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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
8
Jul
Admonition To Members Of The Healthcare Industry: Don’t Give Trade Secret Protection The Short Shrift! Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Jul
“Seams” Like Activity Giving Rise to Infringement Risk Supports Appellate Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jul
US Supreme Court Rules “Booking.Com” Can Be Registered As A Trademark McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jul
Brompton Bicycle: European Court of Justice Unfolds Requirements for Copyright Protection of Functional Shapes Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Jul
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Booking.com to Register Its Domain Name as a Trademark K&L Gates
7
Jul
SCOTUS Rules “Generic.com” Marks Are Eligible For Federal Trademark Protection Mintz
7
Jul
CBD May Be Legal, but Challenges Still Persist in Obtaining CBD Product Trademark Registration Stark & Stark
7
Jul
Supreme Court sides with booking.com – generic.com trademarks not necessarily generic Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6
Jul
TTAB Issues Precedential Decision Affirming Unlawful Use Refusal of Trademark Registration for Ingestible CBD Supplements Based on Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
6
Jul
USPTO Offers New Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program Foley & Lardner LLP
6
Jul
Supreme Court Rules That "Generic.com" Trademarks Are Eligible for Federal Registration Vedder Price
6
Jul
USPTO Makes the Patent “Fast-Track” Faster Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
6
Jul
US Supreme Court Opens Doors to Generic.Com Trademarks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Jul
Filling the Hole with Common Sense: When Evidentiary Support is Adequate Mintz
6
Jul
Judge Albright to Apple: Yes, You Can Be Sued Outside Northern California Mintz
6
Jul
USPTO Announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Jul
Apply Now for the EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Jul
Supreme Court Update: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com; Nestlé USA v. Doe I; Cargill v. Doe I; Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary Wiggin and Dana LLP
3
Jul
Fifth Episode of Patent Analytics Webinar Series Discusses FTO Mapping [VIDEO] Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
2
Jul
Generic + Generic = Protectable? The Supreme Court Opens Door for Generic Terms Combined with Generic Domain Suffixes to be Registrable in Booking.Com Decision Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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