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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
  • Dec 11

    IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments - Webinar Today - sign up!

    IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments - Webinar Today - sign up!
    You are invited to join OxFirst for a webinar today at 3pm - 4pm GMT for talk on IP Valuation in Early Stage Investments presented by John E. Dubiansky: What this talk is aboutThe adequate valuation of patents plays a crucial…
  • Dec 5

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing

    Tide turns in US and EU agencies’ policies on SEP licensing
    The new US Department of Justice antitrust leader says antitrust enforcers are too accommodating to IP implementers when in dispute with standard-essential patent owners. Instead, patent owners should be allowed to decide how they want to…
  • Nov 27

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?

    If Uber turns to self-driving vehicles, what is to become of its brand?
    Think of the sharing economy and Uber is usually the first company that comes to mind. What could be more appropriate than providing the infrastructure for the service, while the drivers supply their own vehicles. As the middleman, Uber…
Rank this Week: 1776

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    A SERIOUS THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: ESTOPPEL AND TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT

    A SERIOUS THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: ESTOPPEL AND TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT
    INTRODUCTIONWhen a trade mark rights holder (statutory/common law), is estopped, on the way to the forum, or anywhere else, from acting against a perceived infringing party, it would not be a funny thing*.  But that is in fact exactly…
  • Dec 4

    Is the ADEC Logo too close?

    Is the ADEC Logo too close?
    A new political party has just emerged in South Africa and it is called the African Democratic Change (ADeC) lead by Dr Makhozi Khoza. It's new logo has caused some outcry and much attention for the new party. This is why:On the left hand…
  • Dec 2

    Has South Africa’s IP agenda been captured?

    Has South Africa’s IP agenda been captured?
    Recently Afro Leo caught up with Prof Sadulla Karjiker and Dr Madelein Kleyn to discuss the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law’s Commentary on South Africa’s Draft Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1 2017 (the…
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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Dec 11

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation, Part II

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation, Part II
    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation, Part IIKyle PietariThe forces of globalization and nations’ investments in their patent systems are making the enforcement of patent rights an increasingly international…
  • Dec 1

    Bifurcation of Validity and Infringement Determination

    Bifurcation of Validity and Infringement Determination
    Bifurcation of Validity and Infringement DeterminationsJanice Kwon and Mark Vallone A large majority of jurisdictions have adopted a “unified” (or “combined”) patent litigation system, wherein the same court…
  • Nov 15

    Reconceptualizing Copyright Registration

    Reconceptualizing Copyright Registration
    Reconceptualizing Copyright RegistrationOmri AlterThis Article considers the issue of copyright registration through the paradigm of behavioral economics. By considering the issue through a paradigm that has not been considered before, it…
Rank this Week: 2229

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/
  • Dec 11

    Big Patent Data from Google

    Big Patent Data from Google
    Getting patent data should be easier, but it's not. It is public information, but gathering, organizing, and cleaning it takes time. Combining data sets also takes time. Companies charging a fee do a good job providing different data, but…
  • Dec 5

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate
    A colleague pointed me to a paper today that I wanted to share. NBER researchers have managed to tie patent inventor data to tax returns to test scores in order to show who is likely to be an inventor on a patent. The study makes some…
  • Nov 28

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation
    Despite knowing its growing importance in global IP, I've always kept the Chinese patent system at bay in my research. I primarily focus on the U.S. Patent system (which keeps me plenty busy) and, more important, there is very little…
Rank this Week: 2783

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/
  • Dec 11

    Big Patent Data from Google

    Big Patent Data from Google
    Getting patent data should be easier, but it's not. It is public information, but gathering, organizing, and cleaning it takes time. Combining data sets also takes time. Companies charging a fee do a good job providing different data, but…
  • Dec 5

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate
    A colleague pointed me to a paper today that I wanted to share. NBER researchers have managed to tie patent inventor data to tax returns to test scores in order to show who is likely to be an inventor on a patent. The study makes some…
  • Nov 28

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation
    Despite knowing its growing importance in global IP, I've always kept the Chinese patent system at bay in my research. I primarily focus on the U.S. Patent system (which keeps me plenty busy) and, more important, there is very little…
Rank this Week: 1575

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 10

    Bitcoin Is Worth the Cost in Fees and Electricity

    Bitcoin Is Worth the Cost in Fees and Electricity
    Saturday set a new record for cost per transaction, according to this chart at blockchain.info. For the first time ever, that value broke $100, clocking in at $103. Fees are also rising. The relevant chart at bitinfocharts.com shows a median…
  • Dec 1

    How the MtGox Bankruptcy Should Be Resolved

    How the MtGox Bankruptcy Should Be Resolved
    MtGox mainly has 202,185 bitcoins as assets. That’s around $2.23 billion at the time of this writing. Most of the creditors’ claims are for 795,000 bitcoins that users had in their MtGox accounts. There are also some claims in…
  • Nov 27

    “Bitcoin Cash” Trademark

    “Bitcoin Cash” Trademark
    Roger Ver (who used to support Bitcoin and now hates and actively fights it) just angrily ended an interview, flipping the bird to the interviewer. One of the reasons he was angry was the fact that the interviewer didn’t follow his…
Rank this Week: 1511

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 10

    Call for Applications: Visiting Research Fellowship at University of Cambridge

    Call for Applications: Visiting Research Fellowship at University of Cambridge
    The Centre of African Studies at University of Cambridge is currently inviting applications for a Visiting Research Fellowship from candidates in all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowship is [...] The…
  • Dec 9

    South Africa: Photographer Demands R20m from Government for Mandela Picture

    South Africa: Photographer Demands R20m from Government for Mandela Picture
    Shaun Earl Harris, a photographer has demanded for R20 million (approximately USD 1.4 million) as compensation from the South African government for the use of his decade-old photograph of former South African President Nelson Mandela…
  • Dec 9

    Nigeria: Federal Court Confirms NAFDAC’s Power to Regulate All Chemical

    Nigeria: Federal Court Confirms NAFDAC’s Power to Regulate All Chemical
    According to a report published by All Africa, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been confirmed by a Nigerian Federal High Court siting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, as [...] The post Nigeria:…
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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: 2887

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

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

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Dec 9

    T 428/13 - Proving an oral disclosure

    T 428/13 - Proving an oral disclosure
    Not enough proofThis opponent tried to prove that Claim 1 of the main request had been orally disclosed.  The submitted proof included: the power point slides that were used in the presentation, an affidavit of the presenter, the…
  • Dec 5

    J 3/17 - Buggy monitoring system

    J 3/17 - Buggy monitoring system
    A (Lego) bug...In the present case, a PCT patent application was filed after expiry of the 12m priority period at the Chinese PCT receiving office by an Chinese agent acting as representative of the appellant.The appellant filed a request for…
  • Nov 29

    T 1332/12 - Admission of corrected translation of prior art in opposition appeal

    T 1332/12 - Admission of corrected translation of prior art in opposition appeal
    The opposition division decided that the subject-matter of claim 1 of the main, first, second and third auxiliary requests lacked inventive step over the disclosure of document D7 (JP 07-131734 A) and the common general knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 1542

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2603

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Dec 8

    Creative Commons Commercial License

    Creative Commons Commercial License
    This post is about Creative Commons commercial licenses. After describing each license, it discusses when you might want to use each license. Creative Commons provides a summary of its various licenses at About The Licenses. Creative…
  • Dec 6

    Assignment and Delegation in Contract Law

    Assignment and Delegation in Contract Law
    Assignment and delegation are terms that have specific meanings in U.S. contract law. I am basing this post on a Quora answer that I wrote recently. Please see What are assignment and delegation in contract law? In contract law,…
  • Dec 5

    Canonical Questions on the Law™ Series Explained

    Canonical Questions on the Law™ Series Explained
    This post explains what the Canonical Questions on the Law™ series is. Equally important, this post explains why I created that series of questions and answers about legal issues, concepts and terminology. I have been active on…
Rank this Week: 4663

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/
  • Dec 8

    Estate Planning for Your Family Farm

    Estate Planning for Your Family Farm
    Planning for your family farm’s future is a unique combination of estate and business planning, requiring attention to detail and understanding of family dynamics. Furthermore, because some farms can be capital intensive and have many…
  • Dec 1

    How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?

    How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?
    The time it can take for an estate to pass through probate court in Wisconsin depends on many factors including the size of the estate, debts to be paid, and whether or not any interested parties contest the language of the deceased’s…
  • Nov 30

    Who can Serve as the Executor to My Estate?

    Who can Serve as the Executor to My Estate?
    Picking an executor to your estate is an important part of your estate planning process and should be done with a lot of thought and consideration about who is best to carry out your final wishes and ensure posthumous dispersal of your…
Rank this Week: 3258

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Dec 6

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
    What do Google, Ben and Jerry's and Creative Law Network all have in common? We all allow dogs in the workplace! According to a Pets at Work survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who brought their furry friends to work…
  • 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"…
Rank this Week: 2228

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4058

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 6

    Frohe Festage und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!

    Frohe Festage und alles Gute im neuen Jahr!
    Steiger Legal wünscht Ihnen – ohne Wenn und Aber – eine schöne Adventszeit, frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute im neuen Jahr! Bild: Pixabay / congerdesign, Public Domain.
  • Dec 4

    Vorschussbetrug: Wer ist Stephanie, die Scammerin aus Abidjan, Elfenbeinküste?

    Vorschussbetrug: Wer ist Stephanie, die Scammerin aus Abidjan, Elfenbeinküste?
    Wer steckt hinter den E-Mails von Betrügern aus Nigeria und anderen westafrikanischen Staaten? Der deutsche Podcaster Christian Conradi hat seinen Spam für einmal nicht entsorgt, sondern den Kontakt mit einer …
  • Dec 3

    Thailand: Internationaler Markenschutz dank Mitgliedschaft beim Madrider System

    Thailand: Internationaler Markenschutz dank Mitgliedschaft beim Madrider System
    Das Königreich Thailand in Südostasien ist Mitglied beim Madrider System geworden, wie die die Weltorganisation für geistiges Eigentum (WIPO) mitgeteilt hat. Das entsprechende Madrider Protokoll trat für Thailand am…
Rank this Week: 2150

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3659

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 2094

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1263

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded music now firmly a growth industry, but for how long? Ovum has published new forecasts for retail sales of…
  • Nov 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Record companies look to benefit from the music industry disruptors Record companies are not renowned for embracing new…
  • Nov 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Producers’ and performers’ rights earnings see steady year Performance-rights distributions broke new records…
Rank this Week: 4362

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident
    A car accident involving two Fort Lauderdale police officers occurred along Southeast 2nd Street and 3rd on Sunday morning.  In total, five people were transported from the scene due to the vehicle overturning.  The cause of the…
  • Nov 28

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead
    Two people were killed over the weekend when a man and woman’s vehicle sunk in a canal off of Interstate 75 in Broward County, Florida.  As reported, the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash to seek answers for the…
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
Rank this Week: 2415

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident

    Fort Lauderdale Police Involved Car Accident
    A car accident involving two Fort Lauderdale police officers occurred along Southeast 2nd Street and 3rd on Sunday morning.  In total, five people were transported from the scene due to the vehicle overturning.  The cause of the…
  • Nov 28

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead

    Alligator Alley Crash Leaves Two Dead
    Two people were killed over the weekend when a man and woman’s vehicle sunk in a canal off of Interstate 75 in Broward County, Florida.  As reported, the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash to seek answers for the…
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
Rank this Week: 2620

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/
  • Dec 3

    Proving Nonuse Of A Trademark Prior To The Application Filing

    Proving Nonuse Of A Trademark Prior To The Application Filing
    The Opposer or Petitioner in a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) has the burden of proof to demonstrate there was no use of the mark in commerce prior to the time the trademark application was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2173

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Getting the timing right for patent filing

    Getting the timing right for patent filing
    Securing effective patent rights is all about timing and information. The first patent application must contain enough information to permit a person of ordinary skill in the field to put the invention into practice. But that information must…
  • Dec 1

    Elot - Playing electronic lottery games unpatentable

    Elot - Playing electronic lottery games unpatentable
    Elot, Inc. [2017] APO 55 (7 November 2017): Summary:The Delegate of the Commissioner of Patents applied rules set out in Aerotel to determine the substance of the invention.The patent specification does not reveal any information that could…
  • Nov 17

    It's All About the Information

    It's All About the Information
    It is a general rule that you can't add further material to a patent application once the application is filed. This is particularly the case with international applications.   So, if you are thinking of instructing your patent…
Rank this Week: 4343

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: 4179

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 30

    Focus on Fraud: The Expectation of Influencing Conduct

    Focus on Fraud: The Expectation of Influencing Conduct
    Fraud is a confusing and widely misunderstood tort. I wrote about the elements of fraud on this blog a few years ago, and last month I dug deeper into what it means to make a fraudulent misrepresentation. This month, I’m going to…
  • Nov 19

    VCPA Applies to Consumer Transactions, Not Consumer Good

    VCPA Applies to Consumer Transactions, Not Consumer Good
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act is a Virginia law designed to protect consumers against fraudulent and deceptive business practices. In situations where it applies, defrauded consumers won’t be limited to suing for fraud; they will…
  • Nov 1

    Determining Validity of Noncompete Requires Evidence

    Determining Validity of Noncompete Requires Evidence
    Restrictive covenants in employment agreements (e.g., noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses) are enforceable in Virginia if they are (1) narrowly drawn to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests, (2) not unduly burdensome…
Rank this Week: 3870

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: 1820

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1736

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 2408

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/
Rank this Week: 3079

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

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

https://blog.lrrc.com/ip/
  • Nov 28

    Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Impact on Challenging Patent

    Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Impact on Challenging Patent
    Supreme Court of the United States On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, a case examining the constitutionality of inter partes review…
  • Nov 16

    A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Invention

    A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Invention
    Companies have two choices for meeting the PCT patent application filing requirements when they have multiple pending provisional applications. We go through the pros and cons for each approach. A company engaged in research and development…
  • Nov 2

    DMCA Amendment Affecting Designated Agent Requires Registration by December 31, 2017

    DMCA Amendment Affecting Designated Agent Requires Registration by December 31, 2017
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), among other things, provides a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for online service providers and website owners that allow third parties to post content onto or…
Rank this Week: 3068

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Nov 27

    Canada Provides More Guidance On Patent Eligibility Of Diagnostic Method Claim

    Canada Provides More Guidance On Patent Eligibility Of Diagnostic Method Claim
    While the patent eligibility of diagnostic method claims remains questionable in the United States, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued updated guidance on the types of diagnostic method claims that can–and…
  • Nov 19

    USPTO Patent Fees To Go Up January 2018

    USPTO Patent Fees To Go Up January 2018
    While Congress is trying to pass a tax reform bill that would cut corporate taxes, USPTO patent fees will increase effective January 16, 2018. The 72% jump in the Inter Partes Review request fee has gotten the most attention, but a…
  • Nov 6

    USPTO Expands Collaborative Search Pilot Program

    USPTO Expands Collaborative Search Pilot Program
    As announced in this October 30, 2017 Federal Register notice, the USPTO is expanding the Collaborative Search Pilot Program under which applicants can request that multiple intellectual property offices exchange search results prior to…
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: 1709

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Nov 24

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?
    Even some of the biggest and most successful companies have faced their share of internal struggles and disputes among those who were there from the beginning. Some are able to overcome their disputes after a period of disagreement, while…
  • Oct 20

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant
    When the state of California enacted new laws designed at protecting undocumented immigrants, it prompted a stern response from federal authorities. Now, neighborhoods and workplaces face the threat of more frequent raids by Immigration and…
  • Sep 15

    DACA and Your Busine

    DACA and Your Busine
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has become a hot-button issue lately for politicians, immigration activists and business owners. The primary concern for business owners is that employees who obtain work…
Rank this Week: 2036

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: 3455

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 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2471

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 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • 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…
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Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

https://www.faircompetitionlaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book
    The New Jersey legislature is considering noncompete reform. The current bill, Senate Bill 3518, largely tracks the concepts – and, in some instances, the language – of the Massachusetts bills that I drafted for Representative…
  • Oct 31

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill
    Today, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on the 8 bills involving noncompetes or trade secrets currently pending at the State House. As many of you will remember, this process started in…
  • Oct 29

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)
    In preparation for an upcoming discussion of trade secrets law for PLI in San Francisco (Trade Secrets 2017: What Every Lawyer Should Know), I reran my chart of noncomepte and trade secrets decisions. As regular readers of this blog…
Rank this Week: 4387

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 2934

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?

    Did you hear about the statistician who drowned in a lake with an average depth of two feet?
    By Stuart Meyer I was reminded of this question, often posed by my dad to remind me not to become a slave to statistics, by two dramatic things that happened last week. On the one hand, at the IAM 2017 Patent Law and Policy conference in…
  • Sep 20

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal

    Surviving Alice with an Appeal
    By Mark Nowotarski This third article in the “Surviving Alice” series[1] examines how the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 Alice decision[2]. It also shows how applicants can…
  • Jun 9

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo
    By Robert R. Sachs After Alice, the USPTO's various guidance memoranda included references to non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, particularly Smartgene, Cyberfone, and Planet Bingo, as examples of patent-ineligible subject matter.…
Rank this Week: 4702

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    How To Legally Protect Your Domain Name

    How To Legally Protect Your Domain Name
    The first thing you need to do when you have an idea for a new product, service, or business is to find a name for it. It’s well worth consulting an expert in trademarks to help you choose a name, and to establish whether your proposed…
  • Nov 18

    Brand Protection In The EU: Why, With Brexit, Brand Owners Are Starting To Look More To Madrid Than To Alicante

    Brand Protection In The EU: Why, With Brexit, Brand Owners Are Starting To Look More To Madrid Than To Alicante
    The announcement in October 2017 by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) that the International Trade Mark system (usually referred to as the Madrid Protocol) has passed the 100 country-member mark is good news for brand…
  • Nov 7

    Brexit And EU Trademarks – Use It And Lose It?

    Brexit And EU Trademarks – Use It And Lose It?
    Could I potentially end up losing my European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) even though I am actively using it in business? Following our previous blog What Impact Will Brexit Have On Your Trademarks? which outlined some of the possible…
Rank this Week: 2955

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 17

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?
    By Jabu Diagana On November 29th, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear Carpenter v. United States and decide whether the government violates the Fourth Amendment when it accesses a third party’s record of an individual’s cell phone…
  • Nov 15

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME
    By Anna McCurley Every Halloween, some of the most popular costumes come with more than funny hats, swords, or fake blood – they come with copyright implications. Halloween costumes often correspond to the summer’s biggest…
  • Nov 13

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered
    By Alex Hagel Apple and Samsung are back! A new chapter in the Apple v. Samsung saga is set to begin in May. A federal judge in California has scheduled a third trial since Apple’s initial suit in 2011. The suit alleges Samsung…
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Secure Your Trademark

Secure Your Trademark

Covers trademarks news and happenings. By the Law Office of Xavier Morales.

https://secureyourtrademark.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Google Trademark

    Google Trademark
    From their Wikipedia page: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.…
  • Nov 15

    Donald Trump Trademark

    Donald Trump Trademark
    From his Wikipedia page: Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was…
  • Nov 12

    Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Requirement

    Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Requirement
    After a several weeks-long closure, the Amazon Brand Registry reopened in May 2017 with several changes. The Amazon Brand Registry offers protections to private sellers who have registered trademarks. It offers such protections as predictive…
Rank this Week: 1625

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 17

    The monkey selfie strikes back

    The monkey selfie strikes back
    I have just listened to the latest episode of the excellent podcast “This American Life”, which dealt with the story of a monkey that took a selfie in the jungles of Indonesia, and David Slater, the photographer who made the…
  • Oct 25

    European Court rules on Internet jurisdiction

    European Court rules on Internet jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is the eternal question of Internet regulation. While we like to think of the Internet as a global medium, increasingly we are faced with a regulatory clampdown and real-world solutions to online incidents.…
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Kill All Normie

    Book review: Kill All Normie
    I’ve just finished reading “Kill All Normies” by Angela Nagle, a thoroughly enjoyable experience for anyone who is interested in Internet culture wars and how politics is shaping and being shaped by various online tribes.…
Rank this Week: 1514

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/
  • Nov 16

    Play It Again, Sam! Book Event Video Replay for Medical Inventors & Entrepreneur

    Play It Again, Sam! Book Event Video Replay for Medical Inventors & Entrepreneur
    I am honored that 40 entrepreneurs and inventors came to my recent book signing event, which included a short speech on how Inventors can Escape The Gray and create the world of their dreams based on their ideas and inventions. A video replay…
  • Oct 13

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

    Press Release: Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., Book Signing Event for Inventors at Barnes & Noble
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with leading patent attorney, ​Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., author of two best-sellers Think & Grow Rich For Inventors…
  • Aug 30

    The Biggest Challenges You Will Face as a Medical Device Inventor

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

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 15

    Cómo recuperar un nombre de dominio

    Cómo recuperar un nombre de dominio
    En el campo de las marcas se presenta con relativa frecuencia la situación denominada “secuestro de marcas”, que se da cuando un tercero sin legitimación registra a nombre propio una marca que ha adquirido relativa…
  • May 12

    Cómo renovar una marca registrada

    Cómo renovar una marca registrada
    En mi experiencia profesional, me he topado con muchos casos de personas físicas o empresas que, una vez que obtienen el registro de su marca ante el Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), consideran que han cumplido con…
  • May 9

    Demanda o litigio por el uso de la imagen de una persona

    Demanda o litigio por el uso de la imagen de una persona
     De conformidad con la Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor, el retrato ( o imagen) de una persona solamente puede ser utilizado con su consentimiento expreso y por escrito, por lo tanto,  si una persona ya sea física o…
Rank this Week: 3065