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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
24
Apr
TTAB Continues to Rule on Genericness Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
24
Apr
Dueling Declaratory Judgment Suits Result in a Dismissal and Boomerang Transfer Back to the First-filed Forum Under TC Heartland Mintz
24
Apr
Mindful Management of Marks and Money (Or, Spring Cleaning: Do You Really Need to Renew That Trademark Registration?) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
24
Apr
Iceland's Trade Mark Nothing but a Puddle K&L Gates
23
Apr
The Rise of Ephemeral Messaging Apps in the Business World Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
23
Apr
Scripts and Copyright: Application ‘Pitched’ Out of Court Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Apr
Federal Circuit Scrutinizes Written Description In Provisional Application Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Apr
Returning to the Status Quo? – Proposed Outline for Section 101 Reform Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Apr
Willful Copyright Infringement Requires Proof of Intent in the Ninth Circuit Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Apr
EU Parliament Approves Heavily Disputed Copyright Directive Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Apr
Senate Committee Releases Outline for Section 101 Reform Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Apr
Further Changes for Patent Validity Challenges at the PTAB May Favor Patentees Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Apr
Is 101 Relief in Sight? Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Apr
Understanding Antedating of a Prior Art Reference for a Patent Mintz
16
Apr
Forensic Science and the Authentication of Two Disputed Artworks Wiggin and Dana LLP
16
Apr
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Petition for Centiorari Denied K&L Gates
15
Apr
Athena’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc – Not All Diagnostic Claims are Equal Under s. 101 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
12
Apr
More About Using the ® and ™ Symbols on Your Trademarks – a U.S. Perspective Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Apr
Webpage Specimens not Automatically Use in Commerce K&L Gates
11
Apr
Caution to Game Companies: PTAB Continues to Preclude PTAB Challenges That It Views As Untimely Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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