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LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 369

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 394

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 409

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 418

K's law

K's law

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

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

    Life Goes On

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

    Two More For The Road

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

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 435

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 437

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?

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

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge

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

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?
    Dear Rich: I was one of the co-stars in The Virginian TV series and a friend who is creating a Wiki page for me (about to publish my first novel) and asked if the publicity photos taken of me back in the mid-60s were my property or had the…
Rank this Week: 441

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 449

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
  • Apr 13

    Why Getting Awards Wrong Undermines the Integrity of the UDRP

    Why Getting Awards Wrong Undermines the Integrity of the UDRP
    The integrity of any legal system depends on the quality of mind of those appointed to administer it. There are expectations that the one judging the facts and applying the law knows what the facts are and what law to apply. Panels appointed…
  • Apr 4

    Parsing Predatory and Parasitical from Innocent and Good Faith Registrant

    Parsing Predatory and Parasitical from Innocent and Good Faith Registrant
    When the World Intellectual Property Organization began deliberating in 1998 and 1999 about creating an arbitral regime  that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers transformed into the Uniform Domain Name Dispute…
  • Mar 13

    Tracking the Line that Separates Cybersquatting from Trademark Infringement

    Tracking the Line that Separates Cybersquatting from Trademark Infringement
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a rights protection mechanism crafted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for…
Rank this Week: 458

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

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

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

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

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 463

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Apr 12

    Patent Office Director Pledges Improvements to U.S. Patent

    Patent Office Director Pledges Improvements to U.S. Patent
    Post By Kirk M. Hartung In a speech this week to the US Chamber of Commerce, the newly appointed head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, expressed his concern over the current state of the U.S. patent system, and…
  • Apr 10

    All's Fair in Love and Litigation: The Intellectual Property War of Bumble and Tinder

    All's Fair in Love and Litigation: The Intellectual Property War of Bumble and Tinder
    Post By Sarah Dickhut Last month Match Group, which owns Tinder (as well as OkCupid, Match.com and Plenty of Fish) filed suit against Bumble alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. See…
  • Apr 4

    Protecting Concepts: The Best in Their Businesses Do Battle

    Protecting Concepts: The Best in Their Businesses Do Battle
    Post By Kirk M. Hartung Basketball superstar Lebron James has challenged perennial college football power Alabama over a sports talk show staged in a barbershop. During last year’s NBA finals, James’ multi-media business,…
Rank this Week: 478

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

    My Team

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 480

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 492

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
  • Apr 18

    TODAY: US INVENTORS TO HOST INNOVATION LEGISLATION PANEL ON CAPITOL HILL

    TODAY: US INVENTORS TO HOST INNOVATION LEGISLATION PANEL ON CAPITOL HILL
    (WASHINGTON, DC) – US Inventor, a national organization of thousands of American inventors, joins Inventor’s Project and Inventors Group of America in DC this week for Innovation Legislation, where inventors will meet with members…
  • Apr 16

    IGA National Conference – April 17-19, 2018

    IGA National Conference – April 17-19, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: Innovation is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Who drives innovation? Individuals. This April, the recently formed not-for-profit Inventors Groups of America…
  • Apr 13

    They Invented What? (No. 43)

    They Invented What? (No. 43)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 1,781,541:  Refrigeration. JW Note:  A type of refrigerator co-invented in 1926 by Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd. …
Rank this Week: 509

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Feb 21

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018

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

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?

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

    Top Ten Black Inventor

    Top Ten Black Inventor
    In honor of Black History Month, I have compiled a list of my top ten black inventors of all time. While these particular individuals may not be as famous as other black inventors, these individuals are all unparalleled in their unique…
Rank this Week: 514

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 526

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 527

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

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

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 530

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Interview with Maddie Drew, Creator of Crzy Lvr

    Interview with Maddie Drew, Creator of Crzy Lvr
    We sat down with our client Maddie Drew, a startup entrepreneur and creator of Crzy Lvrs, a community of creatives that work collectively to make a positive impact in society. Tell us a little about your background. Where are you from? I…
  • Apr 13

    Interview with Software Developer David Horowitz

    Interview with Software Developer David Horowitz
    David Horowitz is the lead software developer and co-founder with his wife Bonnie Laszlo Horowitz of Soundside, Inc., located in New York City. David was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, began his career at Microsoft.…
  • Apr 6

    Interview with LoTempio Copyright Client Solomon Schmidt

    Interview with LoTempio Copyright Client Solomon Schmidt
    Solomon Schmidt was only 12 years old when he wrote his first book, U.S. History Bites. Then, at age 13, he wrote the second book in his “History Bites” series called, US. Presidential History Bites. Now at age 14, he…
Rank this Week: 535

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 549

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Mar 30

    No More Store

    No More Store
    Thank you to the many people who, over the past 9 years, have ordered DVDs, t-shirts, and stickers from our online store (formerly at QuestionCopyright.com). We've shut down the store now. Running an online store takes a certain amount of…
  • Feb 18

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement
    This is just a sad update to our earlier story, but now it's official: CloudFlare has ceased serving Sci-Hub, in accordance with the court-ordered Internet damage we wrote about earlier. Take a moment to consider: This is the same CloudFlare…
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.
    Yes, we're aware that our web site suddenly went bonkers. Apparently, the upgrade from Drupal 7.54 to 7.56 broke our custom theme. We're seeking a Drupal guru now (and if you are one, please get in touch). Tags:  …
Rank this Week: 563

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 570

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 16

    On Law, Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art in France and the United State

    On Law, Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art in France and the United State
    By Louise Carron* In December 2017, about 100 Old Master paintings plundered during World War II from private collections were put on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Those works are cataloged in the National…
  • Apr 10

    Around the Block Ruling in 5Pointz

    Around the Block Ruling in 5Pointz
    By Lise Berichel* From the editors: Cases involving street art continue to multiply and blossom in court. Just think of the Swedish fashion company H & M’s complaint filed on March 9, 2018 (and voluntarily dismissed a week…
  • Mar 28

    Blockage Discounts and Artists’ Estates: The De Kooning Post-Mortem

    Blockage Discounts and Artists’ Estates: The De Kooning Post-Mortem
    By Emily M. Lanza* In 2017, the estate of Lisa de Kooning filed a petition in the U.S. Tax Court after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the value of the de Kooning estate by $231 million, resulting in a $92 million tax bill. The…
Rank this Week: 581

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    T2020/13 : produits de l'art antérieur désignés par une marque

    T2020/13 : produits de l'art antérieur désignés par une marque
    L'exemple 6 de D1 divulguait un catalyseur comprenant un mélange de JEFFCAT® ZR-50B et de JEFFCAT® ZF-10. La Titulaire ne contestait pas le fait qu'il s'agisse d'un mélange de composés tel que celui de l'exemple 2…
  • Apr 18

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Poste d'ingénieur brevet expérimenté à Grenoble  IP TRUST recrute un ingénieur brevet expérimenté dans le domaine des sciences de l'ingénieur (physique, électronique, TIC)…
  • Apr 16

    T2101/12 : contre T172/03 et G-VII 2

    T2101/12 : contre T172/03 et G-VII 2
    L'invention concernait une méthode pour fournir des documents revêtus d'une signature électronique. La Chambre ne souhaite pas partir de D2 comme état de la technique le plus proche car, étant mal…
Rank this Week: 586

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 612

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 11

    Results of First Auctions for Wind and Solar

    Results of First Auctions for Wind and Solar
    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy just published a press release about the results of the first technology-neutral auctions for both wind and solar. In contrast to what would have been expected a couple of years ago,…
  • Apr 5

    China’s Global Energy Interconnection Project

    China’s Global Energy Interconnection Project
    Jeffrey D. Sachs writes about this here. The basic idea is that renewable energy needs power lines to get the electricity from some desert site to population centers. China has experience with that, since many of the large-scale projects are…
  • Apr 5

    European Data Protection Law and Bitcoin Blockchain

    European Data Protection Law and Bitcoin Blockchain
    Jerry Brito at Coin Center is worried about European Law. He points out correctly that the Bitcoin blockchain can’t be changed. This is obviously incompatible with some of the rights the Data Protection Regulation gives, especially the…
Rank this Week: 616

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Jun 9

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash
    Q from Time magazine:  When is cultural appropriation appropriate?  A from your favorite law prof:  Click here.  (Short answer:  Definitely not in this case.  Long answer:  Here's…
  • Nov 6

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line
     Another Burch brand is launching in the fashion space, this time the brainchild of Pookie and Louisa Burch.  And  what have the daughters of Chris and stepdaughters of Tory called their label?  Trademark,…
  • Oct 17

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation
    American designer Perry Ellis, celebrated in a new and comprehensive biography, was a true innovator -- in fashion design and in law.  Not only did he embrace licensing as a means of extending his empire, but his eponymous company…
Rank this Week: 625

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 632

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 22

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director
    Last week John Cabeca (left), Director of the Silicon Valley branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, delivered the Keynote Speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) in San…
  • Sep 21

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court
    On Monday, September 4th, a South Korean court denied a request made by San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to rescind a fine levied last December by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over alleged…
  • Sep 14

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a decision in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service, which upheld the invalidity of all challenged claims in a covered business method (CBM) challenge…
Rank this Week: 633

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Licence/License

    Licence/License
    Diese Differenzierung hat mich in Studientagen (auch dank der Autokorrektur-Funktion von Word) zur Verzweiflung gebracht: IP-Lizenzen (andere natürlich auch) heißen auf Englisch „Licence“, nicht etwa License. Anders…
  • Jul 16

    In eigener Sache

    In eigener Sache
    In diesem Blog wir ein Update des „Über uns“-Teils fällig. Ich habe vor einiger Zeit den Arbeitgeber gewechselt – von der Kanzlei in’s Unternehmen. Die Arbeit bleibt „IP“, die Arbeit bleibt auch…
  • Jan 16

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017
    Ein Gastbeitrag von RA Michael Bopp, LL.M. Während bisher für die Löschung von nicht gebrauchten Marken im Schweizer Markenregister ein aufwändiges und teures Zivilverfahren nötig war, besteht seit Beginn dieses…
Rank this Week: 636

The Prior Art

The Prior Art

One reporter's notes on the IP beat. By Joe Mullin.

http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
  • Jul 1

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent
    In a patent auction unprecedented in size and scope, a consortium of high-tech heavyweights banded together to buy Nortel Networks Corporation's trove of more than 6,000 remaining patent assets for a record-shattering $4.5 billion.
  • Jun 21

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo
    By Andrew Goldberg It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.  Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who…
  • Jun 10

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag
    By Andrew Goldberg Apple Steps in for App Developers Good news for app developers and iPhone users! Apple has decided to intervene on behalf of the seven iOs app developers sued for patent infringement by Texas-based patent-holding company…
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UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 25

    Why Some Digital Platforms Dominate: the Drivers of Network Effect

    Why Some Digital Platforms Dominate: the Drivers of Network Effect
    Uber and AirBnB are widely celebrated innovators. By thinking about how each gains advantage for network effect, I hope that we can get beyond simply recognizing the strength of their business growth or reputation, to appreciate how their…
  • Dec 31

    Bitcoin Bros and Anxiety at the Top of the Business Cycle

    Bitcoin Bros and Anxiety at the Top of the Business Cycle
    Its been a remarkable year in investment, politics and culture. This is my personal take on where we're at - and a first swing at what we can improve together in the new year. I'd love to here your thoughts and plans, and to encourage them…
  • Nov 4

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar
    Surviving even a highly successful hospital website can be a bit harrowing. Often resources have been diverted from other projects, so the combinatin of latent needs and post-launch fixes can result in more activity after the launch than…
Rank this Week: 638

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

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

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?

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

    Revisiting Section 108

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

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
Rank this Week: 681

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
  • Apr 16

    If You Incorporate in the U.S., You Can’t Remain Anonymou

    If You Incorporate in the U.S., You Can’t Remain Anonymou
    Recently, two different individuals emailed me about their desire to form and run a legal entity while remaining anonymous. I had to tell them that they could not achieve their objective. This post explains why that is the case. Initial…
  • Mar 28

    Software Escrow No Longer Required

    Software Escrow No Longer Required
    Software escrow requirements once were common in my law practice. In this post, I will explain why that no longer is the case. I have seen such arrangements principally with respect to software that a developer hosts (software as a service…
  • Mar 19

    What does “amended and restated” mean?

    What does “amended and restated” mean?
    “Amended and restated” is a term that lawyers use a lot. (A Google search produces approximately 792,000 results.) This post discusses that term’s meaning and why lawyers use it. “Amended and restated” can…
Rank this Week: 690

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 691

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 700

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Apr 20

    First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO

    First Derivation Proceeding at USPTO
    Genni Ellis I was recently contacted by Law360 to comment on the first-ever instituted derivation proceeding at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Andersen Corp. v. GED Integrated…
  • Apr 16

    Is the USPTO PTAB “Panel Stacking” When Using Expanded Panels?

    Is the USPTO PTAB “Panel Stacking” When Using Expanded Panels?
    Grant T. Gille Over the past few years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has implemented the use of expanded panels in a number of…
  • Feb 6

    Ex Parte Appeals PTAB Decisions Time Decrease

    Ex Parte Appeals PTAB Decisions Time Decrease
    Ann Robl Recently, the USPTO published their statistics for ex parte appeals, which were discussed during the February 1st Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting. The…
Rank this Week: 707

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/
  • Apr 11

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One
    Patent law is a complicated area of law governed by a confusing set of statutes and regulations that are interpreted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the federal courts.  Patents themselves are sometimes almost…
  • Apr 4

    How To Protect Your Clients’ IP

    How To Protect Your Clients’ IP
    A business’s intellectual property may be its most valuable asset.  Whether it is biotechnology, trade names, business methods, or computer software, intellectual property should be protected to the greatest extent possible in…
  • Apr 2

    LegalZoom Allegedly Engages in the Unauthorized Practice of Trademark Law

    LegalZoom Allegedly Engages in the Unauthorized Practice of Trademark Law
    According to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by California law firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide, LegalZoom engages in the unauthorized practice of law when its non-attorneys instruct…
Rank this Week: 735

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 769

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. SoundCloud must put faith in its creators to survive and thrive Germany-based SoundCloud has been involved in music…
  • Mar 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify’s direct listing in New York sheds light on the company’s inner workings After months of speculation,…
  • Feb 28

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Slowdown in streaming growth rates casts doubt on a return to the glory years Later this year, global trade body the IFPI…
Rank this Week: 779

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/
  • Apr 16

    Comprehensive Data about Federal Circuit Opinion

    Comprehensive Data about Federal Circuit Opinion
    Jason Rantanen (Iowa) has already blogged about his new article, but I thought I would mention it briefly has well. He has created a database of data about Federal Circuit opinions. An article describing it is forthcoming in the American…
  • Apr 10

    Statute v. Constitution as IP Limiting Doctrine

    Statute v. Constitution as IP Limiting Doctrine
    In his forthcoming article, "Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution," Derek Bambauer (Arizona), notices (and provides some data to support) a discrepancy in how boundary and limiting issues are handled in patent and…
  • Apr 4

    Tun-Jen Chiang: Can Patents Restrict Free Speech?

    Tun-Jen Chiang: Can Patents Restrict Free Speech?
    Guest post by Jason Reinecke, a 3L at Stanford Law School whose work has been previously featured on this blog.Scholars have long argued that copyright and trademark law have the potential to violate the First Amendment right to free speech.…
Rank this Week: 795

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/
Rank this Week: 806

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 4

    Believeland Files Trademark Complaint Against Believeland Beer Festival

    Believeland Files Trademark Complaint Against Believeland Beer Festival
    IPNews® – the Believeland sports website is suing Believeland Beer Festival for trademark infringement. The sports website has the term “Believeland” trademarked and has been in business selling merchandise since 2008.…
  • Mar 21

    UMBC Retrievers Seek Trademarks After March Madness Win

    UMBC Retrievers Seek Trademarks After March Madness Win
    IPNews® – UMBC races to trademark “UMBC Retrievers”, “Retriever Nation,” and “16 over 1” after the school’s big March Madness win that took the nation by surprise. UMBC, a No. 16 seed, made…
  • Mar 15

    Nike Files Patent for Futuristic Golfing Glasse

    Nike Files Patent for Futuristic Golfing Glasse
    IPNews® - Nike recently filed a patent application for hi-tech golfing glasses with features that could soon make golfing glasses standard gear for golfers. The glasses allow the user to seamlessly track game data such as the ball’s…
Rank this Week: 829

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital
    By Rob Philbrick The notion that a state, county, or city should have a limited role in the development of local innovation economies stems from neoclassical economic theory, which advises that competitive markets be left alone so optimal…
  • Feb 22

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature
    Folkens (left) vs. Wyland (right) By Yonah Reback The intersection of copyright law and the animal kingdom reached new heights during the global phenomenon of Naruto v. Slater. When wildlife photographer David Slater traveled to the jungles…
  • Feb 15

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn
    By David O’Hair First appearing on reddit, a new trend called “deepfakes” has captured the public’s attention with one of the internet’s oldest promises – nude celebrity photos. Intimate celebrity images…
Rank this Week: 830

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 12

    Canadian Trademarks Law: 2017 in Review

    Canadian Trademarks Law: 2017 in Review
    Our very own Scott Lamb’s annual take on major developments in the world of Canadian trademark law has been recently published in the authoritative Annual Review of Law & Practice. A copy of Scott’s insightful update can be…
  • Feb 26

    2018 Global 500 Brands: Who Takes Prime Spot?

    2018 Global 500 Brands: Who Takes Prime Spot?
    February is the month Canadians look to for signs winter may come to an early end. It’s also the month when trademark practitioners around the world eagerly await Brand Finance’s Global 500 report. With an impressive 42% increase…
  • Feb 2

    Global 500 Brand Rankings Feature A Shift At The Top

    Global 500 Brand Rankings Feature A Shift At The Top
    Brand Finance has recently published its 2017 Global 500 Brand Rankings, where GOOGLE has overtaken APPLE in the number one spot for the world’s most valuable brand.  APPLE’s five year dominance at the number one ranking…
Rank this Week: 832