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Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 165

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 2

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set
    Back in December I reported on the Final Rule and Order adopted by the Copyright Royalty Board in its Webcasting IV proceeding (official name: “Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Webcasting Digital…
  • May 1

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard
    ATSC-designed transmission system promises lots of upside, minimal downside – as long as the FCC and marketplace cooperate. The broadcast television industry is resilient. Its core over-the-air technology was fundamentally changed with…
  • May 1

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
Rank this Week: 2179

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 2

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come
    Just one day before a parliamentary commission is expected to recommend making such measures an explicit and permanent part of Brazilian law, Brazilians are getting a taste of what it feels like when ISPs can be ordered to block Internet…
  • May 2

    Why Releasing Text Isn't Enough: Behind the Scenes of TTIP

    Why Releasing Text Isn't Enough: Behind the Scenes of TTIP
    Today the draft text of the U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), was leaked by Greenpeace Netherlands. The leak reveals for the first time the current state of the text of 15 chapters…
  • May 2

    Uma bateria de perigosas propostas contra o cibercrime ainda pendem sobre o Brasil

    Uma bateria de perigosas propostas contra o cibercrime ainda pendem sobre o Brasil
    Ativistas de direitos digitais em todo o Brasil seguraram o fôlego ontem, enquanto a Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito sobre Cibercrimes (CPICIBER) debateria se enviaria seu relatório à Câmara dos…
Rank this Week: 1035

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: 82

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
  • Apr 11

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A Golf Player’s Glove Inventors: Edward S Nunn  Description: Edward Nunn, seemingly patented one of the first, if not the…
Rank this Week: 3236

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?
    ForeignPolicy reports an incident of plagiarism at the Naval War College, which apparently ended differentlythan the Walsh incident at the Army War College.See How not to handle plagiarism: An example from the Naval War CollegeAccording to…
  • May 2

    Nvidia, Samsung settle their patent infringement law suit

    Nvidia, Samsung settle their patent infringement law suit
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, May 2, 2016:Nvidia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. agreed to settle competing patent lawsuits between the two companies, the companies said Monday.In the fall of 2014, Nvidia and Samsung filed…
  • May 1

    TIME magazine finds Princeton, NJ is number one in patents per capita

    TIME magazine finds Princeton, NJ is number one in patents per capita
    From the story in TIMEWhen factoring in population size and number of patents over the last forty years, Princeton, N.J., is America’s most genius city, according to TIME’s exclusive ranking. It’s there that advancements…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 277

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Service provider response

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Service provider response
    Session 2: Notice-and-Takedown Process—Service Provider Response and Counter-Notifications  Official description: Handling of and response to notices, including timing and notices from high-volume senders; sending and handling of…
  • May 2

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Notice and Takedown

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Notice and Takedown
    A couple of introductory thoughts: There are over 20 panelists per hour and a half panel.  The math on that is not good in terms of substantive contributions, even if no one rolls out their talking points at all in response to specific…
  • May 1

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation
    Andrew Tutt   Choosing Between Approaches to First Amendment Interpretation  Discussant: Vince Blasi Fundamental questions of the options in interpretive methodology and criteria for choosing among them.  Main…
Rank this Week: 280

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 66

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Top Patentees in the First Quarter of 2016

    Top Patentees in the First Quarter of 2016
    WHAT THESE CHARTS MEANThese charts show the most active patentees in U.S. district court cases during the first quarter of 2016 by the number of cases and the number of accusations asserted in those cases. In the first quarter of 2016,…
  • May 2

    Orders Denying § 101 Challenges for Failure to Show a Lack of Inventive Concept

    Orders Denying § 101 Challenges for Failure to Show a Lack of Inventive Concept
    The most common reason § 101 challenges fail is a failure to establish the first step of the Alice analysis, that the challenged claims are directed to an abstract idea or some other patent ineligible subject matter. However, eighteen…
  • May 2

    Geographical Data Display Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Geographical Data Display Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's geographical data display patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the asserted claims did not lack an inventive concept. "The…
Rank this Week: 760

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • May 2

    Productivity Commission reports on IP (in draft)

    Productivity Commission reports on IP (in draft)
    The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia's Intellectual Property Arrangements.
  • Apr 20

    Canada’s IP and antitrust enforcement guideline

    Canada’s IP and antitrust enforcement guideline
    The Canadian Competition Bureau has published updated guidelines relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the antitrust (competition) rules.
  • Apr 19

    Primary Health Care is not registrable as a trade mark

    Primary Health Care is not registrable as a trade mark
    You will probably not be surprised to discover that PRIMARY HEALTH CARE is not registrable as a trade mark. You may, however, be surprised that the successful challenger was the Commonwealth of Australia. Primary Health Care Limited (PHC)…
Rank this Week: 3667

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
Rank this Week: 175

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: 570

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
Rank this Week: 118

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/
Rank this Week: 1359

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • May 2

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement
    On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 797 F.3d 1020 (Fed. Cir., August 2015) (“Akamai IV”), cert. denied, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 2768.  The Court declined…
  • Apr 25

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin 2014 decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. and Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. attorney’s fees awards are becoming more common in patent…
  • Apr 15

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham act bars the registration of “scandalous, immoral or disparaging trademarks.” The USPTO has used this applied this provision to refuse the registration of marks such as F**K PROJECT, PORNO JESUS,…
Rank this Week: 1527

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • May 2

    Lidera UNAM solicitudes de patentes por universidades y centros de investigación

    Lidera UNAM solicitudes de patentes por universidades y centros de investigación
    FUENTE: AGENCIA ID En promedio, cada año solicita 318 patentes y se le otorgan 104 De las solicitudes de patentes que por parte de mexicanos se presentan anualmente en el país, el 54 por ciento de ellas corresponde a…
  • May 2

    Innovación en cemento y materiales para la construcción

    Innovación en cemento y materiales para la construcción
    AUTOR: Carmen Baéz FUENTE:  AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Considerada hoy como un gigante de la construcción en México y en el mundo, la…
  • May 2

    RESERVAS DE DERECHOS

    RESERVAS DE DERECHOS
    FUENTE: César Aranda Bonilla, cesar_mah9@hotmail.com, Millan|Aranda, Propiedad Intelectual, Derecho Corporativo www.lawmexico.net, Ciudad de México   Concepto.   De acuerdo con la Ley Federal…
Rank this Week: 547

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • May 2

    Website Terms of Use: Out With the Old

    Website Terms of Use: Out With the Old
    In this final portion of my video on website terms of use, I offer practical tips on best practices for updating and modifying online agreements. For more information on this subject, see my earlier video post on Website Terms of Use: Check…
  • Apr 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    A lawsuit alleges this Snapchat feature is making driving even more dangerous, and it’s not texting or instant messaging. This state is considering imposing hefty fines on jurors who post information to social media about the lawsuits…
  • Apr 29

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we discuss what a company can do…
Rank this Week: 4469

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/
Rank this Week: 1452

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 2

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?
    After returning from a great set of collaborative meetings with other members of the Executive Leadership Board at the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, let’s say, we’re now looking forward to AIPLA’s Spring…
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
Rank this Week: 87

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 483

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 2

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV
    Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Now get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses (Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright and Photography and the Law:…
  • Apr 29

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph
    Most photographers realize the importance of registering the copyrights to your photographs. What’s also important is to register them correctly and to maximize the potential for damages if infringed. David Oppenheimer is a professional…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3905

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 2

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV
    Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Now get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses (Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright and Photography and the Law:…
  • Apr 29

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph
    Most photographers realize the importance of registering the copyrights to your photographs. What’s also important is to register them correctly and to maximize the potential for damages if infringed. David Oppenheimer is a professional…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 1706

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 2

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import
    On September 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a final rule that allows for increased information sharing between CBP and trademark owners in cases of importation of merchandise suspected of bearing…
  • Apr 29

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court
    While football teams and fans across the country are gearing up for this weekend’s NFL draft, the Washington Redskins will be preparing for another potential showdown—this one at the Supreme Court. The Redskins petitioned the high…
  • Apr 29

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be
    On 9 March 2016 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in an appeal concerning the alleged infringement of Magmatic’s Community Registered Design (RCD) for a ride-on suitcase, known in the market as the “Trunki”. The…
Rank this Week: 1076

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 2

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import
    On September 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a final rule that allows for increased information sharing between CBP and trademark owners in cases of importation of merchandise suspected of bearing…
  • Apr 29

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court
    While football teams and fans across the country are gearing up for this weekend’s NFL draft, the Washington Redskins will be preparing for another potential showdown—this one at the Supreme Court. The Redskins petitioned the high…
  • Apr 29

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be
    On 9 March 2016 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in an appeal concerning the alleged infringement of Magmatic’s Community Registered Design (RCD) for a ride-on suitcase, known in the market as the “Trunki”. The…
Rank this Week: 1253

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 2

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet
    43(B)log: FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarieshttps://t.co/euYVIU1N9Z — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 2, 2016 The IPKat: Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?…
  • Apr 30

    Camouflage Trade Dre

    Camouflage Trade Dre
    CRYE v. DUROWould've liked to see discussion whether there can be protectable trade dress in a camoflage patternhttps://t.co/kF0jDU0gL8 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 30, 2016
  • Apr 29

    Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Useful summary of DTSA:Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets ActPatently-O https://t.co/8n4Q9sUaKv — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 29, 2016 Ex Parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets ActEric GoldmanSSRN…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
  • Apr 29

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.
      By Beth St. Clair  What would you do if someone built a robot version of you?  It happened to Scarlett Johansson. A graphic designer from Hong Kong spent over a year, and $50,000, to build a robot in her likeness. While the…
  • Apr 27

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    By Jason Liu Despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropping its case against Apple, (as covered in this earlier post), the same legal arguments were salient before the House Energy and Commerce Committee (Committee).  On April…
Rank this Week: 1919

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 2

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)
    The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures, CBS studios and the producers of the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" just keeps giving. And this week the not for profit Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support…
  • Apr 28

    The CopyKat.

    The CopyKat.
    The decade-long legal fight over Google’s effort to create a digital library of millions of books is finally over ... the Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge from authors who had argued that the tech giant’s project was…
  • Apr 22

    Richard Hooper to stand down as Chairman of the Copyright Hub

    Richard Hooper to stand down as Chairman of the Copyright Hub
    The 1709 Blog has just learned that Richard Hooper, currently the Chairman of the Copyright Hub, has decided to leave his position.According to the relevant press release:"Today, at the WIPO conference The Global Digital Content…
Rank this Week: 686

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 2

    Supreme Court to Review (and likely Reject) Laches as a Defense in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court to Review (and likely Reject) Laches as a Defense in Patent Infringement Case
    by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has granted SCA Hygeine’s petition for writ of certiorari with merits briefing over the summer and a likely fall 2016 hearing on the question: Whether and to what extent the defense of laches may bar a…
  • Apr 29

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Joseph Herndon: Qualtrics v. OpinionLab Steve Brachmann: IP Litigation Report Shows Downward Trends In Patent, File Sharing Copyright And IPR Cases Eric Caligiuri: Court Orders Plaintiff To Pay Defendants’ $8 Million In Attorney’s…
  • Apr 29

    Federal Circuit Continues Broad Venue Allowance in Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Continues Broad Venue Allowance in Patent Case
    by Dennis Crouch In its petition for writ of mandamus, TC Heartland raised a set of interesting venue and personal jurisdiction claims – basically arguing that both the statute and Supreme Court precedent strongly limit where patent…
Rank this Week: 284

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3135

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • May 2

    New Jersey Follows Federal Circuit in Finding Jurisdiction Over Hatch-Waxman Defendant

    New Jersey Follows Federal Circuit in Finding Jurisdiction Over Hatch-Waxman Defendant
    We recently reported on the Federal Circuit’s holdings in Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Mylan Pharm. Inc. and AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharm., Inc., where it held that Mylan was subject to jurisdiction in Delaware because…
  • Apr 6

    Alabama District Court Orders TTAB to Vacate Precedential Decision

    Alabama District Court Orders TTAB to Vacate Precedential Decision
    Last year’s Supreme Court's decision in B&B Hardware raised the stakes in opposition proceedings when it stated that TTAB rulings may have preclusive effects in subsequent federal district court litigation. As litigants and…
  • Apr 5

    Interesting Trends in Establishing Personal Jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation

    Interesting Trends in Establishing Personal Jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation
    Last week the Federal Circuit handed down one of its more anticipated decisions regarding jurisdiction in cases brought under 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(2) (aka Hatch-Waxman or ANDA litigation). In its holding, the Federal Circuit stated that a…
Rank this Week: 2556

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 2

    CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE

    CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE
    By:Tara Swaminatha (Reposted from IPT News Q1 2016)   Cyberattacks on businesses and developments in cybersecurity law took prominent places on the world’s front pages in 2015. As 2016 unfolds, we are not seeing an abatement…
  • Apr 26

    IP Australia releases 2016 IP report

    IP Australia releases 2016 IP report
    Authored by Melinda Upton IP Australia, the body governing IP in Australia, has released its 2016 Intellectual Property Report. The report aims to promote awareness of IP rights and discuss the latest IP statistics. The report shows that in…
  • Apr 15

    GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGE: WEBINAR RECORDING ON EU TRADEMARK REFORM AVAILABLE

    GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGE: WEBINAR RECORDING ON EU TRADEMARK REFORM AVAILABLE
    European trademark law is currently undergoing the most fundamental changes since the introduction of the Community trademark system. In late 2015, the European Parliament approved a reform package consisting of an amended European Union…
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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: 523

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • May 2

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their preferences. However, as the technologies and techniques used by companies and…
  • Apr 28

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16
    Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for Internet of…
  • Apr 25

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?
    A Chicago law firm has challenged Jay-Z and Kanye West, filing a class action complaint for violations of the California Business & Professions Code, fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment in the Northern District of California. The…
Rank this Week: 1888

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred
    SECOND CIRCUIT - COPYRIGHT LAW - COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP - SOUND RECORDINGS - ACCRUAL OF COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP CLAIMS - ATTORNEYS FEES - MUSIC LAWIf you think you are a co-owner of a copyrighted work, when do you need to speak…
  • Apr 28

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi
    When a plaintiff sues you for copyright infringement but does not attach the allegedly infringed materials to the complaint, but refers to the materials in the complaint, can you move to dismiss the complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) of the…
  • Apr 23

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!
     $245Live Broadcast on May 5, 2016This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject…
Rank this Week: 681

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 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01
    Toronto author sends copy of Anne Frank's Diary to German pirate, after copyright complaints https://t.co/ztQfUSf3wv -> Toronto author sends Anne Frank's diary to German politician after copyright complaints https://t.co/9KxvMprXGO ->…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-23 https://t.co/aazIdIbz2G -> Top News Stories for Today – April 23 https://t.co/B5DyddqEdw -> Jaron Lanier: Big Tech is worse than Big Oil https://t.co/WzqaonoUab -> Canadian…
  • Apr 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29
    Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption https://t.co/Cyzh8x6l1y -> U.S. judge asked to recognize Klingon as real language https://t.co/7okbwLR9T0 -> Competition…
Rank this Week: 1029

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.** Paint it VantablackIs it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour - the "blackest black ever"? Alberto Bellan introduces…
  • May 1

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit
    Account of profits in trade mark infringement and passing off cases? The IPKat is delighted to host a guest contribution by Simon Chapman (Lewis Silkin) on this very topic and on a case (Jack Wills v House of Fraser) in which he and…
  • Apr 29

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
Rank this Week: 64

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
Rank this Week: 422

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 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
Rank this Week: 522

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical
    The Board rendered a split decision in this opposition to registration of the marks MINIMELTS and MINI-MELTS for "pharmaceutical preparations for use as an expectorant." It dismissed opposer's Section 2(d) claim of likely confusion with the…
  • Apr 30

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (III) oral hearings for the month of May, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these…
  • Apr 29

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse
    The Board affirmed two refusals of the mark HOUSEBOAT BLOB for "Inflatable float mattresses or pads for recreational use, namely, mattresses and pads from which the user may be launched into the air and onto a body of water; Inflatable…
Rank this Week: 144

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 2

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording
    May 2, 2016 — The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) recently announced that it will pursue the licensing of sound recording rights exploited by users in all commercial and public settings in Nigeria.  This announcement…
  • May 1

    Man Sentenced to 5 years Imprisonment for Sale of Fake Drug

    Man Sentenced to 5 years Imprisonment for Sale of Fake Drug
    May 1, 2016 — A Federal High Court sitting in Delta State on Friday sentenced a man Paul Osita, to five years imprisonment for possession and distribution of fake drugs. Paul Osita (the Accused) was... The post Man Sentenced to 5 years…
  • Apr 14

    IP Lawyers Speakers Series: Interview with Nigerian Copyright Commission Prosecutor, Lawrence Nnoli

    IP Lawyers Speakers Series: Interview with Nigerian Copyright Commission Prosecutor, Lawrence Nnoli
    This week’s IP Lawyers Speakers Series guest is Mr. Lawrence Nnoli, a Criminal Law Lawyer and a Prosecutor with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). He has several years of experience in diverse areas of law including…
Rank this Week: 3207

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • May 2

    Another decision in the ongoing fur-technology strifes in Denmark

    Another decision in the ongoing fur-technology strifes in Denmark
    In its decision of 28 January 2016, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court rendered judgement in a matter between Minkpapir A/S and Jasopels A/S. The main question was whether the conditions for granting an interim injunction pursuant to…
  • Apr 29

    If you ever decide to get into the pearl thong business, make sure that your pearl thongs are as good as the patented ones…

    If you ever decide to get into the pearl thong business, make sure that your pearl thongs are as good as the patented ones…
    According to article 66 of the Spanish Patents Act, in case of moral damages the patent owner will be entitled to compensation even if the existence of an economic damage has not been proven. In addition, according to article 68 “the…
  • Apr 28

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?
    The most interesting aspect of patent litigation is that it gives one the opportunity to learn from a wide array of different technologies. A recent judgment of 15 January 2016 from the Court of Appeal of Madrid (Section 28) dealt with patent…
Rank this Week: 2889

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric
    By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use in FY2017 and that the Office…
  • May 1

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 4, 2016 - "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 4, 2016 - "Protection 360: The interplay between patent protection, licensing, and trade secret…
  • Apr 30

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 10-12, 2016 in Chicago, IL, on June 15-17, 2016 in New York, NY, and on July…
Rank this Week: 68

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    T2227/11 : niveau de preuve dans le cas de citations Internet

    T2227/11 : niveau de preuve dans le cas de citations Internet
    Je remercie le lecteur qui me signale cette intéressante décision. L'aspect le plus important de cette décision porte sur le niveau de preuve à appliquer dans le cas de divulgations sur internet. La division…
  • Apr 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    US5498162 1. A process for demonstrating a lifting technique to a person, the process comprising the steps of: providing a substantially rectangular box in a first stationary position on a ground surface, the box having an internal storage…
  • Apr 24

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur(e) brevets H/F SATT PARIS-SACLAY – URGENT  Rattachement hiérarchique : Responsable du Pôle Affaires publiques et juridiques Lieu de travail : Orsay Statut et Type de contrat :…
Rank this Week: 4313

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • May 1

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report
    Related Posts:Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit ReportAbout Lara & Brand GeekPublicationsTermsBeing a B in Good Company
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
Rank this Week: 946