March 20, 2019

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
12
Mar
Can the Mere Registration of Company Name Infringe? In the Case of BMW, Yes! K&L Gates
11
Mar
Protecting Your Brewery, Brew Pub or Distillery’s Trade Secrets, Confidential Information and Customers From Former Employees Stark & Stark
11
Mar
New Guidance from Federal Circuit for Computer-Implemented Medical Methods Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Mar
Supreme Court Holds that a Copyright Claimant May Commence an Infringement Suit Only AFTER the Copyright Office Registers the Copyright Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Mar
Copyright Registration is the Entry Ticket into Federal Court McDermott Will & Emery
7
Mar
I'll Need a Copy of Your Copyright Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
7
Mar
Supreme Court Confirms Registration is Prerequisite to Claim for Infringement Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
7
Mar
“License and [Copyright] Registration Please”: Key Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Opinion Clarifying When a Copyright Claimant Can Sue for Infringement Proskauer Rose LLP
6
Mar
“Full Costs” Under the Copyright Act Means Those Costs Specified iIn General Costs Statute McDermott Will & Emery
6
Mar
Federal Circuit Deals Another Blow To Asserting Sovereign Immunity Against Patent Challenges Barnes & Thornburg LLP
6
Mar
To Claim or Not to Claim … Seniority (Guest Post from EU Firm Cleveland Scott York) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
6
Mar
Supreme Court Decision Impacts Copyright Registration Jones Walker LLP
6
Mar
Registrations, not Applications: Supreme Court Says Copyright Owners Must Wait to Sue Proskauer Rose LLP
6
Mar
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Copyright Cases and Impacts Registration Strategy for Copyright Owners K&L Gates
5
Mar
Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Owners Must Wait for Registration Before Filing Suit Brinks Gilson & Lione
5
Mar
Brexit and IP: 4 Things You Should Know Vedder Price
5
Mar
A Unanimous Supreme Court Decides — If Your Copyright Registration Application is Still Pending, You Cannot Sue for Infringement Davis Kuelthau
5
Mar
The 411 on Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act: Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Owners Cannot File Infringement Lawsuits Until After Receiving Official Grant of Registration Bracewell LLP
5
Mar
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Copyrights Must Be Registered before Plaintiffs Can File Infringement Suits Mintz
5
Mar
Hikma and West-Ward v. Vanda – Are Methods of Medical Treatment Patent-Eligible? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

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