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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 22

    Motions to Amend at the PTAB -- Does Anyone Have the Burden (And Will That Change)?

    Motions to Amend at the PTAB -- Does Anyone Have the Burden (And Will That Change)?
    By Andrew Williams -- Last year, the Federal Circuit decided the Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal case en banc in what could be considered the epitome of a fractured decision. After 148 pages and five separate opinions, the only agreed-to result…
  • Feb 21

    USPTO News Brief

    USPTO News Brief
    By Donald Zuhn –- USPTO and EAPO Establish PPH Pilot Program In a notice issued in the Official Gazette (1446 OG 52) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it was implementing a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)…
  • Feb 19

    Who's in Charge Here? Or Is the PTAB Bound by USPTO Guidances?

    Who's in Charge Here? Or Is the PTAB Bound by USPTO Guidances?
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a decision from an appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board following rejection of claims to an isolated nucleic acid apparently (to applicants) falling within the scope of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
Rank this Week: 1292

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    False endorsement: some bad questions to ask in a survey

    False endorsement: some bad questions to ask in a survey
    Gibson v. BTS North, Inc., 2018 WL 888872, No. 16-24548 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2018)Plaintiffs are professional models, actresses, and/or businesswoman who earn their livings by promoting her image, likeness, and/or identity to select clients,…
  • Feb 22

    Zazzle injunction reversed: irreparable harm is hard to show

    Zazzle injunction reversed: irreparable harm is hard to show
    Greg Young Pub’g, Inc. v. Zazzle, Inc., No. 16-cv-04587 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018)After a jury trial finding Zazzle liable for copyright infringement for producing goods with user-uploaded images, the court granted a preliminary…
  • Feb 22

    The other Redbox case: the color may fade, but not the mark

    The other Redbox case: the color may fade, but not the mark
    Redbox Automated Retail, LLC v. Xpress Retail LLC, 2018 WL 950098, No. 17 C 5596 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2018)Redbox sued defendant DVDXpress alleging trademark infringement and false advertising; DVDXpress moved to dismiss and asserted…
Rank this Week: 1185

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 2587

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3299

Trademark Opposition Lawyer

Trademark Opposition Lawyer

Provides advice and commentary regarding trademark opposition matters.

http://www.trademarklitigationguide.com
  • Feb 22

    Trademark Cancellation and Issues of Abandonment

    Trademark Cancellation and Issues of Abandonment
    Food for thought.  A trademark cancellation may result from abandonment of a trademark. In Local Foods LLC v. Foodsmith Bowen Osborn, the Petitioner sought cancellation of Registrant’s FOODSMITH and Design trademark for…
  • Feb 5

    Trademark Opposition Strategies for Inhouse Trademark Counsel

    Trademark Opposition Strategies for Inhouse Trademark Counsel
    Trademark opposition costs in the United States are some of the highest in the world.   Estimates for a full trial on the merits before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board can exceed $100,000 or more compared to half the cost…
  • Jan 24

    Twitter Accused of Trademark Infringement

    Twitter Accused of Trademark Infringement
    While the term trademark infringement is less than 140 characters, its implications could be costly to a ubiquitous online communications giant. Twitter, the online news and social networking service, has been accused of trademark…
Rank this Week: 1927

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Feb 22

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...
    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has just launched (after a long delay) their long-awaited successor to figment known as Underlined, where users can post their work and receive…
  • Dec 17

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai
    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai: Public Knowledge attorney Meredith Rose is quoted in this excellent article, discussing whether Pai’s unbecoming, unprofessional and ridiculous video made fair use of the Harlem Shake…
  • Nov 26

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...
    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people should stop having unusual or fun/silly interests like you have and should care only about taxes and briefcases, i hope you can cope with the fact…
Rank this Week: 2280

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 13

    Autonomous Driving, Standard

    Autonomous Driving, Standard
    By Daniel Healow As in many areas where technology has disrupted the status quo, the availability of automotive safety systems has been generally dictated by the speed of its technological development. However, as these technologies are…
Rank this Week: 3038

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 22

    Patent Marking: Burden of production and burden of proof

    Patent Marking: Burden of production and burden of proof
    Failure to properly mark a product with its patent number limits an infringer’s liability for damages. Infringers have the burden of production to initially identify products which the patentee failed to mark. The patentee then has the…
  • Feb 8

    What are the patent marking requirements and its benefits?

    What are the patent marking requirements and its benefits?
    In order to ensure maximum compensation for any infringements on your patents, your products should include a clear patent marking to show that they are protected. Let’s dive-in: Patent marking provides constructive notice to the public…
  • Feb 8

    What are the patent marking requirements and its benefits?

    What are the patent marking requirements and its benefits?
    Introduction Patent marking provides constructive notice to the public of your patent.  Constructive notice is given to the public of your patent by affixing the patent number on the patented product.  By doing so, alleged…
Rank this Week: 4221

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 22

    Where there's a hit there's a writ

    Where there's a hit there's a writ
    The old saying doesn't work so well now we don't have writs any more, but anyway the litigation reported by the BBC today is taking place under US law. That also means that considering how it might pan out under English law is pretty…
  • Oct 27

    Transformative use

    Transformative use
    In trying to explain when a substantial part of a copyright work has been taken (and therefore an infringement might have taken place), I came up with what I thought was a great illustration. It helped, perhaps, that I was doing the teaching…
  • Oct 27

    Passing-off lecture launches IPso Jure channel on YouTube

    Passing-off lecture launches IPso Jure channel on YouTube
    It's now over two years since a memorable dinner over which, among other things, the idea of making YouTube videos on intellectual property came up, and finally I have managed to complete the first in what I hope will be a series. It's good…
Rank this Week: 2318

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Contigiani, Barankay & Hsu on the Innovation Costs of Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

    Contigiani, Barankay & Hsu on the Innovation Costs of Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
    For those looking on more trade secret empirics after Michael's post on Tuesday: Researchers at the Wharton School—Andrea Contigiani, Iwan Barankay, and David Hsu—have an interesting empirical study of the inevitable disclosure…
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
Rank this Week: 1652

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/
  • Feb 22

    Contigiani, Barankay & Hsu on the Innovation Costs of Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

    Contigiani, Barankay & Hsu on the Innovation Costs of Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
    For those looking on more trade secret empirics after Michael's post on Tuesday: Researchers at the Wharton School—Andrea Contigiani, Iwan Barankay, and David Hsu—have an interesting empirical study of the inevitable disclosure…
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
Rank this Week: 2671

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    California Court Holds That YouTube’s Removal Notice Is Not Defamatory

    California Court Holds That YouTube’s Removal Notice Is Not Defamatory
    As we have noted previously, YouTube users sometimes object when the online video giant removes their videos based on terms-of-use violations, such as artificially inflated view counts. In a recent California case, Bartholomew v. YouTube,…
  • Feb 9

    Major Copyright Victory for the Music Industry Against P2P File Sharing

    Major Copyright Victory for the Music Industry Against P2P File Sharing
    The music industry came out on top in one of its first attempts to hold an internet service provider liable for its subscribers’ unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. The decision, handed down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in…
  • Feb 7

    Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscription

    Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscription
    Companies that offer services, whether online or offline, to consumers on a subscription or other automatic renewal basis should be aware that such offers are heavily regulated at both the federal and state levels. A recent amendment to…
Rank this Week: 3044

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 22

    French Cour de cassation Ruling on Musical Performers' Rights In Audio-Visual Work

    French Cour de cassation Ruling on Musical Performers' Rights In Audio-Visual Work
                                                                       …
  • Feb 21

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?
    Although Pablo Picasso may have said that “good artists copy, but great artists steal,” copyright infringement can be a serious offence in the art world. The following stories elaborate on recent news that General Motors, the…
  • Feb 14

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from Mateusz RachubkaIncreased Royalty Payments for Songwriters in the USThe US Copyright Royalty Board decided to increase the amount of royalty payments that companies such as Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google and Pandora…
Rank this Week: 660

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 22

    Neues EU-Datenschutzrecht: 7 Pflichten für KMU in der Schweiz

    Neues EU-Datenschutzrecht: 7 Pflichten für KMU in der Schweiz
    Ab dem 25. Mai 2018 gilt das vereinheitlichte und verschärfte Datenschutzrecht der Europäischen Union (EU). Die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) beziehungsweise General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gilt auch für…
  • Feb 21

    XING Premium: Vorsicht, drei Wochen Kündigungsfrist!

    XING Premium: Vorsicht, drei Wochen Kündigungsfrist!
    Das soziale Netzwerk XING hat kostenpflichtige «Premium»-Funktionen im Angebot. Nutzerinnen und Nutzer, die «XING Premium» nicht rechtzeitig kündigen, riskieren Anwaltspost und zusätzliche Kosten. Wer auf…
  • Feb 19

    «Staatspropaganda […] wie zu Hitlers Zeiten»: Beanstandung beim Ombudsmann führt zu Strafanzeige

    «Staatspropaganda […] wie zu Hitlers Zeiten»: Beanstandung beim Ombudsmann führt zu Strafanzeige
    Die Wogen im Vorfeld der «No-Billag»-Volksabstimmung gehen hoch. Nun führte ein «Rundumschlag» jenseits von Gut und Böse sogar zu einer Strafanzeige durch den Ombudsmann von Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen…
Rank this Week: 2088

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Lawyer Threatens to Sue Nigerian Bar Association for Gifting President Buhari a Portrait

    Lawyer Threatens to Sue Nigerian Bar Association for Gifting President Buhari a Portrait
    A Nigerian lawyer is reportedly taking the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to court following the gifting of a portrait he created of President Buhari to the President without his authorization. Oladelemi Philip Olubakin took to [...] The post…
  • Feb 18

    WTO, WHO, WIPO Symposium to Examine How Innovative Technologies Can Promote Health-Related SDG

    WTO, WHO, WIPO Symposium to Examine How Innovative Technologies Can Promote Health-Related SDG
    The World Trade Organization (WTO), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will on February 26, 2018, convene a symposium to discuss challenges and opportunities to ensure that innovative…
  • Feb 17

    NAFDAC Destroys N80 Million Counterfeit and Expired Product

    NAFDAC Destroys N80 Million Counterfeit and Expired Product
    Last Week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) destroyed fake and expired drugs and unwholesome products worth N80 million at a site in Kuje, FCT – Abuja. The Director-General of [...] The post…
Rank this Week: 601

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 2942

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Blockchain - still a buzzword but could it save the music industry?

    Blockchain - still a buzzword but could it save the music industry?
    A very recent post over on our favourite companion blog IPKat (Kats are, after all, mini-Leos) discusses blockchain in the context of what blockchain can do for IP. A very nice quote from the piece: "Blockchain need not be limited to patents;…
  • Feb 15

    Calling all IP Teachers and Researchers in Africa!

    Calling all IP Teachers and Researchers in Africa!
    Afro Leo is very excited to learn that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are organising the first Regional WIPO-WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers and Researchers in Africa. This…
  • Feb 6

    SOUTH AFRICANS: 6 MARCH but be quick

    SOUTH AFRICANS: 6 MARCH but be quick
Rank this Week: 4293

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 3779

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Feb 21

    Top 5 PTAB Related Decisions of 2017

    Top 5 PTAB Related Decisions of 2017
    2017: A Year of CAFC Feedback & Agency Refocus With so much attention being paid to Oil States, it was easy to lose sight of many of the more noteworthy Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related decisions of 2017. Last year brought…
  • Feb 19

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie
    PTAB Trial Practice Changes & Evolution of Parallel Litigation Two separate webinars this week for those looking to keep abreast of PTAB evolution and related litigation practices. First, up, this month’s edition of the…
  • Feb 15

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC
    Federal Circuit to Consider PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defense State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment. To date, a handful of such entities have successfully leveraged the same immunity…
Rank this Week: 2791

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 21

    Fire and Gold in Our Eye

    Fire and Gold in Our Eye
    Presented without comment (at this moment):
  • Feb 19

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”
    Most people opposed to the “Bitcoin Cash” project are critical of their hijacking the brand name. There is no trademark protection available for the term “Bitcoin”. That means that anyone is free to call their…
  • Feb 10

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project
    I think the idea of issuing a new cryptocurrency backed by Venezuela’s oil reserves is very interesting. The present state of the proposal may have some problems. But it’s a good start. For one, it probably can’t be worse…
Rank this Week: 466

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Feb 21

    German complaint against Unified Patent Court Agreement on FCC decision list for 2018

    German complaint against Unified Patent Court Agreement on FCC decision list for 2018
    The German constitutional complaint against ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement is on the list of cases to be decided by the Bundesverfassungsgericht, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany this year. A preview of the…
  • Feb 19

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO
    What can people, in particular citizens of Munich and Bavaria, do if they feel that elementary constitutional rights are infringed, not somewhere abroad and far away, but literally next door, at the Isar river banks or in the Pschorrhöfe…
  • Feb 19

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon
    Here at the Kluwer Patent Blog we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Benjamin May on collecting evidence in patent cases and have him address issues on the power of seize and search orders, the harmonisation efforts of…
Rank this Week: 1650

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Feb 21

    Velorama Colorado to Return in 2018

    Velorama Colorado to Return in 2018
    In exciting RiNo news, Velorama Colorado is looking to return strong, August 17-19 of this year! The unique festival boasts three days of music and art capped by an exhilarating pro cycling race, but still has something to prove. After a…
  • Jan 23

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant
    Fort Collins' Bohemian Foundation is providing musical organizations with a new competitive grant program: Muse. With the goal of strengthening the community through music, Muse is available to like-minded organizations in Northern…
  • Jan 10

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!
    We at Creative Law Network are proud to announce that our own Dave Ratner has been listed by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Entertainment & Sports Law for 2018! This list is compiled and voted upon by peers, and Dave has had the honor…
Rank this Week: 2146

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/
  • Feb 21

    Surviving Alice Challenges to Patent Claim

    Surviving Alice Challenges to Patent Claim
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just highlighted another approach plaintiffs can use to overcome early challenges to the validity of patent claims under 35 U.S.C. §101.   What is that approach?  It is a…
  • Feb 15

    Stone Brewing Fires the Shot Heard Round the Brewing World

    Stone Brewing Fires the Shot Heard Round the Brewing World
    The fight between craft brewers and Big Beer (i.e. MillerCoors & Budweiser) has been ongoing for years. Ever since craft beer came to prominence in the late ‘90s, it has been stealing Big Beer’s share of the marketplace. In…
  • Jan 25

    Copyright Infringement and Third Party Software Support

    Copyright Infringement and Third Party Software Support
    A recent case out of the Ninth Circuit, Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. (July 13, 2017), illustrates some of the risks third party software vendors run concerning copyright issues.  Oracle develops and licenses…
Rank this Week: 1345

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural
    By John J. O’Malley and Max S. Morgan On February 12, 2018, Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered judgment in... read more
  • Feb 6

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience
    By Michael F. Snyder and Jamie K. Unger Many consumers and companies are familiar with trademarks in some form or another, but until a recent Federal Circuit ruling, companies and individuals... read more
  • Jan 30

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie K. Unger Divided infringement, or infringement carried out by multiple actors, seemed like an easy escape from accusations of direct infringement for entities... read more
Rank this Week: 786

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
  • Feb 21

    Tax Issues for Startup

    Tax Issues for Startup
    In his article, Tax Issues for Startups, tax attorney Chip Wry summarizes some of the more significant federal income tax issues that founders may encounter in forming their companies, hiring and compensating employees and other service…
  • Feb 13

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment
    MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses…
  • Feb 12

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable
    Tax attorney Joe Hunt will participate on a panel about tax reform at Boston University School of Law on Friday, February 16. The “Tax Reform Roundtable – Corporations” is being hosted by the Graduate Tax Program and is…
Rank this Week: 4191

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Feb 21

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?
    The #MeToo movement has produced constant headlines and has helped positively change corporate culture. Is it possible for its breadth to include beer ads? Sexist beer ads have traditionally been the norm. Give a scantily clad gal a beer…
  • Jan 17

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?
    On December 22, 2017, in one of the fastest-moving pieces of legislation to come across a President’s desk, President Trump signed into law a bill generally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Act will undoubtedly…
  • Jan 15

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville
    This spring, the craft brewing community will take over America’s Music City for the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, presented by the Brewers Association, from April 30 to May 3. Joining them at this year’s…
Rank this Week: 1607

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Feb 21

    Avoiding Post-Merger Mistake

    Avoiding Post-Merger Mistake
    Recently, we used this space to present a few ideas on how to avoid the pitfalls that could stall, slow, or even destroy merger activities. As a follow up to that discussion, we are presenting a few ideas you might find helpful in maintaining…
  • Feb 14

    Managing a Difficult Employee

    Managing a Difficult Employee
    It is not uncommon for any business, in any industry, to experience conflict with one or more of their employees. Whether their actions are disruptive in the workplace, disrespectful to co-workers, or damaging to the business’s…
  • Feb 9

    Ensuring Success In a Business Merger

    Ensuring Success In a Business Merger
    Whether to increase geographic expansion, take advantage of economies of scale, or for any number of other reasons, a business merger can be an important strategy in the growth and success of your company. Taking on such an endeavor includes…
Rank this Week: 1930

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 20

    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' Shadow

    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' Shadow
    Two Stepping with Alice in Justice Stevens' ShadowL. Rex Sears, Ph.D., J.D. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International articulated a two-step procedure for determining patent eligibility: “[f]irst, we determine whether the…
  • Feb 13

    How to Write a Law Review Article

    How to Write a Law Review Article
    How to Write a Law Review ArticleSean BurkeIt is traditional for outgoing Editors-in-Chief at the Journal to write a short note to our readers. While there is no overarching theme to these notes, my predecessors have often discussed their…
  • Feb 5

    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.

    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.
    Patent Eligibility of Online Application Software After Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.Ping-Hsun ChenThis article analyzes a Federal Circuit decision from 2015, Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc., 790 F.3d 1343…
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In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Seeing a Forest, Not Just Trees: Core Wireless v. LG

    Seeing a Forest, Not Just Trees: Core Wireless v. LG
    By Gregory Hopewell Do you remember obviousness before KSR v. Teleflex? To invalidate, the rule went, one must find an express rationale for combining references (a teaching, suggestion or motivation). The KSR ruling reminded us that the TSM…
  • Nov 21

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?
    By Stuart Meyer I was reminded of this question, often posed by my dad to remind me not to become a slave to statistics, by two dramatic things that happened last week. On the one hand, at the IAM 2017 Patent Law and Policy conference in…
  • Sep 20

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal
    By Mark Nowotarski This third article in the “Surviving Alice” series[1] examines how the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 Alice decision[2]. It also shows how applicants can…
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Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 20

    Blockchain And The Visual Art

    Blockchain And The Visual Art
    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond…
  • Feb 2

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]
    By Laura B. Richardson* On October 26, 2017, the EASL Section hosted a panel discussion, “Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues”, at the New York City offices of Arent Fox, LLP. The program was attended by approximately 30…
  • 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…
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Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
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New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
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PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance
    From our friends at Law.Com: In the growing market for cyber insurance, carriers are trying to compete on price.  One carrier, Coalition is offering discounts if your company creates a partnership with a “white hat hacker”…
  • Feb 16

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice
    Pittsburgh based law firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C. has announced its merger with the former and preeminent litigation boutique Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN®) effective January 1, 2018. The merger creates a 43 lawyer firm…
  • Feb 15

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top 100 IP blogs on the net by Feedspot. The Pittsburgh  law firm of Houston Harbaugh looks forward ……
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Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 20

    Debtors Beware: Social Media Knows Where Your Assets Are Buried

    Debtors Beware: Social Media Knows Where Your Assets Are Buried
    If there’s a golden rule for the online age we live in, it’s “Always assume anything you post online will be visible to all.” Just like the original Golden Rule, it’s a maxim ignored often enough to bear…
  • Feb 14

    Deepfakes, Privacy Rights and an AI-Powered Blurring of the Line

    Deepfakes, Privacy Rights and an AI-Powered Blurring of the Line
    Recent developments in deep learning artificial intelligence have enabled almost anyone to superimpose facial features—including an entirely different face—into a preexisting video with relatively minimal effort. Until very…
  • Feb 6

    10 Tips for Businesses Looking to Buy AI

    10 Tips for Businesses Looking to Buy AI
    Artificial intelligence is a transformative technology–or existential threat, depending on what futurist/sci-fi author you read–that will leave few if any industries untouched when all is said and done. Still, no matter how…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 20

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar
    After discussing the Louboutin shoe sole case some time ago, one envisioned the matter going ahead to the CJEU without a hitch. Unbeknownst to this writer, the CJEU decided to assess the case in the Grand Chamber (essentially en banc), and…
  • Feb 9

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?
    Safe harbor provisions for intermediaries on the Internet are the cornerstone of keeping it functional, open and above all fair. Without protection for intermediaries, including ISPs, many entities could create an environment of monitoring…
  • Jan 31

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?
    Even though many of us don't like the sound of our own voice (although some way less than others), it is still a very personal aspect of who we are and often a very unique identifier. It can also be very valuable, with some…
Rank this Week: 2030

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?
    In Mallinckrodt Hospital Prods. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Distrib., Inc., Judge Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated personalized method of treatment claims under 35 USC § 101 as being directed to a…
  • Feb 12

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?
    In Novartis v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit agreed with the USPTO that “time spent in a continued examination” does not count towards the three years the USPTO is allotted to examine a patent before if…
  • Feb 5

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection
    We’ve written previously about ex parte decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirming patent eligibility rejections that seem to be inconsistent with the USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. Apparently,…
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Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 19

    Deception and IP Strategy

    Deception and IP Strategy
    An act of deception has won many a military battle – from Sun Tzu to the Trojan Horse, from Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Napolean to the Spaniards defeating the overwhelmingly more numerous Incas. Here are some examples that I have…
  • Feb 12

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast
    It’s been widely said (and attributed to Peter Drucker), that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Whilst Mark Fields made that particular phrase popular, Drucker definitely made it clear that culture will block attempts to implement a…
  • Feb 5

    Plan

    Plan
    Everyone has plans.  Those who excel at implementing ‘the plan’ are usually operating on old information. If you have up to date information and high quality analysis you can make your çompetitor’s plans…
Rank this Week: 2097

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Feb 19

    Over 30% of New Drug Approvals in 2017 were Personalized Medicine

    Over 30% of New Drug Approvals in 2017 were Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently published its “Personalized Medicine at FDA: 2017 Progress Report” (Report) that highlights drug approval developments and milestones achieved in 2017. Last year was notable for a…
  • Nov 26

    FDA Releases Stem Cell Guidance Document

    FDA Releases Stem Cell Guidance Document
    Therapies that use autologous or allogeneic stem cells are examples of early personalized therapies. Removing cells from a patient and reintroducing them to the same or a matched patient, for example, as done in bone marrow transplants or…
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
Rank this Week: 3245

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Feb 19

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"
    A central question in law and economics is how people will behave in the presence of legal rules. An essential part of that inquiry is what makes people happy or unhappy – what increases or decreases their “subjective…
  • Feb 12

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”
    Interpreting the language of contracts is the most common and least satisfactory task courts perform in contract disputes. In this Chicago’s Best Ideas lecture Professor Strahilevitz proposes to take much of this task out of the hands…
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
Rank this Week: 1102

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1432

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 1528

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • 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:  …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3332

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    Business Rap: 2018 Nonprofit Trend

    Business Rap: 2018 Nonprofit Trend
    On January 16, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends, challenges…
  • Feb 13

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
  • Jan 10

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")
    Today, the use of software as a service ("SaaS") is widespread and the cybersecurity considerations are an afterthought. Read More › Tags: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, IT Contracts, Technology
Rank this Week: 3474

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 3539

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    * Don’t Redesign Your Website – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Trademark Portfolio

    * Don’t Redesign Your Website – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Trademark Portfolio
    17 Seconds #45 When I was in USAF pilot training, we had to memorize “notes, caution, and warnings” from our T-37 flight instruction manual. The manual got updated (nationwide) every time something bad happened before, during, or…
  • Feb 5

    * Software Patents on Truck Day

    * Software Patents on Truck Day
    LawLawLaw #44: Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw Subscribe to LawLawLaw Email Address Since 2001, LawLawLaw(TM) has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball (mostly Red…
  • Feb 1

    * Memo For Record – Techstars USAF – Day 1 Mentor Madne

    * Memo For Record – Techstars USAF – Day 1 Mentor Madne
    Drinking from the firehose again. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/1/2018; LinkedIn.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The USAF taught me about the “Memo For Record” (MFR) concept, and to this day I frequently jot down memos like…
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