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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Saturday Sundrie

    Saturday Sundrie
    * WIPO Roving SeminarThere is still time to reserve a place at the Italian Roving Seminar on WIPO services, which will take place in Bari on 5 July 2017. There is no charge for registering or attending. In addition to the presentations…
  • Jun 23

    Trump and his coat of arm

    Trump and his coat of arm
    From INTEGRITAS to TrumpIt is normally Trump's hands which get the press attention but his [coat of] arms have been in the news as well recently. As Tian noted in her recent post on Trump's Chinese trade marks, Trump and the Trump…
  • Jun 23

    AG Szpunar advises CJEU to rule that a red sole may not be just a colour

    AG Szpunar advises CJEU to rule that a red sole may not be just a colour
    Every woman's dream red solesCan a colour be considered akin to a shape, so that a sign that consists exclusively of a colour "which gives substantial value to the goods" cannot be registered as a trade mark?As readers might notice, this…
Rank this Week: 45

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 52

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?
    From a post at norningconsult about qualities in the next patent office director:The next PTO director should have served as a senior executive at a company that engages in research and development, and for which building and managing a…
  • Jun 22

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"
    From the National Review:To use the word “plagiarism” to describe what Dylan does, then, seems incorrect, tarnished as the word is with allegations of theft and deceit. The intention, in Dylan’s case, could not be further…
  • Jun 22

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic
    In a post titled Unpublished Data May Point to Link Between Lemtrada and Other Autoimmune Diseases in MS Patients , Multiple Sclerosis News Today began with text:Previously unpublished results of clinical trials of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)…
Rank this Week: 69

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
  • Jun 21

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?
    Is Paris getting a “free” Jeff Koons? Possibly, although it seems not all is well between the city of romance and Jeff Koons. But more interestingly is what French art critic, Judith Benhamou-Huet, calls…
  • Jun 19

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional
    Opinion hot off the press here. NPR here. The Slants tweet here.  
  • Jun 18

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.
    Didn’t this already happen once to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, like in 2004? Yes, you can read my thoughts about that lawsuit here (around page 3). But this is a new copyright infringement claim filed also against SOM, in the…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Jun 24

    Patentability: The Adequate Description Requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112

    Patentability: The Adequate Description Requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112
    The crux of this so-called adequate description requirement is that once the first four patentability requirements are satisfied the applicant still must describe the invention with enough particularity such that those skilled in the art will…
  • Jun 24

    Nintendo trademark, Universal patent applications shed light on future of Super Nintendo World

    Nintendo trademark, Universal patent applications shed light on future of Super Nintendo World
    The trademark application also gives some idea as to how immersive an entertainment experience Nintendo is hoping will be built at its themed areas in Universal parks. Along with arcade games and handheld game apparati, Nintendo is also…
  • Jun 24

    Dunkin’ Donuts sues coffee shop over “America Runs On Dunkin'”

    Dunkin’ Donuts sues coffee shop over “America Runs On Dunkin'”
    Dunkin’ Donuts allegations center around a message displayed on windows at the Mike’s Coffee location: “North Now Runs On Mike’s”. Although Steve Copoulos, the owner of Mike’s Coffee, reportedly did not…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 148

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie
    This week’s Matal v. Tam (formerly Lee v. Tam) Supreme Court ruling serves as a reminder that free speech is a two-way street.  It also suggests the value of a sympathetic litigant, at least in terms of public response. Many…
  • Jun 22

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term
    While many of us are working our way through the flood of thought-provoking analysis of Matal v. Tam, I’m taking a break with some lighter fare, namely, covfefe. In case you missed it, the viral non-word “covfefe”…
  • Jun 21

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)
    In Monday’s decision in the newly minted, Matal v. Tam case, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit decision that the Trademark Office’s refusal to register THE SLANTS mark on disparagement grounds was…
Rank this Week: 164

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    Words matter

    Words matter
    Words are almost everything in a trademark registration, notwithstanding that one drawing.  Stick with me.  It’s going to get a little esoteric — not to say woolly — but hey,...
  • Jun 20

    The Slants: Denouement

    The Slants: Denouement
    Victory has a hundred fathers https://t.co/G9Z7QOVH8l — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) June 19, 2017 Now let’s name some of them.  Because while I have many thoughts and learned many things...
  • Jun 14

    Gene Simmons gives the fingers to the PTO

    Gene Simmons gives the fingers to the PTO
    Yes, it’s another pop star seeking to assert digital trademark rights. This time it’s senior citizen Gene Simmons of Kiss: If you were wondering, The mark consists of a hand...
Rank this Week: 139

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 120

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
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
  • Jun 6

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview
    Efforts to combat cybersquatting began in earnest in 1998 when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (at the request of the United States Government supported by all member states) began an extensive process of international…
Rank this Week: 168

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 184

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 271

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?
    In two recent genericness cases, the Board affirmed a refusal to register BAGCORP and sustained a petition for cancellation of a registration for PATINA, both on the ground of genericness. Can you guess what the goods were in each case?In re…
  • Jun 22

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?
    The USPTO refused registration of  GOLDENBERRY, finding the applied-for mark to be merely descriptive of "fresh fruits." Applicant appealed, arguing that its fruit is yellow, not golden, and is properly called “Gooseberry” or…
  • Jun 21

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the registered mark VAGISIL for overlapping products. The Board, relying on proof of applicant's…
Rank this Week: 280

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 22

    Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. -- Petition for En Banc Rehearing and Amicus Brief

    Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. -- Petition for En Banc Rehearing and Amicus Brief
    By Paul Cole* -- Proceedings for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303 (Recognicorp, assigned from IQ Biometrix) resulted in an appeal decided on 28 April 2017, which decision was reviewed in this space by Michael Borella, and also…
  • Jun 20

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview
    BIO, Biologics, and Biosimilars By Andrew Williams -- The 2017 BIO International Convention began earlier this week, but there are still many sessions and forums still to come. Patent Docs has been highlighting a few sessions or other…
  • Jun 18

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview
    BIO and the Microbiome By Andrew Williams -- The 2017 BIO International Convention begins this week in San Diego. This convention has become an important destination for all organizations working in the biotechnology space, but the large…
Rank this Week: 242

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 22

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC
    I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...] The post PART 1: Frequently Asked…
  • Jun 22

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture
    Yesterday, Facebook  announced that it is piloting a new tool that will give people more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. The pilot program will kick off in India. The company [...] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks…
Rank this Week: 214

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
  • Apr 4

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition
    Jeremy McKinney It is the end of the Oklahoma Regionals of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC for short), and as I sit here in the “pit” reflecting on this year’s…
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 278

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
  • Jun 16

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl
    Is the rational basis test rational? Can you trademark the devils horns? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Andrew Torrez, and Matt Curtis discuss what you need to consider when you share a photo of yourself. Does the right to publicity preempt…
  • Jun 9

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!
    Existential notions of who we are going to sue? Never! Join Mike Keyes, Natalie Nicole, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss where you can practice math without a licence. The Supreme Court is checking on just where you lost your…
Rank this Week: 437

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 343

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/
  • Jun 21

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing a requirement that every car should broadcast a cleartext message specifying its exact position, speed, and heading ten times per second. In comments filed in April,…
  • Jun 19

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security
    The 2016 election was one of the most eventful in U.S. history. We will be debating its consequences for a long time. For those of us who pay attention to the security and reliability of elections, the 2016 election teaches some important…
  • Jun 9

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy
    As part of the Web Transparency and Accountability Project, we’ve been visiting the web’s top 1 million sites every month using our open-source privacy measurement tool OpenWPM. This has led to numerous worrying findings such as…
Rank this Week: 415

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 442

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
Rank this Week: 398

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 19

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics LLC, strikes another blow against the patent eligibility of diagnostic methods and highlights the difficulty of enforcing personalized medicine…
  • Jun 12

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar
    On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (No. 15-1039), deciding that 42 U.S.C. § 262(l)(9)(C) sets forth the exclusive federal remedy for failing to provide a copy of the…
  • Jun 11

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The Supreme Court could issue its decision in the Amgen v. Sandoz biosimilar patent dance case any day now. Last week I participated in a panel discussion with industry stakeholders considering how the decision might–or might…
Rank this Week: 456

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 388

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 371

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jun 13

    TC Heartland: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    TC Heartland: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
    I have made it a practice not to immediately blog about big Supreme Court cases. While there is a rush to be the first to publish, I have found that there is a significant difference in the value between immediate analysis and analysis after…
  • May 26

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi
    Snap-On Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, No. 09 C 6914, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 28, 2016) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) 35 USC § 285 motion for attorney’s fees in this patent dispute…
  • May 24

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia
    Torrent Pharma. Ltd. V. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 16 C 2988, 3956 & 4876, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted declaratory judgment defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss for lack…
Rank this Week: 451

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jun 12

    They Invented What? (No. 159)

    They Invented What? (No. 159)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,784,792: Method and device for recognition of a collision with a pedestrian.   What is claimed is: 1. A method of detecting a pedestrian impact…
  • Jun 9

    They Invented What? (No. 14)

    They Invented What? (No. 14)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,805,654:  Motor vehicle sunshields and sunshield making methods.    I claim: 1. A sun shield for automobiles comprising: a main rod,…
  • May 13

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017
    Had the pleasure of presenting on IP topics for a young group of entrepreneurs in Richland County this past week, at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). YEA! is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run…
Rank this Week: 407

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

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

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 502

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 302

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 308

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 366

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: 332

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: 342

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1010

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 825

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/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
  • Jun 21

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest
    Ruth Colker, Public Restrooms: Flipping the Default Rules, 78 Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The site of toilets as a social justice struggle is at least as old as plumbing. Biological…
Rank this Week: 655

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    T1840/14 : remplacement de dessin

    T1840/14 : remplacement de dessin
    Lors de l'examen, le demandeur avait remplacé les dessins fournis lors du dépôt PCT par des dessins formels. La Chambre reconnaît que dans les dessins originaux certains traits, par exemple correspondant…
  • Jun 20

    T1380/13 : caractéristiques structurelles dans une revendication de procédé

    T1380/13 : caractéristiques structurelles dans une revendication de procédé
    Dans cette décision, la Chambre rejette la demande pour défaut de clarté car la partie caractérisante d'une revendication de procédé ne contenait que des caractéristiques structurelles. La…
  • Jun 18

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Offre d’emploi : ingénieur(e) brevet généraliste junior  Cabinet d’avocats spécialisés en propriété intellectuelle, d’une vingtaine de personnes, le cabinet LOYER &…
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Right

    Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Right
    Patent owners can no longer restrict the use of their patented products after the products are sold.  Under the doctrine of patent exhaustion, a patent owner’s rights are “exhausted” once the patent owner sells the…
  • Jun 15

    U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilar

    U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilar
    In SANDOZ INC. v. AMGEN INC. et al., the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion ruled that biosimilar makers can give their required 180-day statutory notice of sales before their products win approval by the United States Food…
  • Jun 8

    Eagles Ltd. v. Hotel California Baja, LLC: Any Time of Year, You Can Find Infringement Here

    Eagles Ltd. v. Hotel California Baja, LLC: Any Time of Year, You Can Find Infringement Here
    Recently, Eagles Ltd. (the “Eagles”), the entity in control of legendary rock band The Eagles’ business affairs, filed a lawsuit against Hotel California Baja, LLC for trademark infringement. While I’m sure most of us…
Rank this Week: 966

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 650

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 22

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
    Discussed on this blog only a few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court decision in Lexmark can have huge ramifications for both patent holders and sellers of those products all over the world. When and if at all patent rights exhaust after the…
  • Jun 8

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.The rules surrounding personal data are…
  • May 31

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark
    Having discussed the KitKat chocolate bar saga near ad nauseum, this writer was content that things might've just settled down and the matter finished its course through the courts. To my chagrin, this was not correct, and the fight over…
Rank this Week: 1038

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Jun 21

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?
    You've just developed a catchy new phrase or word that you want to protect as a trademark. Maybe you went so far to already file a trademark application and received an office action refusing your application. What went wrong?What Can I Do To…
  • Jun 15

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017
    Over the last year I've seen my consumption of information transition from reading to listening. I've always been a huge fan of good-ole' fashioned terrestrial radio and an avid listener to all things NPR.  I've found for most of 2017,…
  • May 31

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 1030

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 21

    Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes…

    Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes…
    With the Supreme Court declining to hear the Lenz v. Universal case, it's time to take another look at the lawsuit and what it means for the DMCA. The post Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 21

    3 Count: Not in Mexico

    3 Count: Not in Mexico
    Roku's get banned from sale in Mexico, Dish Network wins subpoena to unmask TVAddons and ZemTV owners and entertainment reps give NAFTA wish list. The post 3 Count: Not in Mexico appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 20

    60 Days on a VPN

    60 Days on a VPN
    With the recent controversies over internet privacy, I decided to test and see just how practical a VPN was for daily usage. The answer, was easy. The post 60 Days on a VPN appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 847

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
Rank this Week: 633