January 18, 2021
- Court Affirmed An Order Modifying A Trust Where The Complaining... by: David Fowler Johnson
- Dynamex is Retroactive Says the California Supreme Court – The... by: Lilah Sutphen and Karen E. Wentzel
- Court Holds That Bank Did Not Owe Fiduciary Duties To Depositor/... by: David Fowler Johnson
- ENOUGH ALREADY: Court Issues Injunction Preventing Harrassing... by: Eric J. Troutman
- Illumina v. Ariosa – Ariosa Petitions for Cert. by: Warren Woessner
- THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Huge TCPA Appeal to Sixth Circuit May Result in... by: Eric J. Troutman
- Uber and Lyft Drivers Hurt in Rideshare Accidents by: Richard P. Console, Jr.
- Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana User May Proceed With Disability... by: Catherine A. Cano
- Pilgrim’s Pride Settles Poultry Price-Fixing Charges by: Mogin Rubin
- Proposals to amend working time protections denied – “public... by: David Whincup
- Episode 05: Data Monetization in Autonomous Vehicles [VIDEO] by: Steven Lundberg and Suneel Arora
- Excellus Health Pays $5.1 Million to Resolve HIPAA Breach Involving... by: Danielle L. Dietrich
- FTC Settles Allegations of Deceptive Practices by Photo Storage App... by: Glenn A. Brown
- 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution Goes Live Amid a Flurry of... by: Daryl M. Berke and Ellyn L. Sternfield
- Want to Know if Your Employees Received the COVID-19 Vaccine? Some... by: Joseph J. Lazzarotti
- FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Issues Declaratory... by: Paul C. Besozzi
- Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Overturn UK's First Unexplained... by: Nicholas Holland
January 17, 2021
- U.K. Investigates Market Impact of Change in Google Ad Targeting Tools by: Mogin Rubin
- TCPA Quick Hitter: Contract Requiring TCPA Compliance Not Enough to... by: Brent Owen
- Episode 04: Data Monetization in Retail and Consumer [VIDEO] by: Steven Lundberg and Suneel Arora
- May we? Must we? Should we? Shall we? What Can Schools Do About Non-... by: Pamela Wilkins Connelly
January 16, 2021
- Episode 03: Data Monetization in Manufacturing, Industrial & B2B... by: Steven Lundberg
- Political Action Committee & Personal Political Contributions... by: Bruce M. Hennes
- United States Bans Cotton and Tomato Products from Xinjiang Citing... by: Deepti B. Gage and Kirstin K. Gruver
- IT Security Trends in the Era of COVID: Our Top Five Tips for Making... by: Jason G. Weiss and Peter Baldwin
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates MD Anderson HIPAA Penalty by: Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Privacy and Cybersecurity
- Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Preemption of California’s Meal and... by: Cary G Palmer
- McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 15, 2021 by: Mara McDermott and Kristen O’Brien
- Massachusetts Makes Broad Changes to the Zoning Act by: Daniel J. Bailey and Paula M. Devereaux
- DoD Launches New Platform to Connect Inventors with “Trusted” Venture... by: Christopher W. Adams and Pablo E. Carrillo
- Army Corps Finalizes Certain Nationwide Permits Two Years Ahead of... by: Duncan M. Greene and Jonathan D. Simon
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.