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Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 15

    TWiL 426: A Sheepish Clone

    TWiL 426: A Sheepish Clone
    Professor Glenn McGee and Biohack author JD Lasica join Denise Howell and Matt Curtis to talk about bioethics in reproductive technology, designer babies, abandoned DNA and more! Photo by Jose Francisco Morales on Unsplash Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 8

    TWiL 425: 21st Century Prime Directive

    TWiL 425: 21st Century Prime Directive
    Denise Howell and Matt Curtis are joined by Stefan Szpajda and Kim Ellis to discuss where is "home" for a business? Also regulating companies in space, governing colonies on Mars and the Moon, and do we need a "Space Force?" Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 1

    TWiL 424: Stick to Excel

    TWiL 424: Stick to Excel
    Are you comfortable with AI generated art? It's here. Join Denise Howell, Christian Auty, and Matt Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. Is crypto a security under the SEC? Will your health records be stored on the…
Rank this Week: 777

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 631

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
  • Jun 14

    Senate Moves to Exclude Orange & Purple Book Patents from PTAB

    Senate Moves to Exclude Orange & Purple Book Patents from PTAB
    Senator Hatch Proposes PTAB Exception for Orange & Purple Book Patents As explained earlier this week in a study by my partner Filko Prugo, Orange & Purple Book patents fare no worse at the PTAB than in the courts. That said, some…
  • Jun 11

    The Fate of Orange & Purple Book Patents at the PTAB

    The Fate of Orange & Purple Book Patents at the PTAB
    Key Bio/Pharma Assets at the PTAB Through more focused strategy, patent owners have ensured that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings are not overwhelmingly fatal to Orange and Purple Book patents. In fact, patent invalidity rates…
  • Jun 7

    CAFC Clarifies SAS Impact on Pending Appeal

    CAFC Clarifies SAS Impact on Pending Appeal
    CAFC Has Jurisdiction Where SAS Relief Waived The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute has been immediate and far-reaching. As explained last week, the courts have quickly realized the import of this Patent Trial…
Rank this Week: 645

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 14

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other? Comparing two Art Law Resource

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other? Comparing two Art Law Resource
    By Jennie Nadel* New Kid on the Block Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) is a London-based website that provides users with updates on laws and regulations, published by Law Business Research and a number of other publications. The website,…
  • Jun 7

    May Flash: Basqui-what?

    May Flash: Basqui-what?
    By Shlomit Heering* A Case in Review: Neumann v. Sotheby’s, Inc., No. 652170/2018 The New York art-collecting Neumann family owns “one of the most staggering private collections of 20th-century art in the United…
  • May 17

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018
    By Stephanie Drawdy* The Art Business Conference, held in New York on April 17, was an ambitious day of discussion among art professionals who shared insight on the “ecosystem” of the art market. From the impact of technology on…
Rank this Week: 1079

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jun 14

    10 million patents: A celebration of American innovation

    10 million patents: A celebration of American innovation
    By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office The USPTO will first issue this new patent cover, designed in-house, for patent number 10 million on…
  • Jun 8

    From Seattle to Shanghai: Protecting America's IP at home and abroad

    From Seattle to Shanghai: Protecting America's IP at home and abroad
    By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO Director Andrei Iancu joins AIPLA Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson to talk IP and the U.S. patent…
  • May 14

    Innovation is alive and well in 2018

    Innovation is alive and well in 2018
    By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office   2018 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee for Nanocomposite Dental Materials, Sumita Mitra,…
Rank this Week: 705

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
Rank this Week: 647

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jun 13

    The View from Alexandria: New Perspectives at the USPTO

    The View from Alexandria: New Perspectives at the USPTO
    In late May, I attended the sixteenth annual Rocky Mountain IP Institute. I also spoke at the Institute about best practices for communicating between in-house team and outside counsel (more on that later). The Rocky Mountain IP Institute has…
  • Jun 11

    Chicago Federal Court “Under Seige” Waiting for New Judge

    Chicago Federal Court “Under Seige” Waiting for New Judge
    The Northern District of Illinois has a critical number of vacancies. Judge St. Eve just left for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Zagel took senior status in October 2016. Judge Zagel took senior status in March 2017 and passed away shortly…
  • May 25

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    TopstepTrader, LLC v. OneUp Trader, LLC, No. 17 C 4412, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 18, 2018) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted in part defendant OneUp Trader’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss and defendant…
Rank this Week: 800

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jun 12

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner
    Judge Richard Leon, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled today that the United States failed to persuade him to block AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner under antitrust law. See the 172-page opus…
  • Feb 28

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank
    Today, United States District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued LIBOR VII, in which the court granted class certification under Rule 23(b)(3) to a class of plaintiffs who bought over-the-counter instruments that paid…
  • Oct 29

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion
      This coming Thursday, I’ll give a talk about Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial at the University of Texas law school Civil Litigation Conference in Austin. My series of posts on the subject ends with this one —…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 680

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 11

    Binded.com not so bound

    Binded.com not so bound
    I raised concerns about Binded.com last August about the accuracy of its copyright registration service. What I didn’t expect is that registrations wouldn’t be submitted at all. To test Binded’s service last fall, I…
  • May 24

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee
    The Copyright Office (“CO”) is proposing a new fee schedule. The proposed fees reportedly would help the CO recover a significant part, though not the whole, of its costs. The CO is providing an…
  • May 17

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee
    Several years ago, I wrote about sovereign immunity protection that commit copyright infringement, along with a way for recovery for the infringement. Indiana courts recently confirmed that the law is valid there. Specifically, this issue…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 611

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

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

    PTAB to Consider When Conference Materials are Prior Art

    PTAB to Consider When Conference Materials are Prior Art
    Post By Blog Staff In a consolidated appeal from two related Patent Trial and Appeals Board (“PTAB”) decisions, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) affirmed-in-part and vacated-in-part the…
  • Jun 8

    Patent Eligibility of Bioinformatics Innovation

    Patent Eligibility of Bioinformatics Innovation
    Post By Sarah Dickhut Bioinformatics has increasingly become of interest in the last decade. Bioinformatics generally refers to the use of computational methods used to compile, analyze, visualize effects, and predict trends or outcomes…
  • Jun 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Means-Plus-Function Limitation

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Means-Plus-Function Limitation
    Post By Blog Staff On June 1st, in Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded a district court decision that several patent claims asserted against Apple Inc. were…
Rank this Week: 808

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jun 8

    Security Breach Responses — As Important and Difficult As Ever

    Security Breach Responses — As Important and Difficult As Ever
    This post originally appeared in the June edition of Cyber Law & Strategy. Somewhere today at least one data security breach is likely to happen. It might not have been publicized and may not have involved millions of records, but there…
  • Jun 6

    Webinar Recap! The Anatomy of a Trade Secret Audit

    Webinar Recap! The Anatomy of a Trade Secret Audit
    In Seyfarth’s third installment in its 2018 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Kate Perrelli, Dawn Mertineit, Justin Beyer, and Andrew Stark focused on trade secret audits, with an emphasis on the importance of a…
  • Jun 4

    Upcoming Webinar! Protecting Trade Secrets from Cyber and Other Threat

    Upcoming Webinar! Protecting Trade Secrets from Cyber and Other Threat
    Please join us for a one-hour CLE webinar on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 12:00 p.m. Central / 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Trade secrets are critical intellectual property for most businesses. The threat to trade secrets, whether…
Rank this Week: 937

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1082

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    GDPR – Data Protection Fee

    GDPR – Data Protection Fee
    The current system of registration for UK based data controllers was replaced by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) with effect from 25 May 2018. From that date, or once existing registrations come up…
  • May 11

    GDPR Marketing – Consent vs Legitimate Interest

    GDPR Marketing – Consent vs Legitimate Interest
    In my Quick GDPR Compliance Plan yesterday I suggested GDPR presents an opportunity for businesses to sharpen their approach towards marketing by being more strategic. So, what should you specifically do to be able to use the contact…
  • May 10

    Quick GDPR Compliance Plan.

    Quick GDPR Compliance Plan.
    In  Why GDPR? I explained what the General Data Protection Regulations are aiming to achieve because understanding its underlying principles and rationale is key to protecting data appropriately in the new regulatory environment. The…
Rank this Week: 656

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

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

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • May 31

    Young Violinist Invents Musical Solution For Arthritic Hand Sufferer

    Young Violinist Invents Musical Solution For Arthritic Hand Sufferer
    There is a famous expression that “youth is wasted on the young,” but whoever coined this term did not account for the amazing exploits of a young female Violinist from Minnesota who has set out to change the world of regenerative…
  • May 31

    Young Violinist Invents Musical Solution For Arthritic Hand Sufferer

    Young Violinist Invents Musical Solution For Arthritic Hand Sufferer
    There is a famous expression that “youth is wasted on the young,” but whoever coined this term did not account for the amazing exploits of a young female Violinist from Minnesota who has set out to change the world of regenerative…
  • May 1

    New Medical Device: Restoring Sight to the Blind

    New Medical Device: Restoring Sight to the Blind
    An intersection of far-sighted government regulation and American entrepreneurship is accelerating interest in an innovative medical device that offers promising hope for up to 6 million people suffering from partial blindness. An electronic…
Rank this Week: 927

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • May 31

    Section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act now allows small VC funds to have up to 250 investor

    Section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act now allows small VC funds to have up to 250 investor
    Those of you who work with investment funds will agree with me that this news is worth a separate blog posting.  The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") became law on May 24th, 2018.  The Act…
  • May 28

    There is No Such Thing as "Free"

    There is No Such Thing as "Free"
    Recently, as the digital asset industry is coming to terms with the increased regulatory scrutiny of the initial coin offerings, airdropping of tokens to US persons has gained popularity.  The main appeal, apart from the technological…
  • Feb 16

    State Securities Regulators Crack Down on Crypto

    State Securities Regulators Crack Down on Crypto
    In recent months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) have issued warnings to those involved in cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and…
Rank this Week: 653

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
  • May 30

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"
    Does legal education matter? In this lecture, Professor Todd Henderson presents some data on this question, using the behavior of corporate executives as an instrument. Looking at the 10% of large, public company CEOs who are lawyers, the…
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
Rank this Week: 841

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 28

    How To Enforce a Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement

    How To Enforce a Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement
    It happens to every business eventually. A rogue employee defects to a competitor and immediately starts soliciting the former employer’s customers and clients, using the former employer’s trade secrets or other confidential…
  • Apr 23

    Discovery Rule Extends Statute of Limitations in Fraud Case

    Discovery Rule Extends Statute of Limitations in Fraud Case
    The statute of limitations for fraud cases in Virginia is two years from the time the cause of action accrues. See Va. Code § 8.01-243. This is not necessarily two years from the time the fraud was committed. Fraud cases are subject to a…
  • Mar 17

    The Source of Duty Rule

    The Source of Duty Rule
    Zealous lawyers seeking to maximize their clients’ monetary recovery in court will often sue for as many different claims as their highly trained legal minds can conjure up. And they will usually try to come up with at least one viable…
Rank this Week: 583

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • May 7

    A Fork in the Blockchain: Income Tax and the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

    A Fork in the Blockchain: Income Tax and the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork
    On August 1, 2017, the Bitcoin blockchain experienced a hard fork. The hard fork, spurred by concerns over Bitcoin’s scalability, resulted in an entirely new blockchain and an accompanying new cryptocurrency: Bitcoin Cash. However, the…
  • May 7

    Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe: The Right to Anonymous Speech Post-Judgment

    Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe: The Right to Anonymous Speech Post-Judgment
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe addressed an issue of first impression in digital privacy law, finding that anonymous internet defendants do not automatically forfeit their First Amendment…
  • May 7

    Risk Assessment Algorithms: The Answer to an Inequitable Bail System?

    Risk Assessment Algorithms: The Answer to an Inequitable Bail System?
    Debate over pretrial detention began long before ratification of the Eighth Amendment, tracing its roots to the early English bail system. Despite this, approaches to the system have largely remained stagnant since passage of the Bail Reform…
Rank this Week: 984

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

https://www.faircompetitionlaw.com/
  • May 7

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban – UPDATE

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban – UPDATE
    Yesterday, I posted about the bills to ban noncompetes at the federal level: Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban. Only the House bill was available on line; the Senate bill was not. While the Senate bill remains unavailable…
  • May 6

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban
    On April 26, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Workforce Mobility Act to impose a federal ban on the use of employee noncompetes. A companion bill was introduced in the House…
  • Apr 19

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill
    On Tuesday, April 17, the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development favorably reported H.4419 to the House Steering, Policy and Scheduling. The new bill – which covers both…
Rank this Week: 622

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 12

    Canadian Trademarks Law: 2017 in Review

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

    2018 Global 500 Brands: Who Takes Prime Spot?

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

    Global 500 Brand Rankings Feature A Shift At The Top

    Global 500 Brand Rankings Feature A Shift At The Top
    Brand Finance has recently published its 2017 Global 500 Brand Rankings, where GOOGLE has overtaken APPLE in the number one spot for the world’s most valuable brand.  APPLE’s five year dominance at the number one ranking…
Rank this Week: 780

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Revenge of the Tweet

    Revenge of the Tweet
    Can republishing a tweet cost your business $150,000? By Peter Lemire According to a recent decision from the Southern District of New York, it certainly can. With the ever-present utilization of social media in modern-day online advertising…
  • Jan 17

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady
    Determining the meaning and value of the cryptocurrency By Kurt Leyendecker I am confused. Very confused. You see, I had a silly idea to write an article about the trademark rights associated with BITCOIN. I think I have less of an…
  • Jan 12

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed
    The March 2017 passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act protects people’s ability to share their honest opinions about a business’ products, services or conduct. By Peter Lemire There’s no doubt in today’s…
Rank this Week: 572

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 904

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Feb 28

    SOME CANTANKEROUS MUSINGS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO SPEED UP USCIS INCOMPETENCY

    SOME CANTANKEROUS MUSINGS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO SPEED UP USCIS INCOMPETENCY
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. For those of you who are unaware, on February 28, 2018 U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), both former chairmen of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced the Arts Require…
  • Feb 26

    CAN A U.S. ORCHESTRA REFUSE TO PAY A NON-U.S. MUSICIAN?

    CAN A U.S. ORCHESTRA REFUSE TO PAY A NON-U.S. MUSICIAN?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein Dear Law and Disorder: I am a musician on an O-1 visa that my agent got for me. It covers multiple engagements. Last September, I was hired to be a section musician with an orchestra. They have been paying me up…
  • Sep 27

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!
    Just a quick update for those of you wondering about the arts implications of the revised travel ban: Aside from adding North Korea and Venezuela (with the latter not actually be a “real” ban) to the list, everything else is…
Rank this Week: 845

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
  • Feb 26

    ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Sony In Certain Wireless Headsets (337-TA-943)

    ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Sony In Certain Wireless Headsets (337-TA-943)
    On February 26, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 24 in Certain Wireless Headsets (Inv. No. 337-TA-943).By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2014 complaint filed by One-E-Way, Inc. of Pasadena,…
  • Feb 26

    ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Sony In Certain Wireless Headsets (337-TA-943)

    ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Sony In Certain Wireless Headsets (337-TA-943)
    On February 26, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 24 in Certain Wireless Headsets (Inv. No. 337-TA-943).By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2014 complaint filed by One-E-Way, Inc. of Pasadena,…
  • Feb 21

    ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Bar Code Readers (337-TA-1061)

    ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Bar Code Readers (337-TA-1061)
    On February 21, 2018, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 22 in Certain Bar Code Readers, Scan Engines, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1061).By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 23,…
Rank this Week: 545

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 798

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1060

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: 905

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
Rank this Week: 759

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 852

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 29

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 15

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 1057

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
Rank this Week: 628

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 874

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

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

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 885

Honoring the Inventor

Honoring the Inventor

Spotlights inventors and patents.

http://honoringtheinventor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Things That You Can Do To Become Successful In Internet Marketing by Rusty Wimberly

    Things That You Can Do To Become Successful In Internet Marketing by Rusty Wimberly
    Some say that innovation is dead and that the world has changed, but one look at huge ideas like Twitter and Facebook pretty much squashes that rumor. If you think you have the next big idea or even if you want to start a basic, small…
  • Nov 19

    Try These Suggestions For Bettering Your Home by Buck Newcombe

    Try These Suggestions For Bettering Your Home by Buck Newcombe
    For the budget acutely aware purchaser, there are some good drills to be found for around 52. One of many high reviewed is the Hitachi DS12DVF3 drill. The Hitachi weighs in at 1.59kg., mainly due to the heavier nickel-cadmium battery. It…
  • Oct 7

    Equipment Elements and Electrical Accessories For Dwelling Home Equipment by Buck Newcombe

    Equipment Elements and Electrical Accessories For Dwelling Home Equipment by Buck Newcombe
    Are you tired of shopping for a cordless drill with a superb one? Learn how to buy energy tools for heavy responsibility jobs or lighter job and small household duties? In a wide range of household duties, you'll be able to used a robust…
Rank this Week: 964

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 574

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
Rank this Week: 609

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 743

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Apr 20

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?
    My last post on Patent No. 9,000,000 generated some buzz in a few circles, including some places that are historically not so friendly to the patent system. But while it seems indiputable that the PTO gave a little special attention...
  • Apr 7

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)
    Patent No. 9,000,000 issued today. It’s a pretty cool invention on a system for replenishing your car's washer fluid. And it’s actually being developed and marketed (the company says it has a “fully functional…
  • Mar 31

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent
    "And when she got there, the cupboard was bare..." I didn’t grow up with Walmart. As I wrote six years ago (to the day!), Meijer was more than enough Big Box for us. In fact, the full Walmart still isn’t...
Rank this Week: 512

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 1012

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 603

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 877

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 976

Global General Counsel

Global General Counsel

Covers corporate legal matters and intellectual property law. By Laura Peter.

http://globalgeneralcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System
    On June 29, 2012, EU leaders reached agreement on the location of a new European patent court. The court will be split between three seats, with London, Paris and Munich each handling a distinct function.
  • Jan 24

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll
    I saw this article from the Wall Street Journal (dated January 23, 2012): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173402442681284.html
  • Jan 10

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition
    As a firm believer in the duty of every practicing lawyer to coach and mentor the next generation of good lawyers, I fully support practicing lawyers engaging with law students to help them advance their art and expertise. I was requested to…
Rank this Week: 871