September 20, 2021
- FTC Issues Policy Statement Expanding Interpretation of Health Breach... by: Brian J. Boyle and Carolyn V. Metnick
- Housing Developer Prevails in Key Housing Accountability Act Case by: Caroline Guibert Chase
- SEC Awards Over $2.5 Million to Whistleblower by: Mary Jane Wilmoth
- FTC Warns Digital Health Industry to Comply with its Breach... by: Julia K. Kadish
- House Proposal Targets Charitable Deductions for Conservation... by: G. Michelle Ferreira and Barbara T. Kaplan
- Illinois Panel Issues Important Ruling on BIPA Statute of Limitations by: Jody Kahn Mason and Joseph J. Lazzarotti
- Worker Classification Investigations Highlighted by: Bruce P. Ely and Anne Knox Averitt
- Ninth Circuit Panel Reinstates Restrictions on California Employment... by: Karen E. Wentzel and Michael W. Kelly
- To Meet (In Person) or Not To Meet (In Person)…That is the Question:... by: Madeline C. Lipe and Amy H. Wooten
- Ninth Circuit Permits California Ban on Mandatory Arbitration by: Melanie M. Hamilton
- Weekly Bankruptcy Alert September 20, 2021 (For the week ending... by: Business Practice Group Pierce Atwood
- ‘Blacklisting’ Rules for Government Contractors Proposed, Again by: Garen E. Dodge
- A Divided FTC Withdraws 2020 Vertical Guidelines, Introducing... by: E. John Steren and Patricia M. Wagner
- Rating Agencies Focus on ESG Concerns by: Jacob H. Hupart
- Illinois Appellate Court Affirms 5-Year Statute of Limitations Period... by: David M. Poell and Kevin M. Cloutier
- Top 5 FAQs on the FTC’s Warning to Health Apps to Report Breaches of... by: Jennifer J. Hennessy and Aaron T. Maguregui
- Some Travel Restrictions to Relax for Fully Vaccinated in November,... by: Michael H. Neifach
- Certified Question: Will West Virginia Take Another Bite at The... by: Ryan W. Steyer and Travis L. Brannon
- Weekly IRS Roundup September 13 – 17, 2021 by: Tax Practice Group McDermott Will Emery
- Prepare Your Business to Comply With the OSHA Vaccine Mandate by: Sara J. Higgins
- OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on Hospital’s Warranty Program... by: Rachel E. Yount
- Considerations for Federal Contractors on President Biden’s EO,... by: Johnine P. Barnes and Whitney Bly Edwards, Ph.D.
- USDA Opens Comment Period for Labeling Requirements for Cell-Cultured... by: Alan J. Sachs and Sarah A. Kettenmann
- Back to the Drawing Board on WOTUS: Federal Court Vacates Trump... by: Ankur K. Tohan and Endre M. Szalay
- WINNING!: Another Lead Buyer Off the Hook for TCPA Claim Thanks to... by: Eric J. Troutman
- Business That Files Lawsuit Becomes Subject to North Carolina’s... by: Philip J. Mohr
- USCIS Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Immigration... by: Angel Feng
- Litigation Minute: Drafting International Arbitration Provisions for... by: Jacquelyn S. Celender and Peter R. Morton
- California Enacts New Legislation to Combat Growing Housing Crisis,... by: Whitney Hodges and Talya Gulezyan
- Illinois Appellate Court Addresses Statute of Limitations Period for... by: Steven J Pearlman and Edward C. Young
- Lafourche Parish, LA Local Sales Tax Collector Grants Local Sales Tax... by: Matthew A. Mantle
- New York State Revises Solar and Wind Property Tax Calculator by: Merrill Kramer
- Money Money Money: How Much can the Health Plan Surcharge on... by: Natalie M. Nathanson
- Federal Government Issues New Guidance on Vaccination Requirements... by: Guy Brenner and Megan A. Childs
- Louisiana Department of Revenue Grants Automatic Sales Tax Return... by: Matthew A. Mantle
- With 12 Months’ Notice, EPA Bringing Temporary Disinfectant Supply... by: Alan J. Sachs and Kathryn E. Szmuszkovicz
- Goodbye, Settlements: NLRB to Insist on Total Capitulation Conditions by: Keith J. Brodie and Grant T. Pecor
- Testing the Limits of Therasense: Patent Owner’s Decision Not to... by: Paul W. Browning, Ph.D. and Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D.
- Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of September 13, 2021 by: Stacy A. Swanson
- SEC Is Exploring Reforms Regarding Private Fund Disclosure Of... by: Joshua M. Newville and Samuel J. Waldon
- The Increasing Use of HIPAA Subpoenas in Federal Health Care... by: Vikas Khanna and Scott A. Resnik
- EPA Announces Sunset of Temporary Disinfectant Supply Chain... by: Heather F. Collins and Barbara A. Christianson
- As Travel Resumes, the FMCSA Urges Drivers to Stay Safe by: Bryan M. Roberts
- Delta-8 THC Products Are a Growing Concern for FDA by: Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman
- EPA and PBTs: A New Normal? — A Conversation with Richard E. Engler,... by: Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.
- How Long Do Retailers Take to Respond to Deletion Requests? by: David A. Zetoony
- The Ninth Circuit, Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, and “Clown Bop... by: M. Brett Burns and Emily Burkhardt Vicente
- $11.25 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2022 for Federal Contractors... by: Laura A. Mitchell and F. Christopher Chrisbens
- Compensation Considerations and Wildfires by: Angel R. Sevilla and Julie Y. Zong
- Amendments to The Qatar Commercial Companies Law by: Amjad Hussain and Jaime Oon
- New York Labor Law Amendments Expand Scope of “Deductions” Claims by: Allan S Bloom
- Is Shareholder Approval Required To Mortgage Corporate Property? by: Keith Paul Bishop
- China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Issues... by: Aaron Wininger
- Guide to Lead Generation for Law Firms by: Sarah Bottorff
September 18, 2021
- SEC and DOJ Bring Parallel Cases Alleging $8 Million Serial Insider-... by: Toby M. Galloway
- Iowa Supreme Court Examines Private Sector Drug-Free Workplaces... by: Christine Bestor Townsend and Jesse R. Dill
- The Future of Illinois Energy Policy: Renewable Energy Set to Expand by: John T. Dunlap and Nicholas R. Johnson
- China’s National People’s Congress Releases Translation of the... by: Aaron Wininger
- Puerto Rico Governor Issues Executive Orders Requiring COVID-19... by: Carlos G. Colόn-Machargo and Ethan G. Isaac
- How to Build a Long-Term Strategy for Your Law Firm by: Sarah Bottorff
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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
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Intellectual Property in an Employment Context
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