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TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC
                It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman.  One can…
  • Nov 27

    Reform the FCC!

    Reform the FCC!
    In this volatile and contentious time, it has become even more likely that any advocacy position may trigger misperception, intentional or not.  Recently, one of the two FCC transition managers for the incoming Trump administration, has…
  • Nov 27

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing
                A grocery store cashier called me a liar and shot me the bird yesterday as I insisted a 2 for 1 promotion applied to my pretzel purchase.  Wow! I didn’t think…
Rank this Week: 1376

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Nov 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act
    On November 14, 2016, the Federal Circuit clarified confusion regarding what is necessary to satisfy the registration requirement that a mark be used “in commerce.” Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. adidas AG involved the…
  • Nov 10

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”
    On Friday, October 28, 2016, musicians Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were hit with a copyright infringement suit based on their wildly popular hit “Uptown Funk.”  The plaintiffs, consisting of one living member and the estates…
  • Oct 25

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Well, a lot has happened since we last reported on the District Court’s decision in the FLANAX trademark dispute.  As you may recall, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted Bayer’s Petition and cancelled the FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 3701

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation
    During the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016 in Brussels, the UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property stated that the UK will proceed with their ratification process in the months to come. The…
  • Nov 20

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest
    Ethics and the risk of conflicts of interest are issues that all law firms have to beware of and manage properly. When you use a law firm, you should always expect that your information is handled with confidentiality. Today, many law firms…
  • Nov 10

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark
    On 16 December 2015, the new Regulation 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council came into effect. The Regulation, and the corresponding Directive (2015/2436), inter alia deal with the question what kind of signs an EU…
Rank this Week: 4185

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?
    If the parties are disputing priority rights, and one party is relying on use-analogous-to-trademark use or trade name use, public use of the mark is necessary. Although, technical trademark use is not necessary another standard is applied to…
  • Nov 9

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement
    A precedential decision from earlier this year reinforces the fact that Consent Agreements may not always tip the scales in favor of trademark registration. A consent agreement is a type of coexistence agreement submitted to Examining…
  • Oct 27

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding
    Trademark applicants should be mindful of the statements made during a trademark prosecution at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”). In fact, an applicant’s words may be used against them in a later…
Rank this Week: 1713

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
Rank this Week: 4828

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4545

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1471

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2658

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Nov 27

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st
    The Copyright Office recently introduced changes to the process by which online service providers can designate an agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  To qualify for DMCA safe-harbor protections,…
  • Nov 1

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)
    InfoLawGroup Partner Jamie Rubin to Speak at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference titled Face Off: Dynamic Technologies vs. Regulatory Controls.  The conference is in Chicago from November 9-11, 2016.  Jamie will speak on…
  • Oct 29

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has aroused concern among marketers on both sides of the border since it started coming into force in July 2014 (some provisions, such as a private right of action, do not take effect until next…
Rank this Week: 3719

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
Rank this Week: 2172

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1818

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Nov 23

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday
    Stick a Fork In It! Looking forward to that Thanksgiving meal?  Want to indulge, but not deal with the bulge? Inventors Nicole Dubois and Susan Springfield have the patent for you. In 1995, they patented an “Alarm Fork”, so…
  • Nov 9

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday
    Smile and the world smiles with you. It’s amazing what a smile can do. These days it is too easy to let world events influence your outlook on life. Sometimes a smile is all it takes to remind us of what is really important. The... The…
  • Oct 30

    Launch Your Business @Startup Weekend FW

    Launch Your Business @Startup Weekend FW
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is proud to be an organizer and sponsor of Startup Weekend FW 2016. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a…
Rank this Week: 2762

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Nov 23

    Patent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1

    Patent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1Winch for Turkey Deep Fryers Inventors: William P. Anganes Description: With Thanksgiving…
  • Nov 21

    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition

    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition
    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd EditionAsha PuttaiahThe Criminal Law of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition by Geraldine Moohr, Jacqueline Lipton,…
  • Nov 17

    Patent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1

    Patent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1Illuminated Leaf Blower Inventors: Francisco A. Domingo Description: To continue along with the Fall season and Fall…
Rank this Week: 2031

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 3688

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    They're Alive! Breathing Life Back Into Our Patent System?

    They're Alive! Breathing Life Back Into Our Patent System?
    I wrote an article last year in The Tampa Tribune entitled "The Death of American Innovation?" discussing the impact of the America Invents Act (passed in 2011) on the validity and enforceability of patents in our country.   One of the…
  • Mar 28

    Florida's Patent Troll Act

    Florida's Patent Troll Act
    Last year, Florida (like a few other states) passed a "Patent Troll Prevention Act."  Fla. Stat. 501.991 et seq.  The act sought to discourage "bad faith" assertion of patent rights in Florida.  The Legislature described its…
  • Feb 18

    Uber in Gainesville? Not So Fast...

    Uber in Gainesville? Not So Fast...
    This will be my first post on a case from outside the Middle District of Florida, but instead comes from the Northern District.  I'll let the Judge provide the intro: You live in Gainesville and need to book a party bus, or perhaps…
Rank this Week: 4079

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3703

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Nov 21

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)
    After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have…
  • Apr 1

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie
    My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.…
  • Mar 22

    Moving into the open

    Moving into the open
    Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the…
Rank this Week: 1933

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?
    You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t updated for some time (and if you didn’t notice, I perfectly understand). Frustrating when blogs and public commentators just disappear without notice, isn’t it? My apologies for…
  • Oct 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2015-1107 (Prost, Newman, O’Malley) Pro se applicant Steve Morsa returns to the Federal Circuit following a remand to the PTAB in 2013’s In re Morsa. The original case was, on its surface, a lesson on the enablement…
  • Oct 14

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 2097

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3234

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Nov 16

    Levitt Pavilion Ground-Breaking

    Levitt Pavilion Ground-Breaking
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!On November 10, 2016, ground was broken for the creation of an amazing new amphitheater in southwest Denver. Ruby Hill Park will be home to the all-new Levitt…
  • Nov 2

    Creative Industries Economic Activities Study

    Creative Industries Economic Activities Study
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Every two years, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts conducts a study that investigates the economic and social contributions made by various arts,…
  • Oct 19

    Colorado Attorneys for the Art

    Colorado Attorneys for the Art
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!“The image of the starving artist is real,” says Dave Ratner, founder of the Creative Law Network. This is why numerous Volunteer Lawyers for the…
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Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
Rank this Week: 1942

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 2061

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    BRICS IP Forum - Register Now. Discount for Reader

    BRICS IP Forum - Register Now. Discount for Reader
    Afro Leo has caught wind of a unique IP Forum dedicated IP issues in BRICS countries to be held in London next Monday and Tuesday (21-22 November 2016) at the Grange City Hotel. It is a jointly hosted conference by five well known IP…
  • Nov 4

    IP & Corporate Governance : King IV

    IP & Corporate Governance : King IV
    This is the first post of a series dealing with the role of IP in corporate governance in the wake of the launch of the KingIV report in South Africa by the Institute of Directors (Angela Cherrington and her team) earlier this week. The…
  • Oct 13

    RSA: Much Needed IP Training Manual For Enforcement Officials Launched

    RSA: Much Needed IP Training Manual For Enforcement Officials Launched
    This post is a welcome contribution from Amanda Lotheringen (Senior Manager of Copyright and Enforcement) on the launch of their new training manual. Congrats! "The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) recently…
Rank this Week: 3474

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
  • Nov 11

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect several recent state law developments (in particular, limits on physician noncompetes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). Click here to get…
  • Nov 6

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. There’s a lot to catch up on (sorry!) … Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets |…
  • Oct 25

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action
    Earlier today (October 25, 2016), the White House announced a new initiative to spur competition in the labor market. As part of its new initiative, the White House issued a report entitled, “Non-Compete Reform: A…
Rank this Week: 4503

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Nov 9

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    We are ready to announce that our team of counsel will be joining forces with the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP (MNG&D). Our alliance provides the clients of Reiser Legal with affordable access to the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
Rank this Week: 4587

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Nov 9

    FundersClub book: Understanding Startup Investment

    FundersClub book: Understanding Startup Investment
    Just recently, FundersClub, an online venture capital portal open to accredited investors, published a guide on startup investments. The guide is available online at their education center.  It's a great quick read for first time…
  • Nov 5

    Innovation among crowdfunding portals: a PBC that accepts Bitcoin

    Innovation among crowdfunding portals: a PBC that accepts Bitcoin
    Innovation in crowdfunding space continues, and I would like to report on two interesting developments.  Both have to do with the crowdfunding portal WeFunder, currently the largest Regulation Crowdfunding portal in the U.S. First,…
  • Nov 2

    Intrastate Offerings Made Easy

    Intrastate Offerings Made Easy
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") made an important step towards facilitating intrastate securities offerings.  Up until now, the intrastate securities offerings had to rely on Section 3(a)(11) and Rule 147…
Rank this Week: 4634

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
Rank this Week: 4475

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Nov 1

    Yet More New Titles Enter the BitTorrent Fray in Oregon District Court

    Yet More New Titles Enter the BitTorrent Fray in Oregon District Court
    Two film production companies have filed novel BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon District as a testing ground for new film titles in…
  • Nov 1

    “Mechanic” Sequel Opens BitTorrent Troll Litigation in Atlanta Federal Court

    “Mechanic” Sequel Opens BitTorrent Troll Litigation in Atlanta Federal Court
    National “troll” copyright litigant ME2 Productions, Inc. has filed several new BitTorrent copyright cases with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.  These may be the first…
  • Nov 1

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Targets Dozens of Does in Colorado Federal Suit

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Targets Dozens of Does in Colorado Federal Suit
    Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the District of Colorado by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As…
Rank this Week: 2271

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Nov 1

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine
    Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit on Friday, October 21, 2016 after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would fine Airbnb hosts up to $7,500 for posting illegal short-term rentals on the popular website. Airbnb contends the law…
  • Nov 1

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban
    Not all states are willing to put their trust into technology just yet. In May of 2016, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified amendments to their Eye Care Consumer Protection Law. Under the new law, “[a] prescription for…
  • Nov 1

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing
    On Friday, October 21st, attackers controlling a vast collection of internet connected devices launched a denial-of-service attack on web technology provider Dynamic Network Service, Inc., also know as Dyn. Dyn provides domain name system…
Rank this Week: 4311

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 1

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Software Freedom Conservancy has two blog posts and a mailing list to discuss the Contract Patch initiative (02:40). Bradley searched for the NPR story he mentioned but just couldn't find it, …
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
Rank this Week: 3711

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/
Rank this Week: 3393

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Oct 24

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen
    Das Copycamp in Warschau findet nächste Woche vom 27.-28.10. statt. Das Programm und die Speaker finden Sie hier. Themen sind u.a.: Copyright and Art; Remuneration Models; Copyright, Education and Science; Technology, Innovation and…
  • Oct 5

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch
    Der Text des Oettinger-Entwurfs wurde ja schon vor einiger Zeit geleaked, die Diskussion ist schon in vollem Gang. Der/die ein oder andere mag von den wichtigsten „Stellen“ aber bislang nur aus zweiter Hand erfahren haben, weil…
  • Sep 23

    Seltene Job Opening

    Seltene Job Opening
    In Frankfurt hat der DFB zwei Stellen zu besetzen. Hier und hier. Datenschutz, ÖffRecht, Europarecht und/oder Medien- und Vertragsrecht. Für den ein oder anderen Fußballfan dürfte es kaum was Interessanteres geben.…
Rank this Week: 1982

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network
    October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.
  • Oct 10

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative
    As part of Boston’s HUBweek, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people at Harvard Law School in September and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a…
  • Oct 9

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet
    October 6, 2016-“Zero-rating is pernicious, unfair and unnecessary,” said Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard who has advocated for strong regulation of the broadband industry. Permitting the practice would simply enable…
Rank this Week: 2422

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 18

    John Marshall Law School CLEs on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Practice (EPP)

    John Marshall Law School CLEs on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Practice (EPP)
    The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting two seminars for patent professionals: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar This two-day seminar offers an examination of current practice with regard to the PCT system for…
  • Jun 4

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing

    USPTO to Host Conference on IP and 3D Printing
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 3D…
  • Sep 23

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

    Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest
    From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Patent Baristas has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been…
Rank this Week: 2310

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot
    The Cancer Moonshot Task Force has just released its 5 year plan for implementing President Obama’s “Cancer Moonshot” program (“Report”). The initiative, announced during President Obama’s 2016 State of the…
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Sep 18

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue
    Guest Post by:  Nate Beaver, Esq.; Gary Koch, Esq.; Antoinette Konski, Esq.; and Judy Waltz, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama brought to the nation’s attention the…
Rank this Week: 3886

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Oct 13

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal
      The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has expanded the reach of a Federal anti-hacking statute to include social media accounts.  The unauthorized use of social media account is illegal.
Rank this Week: 4841

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)
    In my role as the IP Strategist for a number of companies that do not employ in-house patent counsel, I am charged with making sure that my clients’ patenting efforts are in tune with their desired business outcomes. This means that…
  • Jul 19

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value
    Last week, an en banc Federal Circuit (that is, the majority of the sitting judges, not just the usual three judge panel), rendered a decision that saved the patent that keeps the ANGIOMAX(R) product from generic competition. In…
  • Jun 15

    IP Strategy is Increasing Focus at Innovative Companies: Here’s Why

    IP Strategy is Increasing Focus at Innovative Companies: Here’s Why
    After more than 8 years, I can report that IP Strategy is an increasing focus at innovative companies, and there is a solid reason why this is so. By way of background, for many years, I have been part of a small minority of IP experts who…
Rank this Week: 4335

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
  • Jul 29

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
Rank this Week: 3269

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 3725

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1926

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/
Rank this Week: 3410

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
  • Aug 26

    What is the Equation Group and What does it mean to businesses?

    What is the Equation Group and What does it mean to businesses?
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly taken straight from the plot of a James Bond (or perhaps Austin Powers) movie, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And,…
Rank this Week: 2666

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4131

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 18

    How Sweet It Isn’t

    How Sweet It Isn’t
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade dress in Blossom Pastry Design The Third Circuit has affirmed the District Court’s ruling that the Blossom Design for the shape of the dough surrounding a pie was functional and thus not entitled to…
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
Rank this Week: 3452

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think
    If you find it on the internet than it must be free.  How wrong is that! It’s about time that photographers get the respect they deserve and their photographs receive the value that they deserve. Copyright infringement plaintiffs…
  • Jun 11

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association
    Our firm represents a number of real estate and architectural photographers in a variety of different kinds of cases, including in the class action against CoreLogic pending in the Southern District of Colorado.  My experience…
  • Jun 2

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group
    On February 5, 2014, Iran Watson brought a claim against Kappa Map Group, LLC in federal court for copyright infringement for the unlicensed use of one of Watson’s photographs on the cover of an Atlanta Street Atlas published by Kappa.…
Rank this Week: 1762