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IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Need Broad Patents Fast? Try This.

    Need Broad Patents Fast? Try This.
    That title got your attention, didn’t it? It was meant to. After another successful round of patent application examinations for several clients in the last year, I thought others would like access to my proven patent acquisition…
  • Oct 12

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)
    In my role as the IP Strategist for a number of companies that do not employ in-house patent counsel, I am charged with making sure that my clients’ patenting efforts are in tune with their desired business outcomes. This means that…
  • Jul 19

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value
    Last week, an en banc Federal Circuit (that is, the majority of the sitting judges, not just the usual three judge panel), rendered a decision that saved the patent that keeps the ANGIOMAX(R) product from generic competition. In…
Rank this Week: 4527

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Nov 14

    Tattoo You!

    Tattoo You!
    Is it copyright infringement if I take a photograph of the tattooed lady at the circus? Or of the guy who was so fashion-minded he permanently engraved a Louis Vuitton logo on his head? How about my attempts to nab a celebrity photo…
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
Rank this Week: 3082

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Nov 14

    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Remarks on ICO

    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Remarks on ICO
    In his remarks at a recent Practicing Law Institute program on securities regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton once again addressed Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs.  Mr. Clayton highlighted several issues…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorist

    YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorist
    Following the reasoning of several past decisions, a California district court dismissed claims against Google under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 18 U.S.C. § 2333, for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS by…
  • Nov 9

    California Court Enjoins Canadian Court’s Global De-listing Order to Google as Contrary to CDA

    California Court Enjoins Canadian Court’s Global De-listing Order to Google as Contrary to CDA
    In a decision that sets up a potential international comity showdown, a California district court granted Google’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement in the U.S. of a Canadian court order that compelled Google…
Rank this Week: 1676

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    Leverage Your Research History with Docket Alarm Search History

    Leverage Your Research History with Docket Alarm Search History
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of visual search history, allowing you to easily track and browse your past research activity. Having search history at your fingertips means you never have to waste time reconstructing a…
  • Sep 6

    Featured on Patently-O: Docket Alarm's Latest Article Unpacks Gender Diversity With Legal Analytic

    Featured on Patently-O: Docket Alarm's Latest Article Unpacks Gender Diversity With Legal Analytic
    Docket Alarm's latest article, Gender Analytics: Using Litigation Data to Evaluate Law Firm Diversity, explores how legal analytics can be used to conduct an in depth analysis of gender imbalances at law firms. By analyzing the…
  • Jul 15

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool
    Just in time for the annual AALL conference, Docket Alarm is excited to announce the addition of attorney analytics to its analytics platform. Now, along with being able to view analytics on parties, judges, and law firms, users can see how…
Rank this Week: 2473

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
  • Nov 14

    Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate

    Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate
    We are pleased to announce the addition of corporate and tax associate, Joseph Hunt. Joe advises emerging and middle-market companies in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their development. Joe also provides counsel to clients…
  • Nov 13

    Copyright Alert: Deadline for DMCA Registered Agents to Submit New Designation Electronically is Quickly Approaching

    Copyright Alert: Deadline for DMCA Registered Agents to Submit New Designation Electronically is Quickly Approaching
    If you are a service provider that designated an agent with the Copyright Office prior to December 1, 2016, you must submit a new designation electronically using the online registration system by December 31,…
  • Nov 3

    Privy Announces Two Major Company Milestone

    Privy Announces Two Major Company Milestone
    MBBP client Privy announced two milestones for the company. First, with assistance from MBBP, Privy closed over $2 million in new funding from angels, Accomplice, and Kiwi Ventures. Second, Privy now serves over 200,000 small and medium…
Rank this Week: 2904

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1476

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 14

    Trademark registration on the supplemental register: Pros and Con

    Trademark registration on the supplemental register: Pros and Con
    All business owners think that their trademarks is unique and easily recognizable and may apply for a “trademark” to protect their logo and branding. Trademark protection is not available, however, for marks that are considered to…
  • Nov 6

    Preparing drawings for a design patent application

    Preparing drawings for a design patent application
    The drawings for a design patent application is the most important part of the design patent application.  The drawings define the scope of protection afforded under the design patent.  The drawings for the design patent application…
  • Oct 26

    Pitching the invention to investor while protecting the invention

    Pitching the invention to investor while protecting the invention
    An inventor may want to attract investors (e.g., angel investor) to help with the finances of launching an invention.  The inventor might just have an idea and nothing else.  They may not have started the patent process,…
Rank this Week: 3236

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Nov 13

    China Changes Policy on Transfer of Technology for Market Access?

    China Changes Policy on Transfer of Technology for Market Access?
    As previously discussed, China has been criticized for outright theft of trade secrets as well as requiring the disclosure of trade secrets to do business in China.  Keith Zhai, Bloomberg Technology, has reported in an article,…
  • Nov 8

    A pioneer in the world of university tech transfer to share his insights in a free webinar

    A pioneer in the world of university tech transfer to share his insights in a free webinar
    IP Finance has been informed of an exciting free webinar that will take place next Wednesday, November 15, at 3:00 PM- 4:00 pm British Standard Time. The topic of the program, under the auspices of OxFirst, will be "Academic Entrepreneurship…
  • Nov 6

    Chemical Company Joins the LOT Network Against Troll

    Chemical Company Joins the LOT Network Against Troll
    Covestro, a chemical company which uses digital technologies to build better products, has joined the LOT Network.  As previously discussed, the LOT Network was started to thwart patent trolls.  Essentially, each member agrees to…
Rank this Week: 2691

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3669

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
Rank this Week: 1809

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Nov 10

    AM General Sues Activision over Humvees in Call of Duty

    AM General Sues Activision over Humvees in Call of Duty
    AM General LLC v Activision Blizzard Inc et al, FIled November 7, 2017, SDNY, No. 17-08644.AM General—the maker of HUMVEE vehicles—has sued Activision over Call of Duty’s inclusion of HUMVEE vehicles in various Call of…
  • Nov 8

    Blizzard files Inter Partes Review re: World of Warcraft Mounts, Citing Dungeons and Dragon

    Blizzard files Inter Partes Review re: World of Warcraft Mounts, Citing Dungeons and Dragon
    On November 6, 2017, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (“Blizzard”) filed a petition for inter partes review (“IPR”) against Game and Technology Co. Ltd. (“GAT”).  Blizzard is challenging claims 1-7 of U.S.…
  • Oct 30

    Epic Games files a Fourth Suit against Alleged Fortnite Hacker

    Epic Games files a Fourth Suit against Alleged Fortnite Hacker
    October 27, 2017, Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) sued three foreign individuals–James Mendes, Konstantin Vladimirovich Rak, and Oleksey Olekseevich Stegailo–for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Phantasmarkgoria

    Phantasmarkgoria
    In the spirit of Halloween, this post will be about the ghostly subject of phantom marks. Generally, a trademark application filed in the United States may seek registration of only one mark. This is not always the case in other countries.…
Rank this Week: 2559

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Nov 9

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 11/9/17 – Harry Potter Go?, Chatbot, Esq. and DARPA

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 11/9/17 – Harry Potter Go?, Chatbot, Esq. and DARPA
    Niantic looks to the Potterverse for its next potential AR blockbuster, Instagram’s ToS don’t travel so well in Germany, Google gives VR and AR app developers a new tool, holograms may help our memories outlive us, and more!…
  • Nov 9

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 11/9/17 – Harry Potter Go?, Chatbot, Esq., DARPA and

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 11/9/17 – Harry Potter Go?, Chatbot, Esq., DARPA and
    Niantic looks to the Potterverse for its next potential AR blockbuster, Instagram’s ToS don’t travel so well in Germany, Google gives VR and AR app developers a new tool, holograms may help our memories outlive us, and more!…
  • Oct 2

    Can Cloned Video Games Survive the Battle Royale?

    Can Cloned Video Games Survive the Battle Royale?
    Cloning is the process of creating a video game that is significantly motivated or inspired by an existing popular video game or series. Developers have been cloning popular video games since the 1980s, including Tetris, Doom, Minecraft,…
Rank this Week: 3521

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/
  • Nov 9

    Another Rejected Trademark Consent Agreement

    Another Rejected Trademark Consent Agreement
    Since the precedential decision of  In re Bay State Brewing Co., 119 USPQ2d 1958 (TTAB 2016), the Board has more carefully reviewed Consent Agreements. Some may say the TTAB has since been scrutinizing Consent Agreements, seeking to…
  • Oct 26

    Claiming Acquired Distinctiveness Based On Use Requires Continuous Use

    Claiming Acquired Distinctiveness Based On Use Requires Continuous Use
    In a recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) decision issued on October 13, 2017, the TTAB rejected the Applicant’s claim of acquired distinctiveness. See John Edward Guzman d/b/a Club Ed…
  • Oct 13

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

    A Single DuPont Factor May Be Dispositive In A 2(d) Refusal
    In a very recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decision, there was a reversal of a 2(d) refusal. See our webpage entitled, Likelihood Of Confusion Refusals, for more information on the likelihood of confusion…
Rank this Week: 2540

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3880

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
Rank this Week: 2061

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: 2026

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
Rank this Week: 2823

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
Rank this Week: 2073

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

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

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 1245

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Michael Santucci Judges for 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge

    Michael Santucci Judges for 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge
    Attorney Michael Santucci recently acted as a judge for the 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge, where small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups pitched their ideas for a chance to win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits to help get their…
  • Oct 26

    Please join Michael Santucci at the Fall Social Mixer hosted by the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund!

    Please join Michael Santucci at the Fall Social Mixer hosted by the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund!
    Sponsored by B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, the Fall Social Mixer will be the place to be on what would otherwise be a mundane Monday evening. Enjoy music, cocktails, and hors d’ ouvres for a good cause! The post Please join Michael Santucci…
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
Rank this Week: 2831

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Michael Santucci Judges for 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge

    Michael Santucci Judges for 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge
    Attorney Michael Santucci recently acted as a judge for the 2017 UPS XPORT Challenge, where small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups pitched their ideas for a chance to win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits to help get their…
  • Oct 26

    Please join Michael Santucci at the Fall Social Mixer hosted by the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund!

    Please join Michael Santucci at the Fall Social Mixer hosted by the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund!
    Sponsored by B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, the Fall Social Mixer will be the place to be on what would otherwise be a mundane Monday evening. Enjoy music, cocktails, and hors d’ ouvres for a good cause! The post Please join Michael Santucci…
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
Rank this Week: 3564

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 2664

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Nov 4

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar
    Surviving even a highly successful hospital website can be a bit harrowing. Often resources have been diverted from other projects, so the combinatin of latent needs and post-launch fixes can result in more activity after the launch than…
  • Oct 25

    Connective DX’s HDX-15 Report wins healthcare marketing Gold Award

    Connective DX’s HDX-15 Report wins healthcare marketing Gold Award
    Congratulations to my colleagues and everyone who helped create the Hospital Digital Experience (HDX-15) report, which has won recognition from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards as a best annual or special report. Its rare when an industry…
  • Jun 14

    Mount Sinai Hospital emerges as a new digital experience leader in updated HDX-15 report

    Mount Sinai Hospital emerges as a new digital experience leader in updated HDX-15 report
    The second edition of the HDX-15 report shows a new entrant, New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, as a new leader among an elite class of healthcare marketers.
Rank this Week: 3854

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3834

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/
Rank this Week: 4535

Archer Intellectual Property

Archer Intellectual Property

By Archer & Greiner, P.C.

https://www.archerlaw.com/tag/intellectual-property/
Rank this Week: 2229

AllThingsPatent

AllThingsPatent

Discusses best practices and industry trends in the Intellectual Property space. By MaxVal.

http://blog.maxval.com/
  • Oct 31

    6 Signs That Your Invention Management Solution Is Strained

    6 Signs That Your Invention Management Solution Is Strained
    Is my invention management solution rational? As an IP Counsel, you already know from experience how crucial the invention disclosure is, as is having a scalable and future-ready Invention Management Solution (IMS) in place, because the…
  • Sep 14

    Is your patent getting the life it deserves?

    Is your patent getting the life it deserves?
    Patent Term Adjustments (PTAs) alter the patent term and are meant to account for delays in patent prosecution, and usually increase the life of the patent beyond their normal 20 year term. They are usually calculated by accounting for…
  • Jul 6

    5 Ways Symphony Can Help Your Company Attract and Maintain Top-Tier Inventor

    5 Ways Symphony Can Help Your Company Attract and Maintain Top-Tier Inventor
    “An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.”  Gary P. Hamel Management Expert Founder of Strategos The world is trending toward…
Rank this Week: 2268

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Covers fashion trademark and copyright issues, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/fashion/
Rank this Week: 2156

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 24

    Getting to the Root of the Problem

    Getting to the Root of the Problem
    We all know that food and beverage companies cannot expressly lie to consumers about the ingredients in their products. But what about implying that a certain ingredient is included in the product; one that is known to have some health…
  • Oct 23

    FTC Sets Out How Kids’ Apps Can Use Voice-Based Features under COPPA

    FTC Sets Out How Kids’ Apps Can Use Voice-Based Features under COPPA
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has indicated that operators of child-directed online services may permissibly offer voice search and similar features without first obtaining parental consent under the Children’s Online Privacy…
Rank this Week: 1578

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
Rank this Week: 2661

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3952

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2906

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Oct 26

    Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission

    Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission
    A exciting special event is coming to Denver, and it's on a mission! Co-sponsored by the Consul General of Canada in Denver, with Denver Arts & Venues, along with other Denver sponsors such as The Music District and the…
  • Oct 25

    Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer

    Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer
    We are pleased and proud to announce that Dave Ratner has been named the Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer of 2017 by Law Week Colorado! The annual Law Week Colorado Awards compile input from peers and "Barristers"…
  • Oct 23

    Dave Ratner Q&A at CMC XXII

    Dave Ratner Q&A at CMC XXII
    We are very excited to announce a special event next month. Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner is the featured guest for the XXII Installment of the Colorado Music Collective! From Dave's time on the road as a tour and band manager…
Rank this Week: 1189

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

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

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget
    I have the pleasure of speaking at Content Marketing World next month, in part, about the FTC rules that apply to advertising. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose The key to complying with the FTC rules for native advertising it to always disclose…
Rank this Week: 4117

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Oct 25

    SmashBurger and the War on Naming Right

    SmashBurger and the War on Naming Right
    How can you be proactive when founding a new company or branding a new product to avoid trademark infringement disputes By Kurt Leyendecker Recently, the management at Colorado’s own SmashBurger decided to name its new burger the Triple…
  • 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”…
Rank this Week: 1750

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 21

    Blockchain: Recordkeeping in the 21st Century

    Blockchain: Recordkeeping in the 21st Century
    Since our last post on cryptocurrency, the price of Bitcoin has risen nearly $1,500. This rapid rise in the value of cryptocurrency is representative of the extreme volatility that has given many investors pause. While cryptocurrency still…
  • Oct 11

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?
    A real estate syndication, although a fancy term, simply means pulling money and expertise together to invest in real estate properties.  It often so happens that some people possess the wealth of knowledge about the real estate market…
  • Oct 2

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly
    Mired in the aftermath of the U.S. financial crisis, the year 2009 may have started one of the largest financial revolutions since the birth of paper currency in 1690. Much like its predecessors, cryptocurrency faces an uphill battle of…
Rank this Week: 3340

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: 1581

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/
  • Oct 20

    La PI dans la mire

    La PI dans la mire
    La Cour fédérale conclut que les décisions partagées sont autorisées en vertu du paragraphe 38(3) de la Loi sur les marques de commerce Octobre 2017 Marques de commerce et stratégie de marque La Cour…
  • Oct 20

    La PI dans la mire

    La PI dans la mire
    La Cour fédérale conclut que les décisions partagées sont autorisées en vertu du paragraphe 38(3) de la Loi sur les marques de commerce Octobre 2017 Marques de commerce et stratégie de marque La Cour…
  • Oct 10

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?
    Ça y est, l’année scolaire bat son plein, et toutes sortes d’activités sont lancées pour financer les activités des élèves.  Une des activités les plus populaires est la…
Rank this Week: 2062

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

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

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

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

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 1693

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

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

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

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

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
Rank this Week: 2961

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Oct 16

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)
    Over four months have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases…
  • Jun 12

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)
    Three weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases filed in the…
  • May 30

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland on May 22, just over a week ago.  Since that decision, only four new patent cases have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas (all filed last Friday, May 26).  Below is a chart…
Rank this Week: 3121

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention
    On August 2nd 2017, the USPTO hosted a Bicoastal Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership that focused on the USPTO’s current thinking on patent-eligibility. The meeting followed the USPTO’s June 25th, 2017…
  • Jul 16

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
Rank this Week: 1654

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/
  • Oct 10

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017
    The US economy continues to grow. Trademark applications have always been a leading indicator of economic trends. Here are the recent USPTO filing statistics through September 30, 2017, the end of FY2017, the government’s fiscal…
  • Oct 4

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan
    Creative marks abound. While it can be challenging to come up with a creative brand name or slogan, it is worth it when they stand out. Below are some recent puns and plays on words registered at the USPTO (click … Continue reading…
  • Oct 2

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark
    Yet another recent scam targeting trademark holders. This one costs $2,950.00.  Its value = zero, zilch, nada, nothing. The publication – if it even exists – is irrelevant and provides no real benefit. Even if they charged…
Rank this Week: 4553

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?
    Dear Rich: I read that the government is planning a song database and songwriters who don't register will lose all copyrights. Can you explain?The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act (TMLOA) is a proposed law…
  • Sep 7

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge

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

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?
    Dear Rich: I was one of the co-stars in The Virginian TV series and a friend who is creating a Wiki page for me (about to publish my first novel) and asked if the publicity photos taken of me back in the mid-60s were my property or had the…
Rank this Week: 3808