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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: 2081

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 177

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 80

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 21

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

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

    Who owns your IP?

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

    UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE

    UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE
    By: James Clark The United Kingdom has announced plans to introduce a new “Data Protection Fee” to replace the current system of registration for data controllers. Draft Regulations[1] were laid before Parliament on 20…
Rank this Week: 3580

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
  • May 21

    No LOVE lost

    No LOVE lost
    Robert Indiana among defendants in new lawsuit, which raises questions as to who has the rights to Indiana’s work and legacy.
  • May 21

    Relying On The De Minimis Copyright Exception, HBO Triumphs Over Graffiti “Artist”

    Relying On The De Minimis Copyright Exception, HBO Triumphs Over Graffiti “Artist”
    Earlier this month, HBO won a copyright infringement case, Gayle v. Home Box Office, Inc., involving its TV series, Vinyl. One episode of the show included a scene of a woman walking down a street in New York City where she passes by a…
  • May 16

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art & Law Program now accepting applications for Fall 2018 term

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art & Law Program now accepting applications for Fall 2018 term
    ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art & Law Program is now moving to a fall term starting this year, 2018. Applications for the fall 2018 term are now being accepted. The fall 2018 term will run from early September to mid-December 2018. Application and…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 285

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 21

    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Right

    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Right
    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity RightsMeaghan FonteinIn the 1966 horror film Island of Terror, actor Peter Cushing’s character faced a predicament of dealing with computer-borne life forms resembling…
  • May 17

    JOSEPH HOLT

    JOSEPH HOLT
    JOSEPH HOLT 1857-1859It is said that the incumbency of the office of Commissioner of Patents by Joseph Holt was a minor incident in a notable career. And it might well be added that the selection of Judge Holt was a chance of party politics,…
  • May 14

    “What’s in a name? A parody by any other name would smell as sweet:” a dueling case study and comment

    “What’s in a name? A parody by any other name would smell as sweet:” a dueling case study and comment
    “What’s in a name? A parody by any other name would smell as sweet:” a dueling case study and commentKyle SerillaWe live in a post-post-modern culture where even an “it’s all been done before” attitude has…
Rank this Week: 2123

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/
  • May 21

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint
    The FCC at its May Open Meeting adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing reforms to the Commission’s current procedures used to resolve complaints of interference caused by FM translator stations. As the NPRM recites,…
  • May 18

    FCC Enforces Regulations Against LED Sign

    FCC Enforces Regulations Against LED Sign
    Those bright, colorful LED signs are up everywhere. They advertise gasoline prices, announce church services, and promote specials at the dry-cleaner. You can program them to say anything you want, with eye-catching animation. And sometimes…
  • May 11

    Bye Bye Net Neutrality Starting June 11

    Bye Bye Net Neutrality Starting June 11
    Mark your calendars because the time has come: as of June 11 the FCC announced yesterday that its Open Internet rules (better known as “net neutrality”) will cease and new FCC rules governing the Internet will take effect. This…
Rank this Week: 3194

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: 1056

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/
  • May 21

    A Costly Haircut

    A Costly Haircut
    Lebron James and Nick Saban are well-known for dominance in their respective sports of basketball and college football. Recently they found themselves opposing each other in an intellectual property controversy. James’ Uninterrupted…
  • May 21

    Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Patent Challenges Filed by Drug Consumer

    Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Patent Challenges Filed by Drug Consumer
    AIDS Healthcare Found., Inc. v. Gilead Scis., Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of patent challenges filed by drug consumers. The Court noted that a declaratory action requires “a substantial controversy, between parties…
  • May 21

    HID Global Is Hiring An Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel

    HID Global Is Hiring An Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel
    HID Global has an opening for an Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel to join its team. Reporting to the General Counsel – Intellectual Property, as Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel you will have at least 4 years of…
Rank this Week: 4205

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
  • May 21

    A Costly Haircut

    A Costly Haircut
    Lebron James and Nick Saban are well-known for dominance in their respective sports of basketball and college football. Recently they found themselves opposing each other in an intellectual property controversy. James’ Uninterrupted…
  • May 21

    Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Patent Challenges Filed by Drug Consumer

    Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Patent Challenges Filed by Drug Consumer
    AIDS Healthcare Found., Inc. v. Gilead Scis., Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of patent challenges filed by drug consumers. The Court noted that a declaratory action requires “a substantial controversy, between parties…
  • May 21

    HID Global Is Hiring An Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel

    HID Global Is Hiring An Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel
    HID Global has an opening for an Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel to join its team. Reporting to the General Counsel – Intellectual Property, as Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel you will have at least 4 years of…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • May 21

    Princeton Dialogues of AI and Ethics: Launching case studie

    Princeton Dialogues of AI and Ethics: Launching case studie
    Summary: We are releasing four case studies on AI and ethics, as part of the Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics. The impacts of rapid developments in artificial intelligence (“AI”) on society—both real and not yet…
  • May 15

    How to constructively review a research paper

    How to constructively review a research paper
    Any piece of research can be evaluated on three axes: Correctness/validity — are the claims justified by evidence? Impact/significance — how will the findings affect the research field (and the world)? Novelty/originality —…
  • May 11

    When Terms of Service limit disclosure of affiliate marketing

    When Terms of Service limit disclosure of affiliate marketing
    By Arunesh Mathur, Arvind Narayanan and Marshini Chetty In a recent paper, we analyzed affiliate marketing on YouTube and Pinterest. We found that on both platforms, only about 10% of all content with affiliate links is disclosed to users as…
Rank this Week: 1504

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Intermediaries and IP: 5 key principles of EU law

    Intermediaries and IP: 5 key principles of EU law
    Marcus felt slightly challenged after reading all those CJEU IP decisions ...It is a truth universally acknowledged, that online IP enforcement must be (increasingly) in want of an effective involvement of intermediaries in the…
  • May 21

    US Congress considers extending copyright term

    US Congress considers extending copyright term
    A Bill has been put before the US Congress that extends copyright protection for sound recordings (that were fixed before 1972) until 2067. This could mean that sound recordings fixed as early as 1923, would remain out of the public domain…
  • May 20

    The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh!

    The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh!
    This year the beloved IPKat blog is turning 15 (and, like all teens, it will have a proper celebration: watch this space for details to come very soon!)A refreshing celebration!As part of the celebrations, the IPKat’s look-and-feel has…
Rank this Week: 55

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3578

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/
  • May 21

    Beware of trademark offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service”

    Beware of trademark offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service”
    I recently received another offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service.” It raises as many questions as it does answers. Do they help their clients understand the declaration to be signed? Are they attorneys providing…
  • May 18

    An #INTA18 question: Does Starbucks’ use of a green circle logo on a coffee cup function as a trademark?

    An #INTA18 question: Does Starbucks’ use of a green circle logo on a coffee cup function as a trademark?
    As the INTA conference begins this weekend in Seattle (see my Trademark’s Lawyer’s Guide to Seattle), there are two timely appeals pending at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 1. The design mark below is applied for by…
  • May 17

    Anatomy of a trademark Ex Parte Appeal Brief with the TTAB

    Anatomy of a trademark Ex Parte Appeal Brief with the TTAB
    A recent application for TEN for bottled drinking water was refused as descriptive and the Applicant claimed the mark had acquired distinctiveness to attempt to overcome the refusal. On appeal of both issues – the descriptiveness…
Rank this Week: 266

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • May 21

    Human Rights Litigation and the State

    Human Rights Litigation and the State
    Seth Davis and Christopher A. Whytock, State Remedies for Human Rights, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 397 (2018). Adam N. Steinman It has been almost forty years since the Second Circuit’s landmark decision in Filártiga v. Peña-Irala,…
  • May 18

    Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth

    Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth
    James W. Coleman, How Cheap is Corporate Talk:? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 47 (2016), abridged in 47 ELR 16081 (August 2017). Robert Rosen It doesn’t…
  • May 18

    Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth

    Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth
    James W. Coleman, How Cheap is Corporate Talk:? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 47 (2016), abridged in 47 ELR 16081 (August 2017). Robert Rosen It doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 290

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 21

    Federal High Court Awards COSON N500m Damages for Copyright Infringement

    Federal High Court Awards COSON N500m Damages for Copyright Infringement
    The Intellectual Property system that we have all hoped to work for all is gradually taking its stand in Nigeria. Obviously if cases of copyright and trademark infringement are handled such as this, our IP [...] The post Federal High Court…
  • May 16

    U.S. News | Tesla Sued for $2 billion by Truck Company over Design Patent

    U.S. News | Tesla Sued for $2 billion by Truck Company over Design Patent
    A lawsuit has been filed against Tesla by hydrogen truck start-up Nikola Motor Company, alleging that Tesla’s all-electric Semi infringes on its patents. According to the complaint, Tesla willfully copied Nikola’s patents in…
  • May 15

    Nigeria News | Samsung Sued for Copyright Infringement in Lago

    Nigeria News | Samsung Sued for Copyright Infringement in Lago
    An Abuja-based production company, Eagle Eye Production Limited, has filed a copyright infringement suit against Samsung Electronics West Africa and Ringier Nigeria Limited. According to Suit No. FHC/L/CS/303/2018, filed on February 26, 2018,…
Rank this Week: 116

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
Rank this Week: 2323

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 295

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 20

    SAP America, Inc. v. InvestPic, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2018)

    SAP America, Inc. v. InvestPic, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2018)
    By Michael Borella -- SAP America, Inc. (SAP) filed a declaratory judgment action in the Northern District of Texas, alleging that U.S. Patent No. 6,349,291 of InvestPic, LLC (InvestPic) was invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The District…
  • May 20

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 22, 2018 - "Sovereign Immunity and Patents at the PTAB and District Courts" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) May 22, 2018 - "Last Party Standing: Who Has Standing to Appeal Administrative…
  • May 19

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    LexisNexis will be offering a webinar on "The Defend Trade Secrets Act Turns Two: New Perspectives and Analysis on the Current State of the Law" on May 31, 2018 from 1:30 to 2:00 pm (ET). Jyotin Hamid and Tricia Sherno of Debevoise &…
Rank this Week: 207

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    T1409/16 : interprétation de "soit... soit" et caractéristique extrinsèque

    T1409/16 : interprétation de "soit... soit" et caractéristique extrinsèque
    La décision est intéressante à deux aspects. La lessive revendiquée contenait une cellulose substituée ayant un degré de substitution DS et un degré de présence de bloc DB avec soit…
  • May 17

    T1201/13 : invention de problème

    T1201/13 : invention de problème
    Le dispositif OLED revendiqué présentait 4 différences par rapport à D5, considéré par tous comme l'état de la technique le plus proche. La division d'examen avait jugé que ces…
  • May 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    LLR, cabinet international de conseil en propriété industrielle, regroupe maintenant une soixantaine de collaborateurs en France. Exerçant à Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Rennes, Aix-en-Provence, Bruxelles, Munich et…
Rank this Week: 3947

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1036

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Barton Beebe on Bleistein

    Barton Beebe on Bleistein
    Barton Beebe’s recent article, Bleistein, the Problem of Aesthetic Progress, and the Making of American Copyright Law, was already highlighted on this blog by Shyamkrishna Balganesh, but I wanted to add a few thoughts of my own because…
  • May 16

    Mark McKenna: Trademark Counterfeiting And Creep

    Mark McKenna: Trademark Counterfeiting And Creep
    One of my favorite events at Akron Law this past school year was hearing Professor Mark McKenna deliver the Oldham Lecture on his fascinating paper, Criminal Trademark Enforcement And The Problem Of Inevitable Creep.  The…
  • May 15

    A Focus on Innovators Instead of Innovation

    A Focus on Innovators Instead of Innovation
    I noticed this week that my sometimes co-author Colleen Chien (Santa Clara) has posted the abstract for a new paper called Innovators on SSRN:This Article argues for a shift in how we view and use the patent system, to a way of understanding…
Rank this Week: 2762

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Barton Beebe on Bleistein

    Barton Beebe on Bleistein
    Barton Beebe’s recent article, Bleistein, the Problem of Aesthetic Progress, and the Making of American Copyright Law, was already highlighted on this blog by Shyamkrishna Balganesh, but I wanted to add a few thoughts of my own because…
  • May 16

    Mark McKenna: Trademark Counterfeiting And Creep

    Mark McKenna: Trademark Counterfeiting And Creep
    One of my favorite events at Akron Law this past school year was hearing Professor Mark McKenna deliver the Oldham Lecture on his fascinating paper, Criminal Trademark Enforcement And The Problem Of Inevitable Creep.  The…
  • May 15

    A Focus on Innovators Instead of Innovation

    A Focus on Innovators Instead of Innovation
    I noticed this week that my sometimes co-author Colleen Chien (Santa Clara) has posted the abstract for a new paper called Innovators on SSRN:This Article argues for a shift in how we view and use the patent system, to a way of understanding…
Rank this Week: 1824

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 20

    Respecting Foreign Judgments and $79 million for clicking “I agree”

    Respecting Foreign Judgments and $79 million for clicking “I agree”
    by Dennis Crouch An interesting new petition before the Supreme Court focuses on international licensing and copyright issues.  What happens when foreign courts give less weight to contracts and copyrights than would a US…
  • May 18

    Printed Matter, Mental Steps, and Functional Relationships: Oh My!

    Printed Matter, Mental Steps, and Functional Relationships: Oh My!
    Guest post by Professor Kevin Emerson Collins, Washington University School of Law. Praxair Distribution, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP LTD., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12707 (Fed. Cir. 2018) In a divided opinion, the Federal Circuit…
  • May 17

    Patents as Holdups and the DOJ Controversy

    Patents as Holdups and the DOJ Controversy
    by Dennis Crouch In February 2018, I wrote an essay titled Patents and Antitrust: Trump DOJ Sees Little Connection.  USDOJ’s chief antitrust lawyer Makan Delrahim has repeatedly stated his position that patent holders…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 1135

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
Rank this Week: 3343

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2545

KluwerTrademarkBlog

KluwerTrademarkBlog

Covers EU trademark law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://trademarkblog.kluweriplaw.com/
  • May 18

    State names as trademark

    State names as trademark
          The issue of registration of state names as trademarks has recently been the subject of a Paris Court of Appeal ruling (22 September 2017). The US company France.com Inc. was the proprietor of the domain name…
  • May 18

    Entering the post-Brexit domain

    Entering the post-Brexit domain
    In a recent statement, the European Commission has confirmed that institutions and individuals based in the UK will no longer be able to register domains using the .eu TLD, as of the UK’s withdrawal date from the EU (which currently…
  • May 16

    Greece: Mandatory mediation in trademark civil dispute

    Greece: Mandatory mediation in trademark civil dispute
    By virtue of law 4512/2018, which was published on 17 January 2018, all disputes concerning trademarks, patents and industrial designs initiated before civil courts in Greece are subject to mandatory mediation. Hearing of the cases shall be…
Rank this Week: 1914

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 18

    TWiL 423: Cookies For #Privma

    TWiL 423: Cookies For #Privma
    We are among the star wars. Join Denise Howell, Alex Marcham, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss the intersection of technology and law. Will local tech laws have the global effect that the once did? Facebook and LinkedIn transport their data…
  • May 11

    TWiL 422: Two Weeks in Fortnite

    TWiL 422: Two Weeks in Fortnite
    YouTube's scaled down Content ID system: Copyright Match, the Music Modernization Act, what happens to a video game when music licensing rights expire? YouTuber Rip-off fight: Mars Argo v. Poppy and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J.…
  • May 4

    TWiL 421: Doing NOT

    TWiL 421: Doing NOT
    Denise Howell is joined by Fr. Robert Ballecer to talk about smart contracts, the blockchain, and the "Oracle" problem. Also, the legality of Leia's imprisonment on the Death Star and Claims one may have involving a Westworld android…
Rank this Week: 883

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
Rank this Week: 1010

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3429

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/
  • May 18

    Text of 9th Circuit Decision in adidas v Skechers (three stripes)

    Text of 9th Circuit Decision in adidas v Skechers (three stripes)
    Justia summary: Skechers challenged the district court’s issuance of a preliminary injunction prohibiting it from selling shoes that allegedly infringe and dilute adidas America, Inc.’s Stan Smith trade dress and Three-Stripe…
  • May 11

    Text of SDNY Alibaba v Alibabacoin decision

    Text of SDNY Alibaba v Alibabacoin decision
    Alibaba fails to show that defendant promoting ALIBABACOIN crypto-currency, has minimum contacts with NY.
  • May 8

    10,000 Dead Bugs and All Similarly Situated

    10,000 Dead Bugs and All Similarly Situated
    My colleagues Mel Garner, Rob Isackson, Lauren Emerson and I co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the New York IP Law Association, filed in a Federal Circuit appea, Syngenta v Willowood. We argued that FIFRA, the Federal Insecticide,…
Rank this Week: 240

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    The balkanization of the Internet

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

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

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

    What is the copyright status in eSports casts?

    What is the copyright status in eSports casts?
    Some eSports producers have started clamping down on unlicensed casts, and this could have an interesting effect on the profitable business, but it could also give us a hint about the copyright questions surrounding game broadcasting. For…
Rank this Week: 1499

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • May 18

    Trade Secrets Audit

    Trade Secrets Audit
    As a special feature of our blog—guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals—please enjoy this blog entry from Donal O’Connell, Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd. An audit is the…
  • May 9

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Disclosure of Confidential Information Protected by Anti-SLAPP Statute

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Disclosure of Confidential Information Protected by Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision held that the receipt, retention and dissemination of confidential information by a whistleblower’s attorney is protected by the state’s anti-SLAPP statute. MMM Holdings, Inc. v. Reich,…
  • May 9

    Robert Milligan to Present DTSA Trends and Developments Webinar

    Robert Milligan to Present DTSA Trends and Developments Webinar
    On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Seyfarth Partner and Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Compete Practice Group Co-Chair Robert Milligan is presenting a webinar focused on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The Knowledge Group webinar,…
Rank this Week: 907

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 18

    What Happens if the Trustee of My Trust Fails to Follow My Instructions?

    What Happens if the Trustee of My Trust Fails to Follow My Instructions?
    Although trusts are not difficult to create, they do require a certain degree of administration. If you are presently serving as a trustee, particularly of an irrevocable trust, you must take care to faithfully execute the trust…
  • May 11

    Should My Child’s Bankruptcy Affect My Own Estate Planning?

    Should My Child’s Bankruptcy Affect My Own Estate Planning?
    One of the biggest estate planning concerns that we hear about from parents is that they are reluctant to leave a potentially sizable inheritance to their financially irresponsible adult children. This raises an interesting question that you…
  • May 4

    What Happens When an Executor Steals Money from a Wisconsin Estate?

    What Happens When an Executor Steals Money from a Wisconsin Estate?
    Trust is a critical part of estate planning, and we are not talking about revocable living trusts. We are talking about the fact that you need to entrust another person–i.e. the personal representative or executor of your…
Rank this Week: 3227

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 18

    Protecting the Women’s March Brand

    Protecting the Women’s March Brand
    Branding a social movement is tricky.  Many individuals following (and leading) social movements tend to view IP rights as antithetical to the spirit of the movement itself.  Moreover, success in the PTO for these types of marks is…
  • May 17

    Trade Dress Catches Up With Ketchup

    Trade Dress Catches Up With Ketchup
    On a recent happy hour trip to HopCat, a brewpub chain with an incredible beer list of local and regional craft beers, I expected to find a trademark issue or two among the tap handles.  However, instead, I was distracted by a…
  • May 16

    Brawling Brands: Beaver Versus Alligator

    Brawling Brands: Beaver Versus Alligator
    Who do you think would win in a fight to the death: a beaver or an alligator? Sure, alligators seem scarier. They’re known for sharp teeth and strong jaws. They even have a 1980 horror movie about them called Alligator (Sidenote: the…
Rank this Week: 125

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 18

    ARTPARTNERING Program Brings New Exhibit to LoTempio Law

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

    Uber, Lyft, and patents.

    Uber, Lyft, and patents.
    It used to be a hassle getting around town without a car. Even if you had a car, parking could still be a pain.  But that’s no longer the case today. In today’s age of cell phones and apps, fast and cheap transportation is…
  • May 4

    Trump’s tariffs and IP

    Trump’s tariffs and IP
    Trump, Trump, Trump. Not a moment has gone by without President Trump making headlines.  With only a little over a year in his presidency, Trump has been causing shock waves that reverberate throughout the United States. However, the…
Rank this Week: 280

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/18/18

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18
    Senate Introduces Music Modernization Act — Two weeks after the House passed its version of the bill 415-0, the Senate has introduced the Music Modernization Act, a legislative package of critical music licensing reforms. The Senate…
  • May 7

    No, the CLASSICS Act is not a “term extension”

    No, the CLASSICS Act is not a “term extension”
    On April 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act, H.R. 5447, by a vote of 415-0. The comprehensive bill “updates music copyright laws by creating a new compulsory blanket licensing system for mechanical…
Rank this Week: 2937

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Endo mainly prevails at CAFC in case related to painkiller opioid oxymorphone

    Endo mainly prevails at CAFC in case related to painkiller opioid oxymorphone
    The result of this Hatch-Waxman case was mainly a victory for the patent holder Endo:The generic drug manufacturers argued generally thatthe asserted patents’ claims were invalid or not infringed.The district court rejected those…
  • May 18

    Anacor loses in appeal of result of IPR decision coming from petition of Coalition for Affordable Drug

    Anacor loses in appeal of result of IPR decision coming from petition of Coalition for Affordable Drug
    In 2015, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs X LLCfiled a petition requesting inter partes review of all 12claims of the ’621 patent. The Board instituted reviewand found that the claims would have been obvious inlight of the combination…
  • May 18

    Praxaire wins at CAFC

    Praxaire wins at CAFC
    The outcome was that Praxaire won its appeal as to claim 9:Praxair Distribution, Inc. (“Praxair”) appeals from theinter partes review decision of the United States Patentand Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal…
Rank this Week: 46

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • May 17

    State Agency-Sponsored Pizza? TTAB Rules on New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Trademark Opposition

    State Agency-Sponsored Pizza? TTAB Rules on New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Trademark Opposition
    Post By Nicholas Krob Do you often find yourself asking which highway management state agency has the best pizza? Or do you ever show up to a pizza chain, disappointed it isn’t a highway management state agency? If not, a recent…
  • May 17

    The Federal Circuit Limits Where Corporations "Reside"

    The Federal Circuit Limits Where Corporations "Reside"
    Post By Blog Staff On May 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided In Re: BigCommerce, holding that for the purposes of the patent-specific venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), a domestic…
  • May 17

    Design Patents: An Analogy

    Design Patents: An Analogy
    Post By Gregory "Lars" Gunnerson A recent Webinar moderated by Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog.com titled, “Strategic Use of Design Patents”, analogized a design patent to a tool in a tool box. This analogy is intriguing. For…
Rank this Week: 683

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • May 17

    PTAB’s Sovereign Power Superior to State/Tribe

    PTAB’s Sovereign Power Superior to State/Tribe
    Government Brief Faults Tribal Immunity Logic On June 4th, the Federal Circuit will hear arguments in Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  As a reminder this case will explore whether principles…
  • May 14

    Don’t Miss PLI’s PTAB Trials 2018 This Coming Tuesday

    Don’t Miss PLI’s PTAB Trials 2018 This Coming Tuesday
    Full-Day Webinar Offers Comprehensive PTAB Coverage PLI’s PTAB Trials 2018 will be held this Tuesday, May 15th in San Francisco. If you can’t get there in person, strongly consider the webinar of this full-day event.…
  • May 10

    A Phillips Construction Will Complicate PTAB Petition Drafting

    A Phillips Construction Will Complicate PTAB Petition Drafting
    Existing BRI Litigation Cover Will Be Blown While the Patent Trial & Appeal Board’s (PTAB) plan to switch from the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) to a Phillips claim construction may not be the magic bullet that…
Rank this Week: 488

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 17

    Trader Joe’s Fights the Trademark Trader Schmo

    Trader Joe’s Fights the Trademark Trader Schmo
    IPNews® – Trader Joe’s has filed an opposition against a company applying to trademark the name “Trader Schmo.” Trader Joe’s argues that the names are too similar and will confuse consumers. Part of the…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court Approves Legality of Patent Review Proce

    Supreme Court Approves Legality of Patent Review Proce
    IPNews® – Last week the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s in-house review does not violate a defendant’s right to have a case judged by a jury and federal court. Popular tech companies…
  • Apr 24

    LeBron James’ Company Sued for Trademark Infringement

    LeBron James’ Company Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® – LeBron James’ company is being sued by Adventure Enterprises for alleged trademark infringement of a show called “The Shop.” The Shop is a barbershop themed show and Adventure Enterprises claims to be the…
Rank this Week: 1052

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • May 17

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018
    By Stephanie Drawdy* The Art Business Conference, held in New York on April 17, was an ambitious day of discussion among art professionals who shared insight on the “ecosystem” of the art market. From the impact of technology on…
  • May 7

    ARCA’s Spotlight on an Upcoming Auction

    ARCA’s Spotlight on an Upcoming Auction
    *Note from the Editors: This article is reprinted with permission from Lynda Albertson, CEO of ARCA. The original is available here. By Lynda Albertson* Since 2007 Tsirogiannis, a Cambridge-based Greek forensic…
  • May 3

    Bull’s-Eye: Making Heads or Tails of the Manhattan DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit

    Bull’s-Eye: Making Heads or Tails of the Manhattan DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit
    By Thaara S. Shankar* and the Center for Art Law Team In December of 2017, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. attended a repatriation ceremony in which three statues were returned to the Lebanese Republic. These three…
Rank this Week: 3143