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Daniel Ballard

The fascinating story of Vivian Maier’s “orphan” #copyright protected #photographs may finally have an ending:
Fight over registered, certification #trademark “Certified Executive Chef” & “Certified Master Chef” 2(f) not proven
Should the federal gov't decide when a #trademark is so offensive that it can't be registered? Smart debate
Very good four-part article on who, what, why and when to seek #patent protection: by @BeemPatentLaw
It's amazing, and disheartening, how many scientific articles are retracted due to fake data and other misdeeds.…
.@NOAA (fisheries folks) is soliciting quotes from #smallbusiness #patent prosecution firms:
You'd think we'd have figured out what qualifies for #patent protection by now. Nope.…
The Intellectual Property Daily is out!…
California intellectual property bills out of committees: State © ownership & Talent Agency
Australia’s intellectual property-focused Swinburne Law School is hiring a Prof: & @SwinLaw
.@RollingStones demand @realDonaldTrump stop using their songs Yeah, no, if he has a license
.@WIPO is hiring a senior #trademark attorney w/international filing experience. English, $140K after tax, in Geneva
The 3rd, 4th, 6th [kinda] and now 5th Circ have held Octane Fitness controls attys' fee requests in #trademark cases…
9th Cir oral arg’t yesterday in a customer list #tradesecret case under California law:
Fed.Cir. oral arg’t: Reviewing TTAB denial of #trademark registration for LOC: [mp3] &
A #patent owner can't wait too long to enforce its rights [laches]. The Supreme Court will now consider the matter.…
That question is far more complicated than one would think. The court ruling now on S.Ct. review is here:
More specifically: When is a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work separable from the utilitarian aspects of an article? #copyright
Supreme Court agrees to hear Star Athletica #copyright case to determine when a useful article is copyrightable:
3 of 3: and given to nearly any private foundation, school or charity. See 26 U.S.C §170(b)(1)(A) #pander
2 of 3: “… or scholarly composition, or similar property, or the copyright thereon (or both)” tax deductible if created by the taxpayer ...
1 of 3: Mistitled “Artist-Museum Partnership Act” introduced again: Makes gifts of “literary, musical, artistic ...
If you can't be there in person listen here on 5/5 at 2 pm [PST].…
The most-followed intellectual property Twitter list: Others: #km #advertising #inventor
Navy’s considering replacing its in-house IP management system with commercial version. Seeking info from suppliers:
NASA extends it request for quotes from #smallbusiness to manage its foreign #patent maintenance fee payments:
6th Cir: Oral arg't over whether a spyware manufacturer's device violates the Wiretap Act. Panel seems to think, yes
That is a good tip. More on registering the #copyright in photographs: [pdf]…
Well, finally. The @NatlParkService emblem and uniform to be specially protected against #counterfeiting. S 2012:
Fed.Cir. oral arg’t on 5/2 over registration of a #trademark to brand IP legal services. TTAB ruling and briefs:
The Intellectual Property Daily is out!…
VA is hiring a #technologytransfer specialist to evaluate agency-created intellectual property and handle licensing:
Is your competitor trying to get a #patent? Submit up to 10 prior art docs online for $180: HT @FinneganIPLaw
Questions and answers about #smallbusiness intellectual property matters: #trademark #patent #copyright @mcuban
Upcoming 9th Cir oral arguments in intellectual property cases [May, June, July] with links to all since 6/2014
Companies that post fake reviews wouldn't exist if people didn't pay for fake reviews of their products. Stop it.…
#WorldIPDay is April 26th because the Convention creating the World Intellectual Property Organization became effective that day in 1970.
Yet may still tell 2nd Cir "reasonableness" is not the first among equal factors. Transcript…
Redskins: 4th Cir should hold 2a unconstitutional but IF S.Ct. grants cert in Tam THEN wants cert before judgment.…
The transcript from today's Supreme Court #copyright attorneys' fee oral argument is available: [pdf]
Free webcast: Analysis of today's Supreme Court oral arg't over when to award attorneys' fees in #copyright cases.…
Chairman Issa joins as co-sponsor of bipartisan “Fair Play Fair Pay Act” nearly assuring its passage #music #radio
Famous is famous. Isn't the whole point of #trademark dilution that using the mark on any product would be damaging?…
New site for tracking IP conferences: Thanks to @profmadison for years of service & to @emptydoors for taking over!
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Supreme Court will hear oral arg’ts Monday in #copyright and #patent cases. Post-arg’t analysis with smart folks:
"Taylor's advice for aspiring #musicians? 'Get a good lawyer.'"…
The content in the images were altered. 20,621 research papers from 1995-2014 were reviewed. Conservative findings.…
Text of the federal trade secret law passed by the Senate and today by House Judiciary: #competitiveintelligence
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