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Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Sep 14

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan
    Title: Developing a Breach Response Plan Description: This webinar discusses the key components necessary to build an effective Breach Response Plan and how said plan interacts with other components of your HIPAA Compliance Initiative…
  • Aug 20

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan
    This Post contains access to the new HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan. The HIPAA Implementation Project Plan is organized by Chunks/Sprints to support rapid completion your HIPAA Compliance Initiative ("HCI"). High-Level Tracks…
  • Aug 13

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data
    At the HIPAA Survival Guide and the Digital Business Law Group we are starting to grapple with the much broader question of when state laws require breach notification. As the NCSL states in their overview on this topic: Forty-eight…
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Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 13

    Upcoming Webinar! Protecting Trade Secrets in the Social Media Age

    Upcoming Webinar! Protecting Trade Secrets in the Social Media Age
    Social media and related issues in the workplace can be a headache for employers. There is no denying that social media has transformed the way that companies conduct business. In light of the rapid evolution of social media, companies today…
  • Sep 6

    Wisconsin High Court Affirms High Summary Judgment Bar to Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim

    Wisconsin High Court Affirms High Summary Judgment Bar to Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
    A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Wisconsin affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a defendant accused of conspiring to misappropriate its competitor’s trade secrets. By a 4-3 decision in North…
  • Sep 5

    File Share Platforms and Business Risk

    File Share Platforms and Business Risk
    The use of open file sharing platforms in business continues to increase in 2017; Dropbox alone has over 200,000 active business accounts. Unfortunately, the convenience of these platforms and the increase in use by businesses attracts the…
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Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3529

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Final judgment and permanent injunction filing details the end of Youtube-mp3.org Almost exactly one year ago, the RIAA,…
  • Sep 1

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded-music sales in Japan head for lengthy period of stagnation The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has…
  • Jul 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU committees’ views on upload filters highlight differing attitudes to modern copyright protection The European…
Rank this Week: 4298

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 12

    Obviousness is based on path PHOSITA would have taken

    Obviousness is based on path PHOSITA would have taken
    A factor in analyzing obviousness Obviousness is based, in part, on the path a person having ordinary skill in the art (PHOSITA) would have taken based on the prior art, and not the path the inventor actually took. In the following case, the…
  • Sep 1

    USPTO REPORT ON PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER

    USPTO REPORT ON PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER
    Basis for patent eligibility standards In July 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published its PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER: REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.  For those in the life science and…
  • Aug 9

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent
    Types of intellectual property rights Four main types of intellectual property rights are used to protect products: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. The product may be protected by one or more of these types of intellectual…
Rank this Week: 4613

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material
    In Parker v. Paypal, the court dismissed an individual author’s suit against Amazon for hosting an infringing copy of his copyrighted work, deciding that ISPs actions in merely hosting the infringing work did not cause "in some…
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
Rank this Week: 163

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 12

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

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

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 302

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/
Rank this Week: 3578

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Trade Marks and Passing off - Coreix Ltd v Coretx Holdings Plc and Other

    Trade Marks and Passing off - Coreix Ltd v Coretx Holdings Plc and Other
    Author BigRizLicence: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3,0 Unported Jane Lambert Intellectual Property Enterprise Court  Coreix Ltd v Coretx Holdings Plc and others [2017] EWHC 1695 (IPEC) Mr…
  • Sep 8

    When it comes to the Crunch: CRUNCH MORTGAGES and bad faith

    When it comes to the Crunch: CRUNCH MORTGAGES and bad faith
    The IPO in Newport - where the hearing officers are to be found Crown CopyrightLicensed by the IPO Jane Lambert An exception to the rule that a trade mark registration cannot be challenged for non-use in the first 5 years…
  • Sep 2

    Database Rights and Copyright: Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening

    Database Rights and Copyright: Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening
    Jane Lambert High Court, Chancery Division, Technomed Ltd and Another v Bluecrest Health Screening Ltd and Another   [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch) (24 Aug 2017)  Coram David Stone sitting as a judge of the High Court This was an…
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brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
Rank this Week: 2947

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2472

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 8

    Dr. Phil Serves Bitter Pill to Woman Who Stole Nine Seconds of Footage

    Dr. Phil Serves Bitter Pill to Woman Who Stole Nine Seconds of Footage
    Television host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw got just what the doctor ordered when a district court in Texas awarded summary judgment on Dr. Phil’s copyright claim against the woman who sued him in 2015 for alleged false…
  • Aug 31

    The Risks and Rewards of Broadway Front Money

    The Risks and Rewards of Broadway Front Money
    Financing structures for plays and musicals are unique. While they are in some ways similar to motion picture financing, live theatre has its own set of customs and practices that can be confusing to first time investors. A client recently…
  • Aug 18

    Creator of NBA 2K16 Warns Tattoo Lawsuit Could Leave Lasting Impression

    Creator of NBA 2K16 Warns Tattoo Lawsuit Could Leave Lasting Impression
    A multi-million dollar lawsuit for copyright infringement against Take Two Software, the creators of NBA 2K16 has proved to be anything but a slam dunk.  The alleged infringement concerns player avatars displaying tattoos worn by several…
Rank this Week: 1966

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/
  • Sep 8

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard
    Earlier this summer the Board relied on the “Something More” standard in reversing a refusal to register a trademark for beer. See In re Iron Hill Brewery, LLC, Serial No. 86682532 (July 28, 2017). The Applicant was seeking to…
  • Aug 18

    The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents Is Alive And Well

    The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents Is Alive And Well
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a decision two days ago that reaffirmed to trademark practitioners that the doctrine of foreign equivalents must be seriously considered when conducting trademark…
  • Jul 31

    After CAFC’s Decision In Earnhardt, TTAB Must Take Greater Care In Surname Determination

    After CAFC’s Decision In Earnhardt, TTAB Must Take Greater Care In Surname Determination
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Board’s findings in Teresa H. Earnhardt v. Kerry Earnhardt, Inc., Opposition Nos. 91205331 and 91205338 (February 26, 2016). The Applicant sought to…
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Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Sep 8

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?
    People who believe their professional reputations or personal integrity have been unfairly impugned by materials anonymously posted on the internet are not defenseless against their unnamed tormentors. Is it possible to discover the identity…
  • Aug 14

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?
    This is an easy one. No. By definition, defamation is a false statement of fact, which damages another’s reputation or character. So, telling someone to eat shit, which is nothing but a more colorful way of saying ‘go fly a…
  • Aug 1

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?
    Spoiler alert: It depends. The short, easy answer is, yes, the First Amendment protects your right to film the actions of on-duty police officers, but the right is not without limits. The most common limitation on filming is when it…
Rank this Week: 2730

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Sep 8

    Prompt Information Disclosure Statement

    Prompt Information Disclosure Statement
    An IDS is often submitted with the initial filing of a patent application; it will disclose a list of patents, patent application publications, and other documents relevant to patentability.
  • Aug 22

    Firm Quoted in Newspaper Regarding Recycling

    Firm Quoted in Newspaper Regarding Recycling
    Tom Galvani was recently interviewed for the firm's efforts as a Green Business Leader in Phoenix.
  • Jun 30

    Green Business Certification

    Green Business Certification
    This week the law firm was recognized as a Green Business by the City of Phoenix. We are the second law firm in Phoenix to be recognized for its efforts in diverting material away from area landfills. We emphasize all three important elements…
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Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3601

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge

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

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?
    Dear Rich: I was one of the co-stars in The Virginian TV series and a friend who is creating a Wiki page for me (about to publish my first novel) and asked if the publicity photos taken of me back in the mid-60s were my property or had the…
  • Aug 17

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an 84-page culinary history book proposing that Trader Joe's changed the way America eats. I self-published it recently (as it is their 50th anniversary this year.) The book analyzes a March 1982 flyer, which TJ's had…
Rank this Week: 1098

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
  • Sep 7

    Back to School Edition: Trade Secrets Go Off to College

    Back to School Edition: Trade Secrets Go Off to College
    After the long break, students have returned to colleges and universities across the country where they will trade late summer nights out with friends for tossing Frisbees on the quad.  As classes begin, we at TSW wanted to take a moment…
  • Aug 30

    EU Study: Trade Secrets Top Patents in European Union

    EU Study: Trade Secrets Top Patents in European Union
    Just as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has shown a keen interest in better understanding policy concerns and the needs of business stakeholders in the area of trade secrets (see our coverage of both USPTO symposia here and here) against…
  • Aug 25

    TOTAL ECLIPSE EDITION: Trade Secret Disputes That Are Out of This World

    TOTAL ECLIPSE EDITION: Trade Secret Disputes That Are Out of This World
    Take off your eclipse glasses, close that NASA photo gallery, and stop thinking about how “path of totality” would make an awesome band name: it’s time to get back to work. As the country recovers from Eclipse Mania 2017, we…
Rank this Week: 1935

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 6

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam
    The First Amendment and boundaries of free speech are on everyone’s minds these days, and the trademark world is no exception. In what is being considered a touchdown (pun 100% intended) for trademark owners, the Supreme Court recently…
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
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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
  • Sep 6

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. We hope everyone had a great summer. Sorry we haven’t posted in a while, but we’ve been a bit “pre-occupied” with in the world of artist visas. It seems something changes every time…
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
  • Mar 10

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Here we go again… On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order regarding US immigration to replace the previous Executive Order of January 27, 2017. The new Order takes effect on March…
Rank this Week: 1159

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1772

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Copyright Infringement and the Snow Globe Cupcake War

    Copyright Infringement and the Snow Globe Cupcake War
    It is important to identify potential intellectual property protection early on By Peter Lemire One thing is for certain in the intellectual property world – no one likes the feeling that someone has stolen something. For business…
  • Jul 18

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon
    What, aside from words and logos, can be trademarked? By Kurt Leyendecker Gene Simmons (of the rock band, “Kiss,” fame) recently filed a trademark application for the registration of a variation of the “devil horns”…
  • Jun 19

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal
    Employ smart shopping tactics to the patent acquisition process By Kurt Leyendecker Every three to 10 years, the average consumer embarks on the process of buying a shiny new (or new-used) car. There are many decisions to be made as to the…
Rank this Week: 2303

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3757

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim
    Existential threshold The number of companies that can bring treble-damages claims against drug manufacturers for violating federal antitrust law has dwindled. The scarcity has grown so acute that last week it crossed an existential…
  • Aug 28

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla
    U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled on August 28, 2017 that a class of 24 to 25 direct purchasers did not satisfy the “numerosity” requirement of Rule 23(a)(1) for class certification. Florence Drug Co. of…
  • Aug 27

    Big Pharma Faces More Pay-for-Delay Fallout

    Big Pharma Faces More Pay-for-Delay Fallout
    Pay-for-delay Listen up, direct purchasers of pharmaceuticals. Since 2013, pay-for-delay antitrust cases against Big Pharma could succeed if they alleged that a brand-name drug company had made “large and unjustified”…
Rank this Week: 1661

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/
  • Sep 2

    Remedies for Revenge Porn

    Remedies for Revenge Porn
    Most laws were written before people started texting naked pictures of each other on their phones. No one had heard of so-called revenge porn until around 2010, when the controversial website “Is Anyone Up?” launched, allowing…
  • Jun 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
  • May 23

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia
    Actual fraud is defined in Virginia as a misrepresentation of a material fact, made knowingly and intentionally, with the intent to mislead another person, when the person to whom the misrepresentation was made reasonably relies on that…
Rank this Week: 265

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 31

    EU TRADEMARK REFORMS: FURTHER CHANGES APPLYING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2017

    EU TRADEMARK REFORMS: FURTHER CHANGES APPLYING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2017
    By: Karine Disdier-Mikus, Dr. Ulrike Gruebler, and Désirée Fields EU trademark law is currently undergoing the biggest reform in its history. 1 October 2017 marks another important milestone in the implementation of the EU…
  • Jul 10

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada
    By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search…
  • Jun 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional
    By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Training Teachers to Educate the Next Generation of Entrepreneur

    Training Teachers to Educate the Next Generation of Entrepreneur
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO As students are starting the school year, teachers are heading back with new lesson plans, some of…
  • Aug 24

    Avoiding Intellectual Property Theft Abroad

    Avoiding Intellectual Property Theft Abroad
    Guest blog by Director of the Texas Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Hope Shimabuku Overseas markets present some of the best economic opportunities for U.S. companies, and at the same time can pose some of the greatest…
  • Aug 16

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Small businesses and independent inventors both serve a vital role in our nation’s economy. And, helping those with limited resources is an important goal of the United States…
Rank this Week: 711

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4590

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/
  • Aug 30

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor
    After two decades working with incredible medical entrepreneurs around the country, I would like to share you with you some of the most challenging aspects of getting your new medical device invention to market. Bear in mind that although…
  • Jul 27

    Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!

    Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!
    Tomorrow’s millionaires (and billionaires!) are not the ones with the most real estate, physical equipment or assets but the ones with the innovative ideas or what we eloquently call “Intellectual Property”. Think about…
  • Jun 26

    New Amazon Best Seller: Escaping The Gray – When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is the Only Option

    New Amazon Best Seller: Escaping The Gray – When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is the Only Option
    John Rizvi’s new book “Escaping The Gray – When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is the Only Option” has risen to the top of the best seller list on Amazon resonating with medical & dental inventors who have…
Rank this Week: 4148

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Aug 29

    Are Means-Plus-Function Claims Reasonably Certain to Require Tables of Support?

    Are Means-Plus-Function Claims Reasonably Certain to Require Tables of Support?
    Are Means-Plus-Function Claims Reasonably Certain to Require Tables of Support?David OrangeThe most likely victims of the Supreme Court’s Nautilus v. Biosig decision appear unaware of their fate. When the Court explained that patent…
  • Aug 23

    Patentee's Monetary Recovery From An Infringer - A Revisit

    Patentee's Monetary Recovery From An Infringer - A Revisit
    Patentee's Monetary Recovery From An Infringer - A RevisitRichard L. Stroup, Cecilia Sanabria, Kelly C. Lu, & Daniel G. Chung In 1977, the original article was published in this Journal, authored by a younger version of one of…
  • Aug 15

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material
    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Materials Tom Brody Claims can be drafted to require a parameter associated with a value (number), range, or algorithm. Where a claim includes a parameter associated with…
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J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Aug 29

    Second Annual Gala 4 Goal

    Second Annual Gala 4 Goal
    J. Paye & Associates is a proud sponsor of The Sanneh Foundation Second Annual Gala 4 Goals. The Sanneh Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established by Tony Sanneh, Former Major League Soccer Player and member of the 2002 U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
    “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show Empire shows us…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 3379

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Ain’t Dere No More

    Ain’t Dere No More
    New Orleans is full of old companies and brand names that simply ain’t dere no more. Can someone besides the original company make the old brand come back? Sometimes, the answer is yes, other times, the answer is no.…
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
Rank this Week: 1782

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Is the Public Services Card Mandatory to access state services?

    Is the Public Services Card Mandatory to access state services?
    Over the last week there has been much controversy over the decision of the Department of Social Protection that the ‘Public Services Card’ is mandatory. It is mandatory, they say, not only to claim a social welfare benefit, but…
  • Aug 2

    New ‘egovernment’ strategy is a national identity card by the back door

    New ‘egovernment’ strategy is a national identity card by the back door
    The government has promised that the Public Services Card would not be mandatory. But now the government has put forward an ‘eGovernment strategy’ that will force every citizen, young or old, rich or poor to have this card. You…
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
Rank this Week: 1446

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: 368

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
  • Aug 26

    meet my $3000 facial cream

    meet my $3000 facial cream
    ​I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, but I just bought a $3000 facial cream. Actually, it's a bit more complicated, but this story demonstrates the brokenness of our healthcare system.​IN SEARCH OF A CUREThe saga began yesterday when my…
  • Aug 25

    meet my $3000 face cream

    meet my $3000 face cream
    ​I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, but I just bought a $3000 face cream. Actually, it's a bit more complicated, and I didn't pay the full price, but it clearly demonstrates how broken our healthcare industry really is.​IN SEARCH OF A…
  • Jan 20

    GENERAL PATTON’S FINAL BATTLE  - PUBLICITY RIGHTS OF DEPARTED CELEBRITIES IN VIDEO GAMES

    GENERAL PATTON’S FINAL BATTLE  - PUBLICITY RIGHTS OF DEPARTED CELEBRITIES IN VIDEO GAMES
    [...]
Rank this Week: 3354

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Could the Heirs of the Sculptor of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Prevent Its Alteration?

    Could the Heirs of the Sculptor of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Prevent Its Alteration?
    The Confederate Memorial Carving on Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a colossal, high-relief sculpture – the largest in the world – of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, prancing about on horseback in grand…
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 2640

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

https://blog.lrrc.com/ip/
  • Aug 24

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?
    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh (June 1888). It is extremely difficult to secure trademark rights to a single color. Success stories are few and far between. Recently, General Mills,…
  • Aug 16

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data
    Last Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived a California man’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo, Inc. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA regulates any “consumer reporting…
  • Aug 9

    Problematic or Prophetic?

    Problematic or Prophetic?
    The decision by Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas, in Raytheon Company v. Cray, Inc., has generated much discussion and misleading commentary. Judge Gilstrap denied Cray’s Motion to Dismiss for lack of personal…
Rank this Week: 606

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: 3527

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?
    If an infringer copies your patented invention, a judge should make them stop, right?   Not necessarily. An order from a judge directing someone to do or not do something (such as to stop infringing your patent) is called an…
  • Aug 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement
    Dear Doc:   I’ve heard that when the Post Office makes a mistake in printing a stamp, they can really increase in value. I’ve also heard that the USPS made a whopper of a mistake that is headed for court soon. What can you…
  • Aug 4

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office
    At Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, we spend a lot of time reviewing office actions issued to clients who filed trademarks on their own or with a trademark service like LegalZoom or Trademarkia. Registration services provide only the bare…
Rank this Week: 172

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 2163

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget
    I have the pleasure of speaking at Content Marketing World next month, in part, about the FTC rules that apply to advertising. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose The key to complying with the FTC rules for native advertising it to always disclose…
  • Aug 8

    Model Release and Regret

    Model Release and Regret
    Recently, I received an email from a photographer (not my client) who had a question about the validity of model releases. As I understood the situation, he hired a model (over age 18) to do a photoshoot at his studio. The model was…
  • May 29

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter
    Phoenix Comicon nearly started with a bang – literally. On the first day of the con, Mathew Sterling, arrived at the Phoenix Convention Center with a loaded shotgun, three handguns, and knives, allegedly intending to kill actor…
Rank this Week: 3447

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Aug 14

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show
    What Happens Now that Prince's Heirs Are Determined?More than a year after Prince's death, the court certified Prince's heirs as his sister and five, half siblings. Under Minnesota law, half siblings are treated equally with full siblings for…
  • Aug 4

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • Jul 14

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 1774

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.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 4378