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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Coreper agrees common position on text of draft DSM Directive

    Coreper agrees common position on text of draft DSM Directive
    Compromising on copyright issues ... a stable equilibrium?After months of discussion, yesterday the Council’s permanent representatives committee (Coreper) agreed a common position on the text of the draft Directive on…
  • May 26

    Report on IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference (1/2)

    Report on IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference (1/2)
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trade marks, copyrights and trade secrets. It serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of…
  • May 25

    Stay of injunction in public interest: Edwards Lifesciences v Boston

    Stay of injunction in public interest: Edwards Lifesciences v Boston
    Edwards' crown jewels? The Sapien 3In recent years, there have been several examples of patentees in the UK Courts opting not to enforce an injunction where the infringing product constitutes a potentially life-saving treatment. The case…
Rank this Week: 65

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • May 25

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)
    Part IV of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. Okay I have my patent and my intellectual property clearance, am I good to go? In cases where a board gamer designer steals intellectual property from…
  • May 3

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)
    Part III of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. I have protected all of my intellectual property. Am I in the clear now? You have just protected the intellectual property in your new board game,…
  • Apr 30

    Someone Stole My Board Game!

    Someone Stole My Board Game!
    Part II of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. So I invented a new game. Now what? In the past, game inventors had a difficult time getting their games to market. They often had to invest in…
Rank this Week: 123

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

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

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

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Nov 2

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

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

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
Rank this Week: 133

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 190

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    TopstepTrader, LLC v. OneUp Trader, LLC, No. 17 C 4412, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 18, 2018) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted in part defendant OneUp Trader’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss and defendant…
  • May 23

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 13, 2018) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed claims in this patent dispute involving infant play gyms for a second time, this time focused upon certain…
  • May 4

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Women in IP Committee is hosting its Annual Progressive Dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The committee will celebrate the advancement of women in Chicago’s IP community…
Rank this Week: 191

Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 277

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • May 15

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility
    The Federal Circuit has held that patent claims directed to “performing certain statistical analyses of investment information” are patent-ineligible under the Alice/Mayo abstract idea test and 35 U.S.C. § 101, thus affirming…
  • May 14

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice
    Patent claims can survive a patent-eligibility challenge under Alice and 35 U.S.C. § 101 even without a showing of a technological improvement.  In Dailygobble, Inc. v. SCVNGR, Inc., Case No. CBM2018-00002 (May 8, 2018), the…
  • May 13

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?
    A California court has held that a defendant is collaterally estopped from asserting patent-ineligibility under 35 USC § 101 because the defendant, in prior litigation, lost a post-trial motion in which it evidently raised other theories…
Rank this Week: 354

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 358

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Revenge of the Tweet

    Revenge of the Tweet
    Can republishing a tweet cost your business $150,000? By Peter Lemire According to a recent decision from the Southern District of New York, it certainly can. With the ever-present utilization of social media in modern-day online advertising…
  • Jan 17

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady
    Determining the meaning and value of the cryptocurrency By Kurt Leyendecker I am confused. Very confused. You see, I had a silly idea to write an article about the trademark rights associated with BITCOIN. I think I have less of an…
  • Jan 12

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed
    The March 2017 passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act protects people’s ability to share their honest opinions about a business’ products, services or conduct. By Peter Lemire There’s no doubt in today’s…
Rank this Week: 416

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Mar 30

    No More Store

    No More Store
    Thank you to the many people who, over the past 9 years, have ordered DVDs, t-shirts, and stickers from our online store (formerly at QuestionCopyright.com). We've shut down the store now. Running an online store takes a certain amount of…
  • Feb 18

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement
    This is just a sad update to our earlier story, but now it's official: CloudFlare has ceased serving Sci-Hub, in accordance with the court-ordered Internet damage we wrote about earlier. Take a moment to consider: This is the same CloudFlare…
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.
    Yes, we're aware that our web site suddenly went bonkers. Apparently, the upgrade from Drupal 7.54 to 7.56 broke our custom theme. We're seeking a Drupal guru now (and if you are one, please get in touch). Tags:  …
Rank this Week: 378

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
Rank this Week: 403

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 25

    4 forms of IP protection available for start up

    4 forms of IP protection available for start up
    Start ups have a lot of things to consider when they’re trying to get their business off the ground. Acquiring financing and funding are undoubtedly important. But sometimes, getting adequate intellectual property protection can also be…
  • May 18

    ARTPARTNERING Program Brings New Exhibit to LoTempio Law

    ARTPARTNERING Program Brings New Exhibit to LoTempio Law
    A few months ago, we sat down with our clients Mary Ouimette-Kinney and Larry Kinney of the University Heights Arts Association to learn more about their programs and their experience as an arts organization trying to expand their reach…
  • May 11

    Uber, Lyft, and patents.

    Uber, Lyft, and patents.
    It used to be a hassle getting around town without a car. Even if you had a car, parking could still be a pain.  But that’s no longer the case today. In today’s age of cell phones and apps, fast and cheap transportation is…
Rank this Week: 803

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/25/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/25/18
    Copyright Office Fees — The US Copyright Office has proposed a new fee schedule, with fees for registration and other services increasing nearly across the board. Read the details here. Commentary: All music creators should be paid for…
  • May 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/18/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/18/18
    Antipiracy Enforcement in Malaysia and Jakarta — Researcher Brett Danaher shares some takeaways from a recent trip he took. “If one simply reads online forums, one might get the impression that the debate over piracy is largely…
  • May 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18
    Senate Introduces Music Modernization Act — Two weeks after the House passed its version of the bill 415-0, the Senate has introduced the Music Modernization Act, a legislative package of critical music licensing reforms. The Senate…
Rank this Week: 607

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 697

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • May 1

    Monkeys Lack Standing to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    Monkeys Lack Standing to Sue for Copyright Infringement
    Well, it’s official: Naruto, the crested macaque monkey who took photographs of himself while on a reserve on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2011, lacks statutory standing under the US Copyright Act to sue for copyright…
  • Jan 29

    After the Supreme Court Touchdown, Washington Redskins Are Finally Winning at the Fourth Circuit and the PTO

    After the Supreme Court Touchdown, Washington Redskins Are Finally Winning at the Fourth Circuit and the PTO
    Two incredible things happened in 1992 for the NFL football team Washington Redskins. It won the Super Bowl and applied to register a trademark Washington Redskins. It has not been so lucky ever since. It has not won another Super Bowl and…
  • Dec 6

    When is a Copyright “Registered” for Purposes of Filing Suit?

    When is a Copyright “Registered” for Purposes of Filing Suit?
    On May 18, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a copyright infringement complaint and added further to a circuit split on when copyright “registration” occurs for purpose of filing a copyright infringement…
Rank this Week: 736

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Apr 20

    First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO

    First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO
    Genni Ellis I was recently contacted by Law360 to comment on the first-ever instituted derivation proceeding at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Andersen Corp. v. GED Integrated…
  • Apr 16

    Is the USPTO PTAB “Panel Stacking” When Using Expanded Panels?

    Is the USPTO PTAB “Panel Stacking” When Using Expanded Panels?
    Grant T. Gille Over the past few years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has implemented the use of expanded panels in a number of…
  • Feb 6

    Ex Parte Appeals PTAB Decisions Time Decrease

    Ex Parte Appeals PTAB Decisions Time Decrease
    Ann Robl Recently, the USPTO published their statistics for ex parte appeals, which were discussed during the February 1st Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting. The…
Rank this Week: 678

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 8

    The Shape of Water’s Ongoing Plagiarism Battle

    The Shape of Water’s Ongoing Plagiarism Battle
    Last month, we were able to dismiss allegations of plagiarism against Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. However, new accusations have come forward and some are much more difficult to dismiss. The post The Shape of Water’s Ongoing…
  • Feb 8

    3 Count: CLASSICS Redux

    3 Count: CLASSICS Redux
    CLASSICS Act introduced into the Senate, educational firm sues major accounting first over plagiarized materials and several college football teams get their Twitter accounts suspended. The post 3 Count: CLASSICS Redux appeared first on…
  • Feb 7

    3 Count: VLC GPL

    3 Count: VLC GPL
    Court rules copyright registration not needed to sue over false DMCA notices, Beyonce sued again over Formation and VLC creators say Google isn't acting on GPL violations The post 3 Count: VLC GPL appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 883

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 31

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name
    Ah, hockey. The great Canadian pastime involving cute guys, hitting a little rubber disc around the ice, and plenty of fighting – what’s not to love?  Speaking of fighting, there’s a new hockey brawl brewing; and while…
  • Jan 17

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It
    Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is synonymous in the minds of most people with the technology brand that he helped become an empire.  That is, unless you’re talking fashion.  No, no, not the quintessential black…
  • Sep 6

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam
    The First Amendment and boundaries of free speech are on everyone’s minds these days, and the trademark world is no exception. In what is being considered a touchdown (pun 100% intended) for trademark owners, the Supreme Court recently…
Rank this Week: 813

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 727

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 907

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 29

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 15

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 1068

Rules For The Revolution: The…

Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

Answering your questions about podcasting, new media and the law.

http://www.rulesfortherevolution.com
  • Nov 11

    Supernova – What Fair Use Questions Do You Have?

    Supernova – What Fair Use Questions Do You Have?
    On December 1 and 2, Supernova will be back in San Francisco with a really great assortment of discussions (agenda) and an extraordinary group of provacative speakers (speaker list).
  • Feb 8

    We're Hiring at Vogele | Associates!

    We're Hiring at Vogele | Associates!
    I’m looking to hire a part time Law Office Administrator and Bookkeeper. The full description and application instructions are as follows: Position: Contract Law Office Administrator & Bookkeeper. Hours & Pay Rate: Part time,…
  • Sep 8

    No “fair use” for the Harry Potter Lexicon

    No “fair use” for the Harry Potter Lexicon
    The opinion in the Warner Brothers Entertainment & JK Rowling v. RDR Books case just came down, and it’s an interesting outcome. The court found infringement of the reproduction right, but not the derivative works right. The court…
Rank this Week: 841

Google Copyright Blog

Google Copyright Blog

Covers search engines and copyright issues.

http://googlecopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    The Limits of Google Ga

    The Limits of Google Ga
    Google at the pumpmay be a boon for drivers,but won't help this guy.
  • Nov 2

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)
    In October, YouTube finally unveiled its anti-piracy filter that it began testing over the summer. While the move can be seen as a response to both the Viacom lawsuit and as an appeasement to content partners, the parties in the Viacom and…
  • Nov 1

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion
    William wrote in to provide a link to a video of a symposium on the Viacom v. YouTube case, sponsored by Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute. The speakers (Fred von Lohman, Tyler Ochoa, Mindy Morton, and Jenny Lynn Cox) provide in depth…
Rank this Week: 847

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4089

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 1119

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 25

    The COPYKAT follows the money

    The COPYKAT follows the money
    As the world comes together today to panic about celebrate the GDPR coming into force, this COPYKAT follows the money.Stock photo companies: uncertain standing? When a photographer licences their work to a stock photo company, is…
  • May 24

    The 1709 Blog and the GDPR

    The 1709 Blog and the GDPR
    Inspired by our friends at The IPKat and the post that Ebhlin Vardy published this morning, we also wish to let our readers know that tomorrow the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) comes into force in…
  • May 24

    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable Obstacle

    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable Obstacle
    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable ObstaclesThursday June 7th   17.30-19.30   CITY UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL The international framework within which…
Rank this Week: 2360

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
  • May 25

    Malibu Media Lawsuit Settlement Amount

    Malibu Media Lawsuit Settlement Amount
    Have you received a subpoena from Malibu Media? If you’re considering settling, make sure you read this, and call Antonelli Law for a free consultation to discuss your specific case against Malibu Media. Malibu Media Lawsuit:…
  • May 24

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018
    Have you recently received a Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena? Antonelli Law can help you decide what to do. Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits have been increasing in recent years. In late April 2018 they filed 12 lawsuits against individuals in and…
  • May 16

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.
    Malibu Media and Lawsuits Malibu Media, LLC, produces pornographic films through a paid subscription. Despite the subscription feature, Malibu Media has claimed that approximately 80,000 US-based people are illegally downloading their movies…
Rank this Week: 1784

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    well done, sec. well done. https://t.co/87MAr301ww 2018-05-18 google internal video from 2016 (which google has characterized as "speculative") provides a glimpse into the possi… https://t.co/uo8j8g3kLV 2018-05-19 [Click on title above…
  • May 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us 4th circuit imposes additional restrictions on forensic (but not manual) searches of electronic devices at the b… https://t.co/WomrrPmM7J 2018-05-11 harvard startup aims to reverse aging in dogs. and maybe humans.…
  • May 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uber unveils flying car prototype. will travel at 150-200 mph and eventually have the same price as uberx. https://t.co/m6S1IHb2bu 2018-05-09 if you are a mcgill law alumnus/alumnae, please do consider attending the law alumni banquet taking…
Rank this Week: 3060

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2855

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 24

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee
    The Copyright Office (“CO”) is proposing a new fee schedule. The proposed fees reportedly would help the CO recover a significant part, though not the whole, of its costs. The CO is providing an…
  • May 17

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee
    Several years ago, I wrote about sovereign immunity protection that commit copyright infringement, along with a way for recovery for the infringement. Indiana courts recently confirmed that the law is valid there. Specifically, this issue…
  • Apr 28

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer
    I’m excited to partner up with my friends at Creative Highway (the same folks that bring us 5DayDeal) because they are curating a high-quality resource for photographers like us – creatives who want to spend less time hunting the…
Rank this Week: 3507

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 24

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee
    The Copyright Office (“CO”) is proposing a new fee schedule. The proposed fees reportedly would help the CO recover a significant part, though not the whole, of its costs. The CO is providing an…
  • May 17

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee
    Several years ago, I wrote about sovereign immunity protection that commit copyright infringement, along with a way for recovery for the infringement. Indiana courts recently confirmed that the law is valid there. Specifically, this issue…
  • Apr 28

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer
    I’m excited to partner up with my friends at Creative Highway (the same folks that bring us 5DayDeal) because they are curating a high-quality resource for photographers like us – creatives who want to spend less time hunting the…
Rank this Week: 2984

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 2339

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 23

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future
    In the not too distant future… “Hey Google, order me a pizza – the usual, but a large this time, and have it delivered.” Google Duplex calls pizza place. Pizza place AI bot answers the phone.  The bots talk to…
  • May 9

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?
    In a recent blog post I talked about the new privacy breach notification requirements coming under PIPEDA this November 1. I said that perhaps the most challenging aspect is a requirement to maintain a “record of every breach of…
  • Apr 24

    Home builder liability for IoT?

    Home builder liability for IoT?
    I was on a “Smart panel” discussing smart technology yesterday at the LSTAR Economic / Smart Technology Summit. Our panel had a good discussion around the benefits and privacy aspects of smart tech and the internet of things. The…
Rank this Week: 1510

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • May 23

    "Have you not considered Recital 171?"

    "Have you not considered Recital 171?"
    This week, few lawyers have the luxury of not having to be data protection experts, which is why the subject is intruding into my IP blog. Thank goodness it will all be over on Friday and we can settle down to working with the General Data…
  • May 13

    Interpration or truth?

    Interpration or truth?
    Nex week there will be a Luxury Law summit in London, I discover. The concept of "luxury law" baffles me, but I guess I am looking at it wrongly - the law that applies to the luxury end of the goods and services market, not a…
  • May 13

    Has the difficulty of ascertaining freedom to operate led to a patents arms race?

    Has the difficulty of ascertaining freedom to operate led to a patents arms race?
    Reading Boldrin and Levine's "Against Intellectual Monopoly" (Cambidge University Press, 2008, and here), I am struck by a thought that isn't directly related to the authors' arguments against the patent and copyright systems (I expect they…
Rank this Week: 2523

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • May 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Denmark country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Denmark country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Streaming growth boosts R&B/hip-hop share of global recorded-music sales The return to growth for the recorded-music…
  • May 15

    UMG and WMG make recorded-music market share gains, Sony outperforms in publishing

    UMG and WMG make recorded-music market share gains, Sony outperforms in publishing
    Music & Copyright’s annual survey of the recorded-music and music publishing sectors has revealed the changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded-music leader UMG maintained…
  • May 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. UMG and WMG make recorded-music market-share gains; Sony outperforms in publishing Music & Copyright’s annual…
Rank this Week: 2980

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • May 21

    Gender Diversity in IP and Technology Policy: A New Resource and Way to get Noticed

    Gender Diversity in IP and Technology Policy: A New Resource and Way to get Noticed
    The most recent WIPO Magazine is devoted to women and IP.  There are a number of fascinating articles concerning women involved in creating in various technology and artistic spaces.  One interesting story involves Sybilla…
  • May 21

    Solutions in Search of a Problem: The Trademark Register Clogged?

    Solutions in Search of a Problem: The Trademark Register Clogged?
    Commentators have debated the question of whether there are too many trademarks.  Are we going to end up in a situation where there just are not enough good trademarks left, particularly wordmarks?  Some would argue that there is an…
  • May 4

    Trump Administration Releases Annual IP Report to Congre

    Trump Administration Releases Annual IP Report to Congre
    The White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator has released its Annual Intellectual Property Report (Report) to Congress (around 170 pages!).  The Report outlines the Trump Administration’s approach to…
Rank this Week: 1726

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 21

    SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURES IN THE US: A DELICATE BALANCE

    SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURES IN THE US: A DELICATE BALANCE
    By: Ann K. Ford and James K.S. Stewart The immense rise in popularity of social networks has led to the proliferation of social media celebrities—individuals who have amassed a great number of “followers” based on their…
  • Mar 15

    Who owns your IP?

    Who owns your IP?
    By: Victoria Lee This post originally appeared on DLA Piper Accelerate, DLA Piper’s dedicated online resource for entrepreneurs.  When a company’s intellectual property is core to its business, investors and prospective…
  • Mar 12

    UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE

    UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE
    By: James Clark The United Kingdom has announced plans to introduce a new “Data Protection Fee” to replace the current system of registration for data controllers. Draft Regulations[1] were laid before Parliament on 20…
Rank this Week: 3543

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 18

    The balkanization of the Internet

    The balkanization of the Internet
    The Internet was built on a series of relatively simple ideas. Decentralisation, resilience, content and transport neutrality. But from the start, one of the most important elements was that all content would be similarly available…
  • May 10

    Robots behaving badly: legal responsibility in the age of artificial intelligence

    Robots behaving badly: legal responsibility in the age of artificial intelligence
    This is the text for my presentation at re:publica 18. The slides can be found here. I have presented at re:publica for the last couple of years, and usually I try to do so with a work in progress paper at the early stages of research, and…
  • Apr 5

    What is the copyright status in eSports casts?

    What is the copyright status in eSports casts?
    Some eSports producers have started clamping down on unlicensed casts, and this could have an interesting effect on the profitable business, but it could also give us a hint about the copyright questions surrounding game broadcasting. For…
Rank this Week: 1491

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp
    What is a B-Corp? B-Corp is short for Public Benefit Corporation. The Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act (MPBCA) allows a business to operate as a for-profit entity that distributes profits to its shareholder, while prioritizing its…
  • May 4

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?
    Like many other states, Minnesota offers certain protections for termination or cancellation of franchise or distributor relationships.  Under the Minnesota Franchise Act, a franchisor may not cancel a franchise agreement without cause,…
  • Apr 27

    We Thought We Couldn’t Get Any Better — Then We Found Jacob!

    We Thought We Couldn’t Get Any Better — Then We Found Jacob!
    Bernick Lifson is proud to announce the newest member of our litigation team, Jacob Sellers. Jacob brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ remedies, and bankruptcy law and…
Rank this Week: 1698

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • May 15

    Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Right

    Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Right
    This is Part I in a series on establishing use in commerce in the US for federal trademark purposes. Part II will discuss how to prove use in commerce and what kinds of specimens qualify. Part III will discuss a recently announced pilot…
  • Sep 12

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material
    In Parker v. Paypal, the court dismissed an individual author’s suit against Amazon for hosting an infringing copy of his copyrighted work, deciding that ISPs actions in merely hosting the infringing work did not cause "in some…
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
Rank this Week: 4559

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • May 9

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law
    With the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Hollywood star Meghan Markle fast approaching, companies may be looking at leveraging the glamour of this event in their advertising and products and capitalising on the ‘Royal effect’.…
  • May 3

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright
    A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia, Career Step, LLC v TalentMed Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 132 (Career Step) provides a useful reminder of the principles that apply when determining whether a new copyright work is the result…
  • May 1

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting
    For the first time since 2012, Canada has once again been named to the “Priority” Watch List in the 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights, put out by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).…
Rank this Week: 1693

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 9

    Standard of review in IP cases – NYIPLA Annual Meeting next Tuesday, May 15th

    Standard of review in IP cases – NYIPLA Annual Meeting next Tuesday, May 15th
    The New York Intellectual Property Association (NYIPLA) Annual Meeting is this coming Tuesday, May 15th at the Princeton Club in New York. I’ll be there — [...]
  • May 8

    Google, Google, Gone!

    Google, Google, Gone!
    Originally posted 2005-03-22 21:47:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGevald. It’s all Google, all the time here! Via Instapundit — now this! Google’s secretive and politically [...]
  • May 8

    Settling in

    Settling in
    Originally posted 2009-12-02 14:03:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Foley Square view Originally uploaded by Ron Coleman I took this view of Foley Square, where [...]
Rank this Week: 1385

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

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

https://500law.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Become a sponsor for the 2018 Taste the Islands Experience and help to Save the Twinz!

    Become a sponsor for the 2018 Taste the Islands Experience and help to Save the Twinz!
    CALLING ALL BUSINESSES AND SPONSORS! On June 2nd, 2018 the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will find itself in the midst of Caribbean-style celebrations with the second annual Taste the Islands Experience. “Taste the Islands”…
  • Apr 30

    2018 Annual Reports are Due!

    2018 Annual Reports are Due!
    The Annual Report is used to update or confirm the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations’ records. The data displayed on the entity’s online Annual Report form is the most current data on file with the Division of…
  • Mar 24

    Ultra Music Festival Acquires Winter Music Conference

    Ultra Music Festival Acquires Winter Music Conference
    Just two days before Ultra Music Festival’s twentieth anniversary, marketing manager Albert Berdellans announced their acquisition of Winter Music Conference. For ten years, both UMF and WMC worked alongside one another…
Rank this Week: 2422

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/
  • May 3

    UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statute

    UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statute
    On July 1, 2018, all fifty states will have active data breach statutes that govern the notification process for companies that experience a data loss incident. Alabama and South Dakota both recently passed data breach laws, representing the…
  • Jan 24

    The federal landscape on self-driving car

    The federal landscape on self-driving car
    Motivated by the unprecedented spike in automotive fatalities in 2015, mostly caused by human error, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has embraced…
  • Jan 9

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down
    Regardless of industry, website accessibility has become an area of focus for ADA litigation. My colleague, Jamie LaPlante, was recently interviewed by the Bristol Herald Courier regarding a filing against Highlands Union Bank in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2314

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 2

    Focus IP pour le gouvernement fédéral!

    Focus IP pour le gouvernement fédéral!
    Le gouvernement du Canada vient d’annoncer une « Stratégie en matière de propriété intellectuelle ». Il propose de faciliter l’exercice des droits de propriété…
  • Apr 25

    Pas de protection du droit d’auteur pour le « selfie monkey »!

    Pas de protection du droit d’auteur pour le « selfie monkey »!
    Lundi, une cour d’appel américaine a tranché : un singe ne peut pas intenter de poursuite pour la contrefaçon de ses selfies en vertu de la loi américaine sur le droit d’auteur. Rappel des…
  • Apr 17

    Les demandeurs soulagés par la décision G1/16 de l’OEB

    Les demandeurs soulagés par la décision G1/16 de l’OEB
    En décembre 2017, la décision G1/16  de la Grande Chambre de recours de l’Office européen des brevets (OEB) a entériné le raisonnement d’une décision précédente…
Rank this Week: 1694