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Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 396

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: 420

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: 433

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jan 16

    Photographer sues IGN over Pokémon GO Photo

    Photographer sues IGN over Pokémon GO Photo
    On January 12, 2018, photographer Christopher Sadowski sued IGN Entertainment, Inc. (“IGN”)for copyright infringement.  The copyright in question: a photograph of the Pokémon GO homepage on Sadowski’s cell phone,…
  • Jan 10

    Epic sues (another) alleged Fortnite Hacker

    Epic sues (another) alleged Fortnite Hacker
    On January 8, 2018, Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) continued its legal crusade against alleged Fortnite hackers by suing Yash Gosai, a resident of Auckland, New Zealand, for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and…
  • Nov 10

    AM General Sues Activision over Humvees in Call of Duty

    AM General Sues Activision over Humvees in Call of Duty
    AM General LLC v Activision Blizzard Inc et al, FIled November 7, 2017, SDNY, No. 17-08644.AM General—the maker of HUMVEE vehicles—has sued Activision over Call of Duty’s inclusion of HUMVEE vehicles in various Call of…
Rank this Week: 438

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: 443

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jan 18

    Show # 261 — Prof. David Golumbia, author of The Politics of Bitcoin — posted

    Show # 261 — Prof. David Golumbia, author of The Politics of Bitcoin — posted
    I’m delighted to post another 2017 show, # 261, my May 31, 2017 interview with Prof. David Golumbia of Virginia Commonwealth University, author of The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism.  In his book, David…
  • Jan 17

    Hearsay Culture Update, and Show # 260 — Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village? — posted

    Hearsay Culture Update, and Show # 260 — Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village? — posted
    On this unusually snowy day here in Greensboro, North Carolina, I am returning to Hearsay Culture. For now, I will explain my absence for the past 13 months simply by noting that the results of the 2016 elections caused me to focus my…
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
Rank this Week: 447

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
  • Jan 15

    In Memoriam: UDRPsearch.com

    In Memoriam: UDRPsearch.com
    I have hesitated in writing this memorial for <udrpsearch.com> because I did not want to announce a demise that may not be true, or the fear that my saying it will make it so. The website went dark for a short period in 2017, before…
  • Jan 9

    Lawful Registrations of Domain Name

    Lawful Registrations of Domain Name
    Doug Isenberg notes in a recent circlid.com essay that two records in domain name disputes were broken in 2017, namely number of cybersquatting claims (3,036 in 2016, 3,073 in 2017) and number of domain names implicated (5354 in 2016, 6370 in…
  • Jan 4

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2018

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2018
    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions is a running collection of annual decisions that taken together provide insight into the jurisprudence applied in UDRP disputes. More detailed analytical discussions of decisions can be found in recent and…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 465

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Jan 10

    Sail On: Former Commodores Guitarist Fails to Establish Rights in Band's Trademark

    Sail On: Former Commodores Guitarist Fails to Establish Rights in Band's Trademark
    Post By Nicholas Krob Who owns a band’s trademark when that band is composed of multiple people? And more importantly, what rights does a band member have in that trademark when they leave the band? Earlier this week, the Eleventh…
  • Jan 2

    Music Publishing Company Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion

    Music Publishing Company Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion
    Post By Brandon Clark Spotify has a growing copyright problem and as previously discussed on this blog (here and here) they are no stranger to copyright infringement lawsuits. Wixen Music Publishing Inc. recently filed a complaint seeking…
  • Dec 20

    Determining a &quot;Joint Enterprise&quot; in the Wake of Akamai's Divided Infringement Standard

    Determining a &amp;quot;Joint Enterprise&amp;quot; in the Wake of Akamai's Divided Infringement Standard
    Post By Sarah Dickhut On December 19, 2017, the Federal Circuit released an opinion in Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp, clarifying further the requirements for satisfying divided infringement, i.e. infringement involving multiple actors…
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: 481

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
  • Jan 16

    First Time Funds: The fundraising environment is strong; the fundraising process is hard

    First Time Funds: The fundraising environment is strong; the fundraising process is hard
    Raising capital for a first time private equity fund is difficult. First time fund managers often are surprised by how long it takes to secure enough capital commitments to hold a fund’s initial closing, particularly when seeking…
  • Jan 16

    Top 11 Tips in Responding to a Subpoena

    Top 11 Tips in Responding to a Subpoena
    Most people react in one of two ways when they receive a subpoena: they either ignore it, or they panic. Of these two responses, panicking is the better one because it at least prompts you to call your attorney. In her article Top 11 Tips in…
  • Jan 11

    Adviser Sanctioned for False Statements to Prospective Investor

    Adviser Sanctioned for False Statements to Prospective Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned a private equity fund adviser and its chief executive officer for making false statements about the other investors that had committed to invest in one of the adviser’s private equity…
Rank this Week: 494

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
  • Jan 18

    They Invented What? (No. 31)

    They Invented What? (No. 31)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,656,687:  Elephant-shaped car cleaner and air pump.   Background: Vacuum cleaners are widely used today for cars, but portable car air…
  • Jan 11

    Job Posting – Associate Attorney – Tiffin, Ohio.

    Job Posting – Associate Attorney – Tiffin, Ohio.
    Ward Law Office LLC is a boutique intellectual property law firm, located in Tiffin, Ohio.  The firm is growing and has an immediate full-time opening for an associate patent or trademark attorney. Qualified candidates must work well…
  • Jan 5

    They Invented What? (No. 30)

    They Invented What? (No. 30)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,745,395:  Hat with display device.    What is claimed is: 1. A head apparel, comprising: a loop structure sized to engage a…
Rank this Week: 510

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 10

    No Friend to Inventors, California Congressman Darrell Issa Retire

    No Friend to Inventors, California Congressman Darrell Issa Retire
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has just announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. This comes as a pleasant surprise to inventors and technology-driven startups. Since being named Chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s…
  • Jan 4

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2018 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2018 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
Rank this Week: 526

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: 527

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jan 18

    The Northern District of Indiana Grants in part and denies in part ABRO Industries, Inc. Motion for Summary Judgment

    The Northern District of Indiana Grants in part and denies in part ABRO Industries, Inc. Motion for Summary Judgment
    South Bend, IN – ABRO Industries, Inc., of South Bend, Indiana, had filed a Copyright infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that 1 New Trade, Inc., Igor Zorin, Boris Babenchik, Vadim Fishkin of Baltimore…
  • Jan 16

    Indiana Trademark Litigation

    Indiana Trademark Litigation
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Kimball International, Inc. of Jasper, Indiana filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant, Jasper Seating Company, Inc. d/b/a Community of Jasper, Indiana…
  • Jan 12

    Indiana Trademark Litigation

    Indiana Trademark Litigation
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Impact Networking, LLC, of Hammond, and Indianapolis, Indiana filed suit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Defendants, Impact Solutions, LLC, of Fishers, Indiana infringed…
Rank this Week: 531

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: 535

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

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

    8 things that can be Copyrighted

    8 things that can be Copyrighted
    In today’s society, Copyright law provides protection for an innumerable amount of things. From complicated software to buildings, Copyright law spans extremely far. But these are just some examples to name a few. Federal law has…
  • Dec 29

    ARTPARTNERING Program Joins Forces with Local Businesses, Including LoTempio Law

    ARTPARTNERING Program Joins Forces with Local Businesses, Including LoTempio Law
    We sat down with our clients Mary Ouimette-Kinney and Larry Kinney of the University Heights Arts Association to learn more about their programs, and their experience as an arts organization trying to expand their reach within the community,…
  • Dec 22

    How to effectively protect your invention

    How to effectively protect your invention
    Protecting your inventions with patents If you are an inventor, protecting your invention would usually be in your best interest. Protection can come in several forms, but one of the most effective ways is to patent it. Patents are…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 551

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

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

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

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

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
Rank this Week: 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: 574

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Dec 28

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium
    By Caroline I. Keegan* The contemporary art industry and the legal community differ notably in their conceptions of art. The two worlds do not agree on what art is, a disagreement that causes some artwork to have no legal protections, while…
  • Nov 22

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”
    By John Pietruszka* On Wednesday, October 26,, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm, the Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association and the Center for Art Law sponsored a screening of the documentary, The Rape of Europa, followed by a discussion lead…
  • Nov 5

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial
    By Laura B. Richardson*   5Pointz, the world renowned “graffiti mecca” as it was once known, has become the subject of a legal battle which has culminated in a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Cohen v. G&M…
Rank this Week: 584

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    D1/17 : problème de traduction

    D1/17 : problème de traduction
    Le candidat, qui avait obtenu 69 points à l'examen préliminaire de 2017, avait formé un recours au motif que la question 18.4 n'avait pas été correctement évaluée. Les questions 18 à 20…
  • Jan 14

    T2450/16 : le dépôt d'un recours n'est pas une tâche de routine

    T2450/16 : le dépôt d'un recours n'est pas une tâche de routine
    La demanderesse avait payé la taxe de recours par epoline mais oublié de déposer un acte de recours. L'assistant avait payé la taxe et renseigné la tâche comme "effectuée" dans la base de…
  • Jan 11

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention de saison. Invention pour une fois très sérieuse quant à ses applications (dans l'agro-alimentaire), mais qui peut être fort utile pour ceux qui veulent à tout prix devenir roi ou…
Rank this Week: 586

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 16

    German Renewable Energy Revival

    German Renewable Energy Revival
    The last elections in Germany on 24 September last year still haven’t resulted in a government coalition. Now there is a new document published on January 12th that summarizes the results of talks between the CDU/CSU and the SPD…
  • Dec 10

    Bitcoin Is Worth the Cost in Fees and Electricity

    Bitcoin Is Worth the Cost in Fees and Electricity
    Saturday set a new record for cost per transaction, according to this chart at blockchain.info. For the first time ever, that value broke $100, clocking in at $103. Fees are also rising. The relevant chart at bitinfocharts.com shows a median…
  • Dec 1

    How the MtGox Bankruptcy Should Be Resolved

    How the MtGox Bankruptcy Should Be Resolved
    MtGox mainly has 202,185 bitcoins as assets. That’s around $2.23 billion at the time of this writing. Most of the creditors’ claims are for 795,000 bitcoins that users had in their MtGox accounts. There are also some claims in…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 617

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:&nbsp; When is cultural appropriation appropriate?&nbsp; A from your favorite law prof:&nbsp; Click here.&nbsp; (Short answer:&nbsp; Definitely not in this case.&nbsp; Long answer:&nbsp; Here's…
  • Nov 6

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line

    &quot;Trademark&quot; Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line
    &nbsp;Another Burch brand is launching in the fashion space, this time the brainchild of Pookie and Louisa Burch.&nbsp; And&nbsp; what have the daughters of Chris and stepdaughters of Tory called their label?&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Not only did he embrace licensing as a means of extending his empire, but his eponymous company…
Rank this Week: 622

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: 630

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: 632

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…
Rank this Week: 637

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: 638

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • 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…
  • Oct 25

    Connective DX’s HDX-15 Report wins healthcare marketing Gold Award

    Connective DX’s HDX-15 Report wins healthcare marketing Gold Award
    Congratulations to my colleagues and everyone who helped create the Hospital Digital Experience (HDX-15) report, which has won recognition from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards as a best annual or special report. Its rare when an industry…
Rank this Week: 640

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: 682

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
  • Dec 29

    Design Copyright Explained

    Design Copyright Explained
    Many people are familiar with copyrights for literary and musical works, movies, and the like. This post is about a different type of copyright, the design copyright. Title 17, Chapter 13 of the United States Code contains the relevant…
  • Dec 27

    ” Legal Tender ” Does *Not* Mean that You Must Accept Cash

    ” Legal Tender ” Does *Not* Mean that You Must Accept Cash
    This post about legal tender is a bit off-topic for this blog. However, I am writing it because it clears up a common misunderstanding, about which I recently wrote on Quora. Please see On every US dollar bill the message “This…
  • Dec 8

    Creative Commons Commercial License

    Creative Commons Commercial License
    This post is about Creative Commons commercial licenses. After describing each license, it discusses when you might want to use each license. Creative Commons provides a summary of its various licenses at About The Licenses. Creative…
Rank this Week: 691

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: 692

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: 705

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
  • Jan 18

    USPTO Updates Section 101 “Subject Matter Eligibility” Judicial Decisions Reference

    USPTO Updates Section 101 “Subject Matter Eligibility” Judicial Decisions Reference
    Ann Robl You may be aware that the USPTO has a “Subject Matter Eligibility” webpage with links to resources regarding how patent examiners are to evaluate claims for patent…
  • Jan 14

    USPTO Fee Changes Take Effect January 16, 2018

    USPTO Fee Changes Take Effect January 16, 2018
    Ann Robl On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the newest round of USPTO fee changes goes into effect from the final rule published in the Federal Register back in November. The USPTO has…
  • Jan 12

    More PTAB Decisions & Resource

    More PTAB Decisions &amp; Resource
    Ann Robl Recently, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated two more decisions as Informative. Both involve 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) regarding the time bar to filing…
Rank this Week: 714

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 739

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: 776

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 17

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Smaller streamers look for an edge in a big-player market The music-streaming sector’s leading lights made serious…
  • Dec 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Flurry of deals and service announcements end a busy year for digital music The battle for digital music supremacy took…
  • Dec 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded music now firmly a growth industry, but for how long? Ovum has published new forecasts for retail sales of…
Rank this Week: 781

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/
  • Jan 16

    A New Trade Secrets Survey of In-House Counsel

    A New Trade Secrets Survey of In-House Counsel
    It feels like all trade secrets all the time these days, but the hits keep coming. I've got some patent scholarship queued up, but this new survey caught my eye. David Almeling and Darin Snyder have provided some quality empirical analysis of…
  • Jan 15

    Is the Defending Trade Secret Act Defensible? The Movie

    Is the Defending Trade Secret Act Defensible? The Movie
    As noted a couple weeks ago, Orly Lobel (San Diego) and I debated the DTSA at the AALS Conference. As promised, I'm posting video of that conference here.
  • Jan 10

    The Powerful Effects of Copyright Reversion

    The Powerful Effects of Copyright Reversion
    A common type of client I've seen in practice is the founder who sold IP (or company) to another, only to see the creation buried for one reason or another. The client usually wanted the rights back, so as to see the work grow. We invariably…
Rank this Week: 797

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: 813

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 11

    Spotify Faces $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Regarding Music License

    Spotify Faces $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Regarding Music License
    IPNews® - In late December 2017, Wixen Music Publishing filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Spotify.   Wixen is alleging that Spotify failed to attain proper rights to stream music from artists including Tom Petty,…
  • Jan 3

    Barstool Sports threatens NFL with Trademark Lawsuit

    Barstool Sports threatens NFL with Trademark Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The NFL is being threatened with a trademark lawsuit by a company it has a history with called Barstool Sports. Recently, the NFL began selling shirts that use the phrase “Sundays are for the Boys”.  Barstool…
  • Dec 15

    San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Salt Lake Comic Con

    San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Salt Lake Comic Con
    IPNews® - San Diego Comic-Con has won its trademark lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con over use of the words "Comic Con".   The Salt Lake version had argued that the Comic Con words were generic and thus free for all to…
Rank this Week: 831

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 834

GrepLaw

GrepLaw

Covers news, commentary, and discussion about Internet and computer law and policy. From Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

http://grep.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 837

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/
  • Jan 18

    Cryptocurrencies, Tulips, and Regulation?

    Cryptocurrencies, Tulips, and Regulation?
    By Evan Fowler Almost 400 years ago the Dutch were really excited about tulips. In a period of three years, a tulip bulb went from a reasonable value to as much as six times the average person’s annual salary. Today we look at Dutch…
  • Jan 16

    Washington Officials Seek to Keep Net Neutral Despite FCC Repeal

    Washington Officials Seek to Keep Net Neutral Despite FCC Repeal
    By Wiley Cason In response to the repeal of Federal Net Neutrality rules, Washington State’s governor and attorney general have both argued that state-level regulations may still prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from…
  • Jan 4

    Why Don’t We Have a Free Bluebook App?

    Why Don’t We Have a Free Bluebook App?
    by Christine Minhee Imagine a monastery for luddites. Outside: brain implants reverse paralysis, gene therapies cure inherited diseases, and self-driving trucks deliver personal quantum computers purchased using payments authorized by…
Rank this Week: 841