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Why Register Patents in the “Start-up Nation” – By Jeremy M Ben-David, at JMB Davis Ben-David Generally speaking, patents are registered in Israel not because of the market size, but in spite of it.

Why Register Patents in the “Start-up Nation” –

In their book Start-up Nation originally published in 2009, authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer explain how Israel, a country with few natural resources and a population of little more than 7 million people, has become a major force in global business, especially technology. A variety of sources have written about the Israeli high tech miracle. Two examples: In a review of Start-up Nation in November 2009 the Wall Street Journal stated that 63 Israeli companies were listed on NASDAQ.

According to the Israel Patent Office an estimated 7,000 patent applications are filed in Israel annually. The list of the leading foreign companies filing multiple applications in Israel last year starts with Raytheon, F.


FindLaw. Internet Lawyer: DBLG: Garret Wilson > Education > Institutions > USF > Law > Intellectual Property > Cases. Pyright Litigation Blog: UMG v. Veoh: Response to Eric Goldman: Fed.R.Civ.P. 68 Applies To Copyright Cases. Eric Goldman writes that Veoh Denied Attorneys' Fees in UMG v.

pyright Litigation Blog: UMG v. Veoh: Response to Eric Goldman: Fed.R.Civ.P. 68 Applies To Copyright Cases

Veoh. He queries Does FRCP 68 Apply to Copyright Cases? He thinks that the judge got it wrong in denying attorneys fees AND denying fee-shifting in UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 2010 WL 1407316 (April 6, 2010). I think he's right, but the judge simply doesn't say how much the offer of judgement was. MY NOTES - Copyright Law. Does Copyright Foster or Hinder Innovation? // the Historocrat. Francis Davey: Copying, sharing and remixing - what do you think? I am completing a part-time LLM (masters) in computer and communications law with Queen Mary University London.

Francis Davey: Copying, sharing and remixing - what do you think?

WIPIP: copyright doctrine. Session 3: Copyright Doctrine Patrick Goold , UC Berkeley School of Law (fellow) Is Liability for Copyright Infringement Strict?

WIPIP: copyright doctrine

Strict liability is conduct plus outcome. Mass Law Blog Update, Week Ending February 14, 2014 — Mass Law Blog.


Excess Copyright. Azrights. Uni of Chicago Blog. Chicago IP Litigation blog. IPWatchdog. 50 Intellectual Property Law Blogs. Copyright Litigation Blog. IP Brief. Adler Law blog. BlawgIT Brett Trout. InternetCases Evan Brown. Technollama. Mathias Klang. PanGloss. Techdirt. Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law. Chroniques de la propriété intellectuelle. Copyright Madness. Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Globalized Market. Calling Australia and New Zealand. Copyright Review Principles and Consensus. Zechariah Chafee, a godfather of 20 th century legal philosophy, wrote an influential article on copyright law in the early twentieth century.

Copyright Review Principles and Consensus

At that time, technology was exploding: for the first time in history, it was not only possible to record sound and images, but to transmit them across vast distances instantaneously. The law of copyright struggled to keep up with this technological advancement. In the 1950s, Congress began a comprehensive revision process. As it stretched into its second decade, former U.S.

Do contractors help develop your software? Read this if you plan to sell or license it to others. A recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of California could, if upheld, significantly limit companies’ ability to transfer its proprietary software unless the company has obtained an assignment from each and every developer.

Do contractors help develop your software? Read this if you plan to sell or license it to others.

In a decision published November 5, 2012 in Amaretto Ranch Breedables LLC v. Ozimals Inc., Ozimals argued that Amaretto Ranch infringed its copyright in software used in connection with the online virtual reality site Second Life. Amaretto Ranch filed a declaratory judgment action and argued that it could not infringe because Ozimals did not own the software. Three developers created the software, but only two of them had executed assignments in favor of Ozimals. The court agreed with Amaretto Ranch’s argument and held that in order to transfer a copyright, all authors must agree to the assignment. To reach its conclusion, the Northern District of California relied on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sybersound Records Inc. v.

Aaron Sanders Law. October 30, 2013 Our local Lipscomb University was recently required to stop using the abbreviation “LU” because Liberty University, owner of a registration in the same mark, complained.

Aaron Sanders Law

Rick talks about the law behind the dispute in an article appearing on The Washington Post site today. Liberty University vs. Lipscomb University Trademark Dispute – June 20, 2013. Does the First Sale Rule Apply to Works Manufactured Outside the United States? Under the Copyright Act, copyright owners are granted the exclusive right to prevent the unauthorized sale or distribution of copies of their works to the public.1 The first sale doctrine creates an exception to this rule by cutting off the copyright owner’s exclusive sales/distribution rights after the first sale of that copy.2 Essentially, this means a person who buys a copy of a book (or receives it as a gift) can dispose of the physical copy of the copyrighted work however she wants, whether for resale, giving the book away as a gift, or even destroying it, without violating the copyright owner’s rights.

Does the First Sale Rule Apply to Works Manufactured Outside the United States?

It has been determined that the first sale doctrine applies to works created and sold in the United States, but courts have struggled with how to apply the first sale doctrine to works manufactured and sold in a foreign country. The three circuit courts that have ruled on the issue have reached three different conclusions. La vida no trae instrucciones. First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines. New Zealand's Copyright Tribunal has handed down its first penalty to an Internet subscriber accused of downloading and sharing music without permission.

First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

While the case is a victory for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, the details make it a rather hollow one. All attempts by the music industry group to extract large punitive damages failed due to an almost complete lack of evidence. The so-called ‘Skynet’ anti-piracy law in New Zealand has been operational for some time, but it took until yesterday for the legislation to claim its first victim. The case involves a female customer of local ISP Telecom and perhaps dates back well over a year. Background The unnamed individual was sent a so-called ‘detection notice’ by Telecom’s copyright infringement team on November 24 2011. Then, on June 19 2012, a second ‘warning notice’ was sent to the same subscriber after the woman was discovered to have uploaded the same track again.

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Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags. Law enforcement demands to domain name registrars were a recurring theme of the 42d ICANN public meeting, concluded last week in Dakar.

Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) took every opportunity at its public meetings with GNSO and Board, and in its Communique to express dismay, disappointment, and demands for urgent action to “reduce the risk of criminal abuse of the domain name system.” UnIntellectual Property. TIPS: Mexico to Join International Trademark System February 19, 2013. On February 19, 2013, Mexico will become the 89th member of the Madrid Protocol, streamlining the trademark registration process for U.S. trademark owners and others seeking trademark protection in Mexico. To date, trademark protection in Mexico (as with other non-Madrid Protocol countries, such as Canada) requires the use of local counsel to prosecute trademark applications. Major Media Fails To Fact-Check iPhone Joke. Since some folks in traditional media still love to pretend that they are part of a select group of information filters that can provide fact-checked news items and that their internet counterparts cannot, I'm going to keep driving this point home: internet news groups and blogs are no more susceptible to hoaxes than major news media.

We saw a wonderful example of it recently with the Manti Te'o story, in which major news not only bought the BS hook, line and sinker, but through their inaction, actually perpetuated the story. Still, while that was a story that was, at best, a very sad case of someone lying their tail off, some examples can provide a little more levity. Such as, for instance, when the L.A. A service of Stein McEwen, LLP – Inventive Solutions.

Blog. Recording Industry vs The People. Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log. Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark : Lawyer & Attorney for Intellectual Property Protection : DLA Piper Law Firm. Intellectual Property Lawyers. Intellectual Property and Social Media: Who Owns Your Online Content? Michael Geist - Blog. Maryland Intellectual Property Lawsuits Sharply Up In 2012, Led By Surge in Copyright Cases : Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog. More than 150 intellectual property lawsuits were filed in Maryland's federal district court in 2012, a 45% increase over 2011 levels, 75% ahead of 2010. If the individual number of actual plaintiffs and nominal counterclaim plaintiffs in cases with multiple parties are counted, 2012 will be remembered as a very litigious year for patent, trademark, and copyright owners.

Nationally, the number of new IP lawsuits may have increased as much as 30%, according to some sources. The first chart below shows a spike in patent litigation activity in Maryland in 2012 compared to the previous four years. According to records available from and PACER, plaintiffs filed 45 patent lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Greenbelt and Baltimore divisions combined) in 2012, compared to just 35 lawsuits in 2011 and 22 in 2010 (45% and 22% differences, respectively). Copyright Infringement – Overkill Video Game Maker Sues Gun & Blood Copycat. Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog. This year the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") received over 1900 applications for new generic Top Level Domains ("gTLDs"). LawPundit. Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog - Blawgs. Legal Geekery — Law students, tech, gadgets. Ars Technica. Kluwer Copyright Blog.

Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law. AndrewRaffdotcom. IP Wise. IP In Brief: trends and transformations in copyright and trademark law. IP Lawyer & Attorney : Sheppard Mullin Law Firm : Intellectual Property Law Blog. Digital Media Law. Intellectual Property and Technology Law Firm. CyberLaw Currents. Copyright Litigation Blog. Citizen Media Law Project - Blawgs.

Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law. Untitled Page. Business+Intellectual Property +Internet Law. Bag and Baggage - Denise Howell, lawyer, mom, infovagabond. - Home. Artistic Representation. American University Intellectual Property Brief. ALL ABOUT THE DMCA & ONLINE CONTENT. Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Internet Law Issues with Attorney Brett J. Trout, P.C.

Copyright Law. Think IP Strategy. Blog Archives. Lessig Blog, v2. Supreme Court Grapples with Copyright Law and the Resale Trade - Law Blog. Intellectual Property. The Bloggers' FAQ on Intellectual Property addresses issues that arise when you publish material created by others on your blog. Questions About Copyright I found something interesting on someone else's blog. Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center. IPrivacy4IT – Clarinette's blog. Digital Lab. Privacy and Photography in Public. TechnoLlama. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreemen. PanGloss. Michael » Blog Archive » Facebook’s Zuckerberg: “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has a history of speaking his mind on privacy, and what he speaks is often fraught with problems, ignorance, and arrogance. For example: He’s spoken wistfully about the desire to get people over the “hurdle” of wanting to preserve some semblance of privacy online.He’s proclaimed that social norms on privacy have changed, and that Facebook is merely reacting to these shifting norms.His remarks also often reveal his failure to recognize the complexity of the issues of privacy — and trust — between users and Facebook. But, today, I found a new statement that brings Zuckerberg’s hubris to a new level. SocialBeat has a very thoughtful piece urging Zuckerberg to be forthright and explain what he truly and genuinely believes about privacy. Wendy Seltzer's Home Page. Technically Legal. Blog by Stefan Kulk. Electronic Communications, Privacy, Data Protection, and More. Probation Limitations on Internet and Facebook Use Violate First Amendment.

[Post by Venkat] In re J.J., Case No. D055603 (Cal. John Palfrey » Blog Archive » Born Digital: The Video Version. IP snapshot - January 2013. The IPKat.