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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 89

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
  • Sep 24

    When It Comes to Resale Royalties, How to Interpret the First Sale Doctrine?

    When It Comes to Resale Royalties, How to Interpret the First Sale Doctrine?
    This is the main question currently before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs argue in their opening brief that “[t]he first sale doctrine prevents copyright holders from prohibiting or controlling downstream…
  • Sep 23

    Is Baking Cakes Art?

    Is Baking Cakes Art?
    If tattooing, passing out syringes, and kissing is art, then obviously the answer is, yes. But the real question is whether the U.S. Supreme Court agrees. Here’s an interesting overview of a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on…
  • Sep 20

    Does a Copyright License Cure Past Infringements?

    Does a Copyright License Cure Past Infringements?
    No, says a New York district court, noting that “a license or assignment in copyright can only act prospectively.”  
Rank this Week: 553

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    Nothing is really original in a strong sense?

    Nothing is really original in a strong sense?
    In passing, on the subject of plagiarism, note There is no such thing as plagiarism so you can’t possibly be guilty of it which includes the text:Nothing is really original in a strong sense, everything is derivative, recycled or…
  • Sep 24

    CBS Sunday Morning starts new season on Sept. 24, 2017

    CBS Sunday Morning starts new season on Sept. 24, 2017
    Jane Pauley, in a green dress, started the new season in the old set, but quickly appeared on the new set, marking the first change of set in the history of "CBS Sunday Morning."The cover story by Susan Spencer, titled -- What's in a name?…
  • Sep 23

    Inequitable conduct case in ND Ill

    Inequitable conduct case in ND Ill
    The outcome in Felt v. Beacon, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154714 (DJ SHARON JOHNSON COLEMAN) :Based on the foregoing, this Court again finds that Feit fails to meet its burden to show that Nilssen made a materially false misrepresentation to the…
Rank this Week: 75

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 24

    Trump is not the first to brand ROCKET MAN

    Trump is not the first to brand ROCKET MAN
    President Trump has taken to calling the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, “Rocket Man.” No doubt, as with any political or pop culture trend lately, several new trademark filings are likely. But did you know that there are…
  • Sep 22

    Beware of trademark scam from “TM-Edition”

    Beware of trademark scam from “TM-Edition”
    Another week, another scam targeting trademark owners! This one has been around for a long time. But I haven’t posted about it recently. “TM-Edition” charges $1650 for publication, with payment via bank transfer…
  • Sep 18

    Beware of international trademark scam from IP Direct

    Beware of international trademark scam from IP Direct
    A client forwarded me the scam solicitation received below. The offer came shortly after a Madrid Protocol international trademark filing was made. The offer is for listing in a directory. A private directory. A worthless directory. They…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
Rank this Week: 196

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
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Sep 24

    OTW Guest Post: Henry Jenkin

    OTW Guest Post: Henry Jenkin
    transformativeworks: “News of the OTW bubbled up from many directions at once, most likely through my associations with Escapade, but also through an academic colleague whose partner at the time was involved. I was so excited to hear…
  • Sep 22

    earlgreytea68: Tomorrow! Come hang with us tomorrow!

    earlgreytea68: Tomorrow! Come hang with us tomorrow!
    earlgreytea68: Tomorrow! Come hang with us tomorrow!
  • Sep 19

    the three generations of fanfic:

    the three generations of fanfic:
    madmaudlingoes: ledamemangociana: heymarauders: livejournal, fanfiction.net and ao3which one were you? I HAVE LITERALLY LIVED THROUGH ALL OF THEM WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT SAY ABOUT ME Oh bb there is so much more to it than that. First…
Rank this Week: 2421

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: 383

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 23

    Webcast on Negotiating IP Right

    Webcast on Negotiating IP Right
    Strafford will be offering a webcast on "Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements -- Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisions" on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30…
  • Sep 23

    Webcast on Patent Venue

    Webcast on Patent Venue
    West LegalEdcenter will be offering a live webcast entitled "Patent Venue After TC Heartland: What We've Learned So Far" on September 27, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (EDT). Anthony J. Fitzpatrick of Duane Morris LLP, Philip C. Swain of Foley…
  • Sep 23

    Webcast on Patent Eligibility

    Webcast on Patent Eligibility
    The Knowledge Group will offer a live webcast entitled "Addressing and Understanding the Significant Developments and Latest Decisions on Patent Eligibility" on September 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EST). Eli Mazour of Harrity &…
Rank this Week: 74

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3076

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1889

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Around the IP blog

    Around the IP blog
    MARQUES CLASS 46 (Trade Marks)Jeremy Phillips receives Goldring AwardEarlier this week IPKat founder and longtime contributor, as well as Class 46 founder and MARQUES Social Media Coordinator, Jeremy Phillips (right)…
  • Sep 22

    German Federal Court of Justice rules that GS Media presumption of knowledge does not apply to Google Image

    German Federal Court of Justice rules that GS Media presumption of knowledge does not apply to Google Image
    Is Google responsible for the lawfulness of the images displayed through its Images search service?According to the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof - BGH), the answer is NO.In a judgment delivered yesterday (I ZR 11/16 -…
  • Sep 21

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Washington, D.C.

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Washington, D.C.
    The AmeriKat's professional life, be it on the Kat or sat at her desk litigating her hours away, involves a huge amount of coordination, support and opposition with lawyers from all over the world. One of the IPKat's key objectives is to…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 838

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
  • Sep 22

    Google Will Survive SESTA. Your Startup Might Not.

    Google Will Survive SESTA. Your Startup Might Not.
    There was a shocking moment in this week’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Prof. Eric Goldman had just pointed out that members of Congress should consider how the bill might affect…
  • Sep 22

    A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web

    A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web
    Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is one of the biggest-bang-for-your-buck ways to improve the security of your online accounts. Luckily, it's becoming much more common across the web. With often just a few clicks in a given account's…
  • Sep 22

    Silicon Valley Should Just Say No to Saudi

    Silicon Valley Should Just Say No to Saudi
    American companies face a difficult tradeoff when dealing with government requests, but they should just say no to Saudi Arabia, which is using social media companies to do its dirty work in censoring Qatari media. Over the past few weeks,…
Rank this Week: 445

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: 73

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 421

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 22

    TWiL 400: Advercacy

    TWiL 400: Advercacy
    We're 400! When is a Wu-Tang album a Wu-Tang album? Vidangel invents advertisagency? Join Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, Emory Roane, and Gabriella Ziccarelli as we discuss the intersection of technology and law. Equifax data breach and the…
  • Sep 15

    TWiL 399: Equibot

    TWiL 399: Equibot
    Facial Recognition and selfies with the bears. What is the state of DACA? $5,000 for a hair? Join Denise Howell, Amber Mckenny, Michael Keyes, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and the law. Do not pay now helps you sue…
  • Sep 8

    TWiL 398: Pumpkin Flavored Justice

    TWiL 398: Pumpkin Flavored Justice
    Where, exactly, does the 5th amendment protect me? Join the Honorable Thomas E. Delahanty II, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. How useful is Apple's new "privacy" button? The…
Rank this Week: 1253

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Creativity and Copyright

    Creativity and Copyright
    Creativity is important socially and aesthetically. It also is required for a work to be copyrightable. The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices is the administrative manual of the Register of Copyrights. The Compendium…
  • Jul 14

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?
    I am writing this post because of a Quora question that I answered. Please see What does it mean when you have X shares in a company? Before addressing the significance of the number of shares, I will address the significance of…
  • Jul 14

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?
    I am writing this post because of a Quora question that I answered. Please see What does it mean when you have X shares in a company? Before addressing the significance of the number of shares, I will address the significance of…
Rank this Week: 2220

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
  • Sep 20

    Donald Trump, China, and IP Theft: What’s the Deal?

    Donald Trump, China, and IP Theft: What’s the Deal?
    Thomas Mann was spot on when he said, “everything is politics,” because “everything” includes IP theft. Over the past year, you may have noticed a rise in articles discussing intellectual property (“IP”) in…
Rank this Week: 4305

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/
  • Sep 22

    Autonomous Vehicles in North Carolina – Buyer Beware?

    Autonomous Vehicles in North Carolina – Buyer Beware?
    The future of vehicles continues to drive toward full-automation and in 2017, North Carolina moved to establish itself as a state in which this technology can be used. In July, the General Assembly enacted a new Article 18 in Chapter 20 to…
  • Sep 22

    Algorithms as Legal Entitie

    Algorithms as Legal Entitie
    Anything you can do, they can do better. The past decade has marked a growing concern over the displacement of white collar jobs by increasingly sophisticated software. Some believe that software will only ever supplement white collar work.…
  • Sep 22

    The Bad Kind of Cookies: Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention and its Effect on Advertiser

    The Bad Kind of Cookies: Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention and its Effect on Advertiser
    Personally, while I love cookies, I would usually not accept food from a stranger; when it comes to online cookies, which are essentially trackers, I would never willingly accept one. It seems as if others agree with me, as somewhere in…
Rank this Week: 960

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/
  • Sep 22

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27
    ETRS Form 2 Due Same Day (Except for Hurricane-Impacted EAS Participants) Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test…
  • Sep 22

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar
    Compliance has never been more important for public broadcasters. CPB regularly issues forfeitures of up to $15,000 to public broadcasting stations when the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) finds non-compliance with the…
  • Sep 21

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know
    On Sept. 20, the FCC announced the second filing window for all full power and Class A television stations receiving new channel assignment as part of the post-incentive auction repack. The filing window will open Oct. 3 and close at 11:59…
Rank this Week: 116

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 225

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
  • Sep 22

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?
    For trade secret owners, international IP theft is of particular concern because of the difficulty in catching and enforcing remedies against the thieves.  For many U.S. companies with a global reach, an overriding concern has been how…
  • Sep 7

    Back to School Edition: Trade Secrets Go Off to College

    Back to School Edition: Trade Secrets Go Off to College
    After the long break, students have returned to colleges and universities across the country where they will trade late summer nights out with friends for tossing Frisbees on the quad.  As classes begin, we at TSW wanted to take a moment…
  • Aug 30

    EU Study: Trade Secrets Top Patents in European Union

    EU Study: Trade Secrets Top Patents in European Union
    Just as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has shown a keen interest in better understanding policy concerns and the needs of business stakeholders in the area of trade secrets (see our coverage of both USPTO symposia here and here) against…
Rank this Week: 2651

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach
    As we discussed recently, the Equifax data breach has inevitably brought a great deal of scrutiny and legal action against the credit reporting agency. Amidst the numerous brewing class actions and other reactions from government agencies and…
  • Sep 21

    When Ripples Become Waves: The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

    When Ripples Become Waves: The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident
    Since September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of three credit rating agencies in the United States, has been dealing with the fallout from one of the largest (known) data breaches of personal information, putting 143 million Americans at risk from…
  • Sep 14

    Disclose or Else: FTC Steps Up Prosecution of Social Media Influencer

    Disclose or Else: FTC Steps Up Prosecution of Social Media Influencer
    Last week, the FTC brought its first action against a social media influencer for failing to make appropriate disclosures on sponsored posts. While it had previously prosecuted companies who pay influencers for posts such as Lord & Taylor…
Rank this Week: 662

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 22

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director
    Last week John Cabeca (left), Director of the Silicon Valley branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, delivered the Keynote Speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) in San…
  • Sep 21

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court
    On Monday, September 4th, a South Korean court denied a request made by San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to rescind a fine levied last December by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over alleged…
  • Sep 14

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a decision in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service, which upheld the invalidity of all challenged claims in a covered business method (CBM) challenge…
Rank this Week: 2147

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: 627

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Winners and Losers in the Sprint-TMobile Merger

    Winners and Losers in the Sprint-TMobile Merger
                In this age of easily borrowed billions, outdated antitrust policy and largely libertarian regulatory oversight, the information, communications and entertainment…
  • Aug 31

    Plausible Deniability and Its Role in Sponsored Research

    Plausible Deniability and Its Role in Sponsored Research
                Readers of this blog know how much I detest sponsored research, particularly the undisclosed kind.  An even more pernicious strain discloses a sponsor in the form of a…
  • Aug 25

    Wireline vs. Wireless Broadband: Alternative or Complementary Technologies?

    Wireline vs. Wireless Broadband: Alternative or Complementary Technologies?
                If a market has many facilities-based competitors, the justification for regulatory oversight abates and the invisible hand of the marketplace can do wonder for consumers.  Few would disagree…
Rank this Week: 4227

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    It stinks to high heaven: knockoff fragrances infringing, diluting, falsely advertised, but not counterfeit

    It stinks to high heaven: knockoff fragrances infringing, diluting, falsely advertised, but not counterfeit
    Coty Inc. v. Excell Brands, LLC, No. 15-CV-7029, 2017 WL 4155402 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2017)Coty and a number of other producers and distributors of well-known fragrances sued Excell, which produced cheap “versions” of Coty’s…
  • Sep 22

    False advertising case stomped by ambiguity of "original"

    False advertising case stomped by ambiguity of "original"
    Not Dead Yet Manufacturing Inc. v. Pride Solutions, LLC, 2017 WL 4150720, No. 13 C 3418 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 19, 2017)Patent case with a side order of false advertising.  NDY owns patents concerning ‘quick connect and disconnect’…
  • Sep 21

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure
    American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) Plaintiffs challenged a SF ordinance requiring warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on certain…
Rank this Week: 71

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    A Kind Demand Letter? Stranger Things Have Happened (Apologies)

    A Kind Demand Letter? Stranger Things Have Happened (Apologies)
    Chicago pop-up bar “The Upside Down” rode a wave of popularity program all the way to Netflix’s legal department. And that’s where things took an unexpected turn! Okay, that lede could probably be less…
  • Sep 21

    Claim Is Gone With The Wind At Death

    Claim Is Gone With The Wind At Death
    Two time academy award winner Olivia de Havilland seeks an expedited trial for the lawsuit involving her right of publicity.  Olivia de Havilland, DBE v. FX Networks, et al, BC667011 (Superior Ct. Calif., June 30, 2017). The urgency is…
  • Sep 20

    An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved

    An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved
    Earlier this year, I posted about a dispute between candy company Mars Inc. and a small business based in Wisconsin, selling handmade fine chocolates under the mark CocoVaa. In March, Mars Inc. filed a federal trademark…
Rank this Week: 51

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/22/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/22/17
    HTML5 DRM finally makes it as an official W3C Recommendation — “The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards, has today published the Encrypted Media Extensions…
  • Sep 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17
    How Silicon Valley is erasing your individuality — “Rhetorically, the tech companies gesture toward individuality — to the empowerment of the ‘user’ — but their worldview rolls over it. Even the ubiquitous…
  • Sep 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17
    ‘Game of Thrones’ was pirated more than a billion times — far more than it was watched legally — The Washington Post has a full rundown of the numbers from anti-piracy analyst firm MUSO. And the reason for such high…
Rank this Week: 1774

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Misleading Advertising Practice

    OCIE Issues Risk Alert on Misleading Advertising Practice
    By: Josh Watson The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a risk alert on September 14, 2017 identifying misleading advertising practices that examiners have found during examinations of registered…
  • Sep 21

    Attack of the Indirect Investor

    Attack of the Indirect Investor
    A company’s indirect investors may sue the company and its principals for fraud, according to a recent federal court ruling in Robert Colman et al. v. Theranos Inc. et al. Private funds attorney Josh Watson discusses the case…
  • Sep 19

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

    John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting
    At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel “Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups.” The panel will…
Rank this Week: 943

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/
  • Sep 22

    Knowledge of Skilled Artisan Can Beat Patent Indefinitene

    Knowledge of Skilled Artisan Can Beat Patent Indefinitene
    Knowledge of a person of skill in the art was recently used to revive claims that had earlier been found indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112.  Delaware District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark granted a motion for reargument on the issue…
  • Sep 18

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement
    Because “a finding of direct infringement is a predicate to any finding of indirect infringement,” the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s findings of indirect patent infringement where the evidence did not support a…
  • Sep 13

    Patent Pleadings Standards and Divided Infringement

    Patent Pleadings Standards and Divided Infringement
    When a plaintiff accuses multiple defendants of cooperating to infringe a patent, a well-pled complaint must make clear which defendant controls an accused system, and how defendants cooperate to practice a claimed method.  On this…
Rank this Week: 1567

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/
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
Rank this Week: 88

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Precedential No. 27: TTAB Suspends LATEA Opposition In View of Arbitration Clause

    Precedential No. 27: TTAB Suspends LATEA Opposition In View of Arbitration Clause
    The Board suspended this opposition proceeding in view of an LLC operating agreement that called for arbitration of any dispute between the members of the LLC arising out of or relating to the agreement. The particular dispute centered on the…
  • Sep 21

    TTAB Finds QLED Generic for ...... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds QLED Generic for ...... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register QLED on the Supplemental Register, finding it to be generic for smartphones, computers, and related goods. However, the Board allowed applicant to delete those goods from the application so that…
  • Sep 20

    TTAB Enters Judgment Summarily in #TIDALTUESDAY Opposition On Ground of Nonuse

    TTAB Enters Judgment Summarily in #TIDALTUESDAY Opposition On Ground of Nonuse
    The Board granted Opposer Tidal Music's motion for summary judgment, concluding that Applicant Rose Digital had failed to prove use of the applied-for mark #TIDALTUESDAY for advertising and promotional services at the time it filed the…
Rank this Week: 269

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le Groupe L’Oréal recherche pour son équipe en France un ingénieur brevet expérimenté (H/F) (5-6 ans d’expérience et mandataire Européen).  L’Oréal, dont…
  • Sep 19

    T797/14 : composition d'un produit commercial non connue

    T797/14 : composition d'un produit commercial non connue
    Le brevet avait pour objet un agent d'imagerie comprenant un revêtement comprenant un copolymère éthylène-tétrafluoroéthylène (ETFE). Le copolymère était de…
  • Sep 17

    T1440/12 : pas d'intention claire

    T1440/12 : pas d'intention claire
    En réponse au mémoire de recours, la Titulaire (intimée) avait déposé 6 requêtes subsidiaires, identiques à celles déposées en première instance, et indiqué qu'elle…
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
Rank this Week: 2652

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Sep 21

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor
      For many years, section 29 of the Canadian Patent Act required that a foreign (non-Canadian) patent applicant appoint a legal representative in Canada. Although this was not of concern to our foreign clients, because we act as their…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Patent

    What is a Patent
    A patent is the grant to a patentee, or inventor, of an exclusive right, privilege and liberty of making, constructing or using the invention and selling it to others to be used. In Canada the legal owner of an invention can obtain a patent…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Trademark

    What is a Trademark
    A trade-mark can consist of a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or any combination thereof, adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his or her goods or services and to distinguish them from those manufactured and sold by…
Rank this Week: 2353

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 21

    Patent Venue: Cyberspace does not Expand Place of Busine

    Patent Venue: Cyberspace does not Expand Place of Busine
    Important mandamus order narrowing patent venue. In re Cray (Fed. Cir. 2017) [Read the Case] Following the Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland, the debate has moved to interpretation of the requirement that an infringement…
  • Sep 21

    Joy, Are you Happy about This Lawsuit?

    Joy, Are you Happy about This Lawsuit?
    Daniels v. Disney (C.D. Cal. 2017) Depending upon your mood, this case might make you happy, sad, angry, or afraid — perhaps even fill you with love. Daniels is known for creating the Moodsters – five anthropomorphic color-coded,…
  • Sep 21

    Inventorship and Third-Party Prototype Production

    Inventorship and Third-Party Prototype Production
    NFC Tech v. Matal (Fed. Cir. 2017) Following an IPR administrative trial, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) concluded that the challenged claims of NFC’s U.S. Patent 6,700,551 are unpatentably obvious.  The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 100

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Sep 21

    ‘Good progress’ and ‘delay’ for the Unified Patent Court

    ‘Good progress’ and ‘delay’ for the Unified Patent Court
    The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court has been making ‘good progress’ regarding the ratification of the UPCA. In an update posted on its website today, the Preparatory Committee announces: ‘We now have 14…
  • Sep 18

    Spanish Supreme Court confirms that “ex post facto” mosaics will not do the trick

    Spanish Supreme Court confirms that “ex post facto” mosaics will not do the trick
    When analysing inventive activity, one risk that appears to be here to stay is that of hindsight. As Richard Ebbink very aptly put it in a workshop held at the INGRES Institute in Zurich on 8 and 9 September 2017 in honour of Dr. Dieter…
  • Sep 14

    ‘Future judges of the Unified Patent Court will be very motivated to make the court work’

    ‘Future judges of the Unified Patent Court will be very motivated to make the court work’
    In the first period of functioning of the Unified Patent Court, the judge-rapporteur – who has important powers in the new system – should as much as possible revert issues to the panel of judges as a whole. This is beneficial for…
Rank this Week: 402

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Sep 21

    InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.

    InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.
    Join Justine Young Gottshall for the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum, October 4-6, 2017 at the George Washington University Marvin Center.   Ms. Gottshall will speak on What’s New In Online Advertising? IoT, Addressable TVs and…
  • Sep 12

    FTC Leaves Little Doubt that Influencers are Squarely Within Its Sight

    FTC Leaves Little Doubt that Influencers are Squarely Within Its Sight
    Last week was a busy one for the Federal Trade Commission.   On Thursday, the FTC gave notice that it is still very much focused on influencers and whether they are properly disclosing any material connections that they may have to…
  • Sep 8

    FTC Revises Endorsement Guide FAQ

    FTC Revises Endorsement Guide FAQ
    This week, the FTC released an update to its FAQs on complying with its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising  (“Endorsement Guides”). The FAQs offer informal guidance from the FTC and were…
Rank this Week: 3879

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/
Rank this Week: 1297

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 21

    Cross border M&A in 2017

    Cross border M&A in 2017
    Following the surge of mergers and acquisitions in the final quarter of 2016, many attempted to predict whether 2017 would follow suit. For instance, the Financial Times anticipated that the increase in mergers and acquisitions would…
  • Sep 20

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it
    The London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), the interest rate benchmark used to calculate interest rates on short-term loans by many large banks, will be phased out after 2021 according to its regulator. The London based Financial Conduct…
  • Sep 19

    Wait and CETA

    Wait and CETA
    We have previously reported on the progress of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on this blog (see here and here). While the implications and impact of CETA on both business and M&A activity in…
Rank this Week: 1489

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    What Does it Mean to Be a Plagiarist?

    What Does it Mean to Be a Plagiarist?
    The term plagiarist is widely applied to anyone accused of plagiarism without nuance or discussion. That's bad for both the accused and the term itself. The post What Does it Mean to Be a Plagiarist? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 21

    3 Count: Power Up

    3 Count: Power Up
    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Starz TV series Power, Nintendo targets Super Mario 64 Online with DMCA notices and Google signs deal with French creators. The post 3 Count: Power Up appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 20

    3 Count: Wolfgang’s Vault

    3 Count: Wolfgang’s Vault
    Wolfgang's Vault hit with a class action lawsuit, Carrie Underwood sued by two songwriters and Singapore real estate websites go to court. The post 3 Count: Wolfgang’s Vault appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 99

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
  • Sep 21

    Meet the patent trolls of the 2030s: Bosch, Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW

    Meet the patent trolls of the 2030s: Bosch, Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW
    Four days before the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt will end, I'd like to offer a bold prediction: unless a miracle of the kind I can't imagine happens, Germany's automotive industry (car manufacturers as well as suppliers)…
  • Sep 12

    Apple v. Samsung design patent damages: September 13 panel discussion in Washington DC

    Apple v. Samsung design patent damages: September 13 panel discussion in Washington DC
    About a month and a half ago, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that Samsung had not waived its "article of manufacture" argument in the first Apple v. Samsung case. That was…
  • Sep 8

    Judge denies Qualcomm motions for preliminary injunctions against Apple, contract manufacturer

    Judge denies Qualcomm motions for preliminary injunctions against Apple, contract manufacturer
    It's not like Qualcomm didn't already have plenty of legal problems. But Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California has just (this morning by Pacific Time) handed down two decisions…
Rank this Week: 1245

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Sep 20

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes “Why” is Important Part of Obviousness Rationales in Chemical Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Emphasizes “Why” is Important Part of Obviousness Rationales in Chemical Patent Case
    Post By Jonathan L. Kennedy In a recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, In re Stepan Company, the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision to affirm an examiner’s rejection that claims…
  • Sep 13

    Hollywood Studios Prevail Against Family-Friendly Video Streaming Site

    Hollywood Studios Prevail Against Family-Friendly Video Streaming Site
    Post By Brandon Clark In a 3-0 ruling, a federal appeals court sided with Disney, Warner Bros., and Twentieth Century Fox by affirming an injunction that shut down movie filtering service VidAngel, Inc., saying that a ruling to the…
  • Sep 6

    Trade Secrets: Lessons for Employer

    Trade Secrets: Lessons for Employer
    Post By Patricia Sweeney Two court cases have provided a potent lesson in the need to interview incoming employees from competitors, and when the so-called “nuclear option” is available, when it is your trade secret that walks…
Rank this Week: 4256