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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
30
Nov
IP Basics for Start-Ups and Small Enterprises: What Growing Companies Need to Know About Respecting, Acquiring, and Enforcing Intellectual Property Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
30
Nov
Vectura v. GlaxoSmithKline – How to Keep Process Limitations out of Composition Claims Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
26
Nov
Consumer Public Interest Lawsuit Seeks 21 Million RMB for Counterfeit Trademark Sales of Starbucks in China Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
24
Nov
Pause Before You Post – Copyright Issues in Social Media Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
24
Nov
Covered Business Method Threshold Review Is Not Appealable McDermott Will & Emery
24
Nov
Wave Goodbye to Lost Arguments: Waiver Versus Forfeiture Law McDermott Will & Emery
24
Nov
Insurer Ordered to Clean Up Robot Vacuum Cleaner’s IP-Related Suit Hunton Andrews Kurth
24
Nov
District Court Judge Takes Narrow View of Preemption Under the Massachusetts Uniform Trade Secrets Act K&L Gates
24
Nov
Divided (Induced, Contributory) Patent Infringement—“Follow the Product” Summa PLLC
23
Nov
Not Such a Friendly Decision for Hugz: a New Development in Passing Off That Could Help Combat Fashion Copy-cats K&L Gates
20
Nov
NavInfo Awarded 64.5 Million RMB in Chinese Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Baidu Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
19
Nov
China and U.S. Rank Even in Wireless Communication Patent Applications Worldwide Through October 2020 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
19
Nov
Transfer Motions Must Take Top Priority McDermott Will & Emery
19
Nov
No Patent? No Problem! The Federal Circuit Paves The Way For Non-Patent Owners To Sue Infringers Vedder Price
19
Nov
U.S. Parties Seeking to Register Their Marks in Canada Currently Face Increased Delays and Added Potential Bars to Registration Faegre Drinker
19
Nov
Analogous Art Includes Reference a Skilled Artisan Would Reasonably Consult McDermott Will & Emery
19
Nov
Printed Matter Is Patentable If It’s Functional, Not Just Communicative McDermott Will & Emery
19
Nov
Summary Judgment Foreclosed when There Is More than One Possible Inference from Evidence McDermott Will & Emery
19
Nov
Ferrari Loses Race for 250 GTO Trademark: Risks Arising From Non-Use of Registered Trademarks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Nov
Applicant Comes Up Short in Rejected “Trump Too Small” Trademark Application Stark & Stark

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