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LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Trademark Protection and Personal Name

    Trademark Protection and Personal Name
    How much trademark protection do you have in your own last name? Last week, The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirmed their decision to refuse to register the proposed trademark “CREPES BONAPARTE” for “food…
  • Nov 24

    Animoji

    Animoji
    Apple just can’t seem to catch a break. The company behind the iPhone and other popular tech products has been hit with another lawsuit. This time, the lawsuit centers around the highly anticipated Animoji feature on Apple’s newly…
  • Nov 17

    Interview with Inventor and Animal-Lover, Terri Swiatek

    Interview with Inventor and Animal-Lover, Terri Swiatek
    Our client, entrepreneur and inventor Terri Swiatek, is an animal lover who decided that her rescue dog Teeko deserved a better breed of toy to play with. Luckily, Terri had the drive, the resources, and the entrepreneurial spirit to make…
Rank this Week: 4241

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 8

    How Do I Sell My Idea?

    How Do I Sell My Idea?
    Catch-22 It would be great if there was a company that would simply buy your idea and give you a stack of money and ongoing royalties. Unfortunately, there is no such company. The market for raw ideas is small, very small. For every dollar…
  • Nov 30

    Do I Need a Patent?

    Do I Need a Patent?
    A Business Decision vs. A Legal Decision The question of whether you need a patent is more of a business decision than a legal decision. While a patent attorney can help you make that decision, by providing you with information regarding the…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd 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: 1050

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1234

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
  • Nov 28

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Online Shopping Safety For Cyber Monday (and Every Other Day Too)

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Online Shopping Safety For Cyber Monday (and Every Other Day Too)
    “Cyber Monday is considered the biggest online shopping day of the year, with consumers spending literally billions of dollars through online retailers.  Yesterday, Faruki’s Zach Heck spoke with WDTN 2 News about ways…
  • Nov 21

    November 2017 Website Newsletter

    November 2017 Website Newsletter
    The Benchmark Litigation 2018 Guide once again ranked Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. as one of Ohio’s preeminent litigation firms, naming it one of only eleven firms statewide to receive Benchmark’s “highly…
Rank this Week: 3290

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
  • Nov 22

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production
    One of our clients we hold close to our hearts here at Santucci Priore P.L. is Belvit Jordan, Founder and Managing Partner of South Florida based Next Weekend Productions. Her special events and production company oversees the coordination,…
Rank this Week: 2231

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
  • Nov 22

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production
    One of our clients we hold close to our hearts here at Santucci Priore P.L. is Belvit Jordan, Founder and Managing Partner of South Florida based Next Weekend Productions. Her special events and production company oversees the coordination,…
Rank this Week: 4353

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 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…
  • Dec 6

    Assignment and Delegation in Contract Law

    Assignment and Delegation in Contract Law
    Assignment and delegation are terms that have specific meanings in U.S. contract law. I am basing this post on a Quora answer that I wrote recently. Please see What are assignment and delegation in contract law? In contract law,…
  • Dec 5

    Canonical Questions on the Law™ Series Explained

    Canonical Questions on the Law™ Series Explained
    This post explains what the Canonical Questions on the Law™ series is. Equally important, this post explains why I created that series of questions and answers about legal issues, concepts and terminology. I have been active on…
Rank this Week: 4553

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 8

    Issue Preclusion for Patent Applicant

    Issue Preclusion for Patent Applicant
    by Dennis Crouch Blaise Mouttet is seeking a patent on his “Crossbar Arithmetic and Summation Processor.”  The invention is interesting because it is actually processor design. [17-2077.Opinion.12-6-2017] Back in…
  • Dec 8

    Purpose of Claim Construction: Construing Ordinary Term

    Purpose of Claim Construction: Construing Ordinary Term
    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has denied the NobelBiz petition for en banc rehearing on questions of patent claim construction. Namely, the focus here is whether a district court is required to issue a claim construction beyond…
  • Dec 8

    Iancu Nomination Hearing

    Iancu Nomination Hearing
    American Patent Law is Exceptional. System should be Reliable, Predictable and High Quality. PTO should be a “culture of excellence” Priorities: Bring stability and reliability to patent system. Evangelize the IP System and the…
Rank this Week: 413

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: 3050

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3243

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
  • Dec 8

    They Invented What? (No. 27)

    They Invented What? (No. 27)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: JW Note:  One would likely find the “resetting” feature to be most useful. U.S. Pat. No. 5,031,161:  Life expectancy timepiece.  …
  • Dec 1

    They Invented What? (No. 26)

    They Invented What? (No. 26)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,455,816: Pedal operated mower.    What is claimed as new is as follows: 1. A pedal operated mower assembly comprising a tricycle…
  • Dec 1

    They Invented What? (No. 25)

    They Invented What? (No. 25)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: JW Note:  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!  U.S. Pat. No. 6,877,267:  Turkey decoy tiltable counter-balanced support base. I claim: 1. A…
Rank this Week: 363

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Dec 8

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?
    According to the PTAB, using “common sense” as a reason to combine references to invalidate a patent claim on obviousness grounds requires articulation of a rational underpinning for combining such references. In Apple Inc. v.…
  • Dec 7

    Display of Distributed Network Applications Patent-Eligible

    Display of Distributed Network Applications Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to “presenting interactive applications,” such as advertising, “on a computer network” with multiple “user reception systems” are patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 says…
  • Dec 6

    Functional Language Found Definite by CAFC

    Functional Language Found Definite by CAFC
    In BASF Corporation v. Johnson Matthey (decided Nov. 20, 2017), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a “composition…effective to catalyze” is definite under the standard set forth in Nautilus v.…
Rank this Week: 1628

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 7

    Unlikely to confuse

    Unlikely to confuse
    Check out, and think about, this post by John Welch and, of course, the article he’s writing about, one of whose authors is Barton Beebe, whom I had the pleasure...
  • Nov 28

    Regrets — I’ve had a few.

    Regrets — I’ve had a few.
    Originally posted 2012-10-23 21:13:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter     Eric Goldman reminds, “Blog in haste, regret at leisure.”
  • Nov 28

    Why I let my trademark registration lapse

    Why I let my trademark registration lapse
    In 2006 I filed to register the trademark LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, not because I had experienced much in the way of a need for trademark enforcement, but because doing so seemed...
Rank this Week: 302

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Dec 7

    EIFY: terms of use

    EIFY: terms of use
    Clickwrap terms held enforceable, but no compensable loss for breach
  • Dec 6

    Safe harbours to be Extended

    Safe harbours to be Extended
    The Government has introduced a Bill to extend the class of persons who can claim the benefits of the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 provided in sections 116AA to 116AJ.
  • Dec 4

    Copyright And Computer Software

    Copyright And Computer Software
    McDougall J has rejected EIFY’s claim to copyright infringement based on look and feel or structure and sequence
Rank this Week: 3600

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: 1197

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 7

    Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

    Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Qualcomm and Apple have reached a new low in their relationship.   First Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against Apple in July for infringing on 16 patents, then Apple recently filed a countersuit accusing Qualcomm of patent…
  • Nov 30

    Woof-Tang Clan Dog Walking Company Trademark Opposed by Wu-Tang Clan

    Woof-Tang Clan Dog Walking Company Trademark Opposed by Wu-Tang Clan
    IPNews® The hip hop band Wu-Tang Clan has filed a trademark opposition against a recently filed “Woof-Tang Clan” trademark application. The opposition is the band’s attempt to prevent a New York based dog-walking company…
  • Nov 20

    Rapper Rick Ross' Revives Copyright Lawsuit Against LMFAO

    Rapper Rick Ross' Revives Copyright Lawsuit Against LMFAO
    Rick Ross is back at it in his copyright lawsuit against LMFAO. In 2013, Ross sued the Los Angeles musical duo LMFAO claiming that the song “Party Rock Anthem” infringed his copyright in “Hustlin’” with the…
Rank this Week: 3415

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 7

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Fresh off the Boat

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Fresh off the Boat
    In this episode of Fresh off the Boat, when East Orlando High failed to get the rights to Rent, they create their own version, Brent, and pay dearly. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Fresh off the Boat appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    3 Count: Leggo my Lego

    3 Count: Leggo my Lego
    Lego wins key copyright ruling in China, European Commission takes action against Bulgaria and Romania over copyright laws and Who's Holiday finally debuts. The post 3 Count: Leggo my Lego appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 6

    3 Count: Infringer Privacy

    3 Count: Infringer Privacy
    Sixth Circuit rules that 1st amendment shouldn't always protect anonymous infringers, Canadian ISPs prepare to propose site blocking and Epic Games settles. The post 3 Count: Infringer Privacy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1101

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 7

    Part 3: Sandbagging in M&A – sandbagging around the world

    Part 3: Sandbagging in M&A – sandbagging around the world
    In the past two weeks we have provided an overview of sandbagging in M&A transactions and discussed strategies that can be used when negotiating this clause. We also provided a brief overview of the consequences of…
  • Dec 6

    Due diligence and risk mitigation in cross-border deal

    Due diligence and risk mitigation in cross-border deal
    As discussed in an earlier post, cross-border M&A deals are on the rise. Most businesses today are looking to unlock value from technology, emerging markets are flourishing and pursuing global investment opportunities and barriers to…
  • Dec 5

    Deal failure: possible causes and how to prevent it

    Deal failure: possible causes and how to prevent it
    While most M&A transactions start off hopeful, not all are destined for completion. Each year, a sizable number of deals are abandoned – and that number appears to be rising. A recent study published by the M&A Research Centre…
Rank this Week: 1462

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 3369

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
  • Dec 7

    Boardside Chat Today on Printed Publication Proof

    Boardside Chat Today on Printed Publication Proof
    Best Practices for Presenting Prior Art Join the PTAB for the final Boardside Chat webinar of 2017 today, Dec. 7 from noon-1 p.m. ET. The chat will discuss “Best Practices for Presenting Prior Art References and Proving a…
  • Dec 6

    Upcoming Webinars: Functional Claiming & PTAB Ethic

    Upcoming Webinars: Functional Claiming & PTAB Ethic
    Functional Claiming & PTAB Ethics in December For those seeking some CLE before the holiday break, there are some interesting webinars on the immediate horizon. Today, on the IPO Chat Channel, Functional Claiming After Mastermine…
  • Dec 5

    PTAB Collects Amici on Tribal Immunity Dispute

    PTAB Collects Amici on Tribal Immunity Dispute
    Tribal Immunity in Focus at PTAB Previously I explained that the 7th amendment argument in Oil States and the 11th amendment argument for sovereign immunity from the PTAB are both tied to the same basic, threshold premise — IPR is…
Rank this Week: 4357

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Dec 6

    How the Contextual Integrity Framework Helps Explain Children’s Understanding of Privacy and Security Online

    How the Contextual Integrity Framework Helps Explain Children’s Understanding of Privacy and Security Online
    This post discusses a new paper that will be presented at the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). I wrote this paper with co-authors Shalmali Naik, Utkarsha Devkar, Marshini Chetty, Tammy…
  • Nov 29

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates 2018-19

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates 2018-19
    The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting…
  • Nov 22

    AI and Policy Event in DC, December 8

    AI and Policy Event in DC, December 8
    Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) recently launched an initiative on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Public Policy.  On Friday, December 8, 2017, we’ll be in Washington DC talking…
Rank this Week: 405

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Dec 6

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
    What do Google, Ben and Jerry's and Creative Law Network all have in common? We all allow dogs in the workplace! According to a Pets at Work survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who brought their furry friends to work…
  • Oct 26

    Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission

    Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission
    A exciting special event is coming to Denver, and it's on a mission! Co-sponsored by the Consul General of Canada in Denver, with Denver Arts & Venues, along with other Denver sponsors such as The Music District and the…
  • Oct 25

    Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer

    Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer
    We are pleased and proud to announce that Dave Ratner has been named the Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer of 2017 by Law Week Colorado! The annual Law Week Colorado Awards compile input from peers and "Barristers"…
Rank this Week: 1851

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 895

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 6

    Frohe Festage und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!

    Frohe Festage und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!
    Steiger Legal wünscht Ihnen – ohne Wenn und Aber – eine schöne Adventszeit, frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute im neuen Jahr! Bild: Pixabay / congerdesign, Public Domain.
  • Dec 4

    Vorschussbetrug: Wer ist Stephanie, die Scammerin aus Abidjan, Elfenbeinküste?

    Vorschussbetrug: Wer ist Stephanie, die Scammerin aus Abidjan, Elfenbeinküste?
    Wer steckt hinter den E-Mails von Betrügern aus Nigeria und anderen westafrikanischen Staaten? Der deutsche Podcaster Christian Conradi hat seinen Spam für einmal nicht entsorgt, sondern den Kontakt mit einer …
  • Dec 3

    Thailand: Internationaler Markenschutz dank Mitgliedschaft beim Madrider System

    Thailand: Internationaler Markenschutz dank Mitgliedschaft beim Madrider System
    Das Königreich Thailand in Südostasien ist Mitglied beim Madrider System geworden, wie die die Weltorganisation für geistiges Eigentum (WIPO) mitgeteilt hat. Das entsprechende Madrider Protokoll trat für Thailand am…
Rank this Week: 2067

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Dec 6

    NYC’s Met Museum doesn’t bow down to censorship pressure

    NYC’s Met Museum doesn’t bow down to censorship pressure
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has decided not to take down a Balthus painting of a young girl, Thérèse Dreaming (1938), that an online petition calls “sexually suggestive”. It’s good to see that…
  • Nov 30

    Adidas settles IP dispute with Art Basel

    Adidas settles IP dispute with Art Basel
    Art Basel and its Swiss parent company, MCH group, have settled their legal case against Adidas over the limited edition trainers that the German sportswear giant designed using the art fair’s trademark. The shoes were distributed for…
  • Nov 29

    What’s with old artworks and copyright protection?

    What’s with old artworks and copyright protection?
    One question we’ve received after the mega-million da Vinci auction is whether that particular artwork is still protected by U.S. copyright laws. Here’s a timely overview that just may answer that nagging question.
Rank this Week: 4297

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 3532

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3534

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4586

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 1855

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 958

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & 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…
  • Nov 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Record companies look to benefit from the music industry disruptors Record companies are not renowned for embracing new…
  • Nov 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Producers’ and performers’ rights earnings see steady year Performance-rights distributions broke new records…
Rank this Week: 4284

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3388

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Dec 5

    Counterclaims and Affirmative Defenses: A Tale of Two Pleading

    Counterclaims and Affirmative Defenses: A Tale of Two Pleading
    Order re Defendant’s Second Motion to Dismiss & Strike Affirmative Defense, Summers Manufacturing Co., Inc., v. Tri County AG, LLC, et al.: 4:17-cv-00186-RGE-CFB (November 29, 2017) (S.D. Iowa, Judge Rebecca Ebinger) In patent…
  • Dec 1

    PTAB “Clarifies” Procedures for Motions to Amend

    PTAB “Clarifies” Procedures for Motions to Amend
    On November 21, 2017, the PTAB released its “Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products.”  This guidance states that a Patent Owner’s motion to amend now only has to meet the requirements of 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 29

    Reading The Tea Leaves: Concurrences Likely Coming In Oil States And SAS

    Reading The Tea Leaves: Concurrences Likely Coming In Oil States And SAS
    Oil States and SAS Institute appear likely to continue the Supreme Court’s practice of resolving patent cases with relatively brief unanimous (or largely unanimous) opinions that are accompanied by concurrence opinions expressing…
Rank this Week: 1579

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 696

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Dec 5

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing
    The new US Department of Justice antitrust leader says antitrust enforcers are too accommodating to IP implementers when in dispute with standard-essential patent owners. Instead, patent owners should be allowed to decide how they want to…
  • Nov 27

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?
    Think of the sharing economy and Uber is usually the first company that comes to mind. What could be more appropriate than providing the infrastructure for the service, while the drivers supply their own vehicles. As the middleman, Uber…
  • Nov 23

    Tickbox TV: Concerns for Content Owners, Cable, and Silicon Valley

    Tickbox TV: Concerns for Content Owners, Cable, and Silicon Valley
    Tickbox TV provides a set top box, which allows users to access content on the internet.  Apparently, the device can be used to access and display copyrighted content, such as movies and television shows, through the use of Kodi (an open…
Rank this Week: 1401

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2382

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Is the ADEC Logo too close?

    Is the ADEC Logo too close?
    A new political party has just emerged in South Africa and it is called the African Democratic Change (ADeC) lead by Dr Makhozi Khoza. It's new logo has caused some outcry and much attention for the new party. This is why:On the left hand…
  • Dec 2

    Has South Africa’s IP agenda been captured?

    Has South Africa’s IP agenda been captured?
    Recently Afro Leo caught up with Prof Sadulla Karjiker and Dr Madelein Kleyn to discuss the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law’s Commentary on South Africa’s Draft Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1 2017 (the…
  • Nov 16

    Zimbabwe: African Resilience Shines Through

    Zimbabwe: African Resilience Shines Through
    Brenda Matanga  sent Afro-IP a message today to re-assure the IP community and investors that Zimbabwe remains open for business.  “Its business as usual” she exclaimed as she updated on the Zimbabwe…
Rank this Week: 3098

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
  • Dec 4

    Artful Misrepresentations of UDRP Jurisprudence

    Artful Misrepresentations of UDRP Jurisprudence
    The jurisprudence applied in adjudicating disputes between mark owners and domain name holders under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is essentially a system that has developed from the ground up; it is Panel-made law based…
  • Nov 27

    Long-held Domain Names Transferred to Complainant

    Long-held Domain Names Transferred to Complainant
    There has lately been a number of long-held investor registered domain names transferred to complainants under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Two of the domain names were registered 23 years ago. This has provoked…
  • Nov 20

    Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Website

    Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Website
    Dictionary words, alone, combined as phrases, modified by other parts of speech, and single letters that function as marks also retain in parallel their common associations that others may use without offending third-party rights. As a rule…
Rank this Week: 4602

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident
    A car accident involving two Fort Lauderdale police officers occurred along Southeast 2nd Street and 3rd on Sunday morning.  In total, five people were transported from the scene due to the vehicle overturning.  The cause of the…
  • Nov 28

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead
    Two people were killed over the weekend when a man and woman’s vehicle sunk in a canal off of Interstate 75 in Broward County, Florida.  As reported, the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash to seek answers for the…
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
Rank this Week: 2386

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident
    A car accident involving two Fort Lauderdale police officers occurred along Southeast 2nd Street and 3rd on Sunday morning.  In total, five people were transported from the scene due to the vehicle overturning.  The cause of the…
  • Nov 28

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead
    Two people were killed over the weekend when a man and woman’s vehicle sunk in a canal off of Interstate 75 in Broward County, Florida.  As reported, the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash to seek answers for the…
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
Rank this Week: 2367

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Proving Nonuse Of A Trademark Prior To The Application Filing

    Proving Nonuse Of A Trademark Prior To The Application Filing
    The Opposer or Petitioner in a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) has the burden of proof to demonstrate there was no use of the mark in commerce prior to the time the trademark application was…
  • Nov 9

    Another Rejected Trademark Consent Agreement

    Another Rejected Trademark Consent Agreement
    Since the precedential decision of  In re Bay State Brewing Co., 119 USPQ2d 1958 (TTAB 2016), the Board has more carefully reviewed Consent Agreements. Some may say the TTAB has since been scrutinizing Consent Agreements, seeking to…
  • Oct 26

    Claiming Acquired Distinctiveness Based On Use Requires Continuous Use

    Claiming Acquired Distinctiveness Based On Use Requires Continuous Use
    In a recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) decision issued on October 13, 2017, the TTAB rejected the Applicant’s claim of acquired distinctiveness. See John Edward Guzman d/b/a Club Ed…
Rank this Week: 1945

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 325

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Getting the timing right for patent filing

    Getting the timing right for patent filing
    Securing effective patent rights is all about timing and information. The first patent application must contain enough information to permit a person of ordinary skill in the field to put the invention into practice. But that information must…
  • Dec 1

    Elot - Playing electronic lottery games unpatentable

    Elot - Playing electronic lottery games unpatentable
    Elot, Inc. [2017] APO 55 (7 November 2017): Summary:The Delegate of the Commissioner of Patents applied rules set out in Aerotel to determine the substance of the invention.The patent specification does not reveal any information that could…
  • Nov 17

    It's All About the Information

    It's All About the Information
    It is a general rule that you can't add further material to a patent application once the application is filed. This is particularly the case with international applications.   So, if you are thinking of instructing your patent…
Rank this Week: 4363

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Dec 1

    How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?

    How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?
    The time it can take for an estate to pass through probate court in Wisconsin depends on many factors including the size of the estate, debts to be paid, and whether or not any interested parties contest the language of the deceased’s…
  • Nov 30

    Who can Serve as the Executor to My Estate?

    Who can Serve as the Executor to My Estate?
    Picking an executor to your estate is an important part of your estate planning process and should be done with a lot of thought and consideration about who is best to carry out your final wishes and ensure posthumous dispersal of your…
  • Nov 24

    Do I Have to Pay Estate Taxes on My Inheritance?

    Do I Have to Pay Estate Taxes on My Inheritance?
    Receiving an inheritance in Wisconsin comes with many questions, including those about state and federal taxes. Fortunately for state residents, changes to federal tax laws in 2013 gave heirs a big break on how much tax may be levied against…
Rank this Week: 3072

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/01/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/01/17
    Miranda Mulholland brings crucial message to Ottawa in ‘Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace’ speech — “On Nov. 22, Miranda Mulholland brought an important and timely message to Ottawa as she delivered a keynote…
  • Nov 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17
    SCOTUSBlog Petition of the Day: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v Wall-Street.com — The US Copyright Act requires a copyright owner to register her copyright with the US Copyright Office before she can file an infringement lawsuit.…
  • Nov 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/10/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/10/17
    In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca — A very rare jury verdict finding a VARA violation. Eileen Kinsella of ArtNet reports, “The six-person jury found that real estate…
Rank this Week: 2776