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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 30

    What’s in a bag? Capri Sun’s Trade Dressed Drink

    What’s in a bag? Capri Sun’s Trade Dressed Drink
    Summer camps are winding down at our house, which means the amount of Capri Sun being consumed is about to fall off precipitously until next summer.  Of course, Capri Sun has the ideal packaging for camps, being all but indestructible.…
  • Jul 23

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony
      Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. ― Dr. Seuss For hundreds of thousands of fans, comic books are the pinnacle of the combination of words and pictures; for…
  • Jul 23

    LOOKS DO MATTER

    LOOKS DO MATTER
    Most of our posts have focused on the trademark rights associated with particular words, but don’t forget to consider what your product looks like and how they are presented to customers.  You can develop separate rights in the…
Rank this Week: 2328

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 4844

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
  • Jul 9

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator
    As part of our ongoing commitment to stablising DRI’s year to year planning, budgeting and communications, we’re looking to add a Communications Coordinator for a part time contractor role. If you or anyone you know might be…
Rank this Week: 2478

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 29

    Patent drafting tip: Explain criticality of claimed range

    Patent drafting tip: Explain criticality of claimed range
    Bottom line: When filing a patent application directed to pharmaceuticals, compositions, processes or the like that include ranges (i.e., percentages, quantities or temperature ranges) in the claims, an important patent drafting tip is to…
  • Jul 21

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration
    Bottom line: Patent royalties based on activities after a licensed patent has expired is per se unlawful.  Kimble v. Marvel (S. Ct. 2015).  This rule is effective even if the parties did not know about the rule when they entered…
  • Jul 15

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection
    Bottom line: Although the following patent case relating to eligibility of patent protection is set within the medical diagnostic realm, it may potentially be applicable to other technological areas.  Diagnostic tests for detecting a…
Rank this Week: 4210

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
  • Jul 29

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!
    And just like that the Washington State Liquor Control Board has become the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Here’s Reiser Legal’s warm welcome to the agency we know and love, under a fresh new moniker. I suppose…
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
Rank this Week: 4670

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3094

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

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

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 3126

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
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 2800

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
Rank this Week: 4250

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act
    Recently, the United States Copyright Office issued a report regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act in relation to Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.[1] The term Orphan Works refers to works where the copyright owner cannot be…
  • Jul 27

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law
    The legal term Laches is often used to describe a potential defense that a person being sued can assert. Laches encompasses the situation where a Plaintiff has delayed in bringing a lawsuit for an unreasonably long period of time. In some…
  • Jul 21

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer
    In 1996, an amateur artist named Frederick Bouchat designed a logo for the Baltimore Ravens that the club later adopted as a team symbol without his awareness.  The infringing symbol then appeared on Ravens merchandise sold at home…
Rank this Week: 4638

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game
    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video gameIssued Sep. 15, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘742 patent seeks to make video games more interested by describing a random map generation system. The invention…
  • Jul 23

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo
    Quintal Research Group, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.Case No. 4:13-cv-00888United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaFiled February 27, 2013; Terminated July 17, 2015Plaintiff Quintal Research Group, Inc. filed…
  • Jul 21

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field
    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between fieldsIssued Sep. 8, 2009, to Square EnixSummary:The ‘225 patent describes a system where the environment of the game changes based…
Rank this Week: 2837

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4218

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3770

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/
  • Jul 27

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Guest Blog by Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) we derive our strength from the vast array of backgrounds and experiences of our…
  • Jul 20

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter Under the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue IPR working group, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Brazilian National Institute of…
  • Jul 14

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before…
Rank this Week: 4944

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

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

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4172

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

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

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2425

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname
    Under Section 2(e)4 of the Trademark Act a mark that is primarily merely a surname can not be registered on the Principal Register absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f) of the Trademark Act. See Suisman, Shapiro,…
  • Jul 3

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee
    Since 2009 the Yankees have been fighting to block several trademarks that were intended to parody two of their own trademarks and on May 8, 2015 they succeeded. IET Products and Services Inc. (“Applicant”) filed two applications…
  • Jun 19

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) vacated and remanded the matter of Princeton Vanguard, LLC vs. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. No. 2014-1517 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2015) back to the Trademark Trial and Appeal…
Rank this Week: 2394

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
  • Jul 12

    Krukenform

    Krukenform
    Der in Rede stehende weiß-rot gefärbte zylindrische Behälter ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft selbst dann nicht als 3D-Marke in das Gemeinschaftsmarkenregister einzutragen, wenn er eine innovative Form aufweist, die sich von…
  • Jul 5

    Sander = Sandter 1953

    Sander = Sandter 1953
    Die Marke SANDER wird trotz geringer Umsatzzahlen rechtserhaltend benutzt. Das Zeichen ist mit der Marke SANDTER 1953 klanglich verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Die NetMed S.à.r.l. aus Luxemburg meldete die Marke SANDTER 1953…
Rank this Week: 1667

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1676

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 24

    Music and the Creative Groove

    Music and the Creative Groove
    One of my favorite acts, The Glitch Mob, has a nice piece up on Medium about how they created their first album. The interesting part for Copyfight is the discussion of creative control. TGM changed their style of music, changed how they…
  • Jul 21

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?
    I mentioned some months ago that I backed the Kickstarter for The Wrecking Crew and this weekend I finally got to sit down and watch the film. If you're a music nut like me then this film is a must-see. It's frankly thrilling to see the bass…
  • Jul 20

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another
    Crash Course Intellectual Property Part 5 covers trademarks and covers the basics of trademarking and how it relates to (or helps alleviate) consumer confusion. One item I'd forgotten: even though the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) is…
Rank this Week: 2889

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2845

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jul 24

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel
    InfoLawGroup is happy to announce that McLean B. Sieverding has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Most recently, McLean served as Assistant General Counsel for Int’l Data Protection & Regulatory Compliance at Verizon…
  • Jul 22

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?
    his Post Was Co-Authored by Partner, Justine Gottshall and Counsel, Brian Schaller The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) passed its TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) regarding the Telephone…
  • Jul 9

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall
    InfoLawGroup congratulates partner Justine Young Gottshall for being recognized by SC Magazine as one of the 5 Women in IT Security: Women to Watch. It is an honor to be named, particularly given the other accomplished and…
Rank this Week: 3800

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation
    Helped by thousands of Twitter and blog commentaries, the so-called Brazilian Internet Constitution Act (“Marco Civil”) was created in 2014. This law is one of the first internet regulations in the world, and for this ...…
  • Jun 4

    A Study in Google Gla

    A Study in Google Gla
    When Google began to attract attention to their search engine in 1998, no one knew how far the technology company would go. Following their breakthrough in the internet domain, they continued their success by ... The post A Study in Google…
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
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New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jul 23

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law
    Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to a…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3948

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu
    So, according to the New York Times, a new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book originally called The Pet Shop will be published this year as What Pet Should I Get?. I’m a copyright lawyer, so of course, my first thought… Read…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2495

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jul 21

    On the Record with Rudy Telscher

    On the Record with Rudy Telscher
    On the Record with Rudy Telscher Rudy Telscher, a partner with Harness Dickey, represented Octane Fitness in one of the most important patent cases decided by the United States Supreme Court over the last decade. The Supreme Court’s…
  • Jul 6

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management
    In recent weeks, Apple has added to its generous patent portfolio with a variety of interesting patents covering location-based services implemented through the electronic devices produced by the company. The enhancement of location-based…
  • Jul 3

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have recently announced an implementation agreement under which the JPO will act as an available International Searching Authority (ISA) and International…
Rank this Week: 4554

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
Rank this Week: 3456

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jul 21

    Court Grants Fees in Copyright Infringement Action after Finding Plaintiff’s Claims Untimely

    Court Grants Fees in Copyright Infringement Action after Finding Plaintiff’s Claims Untimely
    In a July 17, 2015 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield granted attorneys’ fees to the prevailing plaintiff in a copyright infringement action. The Court had previously granted summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s claims as…
  • Jul 21

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Patent Infringement Defendant

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Patent Infringement Defendant
    In a July 17, 2015 ruling, Judge P. Kevin Castel declined to award attorneys’ fees to the prevailing defendants in a patent infringement case, finding that the case was not exceptional. Judge Castel noted that his summary judgment…
  • Jul 9

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question

    Court Remands Removed Action as Not Involving a Substantial Federal Question
    In a July 7, 2015 ruling, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a removed action in which the plaintiff alleged that the defendant submitted false affidavits in an earlier copyright infringement…
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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/
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat
    Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal law that prohibits sending threats over the internet requires some level of intention by the sender. The ruling leaves some issues open but is significant for those who engage in…
  • Jul 13

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement
    Social media is a great tool for companies to build their brands. Many have moved from nearly invisible to viral superstar status, thanks to a well-timed Tweet, Facebook post or clever YouTube video. But with this power comes risks. One…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2972

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/
  • Jul 20

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google
    On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court took an action that has the potential to sabotage software innovation, put an end to open source software, and further confuse the already muddled state of copyright law regarding APIs. The following…
  • Jul 15

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?
    In May a U.S. International Trade Commission judge granted an order to disqualify Dentons U.S. LLP from representing the Ohio-based company RevoLaze against Gap in a patent suit. The case at issue began last August when Dentons partner Mark…
  • Jul 13

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction
    While Alice v. CLS Bank has confirmed that patent claims require a further “inventive concept” beyond an underlying abstract idea or law of nature for patent-eligibility, there is little agreement on what defines either an…
Rank this Week: 4353

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
  • Jul 17

    All natural, sold au naturel: Nestlé’s brilliant creamer ad hits the web

    All natural, sold au naturel: Nestlé’s brilliant creamer ad hits the web
    On Wednesday, July 15, Nestlé began grabbing headlines and attention for advertising its Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer brand in an especially creative way: Having baristas serve coffee and the creamer au naturel. According to…
  • Jul 15

    Update: European Parliament approves copyright reform

    Update: European Parliament approves copyright reform
    Earlier this month, we reported that the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament had approved an amended EU copyright evaluation report (the “Report”) outlining a reform of copyright law in the European…
  • Jul 10

    What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive

    What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive
    Consumer surveys have long been denegrated by Courts as being of little use in trade mark cases to establish likelihood of confusion. The probity of these surveys has been of little concern for establishing trade mark distinctiveness because…
Rank this Week: 2623

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/
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 4105

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4187

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut
    Der BGH hat einen Rechtsstreit zwischen der Coty Germany GmbH und der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg zu entscheiden. Coty Germany begehrt Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift des Inhabers des Bankkontos, das auf einer Internetauktionsplattform…
  • Jun 6

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
Rank this Week: 1849

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part II: See Part I #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not What Is a "technological invention"? The other part of the CBM definition at issue in Versata is the exclusion of a…
  • Jul 13

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part I: #AliceStorm and Versata July invokes images of hot days, cool nights, and fireworks. When it comes to #Alicestorm, the fireworks are happening in the courts, with the Federal Circuit lighting up the sky. In just…
  • Jul 10

    Did You Mean to Claim a Function? How the USPTO Applies Section 112(f) to Software Patent

    Did You Mean to Claim a Function? How the USPTO Applies Section 112(f) to Software Patent
    By: Robert R. Sachs Patent eligibility is not the only area in which the Federal Circuit's rulings have impacted software patents. The Court has also altered course in handing means-plus function claims in several recent cases including Eon…
Rank this Week: 4167

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/
  • Jul 15

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming
    When drafting patent claims for a device, it is often desirable to describe the device based on how it works instead of how it is structured.  Describing a device based on how it works is often referred to as “functional…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3747

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program

    After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program
    The After Final Consideration Pilot Program can be a helpful tool for furthering the examination of a patent application.
  • 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: 4672

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jul 14

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue
    The final outcomes aren't public yet, but I thought this would be okay to share - I was invited by the White House to speak to the leaders of the United States and China’s innovation policies at the “6th US-China Innovation…
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 1782

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Abstract Juggernaut

    Abstract Juggernaut
    The steamrolling of software patents continues. Intellectual Ventures asserted two patents against Capital One that went to appeal (CAFC 2014-1506). One claimed tracking spending related to a pre-set limit. The other claimed web page…
  • Jun 24

    Abstract Lo

    Abstract Lo
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for…
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
Rank this Week: 1934

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jul 10

    Gay couples still face legal issues when getting married

    Gay couples still face legal issues when getting married
    Weeks after the Supreme Court removed the ban on gay marriage across the United States legalizing it in all states, gay couples are still facing legal issues, as some county clerks across many states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to…
  • May 22

    Nebraska moves to abolish death penalty

    Nebraska moves to abolish death penalty
    Nebraska’s legislative branch has taken another step moving them closer to abolishing death penalty. NPR reports that the lawmakers recently voted on the approval of a measure that would repeal capital punishment in the state. With…
  • Mar 31

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law
    In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Tim Cook recently spoke out against religious freedom laws currently being introduced in several states across the country. The Apple chief executive criticized the role these laws could play in…
Rank this Week: 2885

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/
Rank this Week: 2170

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 9

    Hearsay Culture now available on Pocket Casts!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Pocket Casts!
    I’m now advised that in addition to Stitcher, Hearsay Culture is now available on the Pocket Casts app! Like Stitcher, this is a proprietary podcast aggregator, so use it if you’d like. I hope that you find it useful! I’m…
  • Jul 2

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!
    The Summer 2015 schedule is posted! It’s a terrific group of guests, discussing topics ranging from legislative decision-making to control over robots. I look forward to chatting with them! Note: because I have several writing deadlines…
  • Jul 2

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!
    If you’ve been paying attention to the links below recent show posts (and why wouldn’t you? Are you THAT busy?), you may have noticed a new link to Stitcher. For those who don’t know, Stitcher is a proprietary podcast…
Rank this Week: 1570