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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 16

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname
    Moving along from Steve’s post on our alma mater of the University of Iowa, a former Rutgers football player has a more negative view of his former school. A few years ago, the Rutgers football program started allowing position groups…
  • Oct 13

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word
    I’m not talking about those kinds of four letter words (by the way, we’re still awaiting the Brunetti decision to learn their fate), so today I’m talking about this wholesome kind: Inquiring minds may wonder (and…
  • Oct 11

    Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?

    Is It Five O’Clock (or 1700 Hours) Somewhere?
    You’re probably familiar with the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson. It was the number one country single of the year back in 2003. A few years later, Jimmy Buffet submitted…
Rank this Week: 29

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use
    In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of acquired distinctiveness based on five years of use, finding that applicant's use had not been…
  • Oct 13

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB
    In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark OMAHA STEAKS, both for meat. However, it sustained…
  • Oct 12

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration
    In this consolidated proceeding concerning the mark LEHMAN BROTHERS, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd. moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted by Barclays Capital Inc. during the latter's case-in-chief, on both procedural and…
Rank this Week: 51

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Another German decision questions reasonableness of GS Media presumption if generally applied

    Another German decision questions reasonableness of GS Media presumption if generally applied
    A few weeks ago this blog reportedon the judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice which decided that the presumption of knowledge envisaged by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in GS Media [Katposts here] for for-profit…
  • Oct 15

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: Pharma Day I - Sufficiently plausible

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: Pharma Day I - Sufficiently plausible
    The AmeriKat waiting for a promise to be fulfilled,ponders whether, perhaps, the promise was, in fact, always implausibleThe quality of seeming reasonable or probable.  It is clear that is the definition of "plausibility", but it is…
  • Oct 15

    AIPPI Congress Report 4: The business of IP – IP and competition

    AIPPI Congress Report 4: The business of IP – IP and competition
    When IP does battle with competition - fur goesa flyingYesterday, participants at AIPPI’s 2017 Congress enjoyed a lively and far-ranging discussion about the intersection of intellectual property and competition at Panel Session IV: The…
Rank this Week: 56

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!
    Now until Oct. 31, 2017, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is offering a “Special Limited Registration Period” – a pre-launch opportunity for the registration of .RADIO domain names by radio broadcasters, radio…
  • Oct 13

    Now Available: Online Public Inspection File Webinar

    Now Available: Online Public Inspection File Webinar
    With the March 1, 2018 Online Public Inspection File deadline for mid-sized and smaller market (and non-commercial) approaching, Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s Frank Montero and Steve Lovelady recently presented a webinar to help…
  • Oct 11

    Reminder: FREE Online Public Inspection Files Refresher Course Webinar

    Reminder: FREE Online Public Inspection Files Refresher Course Webinar
    This is a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s Frank Montero and Steve Lovelady in partnership with Colorado Broadcasters Association, will present a FREE webinar entitled…
Rank this Week: 32

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 63

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 53

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 16

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27
    Oral arguments for both Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 and SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969, have been set for November 27, 2017. Oil States challenges the AIA trial…
  • Oct 15

    Application Pendency

    Application Pendency
    The chart below shows the pendency timing for issued US patents — looking particularly at the time from priority filing (including foreign priority claims) until issuance of the US patent.  To smooth the chart a bit, I…
  • Oct 12

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term
    If I were preparing to file a design patent around early May 2015, I might have held-off a bit on the filing to pass the May 13, 2015 threshold.  Design patents stemming from applications filed on or after that date have a…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 246

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 239

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Oct 13

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law
    A Look Forward on Patent Reform, Senator Orrin Hatch, October 2, 2017 Patent law reform legislation reminds us of a horror movie zombie:  it’s never truly dead.  A recent post from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is the latest…
  • Oct 9

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?
    In an effort to protect itself against genericide—the death of a trademark because the brand name becomes synonymous with the type of product—Velcro’s legal department released a video two weeks ago pleading with the public…
  • Oct 6

    The Three Precedential Holdings of AQUA

    The Three Precedential Holdings of AQUA
    Overview On Wednesday, the en banc Federal Circuit decided Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, 2015-1177 (Oct. 4, 2017 Fed. Cir.), which addressed the allocation of burdens when the patent owner in an IPR moves to amend its patent to add…
Rank this Week: 247

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with best-selling author and patent attorney, John Rizvi, on Nov 11th, 2 p.m., 2051 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.…
  • Jul 27

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…
    Just because your idea seems simple does not mean it does not have the power to disrupt an entire industry. I come across inventors regularly who tell me they were too embarrassed or afraid to see a patent attorney because they felt their…
  • Jun 26

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List
    If you are an American inventor or entrepreneur with a new idea, you cannot help but relate to the long, exhilarating, and yet sometimes painful journey of creating something new. Follow along and discover the secrets behind doggedly pursuing…
Rank this Week: 214

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    Biogen and Roche on MS drug Ocrevus [ocrelizumab ]

    Biogen and Roche on MS drug Ocrevus [ocrelizumab ]
    From a post at Reuters : U.S.-based Biogen is entitled to between 13.5 and 24 percent of U.S. sales and 3 percent of sales elsewhere from Roche’s new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus, whose annual revenue may hit $4 billion by…
  • Oct 12

    “Inadvertent repetition of biographical boilerplate was not an egregious theft intentionally performed?”.

    “Inadvertent repetition of biographical boilerplate was not an egregious theft intentionally performed?”.
    A post at the Guardian on the Bialosky matter begins:More than 70 authors, including Pulitzer prize winners Jennifer Egan and Louise Glück, have come to the defence of the editor and poet Jill Bialosky after she was accused of…
  • Oct 12

    Owens Corning wins at CAFC

    Owens Corning wins at CAFC
    Fast Felt Corporation owns U.S. Patent No. 8,137,757, which describes and claims methods for printing nail tabs or reinforcement strips on roofing or building cover material. Fast Felt sued Owens Corning for infringement, and Owens Corning…
Rank this Week: 130

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Uncontradicted testimony that defendant’s claim lacks scientific support requires judgment for plaintiff

    Uncontradicted testimony that defendant’s claim lacks scientific support requires judgment for plaintiff
    Rosendez v. Green Pharmaceuticals, No. D071073, 2017 WL 4400011 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 4, 2017) (unpublished)Plaintiffs alleged that Green’s SnoreStop, a homeopathic remedy for snoring, was a sugar pill falsely advertised to stop snoring.…
  • Oct 6

    Suing Doe reviewers under the Lanham Act fail

    Suing Doe reviewers under the Lanham Act fail
    Reybold Gp. v. Does 1-20, 2017 WL 4326360, No. 17-810 (D. Del. Sept. 29, 2017) (magistrate judge)Reybold sued the Does for infringement, dilution, injurious falsehood, and defamation based on their statements on ApartmentRatings.com about…
  • Oct 5

    Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn't violate players' rights of publicity

    Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn't violate players' rights of publicity
    Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc., No. 16-cv-01230 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 29, 2017) Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner played college football and sued FanDuel and DraftKings for violating their Indiana right of publicity. Defendants run…
Rank this Week: 141

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Sep 28

    Interpreting the On-Sale Bar Under the AIA

    Interpreting the On-Sale Bar Under the AIA
    In Helsinn Healthcare S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 855 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit interpreted, for the first time, what constitutes an “on-sale” bar under 35 U.S.C. 102(a)(1) of the Leahy-Smith…
  • Aug 24

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?

    Can You Trademark the Color Yellow for Cheerios?
    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh (June 1888). It is extremely difficult to secure trademark rights to a single color. Success stories are few and far between. Recently, General Mills,…
  • Aug 16

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data

    Court Breathes Life Into Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Online Data
    Last Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived a California man’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo, Inc. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA regulates any “consumer reporting…
Rank this Week: 122

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 22

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director

    PTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director
    Last week John Cabeca (left), Director of the Silicon Valley branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, delivered the Keynote Speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) in San…
  • Sep 21

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court

    $912M Qualcomm fine upheld by Korean court
    On Monday, September 4th, a South Korean court denied a request made by San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to rescind a fine levied last December by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over alleged…
  • Sep 14

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding

    CAFC says the U.S. may file a CBM proceeding
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a decision in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service, which upheld the invalidity of all challenged claims in a covered business method (CBM) challenge…
Rank this Week: 249

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Sep 19

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant

    Amazon Gives Additional Benefits to Trademark Registrant
    Amazon gives trademark owners a new reason to register their brands: it’s a ticket to enrolling in the Amazon Brand Registry program. Enrollment gives trademark owners access to enforcement tools within the Amazon marketplace,…
  • Aug 9

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars registration of trademarks that may “disparage” persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into “contempt, or disrepute” (the “disparagement”…
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
Rank this Week: 155

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

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

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Sep 14

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan

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

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

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

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data
    At the HIPAA Survival Guide and the Digital Business Law Group we are starting to grapple with the much broader question of when state laws require breach notification. As the NCSL states in their overview on this topic: Forty-eight…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 255

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • 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…
  • May 26

    When Is a Pump Not a Pump?

    When Is a Pump Not a Pump?
    Skedco, Inc. v. Strategic Operations, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2017) In this case, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's claim construction requiring that the claimed "pump" and "valve" be physically separate structures in a…
Rank this Week: 159

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
Rank this Week: 273

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 134

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 241

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 181

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 82

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 243

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 77

Automating Invention

Automating Invention

Covers computers, invention, and the law. By Robert Plotkin.

http://www.automatinginvention.com/
  • Dec 1

    Biological Models for Robot Design

    Biological Models for Robot Design
    MIT professor Sanbae Kim is studying the animal kingdom to find biological models for robot designs. Working with Stanford professor Mark Cutosky, Kim has designed robots like the Stickybot, named... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 29

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software
    Automatic program repair has long been a goal in the software industry. Finding and fixing bugs is currently a manual operation that represents a major portion of the software development life... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 15

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize
    The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) blog recently examined the role of monetary prize awards as an incentive for encouraging research in technical fields. In September, Netflix awarded a $1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 268

chosaq

chosaq

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

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

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

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

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

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 196

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: 3852

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Oct 16

    EPO – All Problems Solved?

    EPO – All Problems Solved?
    The European Patent Organisation consists of two organs: the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council. Pursuant to Art. 4 EPC, the task of the Organisation is to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European…
  • Oct 16

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine
    For many years, Spanish Courts have considered the “problem & solution approach” developed by the European Patent Office (“EPO”) to be a very useful tool for the purpose of trying to make an objective assessment of…
  • Oct 12

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court
    Although the Irish government scheduled a series of referendums for 2018 and 2019 last month, the referendum on Irish participation in the Unitary Patent system was not one of them. This was confirmed by the Department of Business, Enterprise…
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Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Oct 16

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible
    Various claims of two patents covering telephone call processing were found to be directed to respective patent-ineligible abstract ideas: “sequentially dialing a list of telephone numbers to overcome a busy signal,” and…
  • Oct 13

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement
    Pleading joint patent infringement of a method claim requires alleging that one defendant controlled the action of a third party or that two parties were engaged in a joint venture. In Sonrai System, LLC v. AMCS Group Inc., No. 16 C…
  • Oct 11

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground
    Hewlett Packard Enterprises (“HP”), accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930 owned by Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (“Network-1”), was recently estopped from relying on certain references and combinations thereof…
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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
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IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

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

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 16

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee
    The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks,…
  • Oct 9

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018
    Applications for the 2018 class of Women Deliver Young Leaders are now open. Women Deliver will be accepting 300 young advocates for the next class of Young Leaders. WHAT IS THE WOMEN DELIVER YOUNG LEADERS [...] The post Ending Soon: Call for…
  • Oct 7

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO
    Nigeria recently deposited four Instruments of Ratification of copyright treaties at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The instruments were deposited during the on-going…
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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 16

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?

    AGB: Wer hat wem abgeschrieben?
    Wer Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) für einen Onlineshop benötigt, kann sich solche AGB beispielsweise von einem Rechtsanwalt massschneidern lassen oder online eine Standardvorlage kaufen – oder…
  • Oct 4

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?

    Cookies: Was sagt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung?
    Die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der Europäischen Union (EU-DSGVO) ist ab dem 25. Mai 2018 anwendbar. Damit wird das Datenschutzrecht in der EU vollständig erneuert. Die EU-DSGVO ist voraussichtlich für die…
  • Oct 2

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt

    Nein, es wurden nicht 37 Bundesparlamentarier gehackt
    Im Tages-Anzeiger wird behauptet, jeder achte Bundesparlamentarier sei gehackt worden. Der Tages-Anzeiger schreibt von «37 gehackten National- und Ständeräten», was falsch ist. Gehackt wurden – soweit ersichtlich…
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The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

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

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

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

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 15

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)
    Duty to Disclose Does Not Include Duty to Respond to Examiner Confusion By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp., District Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 15

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 17, 2017 - "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patent Litigation Forum Selection in the Wake of TC Heartland" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) October 17, 2017 - "Strategic Considerations in…
  • Oct 14

    FCBA Webast on Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB

    FCBA Webast on Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB
    The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled "Taking Another Bite at the Apple: Multiple Proceedings Before the PTAB Involving the Same Patent" on October 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT). Russell E.…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière

    T1293/13 : paramètre mesuré avec une machine particulière
    Pour répondre à une objection de clarté en examen, la titulaire, alors demanderesse, avait précisé en revendication 1 que la perméabilité à l'air du vêtement revendiqué…
  • Oct 12

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Regimbeau recherche 2 Ingénieurs Brevets en Chimie POSTE 1: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE  POSTE 2: INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) SPECIALISE(E) EN CHIMIE CPI ET/OU MANDATAIRE EUROPEEN POSTES…
  • Oct 10

    T129/13 : substance active

    T129/13 : substance active
    La revendication 1 avait pour objet une composition comprenant: a) 1-50% d'un composant huileux ou cireux choisi parmi les acides dicarboxyliques en C9-C34, les alcools gras hydroxylés en C12-C30, [...], b) 0,1-5% d'une substance…
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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
  • Oct 15

    California Police and Civil Liberties Groups Agreed on a Simple Transparency Measure. Gov. Brown Vetoed It Anyway.

    California Police and Civil Liberties Groups Agreed on a Simple Transparency Measure. Gov. Brown Vetoed It Anyway.
    California Gov. Jerry Brown used the weekend to veto one of 2017's last remaining bills to shine light on police practices.  S.B. 345 was pretty straightforward: every law enforcement agency would have to upload its policies and training…
  • Oct 13

    Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act

    Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act
    This blog post was first published in The Hill on September 28, 2017. The federal government sees the U.S. border as a Constitution-free zone. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims that border officers—from Customs and Border…
  • Oct 12

    Victory! California Just Reformed Its Gang Databases and Made Them More Accountable

    Victory! California Just Reformed Its Gang Databases and Made Them More Accountable
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed A.B. 90, a bill that EFF advocated for to bring additional accountability and transparency to the various shared gang databases maintained by the State of California. With a campaign organized by a broad coalition…
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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.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update
    For those following noncompete and trade secrets legislative activity around the country, I just updated our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. (This is a never-ending task with so many states thinking about changing –…
  • Oct 10

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31
    Almost nine years in the making, Massachusetts is on the cusp of noncompete reform. And, decades in the making (yes, decades, thanks to Steve Chow‘s extraordinary efforts), Massachusetts is also poised to update its trade secrets…
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
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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/
  • Oct 15

    Crean aplicación para reportar a expertos daños en construccione

    Crean aplicación para reportar a expertos daños en construccione
    Boletín de prensa no.470   Crean aplicación para reportar a expertos daños en construcciones  Se toma una fotografía del inmueble y se incluye la ubicación con el GPS del celular.…
  • Oct 14

    La fluorescencia como técnica de investigación celular

    La fluorescencia como técnica de investigación celular
    Boletín de prensa no.465   La fluorescencia como técnica de investigación celular  Medusas, algas y libélulas son algunos de los organismos con la capacidad de “encenderse”, y los humanos…
  • Oct 14

    Lo que no sabías del alga espirulina

    Lo que no sabías del alga espirulina
    Por Israel Pérez Valencia Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ), a través de la Dirección de Vinculación…
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