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In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 1754

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 1750

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • Feb 26

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet
    The Internet began as an unregulated network of networks intended to allow anyone anywhere to communicate with anyone at any time. It was blind to who was communicating with whom about what. It was blind to who had more money – a small…
  • Oct 29

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?
    Justice Breyer writes for the Supreme Court majority that it is "perfectly lawful" for a parent to reproduce a copyrighted work if the author is the parent's 10-year-old child.
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
Rank this Week: 1452

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1528

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 2018

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 2022

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1448

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?
    Has your trademark application been rejected because the trademark examining attorney found your mark to be “confusingly similar” to an existing mark?  Under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act, the Trademark Office is…
  • Dec 4

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    The number 13 is clearly Taylor Swift’s favorite number, and it seems for good reason.  The twenty-four year old, multiple Grammy-award winner recently told E! News, “I was born on the 13th.  I turned 13 on Friday the…
  • Dec 3

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing
    Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a…
Rank this Week: 1350

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 2014

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2017

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1523

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 1480

Defend My Domain

Defend My Domain

Discusses UDRP law and decisions, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), trademark litigation theories and tactics, computer law principles and an understanding of the web-based transactions and Internet technology. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.defendmydomain.com
  • Apr 18

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain www.SCRAM.com a single member panel denied a request to transfer. See Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.v. Peter Stranney (Nat. Arb. Forum FA 1488482, April 11, 2013). Complainant, offering…
  • Mar 7

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.tatamassage.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Tata Sons Limited v. Tata Massage (WIPO Case No. D2012-2467 , March 4, 2013). Complainant Tata Sons Limited is…
  • Feb 11

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.SPORT2000.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Sport 2000 Brand AG v. sport2000 (WIPO Case No. D2012-2449, January 28, 2013). Complainant Sport Brand AG owns…
Rank this Week: 2004

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 1735

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1422

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1766

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 1498

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 1645

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 1266

The DCC Blawg

The DCC Blawg

By the Digital Curation Centre.

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

    Final post

    Final post
    A short and final post to let you know the DCC Blawg has come to an end. As part of the Phase III restructuring of the DCC there will be some changes in the coming months. One of these is that the DCC will no longer have a legal…
  • Oct 19

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue
    The Digital Lives Project has just released what looks to be a very useful and comprehensive discussion paper on Legal and Ethical Issues authored by Andrew Charlesworth.
  • Oct 15

    New data protection resource

    New data protection resource
    The DCC has published a new standards watch paper on BS 10012 Data Protection — Specification for a Personal Information Management System.
Rank this Week: 1474

joegratz.net

joegratz.net

Covers news and analysis on copyright, trademark, Internet law, and culture. By Joe Gratz.

http://www.joegratz.net
  • Mar 22

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car
    The creators of Burning Man art car “La Contessa” have filed a lawsuit under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act (one of my favorite corners of Title 17) against the Nevada farmer who torched the car.
  • Feb 3

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP
    My friends and colleagues Daralyn Durie, Ragesh Tangri, Mark Lemley, Clem Roberts, and Ryan Kent have formed a new law firm — and I’m joining them as their first (and, for the moment, only) associate.  The press release follows. KEKER &…
  • Nov 1

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case
    I’m liveblogging today from the University of San Francisco School of Law Fair Use Symposium. The first panel is called “Real Lawyers, Real Cases.”  The panelists: J. Thomas McCarthy (USF, Moderator) Annette Hurst (Orrick) Jason…
Rank this Week: 1724

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too
    I’ve been on Blog Sabbatical for a few months, but I’m back and jazzed to talk about that Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit. You remember, Randy (“California”) Wolfe’s trustee sued Led Zeppelin,…
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
Rank this Week: 3314

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/
  • Apr 28

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”
    In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System If you participate in the Emergency Alert System, it’s time to get out your calendars and circle Wednesday,…
  • Apr 24

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule
    We recently reported on the Commission’s decision to impose numerous additional obligations upon rate-of-return regulated incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while leaving many rural ILECs with the same or even less compensation…
  • Apr 20

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding
    We recently reported on a request for comments in which the FCC is seeking input on how it should incorporate new ANSI-adopted measurement procedures into its rules. That request has now made it into the Federal Register, which establishes…
Rank this Week: 2058

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 28

    A Battery of Dangerous Cybercrime Proposals Still Hang Over Brazil

    A Battery of Dangerous Cybercrime Proposals Still Hang Over Brazil
    Digital rights activists across Brazil held their breath yesterday, as the country’s Parliamentary Commission on Cybercrime (CPICIBER) debated whether to send its report to the full lower house of Congress for committee assignment and…
  • Apr 28

    Captured U.S. Trade Agency Resorts to Bullying Again in 2016 Special 301 Report

    Captured U.S. Trade Agency Resorts to Bullying Again in 2016 Special 301 Report
    Every year at around this time the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issues a Special 301 Report in which it chastises other countries for not submitting to its unilateral demands (often lacking any legal basis) as to how they should…
  • Apr 28

    The Crime of Speech

    The Crime of Speech
    New EFF Report Maps Legal Threats to Free Expression in the Arab World Freedom of expression is a universal right, but the specific threats to it vary widely from country to country and region to region. As activists fighting for free speech…
Rank this Week: 3142

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away
    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, businesses have been vulnerable to “drive-by lawsuits” alleging that their facilities are physically inaccessible to disabled customers or guests.  The new…
  • Feb 29

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software
    Digital privacy versus national security. That’s how scores of articles have framed the controversy over Apple Inc.’s refusal to cooperate with the FBI in bypassing the security features of an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of…
  • Jan 2

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule
    Anyone with a smartphone has the ability to record sound and video. This can raise privacy concerns as well as create a record of events without others’ knowledge. For these reasons, companies may prohibit employees from making…
Rank this Week: 2030

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 3461

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?
    The most interesting aspect of patent litigation is that it gives one the opportunity to learn from a wide array of different technologies. A recent judgment of 15 January 2016 from the Court of Appeal of Madrid (Section 28) dealt with patent…
  • Apr 27

    A little knowledge can be a useful thing

    A little knowledge can be a useful thing
    by Nicholas Round On 19 April 2016 Birss J handed down a short but notable judgment in the matter of EMGS v PGS. Following a three-week trial in March 2016 the parties had decided to settle the matter before receiving judgment. However, the…
  • Apr 25

    SEP-based Injunctions: Down But Not Out

    SEP-based Injunctions: Down But Not Out
    By Jill (Yijun) Ge and Benjamin Bai We discussed when an IP owner might become an IP abuser previously (http://kluwerpatentblog.com/2016/03/08/crossing-the-rubicon-when-does-ip-owner-become-ip-abuser/). For standard essential patent…
Rank this Week: 2933

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Judge in High-Profile Case Obtains Attorney Agreement Not to Engage in Juror Social Media Snooping

    Judge in High-Profile Case Obtains Attorney Agreement Not to Engage in Juror Social Media Snooping
    It seems that almost everyone uses social media today. Of course, this means that most every juror is a social media user, and that courts are dealing with the thorny questions that arise out of the proliferation of social media usage among…
  • Apr 27

    Website Terms of Use: Check That Box!

    Website Terms of Use: Check That Box!
    Many of my clients ask how they can best ensure that their websites’ terms of use are enforceable. Is it really necessary to require the website’s users to check a box or click a button manifesting affirmative assent? In this…
  • Apr 26

    New Jersey Supreme Court Questions Ethics of “Friending” a Litigation Foe

    New Jersey Supreme Court Questions Ethics of “Friending” a Litigation Foe
    Attorneys often research adverse parties online to obtain potentially useful—and publicly available—evidence for use in a case. But, as an ethical matter, may an attorney access information available only through an…
Rank this Week: 4473

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 28

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»
    In der Schweiz soll das Urheberrechtsgesetz (URG) revidiert werden, die entsprechende Vernehmlassung ging Ende März 2016 zu Ende. Die URG-Revision wird als «Modernisierung» bezeichnet. Sie würde aber auch eine…
  • Apr 27

    Mehr Gerichtsöffentlichkeit: Filmaufnahmen aus dem Bundesgericht

    Mehr Gerichtsöffentlichkeit: Filmaufnahmen aus dem Bundesgericht
    Seit heute besteht noch etwas mehr Justizöffentlichkeit am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht: Ab sofort werden Filmaufnahmen von ausgewählten öffentlichen Urteilsberatungen im Internet veröffentlicht. Die eigentlichen…
  • Apr 22

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #138

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #138
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu globalen Anwaltskanzleien und «Top-Anwälten», zu Anzeichen für Onlinebetrug und zu den möglichen Vorteilen eines…
Rank this Week: 3394

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
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Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded music leader UMG…
  • Apr 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. WMG makes biggest recorded music market-share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead Music & Copyright’s…
  • Apr 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EUIPO report sheds light on young Europeans’ digital content habits A new report published by the European Union…
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Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 27

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101
    While I do not usually write about non-precedential decisions, In re: Brown caught my eye as an interesting patent eligibility case. It does not relate to diagnostics or computer programs, but rather to the art of cutting hair. The…
  • Apr 25

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?
    On April 5, 2016, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Rapid Litigation Mgmt. Ltd. v. CellzDirect Inc., where the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held invalid claims directed to a “method of…
  • Apr 20

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent
    In decisions dated April 12, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution as to claims 1-18 of Jazz’s U.S. Patent 8,772,306, finding that neither Ranbaxy Inc. nor Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. had shown a…
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Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
  • Apr 3

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer
    Introduction Trade secrets are frequently the “forgotten” intellectual property. (The indisputably-recognized types of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, and trademarks.) According to some commentators, trade…
Rank this Week: 4148

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case
    In January we updated you on the numerous legal battles Uber was fighting across the country related to its classification of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Uber, the on-demand car service, recently put one of…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    What is a trademark? A trademark is the identity that you have in the marketplace specifically associated with your goods or services. Any name, phrase, identity, symbol or logo your company uses in conjunction with selling your goods and…
  • Mar 6

    Intellectual Property: Copyright

    Intellectual Property: Copyright
    Business owners need to understand copyrights. The video below continues Foster Swift's Legal Basics for Business Video Series by explaining the basics of copyrights. Learn more about copyrights and how they are important to your business in…
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Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research

    Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research
    Docket Alarm gives attorneys the ability to take their docket research to the next level. With a suite of tools that streamlines your search process and maximizes your results, Docket Alarm makes legal research more accurate and relevant than…
  • Apr 12

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice

    FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practice
    On March 30th, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals, alleging that Endo is paying generic drug manufacturers in order to delay the release of lower cost generic versions of their drugs,…
  • Apr 4

    Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation

    Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of a new report: “Big Pharma and the Legal Industry: Docket Alarm’s Guide to Orange Book Patent Analytics”.The report, presented in a visually engaging infographic, breaks down…
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Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Apr 26

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine

    When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine
    After many years of practicing law, it never ceases to amaze me how many companies mistakenly believe that they own certain works just because they have paid for them. Whether it is an employee who has created marketing materials for your…
  • Apr 22

    More Than Meets the iOS: 3 Important Takeaways from the #Apple/FBI Standoff

    More Than Meets the iOS: 3 Important Takeaways from the #Apple/FBI Standoff
      By now, you are aware of the situation in which Apple and the federal government have been embroiled whereby a federal judge, after a motion to compel filed by the federal government, ordered Apple  to access and decrypt an iPhone…
  • Dec 1

    New Look coming for 2016!!!

    New Look coming for 2016!!!
    Great things are happening, everyone! The Legal Intangibles blog is undergoing a site renovation for 2016…we look forward to presenting you a new look and IP content for 2016…so stay tuned!
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
  • Apr 6

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark
    Whether you are old or young you cannot have escaped the phenomenon that was the TV show Glee, which reached its peak popularity some time just before the turn of the first decade in 2000. The show was a teen drama, encompassing musical…
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Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 25

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS
    Vivimos en pleno siglo 21. En la era de la información, de la innovación, y aún así, es fecha que en nuestro país aún existe muy poca cultura relacionada con la Propiedad Intelectual. Hablando de…
  • Apr 14

    ¿Qué es una marca tridimensional?

    ¿Qué es una marca tridimensional?
    En posts anteriores habíamos abordado ya el tema de los distintos tipos de marcas cuyo registro permite la legislación en México. Se había explicado lo correspondiente a las marcas nominativas y a las marcas…
  • Apr 1

    OAMI Y MARCA COMUNITARIA CAMBIAN DE NOMBRE

    OAMI Y MARCA COMUNITARIA CAMBIAN DE NOMBRE
    La oficina encargada del registro y administración de los derechos de Propiedad Intelectual de la Unión Europea, antes Oficina de Armonización del Mercado Interior (OAMI), ha sufrido un cambio de nombre, siendo ahora la…
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Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 2952

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
  • Mar 28

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application
    Disparaging the prior art in the patent application may narrow patent claims When a patent application disparages a prior art technique, feature, aspect or apparatus, the court may assume that there is a disclaimer of the disparaged…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 22

    America’s Prince

    America’s Prince
    The legal legacy of The Artist Formerly Known as   is impressive; we’ll miss his fabled stories and exploits.  Years ago, we posted about the background dispute behind Prince’s fight with his label that resulted in…
  • Apr 14

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright
    Trademarkology wants to give a shoutout to our sister blog OP-IP and its recent post on copyright infringement. OP-IP can be found here: http://op-ip-law.blogspot.com. We suggest you subscribe. In the meantime, check out Stephen…
  • Mar 25

    Unfair Competition is Such a Headache

    Unfair Competition is Such a Headache
    This week, in Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG and Bayer Healthcare LLC, Appeal No. 15-2335 (March 23, 2016), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the Lanham Act permits plaintiffs to bring false advertising, false…
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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 22

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation
    Drug manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals hired Consumer Health to develop materials to help Amylin more successfully market its diabetes drug, Byetta.  Although Consumer Health began its work in December 2005, the parties signed a…
  • Apr 15

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle
    I recently attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in which the presenter asserted that copyright owners who register their works within one month after the infringement occurs can still get attorney’s fees and statutory…
  • Apr 8

    Can Peter Rabbit Save Mickey Mouse?

    Can Peter Rabbit Save Mickey Mouse?
    Mickey Mouse first appeared in Disney’s Steamboat Willie cartoon in 1928.  Under the Copyright Act of 1976, Disney’s copyright on Steamboat Willie was set to expire at the end of 2003, 75 years from the publication…
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision
    On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office petitioned the Supreme Court to take up the case on disparaging trademarks. Petition, Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner…
  • Apr 19

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker
    Act now to ensure that your business requirements are appropriately safeguarded For owners of EUTMs which predate 22 June 2012, there is a “window of opportunity” until 23 September 2016 to review and ‘perfect’ their…
  • Apr 14

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe
    In December 2015, the Federal Circuit struck down the “disparagement” clause of §2(a) of the Lanham Act on First Amendment grounds. However, according to a recent ruling from the court, the USPTO is not required to register…
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