July 13, 2020

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July 13, 2020

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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
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Jul
Adding “.com” to Generic Term May Open Route to Trademark Protection According to Supreme Court Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.
13
Jul
Exclusive License Can Raise Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Issues Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Jul
Is Zoom On The Verge Of Becoming A Generic Mark? Stark & Stark
13
Jul
Latest Decision by Supreme People’s Court Of China Confirms Validity of “Little i Robot” Patent in Blow to Apple Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
13
Jul
The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act/ Chapter 93A Newsletter | Summer 2020 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Jul
China 2020 H1 Patent Data Indicates China Likely to Remain Top International Filer in 2020 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
11
Jul
Feel Like DOE is Having a Rebirth in Life Science Cases? You’re Not Alone Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Jul
Landmark Judgment For German FRAND Law Published: Sisvel V. Haier McDermott Will & Emery
10
Jul
Consumer Perception is Key to Registration of Generic “.com” Marks Hunton Andrews Kurth
10
Jul
The PTAB Relies on the Adversarial Nature of AIA Proceedings Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Jul
China Releases Patent Filing Data for First Half of 2020 Showing Full Recovery from Coronavirus-Induced Drop Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
9
Jul
The Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and PTAB Dance to Boloro Over the Constitutionality of Administrative Patent Judges Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
9
Jul
The U.S. Supreme Court Finds Booking.com Registrable, Leading to Potential Growth in Generic.com Brand Building Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
9
Jul
Texas Court Overturns Record $706 Million Verdict Jones Walker LLP
9
Jul
Can Trademark Law Combat Price Gouging? 3M is Testing Theories to Protect its Brand Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Jul
The Standard May Rule Them All: Federal Circuit Panel Appears Prepared to Find Standard Is Sufficient to Prove Infringement for SEP Compliant Products Mintz
9
Jul
Knock It Off, Knockoffs? Ninth Circuit Affirms Trade Dress Rights but Not Fame McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jul
PTO Extends Time for Small and Micro Entities to Pay Certain Fees McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jul
Lights Out for Light-Up Shoe Patent, Thanks to Non-Limiting Preamble McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jul
Reliance on Common Sense Permitted in Obviousness Analysis McDermott Will & Emery

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