May 23, 2022
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- Biden Revisions to the NEPA Regulations Now in Effect by: Alexander L. Merritt and Kathryn C. Kafka
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May 21, 2022
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- Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report May 2022 by: Thomas B. Shepherd III and Christopher S. Pace
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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 the 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
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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
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