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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Why do we have suddenly increasing drug prices?

    Why do we have suddenly increasing drug prices?
    Timothy Holbrook has an interesting post The real reason the EpiPen and other off-patents are so expensive , which raises issues with the role of the FDA in pricing issues for drugs.Interestingly, though, the patent system is not to blame…
  • Aug 25

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB
    Finance.yahoo noted a PTAB ruling on some of Teva's Copaxone patents:Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today [August 24, 2016] confirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions from an Inter Partes Review (IPR) to invalidate all…
  • Aug 25

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia
    Ten years ago, in August 2006, in a post titled Plagiarism in academic contexts: a look at the past , IPBiz discussed several academic plagiarism cases, including a certain case at Princeton University, 186 N.J. Super. 548; 453 A.2d 263.In…
Rank this Week: 32

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?
    Still on the leaked IA ...This may not be just a good exam question for undergraduate IP law students [note to self: something for next year], but also lawyers and policy-makers currently discussing EU copyright…
  • Aug 26

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity
    How far can rebranding take a company after it has experienced a serious challenge to its brand, especially when your branded service is infidelity. If you are Avid Life Media, Inc., the answer may not be encouraging. Kat readers may not…
  • Aug 26

    Is hosting providers' safe harbour the real problem of copyright owners? A new article

    Is hosting providers' safe harbour the real problem of copyright owners? A new article
    Finding a safe harbour?A mission that can waitThe Ecommerce Directive envisages a number of immunities (known as safe harbours) that shield internet service providers (ISPs) from liability for third-party content that they transmit, cache or…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 92

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    The RedBox Mark Has Gone to Waste and 3 Quick Lessons to Learn

    The RedBox Mark Has Gone to Waste and 3 Quick Lessons to Learn
    The RedBox brand continues to dominate the movie rental market. For the uninitiated, RedBox is a brand of movie and video game rental vending machines placed in convenient locations like grocery stores, gas stations, and fast food lobbies,…
  • Aug 25

    What’s the Story with STORIES?

    What’s the Story with STORIES?
    Instagram recently released a new feature called Instagram Stories, which allows users to curate a collection of photos or videos of moments to share with friends for them to view, but then it disappears after a day.  The thing is…
  • Aug 23

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Integrated marketing has caught fire over the last couple of years.  In short, this refers to the concept of an organization working with one outside agency on…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 116

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 26

    TWiL 357: Swatted While Sex Toy Phoned Home

    TWiL 357: Swatted While Sex Toy Phoned Home
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Getting swatted while playing Pokemon Go, Donald Trump and libel laws, Nintendo shuts down a Pokemon game made by fans, the Dancing Baby goes to the Supreme Court, data-backed litigation…
  • Aug 12

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Amanda Levendowski Your phone's battery data may be used to spy on you, the courts and Wikipedia, what happens the Moral Machine, and more! Photo credit: Ulbrecht Hopper Download or subscribe to…
  • Aug 5

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru
    Hosts: Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Colette Vogele, Franklin Graves The Intimate Privacy Protection Act of 2016, EFF's Constitutional challenge to the DMCA, the first Pokemon Go lawsuit, how to teach your dog to take selfies, and…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 133

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Aug 26

    Discovery Standards in the Eastern District of Texas: From "Bears Significantly" to Proportionality - 1991-2016

    Discovery Standards in the Eastern District of Texas: From "Bears Significantly" to Proportionality - 1991-2016
    This fall represents the 25th anniversary of the Eastern District's 1991 experiment in limiting costly pretrial discovery by, among other things, reducing the otherwise applicable scope of discovery. I thought I would take a few moments this…
  • Aug 25

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook
    After yesterday's blizzard of posts on cases and broader docket-related issues (sometimes when I start thinking, I don't stop) I decided I'd follow with a somewhat less substantive post. Consider the coat hook. No, seriously. If visiting…
  • Aug 24

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket
    In recent days I've read three good articles dealing with trends in patent litigation, and wanted to discuss a few of them, because in many ways they contradict the conventional wisdom about patent dockets, and I think in some cases...
Rank this Week: 139

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 27

    IPO Webinar on Inducement and Indirect Infringement

    IPO Webinar on Inducement and Indirect Infringement
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Inducement and Indirect Infringement: A Muddle After NuVasive?" on August 30, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). John Campbell of McKool Smith, Prof. Tim…
  • Aug 27

    Webinar on Defending Patents in IPR Proceeding

    Webinar on Defending Patents in IPR Proceeding
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Defending Patents in IPR Proceedings: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks of Claim Cancellation -- Leveraging Preliminary Responses, Using Experts, Filing Motions to Amend and…
  • Aug 27

    Update on European Patent Law

    Update on European Patent Law
    Grünecker will be offering a two-day seminar on European Patent Law on September 22-23, 2016 in Munich, Germany. The seminar will provide practical and strategic information on European Patent Law, including a "Brexit update" on the UPC…
Rank this Week: 162

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm
    The Board affirmed the USPTO's refusal to register the mark HEMP HOME HEALTH for "home health care services" because Applicants, in their appeal, failed to address the three grounds of refusal: mere descriptiveness or deceptive…
  • Aug 25

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PRO. in the form shown below, finding it to be merely descriptive of "consulting services in the field of architectural design." Applicant Pic Pro appealed, contending that the stylization of the…
  • Aug 24

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark RENTED.COM for "Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to request content from and receive content to a computer or mobile device in relation to real estate," finding…
Rank this Week: 164

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 196

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 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 12

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant
    Ann Robl The USPTO has created a new option for patent applicants who receive a rejection in a final Office Action – the Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”). Like the…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 229

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 25

    Lapping up the trademark law

    Lapping up the trademark law
    The question: Trade Dress Trick Question: Is this laptop shape #distinctive?#trademarks pic.twitter.com/Wj23Sz8kxt — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) August 25, 2016 (Remember non-professionals:  “Distinctiveness” is…
  • Aug 18

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum
    Is reselling domain names a violation of the UDRP? At his blog, Gerald “Mr. DMCA” Levine lays out the question, and then answers it plain and simple (emphasis mine): On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary…
  • Aug 13

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb
    Originally posted 2007-10-13 23:50:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTechdirt reports (thanks, Pennywit!) on a law firm that tells recipients of its questionable “C&D” letters that if they dare post them, they’ll be…
Rank this Week: 236

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #27

    17 Seconds #27
    Year of Disruption is coming. On Tuesday 2016-09-06 (which is in exactly 17 days, plus or minus 3 days), GiantPeople (http://www.giantpeople.com), the publisher of 17 Seconds (http://www.erikjheels.com/category/law/17-seconds), is launching…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #26

    17 Seconds #26
    What should I do if I get a trademark cease and desist letter? You should probably cease and desist. Chances are you didn’t search your trademark before using it. Or, in order to “save” money, you didn’t register your…
  • Jun 30

    LawLawLaw #40

    LawLawLaw #40
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
Rank this Week: 258

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 263

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee
    Today the rules relating to fees[1] stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European patent application is withdrawn, refused or deemed to be withdrawn before the Examination Division (ED) has assumed…
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar
    Car-Fresher sells Little Trees car fresheners. Sun Cedar is a Kansas not-for-profit founded to provide jobs for the at-risk population. It sells, among other things, cedar tree-shaped cedar wood ornaments.
  • Aug 8

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Federal Election Committee prohibits political committees that are not authorized by a candidate, to use that candidate’s name in the titles of their websites and social media pages. a PAC named Pursuing America’s Greatness,…
  • Aug 6

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY
    Alibaba successfully dismisses Gucci’s claim that Alibaba participated in a conspiracy with counterfeiters to sell counterfeit goods on Alibaba. That the merchants may have resulted in an ‘online retail cluster’ that…
Rank this Week: 278

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 25

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting
    Notes from PPAC: Eligibility: Gene Quinn discusses the patent eligibility debate and Robert Bahr’s update at IPWatchDog. China: 2015 the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) received 2.8 million patent applications.  The country is…
  • Aug 24

    Plagiarism Action

    Plagiarism Action
    Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters…
  • Aug 24

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff
    by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being…
Rank this Week: 315

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
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 304

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: 365

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
Rank this Week: 362

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 345

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 412

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 451

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog. Snag our RSS feed in Feedly.
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Just a quick note to let you know our blog has a new home.  Click here for all the new content for the Create Protect blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Aug 28

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid
    Horizon Pharma filed an action for patent infringement against Actavis and Lupin Pharmaceuticals in response to the filing of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) by both defendants for a generic version of Pennsaid, a topical…
  • Aug 28

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe
    In several jurisdictions across the globe, the costs are a function of various variables such as the mode of filing, the type of applicant, the number of pages of the specification and claims, and the number of claims/independent…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing
    In fact, many times the patentably relevant information is not described as well as largely irrelevant information about marketing strategies and likely consumer demand. Discussion of what makes an improvement better, stronger and faster…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Aug 26

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual
    This is a personal jurisdiction case, so I’ll get right to the point. If an AdWords advertiser buys keywords that contain geographic terms, the advertiser might face a greater risk of personal jurisdiction in those geographies.…
  • Aug 25

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)
    By guest blogger Prof. Alexandra Jane Roberts [Eric’s intro: the Rio Summer Olympic games may be over, but the legal wranglings from the games will keep going and going–even longer than the bike road race (and perhaps with as…
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
Rank this Week: 558

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
  • Aug 10

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool
    When looking for the best way to create parts in the fastest and efficient way possible I found several different possible solutions. There is only one that combines a low cost, short time frame and ease of use; this led me to my discovery of…
  • Aug 4

    Local Competition Helps The World

    Local Competition Helps The World
      To be a successful entrepreneur in the cutthroat market of today’s world you are no longer able to just have a good idea and a hard work ethic to become successful. You need one thing, money, and lots of it. Even though you…
Rank this Week: 543

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 527

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 496

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 484

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 630

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
  • Aug 28

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?
    The Supreme court has been petitioned to overrule the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in the infamous “dancing baby” case where it was decided “no matter how unreasonable that belief,” copyright holders could…
  • Aug 25

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell
    Amongst the ongoing challenges of art authentication that have come up in recent news, namely concerning art foundations, one would think at the very least that the word of the artist affirming that the work was or was not authored by them…
  • Aug 24

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?
    On August 22 the International Criminal Court prosecuted Malian Islamic extremist, Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi, for a war crime. Faqs’s criminal activity, to which he pleaded guilty, was the destruction of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, the…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Aug 25

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In In re CSB-System Int’l, Inc., No. 15-1832 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that patents that expire during a pending re-examination before the Patent Trial…
  • Aug 18

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again
    If you regularly follow our publication, you may remember when I discussed the Seattle Seahawks and their use of the Texas A&M trademark “12TH MAN” over a year ago. If not, that’s okay too. In short, I discussed how the…
  • Aug 11

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle
    By: Scott Hervey Chipotle’s entry into the burger business has a Boston based small burger chain up in arms.  The Boston burger spot, which has been in operation since 2010 and goes by the name Tasty Burger, has a beef with…
Rank this Week: 631

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Seeks Permission For Chinese Translation

    Seeks Permission For Chinese Translation
    Dear Rich, I am an independent permissions editor and have the opportunity to clear rights on behalf of a reputable Chinese scholarly/academic publisher. They plan to translate a U.S. title from English to Chinese. First, they need to clear…
  • Aug 2

    E&O Insurance Needed for Documentary

    E&O Insurance Needed for Documentary
    Reed Bontecou’s Portraits of Wounded Soldiers (1865)Dear Rich: I have been working on a historical documentary for about two years now and just started submitting it to film festivals. I have about 50 historical still images in the…
  • Jul 25

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?
    Dear Rich: I own a Macbook Pro computer that came with the fonts Avenir and Avenir Next in the system. I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font…
Rank this Week: 675

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 674

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/
Rank this Week: 612

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
Rank this Week: 673

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 653

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 645