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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client
    The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this muddled legal landscape will have them clicking “like” in no time.…
  • Jun 29

    The Right to Give One-Star Review

    The Right to Give One-Star Review
    Congress has taken a step toward protecting consumers’ rights to post negative reviews on websites like Ripoff Report or Yelp with the introduction, by Representative Darrell E. Issa of California, of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of…
  • Jun 23

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law
    The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators and, given the significance of social media as a preferred method of communication for a large percentage of market participants, the need to adapt…
Rank this Week: 4612

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different
    The prevailing view of patent experts who advise innovators–be they individuals or companies–it that patent filings should occur as early as possible. This advice, which is even more prevalent now that the US has moved to a…
  • Apr 22

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study
    An IP Strategist like myself spends considerable time “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” patent strategy for medical devices and other inventions for the purposes of valuation, commercialization and otherwise. In this regard, I am…
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
Rank this Week: 4160

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jun 30

    Update on our Regional Office

    Update on our Regional Office
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee It’s an exciting time for our four regional offices as we are reaching entrepreneurs across the country, hiring new patent…
  • Jun 26

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter USPTO IP attachés provide valuable assistance to U.S. stakeholders doing business overseas by advising them on intellectual property matters…
  • Jun 23

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino As many of you know, I will be retiring from the USPTO at the end of the month after 38 years of service. I started my career here as a patent examiner in 1977, a few months after I…
Rank this Week: 3670

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
Rank this Week: 2697

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 5021

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi
    In addition to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the…
  • Jun 19

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny
    Creating a parody of a well-recognized brand is a popular way to captivate the public, à la the “Dumb Starbucks” phenomenon that took the internet by storm last year and had LA residents lining up around the block for a cup…
  • Jun 4

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson
    In the News: Docket Alarm is excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in Legaltech News’ Innovation Awards for Best Research Product! The award is in recognition of outstanding achievement by legal professionals in…
Rank this Week: 2698

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
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
Rank this Week: 1863

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 29

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application
    In Mohsenzadeh v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that the USPTO’s delay in issuing a Restriction Requirement in a parent application does not earn Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) for the ensuing…
  • Jun 25

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent
    In 2008, the Federal Circuit determined that claims 1-4 and 11-17 of U.S. Patent No. 5,760,068 were invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) over a related parent patent, in part because the ‘068 patent was filed…
  • Jun 22

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend
    The Federal Circuit decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., addressed several important issues relating to post-grant patent trials conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including the PTAB’s claim…
Rank this Week: 2267

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jun 29

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something
    The Supreme Court has denied a cert petition in the Oracle vs Google fight over Java. This is a victory for Oracle, as it won in the CAFC and that decision now stands. It is probably also a loss for everyone else and may well be a…
  • Jun 24

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too
    The EFF has a nice piece up about "European Copyright Madness". At issue is a UK High Court decision that effectively says people aren't allowed to rip (mix, burn!) their own CDs. Uh, yeah. Guys, we fought this fight last century and the…
  • Jun 23

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)
    Amazon is going to change the allocation formula for its KDP Select program. I've talked about KDP Select before and I'm not impressed with it. Its fundamental problem is that it's a giant pile of authors competing for a fixed amount of…
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • Jun 29

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”
    On June 22, Jurors awarded $2.25 million in damages for plaintiffs Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, whose DNA was unlawfully obtained by their employer, Defendant Atlas Logistics Retail Services (Atlanta), LLC. An Atlanta Judge had already…
  • Jun 22

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage
    Tech law is not always about macro-level global headlines like drones, autonomous vehicles, or Edward Snowden. No, sometimes it’s just about a guy trying to enjoy dinner at Chili’s. Those who work in the food industry have been…
  • Jun 15

    Sanctions for Cyber Hackers? The White House Considers its Option

    Sanctions for Cyber Hackers? The White House Considers its Option
    In April, in response to the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures last November, President Obama announced an executive action that allows the Treasury Department to impose punitive financial sanctions on hackers that threaten national security. In…
Rank this Week: 4165

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 29

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce
    Am 1. Juli 2015 hält auch im Schweizer E-Commerce eine so genannte «Button»-Lösung Einzug – knapp drei Jahre nach Deutschland. Websites, die sich an Konsumentinnen und Konsumenten in der Schweiz richten,…
  • Jun 23

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister
    Easigrass ist ein britischer Anbieter von Kunstrasen. Und wie das deutsche MarkenBlog im europäischen Markenregister entdeckt hat, wirbt Easigrass passend mit Fahrzeugen, die keine Bemalung tragen, sondern mit künstlichem Gras…
  • Jun 22

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?
    lexwiki.ch ist eine junge schweizerische Online-Plattform, die das Ziel verfolgt, rechtliche Themen in verständlicher Sprache einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zu vermitteln. Ein solches rechtliches Thema sind so genannte…
Rank this Week: 3100

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
Rank this Week: 3525

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
  • May 27

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch
    The First Amendment is a mighty shield, protecting all sorts of offensive speech. No matter how disgusting I might find the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church, in 2011, the Supreme Court found a First Amendment protection in its favor…
Rank this Week: 2395

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 26

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
  • Jun 20

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket
    Richard Bell is once again alleging copyright infringement for unauthorized use of a photograph of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. This complaint is nearly identical to complaints he has previously filed. In some of those cases,…
  • Jun 16

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC
    Baals LLC organizes the Baals Music Festival, a Fort Wayne event occurring annually since 2012. Baals (named for former mayor, Harry Baals) alleges that the defendants, Electric Promotions and Desiar, started organizing similar events in Fort…
Rank this Week: 4560

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 26

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case
    Musician Devin Copeland and his songwriting partner, Mareio Overton, wrote a song entitled “Somebody to Love” in 2008 and registered the copyright for the song later that year.  Usher Raymond IV and his manager, Jonetta…
  • Jun 19

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits the initiation of "any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior consent of the called party." 47…
  • Jun 12

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint
    Last week I gave a copyright registration presentation at the King County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section meeting:  Copyright Registration – Simple Forms Conceal Complex Legal Issues. Copyright registration forms are…
Rank this Week: 4907

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
  • Jun 26

    Will the leap second affect your sweepstakes?

    Will the leap second affect your sweepstakes?
    On June 30, 2015, the world will once again experience a “leap second,” where one second is added to the clock.  As a result, there will actually be civilian clocks reading 23:59:60 on that day.  (Leap second has no…
  • Jun 16

    Canadian plain language labelling requirements take effect for drug product

    Canadian plain language labelling requirements take effect for drug product
    The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) – more commonly known as the “Plain Language Labelling amendments” – as the requirements apply to…
  • Jun 11

    FDA seeks to appease drug company in off-label marketing dispute

    FDA seeks to appease drug company in off-label marketing dispute
    The FDA has long treated off-label marketing – the promotion of drugs for uses that have not received FDA approval – as evidence of intent to violate the “misbranding” provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act…
Rank this Week: 2550

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
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
  • Jun 19

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS
    Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world…
  • Jun 10

    Are You Being Served?

    Are You Being Served?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: You frequently mention that the artists are our clients, but aren’t the presenters our clients, too? If an artist is acting unreasonably or is going to do something which we know…
Rank this Week: 2925

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
  • Jun 16

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide
    Freedom of speech or expression has often been a sore point of contention for those wishing to protect a full freedom of expression (i.e. no restrictions on speech whatsoever) and those who want to limit it within a certain space to ensure a…
  • Jun 9

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property
    Saying something is truly yours is a rare thing these days, especially with the seemingly impossible future of house ownership in a lot of cities (especially for us here in London), and people often derive a huge sense of achievement and…
Rank this Week: 2673

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC green-lights GEMA, PRS, and STIM pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission has given its…
  • Jun 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. PWC charts the recorded music gloom and live music boom PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its annual assessment…
  • May 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. BMI wins the latest royalty battle in the ongoing rate dispute with Pandora A New York rate court has decided that US…
Rank this Week: 4102

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jun 23

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem
    Friday, the Wall Street Journal rushed to suggest that the Charleston Shooting wasn't really about race. Ignore the racism of the shooter, or the locations history of racially driven murder. No, instead the Journal suggested its shows how far…
  • Jun 21

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken
    The Cause Can’t Be The CureWe need to put the Confederate flag away as a sign of state. And we need to find our way through these discussions relying less on race as an organizing concept of cause or cure.  I believe that war is a…
  • Jun 20

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine
    Knowing what you're remarkable at allows for gutsy decisions -- which this is both for Target and CVS. This sets Target up for recovery, and CVS to continue its growth in to being a national pharmacy leader.
Rank this Week: 1935

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
Rank this Week: 2696

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
Rank this Week: 2685

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2860

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 23

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created the Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PGR is a USPTO proceeding to review the validity of a granted AIA patent…
  • Nov 24

    EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevator

    EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevator
    As part of a required Clean Air Act review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) for grain elevators found at 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart DD. EPA is…
  • Oct 30

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register
    The U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) recently published two items in the Federal Register related to engine regulations. The first notice addresses mobile engines and provides some new minimum standards on maintenance, as well…
Rank this Week: 3563

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

A blog celebrating the history of technology and creative genius over the centuries. By Bob Shaver.

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit
    The first pendulum clock was invented in 1656 by Christian Huygens in the Netherlands. This clock as based on an escapement, a device which allows the first gear of the clock to advance only one gear at a time, with...
  • Mar 31

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm
    Scott Swanson, our Paralegal Amy Hennig, and our Office Manager Dicsie Gullick and I recently started a new law firm, to continue our work in patent and trademark law, as well as litigation involving patents and trademarks. We got my...
  • Mar 30

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump
    How do you use the energy of flowing water, such as in a stream or river, to pump water to a height far higher than the source of the water? How do you do that without electricity, without solar power,...
Rank this Week: 1780

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court retains ban on post-expiration patent royaltie

    Supreme Court retains ban on post-expiration patent royaltie
    In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has retained the long-standing rule that patent holders cannot charge royalties for use of a patent after its term has expired. In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., the Court…
  • Jun 17

    Western District of PA court proposes changes to local patent rule

    Western District of PA court proposes changes to local patent rule
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has proposed a set of changes to its local rules governing patent infringement cases. The proposal would change and clarify several procedures, including: the…
  • May 11

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration
    May 13, 2015 marks a significant day for inventors who apply for design patent protection in the United States.  That’s the day that United States rule changes take effect to implement the Hague Agreement for the Registration of…
Rank this Week: 1807

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 2162

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Jun 21

    Are innovation patents going?

    Are innovation patents going?
    ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system
  • Jun 10

    Of flat nosed syringes or if at first you don’t succeed

    Of flat nosed syringes or if at first you don’t succeed
    Having had the interlocutory injunction he granted overturned on appeal, Rares J has now determined at the substantive trial that both of Glaxo’s syringe variants infringed Reckitt Benkiser’s “flat-nosed syringe”…
  • Jun 8

    Interlocutory Injunction to transfer domain name

    Interlocutory Injunction to transfer domain name
    Nicholas J has granted Thomas International an interlocutory injunction ordering Humantech to transfer the domain names, thomasinternational.com.au and thomas.co.za, to Thomas International. Thomas International had to give the usual…
Rank this Week: 4999

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (Case No. 13-896, May 26, 2015). A copy of the slip opinion may be found here.  Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief…
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
Rank this Week: 1982

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

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

    New Regulation A: Will It Get an A+ From the StartUp Community?

    New Regulation A: Will It Get an A+ From the StartUp Community?
    On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it was adopting final rules amending and updating Regulation A.  These new rules, which become effective on June 19, 2015, have been…
  • Jun 16

    All You Ever Wanted To Know About Form D: When, Why and How to File

    All You Ever Wanted To Know About Form D: When, Why and How to File
    Why File Form D?When raising money in a private placement, the most common path for companies to take is to make use of one of the Regulation D exemptions from registration, utilizing either Rule 504, 505 or, most commonly, Rule 506. Once the…
  • Jun 5

    What Should Start-up Founders Know About Rule 701?

    What Should Start-up Founders Know About Rule 701?
    In my opinion, all startup founders should be familiar with and actually understand Rule 701 under the Securities Act because this is precisely how they get to issue equity (restricted stock or options) in their startup to their employees,…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Jun 18

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
  • Jun 10

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat
    The recently formed Cybersecurity Unit of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) recently issued guidance regarding best practices for organizations to protect against and respond to cybersecurity risks.…
  • May 27

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
Rank this Week: 5066

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2028

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    The big baseball news relates to the St. Louis Cardinals hacking of the Astros scouting database and not the latest deal for a high priced middle reliever.  As a data breach attorney and baseball fan, it is rare that two of my main…
  • Jun 17

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2
    Previously, we explored the merits of the summary judgment as a responsive pleading to a Complaint in trademark and copyright lawsuits.  Let’s look at the other side of the coin.  Why would you not file a summary judgment and…
  • Jun 10

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1
    When representing a defendant responding to a Complaint in federal court, intellectual property attorneys are faced with many strategic choices.  For purposes of this post, we will assume that jurisdiction and venue are…
Rank this Week: 2603

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: 1612

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jun 17

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
  • Jun 17

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
  • Jun 17

    Patent Drawing Requirement

    Patent Drawing Requirement
    Patent drawings are not subject to incredibly strict rules, but there are some requirements that should be followed.
Rank this Week: 3923

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jun 17

    New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation

    New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation
    Sources are reporting that the New York State legislative leaders and the Governor have reached an agreement regarding new sexual misconduct legislation, and that the legislation is expected to be adopted imminently. It may be recalled that…
  • Jun 1

    Free 60-minute Webinar – “Privatized” Student Housing on Campu

    Free 60-minute Webinar – “Privatized” Student Housing on Campu
    The Higher Education Practice Group of Bond, Schoeneck & King, a member of the Employment Law Alliance, is pleased to invite you to attend a free 60-minute webinar, “’Privatized’ Student Housing on Campus”, on…
  • May 5

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide
    On April 24, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued new materials on Title IX. The materials include a Dear Colleague Letter to educational institutions, a letter to Title IX Coordinators…
Rank this Week: 1853

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?
    In a developing story, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer networks to steal the Astros’ internal baseball operation intelligence…
  • Jun 10

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third
    Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” brings back memories of my seventh-grade talent show where I performed the routine with Brandon Berry at Atascocita Middle School.  I can’t remember if we won second…
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
Rank this Week: 4749

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?
    In a developing story, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer networks to steal the Astros’ internal baseball operation intelligence…
  • Jun 10

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third
    Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” brings back memories of my seventh-grade talent show where I performed the routine with Brandon Berry at Atascocita Middle School.  I can’t remember if we won second…
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
Rank this Week: 2021

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the … Continue Reading →
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 3063

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jun 15

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 6/17

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 6/17
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is pleased to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW this week. Around 10:00 am on June 17th immediately after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R.…
  • May 6

    Google’s Market for Utility Patent

    Google’s Market for Utility Patent
    Later this month Google is opening an experimental marketplace to purchase patents as a way of changing the marketplace for issued patents. Google hopes their experiment will induce patent holders interested in liquidating their patents to…
  • Apr 20

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. On April 22nd at 10:00 am immediately after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
Rank this Week: 2551

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
Rank this Week: 4159

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Jun 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 2961

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?
    https://www.spreaker.com/embed/player/standard?episode_id=6151830&autoplay=false On Monday 5/25/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be…
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
Rank this Week: 4292

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 2481

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 4027