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Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law News

Intellectual property applies to many different areas of the legal world. Applying for patents for work-products, by individual employees, trademark laws, copyrights, and how companies leverage their IP asset-rights over employees, are just a few of the many areas the National Law Review covers as it pertains to IP.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property disputes are a complex area of law, often involving deep dives into complex concepts to understand the issues at play. In the United States, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO/PTO) is the agency involved in registering patents and trademarks.   As part of the USPTO, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board settles patent disputes, using a variety of mechanisms to settle issues related to intellectual property.    Some of the mechanisms include inter partes review, post-grant procedures and covered business method patent reviews.  Issues related to the America Invents Act are also settled through the PTAB. The National Law Review covers changes to standards held by the USPTO in litigation and other patent issues.  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board settles disputes related to trademarks, such as  an ex parte appeal from denial of an application for registration by an examining attorney, and an inter partes opposition, cancellation, concurrent use or interference proceeding.  Other agencies involved in patent disputes are the International Trade Commission (ITC) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The National Law Review covers patent news as it relates to Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and federal circuit courts’ appeals, as well as general patent litigation and new patent-filings.

Intellectual Property in Drug Patents

Legal analysis related to drug patents and pharmaceuticals and the interplay with intellectual property issues are also covered by the National Law Review.   Drug patents, biosimilars, generic top-level domain registration (gTLD), trade-secrets, non-compete clauses, and other patent application news are updated on the site regularly. Additionally, tangential issues that impact pharmaceutical companies, such as innovator liability and related litigation, are also analyzed by the legal experts who write for the National Law Review. 

Intellectual Property in an Employment Context

The National Law Review has legal analysis on the intersection between intellectual property rights and employment, and who owns ideas, the Work Made For Hire principle as well resulting litigation. Additionally, legislation such as the Defense of Trade Secrets Act and its impact on workplaces, and ongoing litigation related to the legislation is also covered.

International Intellectual Property

Visitors to the site will oftentimes read about international news as it relates to patent applications in the US, and internationally as well. Pharmaceutical patents in Brazil, medical device patent applications from the United Kingdom, or litigation from the European Union, China, India, and other international sectors, are often covered online. Visitors will find the latest coverage, news, and insights on patent applications and litigation, when visiting the National Law Review, for up-to-date practice-area news.

Date Title Organization
22
Oct
How Do We Thrive Together: Understanding the “Yours, Mine, and/or Ours” of Intellectual Property Rights in Joint Development Agreements Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
22
Oct
What’s In A Name? Liverpool FC Withdraw Applications For “Liverpool” Trade Marks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Oct
USPTO October 2019 Patent Eligibility Guidance Update Includes New Guidance And Examples For Life Sciences Foley & Lardner LLP
21
Oct
Sky V Skykick AG – Is This The End Of A Claim For “Computer Software?” K&L Gates
21
Oct
Why a Machine Readable Computer Instruction is not Abstract Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
21
Oct
PTO Releases New Guidelines on Subject Matter Eligibility Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Oct
Style is Everything, But Style Names Aren't "Trademarks" K&L Gates
17
Oct
California Tackles Big Pharma’s Anticompetitive ‘Pay for Delay’ Practices That Slow Down Lower-Cost Generic Drug Development MoginRubin
16
Oct
UKIPO Knocks Undefeated Reds off Their Perch: The Liverpool Trademark and Lessons for Brand Owners K&L Gates
16
Oct
Personalized Cancer Therapy Found Nonobvious Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Oct
While Tempting, PTAB Requests for Rehearing Face Long Odds Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Oct
Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB Finding Tarceva® Method of Treatment Claims Invalid for Lack of Reasonable Expectation of Success Based on over 99.5% Failure Rate among Treatment Candidates Mintz
15
Oct
Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB On Reasonable Expectation Of Success For TARCEVA Patent Foley & Lardner LLP
14
Oct
Patent Attacks Against Open Source Intensify! Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
11
Oct
Belief That Information Is a Trade Secret, Even If It Isn’t, Is Enough to Be Convicted for Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
11
Oct
OSI v. Apotex – Christmas in October! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
11
Oct
PTAB Precedential Decision on 35 U.S.C. § 315(a)(1) Shows Dismissed Civil Actions Still Bar IPR Institution Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Oct
Be on the Lookout for Potentially Misleading Trademark Solicitations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
11
Oct
Lack of Co-ownership for Terminally Disclaimed Patents May Doom a Lawsuit and Result in an Award of Attorneys’ Fees Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
10
Oct
Collateral Estoppel Does Not Attach To PTAB Invalidity Determination Pending Appeal Mintz

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