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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 72

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 77

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability
    It's catch-up time again as the impossible quest to keep abreast of all the major IP rulings continues and this Kat gets the feeling that he is not so much making progress as merely chasing his tail.  Case C‑205/13 Hauck GmbH…
  • Oct 21

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling
    Obviousness and common general knowledge are features of patent law that are of very limited application, if any at all, in most other areas of intellectual property.  For this reason it all too often happens that Katposts on these…
  • Oct 20

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of having given tutorials for the UK patent attorney…
Rank this Week: 82

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 20

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

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

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01309; filed October 15, 2014 in the District Court of…
  • Oct 19

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 21, 2014 - "Recent Judicial Decisions Impacting Technology Licensing" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 to 11:15 am (CT) October 21, 2014 - "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use for Pre- and Post-AIA -- Correcting Errors…
Rank this Week: 88

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 124

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    I DON’T GET IT

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

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer
    A brand owner’s non-traditional trademark application will sometimes gain the critical attention of multiple direct competitors. Gibson Guitar’s unlucky number is apparently fifteen. Last Thursday, Gibson’s guitar…
  • Oct 17

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?
    As we start to think about welcoming in the weekend, why don’t we all hum this Pure Prairie League tune, while viewing this image and reading this very brief blog post: As this image (that I snapped this morning) shows, the skyway in…
Rank this Week: 126

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Oct 16

    Court Notice Scam

    Court Notice Scam
    We are all victims. Did you recently receive an email like this? Subject: Notice of appearance From: Notice to Appear (online_support347@mitpatentlawyers.com) Date: Mon 10/13/14 6:40 PM To: [redacted] Attachment: Note_5814_copy.zip (104.0 KB)…
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
Rank this Week: 129

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
Rank this Week: 138

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 17

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist
    As I’ve pointed out elsewhere here, the adoption of the AIA has created various issues for existing prosecution bars: if you are using a pre-AIA form, consider whether it applies to the new post-grant proceedings.  Courts are…
Rank this Week: 137

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
  • Oct 8

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption
    With the recently-introduced iOS 8, Apple has switched to a encrypting a much larger amount of user data by default. Matt Green has provided an excellent initial look at a technical levelandbig-picture leveland Apple has recently released a…
Rank this Week: 145

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

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

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

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge
    The USPTO has announced the selection of Cheryl S. Goodman as an Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:Cheryl Goodman has been an Interlocutory Attorney for the TTAB for over fourteen years. Her tenure as an…
  • Oct 20

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Four Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Four Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge state that the outcomes of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Try your adjudicatory skills on these four…
Rank this Week: 219

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 20

    Twick or tweet?

    Twick or tweet?
    No, it’s not quite October 31st — that scary, creepy night when you’re so afraid of what’s out there that, if you’re LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, you close all the blinds …  lock the door……
  • Oct 7

    Caveat Animator

    Caveat Animator
    [A woman] has filed a lawsuit claiming that Disney’s animated film about [a princess, her magical sister, and their talking snowman] took elements from her 2010 autobiography…. Court documents [include] a list of 18…
  • Oct 6

    Turn the other one? Or liberty? Or death?

    Turn the other one? Or liberty? Or death?
    Originally posted 2009-04-23 11:46:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter“Trademark” is not a verb. Right — we will resolve these all here and now.  Key issues.  Fish or cut bait.  Or we most assuredly will all…
Rank this Week: 222

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

    Art & Law in Chicago
    Our friends at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago sent me an announcement for their 6th Annual Symposium that is taking place in a couple weeks. The theme this time is "Art Meets Law: The Intersection of Art and Intellectual Property"…
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
  • Oct 17

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!
    Well, this is a surprise: broadcast network CBS has announced it too will offer a subscription service. This is good news and bad news. First, it's good that CBS is figuring out the same logic that finally hit HBO: significant (if not all)…
Rank this Week: 218

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    No Mean

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

    Bad Medium

    Bad Medium
    EMD Millipore sued Allpure over its device to put "a medium" into and get out of a jar (6,032,543). It lost in summary judgment, for noninfringement, owing to prosecution estoppel. It's easy to tell how lame the assertion was when the…
  • Sep 10

    Unobtrusive Manner

    Unobtrusive Manner
    invigorated standard of indefiniteness inaugurated by the Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig. In an unobtrusive manner, the appeals court affirmed invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), based upon claiming "an unobtrusive manner." …
Rank this Week: 230

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 238

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

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

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 257

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Oct 10

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

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

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)
    * United States v. Valle, 2014 WL 2980256 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2014). The highly unusual facts of this case reflect the Internet age in which we live. To prove the kidnapping conspiracy alleged in Count One, the Government relied on...
  • Oct 8

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015
    We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University…
Rank this Week: 266

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 294

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 315

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

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

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction
    Cascades Computer Innovation, LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Nos. 11 C 4574 & 11 C 6235, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 14, 2014) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted in part defendants Samsung’s and HTC’s motions for summary judgment…
  • Oct 15

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause
    FarmedHere, LLC v. Just Greens, LLC d/b/a AeroFarm Systems, LLC, No. 14 C 370, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. June 16, 2014) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant AeroFarm’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(3) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 326

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
  • Oct 13

    Registering Trademark Without First Obtaining Corresponding Domain Name

    Registering Trademark Without First Obtaining Corresponding Domain Name
    Complainant who registers a  trademarks without first obtaining corresponding domain name has no actionable claim against respondent already holding that domain name, at least under the UDRP as traditionally applied. What is meant by…
  • Oct 9

    Choice of Law: Characterization of Facts Determines the Outcome

    Choice of Law: Characterization of Facts Determines the Outcome
    Published on the Resolution Roundtable Blog, sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, October 7, 2014. Although there may be no disagreement about the facts, what law applies often depends on how the…
  • Oct 8

    No Consensus for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    No Consensus for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    There is no consensus for reverse domain name hijacking; rather, there is a diversity of views about the conduct that would support it. Rule 15(e) authorizes the Panel “to declare in its decision that the complaint was brought in bad…
Rank this Week: 318

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
Rank this Week: 314

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 311

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 348

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
  • Aug 25

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Jul 15

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

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 401

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 21

    The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

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

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

    A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development
    Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly hybrid device. These batteries, which could achieve a length of charge…
  • Oct 20

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric
    In viewing Fujitsu’s recently filed patent applications, we saw a multitude of inventions in the field of information processing, whether for the analysis of computing processes or virtualization of computing resources on physical…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 419

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Oct 17

    Recent Tweeted Decision

    Recent Tweeted Decision
    Smith v. MIKKI MORE A sordid tale of independent contractor and copyright http://t.co/4ceIJLanRw — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 17, 2014 WISH ATLANTA v. CONTEXTLOGIC 1% of sales and some suppliers in Georgia sufficient for…
  • Oct 8

    MYRA v Barack Obama (well, US Treasury, really)

    MYRA v Barack Obama (well, US Treasury, really)
    Plaintiff uses MYRA to promote retirement accounts. Barack Obama promoted the myRA retirement account in his State of the Union address. Plaintiff sues US Treasury for trademark infringement. In two minutes of Googling I found that there is a…
  • Oct 6

    Call for Papers: INTA trademark scholarship symposium

    Call for Papers: INTA trademark scholarship symposium
    The International Trademark Association (“INTA”) is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium during the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The Symposium will take place on Monday, May 4,…
Rank this Week: 427

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: I read recently that music stars Robin Thicke, Pharrell “Hat” Williams and Clifford “TI” Harris Jr. have sued the late Marvin Gaye’s kids. Thicke and his buddies, according to the news, claim that they…
  • Sep 30

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer

    LWH Scores Another Success Against Domainer
    Lipton, Weinberger & Husick (“LWH”) recently scored another success against domainer, Marchex, Inc.  Here’s some background. Domainers – those who speculate in domain names – set up web sites for…
  • Sep 30

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”

    Commentary: Queen of Hearts: “Off with His Head!”
    Readers may recall that in our July newsletter we reported on the wonderland Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. The offspring of the mischief that decision created have now formed a deluge of cases during the past month and a half…
Rank this Week: 453

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 501

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

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

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…
    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are Important in China | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1r5lSFb © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Oct 21

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…
    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1tGOXgQ – bldg that size, took 6 yrs to move furniture © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 20

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…
    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks bit.ly/1x2WdR1 – not sure here who is pot & who is kettle © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 463

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

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

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction
    The court granted defendant's motion to limit the number of asserted claims from nearly 800 to the limits under the Federal Circuit Advisory Committee Model Order (first 32, then 16 claims) before claim construction. "This Court rejects…
  • Oct 17

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award
    The court denied in part defendant's motion for discovery sanctions and further reduced the award by another one-third for defendant's overreaching. "The Court agrees with Plaintiff that the amount of fees that [defendant] requests in its…
  • Oct 16

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence
    The court denied both parties' motions to exclude testimony from their damages experts. "[T]he Court acknowledges that [plaintiff's damages expert's] testimony contains a greater degree of speculation than might ordinarily be required to pass…
Rank this Week: 534

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

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

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

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Le Groupe Saint-Gobain recherche pour son Département Propriété Industrielle rattaché à Saint-Gobain Recherche (Aubervilliers), deux ingénieurs brevet confirmés, dans les domaines de la…
  • Oct 14

    T786/11 : déménagement

    T786/11 : déménagement
    L'Intimée contestait le fait que la Requérante restait la même entité juridique malgré le déplacement de son siège des Îles Vierges Britanniques vers l’Île Maurice. La…
Rank this Week: 538

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
  • Oct 16

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal
    Rock and punk icon Iggy Pop gave a lecture the other night, and this is what he had to say about illegal downloading, “We are exchanging the corporate rip-off for the public one. Aided by power nerds. Kind of computer Putins. They just…
Rank this Week: 541

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 502

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
  • Oct 9

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these…
  • Oct 8

    PatentStat.com to Rank Patent Attorneys and Patent Examiner

    PatentStat.com to Rank Patent Attorneys and Patent Examiner
    PatentStat.com is a new patent-related website that claims to use peer-reviewed patent valuation methodologies to rank patent attorneys and to profile patent examiners. PatentStat uses comprehensive data-mining and cutting-edge analysis…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Jul 15

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple
    La Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los EE.UU. se ha negado oficialmente la solicitud de marca de Apple para “Touch ID”, basada en el “riesgo de confusión” con una marca similar. Los aspirantes a la marca de…
  • Jul 11

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad
    En un intento atroz de patentar una nueva semilla, Monsanto una proveedora de productos químicos para la agricultura, en su mayoría herbicidas, insecticidas y transgénicos ha recurrido al fraude para tratar de…
  • Jul 11

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 549

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 515

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 492