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CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Mark Your Calendar for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction

    Mark Your Calendar for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction
    It’s that time again – time to get dressed to the nines for a night of bidding, imbibing, and banter all for a good cause. Pull up your calendars and mark Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction hosted by…
  • Oct 16

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense

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

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar
    This is a reminder to not snooze on next week’s CPB compliance webinar! On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s CPB Compliance guru Bob Winteringham will present a FREE one-hour webinar…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 55

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Second Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection

    The Second Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection
    Arvind Narayanan and I are excited to announce that the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) will return in May 2018, once again co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. The first ConPro brought…
  • Oct 18

    AI Mental Health Care Risks, Benefits, and Oversight: Adam Miner at Princeton

    AI Mental Health Care Risks, Benefits, and Oversight: Adam Miner at Princeton
    How does AI apply to mental health, and why should we care? Today the Princeton Center for IT Policy hosted a talk by Adam Miner, ann AI psychologist, whose research addresses policy issues in the use, design, and regulation of conversational…
  • Oct 4

    Avoid an Equifax-like breach? Help us understand how system administrators patch machine

    Avoid an Equifax-like breach? Help us understand how system administrators patch machine
    The recent Equifax breach that leaked around 140 million Americans’ personal information was boiled down to a system patch that was never applied, even after the company was alerted to the vulnerability in March 2017. Our work studying…
Rank this Week: 61

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)

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

    Best of 2012: Stupid law?: Sandwich edition

    Best of 2012: Stupid law?: Sandwich edition
    Originally posted 2012-12-24 18:00:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFirst posted on July 9, 2012. Another installment, unplanned but utterly unsurprising, in the Stupid Lawsuit series — see my most recent...
  • Oct 4

    Meater meets antimeater

    Meater meets antimeater
    Originally posted 2006-03-23 23:45:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWired News: Finding Humor in Meat Patents: “Meat patents”? Taken individually, patents can be humorous in themselves. But taken as a whole,...
Rank this Week: 126

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 140

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 149

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 159

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 155

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    What’s a Fair Burden of Proof in Forecasting Future Benefits, or Harms?

    What’s a Fair Burden of Proof in Forecasting Future Benefits, or Harms?
               On many occasions, the FCC and reviewing courts have to decide who bears the burden of proving something, what they have to prove and how convincing they have to be. Far too often,…
  • Oct 10

    Would You Pay a 400% Surcharge for Connected Networks?

    Would You Pay a 400% Surcharge for Connected Networks?
              With the well past due retirement of America Online’s Instant Messenger, I thought about  interconnectivity concerns in light of AOL’s market dominance.  Years ago, advocates worried…
  • Sep 22

    Winners and Losers in the Sprint-TMobile Merger

    Winners and Losers in the Sprint-TMobile Merger
                In this age of easily borrowed billions, outdated antitrust policy and largely libertarian regulatory oversight, the information, communications and entertainment…
Rank this Week: 210

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 322

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: 254

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Oct 21

    More updates to the Changing Noncompete | Trade Secrets Laws Page

    More updates to the Changing Noncompete | Trade Secrets Laws Page
    It turns out that I missed a few bills! New York:  Two identical bills (one in the Assembly (A 6419) and one in the Senate (S 4688)) to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act; and one (S 1204) that provides a procedural mechanism for…
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

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

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

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31
    Almost nine years in the making, Massachusetts is on the cusp of noncompete reform. And, decades in the making (yes, decades, thanks to Steve Chow‘s extraordinary efforts), Massachusetts is also poised to update its trade secrets…
Rank this Week: 217

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    We can Keep Googling the GOOGLE Mark: Supreme Court Denies Cert

    We can Keep Googling the GOOGLE Mark: Supreme Court Denies Cert
    Many of us have been eagerly waiting to see whether the Supreme Court would consider Google’s potential genericness. As Martha explained, the case began in 2012, after petitioners Chris Gillespie and David Elliot attempted to register…
  • Oct 19

    Forget Prince; Minnesota Opens Courts to Hulk Hogans of the World with Revenge Porn Civil Action

    Forget Prince; Minnesota Opens Courts to Hulk Hogans of the World with Revenge Porn Civil Action
    Recently, I attended the University of Minnesota’s celebration of “40 Years of Gopher Justice,” an event honoring the institution’s University Student Legal Service (“USLS”), a non-profit organization that…
  • Oct 17

    Does getaroom Make U Want 2 BookaRoom?

    Does getaroom Make U Want 2 BookaRoom?
    A tv commercial for yet another hotel booking website just caught my eye, called getaroom: This one was founded by a pair of lawyers, in fact, the same duo that founded Hotels.com. I was left wondering whether getaroom is…
Rank this Week: 309

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Plaintff LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG loses at CAFC on indefiniteness issue

    Plaintff LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG loses at CAFC on indefiniteness issue
    Proceduraly, the district court was affirmed on an alternative ground:Lufthansa Technik AG appeals from the districtcourt’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity withrespect to all claims of U.S. Patent 6,016,016. Because weconclude…
  • Oct 19

    CAFC reverses D. Del. on obviousness in vaginal ring (NuvaRing® ) case

    CAFC reverses D. Del. on obviousness in vaginal ring (NuvaRing® ) case
    Procedurally, this was an appeal by patentee Merck of a finding of obviousness.The ’581 patent in question relates to a vaginal ring used for contraception,and its commercial embodiment is sold underthe brand name NuvaRing®. Warner…
  • Oct 18

    CAFC affirms ITC in Cisco/Arista matter

    CAFC affirms ITC in Cisco/Arista matter
    From the caseCisco argues that inferring is a form of detection, and therefore Arista’s products infringe. The Commission, however, had before it evidence that showed that the accused functionality, ProcMgr, has no access to a…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 27

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?
    When copyright protection was created in the late 1700s, it was for books, and poetry, and other written works. After all, Thomas Edison didn’t invent the phonograph until almost a century later, and sound recordings weren’t…
  • Sep 8

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?
    People who believe their professional reputations or personal integrity have been unfairly impugned by materials anonymously posted on the internet are not defenseless against their unnamed tormentors. Is it possible to discover the identity…
Rank this Week: 358

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Covers fashion trademark and copyright issues, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/fashion/
Rank this Week: 319

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…

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

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

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List
    If you are an American inventor or entrepreneur with a new idea, you cannot help but relate to the long, exhilarating, and yet sometimes painful journey of creating something new. Follow along and discover the secrets behind doggedly pursuing…
Rank this Week: 380

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Oct 10

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Rights for Domain Name

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Rights for Domain Name
    UDRP decisions come down from providers (principally from WIPO and the Forum) at the rate of 7 to 10 a day. Complainants mostly prevail; this is because in 90% of the cases (more or less that percentage) respondents have no plausible defense…
  • Oct 10

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Right

    Trademark Rights Paramount to Contract Right
    UDRP decisions come down from providers (principally from WIPO and the Forum) at the rate of 7 to 10 a day. Complainants mostly prevail; this is because in 90% of the cases (more or less that percentage) respondents have no plausible defense…
  • Sep 26

    Principles, Factors, and Elements that Promote or Undermine the Outcome of UDRP Case

    Principles, Factors, and Elements that Promote or Undermine the Outcome of UDRP Case
    Panels adjudicating cybersquatting claims, defenses, and rebuttals under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) expect parties to prove their contentions, and this means having a working understanding of what this entails.…
Rank this Week: 391

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 9

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars registration of trademarks that may “disparage” persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into “contempt, or disrepute” (the “disparagement”…
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
Rank this Week: 240

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
Rank this Week: 333

K's law

K's law

Features extracts from recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On
    I am aware of the following blogs that present decisions of the Boards of appeal on a regular basis:In English:• Jelle Terpsma publishes quite regularly on his EQE Tools website (here).• DeltaPatents has started blogging with 5…
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

    Two More For The Road
    Perhaps some of my orphaned readers intend to do some case law blogging or to explore the wonderful world of fresh DG3 decisions on their own. I thought they might find the following useful. I have prepared two short notes on how I…
  • Jan 6

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 228

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 23

    Portugal Bans Use of DRM to Limit Access to Public Domain Work

    Portugal Bans Use of DRM to Limit Access to Public Domain Work
    At EFF, we've become all too accustomed to bad news on copyright come out of Europe, so it's refreshing to hear that Portugal has recently passed a law on copyright that helps to strike a fairer balance between users and copyright…
  • Oct 20

    Australian Government Wants to Give Satire The Boot

    Australian Government Wants to Give Satire The Boot
    The National Symbols Officer of Australia recently wrote to Juice Media, producers of Rap News and Honest Government Adverts, suggesting that its “use” of Australia’s coat of arms violated various Australian laws. This…
  • Oct 19

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
    This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it…
Rank this Week: 490

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 959

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 840

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 23

    3 Count: Spinal Tapped

    3 Count: Spinal Tapped
    Members of Spinal Tap expand their lawsuit against Vivendi, two Kodi sellers in the UK given suspended sentences and interest in Namatjira's work is soaring. The post 3 Count: Spinal Tapped appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 19

    When the Cost of Free is Too High

    When the Cost of Free is Too High
    The cost of free keeps rising and there's no end in sight. Maybe it's time to try something novel: Getting people to pay for content. The post When the Cost of Free is Too High appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 19

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel
    VidAngel declares bankruptcy to stall copyright case, Ripoff Report emerges victorious at appeals court and software maker claims copyright in output. The post 3 Count: Bankrupt Angel appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 974

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Pablo Escobar’s Brother Wants $1 Billion for Trademark Dispute with Netflix

    Pablo Escobar’s Brother Wants $1 Billion for Trademark Dispute with Netflix
    Narcos, the popular Netflix drama about one of the world’s most notorious drug lords Pablo Escobar, is currently at the center of a trademark dispute that has been brought back into headlines after almost a year. Roberto De Jesus…
  • Oct 23

    Lex Machina Q3 litigation update shows effects of TC Heartland, Oil States on patent case filing

    Lex Machina Q3 litigation update shows effects of TC Heartland, Oil States on patent case filing
    Although patent litigation levels through the first nine months of 2017 have largely remained consistent with patterns from recent years, it does appear that the number of patent suits filed in U.S. district courts has been on a slow decline…
  • Oct 23

    Law & Odor: Hasbro Sniffing Out the Opportunities for Trademark Registration

    Law & Odor: Hasbro Sniffing Out the Opportunities for Trademark Registration
    The Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) provides some guidance on what an aroma needs to demonstrate before being registered, asserting that “the amount of evidence required to establish that a scent or fragrance functions as…
Rank this Week: 451

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Oct 23

    No Inequitable Conduct: Duty to Disclose Only Goes So Far

    No Inequitable Conduct: Duty to Disclose Only Goes So Far
    A patent prosecutor did not have a duty to disclose that a cited prior art reference inherently disclosed a claimed feature where the examiner misunderstood the reference as failing to disclose the feature. On this basis, a motion to strike…
  • Oct 18

    Technical Environment Requires Detailed Tailoring

    Technical Environment Requires Detailed Tailoring
    How much detail does patent claim language require to describe a technical solution to a technical problem to meet the patent-eligibility requirements of the Alice/Mayo test and 35 U.S.C. § 101? At the very least, enough to tailor the…
  • Oct 16

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible
    Various claims of two patents covering telephone call processing were found to be directed to respective patent-ineligible abstract ideas: “sequentially dialing a list of telephone numbers to overcome a busy signal,” and…
Rank this Week: 826

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 23

    A Framework for Thinking About Regulating Platform

    A Framework for Thinking About Regulating Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016).Martin H. MalinMuch ink has been spilled over whether platform workers — be they Uber drivers, Task Rabbit taskers, or others — are employees or independent…
  • Oct 20

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law
    Evan J. Criddle, Liberty in Loyalty: A Republican Theory of Fiduciary Law, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 993 (2017), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzFiduciary law crosses many domains, but it is of particular import to the field of trusts and…
  • Oct 19

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark
    Victor P. Goldberg, The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle (2017), available at SSRN.John C.P. GoldbergIn The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle, Victor Goldberg juxtaposes two landmark product liability cases to identify an interesting historical…
Rank this Week: 595

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 23

    Wayfarer is Not Descriptive of Sunglasse

    Wayfarer is Not Descriptive of Sunglasse
    Luxottica Group S.P.A. v. Li, No. 16 C 487 & 1227, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 15, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah granted plaintiffs (collectively “Oakley”) summary judgment of Lanham Act trademark infringement and counterfeiting…
  • Oct 20

    The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law

    The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law
    Chicago Kent’s The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law is a Chicago-based conference hosted by Chicago Kent Law from 8:15am until 5:30pm CT on November 3, 2017. The conference will examine the rise of the Patent Trial and…
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
Rank this Week: 457

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) Deadline November 8, 2017

    Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) Deadline November 8, 2017
    Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) is pleased to announce a £10 million call for collaborative proposals to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in…
  • Oct 21

    Nigeria: Government to Permanently Shut Open Drug Markets by 2018

    Nigeria: Government to Permanently Shut Open Drug Markets by 2018
    All open drugs markets in Nigeria shall be permanently shut down by December 31, 2018 as drug Coordinating Wholesale Centres nationwide shall be introduced to check the menace of falsified medical products in the country. [...] The post…
  • Oct 16

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee
    The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks,…
Rank this Week: 806

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 22

    Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. v. Warner Chilcott Co. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. v. Warner Chilcott Co. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court most recently revisited the proper standards for making an obviousness determination ten years ago, in KSR Int'l. Co. v. Teleflex. Inc. While in some ways changing the obviousness standard, for example…
  • Oct 22

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 24, 2017 - "Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB: Gimmick or Genius?" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) October 26, 2017 - "Drug Substance Patents: FDA Guidance, Protecting Composition-of-Matter Patents,…
  • Oct 21

    IPO Webinar on Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB

    IPO Webinar on Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB: Gimmick or Genius?" on October 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan, Lissi Mojica of…
Rank this Week: 779

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 22

    Trace Mayer’s Remorse Being Late to Bitcoin

    Trace Mayer’s Remorse Being Late to Bitcoin
    Trace Mayer is a well-known Bitcoin commentator and investor. He is mainly publishing his “Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast” right now. His latest price analysis on that Podcast using the relation between present price and 200 days…
  • Oct 7

    Harry 2x

    Harry 2x
    Imagine a book about “Harry” (I have one particular in mind). Imagine that it is leading in the market place, having found billions of fans. Imagine that the copyright has been transferred by the author to some big publishing and…
  • Oct 3

    Bitcoin Theft Directive Proposal

    Bitcoin Theft Directive Proposal
    The EU Commission recently proposed a Directive  on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment. Article 4 (a) would require Member States that the following is punishable as a criminal offence: theft or…
Rank this Week: 671

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
Rank this Week: 905

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BUMP

    BUMP
    Author HydragyrumReproduced with kind permission of the copyright ownerSource Wikipedia Jane Lambert Chancery Division (Mr Justice Snowden) Banner Universal Motion Pictures Ltd v Endemol Shine Group Ltd and…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright in Photographs - Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen

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

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

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

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 20

    TWiL 404: 404: Lost In (Cyber)Space

    TWiL 404: 404: Lost In (Cyber)Space
    Episode 404 - Nonleaky and legal tight. Join Professor Eric Goldman, Denise Howell, Emory Roane, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. Will smart contracts get gummed up in the grocery store? How do we protect…
  • Oct 13

    TWiL 403: Flying Car Law And Tuna Free Toy

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

    TWiL 402: Google Wants A Spanking

    TWiL 402: Google Wants A Spanking
    The FBI doesn't have to give details on the iPhone hacking tool used in the San Bernadino case, six-strikes piracy scheme still gives out warnings, copyright, and privacy with Google Clips, sued for retweeting, and more! Hosts: Denise…
Rank this Week: 518

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 638

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 605

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: 963

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Oct 18

    Patenting Abstract Ideas: Technology, Turnstiles, and Transformation

    Patenting Abstract Ideas: Technology, Turnstiles, and Transformation
    Post By Blog Staff On October 18, the Federal Circuit again examined the existing bounds of the patentability of abstract ideas. InSmart Systems Innovations (SSI) v. Chicago Transit Authority, the Federal Circuit determined that…
  • Oct 15

    To Defer or Not to Defer? Uncertainty Ahead for USPTO Rule

    To Defer or Not to Defer? Uncertainty Ahead for USPTO Rule
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen In an en banc decision on October 4, 2017, the Federal Circuit made it easier to amend patents during AIA proceedings. However, in reaching this decision, the Federal Circuit raised questions as to whether…
  • Oct 9

    Levi's Sues Over Pocket "Tab"

    Levi's Sues Over Pocket "Tab"
    Post By Nicholas Krob Can you use of a piece of fabric no bigger than a fingernail to constitute a trademark infringement?  Levi’s appears to think so. Late last month, Levi Strauss & Co. filed a federal lawsuit in San…
Rank this Week: 649

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Social Links: Russia’s threat to block Facebook; Google’s publisher-friendly move; a cease-and-desist letter worth emulating

    Social Links: Russia’s threat to block Facebook; Google’s publisher-friendly move; a cease-and-desist letter worth emulating
    As part of a new tracking system, the Department of Homeland Security will be keeping records of immigrants’ social media handles and search results. Russia to Facebook: Turn over user-information or risk being blocked. Google is ending…
  • Oct 5

    Yes, the Trolley IS a Problem

    Yes, the Trolley IS a Problem
    Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us.…
  • Sep 27

    Webcast: Privacy + Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transaction

    Webcast: Privacy + Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transaction
    In this era of big data, a company’s value may increasingly depend on the value of the information it has collected and stored. As companies amass ever-growing amounts of often sensitive personal data, the privacy and cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 686

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Oct 18

    Citation Needed - CJEU Decides on Use of Registered Designs as Citations for the Sale of Goods Online

    Citation Needed - CJEU Decides on Use of Registered Designs as Citations for the Sale of Goods Online
    Marketing your goods online can be very tricky, especially if you are in the business of making proprietary goods or accessories relating to well-known brands or goods. Using the name, image or design of the goods your items relate to is…
  • Oct 10

    Shared by a Little Bird - Does Retweeting Protected Works Infringe IP?

    Shared by a Little Bird - Does Retweeting Protected Works Infringe IP?
    Social media has made the near-thoughtless sharing of content a part of everyday life, whether it is sharing an article you liked or a picture you found somewhere. Even though the sharing of the content seems innocuous and more often than not…
  • Oct 3

    Hungry for a Fight - Are There Rights in a Recipe How-to Video?

    Hungry for a Fight - Are There Rights in a Recipe How-to Video?
    Food has become incredibly trendy in recent years (not that people didn't eat in years before), and many aspiring home cooks and chefs alike have moved onto modern platforms to share their know-how and passion with others. Sites like YouTube…
Rank this Week: 670

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
Rank this Week: 596

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland on May 22, just over a week ago.  Since that decision, only four new patent cases have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas (all filed last Friday, May 26).  Below is a chart…
Rank this Week: 790

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 12

    Can We Have a Corporate Incorporator?

    Can We Have a Corporate Incorporator?
    Most of us think about an individual being the party that forms a corporation. As an alternative, this post discusses the corporate incorporator, i.e., a corporation that forms another corporation. (For information about incorporators…
  • Oct 9

    Units are to LLCs as Shares are to Corporation

    Units are to LLCs as Shares are to Corporation
    I am writing this post about limited liability company (LLC) units because of a question that I answered on Quora. Please see Why would an operating agreement for an LLC have a Schedule A and also a quantity of Class A interests? LLC…
  • Oct 4

    At-will Employment – Why It Is the Norm in the U.S.

    At-will Employment – Why It Is the Norm in the U.S.
    At-will employment permits either an employer or an employee to terminate their relationship at any time for almost any reason. This post explains why at-will employment is the norm in the U.S. I am basing this post on a Quora question that I…
Rank this Week: 607

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 750