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Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?
    On Monday 5/25/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F at 6am, the last Monday of every month in 2015. You can…
Rank this Week: 851

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 805

The Law Professor

The Law Professor

Covers social networks, user generated content , Internet law and intellectual property law. By Michael Wechsler.

http://www.thelawprofessor.com
  • Nov 11

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)

    The Complete Google Nexus 5 Review (LG D820)
    The Google Nexus 5 phone is a sleek enhancement of last year's Nexus 4 model. It sports a stunning, slightly larger 1920 x 1080 full high definition screen, LTE speed, dual band WiFi support and Bluetooth 4.0. This comprehensive review of the…
  • Nov 8

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill

    Montana Legalizes Salvaging Roadkill
    No, the state of Montana didn't yet legalize marijuana. But it did legalize roadkill, providing for motorists to salvage a deer or elk they find at the side of the road.
  • Sep 24

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity

    MIA Responds to $1.5 Million Claim for Super Bowl Obscenity
    Rapper and singer MIA responded to a $1.5 million damages claim in arbitration that was filed by the NFL stemming from MIA's middle finger flip and obscenity she mouthed during the Super Bowl halftime show. The dispute is covered in greater…
Rank this Week: 795

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 735

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 874

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

http://secondarymeaning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 698

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1069

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 791

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 812

ipmINDs

ipmINDs

Covers patent and intellectual property law.

http://ipminds.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 872

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
Rank this Week: 928

IP Freely

IP Freely

Offers lighthearted opinion and news on intellectual property law.

http://theipblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    It's been way to long

    It's been way to long
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";The title says it all.IP Freely has been very busy for the last god knows how many months and has really neglected his blogging duties and slew of loyal followers.
  • Aug 13

    All quiet

    All quiet
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";I must apologise, it has been ages since my last post. Basically the LPC (Distinction lovely!) and then starting a training contract as soon as I finished really got in the way of blogging.However I am determined…
  • Jun 30

    Stuff

    Stuff
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";Facebook are allowing users to chose user names for the first time i.e. the users URL will be http://www.facebook.com/ipfreely for example.
Rank this Week: 860

IP Doctor

IP Doctor

Covers medical device patents, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution and patent specification. By Yosef Freedland.

http://ipdoctor.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    More about how one article can be a complete disaster for you

    More about how one article can be a complete disaster for you
    Hi, Rabbi, Dr. Yosef Freedland, Surgeon and Patent Attorney on Medical Devices here. So, returning to the renegade surgeon who misused your medical technology and writes an article on a singular experience:
  • Apr 27

    More about how one article can be a complete disaster for you

    More about how one article can be a complete disaster for you
    Hi, Rabbi, Dr. Yosef Freedland, Surgeon and Patent Attorney on Medical Devices here. So, returning to the renegade surgeon who misused your medical technology and writes an article on a singular experience: Such a disaster can occur even when…
  • Mar 11

    US Medical Devices Market – and How a Single Article Can Kill Your Patent

    US Medical Devices Market – and How a Single Article Can Kill Your Patent
    Hi, Rabbi, Dr. Yosef Freedland, Surgeon and Patent Attorney on Medical Devices here. If it is cold where you live, remember the PLUS of freezing temperatures: At Minus 90 degrees – Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets. ‘ AGAIN…
Rank this Week: 1013

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 993

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 647

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
  • Dec 15

    Senator Calls on Courts to Increase Transparency of Surveillance Order

    Senator Calls on Courts to Increase Transparency of Surveillance Order
    Federal courts must end the excessive secrecy surrounding law enforcement surveillance orders, a U.S. Senator urged in a letter on Friday. This secrecy block’s the public’s ability to fully understand how police conduct this…
  • Dec 15

    Team Internet Is Far From Done: What’s Next For Net Neutrality and How You Can Help

    Team Internet Is Far From Done: What’s Next For Net Neutrality and How You Can Help
    Defying the facts, the law, and the will of millions of Americans, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality protections. It’s difficult to understate how radical the FCC’s decision was. The Internet…
  • Dec 14

    Don’t Reauthorize NSA Spying in a Must-Pass Funding Bill

    Don’t Reauthorize NSA Spying in a Must-Pass Funding Bill
    The next two weeks will be a flurry of activity in Congress. Before they can leave for the holidays, our government must—at minimum—pass at least one bill to keep the government running and also decide what to do about a…
Rank this Week: 2332

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    Is a new strategy for patent infringement emerging?

    Is a new strategy for patent infringement emerging?
    Big companies always have legal matters to deal with. Amazon, the famous online shopping platform has been hit with another patent infringement lawsuit. However, the latest lawsuit differs from regular patent infringement suits and involves…
  • Dec 8

    Trademark Protection and Personal Name

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

    Animoji

    Animoji
    Apple just can’t seem to catch a break. The company behind the iPhone and other popular tech products has been hit with another lawsuit. This time, the lawsuit centers around the highly anticipated Animoji feature on Apple’s newly…
Rank this Week: 4226

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Legal Recourse Options After An IP Infringement Take Down Notice

    Legal Recourse Options After An IP Infringement Take Down Notice
    When infringement claims are legitimate, Take Downs can be a useful mechanism for getting counterfeit or infringing products taken off the online retail platform website. In turn, sellers protect their hard-earned consumer brand confidence.…
  • Dec 15

    Photo Sharing on Social Media & Copyright Infringement: What You Need to Know

    Photo Sharing on Social Media & Copyright Infringement: What You Need to Know
    With new social media platforms and photo sharing apps becoming more and more popular, the risk of copyright infringement through the sharing of photos is more present now than ever before. Not to mention, many social media platforms give the…
  • Dec 15

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cross-Licensing Your Technology Patent

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cross-Licensing Your Technology Patent
    A cross-licensing patent agreement is a contract between at least two parties that grants mutual rights to both parties’ intellectual property. The agreement may be a private one between two specific companies or a small consortium of…
Rank this Week: 4228

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Dec 15

    Profiles in Innovation: Editor of Wired Discusses AI, Blockchain, and Tech Trend

    Profiles in Innovation: Editor of Wired Discusses AI, Blockchain, and Tech Trend
    Wired’s editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson is interviewed by Orrick on tech trends with commentary by Annette Hurst, IP attorney on AI legal considerations. Read the full report here.
  • Dec 12

    Judge Gilstrap Issues Venue-Based Dismissal Based on Recent Federal Circuit Precedent

    Judge Gilstrap Issues Venue-Based Dismissal Based on Recent Federal Circuit Precedent
    Decision Granting Dismissal of Complaint for Improper Venue, Uniloc USA, Inc. et al. v. Nutanix, Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-00174, E.D. Tex. (December 6, 2017) (Judge Rodney Gilstrap) On the heels of the Federal Circuit’s reversal of the…
  • Dec 12

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Burden For Proving Failure to Mark

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Burden For Proving Failure to Mark
    Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. et al., Fed. Cir. (December 7, 2017) On Friday, the Federal Circuit decided Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. and clarified the burden of proof for the failure…
Rank this Week: 1894

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 15

    San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Salt Lake Comic Con

    San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Salt Lake Comic Con
    IPNews® - San Diego Comic-Con has won its trademark lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con over use of the words "Comic Con".   The Salt Lake version had argued that the Comic Con words were generic and thus free for all to…
  • Dec 7

    Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

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

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

    Woof-Tang Clan Dog Walking Company Trademark Opposed by Wu-Tang Clan
    IPNews® The hip hop band Wu-Tang Clan has filed a trademark opposition against a recently filed “Woof-Tang Clan” trademark application. The opposition is the band’s attempt to prevent a New York based dog-walking company…
Rank this Week: 3485

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Dec 15

    Issue Preclusion and Likelihood of Confusion

    Issue Preclusion and Likelihood of Confusion
    Less than three years ago, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1293 (2015), holding that so long as other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met, when the…
  • Nov 10

    Prescriptions for Pharmaceutical Mark

    Prescriptions for Pharmaceutical Mark
    Some types of applications have a more difficult time than others proceeding to registration before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”). Sometimes the nature of a mark (such as product packaging) requires…
  • Oct 31

    Going Bananas for Halloween – Costume War

    Going Bananas for Halloween – Costume War
    A   re you a Halloweenie? If you are, you value all things Halloween on this spooky day filled with tricks, treats, and… you guessed it – costumes. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend over $9…
Rank this Week: 2189

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3797

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1615

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/15/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/15/17
    How Piracy Can Hurt Consumers — One of the challenges copyright supporters face is that the effects of the law are long term and, given their subjective nature, difficult to measure. Here, researchers consider this challenge and compare…
  • Dec 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/01/17

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17
    SCOTUSBlog Petition of the Day: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v Wall-Street.com — The US Copyright Act requires a copyright owner to register her copyright with the US Copyright Office before she can file an infringement lawsuit.…
Rank this Week: 3030

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Dec 14

    Deadline is Set for Enhanced Notice in Online Interest-Based Video Ad

    Deadline is Set for Enhanced Notice in Online Interest-Based Video Ad
    The Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (“Accountability Program“), the enforcement program run by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), announced that the time has come for companies to give enhanced…
  • Nov 29

    Remember: It is Time to Update Your DMCA Filing.

    Remember: It is Time to Update Your DMCA Filing.
    As previously reported, last year the Copyright Office introduced a new electronic process through which online service providers must file their designation of agent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA). Under…
  • Oct 30

    Willful or Knowing Violation of the TCPA: Treble Damages and What Businesses Should Know

    Willful or Knowing Violation of the TCPA: Treble Damages and What Businesses Should Know
    A U.S. District Court signaled that deterrence was a significant factor in awarding treble damages in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA“) lawsuit. The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 3686

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”
    Bryan Golerkansky and Ryan Dunner, supervising senior associates at Green Hasson Janks, write: With the new age of digital streaming and an abundant amount of on-demand content available for  24/7 consumption, many consumers have…
  • Dec 11

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing
    In another controversial move, the FCC has approved by a 3-2 vote the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, known as Next Gen TV. This IP-based standard will permit over-the-air broadcasters to offer Ultra High Definition…
  • Dec 1

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim
    A federal court on Monday held California’s State Insurance Compensation Fund has no obligation to cover a series of claims from three porn actors against Cybernet for allegedly causing them to contract human immunodeficiency virus…
Rank this Week: 1880

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Dec 14

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar
    Want to: Build a strong understanding of the various forms of intellectual property protection. Delve into substantive case law and see intellectual property laws at play. Anticipate when the copyright fair use rule is and is not applicable.…
  • Nov 15

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration
    Is this Invoice from the Patent & Trademark Organization a Scam? If you are asking this, the answer is probably yes. Over the years there has been an ever increasing number of private companies that have taken it upon themselves to offer…
  • Oct 25

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance
    Good Advice From  Insurance Broker Sarah Smith XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st. As I write this on October 20th, the U.S. Congress recently struck a deal with the White House…
Rank this Week: 3753

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 14

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)

    Support the CASE Act (small claims court for creators)
    From the Copyright Alliance: Join the copyright community in asking your Congressional Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3945, the CASE Act of 2017, a bill that would create a copyright small claims court for creators and small businesses…
  • Nov 20

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)

    Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 5b (Defendant’s Counterclaim)
    As a long overdue entry in the “Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit” series, a current case shows the risk that an infringement defendant may file a counterclaim against the photographer plaintiff, perhaps as retribution for…
  • Nov 3

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration

    Update on Proposed Legislation to Limit Number of Unpublished Works per Registration
    As an update to the Nov. 1 blog entry, we have good news! According to Robert J. Kasunic, the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice, the concern for photographers about the proposal…
Rank this Week: 3514

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
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1607

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/
  • Dec 14

    Updates on Modernizing the Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Updates on Modernizing the Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Launched in 2015, the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) Project aims to improve the electronic application process for patent applicants by modernizing the USPTO’s filing and viewing…
  • Dec 13

    Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation

    Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce. Leveraging open data is a priority for the Trump Administration, as part of its long-term commitment to modernize government and as a key driver of the American economy. …
  • Nov 17

    Update: Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register

    Update: Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register
    Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers The public counts on the accuracy and integrity of the U.S. Trademark Register when selecting and clearing new marks, so as to avoid conflicts with already registered…
Rank this Week: 4627

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 14

    How the Seuss Estate Stole Christma

    How the Seuss Estate Stole Christma
    When the estate of Dr. Seuss took action against Who's Holiday, they probably didn't anticipate it'd be retold quite like this... The post How the Seuss Estate Stole Christmas appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 14

    3 Count: Disney Magic

    3 Count: Disney Magic
    Disney announced plan to purchase Fox, Crytek sues game developer over use of their engine and PUBG developer bemoans lack of IP protection. The post 3 Count: Disney Magic appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 13

    3 Count: Purple Lawsuit

    3 Count: Purple Lawsuit
    Prince's estate files lawsuit against YouTuber, two Indian sites sued for unlawful film sharing and Hong Kong companies seek site blocking in Australia. The post 3 Count: Purple Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 3985

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store
    According to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is…
  • Dec 13

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer
    M&A deals aren’t easy to close. As we previously reported, due diligence typically increases the likelihood of a deal closing. Buyers often conduct extensive diligence: they analyze the financial documents, projections, contracts…
  • Dec 13

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
Rank this Week: 1767

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    The 10 Legal Commandments of Entrepreneurship

    The 10 Legal Commandments of Entrepreneurship
    Since becoming a lawyer in 2011, I’ve had the privilege of working with businesses on a variety of legal issues. Looking back at some of the most cringe-worthy moments I’ve experiences I’ve had and heard about from other…
  • Oct 25

    Unsolicited Advice: Shut Up

    Unsolicited Advice: Shut Up
    As a lawyer, clients come to help prevent or resolve legal problems. It’s my job to explore the pertinent facts of the situation, explain the legal implications to my client, present their options, and make recommendations. The decision…
  • Sep 28

    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months for Sexting: Processing My Thought

    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months for Sexting: Processing My Thought
    This week, former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for “transferring obscene material,” aka sexting, with a 15 year-old. He’ll also have 3 years of supervision after he’s…
Rank this Week: 3658

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer
    The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized several Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) attorneys for their noteworthy talents in law. Attorney’s Recognized: Partner Charlie Faruki is ranked number one…
  • Dec 12

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal
    This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules. The net neutrality rules require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally.  Recently, Faruki’s Zach…
  • Dec 8

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

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
Rank this Week: 3545

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
Rank this Week: 2022

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    If Your Company’s Website Hosts User-Generated Content, Stop and Read This Post!

    If Your Company’s Website Hosts User-Generated Content, Stop and Read This Post!
    In the classic rock song “Light My Fire,” ‘60s icon and the Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison sang, “The time to hesitate is through.” If your company operates a website or blog that hosts user-generated…
  • Nov 30

    Socially Aware Named One of the Best Law Blogs for Third Year Running

    Socially Aware Named One of the Best Law Blogs for Third Year Running
    Well, as our readers know, we are modest people here at Socially Aware, and we don’t like tooting our own horn, but we do feel compelled to note that Socially Aware has been named one of the 50 best law blogs by the ABA…
  • Nov 29

    The Blockchain Opportunity Summit

    The Blockchain Opportunity Summit
    Here at Socially Aware, we focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies. With broad-ranging applications that could transform businesses of all kinds, blockchain is clearly one of the most disruptive and…
Rank this Week: 3453

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2356

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Why Applicants Should Keep Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) in Mind During Prosecution

    Why Applicants Should Keep Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) in Mind During Prosecution
    By Joseph P. Boos Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is additional time added to the term of a patent based on delays by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)... read more
  • Nov 28

    Lay of the Land After TC Heartland

    Lay of the Land After TC Heartland
    By Joseph P. Boos and Kelly L. Hoffman The United States Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland jolted the IP law community by displacing long-standing Federal Circuit precedent and leaving... read more
  • Nov 20

    The USPTO Launches an Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program

    The USPTO Launches an Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program
    By Wesley T. McMichael and Jamie K. Unger THE COLLABORATIVE SEARCH PILOT PROGRAM  [1] In an attempt to expedite and promote the quality of patent application examination, the United States Patent... read more
Rank this Week: 2301

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

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

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Dec 13

    Ethics Quandaries in PTAB Proceeding

    Ethics Quandaries in PTAB Proceeding
    AIPLA Webinar Today 12:30-2PM (EST) For those needing those pesky CLE ethics credits before year end, consider today’s AIPLA webinar Ethics Issues in PTAB Proceedings. (register here)  – 1.5 Ethics credits are offered.…
  • Dec 12

    Judicial Independence & The PTAB

    Judicial Independence & The PTAB
    The Tension Between Judicial Independence & Agency Consistency As I have pointed out previously, the Board struggles to issue precedential decisions. This is because the Board (now approaching 300 judges) must reach a…
  • Dec 7

    Boardside Chat Today on Printed Publication Proof

    Boardside Chat Today on Printed Publication Proof
    Best Practices for Presenting Prior Art Join the PTAB for the final Boardside Chat webinar of 2017 today, Dec. 7 from noon-1 p.m. ET. The chat will discuss “Best Practices for Presenting Prior Art References and Proving a…
Rank this Week: 4438

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

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

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Dec 13

    Attorney Fees Awarded for Post-Alice Patent Litigation

    Attorney Fees Awarded for Post-Alice Patent Litigation
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed an award of attorney fees under 35 USC § 285 against a patent owner that pursued its case alleging infringement of a business method patent after the US Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank…
  • Dec 12

    Patent Claims to Selecting Ads for Display Denied Covered Business Method Review

    Patent Claims to Selecting Ads for Display Denied Covered Business Method Review
    The USPTO’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board has declined to institute a Covered Business Method review of two patents with claims to “directing electronic advertisements” based on user profile attributes with the goal of…
  • Dec 8

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

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?
    According to the PTAB, using “common sense” as a reason to combine references to invalidate a patent claim on obviousness grounds requires articulation of a rational underpinning for combining such references. In Apple Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 1918

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
  • Dec 12

    Software Patents – Innovation is Usually in the Detail

    Software Patents – Innovation is Usually in the Detail
      The importance of detail in software patent applications (and practically speaking other categories) cannot be understated. The video discusses some issues around detail in a patent application. Some takeaways Make an effort to…
  • Feb 12

    The Possible Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on Chemical Invention

    The Possible Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on Chemical Invention
    Below are excerpts of slides from my presentation at an American Chemical Society meeting where I mention the possible impact of the recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision on chemical inventions. 1. What Can Be Patented? 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 19

    SWRM 2014 – Is ‘Alice’ in the Chemical Wonderland?

    SWRM 2014 – Is ‘Alice’ in the Chemical Wonderland?
    The potential impact of the recent Alice v. CLS decision on chemical patents. Slides for SWRM35
Rank this Week: 3524

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Dec 12

    Why the FCC should prevent ISPs from micromanaging our live

    Why the FCC should prevent ISPs from micromanaging our live
    Why the FCC should prevent ISPs from micromanaging our lives by Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger* Network neutrality prevents broadband Internet service providers from micromanaging our lives online. Constraining the networks this way…
  • Dec 6

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

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

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates 2018-19

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates 2018-19
    The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting…
Rank this Week: 1526

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
  • Dec 12

    A Happy Patent Holiday

    A Happy Patent Holiday
    ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Behind all the holiday hustle and bustle is the intellectual property protection that assists in the commercial success of sought after products. A…
  • Dec 6

    Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article

    Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article
    Corporate partner Shannon Zollo commented on the legal scrutiny facing CVS Health and Aetna’s planned merger in The National Law Journal’s article “Lawyers Say Fed. Regulators Likely Will Closely Scrutinize Aetna-CVS…
  • Dec 4

    Venture Capital Firms Defend Significant Appraisal Award on Appeal

    Venture Capital Firms Defend Significant Appraisal Award on Appeal
    By: Scott Bleier Originally published in the ABA’s Business Law Today. In October, the Delaware Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal from the Court of Chancery’s 2016 appraisal decision which awarded Polaris…
Rank this Week: 4280

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/
Rank this Week: 1319

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2662