IP Battle Between Jumpy House Manufacturers Isn't Bounced - WhatRU Holding v. Bouncing Angels

IP Battle Between Jumpy House Manufacturers Isn’t Bounced – WhatRU Holding v. Bouncing Angels

At any moment, a product manufacturer can find itself trapped in a tangled nightmare of IP infringement claims. In WhatRU Holding, LLC v. Bouncing Angels, Inc., a district court in Minnesota found personal jurisdiction over a defendant company that sold…

More Intellectual Property Trivia Questions (The Outtakes)

More Intellectual Property Trivia Questions (The Outtakes)

Recently I posted our IP trivia quiz from WIPIP. To prepare those trivia questions, my colleagues (Tyler Ochoa and Brian Love) and I made a list of potential questions and then picked our favorites. In this post, I’m sharing the…

How Well Do You Know IP Trivia? Let's Find Out

How Well Do You Know IP Trivia? Let’s Find Out

Last week, the High Tech Law Institute hosted WIPIP, a conference where IP professors and fellows present their academic works-in-progress for peer feedback. As part of the festivities, we had an IP trivia night–which I believe is the first IP…

H2 2013 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

H2 2013 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

Copyright * Appellate briefs in the latest Second Circuit trip for YouTube v. Viacom. Prior blog post. * Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. v. Dish Network L.L.C., 723 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2013). Another case where remote DVR users made the copies, not…

Top Ten Internet Law Developments Of 2013 (Forbes Cross-Post)

Top Ten Internet Law Developments Of 2013 (Forbes Cross-Post)

A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013: #10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright defendants win long-running litigation affairs–and potentially crack open new markets, including (1) Google’s stirring win in its nearly decade-long Google…

Video of the Patent Opera Is Now Online!

Last week, the High Tech Law Institute hosted a performance of “The Passionate Patent,” perhaps the only opera ever written that relates in any way, shape or form to patent law. The creators self-describe the opera as “Experience the challenge…

"Does the U.S. Patent System Stifle Innovation" Notes

“Does the U.S. Patent System Stifle Innovation” Notes

Last night, I moderated an Oxford-style debate at Zero1, which describes itself as “where art meets technology to shape the future.” The debate motion was “Does the U.S. Patent System Stifle Innovation,” and the two “pro” speakers were UCLA professor…

H1 2013 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

By Eric Goldman and Jake McGowan Copyright * France is scaling back its three-strikes policy because ”suspending Internet connections was incompatible with the French government’s hopes of spurring growth in the digital economy.”  Given its horrendous track record of anti-Internet regulations,…

Vermont Enacts The Nation’s First Anti-Patent Trolling Law (Forbes Cross-Post)

By Eric Goldman Efforts to crack down on patent trolling are escalating.  Just a couple of years ago, Congress passed a major amendment of the Patent Act (the America Invents Act) with the hope that it would curb some abusive…

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2012 (Forbes Cross-Post)

By Eric Goldman I’m pleased to share my list of top 10 developments of 2012: #10: The Push Towards Anti-Class Action Arbitration Clauses.  In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion that businesses may be able to adopt mandatory…