August 2, 2021

Volume XI, Number 214

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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
26
Jul
Patent Acquisitions: Key Legal Considerations Nishith Desai Associates
26
Jul
Australia’s Greatest Liability: Parodic Fair Use or Copyright Infringement? K&L Gates
23
Jul
Careful of Who Owns Photographs of You Norris McLaughlin P.A.
22
Jul
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: Intellectual Property — A Patent Damages Deep Dive with Mintz and BDO — Part I of II [PODCAST] Mintz
22
Jul
A Goldilocks Dilemma: What is the “Right Amount” When Pleading Patent Infringement Cases? McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jul
Don’t Count Your Lamborghinis Before Your Trademark is in Use McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jul
Punctuation Pitfalls: Commas and Periods Kill Patents Finnegan
22
Jul
Unified at Last? Germany’s Constitutional Court Removes UPC Hurdle McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jul
Iced Out: Use of Ice Cube’s Image and Catchphrase Was Not Endorsement Finnegan
22
Jul
Patents for Humanity: The USPTO Recognizes Innovation Relating to COVID-19 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Jul
Company Names vs. Trade Names: Understanding the Legal Difference Ward and Smith, P.A.
21
Jul
Federal Circuit Invalidates Device Patent As Directed to an Abstract Idea Proskauer Rose LLP
21
Jul
“Commercially Reasonable Efforts” Clauses in Drug Development Deals: What Level of Protection Do They Really Provide? Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Jul
A Guiding Light for the Research Safe Harbor and “Research Tools”? Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Jul
IP Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines: What the United States’ Support Means in Practice Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Jul
China’s General Administration of Customs Announces Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20
Jul
20[2]1: A Spase.com UDRP Odyssey Finnegan
20
Jul
Biden’s Executive Order on Competition Could Spell Changes for the Pharmaceutical Industry Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Jul
Another Gaming Patent Struck Down as Ineligible Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
19
Jul
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation Releases Typical Unfair Competition Case List Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

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