October 17, 2018

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
17
Oct
A Tune of Modernity: The Music Modernization Act Brinks, Gilson & Lione
17
Oct
House Lawmakers Unveil New Joint Employer Bill Stark & Stark
17
Oct
Government Owned Trademarks: Give me Liberty or Give Me …a License? Stark & Stark
16
Oct
Federal Circuit Concurring Opinion Recommends En Banc Review of Prior Ineligible Subject Matter Decision Brinks, Gilson & Lione
16
Oct
UCB, Inc. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc. – Can a Racemic Mixture be a “Lead Compound.” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Oct
Don't Touch That Priority Claim! Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Oct
Permanent Injunctions for Non-Practicing Entities in Patent Cases Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Oct
PTAB Reverses 101 Rejection for Ranking Based on Web Page Dwell Time Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
12
Oct
Natural Alternatives v. Iancu - Priority: Don’t Break the Chain Brinks, Gilson & Lione
11
Oct
Strategies to Unlock AI’s Potential in Health Care, Part 1: Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Getting a Patent Mintz
11
Oct
Philips Standard of Claim Construction to be Used by PTAB in “AIA Proceedings” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
11
Oct
A Modern Melody for the Music Industry: The Music Modernization Act Is Now the Law of the Land K&L Gates
11
Oct
PTAB Adopts the Phillips Claim Construction Standard in AIA Proceedings Mintz
11
Oct
Federal Circuit Finds Detection Claims Invalid Under 101 Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Oct
USPTO Announces Final Rule Changing Claim Construction Standard in Inter Partes Review Post-Grant Review and Covered Business Method Patent Proceedings K&L Gates
10
Oct
PTAB Aligns Its Claim Construction Standard to Phillips, Replacing BRI Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Oct
DOJ and FTC Signal Shifts in Antitrust Enforcement of Essential Patent Disputes Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Oct
Copyrightable Features in Useful Articles – Working the Problem after Star Athletica Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
10
Oct
Descriptive Character and Geographical Origin: Bad News for the Souvenir Industry K&L Gates
10
Oct
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid – Are Primers “Natural Products”? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

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