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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/
  • Oct 29

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
    For many companies, the main question about cloud computing is no longer whether to move their data to the “cloud,” but how they can accomplish this transition. Cloud (or Internet-based on-demand) computing involves a shift away…
  • Oct 28

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation
    Editor’s Note:  At first glance, drones may seem unrelated to the social media and Internet-related issues that we track on Socially Aware. Upon closer examination, however, many social media and Internet companies are exploring…
  • Oct 27

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Unfree speech? In the United States, the First Amendment would likely prevent the prosecution of someone who posted racist or anti-Semitic messages on a social media platform. But social media platforms operate worldwide, and many…
Rank this Week: 1547

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Oct 29

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing
    The NBA is back! Since the end of last season, we have written about the impact of LeBron’s return to Cleveland on the trademark world and the rebranding of several NBA franchises. One of the franchises rolling out a new name is the New…
  • Oct 28

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark
    This weekend I watched a family member’s rural peewee football team play a wealthy suburban team. To say we were out-gunned would be an understatement. The other team had a full roster of backups for every position, their logo painted…
  • Oct 27

    The Lucasfilm Empire Strikes Bock Beer

    The Lucasfilm Empire Strikes Bock Beer
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Lucasfilm, Ltd., filed an opposition to Walton Street Brewing Corp.’s application to register the mark EMPIRE STRIKES BOCK for ale and beer. Just kidding; it wasn’t a long time ago,…
Rank this Week: 1872

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
  • Oct 29

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise
    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing…
  • Oct 29

    Nikon Patents: A Smorgasbord of Digital Cameras and Immersion Lithography

    Nikon Patents: A Smorgasbord of Digital Cameras and Immersion Lithography
    According to a myriad of patent applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Nikon is serious about expanding its intellectual property holdings in the area of lithography, especially immersion lithography, for the manufacture…
Rank this Week: 1530

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 2056

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
  • Oct 16

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Combined royalty collections for the 20 biggest authors’ societies and organizations that have published results…
  • Oct 10

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value
    Music is unquestionably important to most people’s lives, regardless of where they are in the world. Although not everyone spends money on recorded music or buys tickets to a gig or festival, a very high percentage of people listen to…
Rank this Week: 2066

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    MBBP Sponsors The Business Coalition Series: ‘Why Massachusetts’

    MBBP Sponsors The Business Coalition Series: ‘Why Massachusetts’
    On November 12th, MBBP along with Boston Offices will sponsor the first of a 3-part series hosted by The Business Coalition titled ‘Why Massachusetts’. Read it how you will, it’s not meant as a question, but…
  • Oct 28

    MBBP Client Virgin Pulse Links with Apple’s New HealthKit App

    MBBP Client Virgin Pulse Links with Apple’s New HealthKit App
    MBBP Client Virgin Pulse, a health and wellness software company, has integrated its products with Apple’s new HealthKit app. Being one of the first health programs to connect to Apple’s iPhone 6 health app, Virgin…
  • Oct 23

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’
    MBBP joins MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and CHEN PR in hosting the upcoming Beantown Throwdown in November.  Students from top colleges and universities in Massachusetts will pitch off their innovative ideas for start-up…
Rank this Week: 1625

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 28

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter
    That is, doing a successful Kickstarter if you're a slightly quirky not-at-all-mainstream artist that has something of a fan base. Under the title "One Weird Trick..." the musical duo called The Doubleclicks gives you all their secrets and…
  • Oct 27

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?
    This is kind of an esoteric idea so let me see if I can unpack it a bit: patents are bought and sold, as well as licensed. Sometimes the patent buyers are people who think they can use the patents to make money not by producing product but by…
  • Oct 23

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society
    In a keynote speech that ranges from his early utopian community days with the Stooges to BitTorrent and Kim Dotcom, Iggy Pop shows he is still as with it and still as relevant as ever. Pop talks about the music business, then and now, and…
Rank this Week: 2136

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 2045

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

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

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

http://title17.net/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

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

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

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
Rank this Week: 2226

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
  • Oct 28

    How Much Does it Cost to Start a Brewery?

    How Much Does it Cost to Start a Brewery?
    For Doug and I, there’s little more fun than helping out soon-to-be brewery owners very early in the planning process. As many of you know, Doug’s family owns a brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, so he’s been right there,…
  • Oct 26

    Washington State Beer Label Requirement

    Washington State Beer Label Requirement
    So, you’re ready to package. Awesome. What should be top of mind when preparing a Washington-ready beer label? There are a few things to note but, in general, compliance with TTB regulations will get you close to compliant…
  • Oct 23

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.
      Edit 10/23/2014 @ 6:20pm PST: Okay, so there’s an explorer guy named Tom Crean (who evidently also loved puppies)—and it looks like this business is very careful about its label-based branding, nodding to the…
Rank this Week: 2021

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2273

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 1839

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO
                When one accesses HBO via cable television and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs”), the subscription price covers both content and conduit. …
  • Oct 16

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue
          In the last few days there have been several significant developments in the IPTV and sports/entertainment marketplace.  The FCC may treat Over the Top video programmers as multichannel video programming…
  • Oct 15

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation
          HBO announced today its intention to offer access to its content via the Internet without proof of a cable or satellite television subscription.  See http://time.com/3510434/hbo-online-streaming/. …
Rank this Week: 1580

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/
  • Oct 23

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange
    On October 22, 2014, Governor Snyder signed Public Act 355 of 2014 into law.  The cardinal rule of securities laws is that a person cannot sell a security unless the security is: (A) registered, or (B) exempt from registration. …
  • Oct 9

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?
    Did you know that playing music in a commercial setting can be copyright infringement?  Listen to this six-minute interview with attorney John Mashni to learn more. Tags: Copyright, Intellectual Property
  • Sep 25

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?
    On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law. In American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., the Court overruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,…
Rank this Week: 1545

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 1993

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 19

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entertained oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics. In re…
  • Oct 5

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT
    On September 30th, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the draft guidance entitled ”Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)” (“Guidance”). The publication of the…
  • Sep 30

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information
    Low cost sequencing of a patient’s genome and advances in the interpretation of a patient’s genetic information is promised to transform the delivery of health care. To date, much of personalized medicine has focused on the use of…
Rank this Week: 1699

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to a medical database did not meet patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Therefore, the court in Cogent Med., Inc. v. Elsevier Inc., Nos. C-13-4479-RMW; C-13-4483-RMW; C-13-4486-RMW (N.D. Cal. Sept.…
  • Oct 12

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi
    Patent claims directed “to the abstract idea of verifying a transaction” included “a limitation requiring pseudorandom tag generating software that could not be done with pen and paper,” which limitation could…
Rank this Week: 1950

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Oct 12

    A Short Sabbatical…

    A Short Sabbatical…
    This is just a quick post to let all of my regular readers know that I will be taking a short break from blogging.  I have a lot going on at the moment, and have therefore decided to free myself from the imperative to write regularly in…
  • Oct 4

    Patent Oppositions and Amendments: Law Reform Fixes Flaw

    Patent Oppositions and Amendments: Law Reform Fixes Flaw
    Garford Pty Ltd v Dywidag-Systems International Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1039 (18 September 2014)As many readers will be aware, Australia’s patent laws include a pre-grant opposition system – once an application has been evaluated by an…
  • Sep 28

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In
    As expected, lawyers representing Yvonne D’Arcy in her fight to have Myriad Genetics’ BRCA ‘cancer gene’ patent claims declared invalid have filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to…
Rank this Week: 2224

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 10

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.
    Announcing BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour! Order now from our online store We're very…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
Rank this Week: 2075

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
  • Sep 5

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case

    Third Circuit Rules that Octane Fitness’s Standard for Awarding Patent Attorneys’ Fees Applies in Lanham Act Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On September 4, 2014, the Third Circuit held that the revised, or “slightly altered standard” for awarding attorneys’ fees to a…
Rank this Week: 2158

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Oct 6

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation
    By Jay Levine and Allen Carter Have to give them an “A” for effort. “Patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC sued the FTC hoping to shut down its investigation into the company because the investigation violated…
  • Oct 2

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer
    By Brian Hall The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do…
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
Rank this Week: 1651

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Oct 2

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    In this case, the Plaintiffs EMD Millipore Corporation appeals the district courts grant of Summary judgment that the Defendant, AllPure technologies does not infringe the asserted claims of US Patent Number 6,032,543. The ‘543 patent…
  • Oct 1

    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION]

    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION]
    IN RE: TAYLOR MADE GOLF CO. [OPINION] This case discusses claim construction, as well as Examiner’s should take into consideration the background knowledge that would have been possessed by a person of ordinary skill in the art at the…
  • Sep 30

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!
    As reported by patentlyo.com (http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/09/patents-issued-fiscal.html) the number of patent granted year over year continues to grow. During the 2014 fiscal year, over 300,000 utility patents were granted, there are…
Rank this Week: 1535

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Oct 1

    Free Trial Access Destroys Trade Secret Status of Online Database

    Free Trial Access Destroys Trade Secret Status of Online Database
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Online Database The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, holding that Plaintiff did not possess the…
  • Sep 24

    Public Disclosure of Alleged Trade Secret in Copyright Filing Necessarily Destroys Secrecy

    Public Disclosure of Alleged Trade Secret in Copyright Filing Necessarily Destroys Secrecy
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Source Code and Other Deliverables The United States District Court of the Southern District of New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving claims of…
  • Aug 20

    Platitudes in Marketing Strategy Presentation Not Subject to Trade Secret Protection

    Platitudes in Marketing Strategy Presentation Not Subject to Trade Secret Protection
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Drug Ingredients and Dosage/Marketing Strategies Massachusetts is relatively unique in that it has yet to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  Instead, a blend of statutory law…
Rank this Week: 1615

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Oct 1

    U.S. patent law needs a definition of “abstract idea”

    U.S. patent law needs a definition of “abstract idea”
    Recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions relating to software patents have confused and frustrated many patent applicants. After the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS…
  • Sep 8

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?

    Is the predicted “death of hundreds of thousands of patents” coming true?
    In May 2013, Judge Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit predicted that the court’s decision in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. would result in the “death of hundreds of…
  • Sep 2

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so

    If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so
    To help a patent attorney prepare a patent application, inventors often provide a copy of a manuscript for an upcoming technical journal, research publication or white paper. The manuscript often goes into great detail to…
Rank this Week: 1924

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 25

    The folly of a press release

    The folly of a press release
    by Louise Dumbrell and Luke Hawthorne (Australia)On September, 12 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a further decision in a long-running dispute between leading Australian swimwear business Seafolly and swimwear designer,…
  • Sep 25

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling
    by Ashley Callahan (United States)On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in the case of Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank to decide whether the issue of trademark “tacking” should be determined by a…
  • Sep 24

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm
    by Kathy Grant (United States)In a much anticipated ruling, the Third Circuit held courts no longer may presume irreparable harm when considering a preliminary injunction motion in a Lanham Act false advertising case even where a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 2029

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
  • Aug 9

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome
    Are you looking for a patent attorney or a trademark attorney? I’m Vin LoTempio an attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark office. After a few years of having the LoTempio law blog,  Youtube Channel…
  • Aug 9

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome
    Are you looking for a patent attorney or a trademark attorney? I’m Vin LoTempio an attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark office. After a few years of having the LoTempio law blog,  Youtube Channel…
Rank this Week: 1560

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1894

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 1879

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
  • May 13

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
Rank this Week: 2335

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/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 1985

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 27

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer…
  • Aug 7

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention. As more fully reported in an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, British photographer…
  • Aug 7

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
Rank this Week: 1750

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

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

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

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

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

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1660

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
Rank this Week: 2175

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/
Rank this Week: 2017

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

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

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1613

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 1785

Peter Smythe, P.C. Blog

Peter Smythe, P.C. Blog

Covers appellate advocacy and intellectual property law.

http://appeals.me/peter-smythe-pc/
  • Jun 25

    Cell-Phone Searches Require a Warrant

    Cell-Phone Searches Require a Warrant
    One of the larger Fourth Amendment issues of federal criminal law has been the warrantless search of cellphones. The Fifth Circuit decided United States v. Finley in 2007, which analogized cell phones to containers and held that police could…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme-Court Writer

    Supreme-Court Writer
    Slate recently published an article asking, "What kind of writers are the justices of the Supreme Court?" In answering that question, it turned to Matt Daniels, a data scientist, who came up with a method called token analysis—a…
  • Jun 23

    The Fifth Circuit Goes High-Tech

    The Fifth Circuit Goes High-Tech
    The Fifth Circuit's Clerk, Lyle Cayce, recently gave a presentation at the University of Texas Conference on State and Federal Appeals about the Fifth Circuit's new briefing technology. Once an attorney files a brief, the Court's software…
Rank this Week: 2080

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1925

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights and IP Law for small businesses.

http://lahserpatent.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1713

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 2089

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 1711

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 2201

A Budding Patent Lawyer's…

A Budding Patent Lawyer's Perspective

Covers patent law, mostly tailored to the patent prosecution perspective. By Trent Ostler.

http://trentostler.com/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Launch of new website project

    Launch of new website project
    For the past few months, my side project has been developing a website that mines the Patent Office’s website for troves of PTAB/BPAI decisions data. I’m pleased to welcome this project to the blogosphere as PatentBoardFerret.com.…
  • Sep 14

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond
    If an applicant fails to respond to an Office Action, the application becomes abandoned as of the day after the due date for response to the Office Action, with the applicant being able to revive the application up until the extendable due…
  • Sep 6

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping
    The Patent Office makes available all decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on its website FOIA Reading Room. In case you were interested in doing research using this website between the hours of 1:00AM EST to 5:00AM EST,…
Rank this Week: 2009

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 2103