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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
25
Oct
China Releases Q3 2020 Patent Application Filing Data Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Oct
PTAB Discretion to Institute Trials: PTO Seeks Comments Whether to Propose Rules Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Oct
Only Human: Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Applies to Intentionally Expired Patent McDermott Will & Emery
22
Oct
Define Frustration: Appealing from Decision in Suit Against Co-Owner’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary with Major Issues Still Undecided McDermott Will & Emery
22
Oct
Inventor Uses Abstention to Avoid Getting “Screwed” McDermott Will & Emery
22
Oct
Supreme Court to Consider Whether PTAB Judges Are Unconstitutionally Appointed McDermott Will & Emery
22
Oct
Louis Vuitton Playing Chess or Checkers? The CJEU Annuls' The Invalidation of Louis Vuitton EU Trademark K&L Gates
21
Oct
Chinese Applicants Will Soon be Able to Select the European Patent Office as Search Authority in PCT Applications Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
21
Oct
Ongoing Challenges for Fashion Brands in Germany – Legal Issues with Style Names Revisited Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Oct
Are Antitrust Claims Against Licensors of Standard Essential Patents Dead On Arrival? Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Oct
Retailers in Texas Beware – Waco is Open for Business for Patent Cases Hunton Andrews Kurth
19
Oct
Secrecy Is a Necessary, but Not Sufficient, Condition of Alleging Information Is “Trade Secret”: A Court Rules Information Must Confer a Competitive Business Advantage to Receive Statutory Trade Secret Protection Under DTSA Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
19
Oct
Top 5 Changes in China’s Newly Amended Patent Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
19
Oct
Stealing Home: The Quiet Game of Trade Secret Theft in the Telework Economy Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Oct
Text of China’s Amended Patent Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Oct
China’s National People’s Congress Approves Amended Patent Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Oct
Beijing Fines Alibaba 100,000 RMB for Malicious Trademark Filings Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
15
Oct
EDPB Adopts Guidelines on Relevant and Reasoned Objection under Article 60 of the GDPR Hunton Andrews Kurth
15
Oct
Copyright Office Implements Mass Registration For Short Online Literary Works Barnes & Thornburg LLP
15
Oct
Eye Don’t: No Counterfeiting Without Likelihood of Confusion McDermott Will & Emery

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