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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
  • Feb 21

    Top 5 PTAB Related Decisions of 2017

    Top 5 PTAB Related Decisions of 2017
    2017: A Year of CAFC Feedback & Agency Refocus With so much attention being paid to Oil States, it was easy to lose sight of many of the more noteworthy Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related decisions of 2017. Last year brought…
  • Feb 19

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie
    PTAB Trial Practice Changes & Evolution of Parallel Litigation Two separate webinars this week for those looking to keep abreast of PTAB evolution and related litigation practices. First, up, this month’s edition of the…
  • Feb 15

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC
    Federal Circuit to Consider PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defense State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment. To date, a handful of such entities have successfully leveraged the same immunity…
Rank this Week: 3542

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/
  • Feb 21

    Prueban con éxito una cerámica para tratar lesiones graves en piel

    Prueban con éxito una cerámica para tratar lesiones graves en piel
    Se han obtenido resultados sorprendentes en pacientes con pie diabético, cuyo estado requería amputación, demuestra un proyecto científico de la UNAM Las lesiones en la piel que dan lugar a heridas, llagas,…
  • Feb 21

    Tecnologías mexicanas para optimizar abasto de agua en CDMX

    Tecnologías mexicanas para optimizar abasto de agua en CDMX
    Por Hugo Valencia Juliao Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La problemática del agua en la Ciudad de México es grave y se prevé que si no se toman medidas para el 2030, según un…
  • Feb 21

    Desarrollan edulcorante para pacientes con diabete

    Desarrollan edulcorante para pacientes con diabete
    Por Carmen Báez Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Enterarse que un familiar ha sido diagnosticado con diabetes es quizá una de las noticias más preocupantes que cualquier individuo…
Rank this Week: 299

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 3642

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: 216

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 21

    Fire and Gold in Our Eye

    Fire and Gold in Our Eye
    Presented without comment (at this moment):
  • Feb 19

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”
    Most people opposed to the “Bitcoin Cash” project are critical of their hijacking the brand name. There is no trademark protection available for the term “Bitcoin”. That means that anyone is free to call their…
  • Feb 10

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project
    I think the idea of issuing a new cryptocurrency backed by Venezuela’s oil reserves is very interesting. The present state of the proposal may have some problems. But it’s a good start. For one, it probably can’t be worse…
Rank this Week: 1488

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gilenya of Novarti

    Gilenya of Novarti
    Novartis’s (NVS) Gilenya reported sales of $825 .0 million in 4Q17, which is a year-over-year (or YoY) drop of 1.0% on a constant currency basis. On April 12, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled…
  • Feb 20

    Interesting "improper attribution" case brewing

    Interesting "improper attribution" case brewing
    See the piece by Colleen Flaherty titled ‘Here We Are Again’ relating to a post at IEEE [Did You Know? Computer Matchmaking Started in the 1960s ] relating to lack of attribution of research for the book Programmed Inequality:…
  • Feb 20

    Arendi loses appeal in matter of US Patent 6,323,853

    Arendi loses appeal in matter of US Patent 6,323,853
    The outcomeThe Petitioners Google LLC, Motorola Mobility LLC,and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. requested inter partesreview of Claims 1-79 (all the claims) of U.S. Patent No.6,323,853 (“the ’853 patent”) owned by Arendi…
Rank this Week: 151

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4560

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Feb 21

    German complaint against Unified Patent Court Agreement on FCC decision list for 2018

    German complaint against Unified Patent Court Agreement on FCC decision list for 2018
    The German constitutional complaint against ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement is on the list of cases to be decided by the Bundesverfassungsgericht, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany this year. A preview of the…
  • Feb 19

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO
    What can people, in particular citizens of Munich and Bavaria, do if they feel that elementary constitutional rights are infringed, not somewhere abroad and far away, but literally next door, at the Isar river banks or in the Pschorrhöfe…
  • Feb 19

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon
    Here at the Kluwer Patent Blog we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Benjamin May on collecting evidence in patent cases and have him address issues on the power of seize and search orders, the harmonisation efforts of…
Rank this Week: 388

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Feb 21

    Velorama Colorado to Return in 2018

    Velorama Colorado to Return in 2018
    In exciting RiNo news, Velorama Colorado is looking to return strong, August 17-19 of this year! The unique festival boasts three days of music and art capped by an exhilarating pro cycling race, but still has something to prove. After a…
  • Jan 23

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant
    Fort Collins' Bohemian Foundation is providing musical organizations with a new competitive grant program: Muse. With the goal of strengthening the community through music, Muse is available to like-minded organizations in Northern…
  • Jan 10

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!
    We at Creative Law Network are proud to announce that our own Dave Ratner has been listed by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Entertainment & Sports Law for 2018! This list is compiled and voted upon by peers, and Dave has had the honor…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Feb 21

    Surviving Alice Challenges to Patent Claim

    Surviving Alice Challenges to Patent Claim
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just highlighted another approach plaintiffs can use to overcome early challenges to the validity of patent claims under 35 U.S.C. §101.   What is that approach?  It is a…
  • Feb 15

    Stone Brewing Fires the Shot Heard Round the Brewing World

    Stone Brewing Fires the Shot Heard Round the Brewing World
    The fight between craft brewers and Big Beer (i.e. MillerCoors & Budweiser) has been ongoing for years. Ever since craft beer came to prominence in the late ‘90s, it has been stealing Big Beer’s share of the marketplace. In…
  • Jan 25

    Copyright Infringement and Third Party Software Support

    Copyright Infringement and Third Party Software Support
    A recent case out of the Ninth Circuit, Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. (July 13, 2017), illustrates some of the risks third party software vendors run concerning copyright issues.  Oracle develops and licenses…
Rank this Week: 1594

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
  • Feb 21

    When the Copyright Office Meets, the Future Needs a Seat at the Table

    When the Copyright Office Meets, the Future Needs a Seat at the Table
    Every three years, EFF's lawyers spend weeks huddling in their offices, composing carefully worded pleas we hope will persuade the Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress to grant Americans a modest, temporary permission to use our own…
  • Feb 20

    The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation

    The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation
    In the coming decades, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are going to transform many aspects of our world. Much of this change will be positive; the potential for benefits in areas as diverse as health,…
  • Feb 20

    Did Congress Really Expect Us to Whittle Our Own Personal Jailbreaking Tools?

    Did Congress Really Expect Us to Whittle Our Own Personal Jailbreaking Tools?
    In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and profoundly changed the relationship of Americans to their property. Section 1201 of the DMCA bans the bypassing of "access controls" for copyrighted works. Originally,…
Rank this Week: 1403

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural
    By John J. O’Malley and Max S. Morgan On February 12, 2018, Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered judgment in... read more
  • Feb 6

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience
    By Michael F. Snyder and Jamie K. Unger Many consumers and companies are familiar with trademarks in some form or another, but until a recent Federal Circuit ruling, companies and individuals... read more
  • Jan 30

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie K. Unger Divided infringement, or infringement carried out by multiple actors, seemed like an easy escape from accusations of direct infringement for entities... read more
Rank this Week: 993

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
  • Feb 21

    Tax Issues for Startup

    Tax Issues for Startup
    In his article, Tax Issues for Startups, tax attorney Chip Wry summarizes some of the more significant federal income tax issues that founders may encounter in forming their companies, hiring and compensating employees and other service…
  • Feb 13

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment
    MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses…
  • Feb 12

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable
    Tax attorney Joe Hunt will participate on a panel about tax reform at Boston University School of Law on Friday, February 16. The “Tax Reform Roundtable – Corporations” is being hosted by the Graduate Tax Program and is…
Rank this Week: 574

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Feb 21

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?
    The #MeToo movement has produced constant headlines and has helped positively change corporate culture. Is it possible for its breadth to include beer ads? Sexist beer ads have traditionally been the norm. Give a scantily clad gal a beer…
  • Jan 17

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?
    On December 22, 2017, in one of the fastest-moving pieces of legislation to come across a President’s desk, President Trump signed into law a bill generally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Act will undoubtedly…
  • Jan 15

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville
    This spring, the craft brewing community will take over America’s Music City for the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, presented by the Brewers Association, from April 30 to May 3. Joining them at this year’s…
Rank this Week: 2015

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Feb 21

    Avoiding Post-Merger Mistake

    Avoiding Post-Merger Mistake
    Recently, we used this space to present a few ideas on how to avoid the pitfalls that could stall, slow, or even destroy merger activities. As a follow up to that discussion, we are presenting a few ideas you might find helpful in maintaining…
  • Feb 14

    Managing a Difficult Employee

    Managing a Difficult Employee
    It is not uncommon for any business, in any industry, to experience conflict with one or more of their employees. Whether their actions are disruptive in the workplace, disrespectful to co-workers, or damaging to the business’s…
  • Feb 9

    Ensuring Success In a Business Merger

    Ensuring Success In a Business Merger
    Whether to increase geographic expansion, take advantage of economies of scale, or for any number of other reasons, a business merger can be an important strategy in the growth and success of your company. Taking on such an endeavor includes…
Rank this Week: 2268

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
  • Feb 21

    Why is the Trump DOJ arguing patents are a public right?

    Why is the Trump DOJ arguing patents are a public right?
    It is no surprise to anyone that patent rights in the United States suffered enormously under the two terms served in the White House by President Barack Obama. That the Obama White House was uncomfortably close with Google is widely known,…
  • Feb 21

    No DMCA safe harbor for Cox’s 13-strike policy for terminating repeat infringer

    No DMCA safe harbor for Cox’s 13-strike policy for terminating repeat infringer
    On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in the case, BMG Rights Management LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc. The Fourth Circuit affirmed in part the district court’s granting of summary…
  • Feb 21

    Makers of Popular Bakugan Toy Files Patent Infringement Suit over Transformable Toy

    Makers of Popular Bakugan Toy Files Patent Infringement Suit over Transformable Toy
    The technology covered by the ‘073 patent has been incorporated into the series of Bakugan rollable toys developed by Spin Master and released in 2007 in conjunction with the Japanese-Canadian anime adventure series Bakugan Battle…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
  • Feb 21

    Why is the Trump DOJ arguing patents are a public right?

    Why is the Trump DOJ arguing patents are a public right?
    It is no surprise to anyone that patent rights in the United States suffered enormously under the two terms served in the White House by President Barack Obama. That the Obama White House was uncomfortably close with Google is widely known,…
  • Feb 21

    No DMCA safe harbor for Cox’s 13-strike policy for terminating repeat infringer

    No DMCA safe harbor for Cox’s 13-strike policy for terminating repeat infringer
    On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in the case, BMG Rights Management LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc. The Fourth Circuit affirmed in part the district court’s granting of summary…
  • Feb 21

    Makers of Popular Bakugan Toy Files Patent Infringement Suit over Transformable Toy

    Makers of Popular Bakugan Toy Files Patent Infringement Suit over Transformable Toy
    The technology covered by the ‘073 patent has been incorporated into the series of Bakugan rollable toys developed by Spin Master and released in 2007 in conjunction with the Japanese-Canadian anime adventure series Bakugan Battle…
Rank this Week: 478

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Science Fiction Law — Still Reeling: Minority Report, Sixteen Years Later

    Science Fiction Law — Still Reeling: Minority Report, Sixteen Years Later
    Michigan Law Professor Nicholson Price is teaching an interesting seminar this semester merging science fiction and legal analysis.  We agreed that his students should write blog posts and that I would publish the most worthy on…
  • Feb 21

    More on Prosecution Disclaimer

    More on Prosecution Disclaimer
    By Dennis Crouch Arendi v. Google (Fed. Cir. 2018) In its petition for inter partes review (IPR), Google argued the obviousness of all 79 claims of Arendi’s of U.S. Patent No. 6,323,853. The PTAB granted the petition (acting on behalf…
  • Feb 20

    Isolating and Measuring a Natural Phenomenon

    Isolating and Measuring a Natural Phenomenon
    by Dennis Crouch Ex Parte Simons, APPEAL 2016-002684 (Patent Tr. & App. Bd. Jan. 31, 2018) (Decision on Rehearing) In this case pending before the USPTO, Australian company Haplomic Technologies is seeking to patent a method of…
Rank this Week: 506

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Decision Invoking GAME OF THRONES – There Is No Middle Ground

    Decision Invoking GAME OF THRONES – There Is No Middle Ground
    A United States Magistrate Judge in Northern California relied on the Game of Thrones where there is no “Middle Ground” in rendering his decision to award attorneys’ fees for the work spent on all claims brought by former…
  • Feb 19

    Coming Soon: Creative Brand Protection Event

    Coming Soon: Creative Brand Protection Event
    We’re always looking forward, but every once in a while we look in the rear-view mirror and become amazed at how far we’ve come since our humble beginnings a short nine years ago. Well, it’s almost time to celebrate another…
  • Feb 16

    Lawsuit Verdict Makes Grumpy Cat Smile

    Lawsuit Verdict Makes Grumpy Cat Smile
    For anyone unfamiliar with internet cat personalities, Grumpy Cat is a well-known feline whose dwarfism and underbite culminate in a perpetual—and adorable—sour expression.  Grumpy Cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce. …
Rank this Week: 136

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Feb 21

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018
    James Yang, writing for Gene Quinn’s IPWatchdog has scoured the globe for all of the top patent blogs for 2018. Yang based his rankings on weighted visitor traffic numbers from three different source: www.similarweb.com, www.alexa.com,…
  • Feb 9

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?
    The Deceptively Simple Rule Determining whether or not a product infringes a particular patent is simple in theory, but quite complicated in practice. To avoid infringing a patent all you have to do is avoid doing at least ONE thing (and its…
  • Jan 16

    Top Ten Black Inventor

    Top Ten Black Inventor
    In honor of Black History Month, I have compiled a list of my top ten black inventors of all time. While these particular individuals may not be as famous as other black inventors, these individuals are all unparalleled in their unique…
Rank this Week: 466

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Audio/Visual Playback Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101

    Audio/Visual Playback Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment because the asserted claims of plaintiffs’ audio/visual playback patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea.…
  • Feb 20

    Meritless Invalidity and Unenforceability Claim Justifies Award of Attorney Fee

    Meritless Invalidity and Unenforceability Claim Justifies Award of Attorney Fee
    Following dismissal of plaintiff's invalidity and unenforceability claims for lack of standing and failure to state a claim, the court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff's litigation…
  • Feb 16

    Audio-Video Doorbell Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Audio-Video Doorbell Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s audio-video doorbell patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract idea. "⁠[T]he Court…
Rank this Week: 369

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Feb 21

    Beware of scam from ITR targeting trademark owner

    Beware of scam from ITR targeting trademark owner
    Another week, another scam targeting applicants and/or registrants for trademark protection at the USPTO. This offering for “Trademark Publication” from ITA provides no real value. It offers publication in their private database…
  • Feb 19

    USPTO to hold 2018 National Trademark Expo July 27 and 28 in Washington, DC

    USPTO to hold 2018 National Trademark Expo July 27 and 28 in Washington, DC
    The USPTO will be holding another Trademark Expo this year. The event will take place on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Washington,DC at the National Museum of American History. The event features a wide range of…
  • Feb 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary: February 9, 2018

    TPAC Meeting Summary: February 9, 2018
    Last week, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA. While I was unable to attend in person, I was able to watch the video. Here is a rundown of key things covered in … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4599

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    TTAB Grants Summary Judgment Motion, Finding Fusible Link Configuration De Jure Functional

    TTAB Grants Summary Judgment Motion, Finding Fusible Link Configuration De Jure Functional
    The Board granted Tyco Fire's motion for summary judgment, finding the product configuration marks shown below, for a "heat fusible link for use in fire protection," to be functional under Section 2(e)(5). The mark on the left "consists of a…
  • Feb 20

    TTAB Affirms Failure-to-Function Refusal of Ribbon/Banner Background Design for Horse Tail Cleaner

    TTAB Affirms Failure-to-Function Refusal of Ribbon/Banner Background Design for Horse Tail Cleaner
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the design shown below, for "Non-medicated cleaning preparations for livestock, horses, and domestic animals, ...." and various other products for said animals, agreeing with Examining Attorney Barbara…
  • Feb 16

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    A TTAB judge once stated that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods or services. Presented for your perusal are three recent TTAB decisions in Section 2(d) appeals. One…
Rank this Week: 312

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: 1180

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 21

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?
    Although Pablo Picasso may have said that “good artists copy, but great artists steal,” copyright infringement can be a serious offence in the art world. The following stories elaborate on recent news that General Motors, the…
  • Feb 14

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from Mateusz RachubkaIncreased Royalty Payments for Songwriters in the USThe US Copyright Royalty Board decided to increase the amount of royalty payments that companies such as Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google and Pandora…
  • Feb 14

    French Minister Clarifies Statutory Provision on Copyright Contract

    French Minister Clarifies Statutory Provision on Copyright Contract
    One of the striking features of French copyright law is the protection it affords to authors in their contractual dealings with would-be licensees and assignees.One of the key statutory provisions that contributes to this high level of…
Rank this Week: 1394

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/
  • Feb 21

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case
    Andrew Verstein, The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Martin J. Katz To say that the law of causation in mixed motives cases is a mess would be an understatement, as Andrew Verstein highlights in…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
Rank this Week: 516

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 21

    Judge Der-Yeghiayan Retires After Fourteen Distinguished Year

    Judge Der-Yeghiayan Retires After Fourteen Distinguished Year
    Judge Der-Yeghiayan has retired effective February 17, 2018 after serving fourteen years.  Judge Der-Yeghiayan was the American success story.  He was the first Armenian immigrant to be appointed to the federal bench.  He…
  • Feb 16

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean
    Nucap Indus. Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, et al., No. 15 C 2207, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 7, 2017) (Kim, Mag. J.). Judge Kim granted without prejudice defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) motion for a protective order barring the…
  • Feb 14

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim
    Lawson Prods., Inc. v. Midwest Motor Supply Co. d/b/a Kimball Midwest, No. 17 C 1250, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 8, 2017) (Gilbert, Mag. J.). Judge Gilbert granted in part defendant Kimball Midwest’s motion for a protective order…
Rank this Week: 268

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!
    If you didn't have time last week read the IPKat, not to worry: the 183rd edition of Never Too Late is out!!PatentsIn a two-part report, the AmeriKat exfoliates the decision in L'Oreal v RN Ventures [2018] EWHC 173, in which Mr Justice Carr…
  • Feb 20

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    It is time for the IPKat's tour of IP around the web! [Week 5-11 February]Let's first focus on copyright. Can You Copyright a Pose? In the past, this question has already been dealt with in case-law but Michael Risch (Written Description…
  • Feb 19

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year
    Are the rain clouds of US NPE litigation gatheringover Europe and will Brussels act?  Does Europe have a patent troll problem? It depends on who you ask and if you think trolls, non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T447/13 : refus de reporter une procédure orale

    T447/13 : refus de reporter une procédure orale
    La veille de la procédure orale qui devait se tenir devant la division d'examen, le mandataire de la déposante avait envoyé un courrier expliquant qu'étant souffrant il ne pouvait participer à la…
  • Feb 18

    Projet de report de 3 ans du début de l'examen

    Projet de report de 3 ans du début de l'examen
    L'OEB a lancé une consultation sur son projet de report optionnel du début de l'examen. La tendance actuelle à l'OEB est à la réduction de la durée des procédures d'examen et d'opposition…
  • Feb 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le Cabinet Beau de Loménie recrute pour son bureau de Paris  Un ingénieur brevets confirmé (h/f)  Spécialisé(e) en chimie  Mandataire européen et/ou  Conseil en…
Rank this Week: 3878

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 20

    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' Shadow

    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' Shadow
    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' ShadowL. Rex Sears, Ph.D., J.D. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International articulated a two-step procedure for determining patent eligibility: “[f]irst, we determine whether the…
  • Feb 13

    How to Write a Law Review Article

    How to Write a Law Review Article
    How to Write a Law Review ArticleSean BurkeIt is traditional for outgoing Editors-in-Chief at the Journal to write a short note to our readers. While there is no overarching theme to these notes, my predecessors have often discussed their…
  • Feb 5

    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.

    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.
    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.Ping-Hsun ChenThis article analyzes a Federal Circuit decision from 2015, Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc., 790 F.3d 1343…
Rank this Week: 1288

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Seeing a Forest, Not Just Trees: Core Wireless v. LG

    Seeing a Forest, Not Just Trees: Core Wireless v. LG
    By Gregory Hopewell Do you remember obviousness before KSR v. Teleflex? To invalidate, the rule went, one must find an express rationale for combining references (a teaching, suggestion or motivation). The KSR ruling reminded us that the TSM…
  • Nov 21

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?
    By Stuart Meyer I was reminded of this question, often posed by my dad to remind me not to become a slave to statistics, by two dramatic things that happened last week. On the one hand, at the IAM 2017 Patent Law and Policy conference in…
  • Sep 20

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal
    By Mark Nowotarski This third article in the “Surviving Alice” series[1] examines how the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 Alice decision[2]. It also shows how applicants can…
Rank this Week: 3204

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 20

    Blockchain And The Visual Art

    Blockchain And The Visual Art
    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond…
  • Feb 2

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]
    By Laura B. Richardson* On October 26, 2017, the EASL Section hosted a panel discussion, “Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues”, at the New York City offices of Arent Fox, LLP. The program was attended by approximately 30…
  • Dec 28

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium
    By Caroline I. Keegan* The contemporary art industry and the legal community differ notably in their conceptions of art. The two worlds do not agree on what art is, a disagreement that causes some artwork to have no legal protections, while…
Rank this Week: 3476

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3056

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
  • Feb 20

    Arbitration in art world dispute

    Arbitration in art world dispute
    In arbitration, disputes are resolved with binding effect by a person or persons acting in a judicial manner in private, rather than by a national court of law that would have jurisdiction unless the parties have prior agreement to exclude…
  • Feb 18

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art
    The Washington Post’s Phillip Kennicott on why The Hirshhorn Museum’s decision to pull a Krzysztof Wodiczko video projection last week is “an unnecessary concession to the new American troll culture, a vocal demographic that…
  • Feb 16

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?
    I have to study this opinion further, but U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest’s answer of “yes” to this question seems like the correct one (and not that controversial).
Rank this Week: 547

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
Rank this Week: 1579

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 20

    No tolls for troll

    No tolls for troll
    The thing about copyright law we all understand is that no one understands it. We have all written about the old Righthaven copyright trolling scam, as everyone [...]
  • Feb 13

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney
    This short excerpt from a routine by John Mulaney focuses on killing one brand. But it’s one that a lot of people hate, so we’re [...]
  • Feb 2

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice
    Vegas Hockey Team Faces Off Against The U.S. Army Over Trademark Dispute https://t.co/nG75thsZSB pic.twitter.com/TQ52utw359 — TTABlog (@TTABlog) February 2, 2018 As usual, a close look [...]
Rank this Week: 138

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance
    From our friends at Law.Com: In the growing market for cyber insurance, carriers are trying to compete on price.  One carrier, Coalition is offering discounts if your company creates a partnership with a “white hat hacker”…
  • Feb 16

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice
    Pittsburgh based law firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C. has announced its merger with the former and preeminent litigation boutique Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN®) effective January 1, 2018. The merger creates a 43 lawyer firm…
  • Feb 15

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top 100 IP blogs on the net by Feedspot. The Pittsburgh  law firm of Houston Harbaugh looks forward ……
Rank this Week: 3359

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/
  • Feb 20

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email
    Email has become an integral part of the way in which most businesses conduct their day-to-day affairs. According to a recent study, the number of worldwide email users will rise from 3.7 billion in 2018 to over 4.1 billion by 2021. While…
  • Feb 15

    “Two’s company, three may be a crowd”: the importance of considering third-party beneficiarie

    “Two’s company, three may be a crowd”: the importance of considering third-party beneficiarie
    In a typical M&A transaction, the vendor and the purchaser are front and centre stage. The spotlight is focused on the parties to the transaction, the negotiations and “papering” the deal. However, together with their…
  • Feb 14

    2018 merger review thresholds for Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

    2018 merger review thresholds for Competition Act and Investment Canada Act
    The threshold for certain pre-closing net benefit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2018. Competition…
Rank this Week: 2666

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/
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
  • Feb 13

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?
    Just a short entry today about an interesting new NBER paper by Bronwyn Hall (Berkeley Economics) and Christian Helmers (Santa Clara Business) (behind a paywall, sorry, though most academics can download for free). The question is what…
Rank this Week: 2049

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/
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
  • Feb 13

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?
    Just a short entry today about an interesting new NBER paper by Bronwyn Hall (Berkeley Economics) and Christian Helmers (Santa Clara Business) (behind a paywall, sorry, though most academics can download for free). The question is what…
Rank this Week: 166

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

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

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Feb 20

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”
    The Federal Circuit held a distribution agreement including transfer of title to the distributor and exclusivity in the United States for three years to be an “offer for sale” under the on-sale bar. In The Medicines Company v.…
  • Feb 16

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112
    The phrase “minimal redundancy” in a patent claim was indefinite under 35 USC § 112 where the patent specification inconsistently described levels of redundancy achieved by its system.  Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility
    Considering the patent-eligibility of claims directed to archiving digital assets, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court decision invalidating an independent claim under 35 USC § 101 and Alice, while vacating and remanding a…
Rank this Week: 342

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 20

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar
    After discussing the Louboutin shoe sole case some time ago, one envisioned the matter going ahead to the CJEU without a hitch. Unbeknownst to this writer, the CJEU decided to assess the case in the Grand Chamber (essentially en banc), and…
  • Feb 9

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?
    Safe harbor provisions for intermediaries on the Internet are the cornerstone of keeping it functional, open and above all fair. Without protection for intermediaries, including ISPs, many entities could create an environment of monitoring…
  • Jan 31

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?
    Even though many of us don't like the sound of our own voice (although some way less than others), it is still a very personal aspect of who we are and often a very unique identifier. It can also be very valuable, with some…
Rank this Week: 2477

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?
    In Mallinckrodt Hospital Prods. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Distrib., Inc., Judge Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated personalized method of treatment claims under 35 USC § 101 as being directed to a…
  • Feb 12

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?
    In Novartis v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit agreed with the USPTO that “time spent in a continued examination” does not count towards the three years the USPTO is allotted to examine a patent before if…
  • Feb 5

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection
    We’ve written previously about ex parte decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirming patent eligibility rejections that seem to be inconsistent with the USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. Apparently,…
Rank this Week: 1470

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: 1223