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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: 43

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Happy to Deliver To You This Trade Mark Infringement in Pizza Flavor Case

    Happy to Deliver To You This Trade Mark Infringement in Pizza Flavor Case
    New Yorkers love their pizzas and have definitive opinion about them, including the way to eat them. Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio even created a controversy when seen shortly after his election eating a pizza with a knife…
  • Oct 24

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    The Blue-Spotted Australian MistFrancis Gurry Lecture 2014. "IP in transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture” is the title of this year's Francis Gurry Lecture, which is to be delivered, hot and spicy, by IPKat blogmeister Jeremy.…
  • Oct 24

    (NON-)BREAKING NEWS (and a mystery): video framing not copyright infringement

    (NON-)BREAKING NEWS (and a mystery): video framing not copyright infringement
    What's the mystery behind BestWater?There are two forthcoming decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that this Kat has been keenly awaiting following the ambiguities cast by the decision earlier this year…
Rank this Week: 85

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 23

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- BIO Joint Comment

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- BIO Joint Comment
    By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural…
  • Oct 23

    GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

    GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) issued a statement today regarding ongoing talks between major Pacific Rim countries (including the U.S.) related to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This…
  • Oct 22

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter of 2014.…
Rank this Week: 90

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 23

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    The most important educational copyright and fair use case in recent memory (mine, at least) was decided by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week. The case, Cambridge University Press v. Patton, challenged Georgia State…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 92

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: 107

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: 122

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 24

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline
    by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement.  Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a…
  • Oct 23

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force
    by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of issued but…
  • Oct 23

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting
    HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will be on incentives…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 153

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/
  • Oct 24

    Please Stand For the Jury ....

    Please Stand For the Jury ....
    Had one of my favorite moments as a ED Tex lawyer just now. We just started the panel of actual, real live former jurors from patent cases that will be talking to us about their experiences. When the jurors entered...
  • Oct 24

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel
    Enjoying the panel on best practices in patent docket with ED Tex judges Leonard Davis and Rodney Gilstrap and Delaware judges Leonard Stark and Sue Robinson.
  • Oct 23

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit
    CAFC Judge Timothy Dyk is putting up some interesting statistics on reversal rates for the district on the panel that is up right now. He shows the stats for the year thus far as 38% reversal on mandamus - up...
Rank this Week: 173

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

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award
    Originally posted 2006-06-19 12:49:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Law Journal reports that my old friend Southern District Judge Denise Cote has turned down Fox Entertainment Group’s attempt to recoup almost $280,000…
  • Oct 7

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney
    Originally posted 2007-07-27 11:25:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is an advertisement, essentially. But when have you seen one of those here before, besides stuff that pops up from time to time on the right-side bar? That should…
Rank this Week: 181

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Aggie-ravating Trademark Issues with College Mascot

    Aggie-ravating Trademark Issues with College Mascot
    Colleges serve an important role in American society, providing education, experience and leadership to each new generation. Also, sports. And did I mention SPORTS? Regardless of the reason (cable?), college sports have become a huge business…
  • Oct 23

    How would a corporation run a country?

    How would a corporation run a country?
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule In a recent meeting, someone dropped a forecast on the table stating that Google was on track, in five years, to become the world’s first trillion dollar company (currently they are $382 B).…
  • Oct 22

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm
    This month, the greater downtown Minneapolis community is welcoming the Brave New Workshop Student Union to the neighborhood.  Until just a few weeks ago, the improvisational comedy school convened classes at the Brave New…
Rank this Week: 190

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: 196

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: 186

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 219

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Obvious After the Fact

    Obvious After the Fact
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 251

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange
    Washington, D.C. - New free, secure service simplifies patent application procedures. The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and the State Intellectual Property Office of China ("SIPO") recently…
  • Oct 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana patent attorney for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Lilly") and The Trustees of Princeton University of Princeton, New Jersey ("Princeton") filed a patent infringement complaint in the…
  • Oct 22

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for PHD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana filed an intellectual property complaint in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that DE-STA-CO of Auburn Hills, Michigan infringed its patent on the…
Rank this Week: 254

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which Of These 4 Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Which Of These 4 Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    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…
  • Oct 23

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the marks BLENDS and BLENDS, INC., in standard character form, for "marketing, advertising and promoting the sale of wine." The word "blends" is descriptive of wine, but does it describe applicant's services?…
  • Oct 22

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal
    Here are four recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1). Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that, by my estimation, the Board affirms more than 80% of these refusals. [Answers in first comment].In…
Rank this Week: 275

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 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
  • Oct 22

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order
    VendoNet, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, No. 13 C 3475, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 15, 2014) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah construed the claims in this patent dispute retarding methods of giving vending machine customers access to a computer…
  • 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 &…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 276

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
  • Jun 8

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience
    Asked to detail the President’s patent troll initiatives to an investor focused viewership. Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 271

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 24

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director

    AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced that the AIPLA Board of Directors has named Lisa K. Jorgenson as the new Executive Director. Her appointment will take effective November 17, 2014. Jorgenson previously…
  • Oct 24

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction

    Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction
    Michelle Lee: ''I’ve spent my entire career engaged in innovation. I grew up a tinkerer, always looking to learn how things worked and how things could be improved. That passion led me to become an engineer, which then later led me to…
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
Rank this Week: 286

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 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • 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…
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
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
  • Oct 23

    4 market entry options for trade in China

    4 market entry options for trade in China
    Choosing the right business structure for trade in China depends on many factors, including the nature of the product and the market in which it will be sold. There are four basic models. Working with lawyers and other professionals fluent…
  • Oct 22

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way
    Yesterday, CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Chinese to university students in China without any need for an interpreter. Zuckerberg, referred to by the host as “马克”  (ie the Mandarin translation for…
Rank this Week: 290

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 297

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: 335

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: 316

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: 333

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 393

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: 365

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: 406

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Post-Fact Discovery Amendments to Infringement and Invalidity Contentions Stricken

    Post-Fact Discovery Amendments to Infringement and Invalidity Contentions Stricken
    The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's amended infringement and invalidity contentions served after the close of discovery. "[Plaintiff] cannot avoid the boundaries of its timely infringement contentions by not disclosing…
  • Oct 23

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act
    The court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff's image sensor patents because the accused wafers were not sold in the U.S. "[A]t most, the evidence shows that [defendants'] entities engaged in…
  • Oct 22

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal the court's claim construction where the PTAB construed certain claim terms differently. "In this case, there have been different decisions on the same contested issue by…
Rank this Week: 444

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: 447

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 441

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: 440

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: 429

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: 437

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 482

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Oct 24

    Converse Sues Retailers and Manufacturers to Protect its All Star Trademark Design

    Converse Sues Retailers and Manufacturers to Protect its All Star Trademark Design
    IPNews® - Shoe manufacturer Converse has filed trademark lawsuits against several major retailers and manufacturers alleging that they infringed on its trademarked Chuck Taylor design. Converse, which is owned by Nike, has filed 22…
  • Oct 16

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - A company that markets individual retirement accounts is suing the U.S. Treasury Department alleging trademark infringement.  In January, President Obama announced a special government program to help individuals save up…
  • Oct 10

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control
    IPNews® - Apple has filed a patent application for a new kind of remote control with a graphic user interface, which may change the way we use remotes. The updated remote control feature is also anticipated to generate more interest for…
Rank this Week: 518

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
Rank this Week: 498

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 24

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction
    Judge issues preliminary injunction against Aereo, LMFAO claims Rick Ross is holding up their legal battle and Google's penalty hits pirate sites hard.
  • Oct 23

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish
    German publishers back down over Google's snippets, hospital patient sues over viral photo and photographer has life work posted on The Pirate Bay.
  • Oct 22

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?
    Google has announced new piracy-fighting steps. However, content creators are skeptical about the impact and you likely should too.
Rank this Week: 524

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 24

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania
    On May 31, 2014, members of the band Led Zeppelin and its publishers were sued for copyright infringement by Randy California, the former guitarist and front man of the band Spirit.  The lawsuit, filed in the state of Pennsylvania,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 519

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un lecteur a eu l'amabilité de porter à ma connaissance cette invention qui ravira les amateurs de nature : des chaussures contenant un support de culture et de l'herbe, qui donnera à leurs heureux propriétaires…
  • Oct 21

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer
    Dans cette affaire, la Chambre utilise pour rejeter un disclaimer des arguments habituellement employés pour discuter de l'insuffisance de description. La méthode revendiquée en requête principale impliquait la…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 527