September 18, 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
18
Sep
Ohio State and Oklahoma Battle It Out Again (Just Not On The Football Field) Brinks, Gilson & Lione
18
Sep
4 Tips to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information When Terminating Employees Polsinelli PC
18
Sep
Federal Circuit Outlines Four Options For Overcoming Obviousness Rejections Based On Routine Optimization Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Sep
PTAB Reverses 101 Rejection on Authentication Invention for MasterCard Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
14
Sep
Ex parte Parenteau – PTAB Skips Step One of the Mayo/Alice Test? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
13
Sep
RPX Requests en banc Review in Applications in Internet Time v. RPX Mintz
13
Sep
Ex parte Ho – Burden Shifting in s.101 Rejections Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
12
Sep
Court Disqualifies Law Firm in Patent Suit, Finding No Quick Fix for Rule 1.7 Violation Proskauer Rose LLP
11
Sep
Challenging IPR Institutions Following Federal Court Decision in In re: Power Integrations Inc. Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Sep
False Food Advertising Claims Require Plausibility, Not Possibility Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Sep
PTAB Denies Institution of IPR after Successive Petitions by Unrelated Co-Defendants Mintz
11
Sep
Comparative Advertising: A Quick Guide Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Sep
How to Protect Cannabis-Related Intellectual Property: Recent Developments & Tips for Cannabis Businesses Stark & Stark
10
Sep
Bhagat v. Iancu – Did the Myriad Decision Overrule Funk Bros.? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
10
Sep
Federal Circuit Holds that the Petitioner Bears the Burden to Show All Real Parties in Interest are Properly Named in a Petition for IPR Mintz
6
Sep
Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act Mintz
4
Sep
In re: Maatita: The Federal Circuit Adds a New Dimension to the Design Patent Indefiniteness Standard Brinks, Gilson & Lione
4
Sep
Not Just For Crypto – How Blockchain Technology Will Affect Medical Devices Mintz
1
Sep
Not A Dry Eye In The House: Federal Circuit Thwarts Drug Company’s Attempt To Avoid Inter Partes Review IMS ExpertServices
31
Aug
New Parallel Importation Laws in Australia K&L Gates

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