August 19, 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
17
Aug
Trademark Registration of Colors—Stay Mellow, Yellow Stark & Stark
17
Aug
US: Estoppel Attaches Even if Dismissed without Prejudice K&L Gates
16
Aug
Fight Over ZERO Trademark Remanded Back to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board After Federal Circuit Broadens Test for Generic Trademarks Brinks, Gilson & Lione
16
Aug
Updates to the PTAB Trial Practice Guide Memorialize Current Practices While Leveling the Playing Field for Patent Owners Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
16
Aug
Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2018 Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Aug
Motions to Disqualify Counsel in PTAB Proceedings Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Aug
ITC Doubles Down On Its Interpretation Of Section 337’s Domestic Industry Requirement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Aug
Google’s Servers Housed By A Third-Party ISP Qualify As A Regular And Established Place Of Business To Establish Proper Venue In The Eastern District Of Texas Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
15
Aug
Ex Parte Nagy – The Reach of the Mayo/Alice Rule Exceeds Its Grasp? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
14
Aug
New USPTO Fees For 2021 Foley & Lardner LLP
14
Aug
Massachusetts Governor Vetoes Proposed Anti-Patent Troll Legislation Proskauer Rose LLP
13
Aug
Revamped PTAB Trial Practice Guide Holds Surprises Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Aug
Are You Really Differentiating Your Law Firm? Rainmaking for Attorneys
9
Aug
Ex Parte Young – Expanding the Scope of an “Abstract Idea.” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
9
Aug
When the Words of a Claim Don’t Matter - Federal Circuit Extends Printed Matter Doctrine to Information and Mental Steps in Affirming PTAB’s Obviousness Determination Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Aug
False Patent Marking Counterclaim Dismissed for Failure to Plead Deceptive Intent with Particularity Proskauer Rose LLP
7
Aug
En Banc Federal Circuit Bars USPTO’s Recovery of Attorney Fees in §145 District Court Actions - Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu Brinks, Gilson & Lione
7
Aug
SAS Indirectly Strengthens the Impact of Estoppel McKool Smith
7
Aug
Trademark Registration of Colors—Only Once in a Blue Moon Stark & Stark
7
Aug
Sales Catalog From Dealer Trade Show Qualifies As Printed Publication Foley & Lardner LLP

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