Copycense Weekly Review (through Dec. 24, 2011)


Copycense social media posts on copyright, communications, intellectual property and the media industries from December 18 through December 24, 2011. Uncategorized Copycense Weekly Review

Best of 2011: Infinite loop

Likelihood of Confusion

First posted (in updated form) on September 20, 2011.(Originally Originally published on July 22, 2011; see update at bottom!) The post Best of 2011: Infinite loop appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. It can only mean one thing when you read this in a.


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Best of 2011: Madden ’nuff

Likelihood of Confusion

First posted October 4, 2011. The post Best of 2011: Madden ’nuff appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Here’s a guy who just may be in for some serious money! So, what magic words can resurrect a potentially multi-million-dollar copyright lawsuit from a.

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Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

Likelihood of Confusion

First posted May 23, 2011. The post Best of 2011: “Life rights”? Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the. Making things with life?) appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Rights of Publicity and Personality Basketball Wives Chris Bosh Right of Publicity

Best of 2011: The big guys

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted on February 8, 2011. The post Best of 2011: The big guys appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. I try these days not to blog about blogging, but this item seemed like a good opportunity to depart from the general rule.

Best of 2011: The entrepreneurship of trademark bullying

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted January 12, 2011. The post Best of 2011: The entrepreneurship of trademark bullying appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. I figured I must have written somewhere about that PTO trademark bullying thing — or if I didn’t, I am sure I linked to someone.

A Few Recent USPTO Developments

Patentably Defined

EFS-Web and Private PAIR will have the following new URLs beginning on Monday, January 31, 2011. 2011, Michael E. A New Way to Comment on the MPEP. The USPTO has begun offering an alternate method for commenting on selected chapters of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure ( MPEP ). This new approach is modeled after social media.

How To File Color Drawings Electronically Via EFS-Web

Patentably Defined

2011, Michael E. Generally, when drawings for utility patent applications are required, they must be black and white line drawings. Color drawings are permitted when they are the only practical medium to disclose a claimed invention and even then an applicant must petition the USPTO to accept them. This petition, along with the color drawings, is typically filed by paper. The USPTO, however, permits the electronic filing of color drawings via EFS-Web.

A Collection Of Useful USPTO Resources From

Patentably Defined

The following is a collection of useful pages from the USPTO’s website at WWW.USPTO.GOV. I have found that some of these pages are difficult to locate when navigating the site so I thought I would assemble a convenient list. Most of these links are also available in the sidebar under “USPTO Resources” The USPTO’s Sample Format For Amendments (pdf). The USPTO’s Patent Prosecution Highway Information Page. The USPTO’s E-Office Action Program Information Page.

Best of 2011: Talking the talk

Likelihood of Confusion

First posted August 7, 2011. The post Best of 2011: Talking the talk appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. The Android talk, that is. Tech News World asked me a couple of days ago about whether it wasn’t pretty unusual to see parties to litigation. Law Practice and Profession Android Patents

The Sham Litigation Exception after AbbVie - Is the Subjective Element a Sham?

JD Supra Law

The FTC claimed that the manufacturers had brought “sham” patent infringement litigation in 2011 against Teva and another generic supplier, Perrigo. The FTC also claimed that the December 2011 Teva settlement constituted an illegal reverse payment settlement under FTC v.

Derrick Brent to Be Sworn in as Next USPTO Deputy Director

IP Watchdog

He also served for six years as Chief Counsel to Senator Barbara Boxer and was known as “a respected authority on 2011’s America Invents Act,” according to the USPTO’s release. The U.S.

The America Invents Act, Ten Years After Enactment - Part 1: “First Inventor to File”

JD Supra Law

Ten years ago, on September 16, 2011, the America Invents Act (“AIA”) became law. This article is the second in a multi-part series of articles on the significant changes introduced by the AIA and the results of those changes. By: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Post-TianRui: A Survey of Trade Secret Litigation and Extraterritoriality in the ITC

JD Supra Law

In 2011, the Federal Circuit in TianRui Grp. Int’l Trade Comm’n affirmed the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) authority to look to extraterritorial conduct of a respondent to determine whether that respondent misappropriated trade secrets under 19 U.S.C.A. 1337 (“Section 337”).

DVD Pirate Must Face Over 2 Years In The Brig, Feds Say

IP Law 360

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday asked a New York judge to sentence a British hacker to more than two years in prison after he admitted his role in a syndicate responsible for pirating nearly every major motion picture released on disc from 2011 to early 2020

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Bombshell Ruling Puts Amendments to Click-Wrap and Terms of Use Agreements in Question

IP Tech Blog

The trademark year that was

Likelihood of Confusion

on the Legal Talk Network called, “2011 Intellectual Property. Our hero John Welch is the guest on this podcast thingy (you know I’ve never really understood that stuff — “pod”?) The post The trademark year that was appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Brit Cops To Pirating DVDs For Global Hacking Syndicate

IP Law 360

A British hacker copped to cracking the copyright protections on nearly every major motion picture released on disc between 2011 and early 2020 and distributing copies across an online piracy syndicate that caused Hollywood to lose tens of millions of dollars, the U.S.

Omni Medsci Inc v. Apple Inc: Who Has The Standing To Sue For Patent Infringement, The University Or The Professor’s Company?

JD Supra Law

Since the Supreme Court approved the Federal Circuit’s formulation in 2011, the words necessary to effectuate an assignment of intellectual property from an employee to an employer has been clear. 776 (2011).

Pfizer: light on patent filings and heavy on abandonments

IAM Magazine

An IP purge between 2011 and 2015 saw the lapse of many of the rights the pharma giant developed itself, as well as a number of those it had acquired.

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America Invents Act, Ten Years After Enactment

JD Supra Law

The Leahy-Smith “America Invents Act” (hereinafter, “AIA”) was signed into law ten years ago, on September 16, 2011. We have learned extensively from the enactment and this article is part of a series of lessons learned. By: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

PTAB Denies OpenSky’s Request for Rehearing But VLSI Cases Highlight Broader PTAB Problems

IP Watchdog

On March 28, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO's) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied petitioner OpenSky Industries’ request for rehearing of an earlier decision denying institution of inter partes review (IPR) of one of two VLSI patents supporting a massive $2.2

Law School Canons: FRE 403


3] The district court construed several terms in the patents on March 3, 2011, resulting in a judgment of noninfringement for Adobe. [4] 12] The district court erroneously excluded an entire class of evidence (evidence of induced infringement after March 3, 2011) instead of excluding a piece or fixed set of evidence that would allow TecSec to present any other relevant and admissible evidence on the issue of induced infringement. [13].

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Trademark Infringement Get So “Lucky”

IP and Legal Filings

Marcel initiated a lawsuit against Lucky Brand in 2011, alleging that Lucky Brand had continued to infringe on Marcel’s “Get Lucky” mark and thus violated the previous suit’s judgment.

Pfizer: light on patent filings and heavy on abandonments

IAM Magazine

An IP purge between 2011 and 2015 saw the lapse of many of the rights the pharma giant developed itself, as well as a number of those it had acquired. Analysis Patents

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Some Final Thoughts on the Jumi Bello Case

Plagiarism Today

However, that essay contained parts that were plagiarized (albeit with heavy rewriting) from a 2011 post on this site. It was a couple of paragraphs rewritten from a 2011 post. Last week was, undoubtedly, the craziest week I’ve had in the history of this site.

Manufacturing Continues to be Among Top Five Largest Employment Sectors

U.S. Department of Commerce

Manufacturing Week is designed to coincide with Manufacturing Day, which has been held the first Friday in October since 2011. Manufacturing Week expands upon the traditional Manufacturing Day launched by the Manufacturing Institute in 2011.

AIA – 10 Year Anniversary


Sept 16, 2021 is the 10 year anniversary of enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011. I’ve got a quick anonymous survey below (5 minutes) on the impact. Link to Survey : [link]. Or complete the survey below: Patent

Jury Finds for Online Marketplace over Atari in Trademark Infringement Case

JD Supra Law

As part of its defense, Redbubble presented evidence that Atari had only complained to Redbubble once (in 2011) before bringing suit in 2018, and that when the lawsuit was filed, Redbubble took quick action to remove potentially infringing designs from its site.

26 Fish & Richardson Attorneys Named to the 2021 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

Started in 2011, the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll is an initiative of D.C. Fish Also Honored for Pro Bono Legal Services by the. District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee. Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that 26 attorneys from its Washington, D.C.,

Dreamstime Launches LicenseGuard to Track Copyright Infringements

Plagiarism Today

The campaign was so prevalent that, in April 2011, Getty Images purchased the image location service PicScout. . When it comes to copyright, the photography space has been especially fraught with litigation and legal threats over the past decade plus.

Trade Mark Infringement – Muslim Dating App Meets its Match [.com]

IP Tech Blog

Muzmatch is comparatively much smaller and was founded in 2011 by Mr Shahzad Younas and now has had around 666,069 sign-ups in the UK alone.

Toilet Paper Disputes: The Arguments go Beyond the Way of the Roll

LexBlog IP

Kimberly-Clark Corp (2011) is the most recently published intellectual property case on toilet paper. 2011). 2011). 2011). 2011). To start, Patent No. 465,588 ends the argument of which way the toilet paper roll should be (pictured above).

3 Count: Swimsuit Edition

Plagiarism Today

They did this between 2011 and 2018 and many of the customers were likely unaware that they had obtained a pirated copy of the software, especially since they were billed for the product. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

Who appeals (and wins) patent cases?


Some takeaways: For patent infringement cases filed between 2011 and 2016, about 6% have at least one appeal, although this rate has been declining from 7.8% of cases filed in 2011 to 4.4% By Jason Rantanen.

Your Patent Has Been Challenged in an IPR; Now What?

JD Supra Law

Don’t Panic - Facing an inter partes review (IPR) challenge is a new experience for many patent owners, even though IPRs have quickly become a preferred avenue for accused infringers and other interested parties to challenge the validity of an issued patent since their creation by Congress in 2011.

17 Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories for Halloween

Plagiarism Today

Copyright Challenges in Creating Garbage Horror : Back in October 2011, my partner and I were running a small YouTube channel named Garbage Horror, where we reviewed various low-budget horror movies.

In Europe, There is No “Free Parking” for Re-Filers

JD Supra Law

Hasbro registered this mark in 2011 in classes 9, 16, 28, and 41, while at the same time owning three existing EUTMs filed in 1998, 2009, and 2010 for. In the much-anticipated Hasbro Inc.

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

IP Watchdog

Some of the most controversial provisions were ultimately dropped in order to get the law through Congress, and overall, the IP world was celebrating on September 16, 2011, that at least some action had been taken on reforming, and ostensibly strengthening, the U.S.

A History Of The AIA, From Its Origins To Arthrex

IP Law 360

The America Invents Act had a lengthy path through Congress before it was signed into law in September 2011, and it has spurred numerous court fights and regulatory changes in the decade since. Here's a look back at how this dramatic change in patent law came to be, the legal challenges it inspired and how AIA reviews have evolved over time