Matt Sheffield reports: Software Patents Rejected by EU. (Hat tip to Dean Esmay.) If you’ve read the blog before you know what I think about patents. But this is pretty newsorthy, and, as Sheffield notes, has very interesting micro- and macroeconomic implications. Open source and file-sharing are two sides of the same coin. That doesn’t mean the answer to one is the answer to the other — that would be facile. But the issues are certainly related, and watching them unfold is actually more interesting than reading a patent application — which makes it similar to watching grass grow… but I repeat myself…
Author:Ron ColemanI write this blog.
The question of whether consumers are likely to be confused is the signal inquiry that determines if a trademark infringement claim is valid. This blog is about trademark law, copyright law, free speech (mostly as it relates to the Internet) and legal issues related to blogging.
As for me, I'm an AV-rated partner and commercial litigator in the IP Department of Archer & Greiner PC* with offices in New York and New Jersey (but active nationwide) and, some say, "IP maven"* with a special interest in copyright and trademark infringement claims involving the Internet, including advising clients how to avoid them.
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Is LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® really all that? Rankings-wise? Is it really one of the top law blogs in the galaxy?
It is, for what that's worth.
As of right now, here are the latest rankings via:
- All legal blogs on Avvo.com
- Most popular law blogs this month on Justia (sometimes)
- All IP law blogs, by popularity, on Justia
- All copyright law blogs, by popularity on Justia (whoa!)
- Alltop's law blogs.
Then there's this kind of odd thing, plus SiNApSE's Ten Titans of the IP blog world and also something called Inspired Sites where this blog is categorized under "Naming / Branding / Language" rather than law, which is, as the young folk say, "kind of cool."
Of course, it's easy to game almost any ranking system -- not that I've tried to... as such. These just are what they are.
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