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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/
  • Oct 16

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense
    On October 16, 2017, the Incentive Auction Task Force and the FCC’s Media Bureau jointly announced the initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Relocation Fund) for the reimbursement of eligible full power and Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar
    This is a reminder to not snooze on next week’s CPB compliance webinar! On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s CPB Compliance guru Bob Winteringham will present a FREE one-hour webinar…
  • Oct 13

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!
    Now until Oct. 31, 2017, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is offering a “Special Limited Registration Period” – a pre-launch opportunity for the registration of .RADIO domain names by radio broadcasters, radio…
Rank this Week: 39

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 11

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 16

    Digital Rights Groups Demand Deletion of Unlawful Filtering Mandate From Proposed EU Copyright Law

    Digital Rights Groups Demand Deletion of Unlawful Filtering Mandate From Proposed EU Copyright Law
    Today EFF and 56 other civil society organizations have sent an open letter [PDF] to European lawmakers outlining our grave concerns with Article 13 of the proposed new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which would…
  • Oct 16

    USA Liberty Act Won’t Fix What’s Most Broken with NSA Internet Surveillance

    USA Liberty Act Won’t Fix What’s Most Broken with NSA Internet Surveillance
    A key legal linchpin for the National Security Agency’s vast Internet surveillance program is scheduled to disappear in under 90 days. Section 702 of FISA—enacted in 2008 with little public awareness about the scope and power of…
  • Oct 16

    Q&A with Professor Xiaoxing Xi, Victim of Unjust Surveillance

    Q&A with Professor Xiaoxing Xi, Victim of Unjust Surveillance
    Professor Xiaoxing Xi, a physics professor with Temple University, was the subject of government surveillance under a FISA order. During September's Color of Surveillance Hill briefing, Professor Xi told his story of the devastating impact of…
Rank this Week: 1947

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Oct 16

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)
    Over four months have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases…
  • Jun 12

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)
    Three weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases filed in the…
  • May 30

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland on May 22, just over a week ago.  Since that decision, only four new patent cases have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas (all filed last Friday, May 26).  Below is a chart…
Rank this Week: 3725

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 16

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
  • Oct 11

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination
    A few people emailed me this story last month and for some reason it got lost in my inbox. Fret not, here it is. Quite interesting story actually, about termination rights in copyright and visual art. Implicit in this article are quite a few…
  • Oct 11

    Your Monthly Copyright and Appropriation Art Article

    Your Monthly Copyright and Appropriation Art Article
    Every month someone pens an article on appropriation art and copyright. Here’s October’s, from our friend Jessica Meiselman.
Rank this Week: 4367

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    From Alicante to Munich - the EPO appoints its new President

    From Alicante to Munich - the EPO appoints its new President
    The EPO has announced that Antonio Campinos has been elected as its new President. His appointment will be for a five-year term starting on 1 July 2018. Mr. Campinos, a Portuguese national, is currently Executive Director of the European…
  • Oct 16

    Another German decision questions reasonableness of GS Media presumption if generally applied

    Another German decision questions reasonableness of GS Media presumption if generally applied
    A few weeks ago this blog reportedon the judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice which decided that the presumption of knowledge envisaged by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in GS Media [Katposts here] for for-profit…
  • Oct 15

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: Pharma Day I - Sufficiently plausible

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: Pharma Day I - Sufficiently plausible
    The AmeriKat waiting for a promise to be fulfilled,ponders whether, perhaps, the promise was, in fact, always implausibleThe quality of seeming reasonable or probable.  It is clear that is the definition of "plausibility", but it is…
Rank this Week: 542

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 617

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: 78

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 16

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)
    “Failure to function as a trademark” is a favorite topic around here, and it’s getting more and more attention.  Except when it’s not. What am I talking about?  Even I...
  • Oct 4

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer
    As if on cue (they read this blog, right?), long-time trademark bully Hershey continues its aggressive brand — and whatever — protection efforts: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company has just...
  • Sep 25

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’
    Originally posted 2012-12-13 12:40:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter But so very close to both! A branding mashup one block east of the Hyatt on East 42nd Street.
Rank this Week: 541

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 206

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Oct 16

    Orrick Event (Santa Monica) – Understanding your IP

    Orrick Event (Santa Monica) – Understanding your IP
    It takes more than a great idea to develop a viable product.  Startups need to develop an intellectual property (IP) strategy in order to protect, commercialize and monetize their business.  Join a group of Orrick’s tech and…
  • Oct 13

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law
    A Look Forward on Patent Reform, Senator Orrin Hatch, October 2, 2017 Patent law reform legislation reminds us of a horror movie zombie:  it’s never truly dead.  A recent post from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is the latest…
  • Oct 9

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?
    In an effort to protect itself against genericide—the death of a trademark because the brand name becomes synonymous with the type of product—Velcro’s legal department released a video two weeks ago pleading with the public…
Rank this Week: 888

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3958

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname
    Moving along from Steve’s post on our alma mater of the University of Iowa, a former Rutgers football player has a more negative view of his former school. A few years ago, the Rutgers football program started allowing position groups…
  • Oct 13

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word
    I’m not talking about those kinds of four letter words (by the way, we’re still awaiting the Brunetti decision to learn their fate), so today I’m talking about this wholesome kind: Inquiring minds may wonder (and…
  • Oct 11

    Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?

    Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?
    You’re probably familiar with the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson. It was the number one country single of the year back in 2003. A few years later, Jimmy Buffet submitted…
Rank this Week: 46

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Renegotiate NAFTA to Make it the Gold Standard in IP Protection

    Renegotiate NAFTA to Make it the Gold Standard in IP Protection
    As President Trump embarks on the renegotiation of NAFTA, it is critical that we seize the opportunity to make it the gold standard in intellectual property rights protections... The stakes are tremendous and cannot be ignored.  In…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting Branded Apparel IP Assets: Pursuing Counterfeiters and Their Profit

    Protecting Branded Apparel IP Assets: Pursuing Counterfeiters and Their Profit
    Branded apparel companies face many challenges in protecting their IP assets, including the unavailability of copyright protection for fashion designs, the length of time necessary to secure a design patent, the challenge of securing…
  • Oct 16

    Qualcomm enters into 3G/4G license agreement with Turkish smartphone firm

    Qualcomm enters into 3G/4G license agreement with Turkish smartphone firm
    On Monday, October 9th, San Diego, CA-based fabless semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced that it had entered into a licensing agreement with Istanbul, Turkey-based General Mobile, a regional smartphone brand and a…
Rank this Week: 4573

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 16

    Renegotiate NAFTA to Make it the Gold Standard in IP Protection

    Renegotiate NAFTA to Make it the Gold Standard in IP Protection
    As President Trump embarks on the renegotiation of NAFTA, it is critical that we seize the opportunity to make it the gold standard in intellectual property rights protections... The stakes are tremendous and cannot be ignored.  In…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting Branded Apparel IP Assets: Pursuing Counterfeiters and Their Profit

    Protecting Branded Apparel IP Assets: Pursuing Counterfeiters and Their Profit
    Branded apparel companies face many challenges in protecting their IP assets, including the unavailability of copyright protection for fashion designs, the length of time necessary to secure a design patent, the challenge of securing…
  • Oct 16

    Qualcomm enters into 3G/4G license agreement with Turkish smartphone firm

    Qualcomm enters into 3G/4G license agreement with Turkish smartphone firm
    On Monday, October 9th, San Diego, CA-based fabless semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced that it had entered into a licensing agreement with Istanbul, Turkey-based General Mobile, a regional smartphone brand and a…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 3870

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 16

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27
    Oral arguments for both Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 and SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969, have been set for November 27, 2017. Oil States challenges the AIA trial…
  • Oct 15

    Application Pendency

    Application Pendency
    The chart below shows the pendency timing for issued US patents — looking particularly at the time from priority filing (including foreign priority claims) until issuance of the US patent.  To smooth the chart a bit, I…
  • Oct 12

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term
    If I were preparing to file a design patent around early May 2015, I might have held-off a bit on the filing to pass the May 13, 2015 threshold.  Design patents stemming from applications filed on or after that date have a…
Rank this Week: 215

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Oct 16

    EPO – All Problems Solved?

    EPO – All Problems Solved?
    The European Patent Organisation consists of two organs: the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council. Pursuant to Art. 4 EPC, the task of the Organisation is to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European…
  • Oct 16

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine
    For many years, Spanish Courts have considered the “problem & solution approach” developed by the European Patent Office (“EPO”) to be a very useful tool for the purpose of trying to make an objective assessment of…
  • Oct 12

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court
    Although the Irish government scheduled a series of referendums for 2018 and 2019 last month, the referendum on Irish participation in the Unitary Patent system was not one of them. This was confirmed by the Department of Business, Enterprise…
Rank this Week: 57

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Oct 16

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible
    Various claims of two patents covering telephone call processing were found to be directed to respective patent-ineligible abstract ideas: “sequentially dialing a list of telephone numbers to overcome a busy signal,” and…
  • Oct 13

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement
    Pleading joint patent infringement of a method claim requires alleging that one defendant controlled the action of a third party or that two parties were engaged in a joint venture. In Sonrai System, LLC v. AMCS Group Inc., No. 16 C…
  • Oct 11

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground
    Hewlett Packard Enterprises (“HP”), accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930 owned by Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (“Network-1”), was recently estopped from relying on certain references and combinations thereof…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 87

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use
    In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of acquired distinctiveness based on five years of use, finding that applicant's use had not been…
  • Oct 13

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB
    In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark OMAHA STEAKS, both for meat. However, it sustained…
  • Oct 12

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration
    In this consolidated proceeding concerning the mark LEHMAN BROTHERS, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd. moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted by Barclays Capital Inc. during the latter's case-in-chief, on both procedural and…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 2023

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 16

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee
    The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks,…
  • Oct 9

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018
    Applications for the 2018 class of Women Deliver Young Leaders are now open. Women Deliver will be accepting 300 young advocates for the next class of Young Leaders. WHAT IS THE WOMEN DELIVER YOUNG LEADERS [...] The post Ending Soon: Call for…
  • Oct 7

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO
    Nigeria recently deposited four Instruments of Ratification of copyright treaties at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The instruments were deposited during the on-going…
Rank this Week: 1898

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 16

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?
    Wer Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) für einen Onlineshop benötigt, kann sich solche AGB beispielsweise von einem Rechtsanwalt massschneidern lassen oder online eine Standardvorlage kaufen – oder…
  • Oct 4

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?
    Die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der Europäischen Union (EU-DSGVO) ist ab dem 25. Mai 2018 anwendbar. Damit wird das Datenschutzrecht in der EU vollständig erneuert. Die EU-DSGVO ist voraussichtlich für die…
  • Oct 2

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt
    Im Tages-Anzeiger wird behauptet, jeder achte Bundesparlamentarier sei gehackt worden. Der Tages-Anzeiger schreibt von «37 gehackten National- und Ständeräten», was falsch ist. Gehackt wurden – soweit ersichtlich…
Rank this Week: 2290

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim
    Existential threshold The number of companies that can bring treble-damages claims against drug manufacturers for violating federal antitrust law has dwindled. The scarcity has grown so acute that last week it crossed an existential…
  • Aug 28

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla
    U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled on August 28, 2017 that a class of 24 to 25 direct purchasers did not satisfy the “numerosity” requirement of Rule 23(a)(1) for class certification. Florence Drug Co. of…
Rank this Week: 1420

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 15

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)
    Duty to Disclose Does Not Include Duty to Respond to Examiner Confusion By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp., District Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 15

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 17, 2017 - "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patent Litigation Forum Selection in the Wake of TC Heartland" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) October 17, 2017 - "Strategic Considerations in…
  • Oct 14

    FCBA Webast on Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB

    FCBA Webast on Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB
    The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled "Taking Another Bite at the Apple: Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB Involving the Same Patent" on October 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT). Russell E.…
Rank this Week: 238

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière
    Pour répondre à une objection de clarté en examen, la titulaire, alors demanderesse, avait précisé en revendication 1 que la perméabilité à l'air du vêtement revendiqué…
  • Oct 12

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Regimbeau recherche 2 Ingénieurs Brevets en Chimie POSTE 1: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE  POSTE 2: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE CPI ET/OU MANDATAIRE EUROPEEN POSTES…
  • Oct 10

    T129/13 : substance active

    T129/13 : substance active
    La revendication 1 avait pour objet une composition comprenant: a) 1-50% d'un composant huileux ou cireux choisi parmi les acides dicarboxyliques en C9-C34, les alcools gras hydroxylés en C12-C30, [...], b) 0,1-5% d'une substance…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
Rank this Week: 2821

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update
    For those following noncompete and trade secrets legislative activity around the country, I just updated our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. (This is a never-ending task with so many states thinking about changing –…
  • Oct 10

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31
    Almost nine years in the making, Massachusetts is on the cusp of noncompete reform. And, decades in the making (yes, decades, thanks to Steve Chow‘s extraordinary efforts), Massachusetts is also poised to update its trade secrets…
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
Rank this Week: 4369

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/
  • Oct 15

    Copyright in Photographs - Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen

    Copyright in Photographs - Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen
    Author JaggeryLicence: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2-0Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen [2017] EWHC 2541 (IPEC) (13 Oct 2017) The above photograph is of a pub in Tenby where Dylan…
  • Oct 13

    Construction of Terms in Cross-Licensing Agreements: Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer Incorporation and Other

    Construction of Terms in Cross-Licensing Agreements: Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer Incorporation and Other
    Author Milkerfish Source Wikipedia  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Court of Appeal (Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justices Kitchin and Floyd)  Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer…
  • Oct 8

    FRAND

    FRAND
    Jane Lambert FRAND stands for "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory". It refers to the terms upon which the owner of a patent for an invention that is essential to a standard ("standard essential patent" or…
Rank this Week: 1125

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Oct 14

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant
    It is the function of a patent claim to define the scope of the invention protected by the patent.  Infringement occurs when an accused system, article, or process is covered by the particular terminology used in a patent claim. …
  • Sep 30

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System
    Australia has a pre-grant patent opposition system, meaning that an opportunity is provided after a standard patent application has been approved by an examiner, but before a patent is actually granted, for third parties to raise…
  • Sep 10

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform
    The Australian Government recently issued its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, indicating support for a number of the Commission’s…
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ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Oct 14

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...
    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a fanfiction reader, you may have noticed AO3 is running a banner at the top of the site this week for its fundraiser. The fundraiser isn’t…
  • Oct 3

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....
    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids.  Teenagers.  As someone staring 40 in the face lemme tell you a thing. You are going to be horrified and embarrassed at some point by the…
  • Oct 3

    Support the OTW by Reading!

    Support the OTW by Reading!
    transformativeworks: “Karen: A great thing about working in fan studies is that people spontaneously e-mail you with remarks like, “OMG I thought I was the only person who considered this stuff valuable! And you edited this…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
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North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 13

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?
    Change is expensive. Whether you’re settling into a new apartment or buying warm clothes for the winter, it takes effort to adapt to changing circumstances. Global changes, then, come with a hefty price tag. It is common knowledge that…
  • Oct 13

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future
    Although it has been about three weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico, nearly 90 percent of the island is still without electricity. Puerto Rico’s power company (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority or PREPA) had no…
  • Oct 13

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “punching the clock” as a way of saying that they have checked into work and are now on duty for their job. However, only the few that have actually used a time clock or have seen them in…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 13

    TWiL 403: Flying Car Law And Tuna Free Toy

    TWiL 403: Flying Car Law And Tuna Free Toy
    A Bumblebee is a Bumblebee. The Russians, always the Russians - now on Pokemon-Go. Join Bebe Cheuh, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss the intersection of technology and law (and goats). Hosts: Denise Howell, J.…
  • Oct 6

    TWiL 402: Google Wants A Spanking

    TWiL 402: Google Wants A Spanking
    The FBI doesn't have to give details on the iPhone hacking tool used in the San Bernadino case, six-strikes piracy scheme still gives out warnings, copyright, and privacy with Google Clips, sued for retweeting, and more! Hosts: Denise…
  • Sep 29

    TWiL 401: Waymo Buck

    TWiL 401: Waymo Buck
    Is Velcro stuck with a generic name? Free speech DMCA? Is CBS inviting pirating? Join Bill Donahue, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. Should we DMCA that fake news? Taylor Swift is being sued…
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New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal
    In a very recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decision, there was a reversal of a 2(d) refusal. See our webpage entitled, Likelihood Of Confusion Refusals, for more information on the likelihood of confusion…
  • Sep 27

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive
    In this recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision, In re Fowles Wine Pty Ltd., Serial No. 79157017 (September 15, 2017) [not precedential], the Board affirmed the refusal of the Examining Attorney. The interesting aspect to this…
  • Sep 8

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard
    Earlier this summer the Board relied on the “Something More” standard in reversing a refusal to register a trademark for beer. See In re Iron Hill Brewery, LLC, Serial No. 86682532 (July 28, 2017). The Applicant was seeking to…
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Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
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New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
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Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 13

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution
    We blogged recently about criminal proceedings brought by the LA City Attorney against numerous defendants accused of operating pay-for-play casting workshops in which actors allegedly paid for the opportunity to audition in front of casting…
  • Oct 10

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster
    After the outspoken conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster this summer for allegedly breaching their contract to publish his autobiography Dangerous, Simon & Schuster threw the book at Yiannopoulos with a…
  • Oct 9

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry
    Los Angeles-based IP lawyer Erin M. Jacobson recently penned a piece describing the ongoing dispute between members of the music industry and music streaming service Spotify, and arguing against Spotify’s attempts to limit the…
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Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?
      If you are a regular reader of our newsletter, you may recall that in 2014 we wrote about a copyright case involving Mike Tyson’s Maori-inspired facial tattoo. In that case, the tattoo artist, Victor Whitmill, sued Warner…
  • Oct 6

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity
    Dear Doc: I’m an attorney, and like most other lawyers, I went to law school because just the thought of taking organic chemistry in college gave me the dry heaves. Now the state Supreme Court has added a new rule that all lawyers have…
  • Sep 22

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property
    Dear Doc: At times, you write about copyrights. At other times, you write about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other legal mumbo-jumbo. I’m confused. What’s all of that got to do with intellectual property? Signed,…
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Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work
    NewsNet Issue 686 October 12, 2017 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Works The United States Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for a limited number of…
  • Oct 10

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A
    I’m a Teacher, so copyright laws don’t apply – Right?? Answer “Face to Face” exception Well – sometimes.  While it is true that there are exceptions to the rules regarding use of copyright protected…
  • Oct 10

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A
    I’m a Teacher, so copyright laws don’t apply – Right?? Answer “Face to Face” exception Well – sometimes.  While it is true that there are exceptions to the rules regarding use of copyright protected…
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Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • 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.…
  • Sep 29

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné
    By Colby Meagle* Renowned Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti passed away in 1966. Although, he died childless, his legacy lives on as his works continue to grow in value and prestige across the world, strengthening his reputation…
  • Jul 27

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)
      By Wylie Rechler Ever wonder about the processes, complexities, and challenges revolving around an artist’s journey from studio to international renown? Or a collector’s campaign from inheritance to resale of an artwork…
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Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with best-selling author and patent attorney, John Rizvi, on Nov 11th, 2 p.m., 2051 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.…
  • Jul 27

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…
    Just because your idea seems simple does not mean it does not have the power to disrupt an entire industry. I come across inventors regularly who tell me they were too embarrassed or afraid to see a patent attorney because they felt their…
  • Jun 26

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List
    If you are an American inventor or entrepreneur with a new idea, you cannot help but relate to the long, exhilarating, and yet sometimes painful journey of creating something new. Follow along and discover the secrets behind doggedly pursuing…
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