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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it
    And so it was that, as previously blogged, on June 25, 2014, I participating in the copyright statutory damages segment of the PTO’ / Department of Commerce / Internet Policy Task Force public roundtable discussion “Green Paper…
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    Cover me

    Cover me
    Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s…
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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 30

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist
    Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
    [JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law [text, PDF] that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization…
  • Jul 28

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine"…
Rank this Week: 16

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

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

    How to get more traffic and more client

    How to get more traffic and more client
    Put more people in your posts and articles. You’ll get more traffic, more people reading your content, and more people sharing it. Bottom line, more clients. People like to read about people. Content about people (instead of concepts)…
  • Jul 29

    Visualizing succe

    Visualizing succe
    There’s an oft cited experiment by Australian psychologist Alan Richardson. The objective was to see if and to what extent visualization could improve sports performance. Richardson tested three groups of twenty student basketball…
  • Jul 28

    A little less planning, a little more action

    A little less planning, a little more action
    How much planning is enough? Less than you think. You don’t need to plan out the entire case. There are two many variables. You need a plan to get it started. Your experience and instincts will take you the rest of the way. You…
Rank this Week: 738

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending
    Nearly every business will at some point need to obtain financing to start or grow. While many startups and other businesses will look for investors to fund their business by means of equity investment, most businesses will take on debt…
  • Jul 24

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine
    Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The government isn’t…
  • Jul 22

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the limited liability company (LLC) entity offers a ton of flexibility when organizing the management and economic structure of the company. Because of this flexibility, the LLC has quickly become…
Rank this Week: 562

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic
    I’ve seen a lot of infographics, but never before have I been blamed credited for one. According to Nicole Black at the MyCase blog, the infographic I’ve embedded below, 10 Technologies that Have Changed the Practice of Law, was…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston
    Any moment now, I expect to see Paul Revere gallop by, shouting, “The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!” In just over a week, the ABA annual meeting descends on Boston, and while it may not be bringing redcoats, it is…
  • Jul 29

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom
    In a post here two months ago, I wrote about recent developments involving LegalZoom in South Carolina and North Carolina, where legal actions had sought to shut down the company as engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Those were just…
Rank this Week: 736

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19162 - C & H Electric, Inc. v. Bethel ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court in part for the defendant...on the plaintiff’s claims of breach of…
  • Jul 30

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC18849 - State v. Kelly (Possession of narcotics with intent to sell; motion to suppress; "The defendant, Jeremy Kelly, was convicted, on a conditional plea of nolo contendere; see General…
  • Jul 29

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19174 - Saint Bernard School of Montville, Inc. v. Bank of America ("The defendant appeals from the trial court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff on claims of: breach of…
Rank this Week: 810

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

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

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle
    Rightsholders demand Austrian ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay, Kim Dotcom ordered to reveal his assets and Miami artist sues American Eagle over advertisements. The post 3 Count: Un-American Eagle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi
    As both Buzzfeed and CNN lose an editor to plagiarism scandals, it's clear these two aren't isolated cases, but a sign of a much larger crisis. The post The Looming Plagiarism Crisis appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    3 Count: Unlock Me

    3 Count: Unlock Me
    Cell phone unlocking bill lands on President's desk, City of London Police seek to replace pirate ads with warnings and car makers sued over CD copying systems. The post 3 Count: Unlock Me appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 161

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 30

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published
    The Harvard Food Law Society and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic have just published the Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide. There are a number of land use angles in the newly emerging area of food law....
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
Rank this Week: 180

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 30

    Guest Post: Israel’s Use of Law and Warnings in Gaza

    Guest Post: Israel’s Use of Law and Warnings in Gaza
    by Janina Dill by Janina Dill [Janina Dill is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.] In the ongoing military campaign ‘Protective Edge’ the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)…
  • Jul 30

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict
    by Jens Iverson by Jens Iverson [Jens Iverson is a researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Leiden.] Imagine there is a potential peace agreement that would end a civil war, but only at the cost of leaving portions of the country in…
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
Rank this Week: 96

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor
    The SEC announced it has charged a Florida-based transfer agent and its owner with defrauding investors by using aggressive boiler room tactics to peddle worthless securities with promises of high returns or discounted prices. Transfer…
  • Jul 30

    SEC Announces Additional Charges in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme

    SEC Announces Additional Charges in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme
    The SEC announced a second round of charges against individuals behind a boiler room scheme that hyped a company whose new technology was purportedly Super Bowl-bound.The SEC previously charged the operators of the scheme based in…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rule

    SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rule
    The SEC adopted amendments to the rules that govern money market mutual funds.  The amendments make structural and operational reforms to address risks of investor runs in money market funds, while preserving the benefits of the…
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 583

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

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

    FACTA Class Action

    FACTA Class Action
    In the July 2014 issues of The Review of Banking & Financial Services, DWT payments team members Burt Braverman and Micah Ratner wrote about the truncation requirement of FACTA, which has spawned a wave of class action litigation…
  • Jul 25

    U.S. District Court Dismisses Privacy Class Actions against Viacom, Google

    U.S. District Court Dismisses Privacy Class Actions against Viacom, Google
    Google and Viacom’s Nick.com, Nickjr.com, and Neopets.com off the hook – for now On July 2, 2014, New Jersey Federal District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed six consolidated MDL class actions challenging Viacom’s and…
  • Jul 23

    FTC Updates COPPA FAQs Again – Revisions to Part H Gives App Developers and Parents Welcomed Clarification on Parental Consent

    FTC Updates COPPA FAQs Again – Revisions to Part H Gives App Developers and Parents Welcomed Clarification on Parental Consent
    Continuing our Blog’s updates on the Federal Trade Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, we highlight that the FTC revised three portions of…
Rank this Week: 657

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?
     A bankruptcy case is part lawsuit, part financial accounting. Before filing bankruptcy, the debtor must make a good faith effort to account for and disclose all of his creditors and debts; monthly income and expenses; and describe and…
  • Jul 29

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Filing Stale Claim May Violate FDCPA

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Filing Stale Claim May Violate FDCPA
    The Eleventh Circuit recently held that a third party debt collector is liable for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it files a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case that is barred by a state statute of limitations.…
  • Jul 28

    BANKRUPTCY TIP: Fight Back Against Mortgage Servicer

    BANKRUPTCY TIP: Fight Back Against Mortgage Servicer
    Mortgage servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation is in the news again, this time on the losing end of a $16 million jury verdict. Like many others in Yuba County, California, homeowner Phillip Linza ran into some financial trouble after purchasing…
Rank this Week: 677

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 557

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 30

    Bar Exam Snafu Frustrates Test-Taker

    Bar Exam Snafu Frustrates Test-Taker
    Think back to when you took the bar exam. Now try to think how you would feel if after you finished, you were unable to submit the exam. That is exactly what happened yesterday for exam takers in as many...
  • Jul 30

    Court of Appeals upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling for meat

    Court of Appeals upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling for meat
    In 2002 and again in 2008, Congress enacted legislation requiring country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on certain foods, including meats. The 2008 statute defines country of origin as meaning, at least, where the animal has been born, raised,…
  • Jul 30

    The "middle class" losing ground

    The "middle class" losing ground
    This article by Matt O'Brien is about the same study that Scott posted about yesterday. But it highlights a longer-term phenomenon -- that the middle class has lost ground, not only in the recent past (because of the massive recession...
Rank this Week: 100

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
Rank this Week: 185

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    I don't know all that much about Anders/Wende briefs.  I don't write them.  They very rarely lead to published opinions.  So perhaps you should take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt.But when I read the three…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    At first glance, this just looks like your typical conviction for pandering.  Typical (depressing) facts, typical (depressive) life of the relevant prostitute, typical (exploitative) conduct by the pimp.  A typical relationship that…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)
    What do you think the going rate for a smart phone (i.e., a cell phone with internet access) is in prison?Answer:  $1000.Nice work, if you can get it.Of course, you also risk -- as here -- an additional seven years in prison if you get…
Rank this Week: 235

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 30

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive
    There is a new face on an old problem — American companies “moving” overseas in part to avoid U.S. taxes — that has increased in popularity in the last several years and recently gained political attention. Last week President…
  • Jul 30

    Guidebook App for Conference

    Guidebook App for Conference
    While I will miss my friends at the wonderful SEALS conference, I am excited to be attending and presenting at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) conference in Seattle next week. For the ALSB conference, the organizers have...
  • Jul 29

    Women, American Apparel, and the Danger of Advocating for Diversity

    Women, American Apparel, and the Danger of Advocating for Diversity
    This week, two of my co-bloggers shared some great insights on the revamped American Apparel board of directors. See Marcia Narine quoted in The Guardian article American Apparel adds its first woman to revamped board of directors; Joan…
Rank this Week: 262

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Iowa Law Review Symposium on Gideon v. Wainwright

    Iowa Law Review Symposium on Gideon v. Wainwright
    The Iowa Law Review has posted all of the articles stemming from its November 2013 Symposium on the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.  Several may be of special interest to legal historians:Lawrence Herman, Gideon and the Golden…
  • Jul 29

    New Release: Doern, et al., "Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism"

    New Release: Doern, et al., "Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism"
    New from McGill-Queen's University Press: Rules and Unruliness: Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism, by G. Bruce Doern (Carleton University/University of Exeter), Michael J. Prince (University of Victoria),…
  • Jul 29

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015
    The British Legal History Conference 2015 has issued the following Call for Papers:Conference Venue: School of Law, University of Reading Reading, United Kingdom Details: The twenty-second British Legal History Conference will be held at…
Rank this Week: 75

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    100 years of service marks @maricopabar history

    100 years of service marks @maricopabar history
    This week, I’m sharing some Arizona Attorney content that may have slipped by you unnoticed. As we are about to launch the September issue, I wanted to be sure you saw a few items that I think are significant. (Yesterday, I mentioned a…
  • Jul 29

    Civil verdicts list offers great trial lawyer research

    Civil verdicts list offers great trial lawyer research
    As July rushes headlong to a close, I offer suggestions for two pieces from the June Arizona Attorney Magazine, before it recedes into memory. The first is related to a decade-long favorite feature article: our annual roundup of the…
  • Jul 28

    4 decades of legal funding celebrated by @lsctweet

    4 decades of legal funding celebrated by @lsctweet
    Last Friday, a significant anniversary passed, one that should be marked by anyone concerned about equal access to justice. On July 25, the Legal Services Corporation noted that it had been established 40 years ago. As it describes itself,…
Rank this Week: 408

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 30

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 3. This week we've been sharing the top ten successful marketing fundamentals for your law firm. We've already covered the first six estate planning marketing rules, and today we'll…
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 2. In Part 1 of the Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do's, we explained the first three rules of estate planning marketing. Today, we'll dive into rules four, five and six of the top ten…
  • Jul 28

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1

    Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1
    The Top Ten Estate Planning Marketing Must-Do’s: Part 1. Every practice in every market is unique. The details change, but the fundamentals of successful marketing and practice development are the same. Get these right, and you’re well on…
Rank this Week: 888

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 30

    Immigration Article of the Day: There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn

    Immigration Article of the Day: There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn
    There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project Executive Summary From Mexico to the Bahamas, Mauritania to Lebanon, Turkey to Saudi Arabia, South Africa to Indonesia, Malaysia to…
  • Jul 30

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America
    Jennifer Moore in Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America powerfully writes: "For the unaccompanied children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States, humanitarian protection signifies that…
  • Jul 30

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show
    The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Watch Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, on The Daily Show. KJ Related articles New Edition of Enrique's Journey Released Sonia…
Rank this Week: 44

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
  • Jul 28

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland
    Guest Post Author – Peter Arrowsmith, partner and (Scottish) patent attorney at Cleveland (p.arrowsmith@cleveland-ip.com). Introduction On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide their future:…
Rank this Week: 165

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 30

    Thanking America’s Sustainable Farmer

    Thanking America’s Sustainable Farmer
    By Christina Badaracco While working on education and outreach in EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Ocean, and Watersheds, I have been particularly inspired by our work with agriculture. As an environmentalist and a foodie, I love learning…
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
Rank this Week: 190

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
  • Jul 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes ”‘Hello and goodbye.’  What else is there to say?  Our language is much larger than it needs to be.”  I…
Rank this Week: 110

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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

    Ready to Run a Proce

    Ready to Run a Proce
    Guest Blogger: Dave Sampsell has been a lawyer for 20 years and is general counsel of Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:  DGII). He is also founder and principal of BanyanRFP.com. It’s been strongly suggested the legal…
  • Jul 21

    Why Do the Redskins Matter? — It’s All in the Name

    Why Do the Redskins Matter? — It’s All in the Name
    If you’re a fan of the National Football League (NFL) or of decisions passed down by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), then you’ve probably heard: the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark…
  • Jun 24

    The Need for a Personal General Counsel

    The Need for a Personal General Counsel
    Guest Blogger: Anthony Palazzo is in-house litigation counsel for a private company in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of the ACC Research Triangle Area Chapter. Governor Christie appointed his long-time friend and legal counsel David…
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Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Reference Office Hours Change for Friday, August 1st

    Reference Office Hours Change for Friday, August 1st
    The Reference Office will be open from 9:00-4:00 on Friday, August 1st.
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
Rank this Week: 551

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?
    Have you ever wondered where the money goes following a vehicle forfeiture? Does your police agency have some really cool sports cars, tricked out SUVs or ruggedly expensive off-road vehicles?  Chances are they got it via Ohio’s…
  • Jul 28

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law
        When you drive on Ohio’s roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B).…
  • Jul 24

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court
    The Vandalia Municipal Court has made it easy to pay your violation using its website.  To find out how to make an online payment visit HERE.  To make a payment visit the court HERE. If you choose this form of payment, please check…
Rank this Week: 263

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

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

    Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Significant Expansion Of HMDA Reporting Requirement

    Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Significant Expansion Of HMDA Reporting Requirement
    On July 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or Bureau) issued a proposed rule that would expand the scope of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data reporting requirements and streamline certain existing reporting…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB Proposes Rule To Implement Dodd-Frank HMDA Change

    CFPB Proposes Rule To Implement Dodd-Frank HMDA Change
    On July 24, the CFPB issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of HMDA data reporting requirements. Section 1094 of the Dodd-Frank Act transferred responsibility for HMDA and Regulation C to the CFPB and directed the CFPB to conduct a…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB, FTC, And State Authorities Coordinate Action Against Foreclosure Relief Companie

    CFPB, FTC, And State Authorities Coordinate Action Against Foreclosure Relief Companie
    On July 23, the CFPB, the FTC, and 15 state authorities coordinated to take action against foreclosure relief companies and associated individuals alleged to have employed deceptive marketing tactics to obtain business from distressed…
Rank this Week: 249

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
  • Jul 28

    Facebook Likes Lead to Felony Charges in Wisconsin

    Facebook Likes Lead to Felony Charges in Wisconsin
    A Wisconsin couple was arrested on theft charges after they “Liked” an incriminating photo on their local police department’s Facebook page. Lisa J. Schulties, 32, and Jeorge A. Sales, 26, were slapped with felony burglary…
Rank this Week: 814

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0495, 2014 MT 203N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. VALENTINE ANTONE WALTER, Defendant and…
  • Jul 30

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 13-0230, 2014 MT 204N, IN THE MATTER OF B.B., A Youth.
  • Jul 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN DA 13-0309, 2014 MT 202N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL WESLEY SIMPSON, Defendant and…
Rank this Week: 30

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Jul 29

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case
    Where does a forensic accountant begin when trying to calculate the income available for support in a divorce or child support case? Tracy Coenen talks about some of the issues encountered in trying to evaluate income.
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
Rank this Week: 61

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

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

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Child Custody Cases in Michigan

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Child Custody Cases in Michigan
    Michigan legislation would protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The bill proposed Wednesday responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S.…
  • Jul 28

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce
    Stuck paying for a house that's no longer yours? Buying your spouse out of a property can be dicey, especially if both parties disagree with one another on the debt and equity objectives. So here are some ways to separate and pay off an…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce for Michael Vartan

    Divorce for Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan and his wife have split after three years of marriage. Lauren Skaar filed for divorce from the 45-year-old Bates Motel actor July, citing irreconcilable differences, according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. They have…
Rank this Week: 197

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

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

    Abused Trust Beneficiaries in California Trusts and Will

    Abused Trust Beneficiaries in California Trusts and Will
    Abusive Trustees and Executors is an ever increasing problem in California Trust and Will matters.  Despite the many fiduciary duties a Trustee or Executor owes to his or her beneficiaries, abuse occurs.  And when it does occur,…
  • Jul 29

    Broken Promises: Are Oral Promises to Make a California Trust or Will Enforceable?

    Broken Promises: Are Oral Promises to Make a California Trust or Will Enforceable?
    Is an oral promise to make a will or trust enforceable under California law? Contrary to what many believe, California law provides for the enforcement of oral promises to make a will or trust. How does the promise to make a will or trust…
  • Jul 23

    What’s the Difference? Revocable Trusts vs. Irrevocable Trusts in California

    What’s the Difference? Revocable Trusts vs. Irrevocable Trusts in California
    These silly little legal terms tend to cause way more confusion that is necessary.  Why can’t we just call them changeable Trusts and unchangeable Trusts?  That’s be way too easy to understand.  Better yet,…
Rank this Week: 877

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 30

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal
    July 30, 2014 – Another front-page story about the FBI Lab Scandal appeared in the Washington Post today.  In this story, we learned that the FBI unilaterally stopped reviewing thousands of criminal cases to determine if tainted…
  • Jul 30

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!
    Today is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.  On this day in 1778 the Continental Congress passed what very well could be the world’s first whistleblower law.  Our revolutionary forefathers, when they learned that two…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, explains that statistics reveal that most employees “who witness fraud or and…
Rank this Week: 574

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Senate Hearing On Economic Issues of Climate Change

    Senate Hearing On Economic Issues of Climate Change
    Budget Issues: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather - GAO Testimony before the Senate Budget Committee hearing entitled, The Costs of Inaction: The Economic…
  • Jul 29

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change - A new 32-page report from the Council of Economic Advisers that examines the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate change. The report …
  • Jul 28

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan
    EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be …
Rank this Week: 931

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 153

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Lucky Seven Edition!
    My eyes are boggling -- are there really seven(!) civil opinions out of the nine released this week? What eager beavers the Resplendently Robed Ones have been, hard at work crafting written utterances for the unwashed (legal) masses.But…
  • Jul 29

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!

    BREAKING -- 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Cooke in TD Bank/Rothstein On All Issues!
    Huge win for truth, justice, and the American way (not the massive fraud part):The case was tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for Coquina. The district court subsequently denied TD Bank’s renewed motion for judgment as a…
  • Jul 29

    The Blog Police (They Live Inside of My Head)!

    The Blog Police (They Live Inside of My Head)!
    What is with all these South Florida blogger suits:It seems that Dr. Tobinick does not appreciate public criticism of his claims and practice, and he wants me to remove the post from SBM. In my opinion he is using legal thuggery in an…
Rank this Week: 244

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 30

    Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama executive actions on immigration | TheHill

    Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama executive actions on immigration | TheHill
    Democratic senators facing tough reelections want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s immigration enforcement system through executive action. via thehill.com
  • Jul 30

    As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin’s Tactics - NYTimes.com

    As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin’s Tactics - NYTimes.com
    But beneath that calm facade, there is growing alarm in Russia that the festering turmoil in Ukraine and the new round of far more punitive sanctions — announced Tuesday by both European nations and the United States — will…
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate - WSJ

    U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate - WSJ
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter, more than offsetting a first-quarter contraction and putting growth back on an upward trajectory in 2014. via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 217

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    FINRA Targeted Exams on Order Routing and Execution Quality

    FINRA Targeted Exams on Order Routing and Execution Quality
    FINRA's Market Regulation Department is conducting a targeted examination of broker-dealers relating to "order routing and execution quality of customer orders in exchange listed stocks" Their sample information and document request…
  • Jul 28

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: Bars and Suspension

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: Bars and Suspension
    Without question, whenever a broker is facing a regulatory enforcement action that could lead to a bar or suspension, they have a lot of questions. What is a bar? What is a suspension? How does it work, and what does...
  • Jul 24

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: An Overview

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: An Overview
    A question I get from time to time from clients and others is along the lines of, "What exactly can happen to me if FINRA thinks I did something wrong?" The follow-up questions concern the different types of sanctions that...
Rank this Week: 787

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 721

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 30

    Indiana Trade Secret Law: Removing Allegation of Theft of Trade Secrets Results in Defendants' Release from "Lockdown"

    Indiana Trade Secret Law: Removing Allegation of Theft of Trade Secrets Results in Defendants' Release from "Lockdown"
    Indianapolis, Indiana - In 2013, a federal indictment including counts of theft of trade secrets belonging to Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") was presented to the Southern District of Indiana. On the basis of this indictment, the court…
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. It seeks additional comments on whether and how existing music licensing…
  • Jul 25

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana Code § 35-43-1-7 has been made effective as of July 1, 2014. This new criminal statute, enacted by P.L.158-2013, SEC. 458, covers certain computer-related offenses against intellectual property. It takes…
Rank this Week: 251

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Now Hiring: SEO Content Manager

    Now Hiring: SEO Content Manager
    PaperStreet is looking for a part-time SEO savvy writer and organizer to join our team. This person will help manage and develop all new and existing content for SEO clients. This includes managing the creation and posting of monthly…
  • Jul 28

    Affordable Michigan Legal Firm – Access Legal Care, PLLC

    Affordable Michigan Legal Firm – Access Legal Care, PLLC
    Access Legal Care, PLLC, an affordable and award winning Michigan law firm, has just launched an Essentials website. Access Legal Care, PLLC was born of necessity – the legal industry hasn’t evolved to meet the needs of modern…
  • Jul 25

    How to Get Rid of Related Videos When Embedding From YouTube

    How to Get Rid of Related Videos When Embedding From YouTube
    Removing Related Videos at the End of Your YouTube Clip Embedding a YouTube video is easy, but without an extra step the stream will populate related videos at the end. This isn’t always a bad thing, but for our clients…
Rank this Week: 776

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 30

    More words of wisdom from John Sturrock

    More words of wisdom from John Sturrock
    More words of wisdom from John Sturrock ; It only takes a few moments…… | Kluwer Mediation Blog – http://ow.ly/zKIW1Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 30

    Powerful and Coldhearted – NYTimes.com -

    Powerful and Coldhearted – NYTimes.com -
    Powerful and Coldhearted – NYTimes.com – http://ow.ly/zK7F0 “We found that for those participants who were induced to experience feelings of power, their brains showed virtually no resonance with the actions of others;…
  • Jul 29

    Watch “We should all be feminists – Chi

    Watch “We should all be feminists – Chi
    Watch “We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston” Video at TEDxTalks – http://ow.ly/zIZrgFiled under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 941