July 15, 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
13
Jul
Australian Liquor Company may not get Off Scot(ch) Free K&L Gates
12
Jul
Are you ready for Walmart Blockchain patents? Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Jul
Subsidiary’s Facility Qualifies as a Regular and Established Place of Business of the Parent for Patent Venue Purposes Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
11
Jul
The Patent Eligibility Battle for Life Sciences Companies in a Changing Landscape Wiggin and Dana LLP
11
Jul
Understanding Priority Claims for U.S. Patent Applications: Part 1 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
10
Jul
Frozen Songwriters Removed from Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Stark & Stark
10
Jul
Federal Circuit Upholds Zomig Patents Finding Intranasal Delivery Not Obviousness Foley & Lardner LLP
9
Jul
Federal Circuit Decision in Medical Device Case Sheds Light on “Exceptionality” Analysis for Attorney Fees Covington & Burling LLP
8
Jul
A [Temporary] Defeat for Copyright at the European Parliament K&L Gates
5
Jul
The China Rules of Evidence Series – Online Purchase of Infringing Products and Forum Shopping in Trademark Infringement Cases Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Jul
USITC Issues Important Opinion Concerning Section 337’s Domestic Industry Requirement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Jul
Part 15 of “The Restricting Covenant” Series: Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Corporate Espionage Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
1
Jul
New Types of Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Jul
We all Scream for . . . Ice Cream Patents Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Jun
Finjan, Inc. v ESET, LLC: Can Billing Records Evidence Intent Element of Inequitable Conduct? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jun
A Forum Selection Clause Provides No Basis For Terminating A Section 337 Investigation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Jun
Supreme Court Permits Recovery of Foreign Profits for 271(f)(2) Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jun
Legal and Equitable Profit Disgorgement in a Trademark Case Foley & Lardner LLP
27
Jun
Supreme Court Rules that Patent Owners Can Recover for Lost Foreign Profits Barnes & Thornburg LLP
27
Jun
New Local Patent Rules May Speed Up Patent Litigation In Massachusetts Proskauer Rose LLP

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