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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    Schweiz geht gegen Booking.com vor: Fallen oder steigen die Hotelpreise?

    Schweiz geht gegen Booking.com vor: Fallen oder steigen die Hotelpreise?
    Hotels, die auf Buchungsplattformen wie Booking.com vertreten sein möchten, müssen sich normalerweise einer sogenannten Preisparitätsklausel unterwerfen: Die Hoteliers dürfen ihre Zimmer auf anderen Vertriebskanälen…
  • Sep 18

    Bundesrat veröffentlicht Botschaft und Entwurf für neues Datenschutzrecht

    Bundesrat veröffentlicht Botschaft und Entwurf für neues Datenschutzrecht
    In der Europäischen Union (EU) gilt ab dem 25. Mai 2018 die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO). Auch in der Schweiz wird das Datenschutzrecht revidiert, unter anderem um sicherzustellen, dass «die freie …
  • Sep 15

    Nokia Lumia 920, ein professioneller Fotograf und Zahnarztbesteck

    Nokia Lumia 920, ein professioneller Fotograf und Zahnarztbesteck
    Dennis Skley lässt sich in seinen Abmahnungen gerne als «professionellen Fotografen» bezeichnen. Diese Bezeichnung verwendete Rechtsanwalt Lutz Schroeder unter anderem in einer Abmahnung für den deutschen Verband zum…
Rank this Week: 1913

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/
  • Sep 18

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright
    In my IP seminar, I ask students to pick an article to present in class for a critical style and substance review. This year, one of my students picked an article about copyright and tattoos, a very live issue. The article was decent enough,…
  • Sep 18

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law
    Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., is a well-known early twentieth century copyright decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Holmes is taken to have articulated two central propositions…
  • Sep 12

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law
    Guest post by Professor Greg Ablavsky, Stanford Law SchoolIn Property, I frequently hedge my answers to student questions by cautioning that I am not an expert in intellectual property. I’m writing on an IP blog today because, with…
Rank this Week: 2387

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/
  • Sep 18

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright
    In my IP seminar, I ask students to pick an article to present in class for a critical style and substance review. This year, one of my students picked an article about copyright and tattoos, a very live issue. The article was decent enough,…
  • Sep 18

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law
    Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., is a well-known early twentieth century copyright decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Holmes is taken to have articulated two central propositions…
  • Sep 12

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law

    Tribal Sovereign Immunity and Patent Law
    Guest post by Professor Greg Ablavsky, Stanford Law SchoolIn Property, I frequently hedge my answers to student questions by cautioning that I am not an expert in intellectual property. I’m writing on an IP blog today because, with…
Rank this Week: 3086

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Sep 18

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?
    Pourriez-vous être poursuivis pour avoir demandé à un tatoueur de reproduire sur votre peau l’image de Garfield ou d’un dragon que vous avez trouvé sur Pinterest ? Claudette van Zyl, stagiaire,…
  • Aug 1

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
  • Jul 31

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè
    Merci beaucoup à Fortunat Nadima, étudiant de notre bureau de Montréal, qui a écrit cet excellent article! Qu’ont en commun un kleenex, un yo-yo et un thermos ? Ce sont tous des objets dont…
Rank this Week: 2416

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/
  • Sep 18

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority
    In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “TTAB”) decided that a licensee, even an exclusive licensee who has been appointed by the licensor as its representative for protecting intellectual property…
  • Sep 12

    CHEERI-NOS

    CHEERI-NOS
    Cheerios® may have a trademark registration for the slogan The One and Only®, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board shot down its attempt to register the color yellow for its box, finding that it was not the one and only cereal…
  • Aug 28

    Is “Google” generic? If only there were a way to search for the answer on the internet!

    Is “Google” generic? If only there were a way to search for the answer on the internet!
    You know you’ve been successful when the name of your product is so prominent that the public uses it to refer to that whole class of product.  When that happens, there’s good news and bad news.  The good part is that…
Rank this Week: 1797

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/
  • Sep 18

    September 2017 Website Newsletter

    September 2017 Website Newsletter
    Charlie Faruki and Laura Sanom lead a team (Melinda Burton, Don Burton, Michael Mayer, Zach Heck, and Jason Palmer) that recently secured summary judgment in favor of one of the firm’s long-time clients, Premier Health, resulting in…
  • Sep 13

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?
    Two corporate executives at Equifax sold over 10,000 of their shares in the corporation just three days after Equifax discovered hackers accessed the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans. Equifax discovered the data…
  • Aug 30

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception
    In a seminal public records exception case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, where proffered hearsay evidence is inadmissible under the public records exception against a criminal defendant, the government cannot attempt to…
Rank this Week: 3509

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 18

    Beware of international trademark scam from IP Direct

    Beware of international trademark scam from IP Direct
    A client forwarded me the scam solicitation received below. The offer came shortly after a Madrid Protocol international trademark filing was made. The offer is for listing in a directory. A private directory. A worthless directory. They…
  • Sep 14

    law firms have trademarks too: Branding and Trademarks for Law Firms podcast with Erik Pelton

    law firms have trademarks too: Branding and Trademarks for Law Firms podcast with Erik Pelton
    Lawyers and law firms market their services and firms. Lawyers and law firms have brand names. Many lawyers and law firms have logos. Lawyers and law firms have websites, social media profiles, and more. Lawyers and law firms have trademarks.…
  • Sep 13

    Two trademark applications for HOUSTON STRONG filed this month

    Two trademark applications for HOUSTON STRONG filed this month
    Two filings were submitted to the USPTO in the wake of Hurricane Harvey for “HOUSTON STRONG” trademarks. In all likelihood, these “marks” fail to function, are ornamental and/or purely informational sayings. In my…
Rank this Week: 2850

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Sep 18

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement
    Because “a finding of direct infringement is a predicate to any finding of indirect infringement,” the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s findings of indirect patent infringement where the evidence did not support a…
  • Sep 13

    Patent Pleadings Standards and Divided Infringement

    Patent Pleadings Standards and Divided Infringement
    When a plaintiff accuses multiple defendants of cooperating to infringe a patent, a well-pled complaint must make clear which defendant controls an accused system, and how defendants cooperate to practice a claimed method.  On this…
  • Sep 11

    Analogous Patent Prior Art from Different Field of Endeavor?

    Analogous Patent Prior Art from Different Field of Endeavor?
    If you are trying to disqualify a prior art reference as non-analogous in either patent prosecution or litigation, here is a case to remind you of limitations of such arguments. In Smartdoor Holdings, Inc. v. Edmit Industries, Inc., No.…
Rank this Week: 3460

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/
  • Sep 17

    Gambling on the Legality of Daily Fantasy Sport

    Gambling on the Legality of Daily Fantasy Sport
    In 2016, roughly 5.6 million users pumped over three-billion dollars into daily fantasy sports tournaments online. For a fee that can range anywhere from one dollar to thousands of dollars, users get the chance to select the professional or…
  • Sep 17

    Hookd on the Music: How YouTube’s New Music Licensing App is a Game Changer

    Hookd on the Music: How YouTube’s New Music Licensing App is a Game Changer
    For most Internet users, YouTube is a ubiquitous platform that is a “go-to” for content.  Whether it be for entertainment, educational purposes, news, or to watch the world’s most talented dog perform tricks, YouTube is…
  • Sep 17

    Equifax an Unfortunate Reminder of the Inadequate Remedies and Protections for Identity Fraud

    Equifax an Unfortunate Reminder of the Inadequate Remedies and Protections for Identity Fraud
    Identity fraud is undoubtedly something to fear, as a consumer. Stories of the difficulties in getting one’s life back are likely familiar to most, possibly from TV commercials or personal relations with victims. And of course, no one…
Rank this Week: 4068

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 17

    Outage Outrage

    Outage Outrage
    The recent hurricane Irma left over 90 percent of Florida power company “FPL” costumers without power. You might think that people who have their own solar panels installed would be not affected. You would be wrong. Turns out…
  • Sep 13

    “Stupid”: Jamie Dimon on Cryptocurrencie

    “Stupid”: Jamie Dimon on Cryptocurrencie
    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon made some critical comments on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He expects Bitcoin to be closed down eventually, since governments don’t like the idea of losing control over currency, or not knowing where it…
  • Sep 12

    Pit Water Pumping Cost

    Pit Water Pumping Cost
    Today I learned that the German Ruhr region needs to find a budget of around 220 million Eur0 a year to deal with the environmental consequences of 150 years of coal mining. Around two thirds of that sum is needed for pumping pit water. Turns…
Rank this Week: 1322

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2823

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Sep 16

    The Judicial Commission’s complete proposal for election of judge

    The Judicial Commission’s complete proposal for election of judge
    The Judicial Commission has published a report on its work in the preparation of the election of judges for the FPC yesterday. Elections are scheduled for 27 September 2017. The following 34 judges are available and recommended by the…
  • Sep 15

    Living in a box … no more

    Living in a box … no more
    Case No. 4A_18/2017 (Supreme Court)] ¦ Decision of 10 July 2017 ¦ ‘HIT Box’ This decision of the Supreme Court of Switzerland concerns an appeal against a decision of the Princely High Court of Liechtenstein in…
  • Sep 14

    Proposed non-permanent judge

    Proposed non-permanent judge
    As noted earlier on this Blog here, the The Judicial Committee has recently been seeking one non-permanent judge with a background in law; and four non-permanent judges with a background in chemistry or mechanical engineering. A press release…
Rank this Week: 2427

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 15

    TWiL 399: Equibot

    TWiL 399: Equibot
    Facial Recognition and selfies with the bears. What is the state of DACA? $5,000 for a hair? Join Denise Howell, Amber Mckenny, Michael Keyes, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and the law. Do not pay now helps you sue…
  • Sep 8

    TWiL 398: Pumpkin Flavored Justice

    TWiL 398: Pumpkin Flavored Justice
    Where, exactly, does the 5th amendment protect me? Join the Honorable Thomas E. Delahanty II, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. How useful is Apple's new "privacy" button? The…
  • Sep 1

    TWiL 397: Angels Want To Wear My Aggressively Red Shoe

    TWiL 397: Angels Want To Wear My Aggressively Red Shoe
    Adidas stripes - can't touch this! Join Maria Spear Ollis, Matthew Curtis, Mike Keyes, and Denise Howell discuss the intersection of technology and law. I'm blinded by the light, can I sue Amazon? Can I not pay you to use your photo? Who…
Rank this Week: 1635

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!
    The enactment of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017, has paved the way for formal registration of “well-known” Marks in India. Although India did recognise Well-Known marks earlier (through its Trade Marks Act, 1999, which came into…
  • Sep 7

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world
    Bentley Motors has been involved in a trade mark dispute for many years, the other party being a company called Brandlogic which owns a number of trade marks of which the important verbal part is BENTLEY 1962, which have been registered for…
  • Sep 3

    Nottingham Law School graduation

    Nottingham Law School graduation
    I enjoyed the hugely gratifying experience of seeing many of my students from this past year receive their degrees a few weeks ago. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology it's all there on YouTube. And the vote of thanks at the end is…
Rank this Week: 1938

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17
    How Silicon Valley is erasing your individuality — “Rhetorically, the tech companies gesture toward individuality — to the empowerment of the ‘user’ — but their worldview rolls over it. Even the ubiquitous…
  • Sep 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17
    ‘Game of Thrones’ was pirated more than a billion times — far more than it was watched legally — The Washington Post has a full rundown of the numbers from anti-piracy analyst firm MUSO. And the reason for such high…
  • Sep 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/01/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/01/17
    Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant — On Wednesday, the New York Times dropped a bombshell with this story, detailing how a group whose work on platform monopolies, including Google, was removed from a think…
Rank this Week: 4318

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
  • Sep 14

    They Invented What? (No. 24)

    They Invented What? (No. 24)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,858,627:  Smoker’s hat.   What is claimed is: 1. A portable hat system for enabling the smoking of tobacco-type products without…
  • Sep 11

    Presentation at Putnam County District Library – September 18, 2017.

    Presentation at Putnam County District Library – September 18, 2017.
    Learn about Intellectual Property Law and Patents with Jacob M. Ward, Registered U.S. Patent Attorney   Monday, September 18, 2017 – 6:00pm Ottawa Location: 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, Ohio 45875. Jacob Ward will be our guest…
  • Sep 11

    Presentation to Akron Inventor’s Club – September 14, 2017.

    Presentation to Akron Inventor’s Club – September 14, 2017.
    The Akron Inventor’s Club is hosting a seminar on “Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs” on Thursday, September 14, 2017. SPEAKER: Registered Patent Attorney Jacob “Jake” Ward will talk about…
Rank this Week: 1363

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

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

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Sep 14

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan

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

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

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

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data
    At the HIPAA Survival Guide and the Digital Business Law Group we are starting to grapple with the much broader question of when state laws require breach notification. As the NCSL states in their overview on this topic: Forty-eight…
Rank this Week: 3761

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3534

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU committees’ views on upload filters highlight differing attitudes to modern copyright protection The European…
Rank this Week: 4300

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 12

    Obviousness is based on path PHOSITA would have taken

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

    USPTO REPORT ON PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER

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

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent

    Limits on trade dress protection when also securing a utility patent
    Types of intellectual property rights Four main types of intellectual property rights are used to protect products: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. The product may be protected by one or more of these types of intellectual…
Rank this Week: 4592

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 12

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

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

    2017 Plan

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

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

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
Rank this Week: 2697

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3582

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Database Rights and Copyright: Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening

    Database Rights and Copyright: Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening
    Jane Lambert High Court, Chancery Division, Technomed Ltd and Another v Bluecrest Health Screening Ltd and Another   [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch) (24 Aug 2017)  Coram David Stone sitting as a judge of the High Court This was an…
Rank this Week: 1701

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
Rank this Week: 2958

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2891

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2202

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

    The Risks and Rewards of Broadway Front Money

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

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

    Creator of NBA 2K16 Warns Tattoo Lawsuit Could Leave Lasting Impression
    A multi-million dollar lawsuit for copyright infringement against Take Two Software, the creators of NBA 2K16 has proved to be anything but a slam dunk.  The alleged infringement concerns player avatars displaying tattoos worn by several…
Rank this Week: 1564

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

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

    The TTAB Reverses A Refusal Relying On The Something More Standard

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

    The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents Is Alive And Well

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

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

    After CAFC’s Decision In Earnhardt, TTAB Must Take Greater Care In Surname Determination
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Board’s findings in Teresa H. Earnhardt v. Kerry Earnhardt, Inc., Opposition Nos. 91205331 and 91205338 (February 26, 2016). The Applicant sought to…
Rank this Week: 1786

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

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

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

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

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?

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

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?
    Spoiler alert: It depends. The short, easy answer is, yes, the First Amendment protects your right to film the actions of on-duty police officers, but the right is not without limits. The most common limitation on filming is when it…
Rank this Week: 2741

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

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

    Prompt Information Disclosure Statement

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

    Firm Quoted in Newspaper Regarding Recycling

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

    Green Business Certification

    Green Business Certification
    This week the law firm was recognized as a Green Business by the City of Phoenix. We are the second law firm in Phoenix to be recognized for its efforts in diverting material away from area landfills. We emphasize all three important elements…
Rank this Week: 4351

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3606

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

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

    Back to School Edition: Trade Secrets Go Off to College

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

    EU Study: Trade Secrets Top Patents in European Union

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

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

    TOTAL ECLIPSE EDITION: Trade Secret Disputes That Are Out of This World
    Take off your eclipse glasses, close that NASA photo gallery, and stop thinking about how “path of totality” would make an awesome band name: it’s time to get back to work. As the country recovers from Eclipse Mania 2017, we…
Rank this Week: 1555

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 6

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

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

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

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

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
Rank this Week: 2591

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2195

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

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

    Copyright Infringement and the Snow Globe Cupcake War

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

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon

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

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal
    Employ smart shopping tactics to the patent acquisition process By Kurt Leyendecker Every three to 10 years, the average consumer embarks on the process of buying a shiny new (or new-used) car. There are many decisions to be made as to the…
Rank this Week: 2266

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3765

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

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

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

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

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

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

    Big Pharma Faces More Pay-for-Delay Fallout

    Big Pharma Faces More Pay-for-Delay Fallout
    Pay-for-delay Listen up, direct purchasers of pharmaceuticals. Since 2013, pay-for-delay antitrust cases against Big Pharma could succeed if they alleged that a brand-name drug company had made “large and unjustified”…
Rank this Week: 1968

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Plausible Deniability and Its Role in Sponsored Research

    Plausible Deniability and Its Role in Sponsored Research
                Readers of this blog know how much I detest sponsored research, particularly the undisclosed kind.  An even more pernicious strain discloses a sponsor in the form of a…
  • Aug 25

    Wireline vs. Wireless Broadband: Alternative or Complementary Technologies?

    Wireline vs. Wireless Broadband: Alternative or Complementary Technologies?
                If a market has many facilities-based competitors, the justification for regulatory oversight abates and the invisible hand of the marketplace can do wonder for consumers.  Few would disagree…
  • Aug 22

    Seven Questions About Wireless Carrier Throttling of All Video Stream

    Seven Questions About Wireless Carrier Throttling of All Video Stream
                Verizon has joined the ranks of wireless carriers in the U.S. that degrade video screen resolution even if nearby tower congestion has not occurred.  See…
Rank this Week: 1500

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

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

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Aug 30

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor

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

    Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!

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

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

    New Amazon Best Seller: Escaping The Gray – When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is the Only Option
    John Rizvi’s new book “Escaping The Gray – When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is the Only Option” has risen to the top of the best seller list on Amazon resonating with medical & dental inventors who have…
Rank this Week: 4128

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Aug 29

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

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

    Patentee's Monetary Recovery From An Infringer - A Revisit

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

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

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material
    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Materials Tom Brody Claims can be drafted to require a parameter associated with a value (number), range, or algorithm. Where a claim includes a parameter associated with…
Rank this Week: 1815

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

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

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Aug 29

    Second Annual Gala 4 Goal

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

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

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

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 3389

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

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

    Ain’t Dere No More

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

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

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

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
Rank this Week: 2196

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

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

    Is the Public Services Card Mandatory to access state services?

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

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

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

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
Rank this Week: 1280

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

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

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

    meet my $3000 facial cream

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

    meet my $3000 face cream

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

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

    GENERAL PATTON’S FINAL BATTLE  - PUBLICITY RIGHTS OF DEPARTED CELEBRITIES IN VIDEO GAMES
    [...]
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Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

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

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 1960