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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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 9

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo
    By Robert R. Sachs After Alice, the USPTO's various guidance memoranda included references to non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, particularly Smartgene, Cyberfone, and Planet Bingo, as examples of patent-ineligible subject matter.…
  • Jun 1

    #AliceStorm: April Update and the Impact of TC Heartland on Patent Eligibility

    #AliceStorm: April Update and the Impact of TC Heartland on Patent Eligibility
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision on patent venue, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, may actually turn out to be a good thing for patentees when it comes to Section 101. But before we get to that, let’s do the AliceStorm…
Rank this Week: 4427

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
  • Sep 20

    Social Media is an (age) gated community

    Social Media is an (age) gated community
    Few brewers would dream of serving someone in their brewery or tasting room without checking an ID to ensure that all the craft beer lovers in the room are of legal drinking age.  When it comes to their virtual breweries and tasting…
  • Sep 6

    Out of the (Maine Beer) Box: Standing Out in a Global Marketplace

    Out of the (Maine Beer) Box: Standing Out in a Global Marketplace
    After traveling to Iceland with more than a dozen of Maine’s brewers to greet the Maine Beer Box at the Bjorfestival in Reykijavik, Verrill Dana Attorney Tawny Alvarez reflected on the importance of standing out in a global marketplace…
  • Jul 21

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance
    With an alphabet soup of corporate structures available to U.S. businesses (think C-corp, S-corp, LLC, LLP, etc.) you might guess that creating another would be the last thing on the minds of new business owners.  However, the success of…
Rank this Week: 2016

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: 215

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Sep 20

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!
    Jeremy Phillips, the founder of the IP Finance Blog among many other blogs, was awarded the David Goldring Volunteer Award from Marques.  The Marques website describes the award: David Goldring was instrumental in the launch of MARQUES,…
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new publicly accessible database of information concerning copyright matters.  The database contains amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with Copyright Office assistance,…
Rank this Week: 1671

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: 2525

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
  • Sep 20

    Cybersecurity … after the Equifax revelation

    Cybersecurity … after the Equifax revelation
    Gerry to Speak About Cybersecurity After Equifax Breach.  Reports of security breaches at Equifax have focused attention on the need to follow practices that maximize protection of  sensitive and valuable information. At Elman…
  • Sep 19

    Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Proce

    Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Proce
    Since the America Invents Act took effect, the Inter Partes Review process at the USPTO has led to the overwhelming majority of challenged patents being invalidated by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Less than 20% of…
  • Sep 19

    Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Proce

    Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Proce
    Since the America Invents Act took effect, the Inter Partes Review process at the USPTO has led to the overwhelming majority of challenged patents being invalidated by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Less than 20% of…
Rank this Week: 4445

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3542

Scott & Scott, LLP Blog

Scott & Scott, LLP Blog

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

http://scottandscottllp.com/blogs/
  • Sep 20

    Negotiating Technology Contracts – Requirement

    Negotiating Technology Contracts – Requirement
    Stephen F. Pinson, The Pulse, July 2017 One of the most overlooked sections in a technology-related contract is the insurance section.  Whether that contract involves IT services, development, Software as a Service or Cloud Services, the…
  • Sep 20

    Negotiating Technology Contracts – Requirement

    Negotiating Technology Contracts – Requirement
    Stephen F. Pinson, The Pulse, July 2017 One of the most overlooked sections in a technology-related contract is the insurance section.  Whether that contract involves IT services, development, Software as a Service or Cloud Services, the…
  • Sep 20

    Negotiating Contracts: 12 Key Terms in Negotiating a Software as a Service or Cloud Service Agreement

    Negotiating Contracts: 12 Key Terms in Negotiating a Software as a Service or Cloud Service Agreement
    Stephen F. Pinson, The Licensing Journal, June/July 2017 Software as a Service and Cloud Service offerings have become ubiquitous digital platforms for many enterprises and small businesses in their quests to provide a single unified…
Rank this Week: 1250

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
  • Sep 20

    PatentsPostGrant.Com September Webinar

    PatentsPostGrant.Com September Webinar
    September Webinar to Focus on Expected Changes to PTAB Practice This month’s edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series will be held on Thursday September 28th @12:30 (EST). The September webinar is entitled: The…
  • Sep 13

    Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB a Temporary Phenomena?

    Sovereign Immunity at the PTAB a Temporary Phenomena?
    Oil States/CAFC to Unravel “Litigation” Premise Sovereign immunity from proceedings of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has become inextricably linked with the Oil States debate now before the Supreme…
  • Sep 11

    PTAB 5 Year Anniversary: Chat With Chief Judge

    PTAB 5 Year Anniversary: Chat With Chief Judge
    Boardside Chat Tomorrow Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. ET the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will conduct a special “Boardside Chat” in which representatives from AIPLA, IPO, ABA, PTAB…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 20

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    It's been a busy few days!Another US lawsuit has been added to the mounting litigation against Spotify and the streaming platform's alleged failure to pay mechanical royalties in the USA for the right to 'copy' a song (rather than the…
  • Aug 28

    The CopyKat - Part Deux

    The CopyKat - Part Deux
    It's not often we report on the Pagan community, but the Wild Hunt tells us of concerns about Pagans violating copyright protections of Pagan books which have "resurfaced in a big way, with thousands of volumes being uploaded by the owner of…
  • Aug 28

    The back-to-school Copycat!

    The back-to-school Copycat!
    The famous rapper Eminem vs. copyright infringement, Eminem-esque!During an election campaign ad, the New Zealand’s ruling political party used a piece of library music called “Eminem-esque”, which sounded like the famous…
Rank this Week: 2204

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/
  • Sep 20

    Mexicanos crean el software TraQuaNet para mejorar la acuacultura

    Mexicanos crean el software TraQuaNet para mejorar la acuacultura
    Fuente: ANTIMIO CRUZ BUSTAMANTE, Reportero de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Revista Digital Mi Patente, antimioadrian@gmail.com, www.mipatente.com Científicos del Centro de Investigación Científica y de…
  • Sep 19

    Patenta científica mexicana producto para control biológico de nematodo que afecta a papa y tomate

    Patenta científica mexicana producto para control biológico de nematodo que afecta a papa y tomate
    El bionematicida se encuentra en fase de implementación y lo que sigue es licenciamiento para producirlo a escala industrial Los nematodos fitoparásitos son microorganismos que se alimentan de los nutrimentos absorbidos por las…
  • Sep 18

    Crean “cemento verde” a partir de desechos industriale

    Crean “cemento verde” a partir de desechos industriale
    Por Hugo Valencia Juliao Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Una línea de investigación en la rama de materiales que se está trabajando en la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis…
Rank this Week: 3011

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Sep 20

    T 914/13 - One 73(1) in the hand worth two in the bush?

    T 914/13 - One 73(1) in the hand worth two in the bush?
    During oral proceedings before the Examining Division, an auxiliary request of the applicant was found to meet the requirements of the EPC.  However, in response to the Rule 71(3) EPC communication, the applicant reverted to earlier…
  • Sep 15

    J 19/16 - does a loss of rights in the international phase after regional entry have any effect?

    J 19/16 - does a loss of rights in the international phase after regional entry have any effect?
    An international application was filed in 2005 (with priority of 2004) with the wrong receiving office -the USPTO- who assigned an application number to it. The international application entered the EP regional phase in Nov 2006, and the EPO…
  • Sep 11

    T 1329/04

    T 1329/04
    In the decision T 488/16, recently discussed in this blog, it became again clear that the EPO is strict in allowing post-published evidence to prove inventive step. The core decision where this follows from is this decision, T…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Celgene Notches Rare Win On PTAB Request For Rehearing

    Celgene Notches Rare Win On PTAB Request For Rehearing
    The recent decisions of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granting Celgene’s requests for rehearing in parallel Inter Partes Review proceedings brought by Kyle Bass’s Coalition for Affordable Drugs (CFAD) are notable…
  • Sep 11

    CAFC Finds Harmless Error in USPTO Reliance On Doctrine of Inherency

    CAFC Finds Harmless Error in USPTO Reliance On Doctrine of Inherency
    In Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire LLC, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO decision rendered in an inter partes reexamination proceeding that found Southwire’s patent invalid as obvious. Although the court found that the USPTO Board…
  • Sep 6

    FDA Marketing Exclusivity Periods Limited To Same Active Moiety

    FDA Marketing Exclusivity Periods Limited To Same Active Moiety
    In Otsuka Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Price, No. 16-5229 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 29, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the district court decision upholding FDA’s “same moiety” test for…
Rank this Week: 3549

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Sep 19

    Can an Infringer Purchase a Retroactive License?

    Can an Infringer Purchase a Retroactive License?
    Many infringers attempt to purchase a license after the infringing act begins. Does the “retroactive license” absolve the infringement? No, said the court in Palmer/Kane, LLC v. Rosen Books Works, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-7406 (SD NY…
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
Rank this Week: 109

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Can an Infringer Purchase a Retroactive License?

    Can an Infringer Purchase a Retroactive License?
    Many infringers attempt to purchase a license after the infringing act begins. Does the “retroactive license” absolve the infringement? No, said the court in Palmer/Kane, LLC v. Rosen Books Works, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-7406 (SD NY…
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
Rank this Week: 3478

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 19

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case
    IPNews® - The San Diego Comic-Con trademark infringement case will move toward a trial after a recent Motion for Summary Judgment was denied. Salt Lake Comic Con had filed the motion claiming that “Comic-Con” was a generic…
  • Sep 11

    Starbucks Unicorn Drink Trademark Lawsuit Is Amicably Resolved

    Starbucks Unicorn Drink Trademark Lawsuit Is Amicably Resolved
    IPNews® - Starbucks has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit with New York city café The End. The End had sued Starbucks over its colorful unicorn Frappuccino.  The End filed a trademark application for UNICORN LATTE in…
  • Aug 30

    In-N-Out Sues Smashburger for Trademark Infringement

    In-N-Out Sues Smashburger for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® In-N-Out Burger has filed a lawsuit against competitor Smashburger for trademark infringement. The complaint alleges that Smashburger’s new “Triple Double” burger infringes on In-N-Out’s trademarks for…
Rank this Week: 3447

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Sep 19

    ART + LAW Workshop Event

    ART + LAW Workshop Event
    We are proud to announce an informational event for attorneys and creative professionals by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, presented by Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner. The Art + Law Workshop is CAFTA’s first in Buena Vista,…
  • Sep 13

    Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website

    Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website
    An interesting and exciting event is coming up, featuring the lead lawyer for one of the music industry’s most innovative companies! Brandon Shevin is the General Counsel for Beatport.com and representative for the events conglomerate…
  • Aug 1

    Youth on Record

    Youth on Record
    On August 11th, Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner will be hosting a presentation and Q&A with Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that aims to empower underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic…
Rank this Week: 2642

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/
  • Sep 19

    Tips in Choosing Your Trademark; the Trademark Case of a “Crazy Dog” Wearing Sunglasse

    Tips in Choosing Your Trademark; the Trademark Case of a “Crazy Dog” Wearing Sunglasse
    What happens when you want to register a word mark, and someone else has an existing trademark for a stylized mark containing similar words? Are you in the clear because they have a large logo in their mark that you do not use? That is the…
  • Sep 1

    Lady Gaga: famous performer; not so famous trademark

    Lady Gaga: famous performer; not so famous trademark
    In the trademark sense, is Lady Gaga famous for clothing? That is a question the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) sought to answer in the trademark opposition of Ate My Heart, Inc. v. Ga Ga Jeans Limited. Stefani…
  • Aug 31

    Fashion Copyright Infringement: Unicolors v. Urban Outfitter

    Fashion Copyright Infringement: Unicolors v. Urban Outfitter
    “Copying is rampant in the fashion industry!” the headlines read. And, so what? Is copying allowed, and if not, what are the consequences of infringement of protected works? Copyrights protect works of authorship. Familiar…
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Sep 19

    Breaking your bubble

    Breaking your bubble
    This is the first part of a two-part series about a class project on online filter bubbles. In this post, we talk about our pedagogical approach and how we carried out the project. To read more about the results of the project, go to Part…
  • Sep 19

    What our students found when they tried to break their bubble

    What our students found when they tried to break their bubble
    This is the second part of a two-part series about a class project on online filter bubbles. In this post, where we focus on the results. You can read more about our pedagogical approach and how we carried out the project here. By Janet Xu…
  • Sep 18

    SESTA May Encourage the Adoption of Broken Automated Filtering Technologie

    SESTA May Encourage the Adoption of Broken Automated Filtering Technologie
    The Senate is currently considering the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693), with a scheduled hearing tomorrow. In brief, the proposed legislation threatens to roll back aspects of Section 230 of the…
Rank this Week: 1428

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 893

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1681

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: 259

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Sep 19

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer
    Social media influencers have become an essential component of many marketing campaigns.  Influencers have audience that listens to what they say.  Building a relationship with an influencer enables the brand to reach the…
  • Sep 17

    Why Small Businesses Need Buy-Sell Agreement

    Why Small Businesses Need Buy-Sell Agreement
    One of the agreements that comes up time over time in my practice is a buy-sell agreement.  These are contracts between shareholders of a corporation, partners of a partnership or members of a limited liability company and the business…
  • Mar 13

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement
    Just like technology itself, technology contracts are becoming more and more complex.  Yet, the legal theories that apply to them remain the same. Understanding the technological aspects of the transaction allows attorneys to apply…
Rank this Week: 706

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2425

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 19

    Fish vs Fish

    Fish vs Fish
    Fish IP Law firm seeks declaratory judgment against Fish and Richardson.
  • Sep 11

    Cepeda v Hadid and IMG re Instagram Use of Photo

    Cepeda v Hadid and IMG re Instagram Use of Photo
    Photographer sues model, Gigi Hadid, for uploading copyrighted photo to her Instagram page. As an aside, note alteration of ADIDAS to HADID. Case was filed in ED of Virginia. Plaintiff’s lawyer is from there, and that’s pretty…
  • Sep 11

    Engine Company 3, Ladder Company 12

    Engine Company 3, Ladder Company 12
    When we lived in Chelsea, our local firehouse was Engine Co. 3, Ladder Co. 12. They would send firemen to visit our kids’ preschool. When we took the kids in the stroller by the firehouse, the firemen would let the kids climb on the…
Rank this Week: 929

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2503

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Egypt enables e-filing system for patent

    Egypt enables e-filing system for patent
    Good news from WIPO is that Egypt has enabled the e-filing of patents via PCT. Applicants can file in Arabic or English and competant examining authorities include Austria, USA, Egypt and the EPO. There is a sliding scale on the fees…
  • Sep 18

    Africa’s percent and the digital future

    Africa’s percent and the digital future
    Christophe Van Zyl, who heads up Dennermeyer's Africa practice, recently wrote to Afro-IP with a thought provoking analysis of Africa's wordwide IP contribution, comparing it to the Asian boom and making a case for digitization as…
  • Sep 6

    Calling all copyright experts...

    Calling all copyright experts...
    An invitation brought to our attention by Prof Wim Alberts: 
Rank this Week: 3241

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 18

    Schweiz geht gegen Booking.com vor: Fallen oder steigen die Hotelpreise?

    Schweiz geht gegen Booking.com vor: Fallen oder steigen die Hotelpreise?
    Hotels, die auf Buchungsplattformen wie Booking.com vertreten sein möchten, müssen sich normalerweise einer sogenannten Preisparitätsklausel unterwerfen: Die Hoteliers dürfen ihre Zimmer auf anderen Vertriebskanälen…
  • Sep 18

    Bundesrat veröffentlicht Botschaft und Entwurf für neues Datenschutzrecht

    Bundesrat veröffentlicht Botschaft und Entwurf für neues Datenschutzrecht
    In der Europäischen Union (EU) gilt ab dem 25. Mai 2018 die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO). Auch in der Schweiz wird das Datenschutzrecht revidiert, unter anderem um sicherzustellen, dass «die freie …
  • Sep 15

    Nokia Lumia 920, ein professioneller Fotograf und Zahnarztbesteck

    Nokia Lumia 920, ein professioneller Fotograf und Zahnarztbesteck
    Dennis Skley lässt sich in seinen Abmahnungen gerne als «professionellen Fotografen» bezeichnen. Diese Bezeichnung verwendete Rechtsanwalt Lutz Schroeder unter anderem in einer Abmahnung für den deutschen Verband zum…
Rank this Week: 2581

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/
  • Sep 18

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright
    In my IP seminar, I ask students to pick an article to present in class for a critical style and substance review. This year, one of my students picked an article about copyright and tattoos, a very live issue. The article was decent enough,…
  • Sep 18

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law
    Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., is a well-known early twentieth century copyright decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Holmes is taken to have articulated two central propositions…
  • Sep 12

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law
    Guest post by Professor Greg Ablavsky, Stanford Law SchoolIn Property, I frequently hedge my answers to student questions by cautioning that I am not an expert in intellectual property. I’m writing on an IP blog today because, with…
Rank this Week: 2002

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/
  • Sep 18

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright
    In my IP seminar, I ask students to pick an article to present in class for a critical style and substance review. This year, one of my students picked an article about copyright and tattoos, a very live issue. The article was decent enough,…
  • Sep 18

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law
    Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., is a well-known early twentieth century copyright decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Holmes is taken to have articulated two central propositions…
  • Sep 12

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law
    Guest post by Professor Greg Ablavsky, Stanford Law SchoolIn Property, I frequently hedge my answers to student questions by cautioning that I am not an expert in intellectual property. I’m writing on an IP blog today because, with…
Rank this Week: 3066

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Sep 18

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?
    Pourriez-vous être poursuivis pour avoir demandé à un tatoueur de reproduire sur votre peau l’image de Garfield ou d’un dragon que vous avez trouvé sur Pinterest ? Claudette van Zyl, stagiaire,…
  • Aug 1

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
  • Jul 31

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè
    Merci beaucoup à Fortunat Nadima, étudiant de notre bureau de Montréal, qui a écrit cet excellent article! Qu’ont en commun un kleenex, un yo-yo et un thermos ? Ce sont tous des objets dont…
Rank this Week: 1682

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 18

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority
    In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “TTAB”) decided that a licensee, even an exclusive licensee who has been appointed by the licensor as its representative for protecting intellectual property…
  • Sep 12

    CHEERI-NOS

    CHEERI-NOS
    Cheerios® may have a trademark registration for the slogan The One and Only®, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board shot down its attempt to register the color yellow for its box, finding that it was not the one and only cereal…
  • Aug 28

    Is “Google” generic? If only there were a way to search for the answer on the internet!

    Is “Google” generic? If only there were a way to search for the answer on the internet!
    You know you’ve been successful when the name of your product is so prominent that the public uses it to refer to that whole class of product.  When that happens, there’s good news and bad news.  The good part is that…
Rank this Week: 2601

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 18

    Secondary trademark liability: Third party counterfeiting as proof of knowledge?

    Secondary trademark liability: Third party counterfeiting as proof of knowledge?
    QUERY:  Are sales of counterfeit products other than those of the plaintiff valid proof of a defendant’s “knowledge” in a contributory trademark infringement case? That question typically arises in the...
  • Sep 15

    Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Syrup

    Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Syrup
    Originally posted 2009-11-10 16:00:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHow else to describe a post (this one) that combines two of our favorite obsessions — Google and fair use? Business Week...
  • Sep 15

    Complaint in Gab.AI v. Google

    Complaint in Gab.AI v. Google
    Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Kudos to Marc Randazza and Jordan Rushie for having the courage to file this complaint! Yes, I helped.
Rank this Week: 184

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    September 2017 Website Newsletter

    September 2017 Website Newsletter
    Charlie Faruki and Laura Sanom lead a team (Melinda Burton, Don Burton, Michael Mayer, Zach Heck, and Jason Palmer) that recently secured summary judgment in favor of one of the firm’s long-time clients, Premier Health, resulting in…
  • Sep 13

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?
    Two corporate executives at Equifax sold over 10,000 of their shares in the corporation just three days after Equifax discovered hackers accessed the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans. Equifax discovered the data…
  • Aug 30

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception
    In a seminal public records exception case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, where proffered hearsay evidence is inadmissible under the public records exception against a criminal defendant, the government cannot attempt to…
Rank this Week: 3512

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 17

    Outage Outrage

    Outage Outrage
    The recent hurricane Irma left over 90 percent of Florida power company “FPL” costumers without power. You might think that people who have their own solar panels installed would be not affected. You would be wrong. Turns out…
  • Sep 13

    “Stupid”: Jamie Dimon on Cryptocurrencie

    “Stupid”: Jamie Dimon on Cryptocurrencie
    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon made some critical comments on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He expects Bitcoin to be closed down eventually, since governments don’t like the idea of losing control over currency, or not knowing where it…
  • Sep 12

    Pit Water Pumping Cost

    Pit Water Pumping Cost
    Today I learned that the German Ruhr region needs to find a budget of around 220 million Eur0 a year to deal with the environmental consequences of 150 years of coal mining. Around two thirds of that sum is needed for pumping pit water. Turns…
Rank this Week: 1410

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 17

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing
    17 Seconds #40 , Intentional IP = Intentional Patents + Intentional Trademarks Clocktower Law‘s approach to patent law and trademark law is to encourage our (mostly startup) clients to inject IP planning into the product launch process.…
  • Aug 22

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way
    Red Sox Nation should rally around its founding father, Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski, and convince Boston Red Sox ownership to rename Yawkey Way to Yaz Way. By Erik J. Heels First published 08/22/2017; ‘Rename Yawkey Way Yaz…
  • Aug 17

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)
    17 Seconds #39 Clocktower Law is committed to continuously improving its service. On 07/30/17 we launched The Sausage FactoryTM, a website powered by MAMP (open source software for the macOS operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL…
Rank this Week: 420

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2795

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Sep 16

    The Judicial Commission’s complete proposal for election of judge

    The Judicial Commission’s complete proposal for election of judge
    The Judicial Commission has published a report on its work in the preparation of the election of judges for the FPC yesterday. Elections are scheduled for 27 September 2017. The following 34 judges are available and recommended by the…
  • Sep 15

    Living in a box … no more

    Living in a box … no more
    Case No. 4A_18/2017 (Supreme Court)] ¦ Decision of 10 July 2017 ¦ ‘HIT Box’ This decision of the Supreme Court of Switzerland concerns an appeal against a decision of the Princely High Court of Liechtenstein in…
  • Sep 14

    Proposed non-permanent judge

    Proposed non-permanent judge
    As noted earlier on this Blog here, the The Judicial Committee has recently been seeking one non-permanent judge with a background in law; and four non-permanent judges with a background in chemistry or mechanical engineering. A press release…
Rank this Week: 2026

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • 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…
  • May 19

    Does Fair Use Affect Academic Authors’ Incentive to Write? Some Lessons from Authors of Works from the GSU Course Reserves Case

    Does Fair Use Affect Academic Authors’ Incentive to Write? Some Lessons from Authors of Works from the GSU Course Reserves Case
    This post was co-authored by David Hansen and Brandon Butler and cross posted on The Taper and on Duke University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Blog. Copyright law in the U.S. is premised on the idea that exclusive rights given to…
Rank this Week: 539

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 15

    iLife wins $10.1 M from Nintendo

    iLife wins $10.1 M from Nintendo
    On August 31, 2017, a Northern District of Texas jury awarded plaintiff iLife Technologies, Inc. (“iLife”) $10.1 million from Nintendo of America, Inc. (“Nintendo”) for patent infringement. The accused products…
  • Aug 30

    U.S. Patent No. 8,000,581: Advertisement scheme for use with interactive content

    U.S. Patent No. 8,000,581: Advertisement scheme for use with interactive content
    U.S. Patent No. 8,000,581: Advertisement scheme for use with interactive contentIssued August 16, 2011, to Sony Computer Entertainment America LLCSummary:For anyone who’s ever been interrupted from playing a game by an…
  • Aug 18

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy
    We’ve previously written with updates about inter partes reviews (“IPRs”), where an accused infringer files a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office arguing that the asserted patent should’ve never been…
Rank this Week: 1068

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!
    The enactment of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017, has paved the way for formal registration of “well-known” Marks in India. Although India did recognise Well-Known marks earlier (through its Trade Marks Act, 1999, which came into…
  • Sep 7

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world
    Bentley Motors has been involved in a trade mark dispute for many years, the other party being a company called Brandlogic which owns a number of trade marks of which the important verbal part is BENTLEY 1962, which have been registered for…
  • Sep 3

    Nottingham Law School graduation

    Nottingham Law School graduation
    I enjoyed the hugely gratifying experience of seeing many of my students from this past year receive their degrees a few weeks ago. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology it's all there on YouTube. And the vote of thanks at the end is…
Rank this Week: 1626

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: 182

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain
    So, the long-running legal saga starring a photographer, a monkey and an animal rights organisation has finally come to an end when both parties (not the monkey) have reached a settlement. While it is not common to learn the particulars of…
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 523

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Sep 14

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial
    A lawsuit against grocery chain Winn-Dixie became the first case of its kind to produce a decision holding, after a trial, that a public accommodation violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website was inaccessible to…
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
Rank this Week: 3200