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Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Jun 9

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash

    Feather Dustup: Pharrell's Couture Culture Clash
    Q from Time magazine:  When is cultural appropriation appropriate?  A from your favorite law prof:  Click here.  (Short answer:  Definitely not in this case.  Long answer:  Here's…
  • Nov 6

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line

    "Trademark" Trademarked for Burch Daughters' Line
     Another Burch brand is launching in the fashion space, this time the brainchild of Pookie and Louisa Burch.  And  what have the daughters of Chris and stepdaughters of Tory called their label?  Trademark,…
  • Oct 17

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation

    Protected Pleat: New Perry Ellis bio celebrates trademarked innovation
    American designer Perry Ellis, celebrated in a new and comprehensive biography, was a true innovator -- in fashion design and in law.  Not only did he embrace licensing as a means of extending his empire, but his eponymous company…
Rank this Week: 46

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Feb 20

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”
    The Federal Circuit held a distribution agreement including transfer of title to the distributor and exclusivity in the United States for three years to be an “offer for sale” under the on-sale bar. In The Medicines Company v.…
  • Feb 16

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112
    The phrase “minimal redundancy” in a patent claim was indefinite under 35 USC § 112 where the patent specification inconsistently described levels of redundancy achieved by its system.  Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility
    Considering the patent-eligibility of claims directed to archiving digital assets, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court decision invalidating an independent claim under 35 USC § 101 and Alice, while vacating and remanding a…
Rank this Week: 75

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 13

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: BMI Music Sues Michigan City Restaurant Over Song Copyright

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: BMI Music Sues Michigan City Restaurant Over Song Copyright
    Fort Wayne, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiffs, Broadcast Music, Inc., of New York, New York, EMI Consortium Songs Inc. d/b/a/ EMI Longitude Music Co., EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Universal Music-Z Tunes LLC d/b/a/ Universal Music Z…
  • Feb 9

    234 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in January 2018

    234 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in January 2018
    Overhauser Law Offices the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign trademark searches, trademark applications and assists with enforcing trademarks via infringement litigation and licensing. Registration No.  Word Mark Click…
  • Feb 5

    Patent Office Issues 171 Patents To Indiana Citizens in January 2018

    Patent Office Issues 171 Patents To Indiana Citizens in January 2018
    Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign patent searches, patent applications and assists with enforcing patents via infringement litigation and licensing. The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 171…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Feb 12

    Loss or Damage Is Sufficient Under CFAA

    Loss or Damage Is Sufficient Under CFAA
    Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, “loss” and “damage” are not synonyms. The CFAA provides that “any person who suffers damage or loss” caused by a violation of its terms can sue for compensatory…
  • Jan 5

    How a Strategic Counterclaim Can Backfire

    How a Strategic Counterclaim Can Backfire
    Nobody likes to get sued. It can be an expensive and soul-draining proposition, even if you win. Under the so-called “American Rule,” litigants are responsible for paying their own legal fees, regardless of which party wins the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
  • Feb 13

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?
    Just a short entry today about an interesting new NBER paper by Bronwyn Hall (Berkeley Economics) and Christian Helmers (Santa Clara Business) (behind a paywall, sorry, though most academics can download for free). The question is what…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
  • Feb 19

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?
    Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017). Elizabeth Adelman For those of us who are not engineers or programmers, magical results appear when we run searches in…
Rank this Week: 186

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    TTAB Affirms Failure-to-Function Refusal of Ribbon/Banner Background Design for Horse Tail Cleaner

    TTAB Affirms Failure-to-Function Refusal of Ribbon/Banner Background Design for Horse Tail Cleaner
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the design shown below, for "Non-medicated cleaning preparations for livestock, horses, and domestic animals, ...." and various other products for said animals, agreeing with Examining Attorney Barbara…
  • Feb 16

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    A TTAB judge once stated that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods or services. Presented for your perusal are three recent TTAB decisions in Section 2(d) appeals. One…
  • Feb 15

    TTAB Test: Is TWEEDS Generic for Shirts and Sweaters?

    TTAB Test: Is TWEEDS Generic for Shirts and Sweaters?
    The USPTO refused registration of TWEEDS for "shirts; sweaters" on the Supplemental Register, deeming the term to be generic for the goods. Applicant argued that "[t]weed is a fabric, not a shirt or sweater," and that "tweeds" is "merely…
Rank this Week: 153

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    IAM blog quotes Lemley

    IAM blog quotes Lemley
    From IAM's Patent owners in the US get a big boost after the Federal Circuit hands down a key 101 decision Just how significant might this shift be? Well, Stanford Law School’s Professor Mark Lemley immediately took to Twitter to…
  • Feb 18

    DNJ analyzes "puffery" in WILLIAM T. HOEY v. INSMED INCORPORATED

    DNJ analyzes "puffery" in WILLIAM T. HOEY v. INSMED INCORPORATED
    On the subject of "puffery," note a recent decision in the District of New Jersey in the caseWILLIAM T. HOEY v. INSMED INCORPORATED, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24907, which included text:Lead Plaintiff Bucks County Employees Retirement Fund…
  • Feb 18

    Patent pool for CRISPR technology?

    Patent pool for CRISPR technology?
    See The competition law issues of the CRISPR patent pool IPBiz previously discussed patent pool issues as to embryonic stem cells as well as motivations in the aviation patent pool of the early 20th century.For example, Patent Thickets and…
Rank this Week: 197

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 19

    Who's in Charge Here? Or Is the PTAB Bound by USPTO Guidances?

    Who's in Charge Here? Or Is the PTAB Bound by USPTO Guidances?
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a decision from an appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board following rejection of claims to an isolated nucleic acid apparently (to applicants) falling within the scope of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Feb 18

    Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

    Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)
    By Michael Borella -- Aatrix brought an infringement action against Green Shades in the Middle District of Florida, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,171,615 and 8,984,393. Green Shades filed a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss on the…
  • Feb 18

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    February 20, 2018 - "Patent-Eligibility in 2018: Current Status and Best Practices" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) February 20, 2018 - "Managing and Defending Against Patent Infringement Lawsuits:…
Rank this Week: 112

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 111

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 16

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean
    Nucap Indus. Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, et al., No. 15 C 2207, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 7, 2017) (Kim, Mag. J.). Judge Kim granted without prejudice defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) motion for a protective order barring the…
  • Feb 14

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim
    Lawson Prods., Inc. v. Midwest Motor Supply Co. d/b/a Kimball Midwest, No. 17 C 1250, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 8, 2017) (Gilbert, Mag. J.). Judge Gilbert granted in part defendant Kimball Midwest’s motion for a protective order…
  • Feb 12

    Northern District Offering Trial Bar Members Training Seminars re Prisoner Representation

    Northern District Offering Trial Bar Members Training Seminars re Prisoner Representation
    The Northern District of Illinois has invited Northern District Trial Bar attorneys to a pair of CLE programs on Thursday, February 15, including; Anatomy of a Prisoner Civil Rights Case – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Medical Claims –…
Rank this Week: 210

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Feb 9

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?
    The Deceptively Simple Rule Determining whether or not a product infringes a particular patent is simple in theory, but quite complicated in practice. To avoid infringing a patent all you have to do is avoid doing at least ONE thing (and its…
  • Jan 16

    Top Ten Black Inventor

    Top Ten Black Inventor
    In honor of Black History Month, I have compiled a list of my top ten black inventors of all time. While these particular individuals may not be as famous as other black inventors, these individuals are all unparalleled in their unique…
  • Jan 10

    No Friend to Inventors, California Congressman Darrell Issa Retire

    No Friend to Inventors, California Congressman Darrell Issa Retire
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has just announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. This comes as a pleasant surprise to inventors and technology-driven startups. Since being named Chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Feb 1

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/31/18 – Bots, ’Bots and More Bot

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/31/18 – Bots, ’Bots and More Bot
    Bots get purged, bots hijack the IoT, bots come to your emotional rescue and more! (There is some non-bot news, as well.) Burger King goes political (and viral) with a video weighing in on the debate over Net Neutrality. (Aaron Mak, Slate) Is…
  • Jan 23

    Artificial Intelligence: All Our Patent Are Belong to You 3.0

    Artificial Intelligence: All Our Patent Are Belong to You 3.0
    Three years after Elon Musk announced in his famous “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” blog post that Tesla would be opening all of its patents to the public, he tweeted a recommendation of Max Tegmark’s recent book Life…
  • Jan 17

    Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policie

    Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policie
    Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), all employees have a right to engage in protected concerted activity, even if they are not unionized. Such activities include those performed for the mutual aid or protection of all…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Feb 20

    Investigadores mexicanos desarrollan método para administrar insulina vía oral

    Investigadores mexicanos desarrollan método para administrar insulina vía oral
    A partir de compuestos del maíz crean micro cápsulas que al ser ingeridas harán llegar de forma segura la hormona al colon desde donde se distribuirá al organismo Por décadas, farmacéuticas y centros…
  • Feb 20

    Sistema Kinnil: productividad industrial a la mexicana

    Sistema Kinnil: productividad industrial a la mexicana
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Chihuahua, Chihuahua. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Ante la necesidad del sector industrial chihuahuense de tener una mayor productividad y reducir los “tiempos muertos” durante sus procesos, la…
  • Feb 20

    Galardonan investigación en fármacos de nueva generación que inhiben infecciones virale

    Galardonan investigación en fármacos de nueva generación que inhiben infecciones virale
    Los descubrimientos de un joven investigador del Cinvestav están enfocados al herpes simple tipo 1 y el adenovirus; sin embargo, funcionaría con el virus del zika y la rabia En el mundo hay tres mil 700 millones de personas…
Rank this Week: 2723

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4169

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 20

    Blockchain And The Visual Art

    Blockchain And The Visual Art
    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond…
  • Feb 2

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]
    By Laura B. Richardson* On October 26, 2017, the EASL Section hosted a panel discussion, “Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues”, at the New York City offices of Arent Fox, LLP. The program was attended by approximately 30…
  • Dec 28

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium
    By Caroline I. Keegan* The contemporary art industry and the legal community differ notably in their conceptions of art. The two worlds do not agree on what art is, a disagreement that causes some artwork to have no legal protections, while…
Rank this Week: 2914

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2463

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: 4390

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
  • Feb 20

    Arbitration in art world dispute

    Arbitration in art world dispute
    In arbitration, disputes are resolved with binding effect by a person or persons acting in a judicial manner in private, rather than by a national court of law that would have jurisdiction unless the parties have prior agreement to exclude…
  • Feb 18

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art
    The Washington Post’s Phillip Kennicott on why The Hirshhorn Museum’s decision to pull a Krzysztof Wodiczko video projection last week is “an unnecessary concession to the new American troll culture, a vocal demographic that…
  • Feb 16

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?
    I have to study this opinion further, but U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest’s answer of “yes” to this question seems like the correct one (and not that controversial).
Rank this Week: 4281

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: 3434

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 20

    No tolls for troll

    No tolls for troll
    The thing about copyright law we all understand is that no one understands it. We have all written about the old Righthaven copyright trolling scam, as everyone [...]
  • Feb 13

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney
    This short excerpt from a routine by John Mulaney focuses on killing one brand. But it’s one that a lot of people hate, so we’re [...]
  • Feb 2

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice
    Vegas Hockey Team Faces Off Against The U.S. Army Over Trademark Dispute https://t.co/nG75thsZSB pic.twitter.com/TQ52utw359 — TTABlog (@TTABlog) February 2, 2018 As usual, a close look [...]
Rank this Week: 554

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance

    From Legal Tech/Law.Com news: A Bug Bounty for Discounts on Cyber Insurance
    From our friends at Law.Com: In the growing market for cyber insurance, carriers are trying to compete on price.  One carrier, Coalition is offering discounts if your company creates a partnership with a “white hat hacker”…
  • Feb 16

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice

    Merger Grows Pittsburgh Business and Litigation Law Firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C.: Strengthens Litigation Practice
    Pittsburgh based law firm Houston Harbaugh, P.C. has announced its merger with the former and preeminent litigation boutique Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN®) effective January 1, 2018. The merger creates a 43 lawyer firm…
  • Feb 15

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top 100 IP blogs on the net by Feedspot. The Pittsburgh  law firm of Houston Harbaugh looks forward ……
Rank this Week: 2493

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Meritless Invalidity and Unenforceability Claim Justifies Award of Attorney Fee

    Meritless Invalidity and Unenforceability Claim Justifies Award of Attorney Fee
    Following dismissal of plaintiff's invalidity and unenforceability claims for lack of standing and failure to state a claim, the court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff's litigation…
  • Feb 16

    Audio-Video Doorbell Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Audio-Video Doorbell Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s audio-video doorbell patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract idea. "⁠[T]he Court…
  • Feb 15

    Successful Motion to Intervene Waives Venue Challenge

    Successful Motion to Intervene Waives Venue Challenge
    The court denied intervenors' motions to sever and transfer plaintiff's actions against them for improper venue because intervenors waived venue through their intervention. "By definition, an intervenor is '⁠[s]omeone who voluntarily…
Rank this Week: 4115

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 20

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email
    Email has become an integral part of the way in which most businesses conduct their day-to-day affairs. According to a recent study, the number of worldwide email users will rise from 3.7 billion in 2018 to over 4.1 billion by 2021. While…
  • Feb 15

    “Two’s company, three may be a crowd”: the importance of considering third-party beneficiarie

    “Two’s company, three may be a crowd”: the importance of considering third-party beneficiarie
    In a typical M&A transaction, the vendor and the purchaser are front and centre stage. The spotlight is focused on the parties to the transaction, the negotiations and “papering” the deal. However, together with their…
  • Feb 14

    2018 merger review thresholds for Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

    2018 merger review thresholds for Competition Act and Investment Canada Act
    The threshold for certain pre-closing net benefit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and the threshold for a pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act have been increased for 2018. Competition…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Feb 20

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Data on the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    In preparing for the Evil Twin Debate on the DTSA, David Levine (Elon) and Chris Seaman (Washington & Lee) were kind enough to share a draft of their empirical study of cases arising under the first year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.…
  • Feb 14

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment

    Hall & Helmers on the European Patent Convention's Impact on Patent Filings and Foreign Direct Investment
    The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, which Michael Risch posted about yesterday, caught my eye as well. As Michael explained, economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian Helmers…
  • Feb 13

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?

    How Does Country Consolidation Affect Patenting?
    Just a short entry today about an interesting new NBER paper by Bronwyn Hall (Berkeley Economics) and Christian Helmers (Santa Clara Business) (behind a paywall, sorry, though most academics can download for free). The question is what…
Rank this Week: 1482

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
  • Feb 20

    Aatrix Software v. Green Shades Software: Pleading must be taken as true on 101 motion to dismi

    Aatrix Software v. Green Shades Software: Pleading must be taken as true on 101 motion to dismi
    "The Aatrix ruling is significant because when deciding a motion to dismiss all factual allegations made by the plaintiff (i.e., the patent owner) in the complaint are supposed to be taken as true," explained patent attorney Gene Quinn. "The…
  • Feb 20

    Microsoft HoloLens: Will Gamble on Holographic Technology Pay?

    Microsoft HoloLens: Will Gamble on Holographic Technology Pay?
    Microsoft enters the marketplace with its futuristic mixed reality headset — HoloLens — which on a first glance looks like a Gadget straight out of a Bond movie. When most tech companies are focusing on developing a Virtual…
  • Feb 20

    Investor’s Guide to Safe Cryptocurrency Trading Online

    Investor’s Guide to Safe Cryptocurrency Trading Online
    It is no wonder that Bitcoin has recently reached a record of $600 billion in the total market value, and Thomas J. Lee, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, predicts the total value of Bitcoin to reach $1.2 trillion by the end…
Rank this Week: 3772

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/
  • Feb 20

    Aatrix Software v. Green Shades Software: Pleading must be taken as true on 101 motion to dismi

    Aatrix Software v. Green Shades Software: Pleading must be taken as true on 101 motion to dismi
    "The Aatrix ruling is significant because when deciding a motion to dismiss all factual allegations made by the plaintiff (i.e., the patent owner) in the complaint are supposed to be taken as true," explained patent attorney Gene Quinn. "The…
  • Feb 20

    Microsoft HoloLens: Will Gamble on Holographic Technology Pay?

    Microsoft HoloLens: Will Gamble on Holographic Technology Pay?
    Microsoft enters the marketplace with its futuristic mixed reality headset — HoloLens — which on a first glance looks like a Gadget straight out of a Bond movie. When most tech companies are focusing on developing a Virtual…
  • Feb 20

    Investor’s Guide to Safe Cryptocurrency Trading Online

    Investor’s Guide to Safe Cryptocurrency Trading Online
    It is no wonder that Bitcoin has recently reached a record of $600 billion in the total market value, and Thomas J. Lee, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, predicts the total value of Bitcoin to reach $1.2 trillion by the end…
Rank this Week: 4208

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: 469

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    It is time for the IPKat's tour of IP around the web! [Week 5-11 February]Let's first focus on copyright. Can You Copyright a Pose? In the past, this question has already been dealt with in case-law but Michael Risch (Written Description…
  • Feb 19

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year
    Are the rain clouds of US NPE litigation gatheringover Europe and will Brussels act?  Does Europe have a patent troll problem? It depends on who you ask and if you think trolls, non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion…
  • Feb 19

    Here we go again? Strong brands as a barrier to entry, this time from "The Economist"

    Here we go again? Strong brands as a barrier to entry, this time from "The Economist"
    It was just one line in a full- page, two-column long article that appeared in the January 6th issue of The Economist. Entitled “Schumpeter|The year of the incumbents: In 2018 conventional firms will give Silicon Valley a run for its…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 20

    Isolating and Measuring a Natural Phenomenon

    Isolating and Measuring a Natural Phenomenon
    by Dennis Crouch Ex Parte Simons, APPEAL 2016-002684 (Patent Tr. & App. Bd. Jan. 31, 2018) (Decision on Rehearing) In this case pending before the USPTO, Australian company Haplomic Technologies is seeking to patent a method of…
  • Feb 19

    Some Laws Regarding Laws of Nature

    Some Laws Regarding Laws of Nature
    United States Declaration of Independence When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate…
  • Feb 19

    Apology to Judge Reyna

    Apology to Judge Reyna
    I want to pause here for a moment to make an apology to Federal Circuit Judge Reyna regarding what could easily be perceived as poor taste humor.  I continue to have the highest respect for the Judge and hope that it was not taken in…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 20

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar

    A Sole of Color - Louboutin Red Shoe Sole Potentially Possible to Register as TM, Says AG Szpunar
    After discussing the Louboutin shoe sole case some time ago, one envisioned the matter going ahead to the CJEU without a hitch. Unbeknownst to this writer, the CJEU decided to assess the case in the Grand Chamber (essentially en banc), and…
  • Feb 9

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?

    Limited Harbor Space - When Does an ISP Lose Safe Harbor Protection in the US?
    Safe harbor provisions for intermediaries on the Internet are the cornerstone of keeping it functional, open and above all fair. Without protection for intermediaries, including ISPs, many entities could create an environment of monitoring…
  • Jan 31

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?

    That Sounds Good - Do You Have IP Rights in Your Own Voice?
    Even though many of us don't like the sound of our own voice (although some way less than others), it is still a very personal aspect of who we are and often a very unique identifier. It can also be very valuable, with some…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?

    Are These INOMax Therapeutic Method Claims Directed To A Natural Phenomenon?
    In Mallinckrodt Hospital Prods. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Distrib., Inc., Judge Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated personalized method of treatment claims under 35 USC § 101 as being directed to a…
  • Feb 12

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?

    When Does An RCE Stop The PTA Clock?
    In Novartis v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit agreed with the USPTO that “time spent in a continued examination” does not count towards the three years the USPTO is allotted to examine a patent before if…
  • Feb 5

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection

    PTAB Enters Sua Sponte Patent Eligibility Rejection
    We’ve written previously about ex parte decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirming patent eligibility rejections that seem to be inconsistent with the USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. Apparently,…
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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/
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Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 19

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”

    The Moral Case Against “Bitcoin Cash”
    Most people opposed to the “Bitcoin Cash” project are critical of their hijacking the brand name. There is no trademark protection available for the term “Bitcoin”. That means that anyone is free to call their…
  • Feb 10

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project

    “Petro” Cryptocurrency Project
    I think the idea of issuing a new cryptocurrency backed by Venezuela’s oil reserves is very interesting. The present state of the proposal may have some problems. But it’s a good start. For one, it probably can’t be worse…
  • Jan 16

    German Renewable Energy Revival

    German Renewable Energy Revival
    The last elections in Germany on 24 September last year still haven’t resulted in a government coalition. Now there is a new document published on January 12th that summarizes the results of talks between the CDU/CSU and the SPD…
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Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Feb 19

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie

    WiFi One Ripple Effect & Concurrent Litigation Strategie
    PTAB Trial Practice Changes & Evolution of Parallel Litigation Two separate webinars this week for those looking to keep abreast of PTAB evolution and related litigation practices. First, up, this month’s edition of the…
  • Feb 15

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC

    PTAB Sovereign Immunity Dispute Heads to CAFC
    Federal Circuit to Consider PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defense State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment. To date, a handful of such entities have successfully leveraged the same immunity…
  • Feb 14

    CAFC Teaches Away on Teaching Away

    CAFC Teaches Away on Teaching Away
    Divergent Technical Teachings of a Primary Reference Matter in an Obviousness Analysis A popular counter-argument to an obviousness attack is that the primary reference of the combination “teaches away” from the proposed…
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Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 19

    Deception and IP Strategy

    Deception and IP Strategy
    An act of deception has won many a military battle – from Sun Tzu to the Trojan Horse, from Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Napolean to the Spaniards defeating the overwhelmingly more numerous Incas. Here are some examples that I have…
  • Feb 12

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast
    It’s been widely said (and attributed to Peter Drucker), that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Whilst Mark Fields made that particular phrase popular, Drucker definitely made it clear that culture will block attempts to implement a…
  • Feb 5

    Plan

    Plan
    Everyone has plans.  Those who excel at implementing ‘the plan’ are usually operating on old information. If you have up to date information and high quality analysis you can make your çompetitor’s plans…
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Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Feb 19

    Over 30% of New Drug Approvals in 2017 were Personalized Medicine

    Over 30% of New Drug Approvals in 2017 were Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently published its “Personalized Medicine at FDA: 2017 Progress Report” (Report) that highlights drug approval developments and milestones achieved in 2017. Last year was notable for a…
  • Nov 26

    FDA Releases Stem Cell Guidance Document

    FDA Releases Stem Cell Guidance Document
    Therapies that use autologous or allogeneic stem cells are examples of early personalized therapies. Removing cells from a patient and reintroducing them to the same or a matched patient, for example, as done in bone marrow transplants or…
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
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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
  • Feb 19

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"
    A central question in law and economics is how people will behave in the presence of legal rules. An essential part of that inquiry is what makes people happy or unhappy – what increases or decreases their “subjective…
  • Feb 12

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”
    Interpreting the language of contracts is the most common and least satisfactory task courts perform in contract disputes. In this Chicago’s Best Ideas lecture Professor Strahilevitz proposes to take much of this task out of the hands…
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Coming Soon: Creative Brand Protection Event

    Coming Soon: Creative Brand Protection Event
    We’re always looking forward, but every once in a while we look in the rear-view mirror and become amazed at how far we’ve come since our humble beginnings a short nine years ago. Well, it’s almost time to celebrate another…
  • Feb 16

    Lawsuit Verdict Makes Grumpy Cat Smile

    Lawsuit Verdict Makes Grumpy Cat Smile
    For anyone unfamiliar with internet cat personalities, Grumpy Cat is a well-known feline whose dwarfism and underbite culminate in a perpetual—and adorable—sour expression.  Grumpy Cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce. …
  • Feb 12

    Snickers Has a Cross Section TM Registration!

    Snickers Has a Cross Section TM Registration!
    It is frequently becoming more and more difficult to remember all the topics we’ve covered here over the last — almost — nine years. A recent Snickers end cap display jogged my memory: Turns out, eight months into this…
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Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO

    Constitutional Law Alert for the EPO
    What can people, in particular citizens of Munich and Bavaria, do if they feel that elementary constitutional rights are infringed, not somewhere abroad and far away, but literally next door, at the Isar river banks or in the Pschorrhöfe…
  • Feb 19

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon

    Collecting Evidence in Patent Cases – The Power of Saisie-Contrefaçon
    Here at the Kluwer Patent Blog we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Benjamin May on collecting evidence in patent cases and have him address issues on the power of seize and search orders, the harmonisation efforts of…
  • Feb 14

    Plans for training of judges Unified Patent Court are ready

    Plans for training of judges Unified Patent Court are ready
    Despite the uncertainty about what will happen in Germany with the Unified Patent Court Agreement, the UK is heading for ratification of the UPCA and preparations for the court are going on. In the UK, the legislative steps have been…
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 19

    Design Principles for Consumer Protection Legislation (Guest Blog Post)

    Design Principles for Consumer Protection Legislation (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Samuel Becher, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [Eric’s note: I’m pleased to share this guest blog post from Prof. Samuel Becher, whose work has been mentioned on…
  • Feb 16

    In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart New

    In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart New
    Ugh, this decision is bad. How bad is it? It makes me sympathetic to Breitbart, and I didn’t even know that was possible. You may want a box of tissues nearby before reading this. The TL;DR: for over a…
  • Feb 15

    Roundup of Materials from HTLI’s Content Moderation & Removal Conference

    Roundup of Materials from HTLI’s Content Moderation & Removal Conference
    On February 2, 2018, the High Tech Law Institute held a groundbreaking conference, “Content Moderation and Removal at Scale.” The conference explored how Internet companies operationalize their content moderation…
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Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 1521

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/
  • Feb 19

    USPTO to hold 2018 National Trademark Expo July 27 and 28 in Washington, DC

    USPTO to hold 2018 National Trademark Expo July 27 and 28 in Washington, DC
    The USPTO will be holding another Trademark Expo this year. The event will take place on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Washington,DC at the National Museum of American History. The event features a wide range of…
  • Feb 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary: February 9, 2018

    TPAC Meeting Summary: February 9, 2018
    Last week, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA. While I was unable to attend in person, I was able to watch the video. Here is a rundown of key things covered in … Continue…
  • Feb 16

    Beware of scam from “Domain Listings”

    Beware of scam from “Domain Listings”
    A client received the domain name scam below last week. This solicitation is similar to scams targeting trademark owners – it looks official and it is has zero legitimate value. An “Annual Website Domain Listing on internet…
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QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 18

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement
    This is just a sad update to our earlier story, but now it's official: CloudFlare has ceased serving Sci-Hub, in accordance with the court-ordered Internet damage we wrote about earlier. Take a moment to consider: This is the same CloudFlare…
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

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

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking
    It was just a matter of time before some large-scale holder of copyright monopolies tried this in the U.S... The American Chemical Society has asked a U.S. court to require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access -- that is, refuse…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Projet de report de 3 ans du début de l'examen

    Projet de report de 3 ans du début de l'examen
    L'OEB a lancé une consultation sur son projet de report optionnel du début de l'examen. La tendance actuelle à l'OEB est à la réduction de la durée des procédures d'examen et d'opposition…
  • Feb 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le Cabinet Beau de Loménie recrute pour son bureau de Paris  Un ingénieur brevets confirmé (h/f)  Spécialisé(e) en chimie  Mandataire européen et/ou  Conseil en…
  • Feb 14

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    The Swatch Group Ltd is the world's largest manufacturer of Swiss quality watches, watch movements and components. The Group has 18 watch brands, including Blancpain, Breguet, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Calvin Klein and Swatch. Not only…
Rank this Week: 823