifah.  Rita Braver talking to David McCullough on the Wright Brothers.  Anna Werner on GM boss.  Jan…
Rank this Week: 63

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    IPR Institutions Denied for Petitioners’ Failure to Show Support for § 102(e) Reference in Earlier Provisional Application

    IPR Institutions Denied for Petitioners’ Failure to Show Support for § 102(e) Reference in Earlier Provisional Application
    The Board declined to institute inter partes review of a telephone communications patent as anticipated because the petition did not show how the asserted reference was prior art to the challenged claims under 35 U.S.C. § 102(e). "[The…
  • May 4

    Data Encryption and Check Scanning and Imaging are Abstract Ideas Under Alice

    Data Encryption and Check Scanning and Imaging are Abstract Ideas Under Alice
    In a final written decision, the Board found the challenged claims of a data acquisition patent upatentable under § 101 and rejected the patent owner's argument that data encryption and check imaging and scanning were not abstract ideas.…
  • May 1

    Network Security Patents Invalid Under Alice

    Network Security Patents Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's network security patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the patents lacked an inventive concept. "[Plaintiff] argues that…
Rank this Week: 674

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 5

    Are Specific Information-Processing Claims Abstract Ideas?

    Are Specific Information-Processing Claims Abstract Ideas?
    Guest Post by Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank resolved the easy cases: claims that merely recite a mode of organizing…
  • May 3

    USPTO First Action Timing

    USPTO First Action Timing
    I created the histogram above from the USPTO’s own art-unit first action estimator data.  The estimate for most art units is <18-months, but a handful report a 60-month expected delay.        
  • Apr 30

    Louisiana Challenge’s AstraZeneca on Antitrust Claims for Asserting Invalid Drug Patent

    Louisiana Challenge’s AstraZeneca on Antitrust Claims for Asserting Invalid Drug Patent
    In March 2015, the state of Louisiana filed suit against AstraZeneca alleging antitrust violations based upon the company’s actions of using its patent rights to keep generic versions of Toprol-XL off the market in Louisiana.…
Rank this Week: 213

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 5

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic
    If U.S. patent eligibility rules were more clear and predictable, the useful art of software development would be more prevalent. The “notorious computer” of the European Patent Office offers a viable option for reaching this…
  • May 5

    Cirque du Soleil, developer of innovative theatrical productions, to be sold for $1.5 billion

    Cirque du Soleil, developer of innovative theatrical productions, to be sold for $1.5 billion
    There’s a commonly held notion that economic success and the professional pursuit of live performance are mutually exclusive. Although stagework might never be a stable job, the upcoming sale of Cirque du Soleil from founder Guy…
  • May 4

    Mixed Reviews for the PATENT Act in the Senate

    Mixed Reviews for the PATENT Act in the Senate
    Microsoft applauded the introduction of the PATENT Act. Universities seem to be on the fence, recognizing that the Senate alternative is an improvement, but likely to support amendments. The Innovation Alliance opposes the bill, pointing…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • May 5

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic

    How to Fix the Software Patent Mess: Go Back to Basic
    If U.S. patent eligibility rules were more clear and predictable, the useful art of software development would be more prevalent. The “notorious computer” of the European Patent Office offers a viable option for reaching this…
  • May 5

    Cirque du Soleil, developer of innovative theatrical productions, to be sold for $1.5 billion

    Cirque du Soleil, developer of innovative theatrical productions, to be sold for $1.5 billion
    There’s a commonly held notion that economic success and the professional pursuit of live performance are mutually exclusive. Although stagework might never be a stable job, the upcoming sale of Cirque du Soleil from founder Guy…
  • May 4

    Mixed Reviews for the PATENT Act in the Senate

    Mixed Reviews for the PATENT Act in the Senate
    Microsoft applauded the introduction of the PATENT Act. Universities seem to be on the fence, recognizing that the Senate alternative is an improvement, but likely to support amendments. The Innovation Alliance opposes the bill, pointing…
Rank this Week: 5083

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • May 5

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide
    On April 24, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued new materials on Title IX. The materials include a Dear Colleague Letter to educational institutions, a letter to Title IX Coordinators…
  • Mar 30

    A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part 4: Climate Surveys, Training and Implementation

    A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part 4: Climate Surveys, Training and Implementation
    In this, our last, post on New York’s proposed sexual violence legislation, we focus briefly on three remaining aspects of the bill: climate surveys, training and implementation. Campus Surveys The legislation requires institutions to…
  • Mar 25

    Inside Higher Ed’s 2015 Survey of College & University President

    Inside Higher Ed&rsquo;s 2015 Survey of College &amp; University President
    Inside Higher Ed has issued its 2015 Survey  of institutional presidents and, as in years past, it makes for very interesting reading. The Survey is based on responses from 647 institutions, including 338 public institutions, 262 private…
Rank this Week: 1798

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
  • May 5

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-04

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-04
    Copyright law not extra territorial Levitin v. Sony Music Entertainment http://t.co/Oh9zaWIa7t -> ‘Blurred Lines’ Judge Asked to Grant New Trial | Billboard http://t.co/89o3xYuqkg -> Copyhpe Friday’s Endnotes –…
  • May 3

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating http://t.co/hB9PT7WW1L -> Russian hackers 'accessed Obama's unclassified emails' http://t.co/TNcfqmQgiO -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01
    Google's $160M charm offensive to European journalism http://t.co/tTF0o2eLJP -> NME News Music streaming website Grooveshark shuts down following copyright lawsuit http://t.co/08X8jymooA -> Judge gives Dotcom extra time – with a…
Rank this Week: 3072

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/
  • May 5

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA
    Margo Schlanger, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap, 6 Harv. Nat’l Sec. J. 112 (2015).Peter ShaneMargo Schlanger’s article, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency’s…
  • May 4

    Organ-izing Your Estate

    Organ-izing Your Estate
    Reid Kress Weisbord, Anatomical Intent, 124 Yale L.J.F. 117 (2014).Gerry W. BeyerProfessor Reid Kress Weisbord’s article astutely addresses the growing problem of demand outpacing supply for organ donations needed for lifesaving medical…
  • May 1

    The Symbiotic Relationship Between Privacy Law and Anti-Discrimination Law

    The Symbiotic Relationship Between Privacy Law and Anti-Discrimination Law
    Jessica L. Roberts, Protecting Privacy to Prevent Discrimination, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongJessica Roberts’ upcoming article, Protecting Privacy to Prevent Discrimination, explores the…
Rank this Week: 115

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 5

    CAN-SPAM Act – Dealing with Unsolicited Email

    CAN-SPAM Act – Dealing with Unsolicited Email
    If I meet you and you add me to your mailing list without asking my first, I’ll be annoyed but I’ll give you a few emails to show how you add value to my life. But if we’ve never met and you’re sending me unsolicited…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers Protect you during a Business Divorce

    Lawyers Protect you during a Business Divorce
    Over the last six months I’ve worked with a handful of companies that were experiencing major changes in regards to how the company is operating and who the owners are – usually resulting in one or more owners buying another one…
  • Apr 20

    The Enchanting Lawyer – How Lawyering Can Be

    The Enchanting Lawyer – How Lawyering Can Be
    My first speaking engagement during The Undeniable Tour was in Los Angeles; however, I purposefully started the trip in San Diego in part so I could meet Jacob Sapochnick of The Enchanting Lawyer Podcast in person. He has a firm in San Diego…
Rank this Week: 4025

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/
  • May 5

    Update: Effective Date Set for TIS Tweaked Tweak

    Update: Effective Date Set for TIS Tweaked Tweak
    Back in March we reported on a number of changes that the FCC had adopted with respect to its rules governing Travelers’ Information Stations. Those changes have now found their way into the Federal Register, so we all now know that the…
  • May 4

    Slants Route May Help Redskin

    Slants Route May Help Redskin
    Unusual developments in Federal Circuit trademark case bode well for Dan Snyder and company. For years the NFL franchise associated with Washington, D.C. has been a laughingstock on a number of fronts. Image-wise, both on the field and off,…
  • May 1

    The FCC Raises the Curtain on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    The FCC Raises the Curtain on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    Shared use of 3.5 GHz band promises greater efficiency, but much work still needs to be done before operations can begin. In a move described by the Commissioners as a “significant step forward” (Chairman Wheeler), history-making…
Rank this Week: 3831

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Wrapped up: Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd

    Wrapped up: Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd
    Not all patented inventions are high tech. The title of the patent in Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd. and Others  [2015] EWHC 842 (IPEC) (1 April 2015) was "Mailer with self-adhesive closure".…
  • Apr 24

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki
    Jane Lambert The first claimant. Intercity Telecom Limited ("Intercity"), is one of the largest independent communications service providers in UK. The second, Modern Operations Limited ("Modern"). employs…
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
Rank this Week: 2273

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 4

    Keeping Up With Kyle Ba

    Keeping Up With Kyle Ba
    In the few weeks since I first wrote about Kyle Bass and the Coalition for Affordable Drugs he formed to challenge Orange Book-listed patents that he believes “have little value other than to drive up prescription drug…
  • Apr 29

    Why The Grace Period Restoration Act Is A Bad Idea

    Why The Grace Period Restoration Act Is A Bad Idea
    Representatives Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Conyers (D-MI) have introduced the “Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015″ (H.R. 1791) to “correct the drafting problem in the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act relating to the grace…
  • Apr 27

    Biosig Claims Pass Reasonable Certainty Test

    Biosig Claims Pass Reasonable Certainty Test
    In its decision on remand from the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit once again held the Biosig patent claims not indefinite, reversing the district court decision to the contrary. The decision came in Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus,…
Rank this Week: 1043

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 4

    Important Drug Discoveries in Medicine

    Important Drug Discoveries in Medicine
    Aris Grigoriou of Study Medicine Europe Ltd. has created an infographic that describes several important drug discoveries.
  • May 3

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Horizon Pharma Ireland Ltd. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-03051; filed April 30, 2015 in the District Court of New…
  • May 3

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    May 5, 2015 - "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) May 12, 2015 - "Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • May 4

    DDR Holdings Saves Patent-Eligibility of SMS Messaging Claim

    DDR Holdings Saves Patent-Eligibility of SMS Messaging Claim
    Surviving a patent-eligibility challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101 were patent claims drawn to a “method of using a computer system to facilitate two-way communication between a mobile device and an Internet server.” Messaging…
  • May 2

    A Reminder That Website Agreements Are Usually Enforceable

    A Reminder That Website Agreements Are Usually Enforceable
    Long before the Internet, courts were not reluctant to enforce adhesion contracts. This willingness is one thing the Internet age has not changed.  A good reminder – and lessons for parties seeking to enforce, as well as users wary…
  • Apr 29

    The PTAB Can Be Aggressive in Raising Patent-Eligibility Under Alice

    The PTAB Can Be Aggressive in Raising Patent-Eligibility Under Alice
    Entering a new ground of rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, deciding an ex parte appeal, applied Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l. to hold that claims directed to a system and method for…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
  • May 4

    Rise of the Machines or Minimum Wage?

    Rise of the Machines or Minimum Wage?
    In the past, the federal government proposed a national hike to the minimum wage, from $7.25 to $10.10, a 40% increase. More recently, Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to increase federal pay by 66% to $12 an hour by 2020. This…
  • Apr 15

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?
    Suffixes of web domain names are sometimes used to give negative feedback for certain companies.  For example, “.fail” and “.gripe” are two that are live on the internet currently, and someone pay purchase a…
  • Apr 13

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch
    Stingrays are powerful surveillance tools that government agencies have been using for at least several years. Roughly the size of a small suitcase, Stingrays work by mimicking the operation of a cell tower. Unbeknownst to the user, a…
Rank this Week: 4634

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment
    Well, that's an alphabet soup.  Here are our reply comments to the opposition from DVDCSS and the MPAA et al. Notably, while opponents assert that remix videos are infringing, they don't oppose extension of the existing…
  • May 4

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure
    Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, 2015 WL 1931142, No. 5:14–cv–117 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015) Relax, we'll be here for a while. Vermont passed a law, Act 120, requiring that manufacturers and retailers identify…
  • May 4

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap
    Farmgirl Flowers, Inc. v. Bloom That, Inc., No. 14-CV-05657, 2015 WL 1939424 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2015)Farmgirl, a San Francisco-based florist selling locally farmed arrangements, sought a preliminary injunction against competitor Bloom That…
Rank this Week: 56

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 4

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
  • May 1

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast
    According to Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry has received a patent for the Azerbaijan breakfast brand. According to the Minister: “The new brand will be introduced in several hotels for the first time…
  • Apr 28

    Video Response to John Oliver’s Rant Against Patent Troll

    Video Response to John Oliver’s Rant Against Patent Troll
    Last week, John Oliver on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. During Sunday’s episode, Oliver went after so-called “patent trolls,” companies whose sole mission is to purchase patents covering broad ideas who…
Rank this Week: 664

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/
  • May 4

    Take Control of Worry

    Take Control of Worry
    Take Control of Worry What worries you about your finance? Are you worried that you are making financial mistakes that will affect your future? Do you worry about losing your job, unexpected emergencies, running out of money, paying taxes or…
  • Apr 24

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money
    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money Most people assume that Social Security will take care of them when they retire; however, some things that people do jeopardize the amount of their Social Security benefit because they do not fully…
  • Apr 15

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History
    According to a 2012 study sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, baby boomers and senior citizens considered family values and family history among the most important things that you can pass on to your children. Most of…
Rank this Week: 4178

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/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 482

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 4012

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 754

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
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
  • Apr 30

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation
    As we previously advised clients, on November 4 Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure entitling employees to earned sick leave, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued…
  • Apr 28

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con
    MBBP is proud to sponsor TiE Startup Con, taking place at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, May 1st. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit, global community supporting entrepreneurs all over the world by offering education,…
Rank this Week: 1373

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • May 4

    Successful Transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification System

    Successful Transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification System
    Blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino On January 1, 2015, the USPTO successfully transitioned to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system from the United States Patent Classification (USPC) system. The CPC is a…
  • Apr 10

    First Patent Quality Summit – a Productive Discussion with the Public

    First Patent Quality Summit &ndash; a Productive Discussion with the Public
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee At the end of March, the USPTO engaged in a productive exchange of ideas with the public on patent quality. We held an unprecedented…
  • Apr 9

    Implementing Executive Actions to Further Improve our Patent System

    Implementing Executive Actions to Further Improve our Patent System
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee We’ve been working on a number of exciting initiatives at the USPTO that will benefit most of you. These programs all support…
Rank this Week: 507

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: 1770

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • May 4

    Stepping back from sharing

    Stepping back from sharing
    The announcement from Elsevier about its new policies regarding author rights was a masterpiece of doublespeak, proclaiming that the company was “unleashing the power of sharing” while in fact tying up sharing in as many leashes…
  • Apr 30

    Copyright follie

    Copyright follie
    The joy of being a copyright specialist is the amazing array of cool, beautiful, and profound things that make up the raw material of what we do.  It is a privilege to be granted even a tiny window into the creativity of the many people…
  • Apr 27

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling
    It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings.  The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after…
Rank this Week: 556

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
  • May 4

    Stoll Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary

    Stoll Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary
    On April 23, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an Executive Business Meeting of the Full Committee. On the agenda were three judicial nominations, including the nomination of Kara Stoll to the United States Court of Appeals for…
  • Apr 22

    Urban and Residential Living in a World with Climate Change

    Urban and Residential Living in a World with Climate Change
    The theme for Earth Day 2015 revolves around climate change. Our lifestyles can have the effect of contributing to increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a major symptom and causal effect of climate change. For example, urban areas…
  • Apr 21

    A Greener Footprint with Carbon Capture and Next Generation Energy Production

    A Greener Footprint with Carbon Capture and Next Generation Energy Production
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, more than 22,000 partner organizations and more than one billion people in 192 different countries will honor the 45th annual Earth Day. According to organizers, this will be the world’s…
Rank this Week: 4650

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/
Rank this Week: 3675

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?
  • May 1

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego
    Here are a few items to keep you occupied on the way to the INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego. If you'd like to get together, meet me in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis on Sunday at noon. I'll be the guy holding an orange stress ball in each…
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal
    The USPTO has filed a motion for leave to intervene [here] in the pending 4th Circuit appeal from the E.D. Virginia's recent FLANAX decision.  The district court reversed the TTAB by holding that because Bayer never used the mark FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 369

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2860

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 4

    Some News from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Some News from the U.S. Copyright Office
    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Its Online Fair Use IndexThe U.S. Copyright Office recently published online its Fair Use Index. It explains on its site that “[t]he goal of the Index is to make the principles and application of fair use…
  • May 3

    It's clearly time for coalitions and comment - as copyright reform looms on both sides of the Atlantic

    It's clearly time for coalitions and comment - as copyright reform looms on both sides of the Atlantic
    Along with the U.S., Japan, Canada and Australia (amongst many others), the European Union is currently looking to reform its copyright laws and in January 2014 launched a public consultation. And there is MUCH to ralk about and many…
  • May 2

    Mind The Gap: songwriters unsettled as 'Uptown Funk' gets five more writer

    Mind The Gap: songwriters unsettled as 'Uptown Funk' gets five more writer
    The fallout from the 'Blurred Lines' verdict in favour of the Gaye family and the $7.4 million in damages awarded against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" continues with news…
Rank this Week: 1176

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/
  • May 4

    Songs About Twitter

    Songs About Twitter
    Dear Rich: I'm a composer looking to set texts from blog/Facebook/Twitter posts. Probably 20-30 words from each post, woven together in a musical work. My question is are posts made on social media sites considered public domain? If not,…
  • Apr 29

    Hockey History Book: What Can I Use?

    Hockey History Book: What Can I Use?
    Dear Rich: I am writing a hockey history book and would love to include photos of players and memorabilia, but I don't know how I can do this while keeping my costs low, and making sure I don't use someone else's photos illegally. What if,…
  • Apr 27

    Generic Soccer Ball

    Generic Soccer Ball
    Dear Rich: (1) My understanding is that word the "soccerball is in public domain and can't be registered as a trademark, am I right? (2) What about if someone invents a sport? Does the inventor of the sport get trademark rights? (1)…
Rank this Week: 1723