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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Book review: Propertizing European Copyright – History, Challenges and Opportunitie

    Book review: Propertizing European Copyright – History, Challenges and Opportunitie
    In ‘Propertizing European Copyright’,Caterina Sganga considers a question well-known to intellectual property lawyers: is copyright a property right? Whilst the question is not novel, Sganga’s answer should pique your…
  • May 24

    Thursday Thingie

    Thursday Thingie
    The IPKat's usual summary of events and other IP-related news!EventsTomorrow, 25 May, OxFirst will be running the Intellectual Property Wealth Generation Taster Session in connection with the IP Wealth Generation Course, a two-day course that…
  • May 24

    Swedish ISP Telenor will voluntary block The Pirate Bay

    Swedish ISP Telenor will voluntary block The Pirate Bay
    The Pirate BayFollowing a landmark ruling of the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal in 2017, Swedish internet service provider (ISP) – Bredbandsbolaget (B2) – was ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay and…
Rank this Week: 23

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    CAFC in Viatech v. Microsoft: a collection of files is a file, but no argument by footnore

    CAFC in Viatech v. Microsoft: a collection of files is a file, but no argument by footnore
    The CAFC found D. Delaware erred in claim construction:We agree with ViaTech that the district court’s constructionof “dynamic license database” is unsupported bythe ’567 patent specification. The district court…
  • May 25

    Pro se appellant Jerry Artrip fails at CAFC

    Pro se appellant Jerry Artrip fails at CAFC
    The outcome:Jerry Artrip appeals the district court’s dismissal ofhis case. Mr. Artrip asks us to reverse the district courtand remand so that he may file a fourth amended complaintcharging Appellees Alcoa, Inc. (“Alcoa”),…
  • May 25

    The Trump FDA publishes list of Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquirie

    The Trump FDA publishes list of Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquirie
    The FDA has posted a list of 50 drugs for which there have been Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquiries, of which two drugs (Ampyra and Tecfidera) have relation to multiple sclerosis.This particular issue relates to samples needed by a…
Rank this Week: 49

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    5th Circuit requires use as a mark, but finds Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob qualifie

    5th Circuit requires use as a mark, but finds Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob qualifie
    Viacom Int’l, Inc. v. IJR Capital Investments, L.L.C., No. 17-20334 (5th Cir. May 22, 2018)The Fifth Circuit here adopts a “use as a mark” requirement, though not a very vigorous one, indicating once again that the concept…
  • May 23

    visiting a website without buying through it binds user to arbitration for offline purchase, court find

    visiting a website without buying through it binds user to arbitration for offline purchase, court find
    Himber v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., 2018 WL 2304770, No. 16-CV-5001(JS) (E.D.N.Y. May 21, 2018)In this decision, the court compels arbitration because the plaintiff had (1) previously purchased tickets from Live Nation’s website and,…
  • May 23

    Amicus brief in FanDuel right of publicity case

    Amicus brief in FanDuel right of publicity case
    Mark McKenna & I wrote an amicus brief in the FanDuel case, in which the Indiana Supreme Court is being asked to interpret its state's right of publicity law.  We argue that the First Amendment precludes right of publicity laws that…
Rank this Week: 46

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    * XTAB Stats = PTAB Stats + TTAB Stat

    * XTAB Stats = PTAB Stats + TTAB Stat
    17 Seconds #48 For inter partes trademark disputes (i.e. disputes between two parties, such as an opposition to a trademark application or a petition to cancel a trademark registration), Clocktower partners with Bill O’Brien. My…
  • Apr 17

    * Don’t Believe Your Own Press Release

    * Don’t Believe Your Own Press Release
    17 Seconds #47 I consider myself a marketing person who happens to be a lawyer (which happens to be a good fit, because selling a patent to the USPTO is a lot like selling a product to a customer). I have advised and mentored hundreds of…
  • Mar 17

    * Don’t Launch Your Product – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Patent Portfolio

    * Don’t Launch Your Product – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Patent Portfolio
    17 Seconds #46 Since Congress “reformed” patent law in 2013, Clocktower Law been advising startups as follows: PATENT PLANNING – FILE BEFORE LAUNCHING. U.S. patent law changed significantly from 2011 to 2013 due to the…
Rank this Week: 48

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 17

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

    Ask Dr. Copyright – Complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
    Dear Doc: I’m an AMERICAN. I run an AMERICAN business. I sell red hats that say “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”  I have an AMERICAN website. My customers are mostly proud AMERICANS.  Now a bunch of FOREIGNERS from…
  • May 10

    Does the GDPR Apply to My U.S. Company?

    Does the GDPR Apply to My U.S. Company?
    If your company collects, controls or processes information that can be used to identify an individual resident of the EU, either directly or indirectly, then the EU considers that you are subject to the GDPR regardless of where your company…
  • May 3

    What is the GDPR and Why Should I Care? A Brief Summary.

    What is the GDPR and Why Should I Care? A Brief Summary.
    In April 2016, the European Union (“EU”) enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may ask, I’m a U.S. business so why should I care.  It may be obvious but the United States is the EU’s largest…
Rank this Week: 66

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
Rank this Week: 72

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 67

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 125

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 25

    Buc-ee’s Beaver Chomps Reptilian Competitor

    Buc-ee’s Beaver Chomps Reptilian Competitor
    About a week ago, we reported on an interesting case out of the Southern District of Texas involving two competing convenience stores with cartoon animal mascots: Buc-ee’s (a beaver) and Choke Canyon (an alligator). As someone who has…
  • May 24

    “Square Donuts” – Generic for Cafe Services?

    “Square Donuts” – Generic for Cafe Services?
    Two businesses in Indiana are squaring off in a trademark lawsuit over the right to use the term Square Donuts for…well, square-shaped donuts. Back in 2005, Square Donuts, a cafe with four locations in Indiana, sent a letter to Family…
  • May 23

    Meet the Bloggers IVX Event: INTA in Seattle

    Meet the Bloggers IVX Event: INTA in Seattle
    It was another star-studded event in Seattle last night, enjoy some pics from Meet the Bloggers: The Ironmongers are Reunited: Much Going on Under the Light of a Full Moon: The Ayes Have it, About What I Don’t Recall? More Celebration…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • May 25

    Ten takeaways from INTA 2018 #INTA2018

    Ten takeaways from INTA 2018 #INTA2018
    I have just returned from the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), in Seattle. The best part of INTA is simply being surrounded by a socializing with peers and colleagues (and yes, even adversaries and…
  • May 23

    Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

    Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA
    Listen to this podcast and to Erik highlighting what’s being discussed at the conference that is impacting your business. Listen to Podcast The post Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA…
  • May 22

    TTAB Hearings: tips for oral arguments (#INTA18)

    TTAB Hearings: tips for oral arguments (#INTA18)
    Earlier this week, I hosted a round table at the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA). The topic was preparation for hearings or oral arguments at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Below is my outline,…
Rank this Week: 159

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 118

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
Rank this Week: 144

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 24

    Lofgren, Issa Denounce Proposed PTAB Claim Construction Changes in Oversight Hearing

    Lofgren, Issa Denounce Proposed PTAB Claim Construction Changes in Oversight Hearing
    found it disturbing that the Director Iancu would circumvent the prerogative of Congress with recently announced proposed PTAB claim construction changes, though she admitted the decision wasn’t unlawful. She expounded for several…
  • May 24

    Copyright and Fair Use in the Age of YouTube

    Copyright and Fair Use in the Age of YouTube
    The opinion acknowledges, in a footnote on page 3, that videos of the type that the Klein's created, is not unique. Instead, it is part of a growing genre of “reaction videos” in which portions of an original video are…
  • May 24

    Eligibility Rejections are Appearing in Greater Frequency Across all Computer Related Technology Center

    Eligibility Rejections are Appearing in Greater Frequency Across all Computer Related Technology Center
    Four years after the Alice decision, we seem to just now be detecting the full impact of the decision. The initial response by the USPTO resulted in an somewhat expected increase in the percentage of applications with eligibility rejections…
Rank this Week: 165

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 224

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 74

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: 249

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 86

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
  • Feb 27

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"
    The idea that workplaces could benefit from an incest taboo is not one of Chicago’s best, but one of Margaret Mead’s. Professor Mary Anne Case has been promoting it and explaining its relevance to Title VII enforcement long before…
Rank this Week: 266

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 27

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?
    You may have heard about recent legal action against ResearchGate brought by several large academic publishers organized under name of the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing” (Elsevier, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, Brill, and ACS). Some…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
Rank this Week: 267

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 222

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 85

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 217

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Apr 20

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?

    More on the Millions - A Wag the Dog tale?
    My last post on Patent No. 9,000,000 generated some buzz in a few circles, including some places that are historically not so friendly to the patent system. But while it seems indiputable that the PTO gave a little special attention...
  • Apr 7

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)

    Congratulations! (wink, wink) You're our 9,000,000th customer! (wink, wink)
    Patent No. 9,000,000 issued today. It’s a pretty cool invention on a system for replenishing your car's washer fluid. And it’s actually being developed and marketed (the company says it has a “fully functional…
  • Mar 31

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent

    Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent
    "And when she got there, the cupboard was bare..." I didn’t grow up with Walmart. As I wrote six years ago (to the day!), Meijer was more than enough Big Box for us. In fact, the full Walmart still isn’t...
Rank this Week: 227

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
Rank this Week: 208

Come and Take It

Come and Take It

Covers intellectual property protection litigation. By Mark Methenitis and Mary Goodrich.

http://tradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How do I learn to Trade Online

    How do I learn to Trade Online
    Read this and never worry about making money again… Featured below are the BEST TRAINING PRODUCTS available for learning how to TRADE ONLINE
  • Sep 29

    Share Trade Secret

    Share Trade Secret
    Welcome to the site that will help you find the best training products to learn how to Trade Shares Online. Are you struggling to learn how to trade shares online with out loosing your pants! Do you want to have access to proven learning…
  • Jun 19

    New Lawsuit Emerges Between Retractable Technologies and Becton

    New Lawsuit Emerges Between Retractable Technologies and Becton
    Retractable Technologies Inc. (a company who makes safety needle devices) filed another lawsuit in Texas against Becton Dickinson and Co. accusing the medical technology giant of patent infringement, false advertising and anti-competitive…
Rank this Week: 93

GrepLaw

GrepLaw

Covers news, commentary, and discussion about Internet and computer law and policy. From Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

http://grep.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 195

KluwerTrademarkBlog

KluwerTrademarkBlog

Covers EU trademark law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://trademarkblog.kluweriplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1595

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/
  • May 25

    Should U.S. small/medium business owners be freaked out about G.D.P.R.?

    Should U.S. small/medium business owners be freaked out about G.D.P.R.?
    If you’re like me, over the past week-and-a-half your email inbox has been flooded with “updates to our privacy policy,” coming from every website you’ve ever done business with, or even created a login for (using your…
  • Mar 31

    Don’t be an April Fool—Backup Your Data on World Backup Day

    Don’t be an April Fool—Backup Your Data on World Backup Day
    Today, March 31, 2018, marks the eighth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” we’re talking about. World Backup Day started by…
  • Feb 28

    You still believe “private” Facebook posts are really private?

    You still believe “private” Facebook posts are really private?
    Do you post things “privately” to Facebook, which you wouldn’t ordinarily post to a public forum that anyone could access (as opposed to being limited to your Facebook friends or circles)? A few weeks ago, I wrote…
Rank this Week: 2399

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • May 25

    Egyptian Blogger and Activist Wael Abbas Detained

    Egyptian Blogger and Activist Wael Abbas Detained
    When we wrote of award-winning journalist Wael Abbas being silenced by social media platforms in February, we never suspected that those suspensions would reach beyond the internet to help silence him in real life. But, following Abbas's…
  • May 23

    Victory For The First Amendment: Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can't Block Users Who They Disagree With

    Victory For The First Amendment: Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can't Block Users Who They Disagree With
    Lawsuit Against President Trump Brought by Twitter Users He BlockedNew York, New York—President Donald Trump's blocking of people on Twitter because they criticize him violates the First Amendment, a federal judge in New York ruled…
  • May 23

    Vote EFF on CREDO's May Ballot

    Vote EFF on CREDO's May Ballot
    Right now you can help EFF receive a portion of a $150,000+ donation pool without even opening your wallet. EFF is one of the three nonprofits featured in CREDO's giving group this month, so if you vote for EFF by May 31 you will help direct…
Rank this Week: 2011

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • May 25

    Indiana Jury Awards just $3,228 for Trademark Infringement

    Indiana Jury Awards just $3,228 for Trademark Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Barrington Music Products, Inc. of Niles, Michigan filed suit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Defendants, Music & Arts Centers of Bel Air, Maryland, Guitar Center…
  • May 22

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Indiana Sculptor Sues City of Seymour Over Mishandling of Sculpture

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Indiana Sculptor Sues City of Seymour Over Mishandling of Sculpture
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Terry Champ of Jackson County, Indiana filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant, The City of Seymour of Jackson County, Indiana infringed a work of visual…
  • May 10

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Sues Another, Targeting Credit Score Company

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Sues Another, Targeting Credit Score Company
    Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorney Richard Bell of McCordsville, Indiana filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant, Improve My Credit Fitness LLC infringed its rights to the “Indianapolis Photo”…
Rank this Week: 2936

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/25/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/25/18
    Copyright Office Fees — The US Copyright Office has proposed a new fee schedule, with fees for registration and other services increasing nearly across the board. Read the details here. Commentary: All music creators should be paid for…
  • May 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/18/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/18/18
    Antipiracy Enforcement in Malaysia and Jakarta — Researcher Brett Danaher shares some takeaways from a recent trip he took. “If one simply reads online forums, one might get the impression that the debate over piracy is largely…
  • May 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/11/18
    Senate Introduces Music Modernization Act — Two weeks after the House passed its version of the bill 415-0, the Senate has introduced the Music Modernization Act, a legislative package of critical music licensing reforms. The Senate…
Rank this Week: 2787

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    TopstepTrader, LLC v. OneUp Trader, LLC, No. 17 C 4412, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 18, 2018) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted in part defendant OneUp Trader’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss and defendant…
  • May 23

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 13, 2018) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed claims in this patent dispute involving infant play gyms for a second time, this time focused upon certain…
  • May 4

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Women in IP Committee is hosting its Annual Progressive Dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The committee will celebrate the advancement of women in Chicago’s IP community…
Rank this Week: 960

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation
    Sean Hannon Williams, Divorce All the Way Down: Local Voice and Family Law’s Democratic Deficit, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 579 (2018) Kaiponanea Matsumura For decades, scholars have heaped scorn on family law’s open-ended legal standards…
  • May 24

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization
    Brian Dodge et al., Attitudes Toward Bisexual Men and Women Among a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adults in the United States, 11 PLoS ONE (2016). Ann E. Tweedy Despite the fact that bisexuals are, by most counts, the…
  • May 23

    Chevron as Remedy

    Chevron as Remedy
    Andrew F. Hessick, Remedial Chevron, 96 N.C. L. Rev __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Caprice Roberts What’s not to love about a remedies approach to solving an Administrative Law problem? Professor Andrew Hessick’s…
Rank this Week: 2686

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 474

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1490

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention ludique. Une paille remplie d'un matériau aromatisé, qui peut en particulier être utilisé pour partager une boisson visqueuse de manière festive et…
  • May 22

    T1746/15 : intervention après Beweissicherungsverfahren

    T1746/15 : intervention après Beweissicherungsverfahren
    L'Opposante 2 était intervenue dans la procédure d'opposition suite au lancement à son égard d'une procédure selon l'article 485 du code de procédure civile allemand (§485 ZPO),…
  • May 20

    T1409/16 : interprétation de "soit... soit" et caractéristique extrinsèque

    T1409/16 : interprétation de "soit... soit" et caractéristique extrinsèque
    La décision est intéressante à deux aspects. La lessive revendiquée contenait une cellulose substituée ayant un degré de substitution DS et un degré de présence de bloc DB avec soit…
Rank this Week: 951

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 24

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Ever since the Supreme Court loosened the reins on declaratory judgment actions in patent cases twelve years ago, in MedImmune v. Genentech, courts have decided cases fleshing out the metes and bounds of the factual…
  • May 23

    Ex parte Hakkani-Tur (PTAB 2018)

    Ex parte Hakkani-Tur (PTAB 2018)
    PTAB Affirms Patent Eligibility of Claims for Training a Spoken Language Understanding Classifier By James Korenchan -- In a decision issued earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board reversed the…
  • May 22

    Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. v. LABOklin GmbH (E.D. Va. 2018)

    Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. v. LABOklin GmbH (E.D. Va. 2018)
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. v. LABOklin GmbH, Senior District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted a motion for judgment as a…
Rank this Week: 1127

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3112

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 24

    The 1709 Blog and the GDPR

    The 1709 Blog and the GDPR
    Inspired by our friends at The IPKat and the post that Ebhlin Vardy published this morning, we also wish to let our readers know that tomorrow the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) comes into force in…
  • May 24

    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable Obstacle

    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable Obstacle
    The International Framework for the Protection of Authors: Bendable Boundaries and Immovable ObstaclesThursday June 7th   17.30-19.30   CITY UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL The international framework within which…
  • May 6

    Academic boycott of new journal over open acce

    Academic boycott of new journal over open acce
    Many months ago, this blogger wrote about ‘Open Science and Open Culture’. I’d like to continue this line of discourse if I may, (having recently emerged from a writing malaise borne out of a seemingly unending job search)…
Rank this Week: 2008

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

Covering the latest news and legal developments in trademark law. By Ryan Gile.

http://www.vegastrademarkattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3746

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
  • May 24

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018
    Have you recently received a Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena? Antonelli Law can help you decide what to do. Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits have been increasing in recent years. In late April 2018 they filed 12 lawsuits against individuals in and…
  • May 16

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.
    Malibu Media and Lawsuits Malibu Media, LLC, produces pornographic films through a paid subscription. Despite the subscription feature, Malibu Media has claimed that approximately 80,000 US-based people are illegally downloading their movies…
  • May 15

    Strike 3 Holdings Lawsuit: Case settles in Oakland Court – Northern CA

    Strike 3 Holdings Lawsuit: Case settles in Oakland Court – Northern CA
    Having represented nearly 2,000 clients, Antonelli Law is an expert at defending copyright infringement lawsuits. Below is a summary of a recent settlement between an anonymous defendant and Strike 3 Holdings. If you’ve received a…
Rank this Week: 1442

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 24

    Is Ineligibility a Statutory Defense to Patent Infringement

    Is Ineligibility a Statutory Defense to Patent Infringement
    Will Justice Gorsach bite at the new petition in Integrated Tech. Sys. v. First Internet Bank of Ind., Supreme Court Docket No. 17-1590 (2018)?  Petitioner relies heavily on Patently-O writings from Prof. Hricik and myself for…
  • May 23

    Sorting Cases: Applying Collateral Estoppel Mid-Stream

    Sorting Cases: Applying Collateral Estoppel Mid-Stream
    by Dennis Crouch XY, LLC v. Trans Ova Genetics, L.C. (Fed. Cir. 2018). The split decision here reveals an important dispute between Federal Circuit judges over the impact of AIA trials on pending litigation.  In this case, XY’s six…
  • May 23

    Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

    Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni
    Recent Headlines in the IP World: Kraig Becker: Nike’s Latest Patent Turns Your Workout Clothes into Towels (Source: Digital Trends) Jason Cannon: Nikola Suing Tesla Over Alleged Electric Semi Truck Patent Infringement (Source:…
Rank this Week: 412

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 24

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee
    The Copyright Office (“CO”) is proposing a new fee schedule. The proposed fees reportedly would help the CO recover a significant part, though not the whole, of its costs. The CO is providing an…
  • May 17

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee
    Several years ago, I wrote about sovereign immunity protection that commit copyright infringement, along with a way for recovery for the infringement. Indiana courts recently confirmed that the law is valid there. Specifically, this issue…
  • Apr 28

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer
    I’m excited to partner up with my friends at Creative Highway (the same folks that bring us 5DayDeal) because they are curating a high-quality resource for photographers like us – creatives who want to spend less time hunting the…
Rank this Week: 3300

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 24

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee

    Copyright Office Wants to Increase Registration Fee
    The Copyright Office (“CO”) is proposing a new fee schedule. The proposed fees reportedly would help the CO recover a significant part, though not the whole, of its costs. The CO is providing an…
  • May 17

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee

    Court confirms sovereign immunity for state government employee
    Several years ago, I wrote about sovereign immunity protection that commit copyright infringement, along with a way for recovery for the infringement. Indiana courts recently confirmed that the law is valid there. Specifically, this issue…
  • Apr 28

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer

    Creative Highway: Great Resource for Photographer
    I’m excited to partner up with my friends at Creative Highway (the same folks that bring us 5DayDeal) because they are curating a high-quality resource for photographers like us – creatives who want to spend less time hunting the…
Rank this Week: 4268