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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Tasting Notes: When Alcohol Goods and Services Descriptions Matter

    Tasting Notes: When Alcohol Goods and Services Descriptions Matter
    On December 11, I will be presenting a CLE on Brewery and Distillery Law, discussing trademark issues affecting breweries and distilleries.  One of the topics that I’ll spend some time on during that presentation – and one…
  • Nov 21

    When Names become Brand Name

    When Names become Brand Name
    And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19 Naming things is a fundamentally personal, human act that sometimes – in a profession all about brand names – we take for granted. It’s easy to…
  • Nov 17

    DYKES ON BIKES No Longer Idling After Matal v. Tam

    DYKES ON BIKES No Longer Idling After Matal v. Tam
    Simon Tam wasn’t the only one barred by the Lanham Act from reclaiming a historically derogatory term. Dykes on Bikes is a nonprofit lesbian motorcycle organization.  According to their website, the group’s mission is to…
Rank this Week: 54

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Website

    Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Website
    Dictionary words, alone, combined as phrases, modified by other parts of speech, and single letters that function as marks also retain in parallel their common associations that others may use without offending third-party rights. As a rule…
  • Oct 27

    Losing a UDRP Case: Questionable Decision or Questionable Submission?

    Losing a UDRP Case: Questionable Decision or Questionable Submission?
    Complainants naturally want to prevail on their claims of alleged infringing conduct and respondents (when they appear) naturally do their best to resist having their domain names taken from them in proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name…
  • Oct 10

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Rights for Domain Name

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Rights for Domain Name
    UDRP decisions come down from providers (principally from WIPO and the Forum) at the rate of 7 to 10 a day. Complainants mostly prevail; this is because in 90% of the cases (more or less that percentage) respondents have no plausible defense…
Rank this Week: 64

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 13

    Decline and fall of the dumb copyright trick

    Decline and fall of the dumb copyright trick
    One of the dumbest things people — overlawyered, and, sadly, mainly professionally-licensed people — have tried to do to avoid negative online reviews is to find ways of claiming some...
  • Nov 7

    Blawg Review is here!

    Blawg Review is here!
    Originally posted 2011-02-15 13:30:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNever mind where they said it would be. It’s here! It’s here! (And that’s why you can’t rely on Blogger.)
  • Nov 7

    Deep-linking deep-sixed

    Deep-linking deep-sixed
    Originally posted 2013-07-30 13:58:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCNET News.com reports: U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in the northern district of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against Robert Davis, who...
Rank this Week: 73

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 102

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Sep 19

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant
    Amazon gives trademark owners a new reason to register their brands: it’s a ticket to enrolling in the Amazon Brand Registry program. Enrollment gives trademark owners access to enforcement tools within the Amazon marketplace,…
  • Aug 9

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars registration of trademarks that may “disparage” persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into “contempt, or disrepute” (the “disparagement”…
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
Rank this Week: 113

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Mixed result in CAFC decision in Presidio case

    Mixed result in CAFC decision in Presidio case
    The outcomePresidio filed suit against American Technical CeramicsCorp. (“ATC”) for patent infringement in the DistrictCourt for the Southern District of California. After separatejury and bench trials, the district court held…
  • Nov 21

    CBS "Sunday Morning" food episode on 19 Nov 2017 had some IP theme

    CBS "Sunday Morning" food episode on 19 Nov 2017 had some IP theme
    As to patentsThe Naxon bean cooker was the predecessor to the “crock pot.” “Sunday Morning” noted:Irving Naxon's electric bean cooker, the Beanery, was inspired by his Lithuanian Jewish mother's stories of her…
  • Nov 20

    BASF wins appeal at CAFC; decision of Judge Sue L. Robinson reversed

    BASF wins appeal at CAFC; decision of Judge Sue L. Robinson reversed
    BASF Corporation owns U.S. Patent No. 8,524,185,which describes and claims systems for performing catalyticconversion of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in an exhaust gasstream. As relevant here, the patent claims a partly-duallayerarrangement of…
Rank this Week: 144

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
Rank this Week: 128

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 207

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 168

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 195

TorrentLawyer

TorrentLawyer

Exposes strategies and schemes of copyright trolls. By Cashman Law Firm, PLLC.

https://torrentlawyer.com
  • Nov 15

    WHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS.

    WHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS.
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasWHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS. Who is the “Real Party in Interest” in the Strike Three Holdings movie lawsuits?…
  • Nov 14

    How similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits?

    How similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits?
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasHow similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits? Malibu Media lawsuits paved the way for Strike 3 Holdings subpoenas. In March of this year I suggested that the…
  • Sep 7

    Revisiting Harvey for a moment, and turning our attention to Florida.

    Revisiting Harvey for a moment, and turning our attention to Florida.
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasRevisiting Harvey for a moment, and turning our attention to Florida. To the many of you who have been inquiring as to the safety of our family and our Cashman Law Firm, PLLC…
Rank this Week: 176

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 196

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 186

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 22

    Owens, Shared Services, and an Independent USPTO

    Owens, Shared Services, and an Independent USPTO
    USPTO’s chief information officer – John B. Owens – has left the agency to join the government contractor CGI Federal.  Owens departure coincides with the governmental shift where the Department of Commerce is…
  • Nov 22

    En Banc: No-Opinion Judgments and Changing Course mid-IPR

    En Banc: No-Opinion Judgments and Changing Course mid-IPR
    SNF Holding Co. v. BASF Corp. (Federal Circuit 2017) Important petition for en banc rehearing filed by the Duffy-Dabney team (Hughes Hubbard) with three questions presented: Whether 35 U.S.C. § 144 requires this Court to issue…
  • Nov 21

    Did the Federal Circuit Revive Halliburton (1946)?

    Did the Federal Circuit Revive Halliburton (1946)?
    by Dennis Crouch BASF v. Johnson Matthey (Fed. Cir. 2017) BASF’s catalytic conversion system patent claims includes the functional limitations that the system is “effective for catalyzing”/”effective to catalyze”…
Rank this Week: 212

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 22

    General Denial of Venue Alone is Insufficient to Preserve Venue Challenge

    General Denial of Venue Alone is Insufficient to Preserve Venue Challenge
    CAO Lighting, Inc. v. Light Efficient Design, No. 16 C 482, Slip Op. (D. Idaho Oct. 11, 2017) (Nye, J.).* Judge Nye granted defendants’ motion to sever the claims against Light Efficient Design for manufacturing LED retrofit lighting…
  • Nov 20

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Chicago Bar Association is honoring Judge Shadur with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. RSVP here. For most Chicago IP…
  • Nov 17

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student
    The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering a $10,000 scholarship to law students planning to pursue intellectual property careers. Recipients must be in a US, ABA-accredited law school and continue in the program at least through the…
Rank this Week: 256

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration and Procedural Pluralism in Family Law

    Arbitration and Procedural Pluralism in Family Law
    Barbara A. Atwood, The New UFLAA: Providing Needed Standards for Efficiency and Fairness, 39(4) Family Advocate 38 (2017), available at SSRN.Brian BixIn July 2016, the Uniform Law Commission gave final approval to the Uniform Family Law…
  • Nov 21

    Suing on the Shoulders of Other

    Suing on the Shoulders of Other
    Suzanne Lenon & Danielle Peers, ‘Wrongful’ Inheritance: Race, Disability and Sexuality in Cramblett v. Midwest Sperm Bank, 25 Feminist Legal Stud. 141 (2017). Robert Leckey While few seriously hold up litigating as a path to…
  • Nov 20

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!
    Michael Kagan, Rebecca D. Gill & Fatma E. Marouf, Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 106 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professors Kagan, Gill and Marouf have identified a remarkable gap in…
Rank this Week: 258

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 21

    What Goes Into a Plagiarism Analysi

    What Goes Into a Plagiarism Analysi
    A plagiarism analysis isn't as simple as submitting your work to a plagiarism checker, there's a lot of work that goes into analyzing those results. The post What Goes Into a Plagiarism Analysis appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Nov 21

    3 Count: Shufflin’ Hustlin’ Appealin’

    3 Count: Shufflin’ Hustlin’ Appealin’
    Rick Ross appeals lawsuit against LMFAO, Marc Jacobs is sued for allegedly infringing pins and Edinburgh pub owner hit with contempt of court over pay TV. The post 3 Count: Shufflin’ Hustlin’ Appealin’ appeared first on…
  • Nov 20

    3 Count: Burn Baby Burn

    3 Count: Burn Baby Burn
    New South Wales sued over unpaid license fees, Tickbox power couple profiled and UK charity warns of fire hazards from unauthorized streaming boxes. The post 3 Count: Burn Baby Burn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 285

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 263

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Nov 17

    TWiL 407: Can't We All Get Connected?

    TWiL 407: Can't We All Get Connected?
    The Slants got TM'd. Are you a digital loiterer? Join Amina Fazlullah, Matthew Curtis, and Denise Howell as we what access to the internet means. Naruto is on "This American Life". What is the implication of the reduction of Lifeline?…
  • Nov 3

    TWiL 406: Ghosts in the Machine

    TWiL 406: Ghosts in the Machine
    Scarlet Kim of Privacy International joins Denise Howell, Emory Roane and Mike Keyes to talk privacy issues such as challenging UK's mass surveillance program, iPhone X's Face ID, can the government hack your webcam? Artificial intelligence…
  • Oct 27

    TWiL 405: Partying With The Big Hairy Guy

    TWiL 405: Partying With The Big Hairy Guy
    Are stream rippers legal? Who owns the copyright for CGI characters, can a draft text message constitute a will, Amazon Key and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes Guest: Tiffany Li Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 252

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 17

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?
    By Jabu Diagana On November 29th, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear Carpenter v. United States and decide whether the government violates the Fourth Amendment when it accesses a third party’s record of an individual’s cell phone…
  • Nov 15

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME
    By Anna McCurley Every Halloween, some of the most popular costumes come with more than funny hats, swords, or fake blood – they come with copyright implications. Halloween costumes often correspond to the summer’s biggest…
  • Nov 13

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered
    By Alex Hagel Apple and Samsung are back! A new chapter in the Apple v. Samsung saga is set to begin in May. A federal judge in California has scheduled a third trial since Apple’s initial suit in 2011. The suit alleges Samsung…
Rank this Week: 298

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Would Glue Maker’s Trademark Claim Stick Against Pot Strain

    Would Glue Maker’s Trademark Claim Stick Against Pot Strain
    According to cannabis folklore, cannabis cultivators in 2010, Josey Whales and Lone Watie  created a strain of marijuana that was so sticky, Mr. Whales, during a phone call, commented that the plant made his hands “stick to things…
  • Nov 8

    USPTO Finalizes Rule for Privileged Communications in Trials Before the PTAB

    USPTO Finalizes Rule for Privileged Communications in Trials Before the PTAB
    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) provided for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in inter partes reviews,…
  • Nov 2

    Say Cheese: Stock Photos, Non-Exclusivity & Copyright Infringement

    Say Cheese: Stock Photos, Non-Exclusivity & Copyright Infringement
    The Ninth Circuit recently addressed an issue as to who may pursue claims for copyright infringement concerning stock photos in the case DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, et al. (Sept. 12, 2017).  Apparently there…
Rank this Week: 233

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Zimbabwe: African Resilience Shines Through

    Zimbabwe: African Resilience Shines Through
    Brenda Matanga  sent Afro-IP a message today to re-assure the IP community and investors that Zimbabwe remains open for business.  “Its business as usual” she exclaimed as she updated on the Zimbabwe…
  • Nov 14

    Kenyan Company Secures Music Licensing Rights to Stream Global Catalog

    Kenyan Company Secures Music Licensing Rights to Stream Global Catalog
    Select your location on MdundoThe big international music news in Africa is usually about an African artist signing with an American label, but this time, Mdundo.com has flipped the meza.  Mdundo has licensed the rights to stream Warner…
  • Nov 13

    Roundtable turns its focus to the pharma industry and invites you

    Roundtable turns its focus to the pharma industry and invites you
    This is an invitation to a roundtable discussion on the harm of illicit trade and the role of trade mark counterfeiting within the pharmaceutical industry organised by the Companies & Intellectual Property Commission in…
Rank this Week: 266

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
  • Nov 8

    Too Good to be True? Problems with the Allergan-Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Deal

    Too Good to be True? Problems with the Allergan-Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Deal
    Alyssa Grooms After their initial shock, lawmakers are fighting back against pharmaceutical company Allergan’s novel plan to protect the validity of its patents by bypassing the…
  • Oct 31

    PTAB Designates Inter Partes Review Decisions as Precedential/Informative

    PTAB Designates Inter Partes Review Decisions as Precedential/Informative
    Ann Robl Recently, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated one inter partes review decision as precedential and three inter partes review decisions as informative.The…
  • Apr 4

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition
    Jeremy McKinney It is the end of the Oklahoma Regionals of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC for short), and as I sit here in the “pit” reflecting on this year’s…
Rank this Week: 297

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 5

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial
    By Laura B. Richardson*   5Pointz, the world renowned “graffiti mecca” as it was once known, has become the subject of a legal battle which has culminated in a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Cohen v. G&M…
  • Oct 26

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)
    By Jason Barnes* The recent movie Woman of Gold and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act enacted in 2016 reflect a steady interest in U.S. restitution of Nazi-expropriated art.  It is thus with impeccable timing that Nicholas…
  • Oct 13

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork
    By Elizabeth Summers* For better or for worse, the world cares how much collectors pay for art. A record price realized at auction or in a “private” sale can create headlines in both art world publications and the national press.…
Rank this Week: 273

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    PTAB Grants Hospira's Request for Rehearing, Institutes IPR of Herceptin Patent

    PTAB Grants Hospira's Request for Rehearing, Institutes IPR of Herceptin Patent
    Hospira, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., IPR2017-00731 (PTAB) by Aaron F. Barkoff Apparently it is not impossible to change the PTAB's mind. In a rare decision last week, the Board granted Hospira's request for rehearing of its earlier decision…
  • Oct 6

    Functional Claiming of Antibodies: (Continue to) Proceed With Caution

    Functional Claiming of Antibodies: (Continue to) Proceed With Caution
    CAFC holds that later-developed antibody species may be evidence that a claimed antibody genus is invalid for lack of written description, and casts doubt on the “antibody exception” Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, No. 2017-1480 (Fed. Cir.…
  • May 24

    Meet the McAndrews Team at BIO 2016!

    Meet the McAndrews Team at BIO 2016!
    The McAndrews team will be at BIO 2016 in San Francisco and we're hosting a cocktail reception on Tuesday, June 7. Please join us if you'll be attending BIO!
Rank this Week: 271

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
Rank this Week: 216

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: 230

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

Covers emerging patent developments in the areas of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology. By Blaise Mouttet.

http://tinytechip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

    ReRAM Patent Landscape
    ReRAM (Resistance RAM) is a type of memory which may one day replace Flash as the common form of non-volatile storage for electronic devices. I recently updated a file I keep on US patents related to ReRAM and some related non-volatile…
  • Dec 30

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012
    The following is a list of the most interesting nanotechnology patents this past year (in my opinion):#10 - US 8093786 - Nanoscale piezoelectrics (Stevens Institute of Technology)This patent teaches manufacturing piezoelectric nanofibers…
  • Nov 5

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 269

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 225

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Nov 22

    AI and Policy Event in DC, December 8

    AI and Policy Event in DC, December 8
    Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) recently launched an initiative on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Public Policy.  On Friday, December 8, 2017, we’ll be in Washington DC talking…
  • Nov 15

    No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay script

    No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay script
    This is the first post in our “No Boundaries” series, in which we reveal how third-party scripts on websites have been extracting personal information in increasingly intrusive ways. [0] by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and…
  • Oct 25

    HOWTO: Protect your small organization against electronic adversarie

    HOWTO: Protect your small organization against electronic adversarie
    October is “cyber security awareness month“. Among other notable announcements, Google just rolled out “advanced protection” — free for any Google account. So, in the spirit of offering pragmatic advice to real…
Rank this Week: 486

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 21

    Oil States Preview Take II -- Just What Did the Supreme Court Hold in McCormick Harveting Machine v. Aultman?

    Oil States Preview Take II -- Just What Did the Supreme Court Hold in McCormick Harveting Machine v. Aultman?
    By Andrew Williams -- Last week, we provided a preview of the Supreme Court case Oil States Energy Services, LLC. v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC. that will be argued on November 27, 2017. The underlying case has received a lot of attention, so…
  • Nov 20

    Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- Mastermine brought a patent infringement action against Microsoft in the District of Minnesota. At issue were four claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,945,850 and three claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,429,518. After claim…
  • Nov 19

    Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last month, the Federal Circuit rendered a decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi that brought clarity to how the Court (and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) should apply the written description requirement in 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 309

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 452

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Nov 18

    * RedStreet.com 1997-2017

    * RedStreet.com 1997-2017
    Law Firm Website Reviews (1997-2000) RedStreet (The Company) RedStreet (the company, founded as RedStreet Consulting, later incorporated as RedStreet Inc.) was founded in 1997 by Erik J. Heels and Richard P. Klau. From 1997-2000, RedStreet…
  • Nov 17

    * Russell & Tate 1997-2017

    * Russell & Tate 1997-2017
    20 years of gettin’ yo’ money! Launched on 1997-04-01 and retired on 2017-11-17, the Russell & Tate website was meta: it was a parody of a satire of a law firm. Over the years, social media was added. And as time passed, fewer…
  • Oct 17

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China
    17 Seconds #41 The most important thing for startups to do is to inject IP thinking into their product launch process. Before any new product (or an improvement to an existing product) is launched (i.e. sold, offered for sale, publicly used,…
Rank this Week: 413

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 429

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 16

    Work for Hire? In California, Maybe Not.

    Work for Hire? In California, Maybe Not.
    My partner Nancy Yaffe has just posted a blog with disturbing implications for California entertainment lawyers. As young practitioners we  all were taught that every agreement with a person providing services on a film or TV show must…
  • Nov 9

    “The Cosby Show” Producer Demands BBC Foot the Bill for Using Show Clips in Documentary Exposé

    “The Cosby Show” Producer Demands BBC Foot the Bill for Using Show Clips in Documentary Exposé
    Former American icon Bill Cosby has been accused of sexually assaulting at least sixty women over five decades, according to Time Magazine.  But the Carsey-Werner Company, which produced Cosby’s hit sitcom “The Cosby…
  • Nov 1

    FCC Briefing: Two Things to Watch

    FCC Briefing: Two Things to Watch
    Here in the Hollywood bubble, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own tales of heartbreak, victory and scandal and forget that events outside of LA can also impact the entertainment business. One of these is that the FCC is now…
Rank this Week: 492

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Nov 14

    Vía la biotecnología, científicos crean empresa que produce enzimas útiles en la salud

    Vía la biotecnología, científicos crean empresa que produce enzimas útiles en la salud
    Producen capsaicioides a usarse en la industria alimentaria, medioambiental y de salud Con el fin de resolver problemas de salud y medioambientales, dos científicos del Instituto de Biotecnología (IBt) de la UNAM desarrollaron…
  • Nov 14

    Nuevos combustibles de llantas usada

    Nuevos combustibles de llantas usada
    Por Tomás Dávalos Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. 15 de septiembre de 2017 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Cuando concluye la vida útil de las llantas, se convierten en residuos sólidos que al ser desechados sin…
  • Oct 30

    Presentan el primer licor elaborado con Chile Poblano

    Presentan el primer licor elaborado con Chile Poblano
    Fuente: ANTIMIO CRUZ BUSTAMANTE, Reportero de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Revista Digital Mi Patente, antimioadrian@gmail.com, www.mipatente.com El primer licor elaborado con alcohol de caña y chile poblano fue…
Rank this Week: 458

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 403

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 397

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: 316

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Feb 28

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law
    Back in late 2015, I wrote a five-part series on the Expanding Scope of the TCPA or Texas’ Anti-SLAPP law. The Supreme Court of Texas confirmed our analysis last week with its decision in the ExxonMobil v. Coleman confirming that…
Rank this Week: 372

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 333

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Jun 9

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash
    Q from Time magazine:  When is cultural appropriation appropriate?  A from your favorite law prof:  Click here.  (Short answer:  Definitely not in this case.  Long answer:  Here's…
  • Nov 6

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line
     Another Burch brand is launching in the fashion space, this time the brainchild of Pookie and Louisa Burch.  And  what have the daughters of Chris and stepdaughters of Tory called their label?  Trademark,…
  • Oct 17

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation
    American designer Perry Ellis, celebrated in a new and comprehensive biography, was a true innovator -- in fashion design and in law.  Not only did he embrace licensing as a means of extending his empire, but his eponymous company…
Rank this Week: 476

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 345

The Prior Art

The Prior Art

One reporter's notes on the IP beat. By Joe Mullin.

http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
  • Jul 1

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent
    In a patent auction unprecedented in size and scope, a consortium of high-tech heavyweights banded together to buy Nortel Networks Corporation's trove of more than 6,000 remaining patent assets for a record-shattering $4.5 billion.
  • Jun 21

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo
    By Andrew Goldberg It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.  Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who…
  • Jun 10

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag
    By Andrew Goldberg Apple Steps in for App Developers Good news for app developers and iPhone users! Apple has decided to intervene on behalf of the seven iOs app developers sued for patent infringement by Texas-based patent-holding company…
Rank this Week: 353

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 479