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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 12

    Hannukah with the Blawgers – Blawg Review #191 (Archive post)

    Hannukah with the Blawgers – Blawg Review #191 (Archive post)
    LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® is privileged to host the Blawg Review of Lights on this festive night! That is, Happy Hannukah!  Yes, the fundamental narrative of Hannukah is black–letter: Hannukah celebrates...
  • Dec 7

    Unlikely to confuse

    Unlikely to confuse
    Check out, and think about, this post by John Welch and, of course, the article he’s writing about, one of whose authors is Barton Beebe, whom I had the pleasure...
  • Nov 28

    More on virtual infringement

    More on virtual infringement
    Originally posted 2013-01-13 22:41:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’ve already written about what they’re writing about it, and now, so has Victoria Pynchon.
Rank this Week: 23

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Meet the McAndrews Team at BIO 2016!

    Meet the McAndrews Team at BIO 2016!
    The McAndrews team will be at BIO 2016 in San Francisco and we're hosting a cocktail reception on Tuesday, June 7. Please join us if you'll be attending BIO!
Rank this Week: 29

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 13

    More on Venue -- Plexxikon v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)

    More on Venue -- Plexxikon v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The sequel to the original summer blockbuster movie, Jaws, had as a tagline "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water." This sentiment can describe much of U.S. patent law over the last decade and a…
  • Dec 11

    More Views on Venue -- Federal Circuit Addresses In re Micron Fallout

    More Views on Venue -- Federal Circuit Addresses In re Micron Fallout
    By Andrew Williams -- Last Spring, the Supreme Court in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC held that the word "resides" in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), "refers only to the State of incorporation" of the…
  • Dec 10

    Suppes v. Katti (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Suppes v. Katti (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this fall, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Western District of Missouri dismissing a complaint filed by Galen J. Suppes for lack of jurisdiction. In dismissing Mr. Suppes'…
Rank this Week: 71

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 48

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 94

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
  • Dec 14

    USPTO Director Nominee Andrei Iancu Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

    USPTO Director Nominee Andrei Iancu Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee
    Earlier today President Trump's nominee to become the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee...…
  • Dec 14

    When Failure Becomes an Asset

    When Failure Becomes an Asset
    Failure is success if we learn. So why shouldn't failure qualify as a trade secret? Competitors would love to avoid making the effort and taking the risk... Negative information is most commonly put at risk not by theft of the records of…
  • Dec 14

    The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover

    The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover
    With December here, it really 'tis the season to be jolly', and with that, many employers indulge in the festive merriment with an annual tradition; the office Christmas party. The afternoon 'Out of Office' goes on, the sparkly attire comes…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 252

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    All That Glitters is Not One to Mold

    All That Glitters is Not One to Mold
    To me, one of the most exciting aspects of intellectual property law is when patent law and trademark law intersect in product or packaging design.  Last week, I had the honor of speaking to a graduate product design class at the…
  • Dec 13

    Torchy’s “Damn Good” Trademark Bullying…Or Not?

    Torchy’s “Damn Good” Trademark Bullying…Or Not?
    A few weeks ago, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado, named “Dam Good Tacos,” agreed to change its name based on a settlement in a trademark dispute with another Mexican restaurant, Torchy’s Tacos.…
  • Dec 12

    Why DIY Branding Is A Bad Idea

    Why DIY Branding Is A Bad Idea
    -Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Name Development A lot of entrepreneurs launch businesses behind a name they developed on their own. I get the fact that the name of the startup is intensely personal for the founders. Also money is tight…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 302

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    The role of the "myelin sheath" in conduction and multiple sclerosi

    The role of the "myelin sheath" in conduction and multiple sclerosi
    In April 2005 in an article in "Intellectual Property Today" entitled Intellectual Property at the Supreme Court and Before Congress [available LEXIS], LBE noted some "approximations" used by lawyers to explain certain science issues in the…
  • Dec 7

    CAFC addresses obviousness, marking, damages in Arctic Cat

    CAFC addresses obviousness, marking, damages in Arctic Cat
    In the technical area of thrust steeringsystems for personal watercraft (“PWC”) propelled by jetstream, Arctic Cat sued BRP for infringement.BRP did not do well before the jury, and sought JNOV:At trial, the jury found both…
  • Dec 7

    Perry Mason does patent

    Perry Mason does patent
    In "The Case of the Irate Inventor" (first broadcast 28 May 1960), "Perry Mason" brushes with patent law.Thirty-nine years before Pfaff, the idea of whether or not an invention was "ready for patenting" arose in determining "who owned" rights…
Rank this Week: 225

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Dec 10

    Uber Lawsuit Highlights Data Breach Disclosure Requirement

    Uber Lawsuit Highlights Data Breach Disclosure Requirement
    The Washington attorney general’s lawsuit against Uber highlights an organization’s disclosure obligations in Washington State in the event of a data breach. The Nov. 28 suit, filed in King County Superior Court, is thought to…
  • Nov 27

    Washington State Trademarks Are Now Searchable

    Washington State Trademarks Are Now Searchable
    The Washington Secretary of State’s database of trademark filings is now searchable. This is a big improvement. Before, searching state records was a hit-and-miss (and mostly miss) affair with the Washington State Digital Archives. Or…
  • Sep 19

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant
    Amazon gives trademark owners a new reason to register their brands: it’s a ticket to enrolling in the Amazon Brand Registry program. Enrollment gives trademark owners access to enforcement tools within the Amazon marketplace,…
Rank this Week: 276

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
  • Nov 22

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production
    One of our clients we hold close to our hearts here at Santucci Priore P.L. is Belvit Jordan, Founder and Managing Partner of South Florida based Next Weekend Productions. Her special events and production company oversees the coordination,…
Rank this Week: 213

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
  • Nov 22

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production
    One of our clients we hold close to our hearts here at Santucci Priore P.L. is Belvit Jordan, Founder and Managing Partner of South Florida based Next Weekend Productions. Her special events and production company oversees the coordination,…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 182

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

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

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?
    Have you ever posted something hastily on social media, and then deleted it later, after coming into your rational mind? Lots of people do it, and while oftentimes it does the trick, it isn’t a reliable way of removing something once…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
Rank this Week: 98

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 27

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?
    You may have heard about recent legal action against ResearchGate brought by several large academic publishers organized under name of the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing” (Elsevier, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, Brill, and ACS). Some…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
Rank this Week: 230

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.
    Yes, we're aware that our web site suddenly went bonkers. Apparently, the upgrade from Drupal 7.54 to 7.56 broke our custom theme. We're seeking a Drupal guru now (and if you are one, please get in touch). Tags:  …
  • Sep 12

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking
    It was just a matter of time before some large-scale holder of copyright monopolies tried this in the U.S... The American Chemical Society has asked a U.S. court to require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access -- that is, refuse…
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
Rank this Week: 241

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?
    Dear Rich: I read that the government is planning a song database and songwriters who don't register will lose all copyrights. Can you explain?The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act (TMLOA) is a proposed law…
  • Sep 7

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge
    Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (80s video game system), the music that…
  • Aug 27

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?
    Dear Rich: I was one of the co-stars in The Virginian TV series and a friend who is creating a Wiki page for me (about to publish my first novel) and asked if the publicity photos taken of me back in the mid-60s were my property or had the…
Rank this Week: 236

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 228

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

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

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

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

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 202

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
Rank this Week: 293

IP Freely

IP Freely

Offers lighthearted opinion and news on intellectual property law.

http://theipblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    It's been way to long

    It's been way to long
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";The title says it all.IP Freely has been very busy for the last god knows how many months and has really neglected his blogging duties and slew of loyal followers.
  • Aug 13

    All quiet

    All quiet
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";I must apologise, it has been ages since my last post. Basically the LPC (Distinction lovely!) and then starting a training contract as soon as I finished really got in the way of blogging.However I am determined…
  • Jun 30

    Stuff

    Stuff
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";Facebook are allowing users to chose user names for the first time i.e. the users URL will be http://www.facebook.com/ipfreely for example.
Rank this Week: 129

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 313

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 196

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”
    Bryan Golerkansky and Ryan Dunner, supervising senior associates at Green Hasson Janks, write: With the new age of digital streaming and an abundant amount of on-demand content available for  24/7 consumption, many consumers have…
  • Dec 11

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing
    In another controversial move, the FCC has approved by a 3-2 vote the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, known as Next Gen TV. This IP-based standard will permit over-the-air broadcasters to offer Ultra High Definition…
  • Dec 1

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim
    A federal court on Monday held California’s State Insurance Compensation Fund has no obligation to cover a series of claims from three porn actors against Cybernet for allegedly causing them to contract human immunodeficiency virus…
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • Dec 14

    USPTO Director Nominee Andrei Iancu Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

    USPTO Director Nominee Andrei Iancu Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee
    Earlier today President Trump's nominee to become the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee...…
  • Dec 14

    When Failure Becomes an Asset

    When Failure Becomes an Asset
    Failure is success if we learn. So why shouldn't failure qualify as a trade secret? Competitors would love to avoid making the effort and taking the risk... Negative information is most commonly put at risk not by theft of the records of…
  • Dec 14

    The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover

    The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover
    With December here, it really 'tis the season to be jolly', and with that, many employers indulge in the festive merriment with an annual tradition; the office Christmas party. The afternoon 'Out of Office' goes on, the sparkly attire comes…
Rank this Week: 4223

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1270

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4179

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Dec 14

    Federal Court Rules Against Calzone Franchisor in Meaty Lawsuit Against Former Franchisee

    Federal Court Rules Against Calzone Franchisor in Meaty Lawsuit Against Former Franchisee
    In a meaty decision involving the intersection of restrictive covenant and franchise law, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently denied a request by D.P. Dough Franchising, LLC (“D.P. Dough”),…
  • Dec 7

    2017 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review

    2017 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review
    Throughout 2017, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients today in this important and ever-changing area…
  • Nov 20

    Now Available! Seyfarth Shaw’s 2017-2018 Edition of the Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference

    Now Available! Seyfarth Shaw’s 2017-2018 Edition of the Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference
    There is no denying that social media continues to transform the way companies conduct business. In light of the rapid evolution of social media, companies today face significant legal challenges on a variety of issues ranging from employee…
Rank this Week: 3853

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
  • Dec 14

    Don’t Reauthorize NSA Spying in a Must-Pass Funding Bill

    Don’t Reauthorize NSA Spying in a Must-Pass Funding Bill
    The next two weeks will be a flurry of activity in Congress. Before they can leave for the holidays, our government must—at minimum—pass at least one bill to keep the government running and also decide what to do about a…
  • Dec 12

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee about how his department is implementing one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. Despite repeated bipartisan requests,…
  • Dec 12

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee about how his department is implementing one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. Despite repeated bipartisan requests,…
Rank this Week: 2124

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Dec 14

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar
    Want to: Build a strong understanding of the various forms of intellectual property protection. Delve into substantive case law and see intellectual property laws at play. Anticipate when the copyright fair use rule is and is not applicable.…
  • Nov 15

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration
    Is this Invoice from the Patent & Trademark Organization a Scam? If you are asking this, the answer is probably yes. Over the years there has been an ever increasing number of private companies that have taken it upon themselves to offer…
  • Oct 25

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance
    Good Advice From  Insurance Broker Sarah Smith XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st. As I write this on October 20th, the U.S. Congress recently struck a deal with the White House…
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CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    New European Privacy Laws Going Into Effect Mean ALL Companies Need to Review their Data Collection

    New European Privacy Laws Going Into Effect Mean ALL Companies Need to Review their Data Collection
    Our websites are global, our e-commerce offerings reach customers around the world, our Internet radio broadcasts elicit responses from listeners around the globe and our consultants often hail from London to New Delhi. Whether people pay us,…
  • Dec 8

    Effective Date of Main Studio Rule Elimination Announced

    Effective Date of Main Studio Rule Elimination Announced
    Effective Jan. 8, 2018, AM, FM, and television broadcast stations will no longer be required to maintain a main studio. The Commission voted back in October to eliminate the Main Studio Rule based on findings that the cost of maintaining a…
  • Dec 6

    Upcoming FCC Broadcasting and Telecommunications Deadlines for January-February 2018

    Upcoming FCC Broadcasting and Telecommunications Deadlines for January-February 2018
    It’s never too early to get a jump start on upcoming deadlines as the New Year approaches. Below is a list of upcoming FCC deadlines to keep on your radar. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to…
Rank this Week: 3064

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 14

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)
    From the Copyright Alliance: Join the copyright community in asking your Congressional Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3945, the CASE Act of 2017, a bill that would create a copyright small claims court for creators and small businesses…
  • Nov 20

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)
    As a long overdue entry in the “Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit” series, a current case shows the risk that an infringement defendant may file a counterclaim against the photographer plaintiff, perhaps as retribution for…
  • Nov 3

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration
    As an update to the Nov. 1 blog entry, we have good news! According to Robert J. Kasunic, the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice, the concern for photographers about the proposal…
Rank this Week: 4295

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 14

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)
    From the Copyright Alliance: Join the copyright community in asking your Congressional Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3945, the CASE Act of 2017, a bill that would create a copyright small claims court for creators and small businesses…
  • Nov 20

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)
    As a long overdue entry in the “Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit” series, a current case shows the risk that an infringement defendant may file a counterclaim against the photographer plaintiff, perhaps as retribution for…
  • Nov 3

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration
    As an update to the Nov. 1 blog entry, we have good news! According to Robert J. Kasunic, the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice, the concern for photographers about the proposal…
Rank this Week: 3410

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    JIPLP (The weblog of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice)The JIPLP “is thrilled to announce that Sir Richard Arnold (High Court of England and Wales - Chancery Division) has accepted the invitation to join its…
  • Dec 14

    UPC - update from UK on statutory instrument

    UPC - update from UK on statutory instrument
    The saltireA quick update from the UK on the outstanding legislation that will enable the UK to ratify the UPC Agreement: yesterday the Privy Council made an Order approving the draft Scottish statutory instrument that grants…
  • Dec 13

    The ILO rules reinstatement of Board of Appeal member, but EPO resist

    The ILO rules reinstatement of Board of Appeal member, but EPO resist
    There was a major development last week in the saga of the suspension of the member of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, which, however, still has failed to bring the affair to a conclusion.To recap the tale which has been…
Rank this Week: 607

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
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
Rank this Week: 1318

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 14

    Amgen on Remand: BPCIA Preempts State Unfair Competition and Conversion Law

    Amgen on Remand: BPCIA Preempts State Unfair Competition and Conversion Law
    by Dennis Crouch Amgen v. Sandoz (Fed. Cir. 2017) [AmgenSandoz Fed Cir Decision Dec 2017] The BPCIA (Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009) is designed to promote innovation in biologic drug treatments while also…
  • Dec 13

    ¿Does Secret Prior Art Apply to the Obviousness Analysis?

    ¿Does Secret Prior Art Apply to the Obviousness Analysis?
    by Dennis Crouch It is not clear from ,u reading the AIA revisions that “secret prior art” (102(b)(2) prior art) continues to qualify as prior art for the obviousness analysis.  The obviousness provision (Section 103) refers…
  • Dec 13

    RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

    RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?
    In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that…
Rank this Week: 436

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Wolf Greenfield Seeks Applicants for Trademark/Copyright Associate Position in Boston or New York City

    Wolf Greenfield Seeks Applicants for Trademark/Copyright Associate Position in Boston or New York City
    Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC is seeking an attorney to join our Boston or New York office in the Trademark and Copyright Group. Qualified applicants will have up to 3 years of experience in trademark matters, including domestic and…
  • Dec 14

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

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    You may recall that a TTAB judge once remarked 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. Here for your consideration are three TTAB decisions rendered two…
  • Dec 13

    TTAB Test: Is FALL HARVEST Confusable With AUTUMN HARVEST BLEND For Coffee?

    TTAB Test: Is FALL HARVEST Confusable With AUTUMN HARVEST BLEND For Coffee?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark FALL HARVEST for "coffee for use in single-serve brewing machines," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark AUTUMN HARVEST BLEND for "whole roasted coffee beans, ground…
Rank this Week: 590

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Dec 14

    Updates on Modernizing the Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Updates on Modernizing the Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Launched in 2015, the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) Project aims to improve the electronic application process for patent applicants by modernizing the USPTO’s filing and viewing…
  • Dec 13

    Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation

    Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce. Leveraging open data is a priority for the Trump Administration, as part of its long-term commitment to modernize government and as a key driver of the American economy. …
  • Nov 17

    Update: Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register

    Update: Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register
    Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers The public counts on the accuracy and integrity of the U.S. Trademark Register when selecting and clearing new marks, so as to avoid conflicts with already registered…
Rank this Week: 4689

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 14

    How the Seuss Estate Stole Christma

    How the Seuss Estate Stole Christma
    When the estate of Dr. Seuss took action against Who's Holiday, they probably didn't anticipate it'd be retold quite like this... The post How the Seuss Estate Stole Christmas appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 14

    3 Count: Disney Magic

    3 Count: Disney Magic
    Disney announced plan to purchase Fox, Crytek sues game developer over use of their engine and PUBG developer bemoans lack of IP protection. The post 3 Count: Disney Magic appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 13

    3 Count: Purple Lawsuit

    3 Count: Purple Lawsuit
    Prince's estate files lawsuit against YouTuber, two Indian sites sued for unlawful film sharing and Hong Kong companies seek site blocking in Australia. The post 3 Count: Purple Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 959

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: 4125

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/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store
    According to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is…
  • Dec 13

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer
    M&A deals aren’t easy to close. As we previously reported, due diligence typically increases the likelihood of a deal closing. Buyers often conduct extensive diligence: they analyze the financial documents, projections, contracts…
  • Dec 13

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
Rank this Week: 1486

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Dec 14

    Ask Dr. Cybersecurity About Protecting Your Law Firm from Hacker

    Ask Dr. Cybersecurity About Protecting Your Law Firm from Hacker
    Dear Doc, I thought that you were Dr. Copyright. What’s with this new name? Signed, Madame Miriam Abacha (wife of late ruler Sonny Abacha of Lagos, Nigeria) Dear Madame: You may have heard that a large law firm in Bermuda, Appleby, had…
  • Dec 7

    A Holiday IP Story

    A Holiday IP Story
    Keeping in the holiday spirit, here’s an IP story that will sweeten your day. Protecting recipes with the traditional tools of intellectual property is difficult. Recipes are typically not copyrightable subject matter because, as merely…
  • Nov 16

    It’s Halloween! Time to Preserve Corpse

    It’s Halloween! Time to Preserve Corpse
    It’s Halloween, which, of course, means that it’s time to preserve corpses. Consider Joseph Karwowski’s invention (U.S. patent 748,284 issued December 29, 1903*).  Joe was a Russian national (‘…a…
Rank this Week: 4338

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1293