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Daniel Ballard

The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #trademark
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #trademark
Ugh: Inventor’s #patent firm negligent. Then its malpractice atty missed SOL. Now it has to pay attys’ fees [pdf]
CAFC oral arg’t over whether a #trademark is merely descriptive [mp3] TTAB ruling [pdf]
The Court held the plaintiff had no #copyright to assert. It's consideration of defendant's fair use affirmative de……
No one. There, conference over. And, no, it's not any more complicated than that. Anyone who says otherwise is inve……
D.C. Circuit amends Dodd-Frank to put the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Presidential supervision [pdf]
The transcript of today's Supreme Court oral arg't in the Samsung v. Apple design #patent case: [pdf]
2nd Cir. holds use of Abbot & Costello "Who's On First" routine was not a fair use but heirs own no #copyright [pdf]
In 2011 @US_EDA authorized to issue loan guarantees to SMBE’s to create innovative technologies. 5 years later …
. @DHSgov seeking comments on its proposed rule to “parole” foreign #entrepreneurs into the U.S. to create #startups
9th Cir oral arg’t in service provider DMCA immunity #copyright case: Ruling below explained
Smart 9th Cir oral arg’t over the evidence required for a #trademark injunction Ruling below
The new rules apply to all TTAB proceedings pending on or initiated after January 14, 2017. #trademark…
#eBook #authors & their attorneys: New court ruling on the sample licensing provision in a distribution ag't: [pdf]
The @USGSA is contracting for an #artist to create #art for a new federal courthouse in South Carolina:
IP job: The Justice Department is looking for a new Director of Intellectual Property Litigation
IP job: The International Trade Commission is hiring an intellectual property litigator
IP job: DOE is hiring an Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Upcoming 9th Cir. oral arg’ts in intellectual property cases [Oct, Nov, Dec. 2016] with links to all since 6/2014
The label “Litigation PAE’s” is biased. Neglects the front-end, significant innovation-promoting benefits of a pate……
Refreshing. A smart 9th Cir. oral arg’t in a trade secret case: Trial Court ruling: [pp.17-]
Joint pain supplement maker #Supple agrees to $150M judgment [$285K payable] for false #advertising Kudos to @FTC
Unusual. Jury requires #Costco to pay $8.25M in punitive damages for selling infringing #Tiffany rings:……
Free @markmonitor webinar: Enforcing the copyright in your material that others publish on @amazon
Of those #copyright owners who send Google DMCA takedown requests, 0.1% demand 76 million URL deletions/month. The……
Due diligence is a responsibility for investors, an opportunity for startups
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9th Cir: False #advertising claim against Dole for labeling product “All Natural Fruit” requires a trial [pdf]
No punitives under the Lanham Act. The NY unfair comp. standard is "willful fraud or other morally culpable conduct……
May the federal gov't refuse to register a #trademark that it believes disparages a group of people?……
9th Cir: Foreign law interpretation & application legal questions resolvable in a motion to dismiss [pdf] #copyright
As noted in Bill's article, criminal #trademark counterfeiting is also a deportable offense. Here's the case:……
"Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies that You Should be Considering (Part 1/4)" #patents #ipstrategy
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In 42 days the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the Star Athletica "useful article" #copyright case
In 22 days the Supreme court will hear oral argument in the Samsung v. Apple design #patent case
The most followed intellectual property Twitter list: Others: #km #advertising #entrepreneur
2d Cir: Is the standard of review of each Polaroid factor after summary judgment deferential or de novo? Dunno [pdf]
#Copyright Office proposes allowing registrants to remove certain info from online database
9th Cir: En banc review granted today to determine if Octane / Highmark applies in #trademark cases [vacated ruling]
9th Cir oral arg't: Ted Olsen v. Lawrence Lessig in a commercial speech case [cell phone warnings]
9th Cir explains how to plead access and substantially similiar copying in fabric #copyright infringement case [pdf]
House passes bill that bans contract terms limiting consumer reviews. Senate passed similar
The Director of the @uspto will be on the Congressional committee hotseat Tuesday about unaccountable staff hours:
New CA right of publicity case: Seems like a #copyright case to me. Author transferred all rights to his works [pdf]
9th Cir: Functional elements of a work don't count when considering whether it's a derivative work [pdf] #copyright
How smart #patent portfolio analysis can provide useful information when considering an acquisition by @IPStrategist
9th Cir: Oral arg’t in appeal of dismissal of #copyright infringement claim. How to plead “access” to the work.
#Trademark litigators should watch the @FTC v. 1-800 Contacts proceeding When are settlement ag'ts anti-competitive?
9th Cir.: Good oral arg’t about implied #copyright license defense & [trial court ruling]
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