Week’s news headlines – September 1st, 2017

Copyrights Showtime files copyright suit against Mayweather-McGregor livestreaming sites A great deal of hype and publicity has been building in the days leading up to the boxing match taking place on Saturday, August 26th between professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/25/showtime-files-copyright-suit-mayweather-mcgregor-livestreaming-sites/id=87337/ Bill Nye files suit against Disney, Buena Vista for […]

Week’s news headlines – August 25th, 2017

Patents Building a Portfolio in a Depressed Patent Market In a recent article that was first published in The Hill, I stated that American innovators have paid a heavy price for shortsighted sweeping changes made to address abusive patent litigation http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/20/building-portfolio-depressed-patent-market/id=86918/ Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear […]

Week’s news headlines – Jun 2nd 2017

Trademarks Federal Circuit vacates TTAB decision over wine mark The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over a wine company’s trademark. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/federal-circuit-vacates-ttab-decision-over-wine-mark-14122 Metatags: the invisible enemy Website owners should monitor metatags carefully to avoid claims of trademark infringement, as […]

Week’s news headlines – May 19th 2017

Patents Federal Circuit upholds Twitter patent victory In a decision handed down on Friday, May 12, the court affirmed a ruling that five messaging patents owned by New York-based EasyWeb Innovations were invalid. http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=12ce9bdfbe&e=3ec0545e64 PTAB: no longer a death squad The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has come a long way since being branded […]

Week’s news headlines – May 12th 2017

Patents In a patent market showing signs of significant price depression, Snap reportedly pays $7.7 million for a single geofilter asset As readers of the IAM Market blog won’t have failed to notice, the patent transaction trade is currently at something of a low ebb. Generally speaking, sellers outnumber buyers; and some of the top […]

Week’s news headlines – Apr. 7th 2017

Copyright Warner Bros tangled up in $900m ‘The Conjuring’ copyright claim Gerald Brittle, the author of a book on paranormal investigators, has taken a shot at Warner Bros in a copyright infringement claim focusing on film franchise “The Conjuring”. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/warner-bros-tangled-up-in-900m-the-conjuring-copyright-claim-13751 Producers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ win dismissal of copyright suit over ‘Soft Kitty’ lyrics […]

Week´s news headlines – Aug. 26th 2016

Intellectual Property Implications of the Medical Wearable and Wellness Device Revolution for Startups We are exploding into a transformative revolution in the data processing and miniature biometric sensor space. This is fueling advances in both wearable “medical” devices as well as enabling a new industry in sometimes closely related wearable “wellness” devices. While both established […]