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Federal Circuit on TM Law’s Information Matter Doctrine Federal Circuit on TM Law’s Information Matter Doctrine

by Dennis CrouchThe Federal Circuit has just reissued this important trademark decision as..
Deadline for Comments on USPTO RFC on Standards and IP Extended Deadline for Comments on USPTO RFC on Standards and IP Extended

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the deadline for comments on its joint..
Meeting Marvels: The Value and Necessity of Invention Disclosure Meetings Meeting Marvels: The Value and Necessity of Invention Disclosure Meetings

The single best tool available to increase patent value and decrease patent costs is not directed..
UFC, NBA & NFL Want to Fight Live Streaming Piracy With ‘Instant’ DMCA Takedowns UFC, NBA & NFL Want to Fight Live Streaming Piracy With ‘Instant’ DMCA Takedowns

The UFC, NBA, and NFL would like help from the U.S. Government to tackle live streaming piracy. The ..
Which VPN Providers Really Take Privacy Seriously in 2023? Which VPN Providers Really Take Privacy Seriously in 2023?

Choosing the right VPN can be a tricky endeavor. There are hundreds of VPN services out there..
Quad9 Blocks Pirate Site Globally After Sony Demanded €10,000 Fine Quad9 Blocks Pirate Site Globally After Sony Demanded €10,000 Fine

Following another setback in its legal dispute with Sony Music, Quad9 has decided to block pirate..
Sermon from the Bench: TTAB May Not “Altar” Course in Silence Sermon from the Bench: TTAB May Not “Altar” Course in Silence

by Dennis CrouchUniversal Life Church Monastery v. American Marriage Ministries (Fed. Cir. 2023)..
Sci-Hub’s Alexandra Elbakyan Receives EFF Award for Providing Access to Scientific Knowledge Sci-Hub’s Alexandra Elbakyan Receives EFF Award for Providing Access to Scientific Knowledge

The Electronic Frontier Foundation will award Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of the 'pirate' library..
Megaupload Fugitive Arrested By Armed Police 11 Years After The Raid Megaupload Fugitive Arrested By Armed Police 11 Years After The Raid

Since 2012, Kim Dotcom has been fighting extradition to the United States where he faces serious..
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 28: Senators Propose Bill to Tackle Foreign IP Theft;.. Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 28: Senators Propose Bill to Tackle Foreign IP Theft;..

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Two U.S. senators propose a bill to protect U.S. businesses from..
This Week in Washington IP: Proud Innovation, the State of the Global Economy, and Supply Chain.. This Week in Washington IP: Proud Innovation, the State of the Global Economy, and Supply Chain..

This week in Washington IP news, even though Congress is not in session, there are still some..
Federal Circuit Affirms Finding of Indefiniteness in Dispute Over Mobile Phone and Camera Patents Federal Circuit Affirms Finding of Indefiniteness in Dispute Over Mobile Phone and Camera Patents

by Dennis CrouchThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a finding by ..
Egyptian Authorities Shut Down Movizland and Arrest Operator Egyptian Authorities Shut Down Movizland and Arrest Operator

With help from anti-piracy coalition ACE, Egyptian law enforcement authorities have shut down..
High Court: YouTube-Ripping is Illegal. UK National Newspaper: Totally Legal High Court: YouTube-Ripping is Illegal. UK National Newspaper: Totally Legal

Ripping YouTube streams to MP3 files is something millions of people do every day. Most probably..
What the Dominion Voting Systems Case Could Mean for the FOX NEWS Trademark What the Dominion Voting Systems Case Could Mean for the FOX NEWS Trademark

The Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News attracted lots of attention. Claims of..
Double Patenting and Patent Term Adjustment Double Patenting and Patent Term Adjustment

by Dennis CrouchThe Federal Circuit recently issued an important decision in In re: Cellect, LLC..
Venue Transfer Games Continue: Rafqa Star v. Google Venue Transfer Games Continue: Rafqa Star v. Google

by Dennis CrouchRafqa Star LLC v. Google LLC, No. 6:22-cv-01207-ADA, 2022 WL 3747666 (W.D. Tex. Aug...
What Not to Look For: Establishing Secondary Meaning in Product Design Trade Dress What Not to Look For: Establishing Secondary Meaning in Product Design Trade Dress

Brand owners frequently encounter significant challenges in obtaining federal trade dress..
BREIN Won’t Take Piracy Warning Dispute to The Supreme Court BREIN Won’t Take Piracy Warning Dispute to The Supreme Court

Last fall, a court of appeals in the Netherlands ruled that internet provider Ziggo is not required ..
SEC Charges Justin Sun, TRON & BitTorrent Companies With Fraud SEC Charges Justin Sun, TRON & BitTorrent Companies With Fraud

Justin Sun, crypto entrepreneur and owner of the company formerly known as BitTorrent Inc., has..
Cloudflare Disables Access to ‘Pirated’ Content on its IPFS Gateway Cloudflare Disables Access to ‘Pirated’ Content on its IPFS Gateway

Cloudflare helps to provide access to millions of websites on the regular web. The company also..
Major Publishers Mull Legal Action Against Pirate Ebook Platform Major Publishers Mull Legal Action Against Pirate Ebook Platform

With Sci-Hub and Z-Library making headlines over the past few months and the Internet Archive's..
Certiorari Petition: Wakefield v. Blackboard – Challenging Judge Newman’s Competency Certiorari Petition: Wakefield v. Blackboard – Challenging Judge Newman’s Competency

by Dennis CrouchThis week, the Supreme Court is considering the re-filed certiorari petition of..
China Gains on Top Filers at European Patent Office China Gains on Top Filers at European Patent Office

U.S. companies and inventors still filed more patent applications with the European Patent Office..
Nearly $500 million in Economic Benefit From Fewer NHK-Fintiv Denials at the PTAB: Report Nearly $500 million in Economic Benefit From Fewer NHK-Fintiv Denials at the PTAB: Report

The Perryman Group, in a recent economic study commissioned by Unified Edge, has found that over..
Software-Related U.S. Patent Grants in 2022 Remained Steady While Chinese Software Patents Rose 8% Software-Related U.S. Patent Grants in 2022 Remained Steady While Chinese Software Patents Rose 8%

As an update to my previous posts from 2017, 2019, 2020, March 2021, August 2021, and 2022, it has..
Branded by AI: How AI Tools Can Help Brand Owners—Now and in the Future Branded by AI: How AI Tools Can Help Brand Owners—Now and in the Future

Resources such as marketing and branding agencies can help new businesses struggling to find a..
Establishing Guidelines for Patent Damages: The Garretson v. Clark Case of 1884 Establishing Guidelines for Patent Damages: The Garretson v. Clark Case of 1884

by Dennis CrouchCalculating damages for patent infringement can be a complex task, particularly..
U.S. Government Sides with Teva in Skinny Label SCOTUS Fight U.S. Government Sides with Teva in Skinny Label SCOTUS Fight

The U.S. Solicitor General on Wednesday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court..
Huge Piracy Site Killed By Egypt Gets Sewn Back To Life Like Osiris Huge Piracy Site Killed By Egypt Gets Sewn Back To Life Like Osiris

Last month the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment worked with Egyptian authorities to shut..
Terms of Obligation in IP Licenses: Respecting Tradition While Enhancing Clarity Terms of Obligation in IP Licenses: Respecting Tradition While Enhancing Clarity

In teaching Intellectual Property (IP) licensing for the Licensing Executives Society (USA &..
Copyright Holders Score ‘Dynamic’ Pirate Site Blocking Order in Argentina Copyright Holders Score ‘Dynamic’ Pirate Site Blocking Order in Argentina

A national court in Buenos Aires, Argentina, requires local Internet providers to block thirty..
Stipulated Judgment must be Unambiguous; and the Canon of Common Sense Claim Construction Stipulated Judgment must be Unambiguous; and the Canon of Common Sense Claim Construction

by Dennis CrouchAlterWAN sued Amazon for patent infringement back in 2019, asserting two patents..
This Week in Washington IP: Strategic IP Competition with China, Artificial Intelligence in the.. This Week in Washington IP: Strategic IP Competition with China, Artificial Intelligence in the..

This week in Washington IP news, several congressional committees are holding important hearings..
Publisher Suing YouTube For Piracy Sells ‘Retold’ Version of Prince Harry’s Book Publisher Suing YouTube For Piracy Sells ‘Retold’ Version of Prince Harry’s Book

Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' sold over 3.2 million copies globally in its first week of release...
Oscar Nominees See Interest Spike on Pirate Sites Oscar Nominees See Interest Spike on Pirate Sites

For filmmakers, it’s an incredible honor to be nominated for an Oscar. The added exposure can also..
Abitron v. Hetronic: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Trademark Law Abitron v. Hetronic: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Trademark Law

by Dennis CrouchThe Supreme Court held oral arguments on March 21, 2023 in the international..
OPAL, world's most comprehensive SEP landscape tool introduces VENN to automatically show licensor.. OPAL, world's most comprehensive SEP landscape tool introduces VENN to automatically show licensor..

Unified Portal’s OPAL (Objective PAtent Landscape) report was designed to address asymmetries in..
What Damages Can You Get for Infringing a Patent? What Damages Can You Get for Infringing a Patent?

When it comes to patent infringement, two main types of damages are typically awarded: reasonable..
What is a Restriction Requirement in Patent Applications at USPTO? What is a Restriction Requirement in Patent Applications at USPTO?

Learn about restriction requirements for patent applications at USPTO and how they affect your..