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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 16

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?
    Wer Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) für einen Onlineshop benötigt, kann sich solche AGB beispielsweise von einem Rechtsanwalt massschneidern lassen oder online eine Standardvorlage kaufen – oder…
  • Oct 4

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?
    Die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der Europäischen Union (EU-DSGVO) ist ab dem 25. Mai 2018 anwendbar. Damit wird das Datenschutzrecht in der EU vollständig erneuert. Die EU-DSGVO ist voraussichtlich für die…
  • Oct 2

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt
    Im Tages-Anzeiger wird behauptet, jeder achte Bundesparlamentarier sei gehackt worden. Der Tages-Anzeiger schreibt von «37 gehackten National- und Ständeräten», was falsch ist. Gehackt wurden – soweit ersichtlich…
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The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim
    Existential threshold The number of companies that can bring treble-damages claims against drug manufacturers for violating federal antitrust law has dwindled. The scarcity has grown so acute that last week it crossed an existential…
  • Aug 28

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla
    U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled on August 28, 2017 that a class of 24 to 25 direct purchasers did not satisfy the “numerosity” requirement of Rule 23(a)(1) for class certification. Florence Drug Co. of…
Rank this Week: 4305

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière
    Pour répondre à une objection de clarté en examen, la titulaire, alors demanderesse, avait précisé en revendication 1 que la perméabilité à l'air du vêtement revendiqué…
  • Oct 12

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Regimbeau recherche 2 Ingénieurs Brevets en Chimie POSTE 1: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE  POSTE 2: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE CPI ET/OU MANDATAIRE EUROPEEN POSTES…
  • Oct 10

    T129/13 : substance active

    T129/13 : substance active
    La revendication 1 avait pour objet une composition comprenant: a) 1-50% d'un composant huileux ou cireux choisi parmi les acides dicarboxyliques en C9-C34, les alcools gras hydroxylés en C12-C30, [...], b) 0,1-5% d'une substance…
Rank this Week: 588

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 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…
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
Rank this Week: 1316

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 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…
  • Oct 8

    FRAND

    FRAND
    Jane Lambert FRAND stands for "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory". It refers to the terms upon which the owner of a patent for an invention that is essential to a standard ("standard essential patent" or…
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Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Oct 14

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant
    It is the function of a patent claim to define the scope of the invention protected by the patent.  Infringement occurs when an accused system, article, or process is covered by the particular terminology used in a patent claim. …
  • Sep 30

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System
    Australia has a pre-grant patent opposition system, meaning that an opportunity is provided after a standard patent application has been approved by an examiner, but before a patent is actually granted, for third parties to raise…
  • Sep 10

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform
    The Australian Government recently issued its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, indicating support for a number of the Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 1056

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Oct 14

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...
    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a fanfiction reader, you may have noticed AO3 is running a banner at the top of the site this week for its fundraiser. The fundraiser isn’t…
  • Oct 3

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....
    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids.  Teenagers.  As someone staring 40 in the face lemme tell you a thing. You are going to be horrified and embarrassed at some point by the…
  • Oct 3

    Support the OTW by Reading!

    Support the OTW by Reading!
    transformativeworks: “Karen: A great thing about working in fan studies is that people spontaneously e-mail you with remarks like, “OMG I thought I was the only person who considered this stuff valuable! And you edited this…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3842

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 13

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?
    Change is expensive. Whether you’re settling into a new apartment or buying warm clothes for the winter, it takes effort to adapt to changing circumstances. Global changes, then, come with a hefty price tag. It is common knowledge that…
  • Oct 13

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future
    Although it has been about three weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico, nearly 90 percent of the island is still without electricity. Puerto Rico’s power company (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority or PREPA) had no…
  • Oct 13

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “punching the clock” as a way of saying that they have checked into work and are now on duty for their job. However, only the few that have actually used a time clock or have seen them in…
Rank this Week: 1556

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2275

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 339

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 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…
  • Sep 29

    TWiL 401: Waymo Buck

    TWiL 401: Waymo Buck
    Is Velcro stuck with a generic name? Free speech DMCA? Is CBS inviting pirating? Join Bill Donahue, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. Should we DMCA that fake news? Taylor Swift is being sued…
Rank this Week: 277

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

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

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal
    In a very recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decision, there was a reversal of a 2(d) refusal. See our webpage entitled, Likelihood Of Confusion Refusals, for more information on the likelihood of confusion…
  • Sep 27

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive
    In this recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision, In re Fowles Wine Pty Ltd., Serial No. 79157017 (September 15, 2017) [not precedential], the Board affirmed the refusal of the Examining Attorney. The interesting aspect to this…
  • Sep 8

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard
    Earlier this summer the Board relied on the “Something More” standard in reversing a refusal to register a trademark for beer. See In re Iron Hill Brewery, LLC, Serial No. 86682532 (July 28, 2017). The Applicant was seeking to…
Rank this Week: 3631

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: 2347

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 13

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution
    We blogged recently about criminal proceedings brought by the LA City Attorney against numerous defendants accused of operating pay-for-play casting workshops in which actors allegedly paid for the opportunity to audition in front of casting…
  • Oct 10

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster
    After the outspoken conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster this summer for allegedly breaching their contract to publish his autobiography Dangerous, Simon & Schuster threw the book at Yiannopoulos with a…
  • Oct 9

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry
    Los Angeles-based IP lawyer Erin M. Jacobson recently penned a piece describing the ongoing dispute between members of the music industry and music streaming service Spotify, and arguing against Spotify’s attempts to limit the…
Rank this Week: 4258

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?

    ©   2017 Solid Oak Sketches?
      If you are a regular reader of our newsletter, you may recall that in 2014 we wrote about a copyright case involving Mike Tyson’s Maori-inspired facial tattoo. In that case, the tattoo artist, Victor Whitmill, sued Warner…
  • Oct 6

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Lawyers Must Learn Cybersecurity
    Dear Doc: I’m an attorney, and like most other lawyers, I went to law school because just the thought of taking organic chemistry in college gave me the dry heaves. Now the state Supreme Court has added a new rule that all lawyers have…
  • Sep 22

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property

    Ask Dr. Copyright about What is Intellectual Property
    Dear Doc: At times, you write about copyrights. At other times, you write about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other legal mumbo-jumbo. I’m confused. What’s all of that got to do with intellectual property? Signed,…
Rank this Week: 2079

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work
    NewsNet Issue 686 October 12, 2017 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Works The United States Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for a limited number of…
  • Oct 10

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A
    I’m a Teacher, so copyright laws don’t apply – Right?? Answer “Face to Face” exception Well – sometimes.  While it is true that there are exceptions to the rules regarding use of copyright protected…
  • Oct 10

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A
    I’m a Teacher, so copyright laws don’t apply – Right?? Answer “Face to Face” exception Well – sometimes.  While it is true that there are exceptions to the rules regarding use of copyright protected…
Rank this Week: 1641

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork
    By Elizabeth Summers* For better or for worse, the world cares how much collectors pay for art. A record price realized at auction or in a “private” sale can create headlines in both art world publications and the national press.…
  • Sep 29

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné
    By Colby Meagle* Renowned Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti passed away in 1966. Although, he died childless, his legacy lives on as his works continue to grow in value and prestige across the world, strengthening his reputation…
  • Jul 27

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)
      By Wylie Rechler Ever wonder about the processes, complexities, and challenges revolving around an artist’s journey from studio to international renown? Or a collector’s campaign from inheritance to resale of an artwork…
Rank this Week: 587

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: 818

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

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

    Press Release: Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., Book Signing Event for Inventors at Barnes & Noble

    Press Release: Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., Book Signing Event for Inventors at Barnes & Noble
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with leading patent attorney, ​Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., author of two best-sellers Think & Grow Rich For Inventors…
  • Aug 30

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor
    After two decades working with incredible medical entrepreneurs around the country, I would like to share you with you some of the most challenging aspects of getting your new medical device invention to market. Bear in mind that although…
  • Jul 27

    Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!

    Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!
    Tomorrow’s millionaires (and billionaires!) are not the ones with the most real estate, physical equipment or assets but the ones with the innovative ideas or what we eloquently call “Intellectual Property”. Think about…
Rank this Week: 2340

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17
    Strong copyright protections in NAFTA renegotiations are needed to protect rights of creatives — Gale Anne Hurd, producer of such films and television shows as the “Terminator” trilogy, “Aliens”,…
  • Oct 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17
    On Eve of ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Hearing, Richard Busch is the Music Industry’s Most Feared Lawyer — Oral arguments in the “Blurred Lines” case, on appeal after a jury held that Robin Thicke and Pharrell…
  • Sep 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17
    Petition of the day — SCOTUSblog highlighted the petition in Perfect 10 v Giganews this week. Giganews initially waived its right to respond, but the Supreme Court has requested a response by October 20. The issue: “(1) Whether…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Oct 13

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough
    At the opening of the oral proceedings their postponement was requested, because one of the inventors, who wished to accompany the professional representative, could not be present due to serious illness that required medical intervention.…
  • Oct 10

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?
    The city 'Brusque' in BrazilIn this examination appeal, the invention relates to the entering and setting of an 'availability status' in a 'Push-to-talk' application in a mobile communication device, with the independent method claims…
  • Oct 5

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney
    The applicant timely filed a notice of appeal and paid the appeal fee. However, the applicant missed the 4-month period to file the grounds of appeal, because the 4-month period had never been recorded in the internal electronic docketing…
Rank this Week: 4228

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Oct 12

    Ward Law Office LLC

    Ward Law Office LLC
    Ward Law Office LLC is a boutique law firm specializing in the practice of patent and trademark law. We are committed to providing inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses with personal and professional services. To learn more, visit us…
  • Oct 12

    They Invented What? (No. 21)

    They Invented What? (No. 21)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: JW Note:  In light of the upcoming Halloween, I considered this an appropriate “TIW?”.  Enjoy! U.S. Pat. No. 6,725,510:  Inclining…
  • Sep 14

    They Invented What? (No. 24)

    They Invented What? (No. 24)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,858,627:  Smoker’s hat.   What is claimed is: 1. A portable hat system for enabling the smoking of tobacco-type products without…
Rank this Week: 509

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Oct 12

    Nike Plays Defense Against Gronkowski

    Nike Plays Defense Against Gronkowski
    In April 2016, Gronk Nation LLC filed two applications for registration of himself in silhouette form spiking a football. Gronk’s “trademark move” is the Gronk spike, so it is no wonder that the logo he is seeking to protect…
  • Sep 28

    Velcro Gets Creative in Protecting Its Brand from Generic Use

    Velcro Gets Creative in Protecting Its Brand from Generic Use
    On August 28, I posted about a case involving the question whether “google” is a generic term for providing a search engine. Now the good folks at Velcro Companies are fighting the same battle, but they’re trying to attack…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3375

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: 694

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/
  • Oct 12

    Google May be a Verb, but Verb Use Alone Does Not Constitute Genericne

    Google May be a Verb, but Verb Use Alone Does Not Constitute Genericne
    Just Google it. Can you Google the score? Have you Googled the restaurant’s reviews? These are all common phrases in today’s internet-reliant society, and it’s entirely due to the creation of Google and its widespread…
  • Oct 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements for Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements for Patent Case
    Until the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017 ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts had interpreted the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b), to…
  • Sep 28

    Wine and Spirits Are not Always Confusingly Similar

    Wine and Spirits Are not Always Confusingly Similar
      Brand litigation can be extreme in the consumer products space and even more so for alcoholic beverages (legal cannabis brand owners take note and start stockpiling your war chest).  It’s not uncommon for litigation to arise…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Oct 12

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping
    Asserting novel legal issues and government overreach, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing partner, Ben Dusing, argued for dismissal of fraud and other felony charges against Evans Landscaping and its owner and vice president of…
  • Oct 5

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be taking a second crack at determining whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  The ATS, which is a unique statute passed by the very…
  • Sep 28

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google
    Remember the pre-internet, pre-Google days of counterfeit products? When street vendors peddled Caca-Cola sunglasses (only one vowel away from the Real Thing!) and a Burberry purse with the plaid only slightly askew?  Gone are those days…
Rank this Week: 1279

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1001

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 11

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?
    A real estate syndication, although a fancy term, simply means pulling money and expertise together to invest in real estate properties.  It often so happens that some people possess the wealth of knowledge about the real estate market…
  • Oct 2

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly
    Mired in the aftermath of the U.S. financial crisis, the year 2009 may have started one of the largest financial revolutions since the birth of paper currency in 1690. Much like its predecessors, cryptocurrency faces an uphill battle of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1860

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: 185

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention
    On August 2nd 2017, the USPTO hosted a Bicoastal Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership that focused on the USPTO’s current thinking on patent-eligibility. The meeting followed the USPTO’s June 25th, 2017…
  • Jul 16

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
Rank this Week: 2133

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 302

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2232

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 11

    Epic sues alleged Fortnite hackers Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir

    Epic sues alleged Fortnite hackers Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir
    On October 11, Epic Games, Inc. and Epic Games International (“Epic”) sued individuals Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir in two separate suits (5:17-CV-0511 and 5:17-CV-0512) for copyright infringement, circumvention of the…
  • Oct 5

    Landmark Networks sues Nintendo over eShop

    Landmark Networks sues Nintendo over eShop
    On October 4, 2017, Landmark Networks, LLC (“Landmark”) sued Nintendo Co. and Nintendo of America (“Nintendo”) for alleged infringement of two networking patents: U.S. 6,856,966 and U.S. 6,018,720.  Landmark…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Oct 11

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC
    Influencer marketing on social media is a very big business. Here’s how it works: brands team up with individuals with large and engaged followings on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (i.e.,…
  • Sep 24

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?
    Businesses are understandably concerned about negative reviews posted on popular websites such as Yelp, Facebook, and TripAdvisor. Read More › Tags: Did you Know?, Digital Assets, News, Social Media
  • Sep 18

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
Rank this Week: 2959

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/
  • Oct 11

    Spotlight on Commerce: Juan Valentin, Education Program Advisor, USPTO

    Spotlight on Commerce: Juan Valentin, Education Program Advisor, USPTO
    Blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting contributions of  Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by…
  • Oct 6

    USPTO and Denver Startup Week – What’s the Connection?

    USPTO and Denver Startup Week – What’s the Connection?
    Guest blog by Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Molly Kocialski Today’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are faced with many decisions as they pursue their dreams of creating and building their…
  • Sep 26

    Patents for Humanity Awards Now Open for Application

    Patents for Humanity Awards Now Open for Application
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Patents for Humanity, the USPTO’s top honor for patent owners and licensees who use…
Rank this Week: 1738

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results suggest a very big year for global recorded-music sales With all the world’s major…
  • Sep 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Final judgment and permanent injunction filing details the end of Youtube-mp3.org Almost exactly one year ago, the RIAA,…
  • Sep 1

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded-music sales in Japan head for lengthy period of stagnation The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has…
Rank this Week: 782

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Oct 10

    Preparing Drawings for a Utility Patent Application

    Preparing Drawings for a Utility Patent Application
    The drawings for a utility patent application are one of the most important parts of the patent application. The drawings are a quick, easy way to establish some understanding of what to expect if one were to spend time reading the utility…
  • Oct 3

    Causal nexus requirement of the irreparable injury factor

    Causal nexus requirement of the irreparable injury factor
    Four factors for a permanent injunction To secure a permanent injunction, the patent owner must demonstrate that four factors favor issuance of the permanent injunction. These four factors include (1) that it has suffered an irreparable…
  • Sep 25

    Incorporating known components and methods into patent specification

    Incorporating known components and methods into patent specification
    A patent specification has a number of different legal requirements. One of those requirements is that the patent specification must provide a “written description” of the claimed invention.  35 U.S.C. § 112 recites that…
Rank this Week: 1783

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: 1371

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/
  • Oct 10

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?
    Ça y est, l’année scolaire bat son plein, et toutes sortes d’activités sont lancées pour financer les activités des élèves.  Une des activités les plus populaires est la…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4262

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: 467

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 26

    Side by Side - AG Mengozzi Sets Out the Rules Around Parallel Importation and TM Infringement

    Side by Side - AG Mengozzi Sets Out the Rules Around Parallel Importation and TM Infringement
    Many brands don't only compete in a domestic market these days, but a larger global market where individual countries can be incredibly valuable in addition to the country of origin. In these instances parallel importation can be a thorny…
Rank this Week: 3768

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Oct 10

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017
    The US economy continues to grow. Trademark applications have always been a leading indicator of economic trends. Here are the recent USPTO filing statistics through September 30, 2017, the end of FY2017, the government’s fiscal…
  • Oct 4

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan
    Creative marks abound. While it can be challenging to come up with a creative brand name or slogan, it is worth it when they stand out. Below are some recent puns and plays on words registered at the USPTO (click … Continue reading…
  • Oct 2

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark
    Yet another recent scam targeting trademark holders. This one costs $2,950.00.  Its value = zero, zilch, nada, nothing. The publication – if it even exists – is irrelevant and provides no real benefit. Even if they charged…
Rank this Week: 1166

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 9

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim
    The October 5, 2017 Federal Circuit decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi is getting a lot of attention for its commercial impact, because the court vacated the permanent injunction that prevented Sanofi and Regeneron from marketing their…
  • Oct 2

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction
    In recent decisions, the Federal Circuit has found error in the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to obviousness rejections, including its reliance on the doctrine of routine optimization without evidence of an…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo
    In Ex Parte Timothy, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the Examiner’s rejection of personalized medicine treatment claims. This decision highlights the PTAB’s willingness to invalidate claims that it…
Rank this Week: 1587