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Automating Invention

Automating Invention

Covers computers, invention, and the law. By Robert Plotkin.

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

    Biological Models for Robot Design

    Biological Models for Robot Design
    MIT professor Sanbae Kim is studying the animal kingdom to find biological models for robot designs. Working with Stanford professor Mark Cutosky, Kim has designed robots like the Stickybot, named... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 29

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software
    Automatic program repair has long been a goal in the software industry. Finding and fixing bugs is currently a manual operation that represents a major portion of the software development life... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 15

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize
    The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) blog recently examined the role of monetary prize awards as an incentive for encouraging research in technical fields. In September, Netflix awarded a $1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 1074

The DCC Blawg

The DCC Blawg

By the Digital Curation Centre.

http://dccblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Final post

    Final post
    A short and final post to let you know the DCC Blawg has come to an end. As part of the Phase III restructuring of the DCC there will be some changes in the coming months. One of these is that the DCC will no longer have a legal…
  • Oct 19

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue
    The Digital Lives Project has just released what looks to be a very useful and comprehensive discussion paper on Legal and Ethical Issues authored by Andrew Charlesworth.
  • Oct 15

    New data protection resource

    New data protection resource
    The DCC has published a new standards watch paper on BS 10012 Data Protection — Specification for a Personal Information Management System.
Rank this Week: 552

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 847

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Oct 19

    Google Wins Genericide Trademark Case

    Google Wins Genericide Trademark Case
    IPNews® - A case challenging the registered Google trademark has been declined for review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involved whether a trademark owner should lose rights in instances when the trademark is frequently used as a…
  • Oct 4

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit
    IPNews® Just in time for Halloween, a costume manufacturer company has sued Kmart over a banana suit costume.   The manufacturer is alleging that Kmart has committed copyright infringement among other claims.  Because the…
  • Sep 27

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle
    IPNews® - Jaguar Land Rover filed several trademark applications to protect its infamous automobile designs after a new threat has appeared. Jim Ratcliffe, billionaire owner of Ineos, announced that he plans to form an automotive team to…
Rank this Week: 3453

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 19

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
    This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it…
  • Oct 19

    Expanding E-Verify is a Privacy Disaster in the Making

    Expanding E-Verify is a Privacy Disaster in the Making
    E-Verify is a massive federal data system used to verify the eligibility of job applicants to work in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Social…
  • Oct 17

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA
    A coalition of civil liberties groups in South Dakota is sending a clear message to Senator John Thune: don’t turn your back on our right to assemble online. The ACLU of South Dakota, Indivisible 605, Indivisible Rapid City, and Queer…
Rank this Week: 2119

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 2026

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 19

    When the Cost of Free is Too High

    When the Cost of Free is Too High
    The cost of free keeps rising and there's no end in sight. Maybe it's time to try something novel: Getting people to pay for content. The post When the Cost of Free is Too High appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 19

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel
    VidAngel declares bankruptcy to stall copyright case, Ripoff Report emerges victorious at appeals court and software maker claims copyright in output. The post 3 Count: Bankrupt Angel appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 17

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box
    Film studios team with Amazon and Netflix to sue Tickbox, Epic Games sues two alleged Fortnite cheaters and Aboriginal artist's estate gets rights back. The post 3 Count: Tick Tock Box appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 3924

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Oct 19

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear
    The importance of a clear and well executed public relations strategy can sometimes be overlooked when a corporation is in the middle of negotiating a merger or acquisition. However, involving your PR team early on in the transaction can pay…
  • Oct 17

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017
    As the Globe and Mail reports, Thomson Reuters has recently released figures for Canadian mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. The figures show that while the volume of deals involving Canadian companies in the third quarter…
  • Oct 12

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie
    The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology over the past several years has shaken up the financial services sector in unprecedented fashion, in a corner of the Canadian economy that has been notoriously slow to adopt and…
Rank this Week: 1597

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2142

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
  • Oct 19

    Trade Secret Misappropriation by Ex-Employees in China: How to Confront “Inside Theft”

    Trade Secret Misappropriation by Ex-Employees in China: How to Confront “Inside Theft”
    Article 123 of the General Provisions of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China (effective Oct. 1, 2017) confirmed that trade secrets are intellectual property, signifying China’s recognition of the importance of trade…
  • Oct 3

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which just began a new term on Monday with a full complement of nine justices, is expected to soon decide whether it will hear the appeal of David Nosal, the former Korn Ferry executive whose conviction under the…
  • Sep 29

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret
    Competition from Chinese companies shows no signs of slowing. Likewise, allegations of trade secret theft against Chinese companies are increasingly common. In this case, the U.S. Department of Justice linked allegations of trade secret theft…
Rank this Week: 1942

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Oct 19

    Time is of the essence

    Time is of the essence
    I have reported earlier on this Blog here about the time limits and possible  extensions that parties should expect in proceedings at the FPC, subject to exceptions as set forth in Art. 7 of the Guidelines on Proceedings. This list has…
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
Rank this Week: 1681

FPC Review

FPC Review

Summarizes and comments on decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court, the only court of first instance in Switzerland in patent infringement and nullity cases. It also reports on public hearings. By Martin Wilming.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Oct 19

    Time is of the essence

    Time is of the essence
    I have reported earlier on this Blog here about the time limits and possible  extensions that parties should expect in proceedings at the FPC, subject to exceptions as set forth in Art. 7 of the Guidelines on Proceedings. This list has…
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
Rank this Week: 2112

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 18

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 2

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 2
    In Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1, we looked at the four major types of trial witnesses. We also sketched “some of the more significant ethical considerations that govern your dealings with each category”.…
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1810

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Lassé(e) des bouchons et des transports bondés ? Envie d’air des montagnes et de ciel bleu ? A.P.I. Conseil recherche pour son siège à Pau un(e) ingénieur Brevet ayant 2 à 4 ans…
  • Oct 17

    T231/13 : présentation d'information

    T231/13 : présentation d'information
    La revendication 1 de la première requête subsidiaire était ainsi libellée: A process operatively coupled to a microscope device, the device configured to calculate values for variables wherein the variables…
  • Oct 15

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière
    Pour répondre à une objection de clarté en examen, la titulaire, alors demanderesse, avait précisé en revendication 1 que la perméabilité à l'air du vêtement revendiqué…
Rank this Week: 4034

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 18

    Hausfriedensbruch: Besucherin wollte Gefängnis nicht verlassen

    Hausfriedensbruch: Besucherin wollte Gefängnis nicht verlassen
    Es kommt selten vor, dass jemand ein Gefängnis nicht freiwillig verlassen möchte und dadurch Hausfriedensbruch begeht. Es kommt noch seltener vor, dass jemand unbedingt in ein Gefängnis zurückkehren möchte…
  • Oct 16

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?
    Wer Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) für einen Onlineshop benötigt, kann sich solche AGB beispielsweise von einem Rechtsanwalt massschneidern lassen oder online eine Standardvorlage kaufen – oder…
  • Oct 4

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?
    Die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der Europäischen Union (EU-DSGVO) ist ab dem 25. Mai 2018 anwendbar. Damit wird das Datenschutzrecht in der EU vollständig erneuert. Die EU-DSGVO ist voraussichtlich für die…
Rank this Week: 2236

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Oct 18

    Presenting at Braintree Business Incubator on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – November 15, 2017.

    Presenting at Braintree Business Incubator on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – November 15, 2017.
    PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS Every business has intellectual property (IP), in one form or another. Protecting IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters.…
  • Oct 12

    Ward Law Office LLC

    Ward Law Office LLC
    Ward Law Office LLC is a boutique law firm specializing in the practice of patent and trademark law. We are committed to providing inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses with personal and professional services. To learn more, visit us…
  • Oct 12

    They Invented What? (No. 21)

    They Invented What? (No. 21)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: JW Note:  In light of the upcoming Halloween, I considered this an appropriate “TIW?”.  Enjoy! U.S. Pat. No. 6,725,510:  Inclining…
Rank this Week: 1296

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3515

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2778

Scott & Scott, LLP Blog

Scott & Scott, LLP Blog

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

http://scottandscottllp.com/blogs/
  • Oct 18

    Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond

    Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond
    Many of our clients have been contacting us in recent weeks (mid-late 2017) regarding notices they received from Microsoft requesting an internal self-assessment of their license positions under their Services Provider License Agreements…
  • Oct 4

    Robert J. Scott to Present “Insurance Requirement Provisions in Technology Contracts”

    Robert J. Scott to Present “Insurance Requirement Provisions in Technology Contracts”
    Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of technology law firm Scott & Scott, LLP will address the missing ingredient in most technology contracts on October 5 in a Strafford CLE Webinar entitled “Insurance Requirement Provisions in…
  • Sep 28

    When to Buy vs. Uninstall in Software Audit

    When to Buy vs. Uninstall in Software Audit
    One of the most common mistakes I encounter in software audits is what I call the post-effective date software buying spree. The buying spree occurs in response to a letter from a publisher or publisher’s attorneys requesting a self…
Rank this Week: 1559

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Halloween Trademarks 2017 Edition

    Halloween Trademarks 2017 Edition
    While no one asked for it – here it is – 2017 Edition of Spooky Trademarks.  SHRED BUNDY – Tasteless on so many levels   LIFE AND DEATH – That’s just weird – listed services sound very…
  • Oct 13

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work

    Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Work
    NewsNet Issue 686 October 12, 2017 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Works The United States Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for a limited number of…
  • Oct 10

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A

    Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers – Q&A
    I’m a Teacher, so copyright laws don’t apply – Right?? Answer “Face to Face” exception Well – sometimes.  While it is true that there are exceptions to the rules regarding use of copyright protected…
Rank this Week: 3674

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/
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
  • Sep 27

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?
    When copyright protection was created in the late 1700s, it was for books, and poetry, and other written works. After all, Thomas Edison didn’t invent the phonograph until almost a century later, and sound recordings weren’t…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2767

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 1429

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Oct 17

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China
    17 Seconds #41 The most important thing for startups to do is to inject IP thinking into their product launch process. Before any new product (or an improvement to an existing product) is launched (i.e. sold, offered for sale, publicly used,…
  • Sep 17

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing
    17 Seconds #40 , Intentional IP = Intentional Patents + Intentional Trademarks Clocktower Law‘s approach to patent law and trademark law is to encourage our (mostly startup) clients to inject IP planning into the product launch process.…
  • Aug 22

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way
    Red Sox Nation should rally around its founding father, Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski, and convince Boston Red Sox ownership to rename Yawkey Way to Yaz Way. By Erik J. Heels First published 08/22/2017; ‘Rename Yawkey Way Yaz…
Rank this Week: 1290

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

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

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
  • Sep 20

    Social Media is an (age) gated community

    Social Media is an (age) gated community
    Few brewers would dream of serving someone in their brewery or tasting room without checking an ID to ensure that all the craft beer lovers in the room are of legal drinking age.  When it comes to their virtual breweries and tasting…
Rank this Week: 1649

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome
    I glibly commented on a friend's Facebook post last week that "patent troll" academic articles are so passe, despite the growing number of articles that use that term as compared to, say, 2012. Now, I shouldn't complain; given that my most…
  • Oct 10

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached
    [This post is co-authored with Daniel Hemel, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and cross-posted at Whatever Source Derived.] Trump administration officials are hoping that their plan for steep…
  • Oct 10

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm
    I'm a big fan of Peter Lee's work, and I'm a big fan of theory of the firm work. Imagine my joy upon seeing Prof. Lee's new article, forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, called: Innovation and the Firm: A New Synthesis. This article is a…
Rank this Week: 2780

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome
    I glibly commented on a friend's Facebook post last week that "patent troll" academic articles are so passe, despite the growing number of articles that use that term as compared to, say, 2012. Now, I shouldn't complain; given that my most…
  • Oct 10

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached
    [This post is co-authored with Daniel Hemel, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and cross-posted at Whatever Source Derived.] Trump administration officials are hoping that their plan for steep…
  • Oct 10

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm
    I'm a big fan of Peter Lee's work, and I'm a big fan of theory of the firm work. Imagine my joy upon seeing Prof. Lee's new article, forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, called: Innovation and the Firm: A New Synthesis. This article is a…
Rank this Week: 1688

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 2492

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Ghana taking stride

    Ghana taking stride
    Source: WikipediaNews coming in from Ghana in the past few weeks is that of a country gearing up for modern day innovation and growth with a recognition for robust IP systems.Airport Expansion SITA is providing its world-class passenger and…
  • Oct 12

    LES, Herbex, NIPMO, IP Briefs, the Crammer and Kenya's Copyright developments - Friday rambling

    LES, Herbex, NIPMO, IP Briefs, the Crammer and Kenya's Copyright developments - Friday rambling
    The Licensing Executives Society of South Africa has a very pleasant and active local membership. This week their one day conference attracted over 50 attendees speaking on topics that  included South Africa’s draft IP Policy, OECD…
  • Oct 10

    Hans Muhlberg and others on the Afro-IP Linkedin platform

    Hans Muhlberg and others on the Afro-IP Linkedin platform
    If you are a fan of Hans Muhlberg then be sure to follow him over on the Afro-IP Linkedin Group. For the benefit of readers on this platform here are some headlines to his posts over the last few weeks. Enjoy, they are always entertaining and…
Rank this Week: 3286

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

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

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

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

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
Rank this Week: 2724

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4059

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 16

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee
    The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks,…
  • Oct 9

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018
    Applications for the 2018 class of Women Deliver Young Leaders are now open. Women Deliver will be accepting 300 young advocates for the next class of Young Leaders. WHAT IS THE WOMEN DELIVER YOUNG LEADERS [...] The post Ending Soon: Call for…
  • Oct 7

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO
    Nigeria recently deposited four Instruments of Ratification of copyright treaties at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The instruments were deposited during the on-going…
Rank this Week: 2383

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Oct 14

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant

    Australian Patent Law Contains, Includes, and Comprises Dangers for Foreign Applicant
    It is the function of a patent claim to define the scope of the invention protected by the patent.  Infringement occurs when an accused system, article, or process is covered by the particular terminology used in a patent claim. …
  • Sep 30

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System

    Users of the Australian Pre-Grant Patent Opposition System
    Australia has a pre-grant patent opposition system, meaning that an opportunity is provided after a standard patent application has been approved by an examiner, but before a patent is actually granted, for third parties to raise…
  • Sep 10

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform

    Australian Government Commences Consultation on Proposed Patent Law Reform
    The Australian Government recently issued its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, indicating support for a number of the Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 2902

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Oct 14

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...

    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a...
    transformativeworks: chrissihr: Hi, readers! *hops up on soapbox to shout into the void* As a fanfiction reader, you may have noticed AO3 is running a banner at the top of the site this week for its fundraiser. The fundraiser isn’t…
  • Oct 3

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....

    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids....
    redshoesnblueskies: knitmeapony: regurgitation-imminent: knitmeapony: knitmeapony: Kids.  Teenagers.  As someone staring 40 in the face lemme tell you a thing. You are going to be horrified and embarrassed at some point by the…
  • Oct 3

    Support the OTW by Reading!

    Support the OTW by Reading!
    transformativeworks: “Karen: A great thing about working in fan studies is that people spontaneously e-mail you with remarks like, “OMG I thought I was the only person who considered this stuff valuable! And you edited this…
Rank this Week: 1822

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2407

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/
  • Oct 13

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?
    Change is expensive. Whether you’re settling into a new apartment or buying warm clothes for the winter, it takes effort to adapt to changing circumstances. Global changes, then, come with a hefty price tag. It is common knowledge that…
  • Oct 13

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future
    Although it has been about three weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico, nearly 90 percent of the island is still without electricity. Puerto Rico’s power company (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority or PREPA) had no…
  • Oct 13

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “punching the clock” as a way of saying that they have checked into work and are now on duty for their job. However, only the few that have actually used a time clock or have seen them in…
Rank this Week: 3760

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3491

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/
  • Oct 13

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal
    In a very recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decision, there was a reversal of a 2(d) refusal. See our webpage entitled, Likelihood Of Confusion Refusals, for more information on the likelihood of confusion…
  • Sep 27

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive

    TTAB Finds: Failure To Function As A Trademark And Merely Descriptive
    In this recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision, In re Fowles Wine Pty Ltd., Serial No. 79157017 (September 15, 2017) [not precedential], the Board affirmed the refusal of the Examining Attorney. The interesting aspect to this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2534

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3643

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 13

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution
    We blogged recently about criminal proceedings brought by the LA City Attorney against numerous defendants accused of operating pay-for-play casting workshops in which actors allegedly paid for the opportunity to audition in front of casting…
  • Oct 10

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster
    After the outspoken conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster this summer for allegedly breaching their contract to publish his autobiography Dangerous, Simon & Schuster threw the book at Yiannopoulos with a…
  • Oct 9

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry
    Los Angeles-based IP lawyer Erin M. Jacobson recently penned a piece describing the ongoing dispute between members of the music industry and music streaming service Spotify, and arguing against Spotify’s attempts to limit the…
Rank this Week: 1970

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork
    By Elizabeth Summers* For better or for worse, the world cares how much collectors pay for art. A record price realized at auction or in a “private” sale can create headlines in both art world publications and the national press.…
  • Sep 29

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné
    By Colby Meagle* Renowned Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti passed away in 1966. Although, he died childless, his legacy lives on as his works continue to grow in value and prestige across the world, strengthening his reputation…
  • Jul 27

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)
      By Wylie Rechler Ever wonder about the processes, complexities, and challenges revolving around an artist’s journey from studio to international renown? Or a collector’s campaign from inheritance to resale of an artwork…
Rank this Week: 3131

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/
  • Oct 13

    Press Release: Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., Book Signing Event for Inventors at Barnes & Noble

    Press Release: Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., Book Signing Event for Inventors at Barnes & Noble
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with leading patent attorney, ​Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., author of two best-sellers Think & Grow Rich For Inventors…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4076

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17
    Strong copyright protections in NAFTA renegotiations are needed to protect rights of creatives — Gale Anne Hurd, producer of such films and television shows as the “Terminator” trilogy, “Aliens”,…
  • Oct 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17
    On Eve of ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Hearing, Richard Busch is the Music Industry’s Most Feared Lawyer — Oral arguments in the “Blurred Lines” case, on appeal after a jury held that Robin Thicke and Pharrell…
  • Sep 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17
    Petition of the day — SCOTUSblog highlighted the petition in Perfect 10 v Giganews this week. Giganews initially waived its right to respond, but the Supreme Court has requested a response by October 20. The issue: “(1) Whether…
Rank this Week: 3037

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Oct 13

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough
    At the opening of the oral proceedings their postponement was requested, because one of the inventors, who wished to accompany the professional representative, could not be present due to serious illness that required medical intervention.…
  • Oct 10

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?
    The city 'Brusque' in BrazilIn this examination appeal, the invention relates to the entering and setting of an 'availability status' in a 'Push-to-talk' application in a mobile communication device, with the independent method claims…
  • Oct 5

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney
    The applicant timely filed a notice of appeal and paid the appeal fee. However, the applicant missed the 4-month period to file the grounds of appeal, because the 4-month period had never been recorded in the internal electronic docketing…
Rank this Week: 2014

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4027