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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
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Oct
PTAB Precedential 35 U.S.C. 315(b) Decisions Show Service in Dismissed Infringement Cases Can Still Bar IPR Institution Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Oct
A Patent-Eligible Diagnostic Method Claim Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Sep
Don't Let Your Employees Trade Your Trade Secrets Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Sep
Patenting Considerations for Artificial Intelligence in Biotech and Synthetic Biology Mintz
27
Sep
Nothing Exceptional About Litigation Costs Exceeding Potential Damages McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
Equivalent Disclosure Used To Satisfy Written Description Requirement McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
When Is “Wherein” Clause Limiting? When It’s Material To Patentability McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
Sharp Turnaround On Applicability Of § 112, ¶6 Analysis McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
When is Batting "Lofty"? Look to the Specification McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
No Concrete Controversy if there are No Claims McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
A Decision on Appeal is Final . . . Mostly McDermott Will & Emery
27
Sep
“Tangential Relation" Exception Saves Patentee's Reliance on DOE McDermott Will & Emery
25
Sep
After-Final Response Does Not Stop PTA Clock Foley & Lardner LLP
24
Sep
Prior Civil Action Bars IPR - A Precedential Decision Mintz
23
Sep
ITC suggests 5% Threshold for Domestic Industry Assessment; Order May Impact Tech Companies Mintz
20
Sep
Echoes of Roseanne Roseannadanna: It’s always something—Federal Judge Dismisses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Involving Gilda Radner Documentary Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
19
Sep
Driver’s License: Copyright Infringement in the World of Street Art Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
Sep
RCE PTA Carve-Out Resumes After Interference Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Sep
Recap of Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Issues Mintz
16
Sep
Perils of Waiting: PTAB’s Precedential Opinion Panel Designates Two More Decisions Rejecting 315(b) Arguments Regarding Time Bars Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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