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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
6
Dec
Left Empty Handed: Value Shut Down on Written Prior Art, Highlighting Importance of System Art Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6
Dec
The PTAB and the Arthrex Decision: A Constitutional Question Polsinelli PC
5
Dec
3 Steps in Furtherance of Avoiding Devastating Spoliation Sanctions in Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Dec
No Time Like The Right Time* – To Update Your DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Registration K&L Gates
4
Dec
Ambush Marketing in the Digital Age Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Dec
Solve Your IP Issues in Developing Machine Learning Programs – Go Open Source Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
2
Dec
No Shelter for Willful Infringement of Distributor’s Trademarks McDermott Will & Emery
2
Dec
Transfer of “Know-How” Includes Copyrights McDermott Will & Emery
1
Dec
Patent Sublicense Does Not Automatically Survive Termination of Principal License McDermott Will & Emery
30
Nov
Supreme Court to Consider When a Mark Is Too Generic for Protection McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Supreme Court to Weigh In on Google-Oracle Copyright Dispute McDermott Will & Emery
28
Nov
Utility Model Patents: An Overlooked Chinese IP Right Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Nov
Definiteness, Drug Labels and Diclofenac, Oh My McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
PTAB Designates Obvious Design Choice Opinion as Informative McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
No Brainer: Summary Judgment Based On Non-asserted Grounds Procedurally Improper McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
Broad Genus Of HCV Compounds Wasn’t Enabled Or Described McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
PTO Releases Patent Eligibility Guidance Update McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
No Judgment On Merits Necessary To Achieve Prevailing Party Status McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
It’s Perfect! Or, Perfecting Security Interests in Intellectual Property Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
27
Nov
Only Director May Decide Merits Of Certificate Of Correction McDermott Will & Emery

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