Intellectual Property Law

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 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

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.

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Recent Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark & Copyright News

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Date - Month Sort ascending Organization
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Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 23 (2024) Nelson Mullins
20
Feb 24
The Federal Circuit Considers: What Makes a Design Patent Obvious? Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Feb 24
Chinese Copyright Registrations Up 40% in 2023 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20
Feb 24
Design Patent vs. Trade Dress: Strategic Considerations for Protecting Product Designs Polsinelli PC
19
Feb 24
USPTO Releases Guidance on Rule 132 Declarations Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Feb 24
Which Significant USPTO Fee Increases Might We See in 2025? Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 22 (2024) Nelson Mullins
16
Feb 24
DOJ and SEC Officials Issue Harsh Warnings Concerning the Misuse of AI Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 21 (2024) Nelson Mullins
15
Feb 24
China Newsletter | Q3 2023/Issue No. 58 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb 24
USPTO Warns Against Blind Reliance on Artificial Intelligence Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Feb 24
5 Trends to Watch: 2024 Robotics Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb 24
Memo for Use of AI During Practice Issued by USPTO Robinson & Cole LLP
15
Feb 24
AI-Assisted Innovation: Navigating the USPTO's Latest Guidelines Blank Rome LLP
15
Feb 24
Lost Connection: Preliminary Injunction Against Unreleased Product Is a No-Go McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb 24
No Fair Use for Photo Used Without Required Attribution McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb 24
Sliced and Diced: Operating Manuals Are Printed Publications McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb 24
Even a Non-Explicit Claim Construction Can Be Erroneous McDermott Will & Emery
14
Feb 24
Federal Circuit Rules on Inventor-as-Lexicographer Definitions and the Proper Scope of Reply and Sur-Reply Briefing Following Patent Owner Responses to IPR Institution Decisions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Feb 24
AI-Assisted Inventions: Are They Patentable? Who is the Inventor? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Feb 24
Lost in Interpolation: For How Long Prior to Discovering Infringement Can Copyright Owners Recoup Damages? ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
Feb 24
The UK Fails to Agree to a Voluntary Code of Practice for Copyright and Gen AI K&L Gates
13
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 20 (2024) Nelson Mullins
13
Feb 24
Federal Circuit Rules on Written Description Requirement and Prior Art Statements Supporting a Motivation to Combine Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Feb 24
Federal Circuit Rebukes Attempt to Incorporate Arguments by Reference to a Related IPR Petition Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Feb 24
NCAA Adopts Proposal for Stricter Name, Image, and Likeness Rules for Student-Athletes Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
Feb 24
European Commission’s Revised Guidance on Market Definition Will Make It Easier to Allege Mergers Will “Significantly Impede Effective Competition” Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
12
Feb 24
Need Prior Art? Here’s How to Search the PTO Database of Patents Like a Patent Examiner Mintz
 

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